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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Hopeless miscasting



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11 comments:

Mrs Trefusis... said...

absolutely bonkers, I agree. The commercial cart is once again dragging the horse of talent. Though she might surprise us.

StyleSpy said...

I dunno... she's a fairly talented little actress. Stranger ideas than that have turned out to be good ones. (Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't exactly intuitive casting for Truman Capote, but he pulled it off.)

phyllis said...

How ironic; I've always thought she was a dead ringer for a young Liza, especially in her Halston/Cabaret period.

desertwind said...

Oh, well. I guess it's her "moment". She can sing, but can she sing THAT good?

Reese Witherspoon could pull it off, I think.

miss cavendish said...

I was thinking just what
Phyllis said!

badmomgoodmom said...

I think she can pull it off as well as any other actress with enough box office appeal to draw financing today.

They do marvelous things with electronic enhancement of voices. She has to sing convincingly, but she doesn't have to sing as well as the legend she plays. She's proven she can sing convincingly in her prior movies.

hey_petal said...

...well, she suprised me in 'Rachel Getting Married' where she gave a pretty decent and underscored performance so I'm holding judgement....for a while...

Sandy T. said...

Thank you, Phyllis! I just re-watched Cabaret and it made me realize why I've always instinctively loathed Hathaway - she is indeed a ringer for Minelli. They have the same scary outsized facial features and self-conscious false acting style. Garland must be spinning now for a number of reasons.

Jane said...

How will she do the old-before-her-time haggared beyond belief Judy? Messed up hair? I'm thinking of Marion Coutillard in La Vie en Rose where she looked amazingly properly old as Piaf.

I'm also wondering if they'll skate over the Hollywood ugliness of Louis B. Mayer thoughtfully starting Garland's lifelong addiction to pills by sticking her on a diet at the age of 10.

chicknamedhermia said...

Isn't it simply sickening?

bird's eye view said...

it's pretty sad...as sad as Tom Hanks playing Robert Langdon