jueves, 5 de marzo de 2009

Did Kristen Stewart Really Bash Twilight Fans?

How can Kristen Stewart complain about Twilight and keep working?—Brandi, Greensboro
I assume you're talking about the Nylon magazine interview, in which Stewart calls Twilight fans' enthusiasm "thoughtless"? Or how her dad went even further and implied that Twilight is not a "great movie"?
But it's not just Stewart slinging buzzkill. Remember how Katherine Heigl spat on Grey's Anatomy's writers, moaning that her $225,000-an-episode lips weren't getting enough scenery to chew? Or teenage Jessica Biel, who whined about the limitations of her role in 7th Heaven?
All of them are still being pelted with money, thanks. And the main reason is that in Hollywood, what sounds like a complaint is actually a secret code that means something completely different.
So what's the message?
How about "I want more money," or "I want out of my contract," or "Hey, casting directors, I'm not just a pretty ass, I'm, like, a serious actress, so go ahead and consider me for that role as a peasant girl suffering from rickets"?
As for exactly what Stewart said, she told Nylon, ""Anywhere we'd go for Twilight was a psychotic situation. The sound was deafening, and it's thoughtless, as well…You get a slew of all these bullshit questions like, 'What's it like to kiss a vampire?' and 'How much do you love Robert?' Then you'll get one that's actually real, but you're like, 'No, I can't right now, I can't even consider [it]."
Sure, casting director Bonnie Gillespie tells me, some studio publicist may give the whining actress a "hand-slapping" after seeing a quote like that, but most Hollywood players know that when the talent complains, it's really more about business. And more often than not, the producers hear the call and give the actors something, like, say, dollars, to shut them up. And then everyone goes back to their emerald palaces or wherever it is that they live.
In fact, it's not impossible that an actress' complaints come at the prodding of some personal publicist eager to reposition a client.
"It wouldn't surprise me if a publicist were saying, ‘It might be wise to drop a subtle complaint'," says Gillespie, who runs the casting and production company Cricket Feet.
And those complaints? They work. Thanks to her complaints—plus a nearly-nude shoot at age 17 in Gear magazine—Biel got out of her contract with 7th Heaven.
"It's never that an actor actually has a complaint about a project they're working on," Gillespie insists. "It has everything to do with politics."

Rob Pattinson's a Smart Boozer

Those Brits love to drink. And although Rob Pattinson might do it more than others, at least he's more in control than previous young famous misfits, à la Lindsay and Paris. Our friends over at Celebuzz got a surprising Pattinson sighting out last night. No, he wasn't sober, but he was technically in Hollywood.
R.P. was posted up at the Bar in the outskirts of H'wood last night, in "very good spirits" as he downed some bubbly with friends, Celebuzz reported. "He was sharing champagne with his group, passing it freely to others in the bar," a fellow drinker dished, adding that Rob looked quite sexy with his lips around that bottle.
So who did Pattz go home with at the end of the night?
After "encouragement" from bar patrons, say fairly sober witnesses, R.P. "resisted driving home" and got a ride to his friend's house.
Hmmm, wonder who exactly that might be? Hopefully he didn't continue the party too long, 'cause Robbie is supposed to begin production on New Moon today in Vancouver, B.C. Take good care of him up in Canada, Twilight loonies!