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Melissa Leo On Dating Hazards Of “Strong, Powerful Women”

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Melissa Leo paid for her own "For your consideration ..." Oscar ads. Read More »
Droppin' The F-Bomb
Whoopsies. Melissa Leo dropped the F-bomb at an inopportune moment. Read More »
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“… 80 percent of female actors are pretty strong, powerful women, and that’s a very hard relationship for men to have. Even today, in 2012, the guy is supposed to be in charge. I see it in every heterosexual relationship I know, the acquiescence of the female. When I observe people being coupled, I see too many compromises that I don’t know that I could make or would want to make.”

– There’s lots of interesting stuff in Melissa Leo‘s Q&A in The New York Times Magazine, but what was most interesting to me was the stuff she said about relationships. Melissa jokes — at least, I think she was joking — about how she always picks a gaffer on-set to be her imaginary boyfriend because that’s so much easier than being in a real relationship. I don’t 100 percent agree with her theory here because I know there are guys who love strong, powerful women and who are willing to make compromises — but maybe she was just speaking to the male-dominated microcosm of Hollywood. [NY Times Magazine]

What’s The Most Inappropriate Time You’ve Dropped The F-Bomb?

Watching Melissa Leo drop the f-bomb during her Oscar acceptance speech made me feel a little bit better about my own f-bomb mishap. Sometimes it just happens at the most inappropriate moments. For me, it was back in my days as a high school teacher. It was 8th grade visitors night and parents and potential students were coming through my classroom to watch my students rehearse for an upcoming school play. One of my actresses fell on the stage and her skirt flipped up so all of our visitors saw her underwear. That’s when I started to laugh uncontrollably. I know it’s wrong, but I just couldn’t stop. I laughed so hard that I got a gushing nosebleed. Don’t think this story can get any worse? You’re wrong. Keep reading »

Melissa Leo Runs Own “For Your Consideration” Ads. But Will It Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Melissa Leo was uh-maze-zing in “The Fighter” as a mother/manager who sticks by her former-wrestler son even when it’s pretty clear that he’s a junkie who screws up everything. Leo won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the performance. But I guess she’s a little nervous about the Oscars? Apparently, Leo placed ads yesterday in publications like Deadline, that Academy Award voters read. She paid for the ads herself. “I took matters into my own hands. I knew what I was doing and told my representation how earnest I was about this idea,” she said. “I had never heard of any actor taking out an ad as themselves and I wanted to give it a shot.”

But the two ads she ran are terribly cheesetastic. Apparently, she thinks the Academy will be swayed by fur coats? Keep reading »

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