Monday, May 30, 2016

Blind Items Revealed #8

March 1, 2016

Filming on the next installment of this franchise is going to be tough. Two of the bigger stars in the movie used to be bff. Now? Not so much. They can’t stand each other. The thing is, both actresses probably don’t have enough juice to have the other replaced so they will have to deal with it.

Anna Kendrick/Rebel Wilson

71 comments:

sandybrook said...

As was noted the other day, it appears Rebel Wilson has difficulties getting along with other people.
Everyone enjoy the rest of your holiday if you are in Mericuh. Take time at 3pm to remember those who died to help keep us all free.

Derek's Thong said...

SANDYBROOK, IT'S YOU.

Kno Won Uno said...

Ah-ha! sandybrook is Anna Kendrick.

saras said...

Thanks for the memorial reminder to honor our servicepeople☆ Rebel was on a talk show saying she went to to the Australian equivalent of Harvard and has a law degree. She was talking about how she negotiates all her contracts to get the best deals. I would imagine she has difficult attitudes contrary to the characters she plays hence the gossip about her personality and age.

david said...

+1
Relax and Enjoy the freedom that others died for.
:-)

James said...

I've read that Rebel has to do her stunts as they don't have any doubles within her frame size couldn't they get a dude to where some extra padding and a wig (maybe)

Stupid Yanks said...

No one died for your freedom, you half-wit.

Judge Judy's Stylist said...

F*** off.

AyyyPapi said...

You'd think Rebel would put more effort in when it comes to getting along with people on set. It's not like she can rely on working the casting couch for future work if she crosses the wrong person.

Amber Tamblyns signed book said...

of course you're bitter because you don't live in the greatest nation in the world. It's understandable that you're a miserable wretch.

8====D KermitGosnellKnobjob said...

If I ever have time, I will google for some pics of these to together: Kendrick is a midget and the other one is some kind of elephant. It must be like Jupiter and one of its smallest moons like S/2003 J 16.

Claire said...

Not mine personally, no, but for the idea of a free nation in general. I don't agree with all of the wars the US has involved itself with, but I do know I'm happy to live in this country and that I would never be as brave as those who lost their lives fighting for it. They were idealists who were willing to die for the idea of a great country, and they deserve respect.

Claire said...

Very doubtful. There are plenty of women her size in the world.

Little Dog said...

Ms Wilson has a long history of fabricating her past. Just ask her how old she!!!! For the record, The University of New South Wales is NOTHING like Harvard! NOTHING. And, she's SOOOOOOO good at negotiating that she's constantly in the press in Australia bitching about the fact that some one local has brought her back down to earth. She is INCREDIBLY difficult.

saraa said...

Ok. I stand corrected as she must just be an a hole: )

saraa said...

Yes don't slag on the vet's today. Our government is far from perfect but these people have gone through a lot for all of us. As a woman I may not get equal pay but at least I can drive, go out by myself without a chaperone, vote, and have relations without penalty. For that and more I am grateful!

Huey said...

Anna Kendrick is a rough looking slag who got lucky because there's literally millions of other girls who are hotter and more talented. She's a thirsty attention whore just look at her Twitter. And she was ignored at the correspondents dinner lol

Poodle said...

I heard that too it might have been on Graham Norton. She is huge.

RandomDude said...

Pretty sure the correspondents dinner rumor was debunked and she wasn't even there.

And you have a pretty weird definition of "rough looking"

OKay said...

Careful there. America definitely isn't the greatest.

SObba said...

You're all so pathetic.

My taxes are paying for their salaries, I don't owe anything to the retarded pawns that get sent overseas to kill civilians and do the dirty work of a corrupt Congress.

Open a fucking book.

mmm said...

First of all, speaking for elephants, we get sex. Jesus. Second, let's not dump on people because of their size. Elephants have done some great things in the world, perhaps even things that made your life a lot better.

Hedgehog said...

STFU

Csf said...

Let's reinstate mandatory military service for men and now, women. Like they do in Israel. The bitching about veterans will stop.

Travel a little, for work, for pleasure... Go to Mexico or even western Europe. Then you'll appreciate the US.

Agreed said...

I, too, think she is rough looking. At least by Hollywood standards. Not a pretty girl.

david said...

