September 9, 2013

"Naomi Watts says she had to paralyse the right-side of her face to play Princess Diana in a new biopic."

"The 44-year-old actress was so determined to perfect the late Princess of Wales’ mannerisms that she changed the way her mouth moved."
“I didn’t just want to appear like her, it’s also about the tone of her voice and the way she moved her face,” Naomi explains.

“It’s completely the opposite of how I move my face. I move my face on the right-hand side and she moved hers on the left. I had to walk around with a cocktail stick in my mouth to paralyse the right-hand side of my face for weeks.”
Oh, she did it with a stick in her mouth. The headline made me think she used injections.

And isn't it a shame? After all that effort, the movie has putrid reviews. These body modification hijinks get attention from the awards-giving community, but not when the movie is terrible.

Stick in your mouth for weeks, eh? Not quite Christian Bale and "The Machinist," but thanks for playing Win an Oscar.


TML said...

Boring. These people should care more about securing a great script than gimmicks. My friend said the best thing about the 1990 Academy Awards was the fight that broke out between Christy Brown and Ron Kovic over the closest handicapped parking spot at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. I still laugh about that.

Peter said...

There is no one lower in the Hollywood order than the writer, and sometimes it shows. No amount good acting and stupendous sets can overcome an insipid screenplay.

Once the audience stops caring about what happens to the characters, who cares how well they are played?

jr565 said...

Marlon Brando used cotton balls in his mouth to get the Godfathers jowls. Now THAT'S acting!

CatherineM said...

I dont' know if you can judge by 8 reviews...however, I think this is more of a "Lifetime" television movie than a theatrical one.

Archie said...

Stick in her mouth? She should be thankful that Lady Di didn't have unusually erect posture. Where would the stick have gone then?

Sam L. said...

I vote "Don't Care".

Crunchy Frog said...

After 30-odd years I still don't get the fascination with Diana - or anyone who is only famous because s/he got married or was born to someone else famous (who may not have done anything worthwhile either).

She was the '80s version of Kim Kardashian, minus the sex tape.

JDR said...

She's not a bad actress, but even with her facial contortions, she doesn't even come close to anything Diana -- looks, body, movement, demeanor, whathaveyou.

I'm surprised she agreed to the role in the first place. It's a smarmy Lifetime Television type movie at best and a slanderous, gossipy piece of garbage at worst.

The woman is dead. Her sons are grown, and one has a son of his own. Move on.

heyboom said...

Stick in your mouth for weeks, eh? Not quite Christian Bale and "The Machinist," but thanks for playing Win an Oscar.

Wait until you get a load of Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyer's Club".

Joe said...

Did she also give herself a lobotomy?

Strelnikov said...

Sure the film probably stinks. What would you expect from such a riveting subject?

On the other hand: Naomi Watts.