Friday, February 12, 2016

Reese Witherspoon's blind item

... And while reading Lainey I was also tipped off to this, written Feb 4 - apparently we have a blind item given to us by Reese Witherspoon herself.  So what was the crappy movie and who are the two stars?

Reese Witherspoon's blind riddle

As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood:
“About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. And I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No, I’m not interested.” They said, “Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.” And I thought, “Oh, that’s where we’re at? You’re fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?” And by the way, two Oscar winners did it.”
Which is partly why she started producing. Anyway, the internet seems to think it’s either A Million Ways To Die In The West or The Dilemma or No Strings Attached – all movies with maybe one Oscar winner but definitely not two. And let me tell you something about celebrities: they ALL know who’s won an Oscar and who hasn’t. They know it well. They have that sh-t memorised. Especially Reese Witherspoon. She’d never make that mistake of thinking someone’s won an Oscar when they haven’t. I think she’s talking about those Garry Marshall movies like New Year’s Eve (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert DeNiro) and Valentine’s Day (Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Shirley MacLaine). And she’s right. They were terrible.
Let’s not pretend, though, that Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon have the same opportunities. Halle’s going to take that movie because that might be her only option for a year. You know what else is weird to me? Reese Witherspoon is managed by Rick Yorn. Very, very powerful. Her agent is Bryan Lourd …who is the CO-CHAIRMAN of CAA. She’s married to Jim Toth, one of the top agents at CAA. He reps Robert Downey Jr, just to give an idea of his influence. And even her people are sending her bullsh-t scripts?
Thoughts on this?  Might be either of those comedies Lainey mentioned but might not...


blurry vice said...

I'm not surprised to see Reese trashing fellow Oscar winners, to make herself look better. We are supposed to show respect that she is a snob and is picky wither her scripts.

JJ said...

New blind today. My guess is Brie Larson and either Taylor Swift or Gwyneth Paltrow.

Unconscious Argentinean said...

Brie Larson and JLaw