Topic: acting

Anne Hathaway’s Reason For Leaving Acting Makes Me So Sad

Anne Hathaway's Reason For Leaving Acting Makes Me So Sad

You know how in late 2012, people suddenly (or not so suddenly?) started hating Anne Hathaway because they thought she seemed contrived, posed, and “too perfect”? In the age of Jennifer Lawrence with all her “I’m just like you all! I eat McDonald’s! LOOK AT ME BEHIND SOMEONE ELSE GIVING AN INTERVIEW!!!!” glory, there was simply no more room for somebody whose publicist didn’t make it a mission to create everyone’s celebrity BFF. More »

I Went To A Casting Call For Lincoln

I Went To A Casting Call For Lincoln

Dear Mr. Spielberg,

“Lincoln” was big news in Richmond. We are so not over the Civil War. Just this morning there was a “history mobile” parked right outside my office, inviting me to come in and learn more about it. Going around Richmond, I usually take all the tree-lined cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture and statues for granted. But for the 55 days you were here last fall, I looked hard at Richmond—because one of my top-five celebrity crushes (that’s you, by the way, not Daniel Day-Lewis or JGL) was seeing the same views and no doubt doing a better job seeing them than I was, even if it was from behind the tinted windows of one of the black SUVs that ferried around all the above the line players. More »

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Looks Sexily Distraught In Film Noir-ish Vs Magazine Spread

Gallery: Amanda Seyfried Looks Sexily Distraught In Film Noir-ish Vs Magazine Spread

Amanda Seyfried is a great actress, so it stands to reason that when shooting her for a big editorial, Vs Magazine would want to utilize some of her skills to tell a story of sorts. Unfortunately, it seems the art director’s brain was stuck on one setting, as most of the photos show various iterations of the word “distraught.” That said, it’s a joy to watch this bright young actress do anything, and it’s certainly more interesting than the cold wall of “blue steel” you get in most fashion editorials. Click through to see it. More »

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Tilda Swinton

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Tilda Swinton

There are a lot of actresses who are known for their range, but Tilda Swinton’s career has spanned more than film and theater, more than commercial and artistic, more than female and male. In every aspect of her art, Swinton is unapologetically intense and purposeful. She has played every kind of character, from a young nobleman in Orlando to the picture of feminine Italian elegance in I Am Love. She has appeared in Christian fables for children and comic book adaptations, Coen Brothers-helmed romps and Oscar-winning Hollywood thrillers, all while maintaining the utmost respect from her artistic peers. More »

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Meryl Streep

Honorary LadyScout of the Week: Meryl Streep

The ultimate dream of any young LadyScout is simple: grow up to be Meryl Streep. The goal may not be as plainly stated as that, but when most women add up their aspirations (to have grace and dignity, to maintain a sense of fun, to look unbelievable all the time, to be massively successful, to be massively respected, to be massively adored), they add up to Meryl. More »