Two of the major qualities that earn my respect for an actress is the choices she makes in what she performs in, and how she performs in them. Choosing stupid films that don't involve any character emotional development, a good plot, or talented writing, in my opinion, show a lot about an actress and the person she is outside of the film. Obviously, acting is important too. If an actress is entirely expressionless, I can't imagine how she could be considered talented. Then there's the excessively emotional actress who seems to think if she shows enough emotion, she'll be considered a worthy actress. Finally, there's just the girl that can't act. You remember the lead actress in the middle school production of Romeo and Juliet? The one that couldn't get anything right? Yeah, Hollywood has that too, apparently.
1. Megan Fox-Good Lord, if ever there was a more overrated woman in the world. This girl took her Transformers fame and multiplied it by 100 to achieve the size of her ego. The only reason she's even honored for that film is because
2. Kate Hudson-I'll admit, I'm a bit unfairly biased against this woman, considering she got knocked up by my favorite front man in the world (Matt Bellamy). Either way, she really doesn't have anything worthy of remembering in 50 years. She's starred in a number of rom-coms, all entirely forgettable (Bride Wars, Something Borrowed). She is not distinctive as an actress in any way. She chooses safety films (chick flicks) that don't require a great deal of talent but will provide her with a substantial income for a year or so, then repeats the cycle. She thinks that she can live off of the fact that her mom, Goldie Hawn, was a decent comedy actress of her time. She's not her mother, but a heavily watered down version of Goldie.
|Oh hey guys look at my long Goldie Hawn blonde hair maybe if it's shiny enough people won't notice how utterly indistinctive and air-headed I actually am!|
3. Lea Michele-I have no respect at all for this woman. She seems to be one of the most shallow actresses of this generation. Her two major acting endeavors, Glee and New Year's Eve, I'm convinced were mostly because of her voice (which isn't eyebrow-raising, I'd say). Any emotion she attempts to show, seems forced and entirely lacking. I feel like I can read her emotional depth within 5 minutes of a Glee episode, not to mention that it seems she's doing some soul-selling just to get her name out there. When I think of a shallow actress of today, there's a reason she's the first one I think of.
4. Post-Friends Jennifer Aniston-This one might cause some protest. I'll have you know, I adore Friends and think Jennifer Aniston was perfect for her role as Rachel in the show. After the show, however, it all started to tumble downhill. Jennifer decided the only way to preserve her fame was to star in some awful chick flicks (The Break-Up, anyone?) that were so bad they left me embarrassed and horrified. I don't know if it's the enormous Hollywood fame that's gotten to her, but I don't see why she thinks that starring in as many bad movies as possible will preserve her career. She didn't do well in them at all. I have two theories: either she shone as a member of a talented group in Friends, but isn't good enough to perform equally as well as a lead in anything else, or she simply doesn't care anymore. After all, Friends has secured her for a lifetime, both in Hollywood recognition and income. She was great in Marley and Me (and pretty good in Horrible Bosses), though, which leaves me convinced she's aware her movies suck now but is too lazy to do anything better.
5. Kristen Stewart-Do I even have to elaborate? Not really, but I will anyway. She gives emotional depth to a sheet of paper. I don't know what Hollywood sees in her. Besides the Twilight series, I've seen her in The Runaways (and other films that she starred in as a young teenager), which some people claim shows a new side of her as an actress, but I disagree. She shows slight improvement in the film than in Twilight, but is still emotionally indifferent throughout. Even when she smiles, the smile doesn't go to her eyes. I remain entirely unconvinced that she is capable of showing any emotional complexity as an actress, which obviously is essential for performance in true Hollywood art. When I found out last week that she was starring in On the Road, I almost screamed. The book is so complex and profound that it requires true talented actors, and I know she won't be able to live up to those expectations in her role. Possibly one of the most overrated actresses in movie-makers eyes.
|I could slap her in the face with a fish and nothing would happen.|