Antagony... Introducing... Ingrid Bergman
Movies Kick Ass is excited about Gwyneth Paltrow joining Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl. I never believe these casting dealios until movies actually start filming. I mean, what will become of GOOP if Gwynnie decides to make movies again?
Cinematical appreciates the grace and wit of Ian McKellen on... The View
Coming Soon Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan movie, a thriller about a ballerina (!) , keeps sounding more interesting: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis will now be joined by Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder (double yay!)
Just Jared Reeve Carney, Broadway's new Spider-Man
Did you have any film or television adventures over the weekend? I was mostly layed out with a bad back (i.e. painful but golden opportunity to watch movies) but I did waddle to a Mad Men party last night hosted by the great fansite Basket of Kisses where we were all thrilled to see/meet actor Michael Gladis.
He made his screen debut in Kathyrn Bigelow's K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) but he's mostly done guest spots on TV since. Mad Men was definitely the game-changer. He plays pipe smoking bohemian-leaning Paul on the show. But after seeing the wildly disruptive season 3 finale, I got to thinking about how odd it must be for series regulars. You never know what's coming for your character and yet you have to define that psyche consistently every single week. At any moment, particularly on brave serialized shows which embrace change as a narrative force, you could be written out, sidelined or suddenly come into sharper focus. I guess the same is true for non-series regulars. Your next job could be the big one. Or you could be sidelined.
The life of an actor. One can only imagine.