Monday, December 13, 2010

Reese Witherspoon on her absence from movies

The movies that are being made feel different. There are a lot of really, really, really big movies about robots and things — and there's not a part for a 34-year-old woman in a robot movie. I've never done the giant robot movie. Never done the superhero movie. That doesn't interest me too much.

I guess Gwyneth Paltrow being in Iron Man and its sequel didn't happen then. But honestly, I think this whole comment boils down to the last two lines.

Reese Witherspoon didn't want to do a blockbuster action-type movie... and that is her prerogative. She is free to pursue the parts she wants. But if the kind of parts she wants to play don't exist, and she is such a powerful individual in Hollywood, I am sure she could have found or even developed a script that she would want to make.

The fact that her current movie (and let's be honest, Four Christmases) seem like scripts Katherine Heigl would attach herself to should be an indication that she still isn't picking the best scripts.

Her next film seems to be an action movie directed by McG which she is producing. Do I really need to say more?

6 comments:

Semaj said...

Couldn't agree more. She's basically trying to make a excuse for her lack of movie career now on the current trend of Hollywood movies, but it doesn't hold up.

And she was in a movie with giant creates and aliens, (replacing alien robots)called Monsters vs. Aliens. I guess she forgot about that one when she made that stupid comment.

You have to love that she made a swipe at Bay, but is working with Bay jr. McG.

I really dont like this woman. Especially after those rumors of her being a mean person came out recently on the set of Four Christmas

MC said...

Did you hear Kevin Smith's stories about her?

http://www.viewaskew.com/press/psycomic/5.html

Semaj said...

I heard part of it. But that post is a great read. Now, can you imagine working with someone like that on a 20-50 day shoot. It seems to confirm that she's unpleasant to work with.

malora said...

Translation: she likes romances and comedies, but not science fiction. I know tons of 34-year-old women like her. Maybe Heigl is taking all the rom-com parts, and Witherspoon now gets her leftovers?

"Meh" on Kevin Smith's comments. A vague sense that she's "condescending" a "sneer" and a second-hand conversation? He sounds overly sensitive. On the other side--refusing to audition someone because you had one bad conversation? Kind of an ***hole move.

I'll watch a Kevin Smith movie over a Witherspoon movie any day of the week. But personality-wise, it's a draw.

Tracey said...

Until you mentioned it, I kind of hadn't realised that I haven't seen all that much of her in movies of late ...

I suppose that says something in itself doesn't it? ;)

MC said...

malora: But she has the clout to make the kind of movies she wants. And Katherine Heigl's career isn't something to be emulated. She is basically playing the kind of female character she bashed Knocked Up for having. "[It] paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys". That is every movie she has made post-KU.

Tracey: Indeed.