Whatever "It" is, she doesn't have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/02/2013|
She's a good actress but she looks so haggard on "Prime Suspect". I guess it's because Americans expect perfection from their TV and movie stars?
Bello used to be more attractive and sexy.
The show also needs better scripts. They need to re-vamp the scripts from the original UK series, perhaps that will help.
I want to punch the husband on the shows ex-wife square in her face, talk about an annoying one note character.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/01/2011|
I think she's very good on Prime Suspect and I like how she looks. But then again I'm not one of those who expects perfection.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/01/2011|
Is she still fucking Ms. Hardtobegay?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/01/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/01/2011|
Just watched her in "Prime Suspect". Was expecting the worst but, surprisingly, she and the program are pretty good.
I was afraid they'd try to clone Helen Mirren's Prime Susect but thankfully, they've hatched something different here but in a very watchable way.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/01/2011|
I don't get her neck. The way her thin skin looks as if it's suffocating her swollen bones? It's disgusting. yeah, I know her neck bones aren't swollen. But they look really misshapen. Same like Megan Fox's.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/01/2011|
I think OP nailed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/01/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/01/2011|
I think she is gorgeous on Prime Suspect.
I find her to be an extremely good looking woman.
She has natural beauty. She does not need makeup nor does she need sexy or attractive clothing - she has natural good looks.
I also think she is a great actress on Prime Suspect. And she is fascinating to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/01/2011|
I think she has 'it' in a big way.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/01/2011|
And by "it" r10 means melanoma.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/01/2011|
R1, I don't think she looks haggard at all.
I think she has a natural beauteous luminosity, glow, and beautiful essence.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/01/2011|
She does a great job on Prime Suspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/01/2011|
I wanted to hate Prime Suspect, but I really like it.
Maria is fucking AMAZING in it, and I'm sure she'll snag a Golden Globe nomination for this performance.
I think she looks good in the show. She looks real!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/08/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/08/2011|
As good as she is in it, Prime Suspect is still quite unremarkable on the whole.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/08/2011|
I think the Op is right. She is a good looking woman and a great actress but Bello just doesn't have that special something that grabs your attention. R16 is right about the show. It's very well written but unremarkable which is a shame. It's more than likely going to get canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/08/2011|
Of course Maria Bello grabs one's attention.
How absurd and idiotic to say otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/08/2011|
Not only she has "it" in spades, she has a personality that you rarely see in Hollywood actresses. I first saw her in Coyote Ugly and remember thinking "whoever that is, she's way to good for that piece of shit".
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/08/2011|
Oh calm down, R18. If Bello was any good at bringing in the viewers then her show wouldn't be suffering in the ratings department. Being a good actress doesn't always translate to ratings success.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/08/2011|
I don't agree with OP's thread or disagree with it.
But there are plenty of working 'stars' out there that have zero charisma in my book.
If I made a list of 20 though I'm not sure Bello would be on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/08/2011|
Keeanu Reeves doesn't have "it".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/08/2011|
She's yellow. Where's the Yellow Skin Troll when you need him?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/08/2011|
I actually think she's pretty striking to watch. Never been a big fan of hers, but I like her on Prime Suspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/08/2011|
she's a lesbian. Maybe that's why she comes across as not having 'it'. 'It' being a kind of feminine, straight girl, sexiness. She is so obviously not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/08/2011|
Also, she's yellow.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/08/2011|
Is she a lesbian r25?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/08/2011|
she is fantastic in prime suspect. never liked her until now. she's very compelling on the show. and hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/08/2011|
I have allways liked her acting,but she does manage to somehow allways look washed out and tired, the only movie where that worked in her favor was Downloading Nancy, but that was one of those films that I'll never watch again because it freaked me the fuck out
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/08/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/09/2011|
In "Prime Suspect," agreed.
In "History of Violence," couldn't disagree more. She was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/09/2011|
I didn't expect to, because the promos all summer were so off-putting, but I'm enjoying Prime Suspect. Maria Bello has always been a really good actress. The thing that surprises me is seeing how little makeup she wears for this show and how horrible her complexion is.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/09/2011|
I don't know if she's a lesbian, she may very well be one, but her sexual chemistry with Viggo Mortensen in "History of Violence" was palpable. If she is indeed a lesbian, that's even more of a proff that she's a very good actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/09/2011|
Maria Bello looks like a rough older version of Abbie Cornish.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/09/2011|
R25 is right. She is so obviously not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/09/2011|
I agree with R31. I have liked her in other work, but I don't like Prime Suspect and I don't like her in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/09/2011|
I only saw the pilot for Prime Suspect. Is the silly fedora permanent?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/09/2011|
Yes. Bello said in an interview it belonged to a friend and she thought it was perfect for her character.