I wish Anonymous Internet Trolls were half as smart as they think they are.
I never wrote 'your freedom,' you moron.
Take another read at the post.
How does: 'Relax and Enjoy the freedom that others died for.' translate into 'your freedom?'
And if you think invalidating someone over a blog post makes you appear clever or smart, think again.
I hope Enty makes posting to his blog a sign in requirement. Then, he could moderate what appears and deny internet trolls their bullying voice.

Loblaw said...

So you're only attracted to what Hollywood tells you is attractive even though most people agree that "Hollywood standards" are cookie cutter and dull? You have no opinions of your own?

mmmm said...

All they've done is steal all my peanuts

Dutch said...

Revel is funny in that franchise. Anna can be replaced.

Dutch said...

Oops, I meant to write Rebel.

GroovieMann said...

Are they really making another one? They used all the material in the first one. The sequel was hella awful.

Malibuborebee said...

Open one yourself, you need educating.

Never knock the rank and file peons and soldiers, you moron. They are pawns, just as most people are - including you. They are not responsible for where they are sent and the orders they are given.

In the meantime, you certainly put the SOB in SObba. Now fuck off and go away.

RandomDude said...

Well, the studio may be agreeing with you...they just moved release from a prime spot in Summer 2017 to December...where Dr Strange will still be going strong and Rogue One will be firing up. Maybe they realized most of AK's recent movies were indy crapfests

Rory said...

They have been bad, but most of those she signed on for before Pitch Perfect 2 came out making all that money. One of the indie movies was made 5 years ago and the other was a Max Landis written movie that ended up doing the best business ever for the studio's VOD sales. If Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates bombs that would hurt, but she's still got the big budget Trolls cartoon coming out, and she's got that Ben Affleck movie that I've heard has some awards buzz.

Her two or three indie movies had nothing to do with it being pushed back. Elizabeth Banks' schedule played a bigger role. Many of the girls in the movie have packed schedules too, like Haillee Steinfeld going out on tour this summer. The writer Kay Cannon was having trouble coming up with a good story and ended up handing in the first draft a couple months ago. So it's taking longer for them to get the movie ready because of all that.

There's also a rumor that one of the girls has a health issue or is even pregnant, but that was more gossip by crew members, so I wouldn't count on that being true. I did hear an exec for Universal saw that Anna Kendrick and Snoop Dog's Christmas mashup from the second movie did real well, so that could have caused them to change the script so it was Christmas themed.

There's all you probably didn't really want to know about the Pitch Perfect 3 production! :)

Rory said...

Anna's getting double the money Rebel is getting for the 3rd movie. Rebel's the replaceable one. There's tons of larger actresses that can do what she does. Be loud, make fun of your own weight, fall down a bunch, that's about it. Anna's the one with the award nominations and more importantly her social media presence and fan base are the types that will go see the movie more than once.

The movies have a big lesbian following, the main reason for them loving the movie is Brittany Snow's character Chloe and Anna's character Beca. Without Anna they potentially lose a giant chunk of their fan base and the movie fails.

Rory said...

Man are you wrong about her. I won't go into it again, because I made that mistake before, but as someone that's worked with her on multiple movies I'd say you can't be more wrong about her being "a thirsty attention whore." The correspondents dinner thing wasn't true. She wasn't there. There's not "literally millions" of others that are as talented or as good looking. Did she turn you down for a date? Is that why you're saying stupid shit on here?

The girl worked her ass off going to audition after audition. She didn't get "lucky." She worked for it, has a rep for not doing the casting couch which made it even more difficult for her to be successful and yet here she is starring in movies and also getting on the cover of every other beauty magazine. She worked for it. Don't be a misogynistic piece of shit and disregard all the work she put in. You really sound more like a fan that tried to be friends or date her and she shot you down so now you hate her. If that's the image you're going for, good job!

Rory said...

5'2 is considered a midget now? Rebel's not that fat. She's not like Monique or Melissa McCarthy a few years ago.

RandomDude said...

Hey Rory,

Just wanted to preface that I'm not picking a fight, but comments are bad for relaying tone and the trolls seem to be out on this thread.

