Friday, December 18, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

Jonathan Groff, on what it’s like to shoot a gay sex scene:

“So, when you first get there and you take off the robes and you’re in your weird little dick sock and your anal cover, there’s usually some, like, laughter, and then we sort of talk about what is happening in the scene. And we sort of do a rehearsal with our shorts on or whatever. And then we do it. I find [sex scenes] really fun and enjoyable and funny and weird and hilarious and a great opportunity to share a lot about characters. And there’s no words, so it’s an interesting thing to act. But I’ve never done a sex scene with someone who smells bad or I didn’t like something about them. That would be terrible. That’s the benefit I’ve had. I’ve never done a sex scene with someone that has not been so respectful and great about smelling fine and making it as palatable as possible.”

I could barely get beyond “anal cover” and so I’ll leave it at that.
Burt Reynolds, promoting his new memoir, on Charlie Sheen and his HIV status:

“He’s handled it badly, I think. His father is a very, very decent man and a dear friend of mine. I feel bad for him but Charlie, I don’t feel bad for him. He’s getting what he deserves. If you’re going to misbehave like that, they’re going to get you. He misbehaved badly. Very badly. But you know, when you’re that age, it’s tough. All those things are coming at you and it’s difficult.”

Funny. I remember back in the day when the rumor mills swirled that playboy Burt had AIDS and he said he was afraid the rumor would ruin his career.
You’d think he’d know better, but maybe his toupee is too tight or maybe he’s just an assh*le.
Caitlyn Jenner, on looking like a “man in a dress”:

“One thing that has always been important for me, and it may seem very self-absorbed or whatever, is first of all your presentation of who you are. I think it’s much easier for a trans woman or a trans man who authentically kind of looks and plays the role. So what I call my presentation. I try to take that seriously. I think it puts people at ease. If you’re out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable. So the first thing I can do is try to present myself well. I want to dress well. I want to look good. When I go out, as Kim says, you’ve got to rock it because the paparazzi will be there.”

I understand she’s new to this, and she’s still transitioning, but does she have to transition from one kind of an asshat to another kind of asshat.
Caitlyn looks like Caitlyn, and she should accept that, but she also needs to know that other people, trans or otherwise, look like themselves. Maybe she should transition into accepting all people as they are?
To be fair, she has, once again, apologized for putting her foot in her mouth, but I still wish she'd think before she speaks.
Janine Turner, former Northern Exposure actress and current has-been wingnut, on how Darth Vader’s costume was black because Star Wars movies were based on the Bible:

“Regarding Darth Vader, please! The Bible talks darkness and light. This is about evil and good. Darkness and light. This doesn’t have anything to do with anything else, this goes back to biblical times. It’s been discussed in the Bible, Jesus talks about it. It’s about darkness and light, evil and good.”

I guess this is what happens to actresses who cannot get a job after being on a hit show?
Siddown Janine, sometimes a movie is just a movie, and not about the Bible at all.
Barbara Walters, while interviewing Bradley Cooper for her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015 special:

“I could just sit and stare at you but that would take too much time, but I, I find you very screwable.”

Grandma needs a nap.
I remember when Walters was considered a serious journalist, interviewing all kinds of heads of state, and now the eighty-six-year-old is reduced to tired come-ons to forty-year-old men, young enough to be her grandson.
Don't get me wrong, Cooper is screwable, but for Walters to say that ... ew.

11 comments:

mistress maddie said...
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mistress maddie said...

I would most definitely watch Jonathan in a sex scene. But the anal cover made me chuckle. And it worries me Caitlyn is around Kim so much. She should watch what advice she takes from her. She needs to be herself and distance herself from that family, except her two own daughters. Barbara needs to put the interview cap and notepad away.

the dogs' mother said...

Barbara!!! Let's imagine Tom Brokaw saying that to an actress...

anne marie in philly said...

hell, I would say that to mah homie bradley and not bat an eye. but I am only 61...

Blobby said...

I find Bradley to be better in moving pictures than still ones. He doesn't represent as well in that forum.

Raybeard said...

Oh Burt! Thirty years ago rumours were rife that you were suffering with the Big A (I remember it clearly), which you handled - unwisely? - with first an enigmatic silence, then assuring the world that you were really ALL MAN! But now, to even give a back kick to someone who's down for that same reason, now with his story all over the shop, where's your dignity? Shame on you! (Situation particularly poignant since Sheen Senior was the star of the London West End production I saw of Larry Kramer's pioneering 'The Normal Heart').

We're just starting to see the cinema trailers for 'Joy' - and already with this new B.C. film coming up I can't keep my hands off myself. So, lay off, Miss - repeat, MISS - Walters! He's mine! (even if only in my fantasies - sigh!)

Helen Lashbrook said...

Bradley Cooper - one of the ten most interesting people in the world in 2015? Please Ms Walters give me a break; even Sepp Blatter is of more interest than Bradley C (whoever he is).

Dave R said...

Walter's top 10 list has limitations because... because... well, I think these are the only 10 who agreed to sit down and chat with her... or were there other's I'm not aware of?

Mitchell is Moving said...

1. I don't remember anything I read on that one after the words "anal cover."
2. Not even sure what Burt's point IS.
3. Sadly, I think we expect too much from Caitlyn. Apparently, that's as "thinking" as she gets before she speaks. And, any statement that includes, "as Kim says," couldn't possibly be of any use to anyone.
4. Your confused your description of Janine Turner. She's a has-been ACTRESS; she's STILL a wingnut.
5. Really. EW!!!

barry simon said...

What if an 86 year old gay man said Bradley Cooper is screwable, would your response be the same? Is it the age that bothers you so much? Is it the difference in ages? Is it the fact that Walters used to interview heads of state but is now/still interviewing Hollywood stars? What exactly is bothering you? For the record, older men and women are sexual beings. It doesn't necessarily go away when you hit, say, 50. And when you reach 86--and hopefully you will--you might understand this. Meanwhile, at nearly 72, I agree with Barbara.

Bob Slatten said...

@Barry
It's not the age, it's just that Walters used to be the "go to" for hard hitting political interviews--Sadat, Khaddafi, US Presidents, et al--and I just think when she starts including lines like "You're screwable" in an interview, perhaps it's time she stop talking.
And, though i didn't thibk of it, The Dogs Mother wondered what the reaction if Tom Brokaw interviewed say a Jennifer Lawrence and called her "screwable." Would we all just giggle and snort or would we be offended.
I have no problem with Walters being a sexual being, if she is one, but let's keep it out of the interviews because it lessens you.