That's when I knew she and Jane Tennyson were light years apart and it was never going to happen. That hat shows the quirkiness of Bello's Jane. The real Jane Tennyson didn't have a quirky cell in her body.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/09/2011|
I don't buy her having a live-in boyfriend. Was production really halted?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/09/2011|
Yes, R39, after 6 episodes. It's on the bubble to be dropped very shortly.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/09/2011|
She has always looked haggard, like she's just coming down from a weekend binge.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/09/2011|
R40 is a lying asshole. Prime Suspect is still in production. The network is fully behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/09/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/09/2011|
I thought she dated She Who Will Not Be Named all those years ago. I remember people posting stuff about that in the ages of datalounge past.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/10/2011|
Prime Suspect is a very interesting series and she plays against normal police detective American bullshit type. They explored that whole sexy on the job, high heels and hair always in place while chasing a suspect down an alley female officer against her character last week.
Prime Suspect deserves a watch. Not the best writing but better than usual for network tv and Bello is exciting to watch if not titillating.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/10/2011|
You tell them, r45.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/10/2011|
She should give Ms. Hardlygay a lesson in how to REALLY play a cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/10/2011|
Agree with you (R37); the hat is a stupid gimmick and makes the character less believable. (R39) you're right, the live-in boyfriend doesn't work for the character at all. Guess they want to make sure no one suspects the character of being a lesbian, after all; she is a cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/12/2011|
[quote]you're right, the live-in boyfriend doesn't work for the character at all. Guess they want to make sure no one suspects the character of being a lesbian,
Even if they did make the character a lesbian by season 2 she would no longer be a lesbian anyway. So they just skipped the season 1 lesbian bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/12/2011|
LOL! (R49). So true.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/12/2011|
If "it" is "a black hole of charm, charisma, beauty, and talent," then I'd have to disagree with OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/12/2011|
[quote]Maria Bello - Whatever "It" is, she doesn't have it.
This popped into my head out of the blue today and I laughed out loud.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/12/2011|
I think with Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, and now this, people are tired of the "sassy" female investigator shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/12/2011|
[quote]I think with Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, and now this, people are tired of the "sassy" female investigator shows.
Bingo. "Sassy" is the word. Can't any of these women just play their characters "straight" - no sugarcoating for the masses? It's like they're constantly winking to the audience: let's have some fun!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/12/2011|
That stupid hat looks like something a Playboy model circa 1964 would wear for a "saucy" photo shoot.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/12/2011|
I remember watching some of the Helen Mirren Prime Suspects and I remember Mirren's "Jane" was very real and raw. I haven't seen much of the American version, are the stories the same as he original series?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/13/2011|
You can watch Prime Suspect on NBC's web site (I am posting a link), R56. The stories are brand new and they all get solved in a flash. It's all super simple and full of jokey stuff. In other words, the US version has absolutely nothing in common with the UK version.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/13/2011|
The sad truth is, the show is just dull. It's not awful but the kind of thing that makes you go "I've seen this same show many times but done in a more interesting way." In the end, as a procedural it's quite uninvolving and , on the other hand, her private life is just not portrayed as all that interesting. Yeah, she gets shit from her male colleagues but that wears thin pretty quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/13/2011|
r57, thanks. That is too bad that it's not more like the UK version. Those were good.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/13/2011|
Oh, that's you, R59. You just called me "a racist that lives in his mothers basement" in another thread. I feel like I need to go wash my hands now. Yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/13/2011|
EEEWWW r60 you are creeping me out. STOP IT!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/13/2011|
I've only seen a couple of episodes and I thought she was good. I'm just not sure what is meant to set this show apart from all the other cop dramas.
So do we know if Bello and Carrie Anne Moss were a couple?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/13/2011|
Loved Helen Mirren in the original Prime Suspect. Maria Bello trying to act like a man with the hat, trench coat and tough guy act are laughable. She's gotta tone it down.
