Aaron Eckhart, he of the mighty dimpled chin, has only the nicest most wonderful happy rainbows dancing-off-into-the-sunset things to say about Nicole Kidman. The two of them worked together on the small indie film Rabbit Hole in 2010 that Ms. Kidman was apparently Oscar nominated for. I don’t remember any of this. I don’t know where I was in 2010. Because it was such a small film, amenities weren’t balls out luxurious, but they made do with what they had, those little troupers! Eckhart gushes (via Belfast Telegraph),
I love Nicole and she was a joy to work with. I would say, ‘OK Nicole, my trailer is too small and my lunch is late.’ And she would have to go run around and take care of me that way and that was quite cute.
His lunch was late? Was he okay???? And if he thought that was bad he was “shocked” when he realized the two of them would have to share a bathroom.
Nicole and I actually shared the upper portion of a house. We had two rooms right next to each other; I was actually in an office. And on the first day I went to go to the bathroom before going down to set and I found out that Nicole and I were sharing a bathroom. Excuse me, but I can’t share a bathroom with Nicole Kidman. It’s just not right.
Wow, these are the kinds of incredible stories about friendship that you read about in novels. You never think you see them in real life. But here we are. First Eckhart and Kidman and now Will Forte and Jennifer Aniston; true friendship is everywhere.
Aaron Eckhart has an interesting way of picking up women. He likes to anonymously contact cleft-chinned women on a certain internet modeling site and tell them that he is interested in photographing them.
If they say “Yes!” the courtship-to-chin-licking has begun!
So Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Sims just didn’t have the stuff to hold his attention. But if you are a tall, leggy blonde female with a cleft chin – and you post your pic on a popular modeling site – consider yourself an excellent candidate for a date with Aaron Eckhart.
Oh, and be sure to catch Aaron in Olympus Has Fallen and I, Frankenstein next year. Both are thrillers… though surely neither can compare to the thrill of having Aaron lick your chin!
A shorter version of this trailer aired on TV last night, and since I don’t watch as much network television as I used to, I wasn’t sure how new the trailer was. Turns out it’s brand new—and it’s news because Johnny Depp has been working on The Rum Diarysince 2007. The movie itself has reportedly been locked in pre-production purgatory since 2000; Hunter S. Thompson, frustrated by the slow development of The Rum Diary, famously called the project a “waterhead f—ckaround.”
Hunter S. Thompson was 22 when he wrote the novel The Rum Diary, but the book was only finally published in 1998. It tells the story of Paul Kemp, a journalist who moves to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to write for a newspaper staffed almost entirely by alcoholics. (Not kidding.) The movie began filming, at last, in 2009, with Johnny Depp once again cast as its lead. It also stars Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard.
Aaron Eckhart has done something very rare, you guys. He was honest about the working conditions on his new movie with Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole. You know how co-stars always act like they were instant BFFs with an unbreakable connection for like, the sake of selling their on-screen chemistry? Aaron was like, “Fuck that noise,” and came clean about how tense things got between him and Nicole while they were filming the movie.
“She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her but that’s the way movie-making is. For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even?…It’s so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it’s going to be. You’re around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul. You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?”
Would I be devastated to hear that this is how say, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer felt about one another while filming Friends? Probably. But I respect that Aaron’s keeping it real about the mood on set. It’s not like anyone would truly believe that working with Nicole Kidman and her stiff-ass face is a delight, anyway.
While we’re on the subject of on-screen couples we never really bought, can you think of any other co-stars who probably hated each other’s guts while filming?
Remember this girl? Kim Stolz is her name. She made out with that Sara chick in the limo? And she was such a bitch to my adorable Lisa D’Amato. Oh, Kim, how fun of you to resurface!
Kim showed up at the Sundance Channel’s launch party for “Live from Abbey Road.” She’s not actually in the program, and she’s not actually, you know, famous, so I have no idea what she’s doing there or how she got an invite. But you gotta give the girl props for trying. She’s in good company, as Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ben Harper and Aaron Eckhart also showed up.