Home Forums Movies People who turned down Oscar nominated/winning roles

People who turned down Oscar nominated/winning roles

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 2 posts - 91 through 92 (of 92 total)
Created
9 months ago
Last Reply
9 months ago
91
replies
7079
views
32
users
Emmyfan
10
RobertPius
10
Dan Jo
7
  • Profile picture
    CateNicole
    Joined:
    Jun 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203439711

    don’t know about them but his first choice was kidman

    From IMDB:

    Nicole Kidman expressed in a Vogue interview that had she been offered the role of Michele, she would have accepted it. However, Paul Verhoeven had previously stated that she was the first actress he approached to play the part.

    After producer Saïd Ben Saïd sent Paul Verhoeven a copy of the book by Philippe Djian, Verhoeven’s interest was immediately piqued. The initial plan was to produce the movie in the United States, but there were problems finding a female lead. Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore and Diane Lane were offered the role, but they all passed on the opportunity. Marion Cotillard and Carice van Houten were also considered. According to Paul Verhoeven, most actresses immediately turned down the part as soon as they had read the script, instead of waiting for a few days which is standard practice. One of the actresses said she felt uncomfortable because of things that had happened to her in the past, one didn’t give any reasons but just said, ‘certainly not’. Verhoeven told The Guardian that the only American actress who would have been game, he thinks, was Jennifer Jason Leigh, “She would have had absolutely no problem. She’s extremely audacious. But she’s an artistic presence and we were looking for names”, he said. Verhoeven decided to relocate the shoot of Elle to France after his inability to find a lead actress and an American company willing to produce such a controversial film. Verhoeven revealed that Isabelle Huppert had heard of the plans to adapt the book, and called around to express her interest in the project long before he himself finally got involved. Fortunately, