Thursday, October 6, 2011

Meryl still in front

Not that it really means anything at this point, but Meryl remains at the top of the best actress prediction leader boards on, and Things will undoubtedly get mixed up a bit as additional films are screened in the coming weeks. In particular, My Week with Marilyn will be premiered soon. I watched the new trailer this morning and I'm actually really looking forward to it. I've always enjoyed Michelle Williams, and biopics particularly suit my fancy when looking at acting prowess. So far from the bits from the trailer, I'm optimistic. I get spoiled with how convincing Meryl is but I feel that helps me maintain an objective eye on other people's roles. Certainly acting is more than just mimicking, but if one is playing a known person, especially one as iconic as Marilyn Monroe, I want to believe I'm watching something close to Marilyn herself, and not an actor obviously pretending. Meryl will have the same task in The Iron Lady of course, but even from the teaser trailer, she seems up to it. STILL waiting for the full trailer...

On a side note, Olivia Colman, who plays Carol Thatcher (Maggie's daughter) in The Iron Lady recently made some comments about what it was like to work with Meryl. You can find the blurbs here: My favorite quote is that because of all the prosthetics, she was momentarily able to forget that Meryl was "stratospherically wonderful." Double the hyperbole, please.

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