Alright, awesome news, people: there’s a Hillary Clinton biopic in the works. Rodham will follow Hils from 1974, back when she was a lawyer in Washington. Sweet, right? Well, a great woman needs a great actress to play her, and a few have been shortlisted for the part. Hint: all of them are pretty terrible.
Feast your eyes on this: Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon have all apparently been considered for the part. Which of these would be any good at it? If you answered “none”, ding ding ding! You’re a winner!
From The Independent:
Rodham – about the younger years of the former First Lady and senator – is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a canditate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer.
Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.
Rodham director James Ponstoldt said: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
Oh, man. Please keep searching, Ponstoldt. I don’t particularly mind any of these actresses on their own, but as Hillary Clinton? Nah. What do you think?
May 27, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Jessica Chastain is tired of asshole reporters claiming she hates people she doesn’t – namely Jennifer Lawrence. Showbiz Spy claimed sometime late last year that Chastain became angry with Lawrence after the latter portrayed her during her hosting gig on SNL. First of all, who gets mad over an SNL sketch? Oh, that’s right – nobody. Second of all, this story is just more bullshit made up by papers to pit women against each other and make us all seem like catty bitches incapable of having a) a sense of humour b) a modicum of maturity c) respect for our fellow ladies getting theirs.
In any case, Jessica finally had enough and took to her Facebook page to put this f-ckery to rest:
I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?
I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.
Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film xxjes
It’s pretty dick that Jessica Chastain even had to speak about this, that enough of a big deal was made out of it to warrant a response. You’d never hear, say, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe going on like this – and that’s because the media doesn’t make up bullshit like that about men.
In any case, both women are extremely talented, seem pretty down-to-earth and newsflash: there’s room for more than one talented, cool lady in the business. In fact, the more the merrier! More talented chill ladies in showbiz, please!
February 11, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Helen Mirren is a film legend, so she could show up at an awards show in a paper bag with a mop end for a wig and old KFC buckets for shoes and no one could say shit because she’s doing her and has earned the right to do so. She didn’t quite go that far at last night’s BAFTAs in London, but she did take a popular hair trend to the pensioner set by dyeing her hair a lovely shade of bubblegum pink, an idea she got from… an unlikely source, shall we say.
“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go.”
First of all, I love that Helen Mirren watches America’s Next Top Model – I didn’t realise anyone still did. Second of all, I love that she has such a buck wild spirit that she didn’t think twice about heading to Katy Perry town with her locks. And while it’s a bit unusual, it certainly doesn’t look bad. I wish I could get away with pink hair, but it’s just not happening. Helen’s move was especially risky considering the BAFTAs are full of British people who aren’t really into bullshit and really are into class, fanciness and sexy accents.
In any case, the BAFTAs red carpet was chock full of stars, from Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck to Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain and more. Check out a gallery from last night’s red carpet below:
February 11, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Technically this is not news – Huff Po reported of Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain dating almost two weeks ago, and everybody already knows that they are both awesome. But some of you guys expressed interest towards Hiddleston in your comments, and I certainly can’t deny your wishes for I am here to please.
Hiddleston, the star from War Horse and The Avengers, is all kinds of awesome. He, for one, played F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris (which, I hope, is as hot to you as it is to a bookworm like myself), and appears to be a popular Internet meme. For what it’s worth, Hiddleston was recently voted Total Film’s “Sexiest Actor Right Now”. From the interview:
I suppose my question is: Are you sure? If you are sure, then I am very flattered. VERY. Thank you, ladies. You are women of impeccable taste and style. My god, you know how to make a man feel good.
Well, turns out Jessica Chastain also finds his demureness sexy, and that should mean something, considering her earlier statement in InStyle magazine, where she swore off dating other actors. Also, have you seen Jessica Chastain?! She is totally gorgeous, and she seems to be on the rise winning awards left and right, and especially with her recent Oscar nomination.
I can’t wait to see these two rocking the red carpet together. They make such a handsome, old-Hollywood kind of couple, unlike others that we know of.
February 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Bobby Pfeiffer
Hey, look! This is the third time in life that we’ve ever talked about Jessica Chastain—isn’t that great? Before you know it, we’ll have upskirts and boobslips galore, and aren’t you lucky that you got your stuff here first before all of the f-ckery hit the fan*?
Here’s girlfriend on what it’s like to date in Hollywood:
“I have a rule. No actors. I realized I wanted just to be able to hang out with someone… And I didn’t want to talk about the business, first of all. I love movies. But I love talking about them like when I was 15 years old. I’m a film fan, but I don’t want to talk about auditions or what movie I’m gonna do. I find that so boring.”
On her trademark ginger hair:
“There were a couple of times when I thought, ‘Maybe I should dye my hair blonde?’ Being a redhead and not having very conventionally modern looks, it was confusing for people and they didn’t know exactly where to put me.”
And finally, Jessica Chastain on how she ended up famous, crazily enough:
“Fame and money have not been my goals. This all happened from independent films. Not big pay cheques.”
*I highly doubt that the f-ckery is going to hit the fan with this one, guys. Jess C seems far too classy to be showing us her ladybits in public, you know?
January 4, 2013 at 11:30 am by Sarah
We don’t really talk about girlfriend here a whole lot, but I think we should. I mean, if she’d just start being interesting (read: acting like Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Swift, or Lady Gaga), we might actually discuss her more. We did talk about her back in June, when she wore a boob dress at this past year’s Tony awards, and it was because DUH BOOBS, and now it’s just because she’s got some really pretty photos floating around out there for her magazine shoot (which accompanied an interview with France’s Crash magazine), and that was the only time we’ve ever talked about her, so let’s do something to change that, OK? OK, Jessica?
Here’s a few pretty boring tidbits from her interview.
Jessica on how costumes impact a performance:
“They’re extremely important. In everyday life, the way someone dresses tells you something about who they are. When you’re feeling bad, for example, you dress in a particular way. When you’re acting, it’s really important to try to use all that. The way my characters dress in “The Help” or “The Tree of Life” already tells you something about who they are.”
And Jess on her next project:
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. It’s actually two movies: “His” and “Hers.” The first one, obviously, follows the male character, and the second the female character. Isabelle is in both films. We finished shooting three weeks ago, and the whole experience was great. She’s a brilliant actress, and, even more importantly, she’s so smart and funny. We talked a lot about theater, directors…”
See? This girl’s got a lot to give, I think. She’s super-talented, which really goes without saying, but if she really got out in the public a little bit more? Hogged a little bit more of that spotlight? Well. We’d really be cookin’ with gas, then, huh?