I thought filming starts in August? I seem to recall RW made a big point that she has limited engagement in Guys and Dolls because PP3 shooting starts this summer. It would seem weird to get this in the can this summer and then delay over a year. Stranger things have happened though I suppose *coughgetajobcough*

Mike&Dave actually looks funny and I think the move away from "squeaky clean" could help her. She needs to get away from seeming to play Quirky Anna Kendrick in all her movies. My prediction is that Trolls will be a trainwreck in the theaters that succeeds based on its soundtrack downloads on ITunes (because that cast has pipes).

Rory said...

Originally they were supposed to start filming near the start of this year, so I started taking some jobs based on that original schedule. Then the filming got pushed back because of Elizabeth Banks' schedule and more importantly because Kay Cannon didn't have the script done. Then it was supposed to start filming in mid to late March. That got pushed back because of Elizabeth's schedule, Hailee Steinfeld's schedule and because Kay Cannon turned in the script but it was only a first draft and needed some work. Anna's schedule played a part in it too.

But my understanding is the biggest reasons for delays was Elizabeth Banks taking on more jobs like the Power Rangers movie and the Charlie Angels reboot. The Charlie Angels reboot isn't filming yet, but she's producing it, so that takes a lot of time. There's not one single reason for the schedule being changed over and over. I would say the biggest is Elizabeth Banks schedule and Kay Cannon needing more time with the script. Then Hailee Steinfeld announced she was going on tour for the summer so that pushed it back some more. What sucks is cast were giving a rough estimate of when they would be filming so everyone made time in their schedules, then the constant changing of when they would film changed and they had to start taking some smaller jobs to pay the bills.

Because of all the changes I don't know how much of the original crew members will be back for the 3rd movie. We don't get paid nearly what the cast gets, so we've gotta take jobs whenever we can get them. It does seem the filming schedule is set now, so I was able to take a smaller job over the summer that should leave me open to work on PP3. There are rumors that have been spread around by producers, crew and cast members, but they're only rumors. I've heard everything from a health problem with one of the lead cast members and I've heard someone is pregnant, but it's rumors and Elizabeth and the rest of the producers haven't been real open about what's happening so that's why there have been so many rumors spreading with the cast and crew.

Sorry about the long post. There's not a lot of places for me to vent like this. It's been frustrating but it happens a fair amount in the business. The latest rumor that I had heard is some exec at Universal thought it should be a Christmas movie because the Snoop Dog/Anna Kendrick mashup from PP2 did well. I don't know anyone that's got a script yet, so that's only a rumor too.

RandomDude said...

Rory,

Glad to hear you were able to keep working. And thanks for the updates.

I bet the pregnancy rumor came from Twitter and instagram. There were a bunch of Kendrick weirdos that thought she looked like she had a baby bump in some of her pictures earlier this year. They went crazy over it. Too funny by half.

Rory said...

I'm sure that's what it was. One crew member probably read something like that, told another crew member, the shooting gets delayed so they assume that's part of the reason. I think the two biggest reasons for all the delays are Kay Cannon having trouble with the script and Elizabeth Banks schedule, but I hope the delay leads to a great movie! :)

RandomGuy said...

You know, I just realized what you did there.

You never denied the friction...

Well played Rory, but not well played enough.

;)

Rory said...

I wasn't trying to be coy about Rebel and Anna! :) I'll say this. I don't think Rebel and Anna were ever BFFs. I think that's over stating it a little bit. Rebel did do an interview when PP2 came out that read like her saying the other women on the cast were taking aderall to stay thin. I did hear that Rebel has been trying to make it right lately, which I hope is true because if they're all still mad at her it's going to be a long shoot! (For the record I don't think any of the main cast take aderall to stay thin.)

RandomGuy said...

I heard that too. I always wondered if there was something the girls didn't like about Anna since they all follow each other on social media except her.

Rory said...

Anna was close with most of the cast and it didn't seem like anything really changed when making PP2. It seemed pretty much like the 1st movie, but maybe something happened off set that I don't know about.

On another note, Elizabeth isn't going to direct Pitch Perfect 3. I had a feeling something like this would happen. With her producing and directing career taking off it was obvious she might be spreading herself too thin. She's got kids too and there's rumors Enty's posted about her marriage. I don't know Elizabeth well enough to know about that though. She's friendly with the crew, but she's not giving us personal details like her marriage falling apart.

