Acting

What a Wonderful Bag of Nuts Olivia Colman Is

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Olivia Colman is going to get a lot of attention from now on, if only because her stream-of-consciousness reaction to being given awards is so highly entertaining as to perhaps eclipse the very excellent work she does in films.

Her resume is incredibly impressive, and she is one of the hardest working actresses in the world. She even appeared in the original version of the Office! The attention she is getting is overdue.

Meg Ryan

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The New York Times magazine has an incredible and detailed piece about Meg Ryan, and where she is at today.

From the late ’80s through the ’90s, Meg Ryan shone about as brightly as any star in Hollywood. You know about her beloved string of romantic comedies — often written by Nora Ephron, often co-starring Tom Hanks. Less well remembered are her dramatic turns in the same era’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “City of Angels” and “Courage Under Fire,” all of which were commercial successes. But the harsh reaction to her 2003 erotic thriller, “In the Cut,” a critical and box-office flop that was widely seen as a failed attempt to complicate her winsome image, as well as her growing frustration with fame, compelled her to step into a less public, far happier life. “I wasn’t as curious about acting as I was about other things that life can give you,” says Ryan, 57. She quietly made her directorial debut in 2015 with the World War II-era drama “Ithaca,” and last November, she became engaged to the musician John Mellencamp. “I wanted,” she says, “to live more.”

Actors often talk about how their roles let them explore feelings that they might not otherwise explore. In the time since you began acting less, have you had to adjust how you process emotions? I felt in a crazy way that, as an actor, I was burning through life experiences. Somehow I was a helicopter pilot or a journalist or an alcoholic. I was living these express-lane lives. I’m not answering your question.

Did you feel as if you hit a wall by burning through all those experiences? Or the blunter way of asking the question is: Where’d you go? My son, Jack, graduated from high school on a Friday or Saturday. I moved back to New York from Los Angeles on the following Monday. I was burned out. I didn’t feel like I knew enough anymore about myself or the world to reflect it as an actor. I felt isolated.

In Hollywood or in fame? In fame and in work. Ever get in a car — maybe it’s a superexpensive car — and the inside’s lovely, you can’t complain about it, but you can’t hear anything outside, because there’s so much metal? There’s so much between you and everything else. You’re at a disadvantage as a young, famous person because you don’t know who’s telling you the truth. I’m not complaining — there are so many advantages to being famous — but there are fundamental disadvantages for a part of your brain, your self, your soul. My experiences were too limited.

An amazing talent. What more can you say about her? How many people ever get to a point in their lives where they are ready to tell you everything is bullshit and you need to grab a hold of something real?

What Idiot Hurt Blake Lively?

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Panic attack time:

Blake Lively has been injured on the set of new film The Rhythm Section, with production temporarily suspended.

Gossip Girl star Lively appears in the movie alongside Jude Law and Daniel Mays. Directed by The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Reed Morano and produced by Bond filmmakers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the film is expected for release in February 2019.

A spokesperson for the film confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Lively “sustained an injury to her hand while filming an action sequence” and that “filming has been temporarily suspended” as a result.


Susan Sarandon Cannot Admit She Was Wrong

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At some point, the delusions kick in and a person doubles down on their beliefs, no matter how wrong they are about something:

A year after the presidential election that put Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Susan Sarandon said she is still harangued by the left for not supporting Hillary Clinton, whom she continues to call “very, very dangerous.”

Sarandon told The Guardian that although she hasn’t “exactly” said that Clinton is more dangerous in the long-run than Trump, she does believe that the former Secretary of State would have the country at war if she had won the election.

“I did think she was very, very dangerous,” Sarandon said. “We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother.”

Sarandon will probably keep getting acting jobs, but this notion that she is some sort of "hero" to the left is over and done with. There is a fringe out there, and they will never vote for a Democrat, no matter what. Stop catering to them. They're crazy. They're never going to do the right thing and they're never going to admit they were wrong about something.