Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lainey mini-riddle - Demonic/Sweethart

I read this the other day but it seemed insignificant by the time I was done reading it... but a fan on twitter asked us to post it to discuss.  So here is Lainey's latest riddle, a small one stuck in the middle of this Jena Malone article from July 5.

Something about the way this was worded...
It reminded me of a similar situation that went down a few years ago surrounding the casting process for a superhero movie. Several actresses were up for the part including one with a demonic reputation, and the other a small town un-American girl who’d quickly become a fan sweetheart. The sweetheart had the edge, and she was on her way to LA to close the deal. At the airport, her phone goes off. It’s her agents. They told her not to get on the plane. Demonic leaked a story to Variety that she’d confirmed the role when she hadn’t. It was a bold move to throw off the other candidates. And it worked. (But both movies sucked and really didn’t do anything for her in the long run.)

Update - Only July 8 Lainey dropped some big hints in this article. Pretty much a reveal.  Here is an excerpt:

Meanwhile over in London yesterday, Rachel McAdams played pregnant, apparently going into labour on the set of the new Richard Curtis movie About Time. I’m assuming that Bill Weasley is the father. Yes, Rachel and Michael Sheen are still together and solid. Photos of them at Wimbledon in London on the weekend are attached. They’re both working but they’re trying to see each other as often as possible. After the success of The Vow, Rachel has pretty much cemented her position as romantic movie girl. Though she can be a lot more, and I’m sure that’s in the plan, sometimes things work out as they should. Sometimes you miss out on an opportunity because some other actress was a f-cking bitch and it turns out it wouldn’t have been right for you anyway and now that girl is off writing articles about hemp diapers because she can’t get a proper acting job. The Hollywood fates do get it right on occasion.

Demonic: Jessica Alba
Sweethart: Rachel McAdams

25 comments:

blurry vice said...

So it was two movies, Lainey mentions they both sucked. Sweetheart is small town un-American and the one who got the part is Demonic.

blurry vice said...

BTW I don't know much about Jena Malone but I'm not crazy about her as Johanna. Pictured a totally different look. What happened with
Kristen Bell? Oh I miss Ted already!

midwestdreamer said...

I am just confused how this works in the the industry, i.e. the higher-ups casting for the part, have someone in mind and then someone else swoops in and confirms... and they're okay with it? And just go ahead and make the movie without their first choice actor??

Only in Hollywood, I guess.

Angela said...

I'm trying to think of superhero movies in which there are two...

- Fantastic Four & Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer = Jessica Alba (The movies sucked. But is she demonic?)

- Daredevil & Electra = Jennifer Garner (I heard both movies sucked, although I've never heard of her being demonic. And while they may not have done anything for her career, they did land her a husband.I did hear both movies sucked.)

- Iron Man & Iron Man 2 = Gwyneth Paltrow (although those movies decidedly did not suck)


That's all I can think of. I guess I'm leaning toward Jessica Alba. According to IMDb Trivia: Ali Larter, Julia Stiles, Kate Bosworth, Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Banks, KaDee Strickland were considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Woman.

NT said...

I'm sure I've read this story somewhere before and it is definitely Jessica Alba in the Fantastic Four (2005). The sweetheart is Rachel McAdams (a fan favourite after The Notebook in 2004 and "un-American" because she is Canadian).

*karen* said...

Demonic reputation could refer to Jessica Alba's role in Dark Angel.

Lila said...

Lainey had a blind in the past that was just like this, so maybe she's repeating herself. The previous blind was thought (semi-confirmed?) to be Alba-bitch for the demon and Shelfy (Jessica Biel) for the sweetheart.

Hez said...

As I noted in the last post, Lainey has referred to Jessica Alba as "The Alba Demon" for years. Google "Lainey Gossip" and "Demon" and you'll get your answer. The Sweetheart is Rachel McAdams and the role was in Fantastic Four. I'm calling this one solved.

Lyn said...

Isn't this a reference to the Blind with Bitch #1 and Bitch #2, who kept undermining each other? Top suspects Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba? That's how I read it!

FrenchGirl said...

@NT @hez:
you're right

steph148 said...

Lainey basically just confirmed that this is about Rachel McAdams and Jessica Alba.

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Michelle said...

Yes Steph - I think this is the first time I was right about one - although I shared it on the other post before this was up, but no matter. Here is what she is referring to, the post was about Rachel:
"Sometimes you miss out on an opportunity because some other actress was a f-cking bitch and it turns out it wouldn’t have been right for you anyway and now that girl is off writing articles about hemp diapers because she can’t get a proper acting job. The Hollywood fates do get it right on occasion."

Rita said...

@Michelle!!! You were the first one to post, and so right!

Well, it did not take long for Lainey to so obviously reveal this one. Bravo Michelle!

Demon : Jessica Alba
Sweetheart: Rachel McAdams.

Viking Girl said...

I wonder whom this is referring to??

Laineys intro for Tues July 10, talking about her upcoming Gossip School:

''Discussion topics include Tom, Katie, Scientology, Blind Riddles, the one we trusted who, as it turns out, can’t actually be trusted, and more''

Viking Girl said...

Ugh, I've just seen verbeels posting of this in the ''Goodbye Awful Truth'' thread. Sorry.

I thought of Ted, too. Oh dear,I hope not.

Rita said...

I've also commented on the Ted link, seems the place to be so not to mix guessing for this blind and Ted's reasons for leaving.

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LMS130 said...

Lainey basically confirmed this is Jessica Alba and Rachel McAdams

http://laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/24033/Drew-Barrymore-and-Rachel-McAdams-real-and-fake-pregnancies

hordac said...

Ya gotta love Lainey for this. She is not shy about her reveals.

blurry vice said...

Yes - confirmed! Love it. Will update.

blurry vice said...

http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/24113/Jessica-Alba%E2%80%99s-useless-travel-tips

JJ said...

Lainey again reveals here that it is about Jessica Alba. Note the comment about Hemp diapers.

JJ said...

http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/24191/Jessica-Alba--the-other-working-mom-in-the-city

Amelia Merritt said...

Well if the other girl was told by her people to not get on the plane, she would look like a no show and not get the part. The producers may not find out until too late why the actress misse the meeting. It was a bold move by Demonic that paid off short term but people will remember that kind of thing and it will hurt you long term.

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