[quote]"Scarlett bursts onto the stage ... brilliant... Benjamin Walker is every bit her equal. Best scene partners of the season so far ... great... awesome... terrific ... not to be missed. Scarlett is proving again that she is one of the best actresses of her generation."
Anyone remember the "publicist's best friend" reviews from Spy Magazine?
Sorry, it's so much hyperbole, this makes me more suspicious it's a bomb than if the poster had said her performance was a steaming pile of crap.
Actually, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts, r1, so do report back.
It is hyperbole, but I think Scarlett is a very good actress - not the best of her generation - but a lot better than most give her credit for.
There is a GHOST SKIPPER??!! Wha?
Has anyone seen Scarlett on the stage?
She was great in Ghost World - totally nailed a certain type of character. Still, she was overshadowed by Thora Birch.
I feel like she's still a shitty actress who needs to disappear sooner rather than later.
She is so fucking sexy in a lot of her movies that I never notice her acting.
Somebody's lost. where are R9's parents?
R7, I have to disagree. Scarlett was the equivalent of wallpaper in that film - bland and invisible. Anyone could've played that part.
She was no more than perfectly fine in the Arthur Miller VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE revival, for which she won a Tony. No big desl, entirely capable.
Yes R11- I agree with you. She was soo boring, soo like wallpaper, I recently watched Ghost World and I just did not understand her character..
Michael Park from ATWT is in this as well.
Saw it on Wednesday. She's good, but that wasn't a surprise--she's the right age, size, look for the role. Her husband (Mamie's husband) looks good and shows his ass. Hinds is the best actor on the stage; Monk is entertaining--have always liked her.
Scarlett has talent but the problem is many actors either are too lazy or deluded by their own egotistical mind fuck to put the effort in to learn about acting and develop what skills they have.
There is also a shortage of skilled, talented directors who understand the medium they are working in and who also know about how to get a performance out of an actor. I put the blame on them. I would love to see more criticism laid on the directors heads who allow such shitty work to get to an audience. What the fuck are they getting paid for?
Not at all surprised notwithstanding the facile way she's dismissed often on DL. She's a very good actress. I don't know if I'd say she's the best of her generation but she is one of the few who has already proven herself a fine actress both on stage and screen.
Scarlett had a supporting role in Ghost World. She was good as that character. I thought her best early work was A Love Song for Bobby Long, followed by Lost in Translation.
Talk all the trash you want - she is very good in this play.
Is that a wig or her own hair in that horribly indeterminate style?
Is her slip (or is that her bra?) supposed to be seen along the top edge of her dress neckline? They didn't do that in the 1950s. Does that dress fit her properly around the bust cups?
Her shoes look too big.
r14, I presume Park is playing Goober?
If this is a success, can we expect to see a cinematic COAHTR re-make?
I can't say I've ever been impressed with her acting in any of her movies. She's either adequate or downright bad.
And also, you don't get "reviewed" during previews. People on the internet can discuss it all they want, and clearly it's important to them to be able to check in w/their opinion while the play's in previews. Reviews will appear after Jan. 17.
Saw it this afternoon and really enjoyed it. I though everyone did a fine job though it took a while to.get accustomed to the accents. Ben Walker has a pert little bottom.
For those who watched it, how was Michael Park?
She is gorgeous, but bores me. I enjoyed her in The Man Who Wasn't There, but that is about it. She speaks monotonically.
Scarlett's shoes look like bridesmaid Dyeables from Payless.
Didn't they revive this with Kathleen Turner around twenty years ago? She revolutionized the role of Maggie the Cat by wearing a violet colored slip.
Kathleen's dress was the palest lavender, not violet!
The ghost of Pat Zipprodt
Kathleen would have been wonderful in her prime,
Hey R40, I saw it today as well! I LOVED her - she is so perfect for the role it is scary. Benjamon Walker is superb.
I was slightly disappointed by Ciarin Hinds, but Debra Monk and Emily Bergl brought something new to their roles.
One SEMI-SPOILER question- I heard Brick mention how he was "waiting for the click" numerous times, and in the film I can recall he received it - but somehow I missed the line in today's matinee performance where he said he "received the click"? Was it in there meaning I overlooked it?
She probably send nude pictures of herself to the reviewers.
R47 - was Scarlett's performance subdued as the previews say?
R35, you didn't get that R33 linked to a photo of a Seminole tribe member as a reference to the error Seminol instead of seminal?
Someone let that CAT out of the bag... please! The Scarlett Temptress is setting my TIN ROOF on fire. Meow!
Do we smell something burning? No, just a TONY!
To answer your question OP, we feel the same way her former husband Ryan Reynold's feels towards women: nothing.
Scarlett's memorable scene in He's Just not that into you.
Scarlett's breasts have almost disappeared.
I cannot figure it out.
She stopped being voluptuous several years ago.
Her breasts are now very small and not voluptuous at all.
She doesn't even fill out the slip nor dress with breasts of any distinction.
They are somewhat smaller, but they haven't disappeared. They are still ample.
She lost weight and the boobs shrunk, and they didn't grow back much when she gained weight.
I give her credit for doing stage work. A lot of actresses in her age group maybe try it once before running back to the ease of film/tv.
You must be blind, R61. Her boobs are much bigger in that video than they are now.
Why would her boobs disappear with ryan reynolds?
She is not much smaller in R59.
R60, either breast reduction surgery or she had large breast implants removed.
Or her breasts radically reduced with weight loss.
She looks quite flat in the yellow dress in photos at R59. When she has her arms crossed, one can see her breasts are small.
And the slip she is wearing has some padding and she is wearing a bra beneath the slip.
And in the slip, her cleavage is not much at all.
R41 Michael was good.
I keep reading that sales are strong but I was at today's matinee in the orchestra and there were more than a few empty seats, so I can only imagine what it was like upstairs.
How was she R67?
R68, she was okay to good, depending. However, I think she has it in her to improve further before the opening. My impression was that she is still feeling her way in parts of Act 1. One quibble is that she often speaks too quickly so it can be difficult to understand the dialogue. She only needs to slow down a tad and it would improve her performance (but no long drawl because it might add minutes to the running time).
Hmm. I wouldn't have expected her to speak too quickly. How does she look?
She looks great. I'm not a critic when it comes to cleavage (it's not of interest to me), so no comments on that.
Scarlett is getting good reviews, but the show is receiving some lackluster one too.