“Casting is so awkward. I’m too shy to meet [actresses]. I have the women come in and I don’t let them sit down. I make up some questions, but I couldn’t care less about chatting. I only see them to make sure that they haven’t gained 200 pounds or had five face jobs. I want to see that the woman I saw on the DVD is still intact.”
—Woody Allen talks to W magazine about his new flick, “Midnight in Paris,” which is screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Wow, he does such a bad job of making himself likable. Really, he meets with actresses just to make sure they’re still hot? Guess he liked what he saw with Rachel McAdams. [PopWrap] Keep reading »
Meg Ryan hasn’t gotten many roles since she—well, let’s be honest—messed up her face. Which is such a shame, because I watched “When Harry Met Sally” the other day on cable, and was reminded of how great she can be. So I’m glad to hear that she is settling into a new role behind the camera. Yep, homegirl is set to direct her first movie, “Into the Beautiful,” a flick about a group of friends reuniting, a la “The Big Chill.” Keep reading »
So, apparently, Jennifer Aniston didn’t love our idea for her to direct an all female version of “The Three Amigos” starring herself, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Looks like she wanted something more meaty and heartfelt for her directorial debut. She has signed on for “Project Five,” a Lifetime project that will meld together five short films about different breast cancer survivors. And Jennifer won’t be the only famous director—Demi Moore and Alicia Keys will also be stepping behind the camera for the cause. Keep reading »
Warren Beatty. Clint Eastwood. Drew Barrymore. Mel Gibson. So who will be the next actor to take a seat in the director’s chair? Miss Jennifer Aniston. “I have a project in development I’m going to direct,” she said recently. “After you get enough movies under your belt you sit back and go, ‘What’s next?’ It’s getting to a time where creatively I want to turn in a different direction.” [NY Post]
And a new direction sounds like a very good idea, since romantic comedy #1003, “The Bounty Hunter,” was lackluster and “The Switch”—an artificial insemination comedy once titled “The Baster”—doesn’t look much better. Since Jen hasn’t give us anymore information about what this “project” could be, our suggestions for her after the jump.
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It was a super hot week for Hollywood blockbusters and, more importantly, their directors. Too bad they don’t get any actual screen time. Peter Jackson was the lord of the red carpet at the “Lovely Bones” premiere. Yep, the man seriously went from hobbit to hot. Who knew what was hiding under all that facial hair and those 70 extra pounds? While all the tweens were swooning over “New Moon,” I was dreaming about sinking my teeth into director Chris Weitz. Were you aware of his dreaminess? And of course, my long-time director crush, Wes Anderson, was looking fantastic as always at the premiere of “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” If I must choose, here’s who I’d shun, shag, and marry. Keep reading »