Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams were the absolute cutest at the European premiere of “Oz: The Great And Powerful,” held in London. The pair clasped hands for their requisite portraits — I’d like to think that Weisz is counseling Williams through her breakup with Jason Segal. Oh also, Mila Kunis was there and she looked amazing, too.
The Oscars are this Sunday, which means it’s time for snotty people who think they know better — i.e. moi – to complain about who should win but can’t because the Academy was stupid to nominate them. Here are 10 people who were completely screwed out of an Oscar nod this year, which blows because if I had my way, they would all win too. (Yeah, some of them overlap in categories, but in a world where I have a say in such things, there are tons of awards to go around.) Think I missed someone? Share who you wish was nominated in the comments!
I’ve done a pretty good job of convincing myself that I bear a certain resemblance to universal girlcrush Rachel Weisz. Nobody aside from myself has ever suggested that to me, but we have similar (large) noses, so I kind of took that idea and ran with it. Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t see it. Anyway, she always looks so freakin’ elegant, like she’s from another era. A cooler era! This Bottega Veneta dress fits her perfectly, the rust color is super-flattering to her complexion, and she’s pulling off that generally awkward below-the-knee length so well. Which shouldn’t be surprising, because I am pretty sure Mrs. James Bond can pull off aaaaaanything. I know, I know, she’s an incredibly talented and successful actress in her own right, not just someone’s wife… but she’s also Mrs. James Bond.
“I never really understand when people say that I like playing strong characters. I always find that a little weird because, I could be wrong, but I don’t think people ever say that to men. It’s like, well what should I play, a weak character? Does that mean that I can lift weights? I guess it means strong-minded, right? But it’s weird because people never say that about a male actor — Michael Fassbender or George Clooney, for example — that they love playing strong characters. It’s a weird gender thing.”
– Rachel Weisz (whose last name, for the life of me, I can never properly spell) brings up a good point about sexism in the ways we talk about male and female roles in Hollywood, even if the “strong women” comment is meant to be a compliment.
She’s right: no one ever commends an actor like Colin Firth when he plays a “strong” character, even though he has played characters with weaknesses as well, because a “strong” role for a male actor is considered the default. [The Sun UK]
There’s no story like “The Wizard of Oz,” but the upcoming film “Oz: The Great and Powerful” adds a new twist on the classic tale, telling the story of the Wizard himself, before Dorothy came skipping up the Yellow Brick Road. James Franco plays the future Wizard, while Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz play the three witches, Glinda, Theodora and Evanora. The latter — Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East — is pictured in the just released poster for the film, in theaters on March 8. I’ll be there, tornado or not.
Rachel Weisz is only the most flawless person in the history of the universe, so it’s understandably difficult for me to see her sartorial choices from an objective point of view. She could be wearing a fringed, spangled, red-white-and-blue Liberace-inspired costume and I’d be like, “Yes! I love it! So fresh!” The tiered Nina Ricci gown she wore to the premiere of “The Bourne Legacy” at the Deauville American Film Festival over the weekend definitely lacks that trademark Liberace panache, but one (not me) could argue that it does in fact look like dust ruffle upon dust ruffle upon dust ruffle.
I’m having a hard time deciding if I like the actual dress or not (like, if it were my loathed Lea Michele wearing it, would I think it was dreadful, or would I at least compliment her on her good work not wearing Marchesa?) but one thing is for certain — Rachel is so damn pretty! I will be debuting an angled middle part just like this one at my next formal function, i.e. probably never.