Another week, another edition of A Fistful of Thoughts! Let's see how long I actually keep this up for. When compiling this I actually felt like dedicating this to my fellow-blogger and vocal JLaw hater, Sati, but I didn't (or did I?). Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is all over this news coverage (sort of) or at least smack dab in the middle of it!
So what are we talking about this week?
First, I've kind of been all over this Steve Jobs biopic ever since it was announced that David Fincher was seeking out Christian Bale for the lead and it sounded like the greatest thing I'd ever heard (not really, but sort of) and then last week the news broke that Fincher was leaving the project due to a debate over money (I still say they should just pay him whatever he wants). In my crushed state, I hear now that they are trying to persuade Danny Boyle to take Fincher's place, and Boyle wants to take Leonardo DiCaprio along for the ride.
My immediate thoughts on this are severely mixed. First, I kind of love Danny Boyle even though he won an Oscar for his worst film. I mean, Slumdog Millionaire was a mediocre mess, but Boyle has still given us such treasures as 28 Days Later and Trainspotting, so he will always be one of my favorites (not to mention the fact that he handles so many genres so elegantly). That being said, his last pairing with DiCaprio was really bad (The Beach was such an amazing concept...the book was stunning...and yet that film was so hard to watch) and I just find the idea of DiCaprio in this role as a bit of desperation. I hope that DiCaprio allows his other obligations (the equally desperate yet far more intriguing The Revenent with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) to get in the way of this so that he passes. I really want Bale in this role!
What about you? Are you a fan of this pairing? Who would you suggest for either the front or the back of that camera?
Next, let's talk about everyone's (or everyone minus Sati's) favorite it-girl, Jennifer Lawrence. She has a bit of double news today. First, this isn't really new, but I had no idea there was a comic book dedicated to her fame. Did anyone out there know this? I'm sure that Sati has already bitched about it.
I mean, I like her and even I find this kind of ridiculous.
In more JLaw news though, apparently Lindsay Lohan is not a fan. In a recent interview, Lohan basically said that Lawrence was fake and that she fucks for roles. Seriously? The level of desperation in Lohan's mouth at this point is hilarious. This isn't the first time that JLaw has been accused of being fake by a celebrity (didn't Jared Leto kind of elude to this after the Oscars?) but someone of Lohan's reputation has no right to accuse anyone of taking it in the ass for a film role. I have a feeling Lohan goes all Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream just for the shit she takes up her right nostril.
Google it ;-)
She's also reportedly claimed in the past that she was up for roles in The Help as well as Silver Linings Playbook and had stated that if she had taken the role in Silver Linings Playbook then she would have received an Oscar. You know what the real sad part is? If Lindsay had kept her nose clean (literally), she would probably have the career that Lawrence has right now. She was extremely talented and very well liked in the industry and was such an it-girl, but she threw that all away and at this point most people forget that she's still alive until she fakes a miscarriage.
Oh yeah, apparently she had one of those and THAT is why she had such diva behavior on the set of her docu-series. If this is true, then I'm very sorry for her, but it all feels like such a disturbing excuse for herself and a way to try and gain sympathy. It may seem like a weird thing to lie about, but she's an addict and a manipulator and I have one of those for a sister, and she has faked at least ten miscarriages (and I know they were faked for a fact) in order to gain attention and sympathy so I know that it is possible.
But I refrain from condemnation since I don't know Lohan and I honestly don't give a shit.
And this is coming from someone who thinks that she should have been up for an Oscar in 1998 for her tremendous child performance in The Parent Trap. I mean, THAT was talent. She played duel roles to perfection, took on an accent and never once felt like she was playing the same character twice. She was charming, charismatic and convincing. Oh how her star has fallen.
But enough about one attention seeking celebrity leech, let's talk about another!
Lady Gaga has declared Marisa Tomei the best choice to play her in a movie. I kind of absolutely LOVE this idea. Yes, Tomei is much older than Gaga, but Tomei also looks much younger than she really is (she's 49!) and is also much prettier now than Gaga is so...wishful thinking? Not really, because the two have similar bone structure and I kind of feel like the only way Gaga's story should be told would be in the way that Tomei ponders, avant-garde in the style of I'm Not There. Maybe Tomei should play one part of Gaga's many personas. In actuality, a film set like that would be far more interesting than Gaga herself.
What do you think about this? Anyone else you think deserves the avant-garde treatment?