Wow. She really does look like a drag king in that photo.
"Uma Thurman joins the party as buxom blonde Ulla."
When I think buxom...somehow, Uma never seems to make the list. It's crazy...almost like she would not make the cut or something.
Well, that having no boobs to speak of thing generally would take her out of the running. But she's s good actress. Maybe she just acts like she has boobs.
Nathan Lane staring down a pair of barely-B's in a laughable attempt at a pushup bra. Yeah, that's gonna go over like a concrete dirigible.
At least Uma can act. She'll be able to pull off that much of the role, if not the fact she needs to put on about 25 pounds to be convincing at it.
Yup, it'd have to be a new unknown, 'cuz I know of no one that could convincingly be a "blonde Catherine Zeta-Jones," which by the way is a great way of putting it. Well, Kim Basinger maybe could have but she's aging, however gracefully, and might not be convincing because of that.
And that's their publicity photo. REALLY scary thought.
Kim's too old now. And unknowns are Good Things. That's how you build your stable of available players.
And this, my friends, is why they fail.
That, and insisting on bankrolling movies like Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
This time I disagree with you; after seeing Lane and Broderick in the Broadway version of the Producers, I think she's perfect for it.
Scarlett Johanssen. Totally.
Hmm, sez I. Coulda worked.
That completely and utterly sucks. Can she even sing? God, I hope so. Because if they put her in there because of her looks (which are totally wrong), that will totally suck.
I'm still looking forward to it because I'm a Nathan Lane junkie and I LOVED the play. But Uma Thurman? Come on....
Agreed. It's also why some of those indie, made-for-a-pittance films do so well and are so well-liked. They haven't forgotten that what really hooks people is a good story and actors who can really play the characters well rather than just the names in the credits. That's why my favorite Ben Affleck (yes, I actually LIKE something he did) flick is Chasing Amy, rather than one of the bigger-budget, flashier films. He had a character there I could identify with and relate to....and a director who wasn't afraid to pull a good performance out of him.
2005-08-15 07:59 pm (UTC)
Okay... Uma as "Venus" in Baron Munchausen? yeah... curvaceous and bombshell...
Uma today? not so much.
They couldn't find an actress who didn't look like a heroine addict to play the role? Hell, eating-disorder-poster-child Renee Zellwegger who looked positively skeletal in Chicago managed to look healthy/normal/curvaceous in Bridget Jones... they couldn't go with someone willing to put on *weight* for the role?
When did "voluptious" come to mean 15-20 lbs under</i?weight in Hollywood?
It's sad to me, actually, how much Hollywood seems to be moving toward a single body type - scrawny - being the only acceptable one. When you can't find a voluptuous woman to play a voluptuous role, something is radically wrong.
I've been saying since I found out about her a couple months ago that she's very wrong for it. She's too skinny. Ula is supposed to be vivacious and curvy, neither of which Uma is.
Completely off topic, but I found out that the boy vacuumed the house as a way to say he was sorry over a spat.
It really *is* the little stuff that keeps a couple happy. Wise, wise woman are you.
My BF's comment was "Uma? She doesn't even have tits. She looks a one of those wafer models" (he once misunderstood waif and likes wafer better now)
Wafer actually does make decent sense!
Yep you are totally right. I'm not attracted to skinny girls for he most part but I thought Uma was sexy in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. But in the Producers ? No....Anna Nicole Smith wouold have been perfect back in the 90's. Lookwise, I doubt she could act.
I looked at that picture in EW this week and thought: What's up with that? The actress who originated the role on Broadway and won a friggin' TONY wasn't available?
I remember Uma looking busty at an awards show years ago, but I think she was still nursing baby #2
. Ethan was with her.