Thursday, January 04, 2018

Blind Item #3

This A- list British mostly movie actress who is an Academy Award winner/nominee says she for one was happy to have sex with a couple of producers when her career was just beginning. She says she has a career because of it that is A list and that a British contemporary of hers who refused to sleep with producers has been forced to move to a non English speaking country just to land parts. Most of you know the latter actress but not the same way you know the other actress.

36 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Rachael Weiscz ?
Have heard she utilized the couch

Joel Theriot said...

I'll go with Kate Winslet.

Carolyn said...

Kristin Scott Thomas for the second actress

Tricia13 said...

That’s a good guess- her making French films... but she also lived there quite a bit(or had a home), so I thought that was why... if her maybe Emma Thompson as #1– they are 57,58 both of them

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Tuesdi said...

I don't think Kate Beckinsdale has an Oscar nom/win

Olong Johnson said...

Plus, Kate is on record as having refused Harvey Weinstein's advances. She doesn't seem the type to sacrifice her principles for her career.

Carolyn said...

Hm. I kind of don't want the first actress to be any of the British actresses of a certain age that I can think of. But if it's KST for the second one, then possibly Tilda Swinton? She's pretty sexually free (has a longstanding open relationship). But I'd hope she wouldn't judge the choice not to casting couch in this way. Blech. My other thought was maybe Helen Mirren.

MollyGolly said...

I think it might be Emma Thompson and Kristin Scott Thomas (whose career has again stalled as she has aged but is a phenomenal actress). I hope it's not Emma Thompson.

Donald Cox said...

Aye, more principled to marry someone who will direct most of your movies

Donald Cox said...

I’d be surprised at Mirren given how outspoken she’s been about misogyny and lechery since the start of her career 50 years ago.

Tilda is a free sexual spirit - she apparently once had a relationship with pathetic hapless fat right idiot Richard Barnbrook

Donald Cox said...

Far, not fat

Carolyn said...

Who do you mean? KST is divorced from a French gynecologist, so I assume not her. Anyhoo. Here is KST on why she's done a lot of French movies:

"Well, it's a bit of a no-brainer, really, because there are such great roles that I keep getting offered in France. If I were offered them in England, I'd work in England more, but I'm not. French cinema seems to make these fantastic stories about women in my age group, women that are dynamic, and are going forward and carrying on being alive and not just sitting back watching everything go on around them. They're stories about women, not about what those women once were. The (roles) I'm offered are better. I'm sure American cinema has some really great roles for women my age, but they don't come my way. It might have something to do with refusing to go to Los Angeles - it might have something to do with lurking in Paris."

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Kristin-Scott-Thomas-discusses-French-roles-3248713.php

Donald Cox said...

Emma Thompson, again, married the bloke who directed most of her early films. She was *the* acting star here in the UK during the 80s having risen up through Footlights with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and wrote a lot of her own material. She also comes from an acting family - Phyllida Law, Sophie Thompson etc

Carolyn said...

OK, so probably not Helen Mirren: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gwyneth-paltrow-charlize-theron-and-more-casting-couch-horror-stories

"In 2007 Helen Mirren lashed out at director Michael Winner for an encounter that occurred in 1964. During a TV interview with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan, Mirren recalled how Winner made her flaunt her body and turn around for him. “I was mortified and incredibly angry,” the Academy Award-winning actress said. “I thought it was insulting and sexist, and I don’t think any actress should be treated like that—like a piece of meat—at all.” "

Don Kieballs said...

"Most of you know the latter actress but not the same way you know the other actress."
This part has me confused, not that hard to do this early in the year. Like a porn actress or does animation/voice work? Theater instead of movies?

LizOz said...

lol

Mag said...

Emma thompson is a magnificent actress and was married to Kenneth Branagh. Even IF she had used the couch at any point, one can't say she has a career *because* of it. She has a career because she's great. Just saying.

Count Jerkula said...

A little pussy is a small price to pay for fame and fortune.

Glue said...

Catherine Zeta Jones for A list who appreciated casting couch.

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

As opposed to a far left idiot? Careful knocking over that straw man. Or lumping groups together and making gross generalizations. As they say in the army, tracers point both ways. Jackass.

Picklet said...

Not KST,she's been living in France since she was 19, before she became an actress.

Charlotte Rampling refused to sleep for parts and then moved to France to get roles.

If the blind is referring to younger actresses, I don't think it's Winslet as she has always been against the casting couch.

Liv said...

#1 Kate Winslet.
#2 Emma Thompson.

Everyone knows Kate. Emma is lesser known, although arguably a better actress.

Picklet said...

Emma has 2 Oscars and lives in England.

Picklet said...

Both Oscar nominees though.

Catherine said...

#1 - Felicity Jones
#2 - Gemma Arterton (moving into French cinema)

RMuse said...

The female Harveys are happy to screw over other women for a part.

fraggedy_duu said...

#1 Catherine Zeta Jones?

#2 I get an inkling he means the other "acting" profession; aka adult industry. In which case....shot (ahem) in the dark (ahem again) but Taylor Wayne?

Boo Hearne said...

Does anyone remember that Helen Mirren and a young Liam Neeson were an item for quite some time? I think that is so endearing.

La-Juice said...

Emma Thompson was a member of the Royal Shakespeare company with Brannagh, that's how they met, - She had chops and brilliance and a career before the movies. She and "Gildroy" came into the movie industry together, so she didn't need the casting couch. Yes, he directed her, but only because hollywood insisted they were a package deal- at least on the shakespeare movies of the 1990s.

She then began to be much more in demand and successful in Hollywood, he shagged Bellatrix LaStrange and their marriage was over.

sigh. this was really more of a response to the people claiming Emma Thompson got her roles on the back of Branagh. I hate that guy for cheating on her.

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Kimberley said...

Helena Bonham Carter? My first thought was Kate Winslet though.

AIP said...

Rampling for No2; maybe one of the Redgraves for No1? Charlotte was in Georgy Girl with Lynn (and of course, she’s no longer with us), but Vanessa always had the more “adventurous” roles...and there was the being married to Tony Richardson thing 😳

Boots said...

Wonder if Emma pulled from that cheating experience to do that amazing scene in Love Actually...not that she needs that nail a scene! Love her and shame on KB...he looks so different, but good in Murder on the Orient Express!

Travelgrrl said...

Obviously: Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.

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