nixy1991 wrote:panos86 wrote:nixy1991 wrote:While all that is true, it still doesn't explain why she and her production company aren't seeking out and developing material that would give her the opportunity to act in roles that Hollywood wouldn't otherwise consider her for. A lot of people are doing it, and I get that it's difficult, but I like to think she's powerful enough to do it, too. I'm not being negative or trying to disprove all these great projects she's been doing lately, in fact it's all really exciting and admirable, but they all seem to be advancing her career as a mogul, but not as an actor. Why not both?
And like Daisy said, I don't really care what the genre is. She can do whatever genre there is, as long as there's talented people with decent track record involved. And her being away from the big screen for two or more years at a time doesn't help either, so it's not like she can afford to have a ton of missteps anymore.
All that said said, I feel like we're talking in circles at this point. lol She'll do what she wants and that's it. And it's not like she's becoming some D-lister doing straight to DVD movies.
People who know more about the industry could enlighten us but i think that a production company needs to prove itself first with a certain catalogue, grow its revenue, have a specific reputation etc before attracting certain talent or material... i think Jen is working on this first. For example even if new in the industry i don't think Lanthimos would accept an offer from Jen's company for an indie film starring her. I think artists of a certain talent are afraid to be associated with mainstream stars like Jen.
Her best bet would be to get the rights to some great book, find a great raw talent to direct it from a good festival and just experiment for the heck of it. I wouldn't expect immediate results in critical or commercial success though and i think Jen feels satisfied as an actress with the stuff she has already going on and i don't blame her... with SoB, Griselda and the musical i feel that she has enough serious work already.
Yeah, of course companies need to grow and prove themselves. From the looks of it, she's really making a lot of big moves in the TV industry, but I wish she'd do the same for movies. Maybe in time. And her company actually is relatively young, and it seems like they're only now starting to kick it into gear.
I hope you're wrong about what you said about directors like Lanthimos. Obviously, she's never going to be in one of his movies specifically, his movies usually go places I don't think she could stomach (I'm assuming based on her saying even SoB is too dark for her), but she definitely needs to work with directors that know how to get the best performance out of her and even push her a bit. And it doesn't even have to be "dark." Emma Stone's performance wasn't dark and she won an Oscar for it.
And we need one big Hollywood musical from her. Hopefully they start thinking about that after she crushes Bye Bye Birdie.
BTW, have you heard Elaine say it took them six years to get Second Act off the ground? That's insane, and I guess that means it's another passion project, like Griselda.
Yeah i hope i'm wrong too tbh but from the looks of it not many are willing to take a chance with her. Maybe in time. Let's hope her recent moves will attract some decent attention. Lanthimos was just an example of someone new with low budget and artistic integrity that could work with her even as a personal challenge. Bigger names are even harder.
And yeah i totally agree about not having to be "dark", i've been saying it for years. Genre is irrelevant... i just mentioned such an artist because looks like it's a "must" for some in here. smdh
+1000000000000 for a big musical
wow! 6 years for this?! Had no idea... let's hope all this effort is worth it.