The show's plot the other night was a ripoff of the original Prime Suspect. Why watch when you know how it's going to turn out. So frustrating. Same thing with Law and Order:UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/13/2011|
i thought she was channeling stephanie zimbalist in remington steele with that hat- it's closet-lesbo-detective chic.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/13/2011|
Anyone that doesn't like this show is a misogynist.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/13/2011|
I watched the pilot and had to turn the volume up full blast to understand the mumbling/bad accents. The 2nd show was a little better. Heard the 3rd show was good haven't watched yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/13/2011|
Stephanie Zimblist is gay right?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/14/2011|
The first thing she should do is dump that stupid hat!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/14/2011|
Yes, the hat must go. I'm the one that said it would be the downfall of the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/14/2011|
Who's Stephanie Zimblist?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/15/2011|
[quote]Who's Stephanie Zimblist?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/15/2011|
Maria says the hat was given to her by a friend. She considers it a good luck symbol.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/15/2011|
Whatever, the hat is a silly prop. Has to go. Would like to see her play the role as a real grown-up woman rather than a wise-ass teenage boy/baby dyke.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/15/2011|
So who is her girlfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/15/2011|
I think NBC is showing Prime Suspect two or three times a week.
Sadly, it's not working. The ratings continue to go down, and last Thursday night was NBC's lowest rated night EVER!
The show will be gone in the next few weeks, but God knows what they'll put in it's place.
A test pattern, maybe?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/15/2011|
Probably the only people who care enough to make a point of trying it are fans of the original. And they are disappointed
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/15/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/15/2011|
And what is up with that boyfriend? His speech is unintelligible & he looks like he's had bad face work done. He creeps me out.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/15/2011|
I'm sure we will get another law and order spinoff.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/15/2011|
What do you know, she has her own (verified) Twitter page, and she LOVES the hat.
(She is not the best speller!)
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/15/2011|
[quote]And what is up with that boyfriend? His speech is unintelligible & he looks like he's had bad face work done. He creeps me out.
That's Kenny Johnson. He was on The Shield for the first six seasons and was hot to death, at least to me. He just has a really strong New England accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/15/2011|
She may love the hat but it looks ridiculous on the show. Here's a pic from her twitter where she's wearing another hat. She looks better without them.
And she is totally not straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/16/2011|
Wow, I don't say this often, but that picture is quite gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/16/2011|
Yikes! That pic is totally gay. The chick with her is? Anyone know?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/16/2011|
The message under that photo... what does this even mean?
[italic]Me and @iamstefz loading up the vagina for the burn. See ya Saturday folks.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/16/2011|
Maybe that woman is a sculptor or something.
But whatever. That pic is gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/16/2011|
loading up the vagina for the burn.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/17/2011|
A local Burning Man event? Maybe she calls her car "The Vagina"? I have no idea.
Also, does she have some sort of liver disease? Why is she yellow?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/17/2011|
R82, that is NOT a photo of Maria Bello.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/17/2011|
r89, yes, it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/17/2011|
[quote][R82], that is NOT a photo of Maria Bello.
Maybe you should tell Maria Bello that she doesn't know what she looks like.
It comes from her Twitter page. It is her.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/17/2011|
Who's her girlfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/28/2012|
I suspect she fucks nice. You remember him with Viggo Mortensen in 'History of Violence'?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/22/2012|
Everyone who has his/her eyes open can see that Maria Bello is very sexy and charming
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/22/2012|
*you remember her...?
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/22/2012|
Straight men do not like her because she is the sort of gal who responds to an advance with a puzzled look.
Straight men can handle anger, disdain, even laughter, but not puzzled looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/22/2012|
...and what about women R96? Do they like Maria?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/22/2012|
So guys you like Maria Bello?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/22/2012|
I usually love her acting, but she always looks like she needs a good exfoliating and a long shower.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/22/2012|
A long shower? Lol...how humiliating are your comments R99. So would you bathe Maria Bello?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/22/2012|
Straight men don't like her because they are scared of her. It's obvious that she prefers the ladies and I get the impression that she isn't shy about admitting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/22/2012|
R101 Maria Bello has a son by her former boyfriend, the writer and producer Dan McDermott.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/22/2012|
Hawt. I'd do her.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/22/2012|
I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/22/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/22/2012|
And, R102? Bisexuals do exist. I think Bello is bisexual but prefers women.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/22/2012|
I have that impression too about Maria Bello R106, i'm just pulling your leg
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/22/2012|
And she was in a relationship with former ER costar, Mariska Hargitay, R102.
Oh, and Mariska is "married" and has kids, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/22/2012|
R108 now i see what you mean
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/22/2012|
I prefer these, R109.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/22/2012|
Oh, yes these are great photos R110, i like them better too and i haven't seen them before
Ty for posting them...
