Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blind Item #14

This foreign born B+ list mostly movie actress is an Academy Award nominee who didn't win. It was probably her best chance too. Anyway, she has a long time significant other who has no idea the actress casting couched her way to her most recent role. The director thought she was too old to play the role, so she had sex with him to change his mind. 

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Barbara RiceHand said...

Haha Joan Crawford taking over her daughters soap opera character. Nah. Just had to say it..I love that movie.

Dena said...

Marion Cotillard

Moose said...

Isabelle Huppert?

sandybrook said...

How old is too old? Isabelle Huppert?

Tricia13 said...

Marion Cotillard won for La Vie en Rose...
Ruth Negga/Dominic

Tricia13 said...

*Dominic Cooper

Dena said...

Forget my guess, she actually won.

Horse said...

Rachel McAdams

Moose said...

Huppert is 65, and she still looks pretty good. She just finished a film with Neil Jordan (co-starring Chloe Moritz and Stephen Rea). I don't know if Jordan would be a casting couch type.

Amy said...

Marion won the Oscar.

Sandita said...

Rosamund Pike?

"Too old" is usually pretty young...

Ur girl herel said...

Goldie

Scotty B said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Sally Hawkins was way too old for that part in Shape of Water! She was nominated for Blue Jasmine in a supporting role a few years ago, and that was probably her best chance because it's a Woody Allen film!

Her long-time significant other is a civilian back home in the U.K. and the Director is, of course, Guillermo del Toro, an occasional guest himself of the Blinds. In the press they've been doing, the theme is she was his muse, i.e., he's seen her naked lots and not just on set.

Neil said...

Charlotte Rampling?

SkittleKitty said...

I didn't think Sally Hawkins was too old for Shape of Water. I was un-surprised a mute woman would be a slightly "old-erish maid." Since del Toro wrote it, and presumably cast the leads or at least had final say, then Sally Hawkins is the right age.

Now, did he use it to have sex with her anyway? Maybe. But I feel like Sally Hawkins was right for the part. And she's an amazing actress.

Sandita said...

Guillermo's on the record saying he wrote Shape of Water for Hawkins.

nancer said...

yeah, that was her movie.

for this one, i like the ruth mega/dominic cooper guess. is the blind referring to her new movie not out yet?

Brayson87 said...

Tricia, you leave Ruth Negga/Dominic Cooper alone lol, love Preacher.

I'm going with The Shape of Water.

J said...

Oprah?

RJ FL said...

Betty White

James said...

@Scotty. Nonsense. Del Toro has stated numerous times he wrote all the parts for the people he cast.

AngryLiberalKTS. said...

Hot British chick who did I Tonya?

catherinew22 said...

Rosamund Pike?

Mag said...

Can someone explain to me how this even works? I mean, you are a businessman working on delivering a product worth tens of millions of dollars (or much more) with a purpose of making money (plus maybe winning some awards, but money is the key factor in any business, including entertainment). I can imagine that you have a few people eager for a certain role to choose from, and all of them can do it equally well, and look the part, so you have to pick one somehow. In such case choosing the one who will sleep with you seems as good a method as any (mind you, I'm not talking about ethics, just about business decisions). But if you have an actress who is not, in your opinion, fit for the role??? Why would you jeopardize the project for a little action? Why would a business person employ someone they think is not good for the business only because they had sex with you??? Boggles the mind, really.

Sal Salington said...

If del Toro is ever the coucher in a casting couch blind I'm gonna personally take a tar covered stick to Hollywood and burn it all down.

hothotheat said...

Margo Robbie? She's an Aussie.

VirgilHilts said...

Naomi Watts.

DMO said...

Robbie co-produced I, Tonya via her production company, Lucky Chap, so I doubt she had to persuade the director to cast her.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Naomie Harris, nominated for Moonlight.
New movie Rampage. 41 is downright ancient (for a woman) for an action flick.

JL said...

Men are pigs?

Tricia13 said...

Sorry dude!! I think they are adorable,as well... it’s likely someone else

CLASSYNOGIN ILR said...

These are the worst guesses. I don't have one either.

tetsujin said...

How can it be Robbie when this year's awards haven't been given? SMH

Wendy Davis said...

Me thinks it's because you are a woman and thus can't relate. Men work hard solely to get laid by young hot women. Why doesn't that fact sink in year after year after year in women's brains? How do you think the earth got populated anyhow?

Youtoo said...

Where do all of you get this Del Toro nonsense from?

LooLooEasy said...

Pike was just cast as Madame Curie but the director is a woman. The director in the blind is a man.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

FOR CHRIST'S FUCKING SAKES PEOPLE, THINK. SERIOUSLY. PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER.

how in god's green fucking hell can this be Robbie or Hawkins who are CURRENTLT nominated and could still actually win on March 4? I mena seriously, it's not someone who is NOMINATED AT THE MOMENT, my god...think before you post.

the best guesses here are Negga and Harris. Both have high profile leading lady roles coming up (AD ASTRA for Negga, RAMPAGE for Harris) both are "older" without being old, both are probably unlikely to get the kind of roles that netted them nods to begin with.


Given that she is arguably less famous and less likely to score plum roles and that she has an actor SO, this sounds more like Negga than Harris.

BitterKnitters PodCast said...

IDK if she was nommed for an Oscar but what about Alcia Vikkander, she is playing Lara Croft.

Maris MM said...

Jessica Chastain? For this poker role she got. She is an oscar nominee but didnt win.
"she has a long time significant other" not sure about this part tho

Court b said...

