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There's always parts available for the girlfriend role. Eye candy in popcorn movies that aren't very demanding and don't require a lot of backstory. 

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On 8/17/2020 at 4:13 PM, Ms Blue Jay said:

In my opinion, blonde, thin, young women are always in fashion in Hollywood.

Plus these days when an actress ages out of those roles she can just start a "lifestyle brand" and take in even more cash.

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On 8/17/2020 at 3:13 PM, Ms Blue Jay said:

In my opinion, blonde, thin, young women are always in fashion in Hollywood.

Yes, and how boring is that.

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Speaking of Julia Garner, rumors are swirling that Madonna wants her to play her in a biopic because she followed her on Instagram. I wanted AnnaSophia Robb but her career never seemed to rebound after the Carrie Diaries. She still gets work but usually supporting roles. 

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On 9/1/2020 at 9:12 PM, VCRTracking said:

Someone suggested Florence Pugh on Twitter months ago. She does have that mature sounding voice.

Florence Pugh could work. Her eyes are hazel instead of Madonna's vivid blue but since when do that ever stop Hollywood? The good thing is that no one is expecting a vocal powerhouse so any number of actresses can work. (There's always lipsynching but that seems to have become verboten in Hollywood even for biopics.)

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On 9/6/2019 at 4:37 PM, aradia22 said:

What is it with Australia churning out these giants with perfect bone structure? Hugh Jackman. Jai Courtney. The Hemsworths. There's some variety but a lot of these guys are definitely going up for the same roles or they could be each other's body doubles if they were less famous.

Jacob Elordi reminds me a little of Matt Dillion, but if you took a similar kind of face (broodily handsome brunette with soulful dark eyes) and placed it on a 6'5" Australian giant. What is it about Australia? Lol Jacob is definitely a really good actor and I can see him graduating from teen stuff into really great dramas. The problem is that he's 23 which means Hollywood isn't going to take him seriously in the kind of dark, gritty roles I think he'd be great at. Euphoria is a great start in that direction but it's still a teen show. 

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Nikolaj Coster Waldau - He’s continued to do his Danish films, and he seems perfectly happy with that. He stars in them. They do well overseas, but he’s not broken in with anything big in Hollywood, but I think he would like to.

Gwendoline Christie - She starred in a really well received stage production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also had a small part in the new David Copperfield. Her big role was Captain Phasma and they stupidly killed that character off. She seems to like the weird and arty.

Emilia Clarke - Is plugged into the cheesey rom-com machine, but they seem to all get panned. She needs a good solid feel good film. 

Jason Momoa - He’s probably done well post his time on GoT but he was only in one season. Aquaman, though a terrible film, was made for him. Now he’s going to be Duncan Idaho in Dune. That has real potential for him.

I'm a little surprised NCW hasn't at least managed an Alexander Skarsgard sort of career but maybe Skarsgard chases those roles harder or is deemed to have more weight because of his past successes. I'm hoping there's a female screenwriter or director just waiting for the opportunity to put Gwendoline Christie in something. I'm actually thinking period piece/drama but... a good one, not those shallow Hollywood biopics. Portrait of a Lady on Fire vibes. You know. Emilia Clarke has time but I agree the way she's racking up flops doesn't look great. She just needs to hang on long enough until someone gives her a role like Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. I don't know if she has the talent for sustained success but she could definitely find another project with cultural relevance that makes money and keeps her going if she wants to work. I feel like Momoa has done a good job of establishing his fame. I don't know how that will play out in terms of his actual work over time but he seems well cemented as a celebrity at this point.

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Again though, I think Last Christmas was probably a good idea on paper, but the marketing botched it by making it seem like a happy romantic comedy when it's not. You can't market a movie without giving audiences a feel of what they're in for. I will never forget how Spanglish was marketed as a feel-good movie about learning to get past cultural differences and was instead treated to a cynical look at consumerist American culture obsessed with physical perfection and exploits the underclass.

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When I first saw Anna Taylor Joy in SPLIT a while back I thought "Wow, she's great. Too bad about her eyes." I'm so glad I was wrong about them being a hindrance to her career!

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I just finished watching The Queen's Gambit last night and she was great. I've never seen her in anything before but I could not look away from her, she owned that screen. She has a different look but I think she has an otherworldly beauty. 

Btw, her name is Anya Taylor-Joy. I thought it was Anna too until about halfway through watching.

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With the success of The Undoing, Nicole Kidman is really finding general population success on prestige television. We are also seeing that with Kaley Cuoco. I think an actress of colour like Taraji P Henson could hit similar gold going this route. 
 

Kristin Stewart is seeing her star shine with the success of The Happiest Season. It’s hard to dispute the fact that her presence increased interest. 
 

I wonder if there is an actress who wants to challenge the Hallmark system and create a series of thoughtful female centred movies. 

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On 12/1/2020 at 5:45 AM, festivus said:

I just finished watching The Queen's Gambit last night and she was great. I've never seen her in anything before but I could not look away from her, she owned that screen. She has a different look but I think she has an otherworldly beauty. 

Btw, her name is Anya Taylor-Joy. I thought it was Anna too until about halfway through watching.

Agreed Anya has a unique , I think cinematic look.    She is like an anime character come to life.    Her spin on yet another movie version of "EMMA" was interesting, and she gave weight to  what could have been just  the prototypical  victim/hostage heroine of  the Split/Glass films.   

The reality is like most young women actresses she has  limited shots for stardom, whereas male actors (insert basic white leading man) can have 10 flops in a row and still get offered potentially star-making leading roles.

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I didn't love Mank but I'm happy for Amanda Seyfried.  I've always thought she's a better actress than some of her credits suggest and if this puts her on the radar for some higher profile work then good for her.  I also think it's of note that other than McAdams (and not counting the adult characters), she's probably had the highest profile post Mean Girls career.  Don't get me wrong, I love me some Karen Smith, but I don't know if that type of staying power was something that a lot of people were predicting back in 2004.  

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Every so often I fall down a Madeline Kahn rabbit hole on YouTube.  The woman had talent oozing from her pores and an it factor to boot.  (I can listen to the twenty seconds she sings Battle Hymn of the Republic in Young Frankenstein on a loop).  Aside from the fact in general that she was taken much much too young, I can't help but lament how we really missed out on her giving an all time iconic voice acting performance in a Disney/Pixar film.  She does stand out in A Bug's Life, but it's unfortunately a role that gets lost in the shuffle.  Imagine her as Dory or Joy or Jessie (or even Edna).  Not only would she have been fantastic but it would have been a gateway for a whole new generation of fans.  And it's not that any of those roles need to be recasted in the first place, but just imagine what she could have done with them.

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