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/22/2012|
Bisexual woman here who finds Maria Bello super-sexy, with qualities that many American actresses are for some reason afraid to project on screen: intelligence, self-resourcefulness intermingled with vulnerability, a sensuality that is not solely directed at men.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/22/2012|
Is 'The Yellow Handkerchief' a good film?
I have it in my possession now...
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/24/2012|
I saw 'The Yellow Handkerchief'. Maria Bello was one more time great and sexy. Nice little movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/27/2012|
They call me yellow Bello!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/27/2012|
So who is her gf?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/27/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/27/2012|
Maria dreaming of you strangely is sweeter than ever...
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/27/2012|
She needs to make better choices in her career now. It is demanding. She proved that she can be excellent in dramatic roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||01/02/2013|
I hope Maria will finally play with Tom Wilkinson in 'Lives of Saints'. Tom Wilkinson is GRAND. I really really really like this actor. Maria play with him, don't let that chance slip away!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||01/02/2013|
Has she been cast in that, R120? I read that she will be the lead in the new James Wan thriller.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||01/03/2013|
R121 according to IMDb...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||01/04/2013|
IMDB isn't a reliable source, R122.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||01/04/2013|
I remember "Coyote Ugly", she was really beautiful and hot on that. But she's not ageing the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||01/04/2013|
R123 i disagree on that. IMDb is pretty reliable! By the way what made you think the other way???
|by Anonymous||reply 125||01/04/2013|
They are way off a lot of times. IMDB is hardly reliable, R125. They give credits to actors, directors or whoever even if it's just a rumor.
Jacqueline Bisset is credited as starring in a new movie on IMDB and when she was asked she said it was an internet rumor that somebody started.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||01/04/2013|
R126, that should not even considered as a mistake. Many times actors and actresses are approached to play a certain role for a certain movie but later things just turn out well. It's not IMDb's fault that.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||01/04/2013|
Then they should edit their pages, R127.
And it's not just one or two mistakes. It's a constant thing on IMDB.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||01/04/2013|
R128 you can't be for real! Actually, so far, IMDb is the most reliable source of information about actors and movies that there is out there. It's pretty consistent. I told you that it's not IMDb's fault if some stars finally decided not to play in a movie. All the other info about the actors and the movies they have played in are true!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||01/04/2013|
[quote] Actually, so far, IMDb is the most reliable source of information about actors and movies
No, it's not. They only edit their pages after the readers point out the mistakes. The best thing is to just google an actress or actor and see what new projects they are in. IMDB sucks balls.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||01/04/2013|
YOU ARE WRONG R130. IMDb is great. You look a gift horse in the mouth! You are unfair!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||01/04/2013|
[quote]I think Bello is bisexual
We have a winner!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/29/2013|
IMDB, like Wikipedia is edited by contributors. When it's a project that's in pre-production they only request a citation. That's where the reliability falls apart because bloggers report on actors being approached for projects as if it's a done deal. So people contribute based on rumors.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/29/2013|
OP, you may not be around here anymore, but I LOVE your opening post.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/29/2013|
So nobody cares that Maria came out as bi?
At least she's braver than most of the other actors we talk about on here.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/29/2013|
Any photos of this Clare?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/29/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/29/2013|
So we think there really is a Clare, it's not a codename for Mariska?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/29/2013|
Maria Bello should star in an intense lesbian drama. Imagine how hot she could be in a lesbian sex scene, this woman is so hot and sexy! She is not just a fake starlet such as....you know who!
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/30/2013|
So... she was in a relationship with a woman before this one. The other girl must be Mariska?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||12/01/2013|
Bump for the original.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||12/01/2013|
She should play in better movies. She is wasted.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||12/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 144||12/01/2013|
I made the fedora happen!
|by Anonymous||reply 145||12/01/2013|
Stephanie Zimbalist is a lesbian, too. What is it with lesbians and Fedora?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||12/01/2013|
I want to know who are the co-stars she was shagging (especially the one who argued with her a month after proposing).
|by Anonymous||reply 147||12/01/2013|
R138 Yes, that's her girlfriend.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||12/01/2013|
It wasn't a fedora, it was a trilby.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/01/2013|
R147 Julianne Moore? Robin Wright? Piper Perabo?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/01/2013|
At least now we know where the fedora came from - her girlfriend...
|by Anonymous||reply 151||12/02/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||12/02/2013|
It's true. Only on DL could we think her statement is more important for answering the question about the the fedora than the fact she actually came out.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||12/02/2013|
Well the fedora was puzzling us all, not her orientation. That part was understood.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||12/02/2013|
DL gets it right again.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/02/2013|