I've already had a few calls from other crew members wondering what's happening and if the next director will keep the crew. I might have to find another job if the new director isn't Jason Moore or even Kay Cannon. If it's someone new they might want their own people on the crew. Not a great day for us!

RandomGuy said...

Saw that. Looks like Mike Ryan is reporting that part of it is because of friction between Banks and "a lead actor". The guessing brigade is already laying it at AK's feet because, you know, must be her fault because...um...Trump. Yeah, it's her fault because Trump. Or maybe it was the pressure of the Twitter kids wanting Becchloe to happen and Ben being jealous (since, according to Enty, that's a thing too)

Good luck on the job front. I have a friend who does makeup on studio films and I know how rough it can be.

Rory said...

And just to get out ahead of the rumors about Elizabeth and Anna not getting along and that leading to Liz leaving, I just have to say that there's nothing between them that I haven't witnessed on every other set I've worked on. It was all par for the course between them and between Liz and the other actresses.

I'm sure Enty's going to run with that blind and I'll have to write this all again, but I can't imagine that's the real reason. There was nothing between them that hasn't happened on every single film set I've worked on. You spend 12 to 16 hours on set with each other every day in the summer, in Louisiana, there's bound to be some butting of heads every once in awhile.

Elizabeth Banks Won't Direct Pitch Perfect 3 w/ Anna Kendrick said...

[…] First there were rumblings that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson were clashing (but that was from a very dubious source, so easy to dismiss). But then there were rumours about Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks clashing. […]

RandomGuy said...

I'm curious because I've never actually thought to ask my friend this. But with 12-16 hours days as a norm how long do these studio flicks tend to take to film? And is the whole cast there or do they come in and out? Weekend shooting or is it a M-F type of job?

Rory said...

I wrote you a long response but it got deleted! It really does depend on the movie and the budget. An indie movie can take a couple weeks of shooting. Those shoots can be super stressful, but really rewarding. Plus there's not as much sitting around between shots because you don't have a high budget and have to get more scenes done in one day than on the average studio film. With something like Pitch Perfect there was a ton of time spent doing choreography for the cast and they also spent time in the recording studio for the music. The actual shooting on average can be 3 months. On the high budget action movies it can be 6 months if there's a lot of big fights. I've only had to do a 6 month shoot once in my career and there was a lot of down time, so it wasn't like we were shooting around the clock during that 6 months.

Shooting on weekends can happen when there's a store or a building you want to use, but during the week it's open so you can't shoot in there. In my experience government buildings are the ones that will make us wait for the weekend and then we can shoot there. There are times the shoot is Friday night, but it goes into Saturday morning. You're basically getting to your hotel when the sun comes up. If most of what you're doing is in studio than you don't have to worry about shooting on weekends too often. Indie movies you do, but not the studio ones.

On those 12 to 16 hour days you might have half the cast for half the day, and the other half for the second half, but more times than not they'll have everybody on set all day in case they're needed. Also to run lines, or go over some complicated shot. In an ensemble movie like Pitch Perfect most of the time the majority of the cast was on set at the same time since most scenes were with the whole group. You also have to remember that movies usually aren't shot in order, so if we have a scene that takes place in a kitchen and it's two cast members, when that scene is done we might immediately start shooting a scene from another part of the movie that takes place in the same kitchen. So that's another reason that the whole cast can be on set all day even if they're not in every scene being shot.

I'm sure this is way more than you wanted to know! Just remember with Pitch Perfect, the girls are working their asses off. They were constantly changing songs and choreography on them, so they would learn it and then show up to set, only to be told to forget what they just learned because they made changes. I hope I answered your questions. I'm between jobs now, so it's nice to talk about film sets like this!

One note about Elizabeth and Anna, I haven't looked at Enty's blinds for today, so I don't know if he did one on PP3 or not. On set there was nothing I saw or heard that was different from what I see or hear on other sets. But, something could have happened off set, long after filming was finished that happened between Liz and Anna. I still don't see Anna being the type to get someone fired as a director. I think this is really a case of Liz having too much on her plate and needing to cut back. But I'm sure I'll have to post all of this again and again when Enty starts doing blinds on it!

RandomGuy said...

Actually, I really appreciate the in depth. I didn't realize that a movie like PP could take 3 months of shooting or that a movie like Avengers could be up to 6. That's crazy. I guess that also answers why AK is only shooting PP3 this year. If they start in August it could take up to or into November to finish. Crazy!

