Geena Davis has been keeping a pretty low profile lately, and while many of you may have been wondering how she’s spending her time, I can now assure you that she’s doing just fine – she’s just been giving interviews about pretending to be a mannequin in the window of the Ann Taylor shop she worked in before her big break. Yes, seriously. Love it!
In an interview about her first big break, Davis told NPR (via NY Mag), “I didn’t know, but I had an uncanny ability to be still.” In fact, crowds gathered outside the store to argue about whether she was a plastic statue. It sounds like a lot of fun. The best part is that Davis says she tried to get her friends to dare her to hang out in the display window, and her friends refused, but she did it anyway. Sometimes, you’ve just got to dare yourself to be the best beautiful prankster mannequin you can be.
Well, I guess the smallest thing can lead to the biggest opportunities, or something? Also, Geena Davis is awesome. I would watch a whole movie of her pretending to be a mannequin in a store window. Make it happen, Hollywood!
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Geena Davis is posed here in her classic A League Of Their Own baseball uniform/costume. But wait a minute, why is she holding a crossbow? What’s going on here? This isn’t a scene from the movie at all, is it?
NOPE. It’s a scene from her upcoming commercial for Progressive Auto Insurance.
1. Does Geena Davis really need the money?
2. Can we fire the person in charge of licensing for A League Of Their Own?
3. WHAT ABOUT FLO????
Yeah, I know, this really isn’t the biggest deal in the world. It’s just a movie. It’s just money. And she’s already used one of her classic movies for something else, too.
And there’s no crying in baseball.
More photos from the shoot and one still from the movie, below.
I know, I know, right? But don’t get too excited just yet … it’s just a themed photo shoot featuring the original Thelma and Louise, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.
The ladies will are set to reprise their roles for a photo segment in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair in order to commemorate the film’s 20 year anniversary.
Damn. Twenty years. Thelma & Louise came out twenty years ago. And I remember it vividly. Not that, you know, I was allowed to watch it or anything, but I can remember my mother and her best friend getting all dolled up to go and see what was touted as the latest and greatest of the early-nineties cult chick flicks. My dad made his specialty dish that night – Kraft macaroni and cheese (The wagon wheels, bitches) – and I waited up all night for my mom to come home and tell me about her jaunt to the theater.
Though I wasn’t able to watch it ’til I was much older (I was a mere eight years old in 1991), I vaguely remember my mother and her girlfriend making Thelma & Louise related comments for years thereafter, and I’d pretend I understood the innuendos and chuckle along, like I was some kind of worldly, hip, sophisticate with a bevy of celebrity knowledge.
Apparently some things never change.
Wow, Sharon Stone looks way, way better than normal. And Geena Davis? What happened? Her body looks fine, but her face looks like it’s been stuffed. I hate to say this, but it’s Sharon by a landslide. They’re about the same age, too: Geena is 51 and Sharon is 49. What a difference 2 years makes, I guess…
At the Billies in Beverly Hills yesterday.