Attention Twihards! Be honest … could you imagine anyone other than Kristen Stewart playing Bella Swan in the “Twilight” series? Well, there was once a time when producers weren’t sure who they would cast, and actress Michelle Trachtenberg claims the role could have been hers. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first “Twilight” film, was apparently interested in possibly casting Michelle, who she knew fromalmost (so many close calls with this one!) hiring her for the movie “Thirteen.” Apparently Hardwicke thought Trachtenberg would be a good fit for the quiet, vaguely sullen future vampire lover. Keep reading »
If you’re tired of sexed-up photos of Beyonce, Britney, and Miley, Paper magazine has the cure. They turned Michelle Trachtenberg, Veronica Webb, Charlotte Ronson, Gretchen Mol, Samantha Mathis and a slew of other actresses and models into dudes. Here, Trachtenberg dons a ‘stache, a tie, and a gut. (We think she looks a bit like “Mad Men”‘s Pete.) The actress said the transformation wasn’t much of a jump. “Most of my friends are guys, except a handful of girls,” she revealed. “I talk and think like a boy.” Check out more on Papermag.com.
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“Look at me. Tell me—where am I fat? It isn’t even about me, it’s about the message it sends to normal girls. Some girl in Middle America is gonna pick up [a tabloid] and say, ‘Oh Michelle is my favorite actress and they think she’s fat. What does that say about me?’”
—Michelle Trachtenberg defends her bodacious body. We are with her 100 percent but, uh, who says that she’s fat? Never heard it. And no offense, I really like Michelle, but I’m just not sure how many people put her in their “favorite actress” slot. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »
Michelle Trachtenberg may have played a bit of a manipulative bully on “Gossip Girl,” but, like many of us, she knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the torment. She opened up to Complex magazine about the bullies who tortured her in elementary, middle, and high school. Boy, did she have it bad. In elementary school, she says, a girl threw her down a flight of stairs, broke her ribs, punched and fractured her nose, and then lied about her. In junior high, a gang of girls pushed Michelle into lockers and stole her clothes after gym so she wouldn’t have anything to wear. Then in high school, a girl who had a drug addiction made Michelle’s life a “living hell” and even hurled a vodka bottle at her head once.
But Michelle was able to get a little revenge on the girl who pushed her down the stairs. As she left a restaurant, a group of about 20 paparazzi were outside and she said to the bully, “Oh, I’m sorry. I’m really famous. They need to take my picture. Sucks for you!” [Complex via Starpulse]
I, too, know what it’s like to achieve more than a school bully. Keep reading to see what happened. Keep reading »
“You know, you’ll walk by a construction site and it’s like, ‘You kiss your mama with that ass?’ What does that even mean? I don’t kiss my mama with my ass because it’s back there! My lips are up here, so that’s weird. It worked though, ’cause I turned around and was like, ‘What does that mean?!’ So he won.”
– “Gossip Girl”‘s Michelle Trachtenberg on the nastiest thing she’s heard when walking the streets of New York [Complex] Keep reading »