No blinds from Enty on it, and the one or two comments I saw were on Twitter (@mikeryan) but he did't say "the lead actor" he said "a lead actor" which makes me actually think it's RW being the pain. After all, EB is the only one who follows AK on social media so it doesn't make sense they'd have a falling out like that.

The PP actresses had a social media thing a month or two ago where they were all together for a birthday but it felt...staged. Like someone's publicity crew or the studio wanted it to happen. But that's just guessing based on the body language and such

Rory said...

Like anyone that works in film I can get a little long winded talking about anything related to movies, but I'm glad someone is interested in it. :)

If you include time for CGI, movies like the Avengers can take even longer. You also have ADR where the director is in the recording studio to have the actors re do lines usually because something happened to the audio, but that can be months after filming has technically ended.

I know when working on PP2 Anna had talked about working too much, so the length of PP3's filming isn't necessarily the only reason for her only having one movie scheduled. She works hard, even if people think acting isn't hard work, she puts in the time and that's not easy for anybody.

I saw the comments on Twitter. Mike isn't really a gossip reporter. He worked for Variety, which is a trade magazine and not a gossip one (most of the time!) The other comment was from another Variety reporter. If they didn't mean Anna and meant Rebel they should apologize because I think most people that would see that have to assume it's about Anna. She's the face of the franchise, so someone reads "star" and they're going to think her. If it was about Rebel then they've been extremely unfair to Anna.

Last thing, I've read on different blinds that people think are about Anna or people from Pitch Perfect and see comments about Anna not following anyone on Twitter. I looked at her Twitter and her Instagram. She is following most of the cast on Instagram, so I'm not sure why she's not following them on Twitter. I've tweeted maybe 10 times and the last time was a "RIP Prince" tweet. I check the people I'm following once a week and probably miss a bunch. Maybe the other girls from the cast tweet too much for Anna's taste?

I must have missed the social media thing you are talking about with the cast from a month or two ago. Are you talking about Chrissie Fit's birthday? I did see her or Kelley post a pic on Instagram with the cast. I wasn't really looking at their body language to know if it was a forced publicity stunt or not. On a positive note, the crew are constantly talking to each other and what we keep hearing is Jason Moore is going to come back to direct PP3. If that's true most, if not all of us will be safe and won't have to look for a different gig!

RandomGuy said...

I think that's the one, they were all dressed from the 90s or something. There were some snapchats that made the rounds too which was more what I was talking about.

Good luck on getting Jason Moore back, I hope that pans out so you're all still employed :)

jd said...

always enjoy reading your comments Rory. you bring some levelheadedness to what is usually a clusterfuck of gossip and misinformation.

just a side note about Anna following castmates on social media. she said once that Instagram is more for friends of hers in terms of who she follows, and Twitter is more for people she doesn't know personally, but is a fan. so it's not surprising that she follows some of her PP castmates on Instagram but not on Twitter.

it's ridiculous to think that a person has to be best friends with everyone they work with. is anyone best friends with all their coworkers? I know i'm not. why does the cast of PP have to be super close anyway? some of them like each other, some don't. who cares? that said, I know for a fact that Anna is friends with quite a few of the cast. she visited Ben Platt when he was doing a play just a couple months ago and saw another actress from PP (forget which one) when she did a stageplay in LA. so, she's keeping in touch with a few people from the film. i don't expect her to be bff's with everyone. nor should anyone else. that's not realistic.

the only one I'm really curious about is her and Brittany Snow, because they used to be super close so i'm wondering if they still are.

RandomGuy said...

And, btw, the peanut gallery is spinning up after Elizabeth Banks made her announcement. Some random site, Game & Guide, which has no apparent connection to the industry is saying Anna is leaving too. I find it hard to believe she'd pass up her largest (6 million) paycheck to date plus back end on the movie.

Needless to say, the Kendrick weirdos are having meltdowns

RandomGuy said...

Fair points JD.

I agree with you on her and Brittany Snow. I seem to recall some other PP related thread here had a link to another site's blind item about stress between two of the actresses because of one partying too much and dragging the other into not-good situations. People seemed to think it was AK and BS (with BS being the partier since AK seems to be more the "get drunk while watching Netflix" sort.

jd said...

is Snow really that much of a partier? she never seemed the sort. I can't see how that would cause any stress on their friendship though. people know Anna isn't the go out and party type. I can't see anyone hating on her for not wanting to go out with them. I could be wrong, but Snow just doesn't seem the type to behave like that.

