Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lainey - Franchise Fat

New riddle from Lainey Thursday ... it was actually written by Sarah -

Franchise Fat


He showed up the first time fit and fine but this time around he was rather round about the tum. The director noticed and was not happy, fearing for the consistency of the franchise. When asked to slim down, the slightly schlumpy star responded, “This movie isn’t worth it.” The trim-down request was rejected, and the show went on, but feelings were sore and things were a bit stiff until Sir Portly finished his scenes.

Top suspect: Michael Sheen

23 comments:

blurry vice said...

Still getting caught up and not sure who has been eliminated etc. or who top suspects are elsewhere.
But my thought is - prob NOT a superhero franchise cause those guys are pretty much in good shape for those.

renay83 said...

Liking the Jason Biggs guess. Im sure he probably put on a few lbs after his sitcom was cancelled.

Jessica said...

RDJ?

saultites said...

The "Sir" comment makes me think he's from the UK. Maybe Gerard Butler?

Rita said...

Bulter is Scottish and not knighted by the Queen.

However If it's a Sir, how about Sir Michael Caine for Batman?

Jessica said...

Okay, I was thinking RDJ for Sherlock Holmes too, since I can totally hear him saying that. Also, Sherlock is a Brit, so the Sir kinda fits, I guess?

Gretchen said...

RDJ works out every day, so I'm pretty sure it's not him.

Paul said...

Underworld 4 maybe? Scott Speedman, English actor.

Ghost Rider. nic cage.. both are mediocre sequels

KSS said...

Speedman looks to be super fit in the recent pics I have seen. And I don't get the "Sir" tag if it's Cage.

Rita said...

Wow there, isn't Scott Speedman Canadian? As in Ontario Canadian?

Also, there's a new blind on Lainey today... Am rubbing my hands together for it sounds again about Cameron Diaz!!

jjonefiftypb said...

Yes this blind sounds for sure like Cameron Diaz. That's a lock I think. The lean and muscular build only fits a few people Cameron and Madonna.

crila16 said...

Bruce Willis - He's filming Die Hard 5.

KaDixonLaw said...

Bruce Willis is an interesting guess! I just checked IMDB and it shows Die Hard 5 in pre-production. It does say that he's currently filming G.I. Joe 2. I can't imagine him not caring about the Die Hard franchise, but G.I. Joe might make sense. Has he gotten tubby recently? The most recent picture I could find was from March of this year and he looked pretty fabulous.

Love me some Bruce Willis! ; )

Sara said...
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Sara said...

Sara said...
I think its either Jason Biggs or Sean William Scott & American Pie. The American Pie series has never been know for it's cinematic ability and since the first couple of films the sequels have gone straight to DVD in some cases, if believe what some sites say it took alot of "persuasion" (read that as money) for the original to come back... I'd have thought the main cast may feel they are better than the films now

Out of the two of them I think Sean is the more likely as I'd have thought an extra few pounds wouldnt be a massive issue for the director for Jason and his character (it might even work out better for a reunion type plot) but Sean has always been betrayed as the athlete then sports teacher and a ladies man so him being out of shape wouldnt work for the director IMO

Sarah said...

Lainey apparently revealed this as Michael Sheen at her smut soiree. can't say I blame him. I wouldn't lose weight for my 5 minutes of Twilight screentime either.

Rita said...

@Sarah, thank you! anything else she revealed? where you there, or was it someone you know that attended?

anony_2 said...

According the folks at the Lainey Lurve group on FB, these are the reveals:

Franchise fat - Michael Sheen
How much does she know - Cammy D and A-Rod
Three weeks - "Brokeback Mountain" Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale
Casting couch - "boardwalk empire" Gretchen Mol?
Cuba & Chocolate she threw out 4 names and Matt D and George C were in those

Producer after producer - "Gossip girl" Chase Crawford?
A friend's couch - JLo. Sad smut
One or two lines - Vanessa Hudgens
She also said Scientologist males TC WS and JT def gay. Jakey G, BCoop and Ryan Reynolds def not gay.
That a friend went to a party at Nicole Kidman's and absolutely no sign of a baby living there. ??
Ashton cheats on Demi all the time.

KaDixonLaw said...

Michael Sheen! Yes, I remember the pictures when he and Rachel McAdams first came out as a couple and he had put on weight. The Twilight franchise makes sense too. I, for one, will be thrilled when those movies ride off into the sunset. The Robsten mania on the AT boards is so over-the-top.

blurry vice said...

anony2 thank you

Nettie said...

Alan Rickman for Franchise Fat. He had more screen time in the final 2 movies and since his character is described as "slim," I can see the director calling him out about his weight "fearing for the consistency of the franchise".

He was pretty slim in the first movie, but at the premiere of HBP (they were filming DH at the time) it was pretty obvious he had gained at least 30 pounds. In the first scene of DH, his stomach was protruding out of his shirt when he opens the gates.

I can't see the director fussing over Michael Sheen's weight. I think he would be worried about Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner's since they go shirtless. And the description of Aro was mostly about his face in the books, nothing about his figure, so I can't see him gaining weight effecting the franchise.

asnwhite86 said...

Is it Peter Francelli? The one who plays Carlisle in Twilight. I've been noticing the way he looked int he previews and in the pictures and he is obviously bigger

Mark Ainley said...

Michael Sheen confirmed by Lainey in person

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