He's gay, not bi

Court b said...

+1

Gia said...

@Mag - because playing pretend for a living isn’t difficult (unless you’re Justin Timberlake apparently) and the movies success doesn’t hinge on a super special person getting thr role. Decent actresses are a dime a dozen. I mean think about it; what other profession can be done by children? To the point they compete against adults for awards and win!? It’s embarrassing.

one_eyed_bob said...

+1 @Gia

eternalhopenlove said...

Julianne Moore?

eternalhopenlove said...

Julianne Moore? I don't know her country of origin.

Overbrook71 said...

Most actresses and actors are fungible...there are dozens (if not more) people who could play a part. Most are solid actors/actresses, nothing more, despite the hype some get.
That is why the casting couch works. The directors/producers know it, and the actresses/actors know it.

Xpensive Hobutt said...

Marie Osmond

Amanda said...

I like the Naomie Harris guess a lot. Playing a crackhead in the Best Picture winner is definitely someone's 'best chance' to win.

amused bush said...

Just to be different, Keira Knightley.

Scotty B said...

Amusing that people who comment on Blinds actually believe the Press! I'm sure every word a director says to sell his film to the public is Absolutely True. Why, the DGA guidelines forbid Directors to lie!

What sweet kittens you are. I hope you're all tucked in warm in your Midwestern beds, with glasses of water on the nightstand.

lazyday603 said...

Margot Robbie produced I Tonya, so maybe she had to masturbate to get cast in the lead.

Witchypoo said...

Salma Hayek sprung to mind. She was cast in The Hitmans Bodyguard. Director Patrick Hughes. Going out on a limb here though.

Mag said...

@Gia - Awards, at least the most "important" ones, are given based on several factors and the actual quality of performance is way down on the list. First and foremost, there's the whole marketing machine in place to get a movie even noticed and sort of position it for a specific awards season (this applies even to foreign language movies). Productions without serious money to spend on professional marketing alone, like indie productions, will only get recognized if they meet a specific need, like that for diversity or a specific topic, and/or have become so popular that they cannot be ignored (this is probably the case with Moolight and Get Out). About specific roles: the surest ways to get nominated have always been to make yourself ugly and/or play a "difficult" character; and - until this year - ideally, have the Weinstein machine behind you (JLaw and your string of Oscars nominations, I'm looking at you). Recently it's also about diversity and inclusivity. Take all these factors together and you have the long list of nominations and wins which make you wonder if these awards mean anything any more. This year the politics of awards giving has gone a step further yet, so that no matter how good you may have been, you're not getting nominated if you've been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
I could go on and on, but to make it short: there are some great actors, many poor excuses for actors, and a whole bunch of decent actors out there. But most film awards are not about the quality of one's work any more.
I never understood the nominations ad awards for kids, though, but that's just me.

Oh, I like the Harris and Negga guesses, but Harris plays "Dr. Caldwell" in Rampage, a genetics expert, and 42 should definitely not be too old for a scientist, even by Hollywood standards (but maybe I'm being naive again ;)) She also has another film in post-production and the next Bond movie announced, so I'm not sure Rampage can be called her most recent role. Meanwhile, Negga has only Ad Astra listed right now, and it seems that nothing specific is known about her role there, so maybe she's playing a someone younger, indeed. I vote Negga.

Mag said...

PS: Alicia Vikander did win that Oscar and she's not even 30 yet.
Margot Robbie can still win, and she cast herself.
Julianne Moore is US born, has an Oscar plus 3 nominations.
It is really so hard to google these things?

Ozark said...

Rosamund Pike (39) was nominated for an Academy Award for Gone Girl but didn’t win. She’s just filmed Entebbe in which she stars as the lead who in real life was aged 29 during the hijack incident. Just a thought.

Roger Moore said...

Pike and Negga (depending on Pike's BF/Husband) are the only two suggestions that work, of all those pitched. "Didn't win" means past nomination, not current.

Jean Grey said...

Rachael Weisz?

D Brown said...

The fact that an actor "produces" a movie they're in is not an indication of anything. Yes there are actors who are seriously involved in the development of material. However, in many cases the producer credit for the actor is simply a negotiating point/ego salve after the actually producing work has already been done. "We'll pay you a million dollars". "No I want two million dollars". "We'll give a million fifty thousand and a producers credit". "OK I'll make the movie".

Scotty B said...

You can also pay an actor the guild minimum as an actor and also pay them as a producer to avoid other required payments under guild rules such as to guild benefit funds. Useful on a film like I, Tonya financed on a small budget by a non-traditional player.

La-Juice said...

Gotta be Dame Judy Dench.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Mag
I'm not going to die on this hill or anything, and yes, 41 or 42 SHOULD be reasonable to play a doctor.
But this is HOLLYWOOD. Where doctors are often played by women in their 20's. Especially in action movies. Let me remind you that Nicole Kidman, Anna Kendrick, Uma Thurman, Denise Richards and Jennifer Love Hewitt all played doctors well before they were 30.
And with a 49 year old man in the lead, that usually translates to a 30 year old leading lady.
And as for Harris' Bond role. It us recurring. If she is in the next one, it'll be her third.

Anyway. Rosamund Pike is a good guess. She was too old to star in Gone Girl, too. Seems to be a thing with her.

Ali B said...

Diane Kruger? She's old, she cheats and she had a recent role in a big German movie.

J.D. Jones said...

Probably not Sally Hawkins, as she is probably the favorite to win at this year's Oscars, and her movie was nominated for a bajillion awards.

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