RandomGuy said...

No idea. Just passing along an item talked about a ways back.

And people change over time so having a party phase isn't anything new or unique. Although celebs tend to party a bit more fancy then we mere mortals.

Rory said...

I was wondering what the hell was going on! I kept getting text about Anna dropping out, but someone just told me she tweeted about it and said it wasn't true. Whenever a director drops out, or dates are pushed back there's usually some other gossip like this that spreads.

Rory said...

I'm glad you enjoy my comments. It sounds like early today could have used some levelheadedness to get through the gossip about Anna leaving. Your comment about Anna saying Instagram is for friends and Twitter is for people you're a fan of would explain why she isn't following people on Twitter. She does follow friends on Twitter though, but if she didn't like anyone from the movie I don't think she would be following them on Instagram still.

I agree that you don't have to be friends with the people you work with. Just be friendly, professional and that's all that matters. If you happen to like the people you're working with and become friends that's great. From my own experiences most of the time on a film set you're in a city you're not from, don't live in, don't work in normally, and you don't know anyone there. You're on set for half a day and the only people you get to know are the crew and actors. You go out to the bar after work, you figure that you're all stuck together so might as well make the most of it.

I've worked on 4 movies with Anna and spent a fair amount of time with her. But I would never say we're friends. Whenever you're around people half a day almost every day for months you get comfortable and talk about your personal life eventually. But I wouldn't call Anna to pick me up at the airport and she wouldn't call me to help her move. I will say this about the Pitch Perfect cast, during the first movie they did get real close. They worked closely together and all seemed to like each other. The second movie was more of that, but you could tell that most of the cast was getting annoyed with the bad habits and traits of everyone. That's bound to happen, but I think overall most of them like each other.

I think I'm going into the territory of saying more than I should. Anna and Brittany were close during the first movie and the second movie started out good, but it did get a little strained at times. The rumor I heard is things between them got strained real bad after filming. Something happened, but I'm not really sure what. All I've heard are rumors from crew and cast members. Whatever happened could have been a small thing that they've gotten over since then. I hope so, because if they hate each other now it's going to be a tense set to work on for PP3.

Rory said...

I haven't read that blind. You have to realize that the movies have been shot in Louisiana. Going to New Orleans is bound to have some drinking and partying. Where we shot most of the movie was a college town, so there's bars and clubs everywhere. They all went out together on a semi regular basis and the crew did too. The thought many actors, directors, and producers have is that going out to drink and party is one of the best ways to create or find the chemistry in the cast. I've seen it work over and over, so there must be something to it!

I see there's more talk about this in the comments you both made below, so I'll say this again down there, but I wouldn't say Anna isn't a party type of person. She parties just as hard as everyone else.

Rory said...

Anna went out with them a bunch during filming. They went to bars and clubs. The girl parties, but not an unusual amount for someone her age. She likes to drink that's for sure. The whole cast went out a pretty decent amount when we were filming. That's just kind of what you do when you're filming a movie. I don't think I've ever worked on a movie where everyone wasn't out at the bars or clubs after a day of filming. Plus for celebrities it's hard to make friends with random people in a city because you're always wondering if they're trying to use you or if they're an obsessed fan.

Add in that they're only going to be there for 2 or 3 months and most celebrities know they will realistically never see that person again, so they go out with the cast and crew. You work close enough together and you eventually run out of funny stories and things to say to each other so you go dancing and drink a bit. That's every set I've worked on, so I wouldn't say Brittany or Anna party harder than the usual actors I've worked with.

Rory said...

They party fancy at award show pre and after parties, but when you're shooting in Louisiana you're going to the same clubs anyone else can go to. They were at the same clubs and bars partying, so nothing real fancy about it. Maybe they could afford a better quality of alcohol, but that's about it. I guess they do go to better restaurants more often than the crew does, but I wouldn't say they're doing anything all that fancy.

RandomGuy said...

Now you have me curious but the old saying about such controls I think

Now if only I could figure out how to get a login like you folks so I don't have to keep typing stuff in ;)

RandomGuy said...

Well crap. Either more folks from your crew are talking or someone from Radar read our thread and decided to make shit up. They just posted an article about Anna and Rebel fighting and /Anna/ pushing Elizabeth banks out of the director chair. They quoted "inside sources"

Rory said...

I saw your comment and went to Radar to check out the story. I've tried not saying anything too bad about Rebel, but she's loud, talks shit about people, and sort of acts like she's trying to get back at the world because she was treated bad when she was in school. Kind of like every comedian I've known! What I will say about Radar's story is that they definitely made things way more dramatic than they were. I have a feeling the "inside sources" were PR reps for Rebel, Anna, or Elizabeth. Maybe all three or a combination of all three.

Radar makes it sound like Rebel was a bully on set, but that's overstating it IMO. And Anna can go toe to toe with anyone in a war of words. Radar made it sound like Anna was being bullied and couldn't do anything about it. But she's a tough cookie, so I don't think the way Radar painted that picture is accurate. There was tension, there was shit talking, and a lot of passive aggressiveness, but my memories of working on the movies were that it was par for the course with most movies I work on.

It's like I say in other comments, we're all spending half a day with each other most days and don't know people in the area so you go out together when you're off set. You spend that much time with people and you're bound to have tension. Not everyone gets along, that's just how it is. Some rumors that I've heard recently were about how after PP2 came out there were stories about Anna that made her sound like a diva. Then there were stories about Rebel, like the thing about her faking her age.

I'm sure others have already talked about this since it was a year ago, but I heard about it in the past few months. The rumor is that Anna thinks Rebel was the "inside source" in the stories about Anna being a diva and retaliated, or Rebel thinks Anna retaliated by being the inside source on stories about Rebel.

Sorry for these long post, I know you guys say you like them, but I can't deny I'm getting a little crazy from being home! I'm usually working constantly!

RandomGuy said...

All good Rory. It's interesting to get a general sense of how things are in the industry. I mean, it makes sense that there would be personality conflicts...I have people at work I would prefer to not associate with too. Weird to just sort of change the mindset that "acting" is just another job with all the same challenges plus a few (gossip sites, stalkers, etc).

My friend in the industry has the same problem, stir crazy between gigs. So he bought himself a store so that when he's home he can putter around the store and meet customers and keep busy

jd said...

interesting stuff. and like Random Guy says, it sounds just like any workplace. I know the office where I work has tension between various coworkers. that's just how it is. you'll get that anywhere. what's baffling is that this is even gossip worthy. so some actors aren't bff's on a movie set. how this is news is beyond me.

RandomGuy said...

I think it's "news" (and I use that loosely because news and gossip have become equated in our society when they shouldn't be) because people are super-curious about how the richer half lives. People see these actors and actresses but don't really know anything about them beyond carefully crafted images and comments made in interviews. So when something that seems "unscripted" and "unprepared" comes out, people glom onto it.

In this case, there is history to the situation. A couple years back there was the blow up between Kendrick and Wilson over the Aderrall comment. You and I went back and forth on the Snow/Kendrick falling out that Rory didn't really get into but acknowledged. And all of the actresses involved seem more accessible and down to earth then most...I have yet to hear of any of the three not taking a moment to selfie with a fan, say high, or just be a nice person.

Now it is being spun that the third and probably last flick in the run is under fire because of this so people are really interested. Plus all three actresses have their profiles rising (RW with the Little Mermaid and Broadway, AK with Mike&Dave and the Accountant, and BS with her action movie and the rom com she's directing). So any hint of blood in the water and the sharks start to swim.

Rory said...

It took longer than I thought it would, but Enty posted a blind today about Rebel and Anna. I wrote a long comment, but it's the end of the day so I doubt any of the people that commented will actually see it. And that sucks when you read some of it and realize there's tons of people reading this shit, believing it's real and maybe even deciding not to support movies from one of them or supporting PP3 because they assume the rumors are true. So depressing when I really think about it!

RandomGuy said...

I'll see it because the first two made me fall out of my seat laughing (the dinner theater serves booze so that may have helped...but it seems appropriate as well)

But yeah I can't imagine this is fun for any of those involved. But I have to say Ms Snow did a great job talking to People today and poking holes in some of this stuff without bringing attention to it

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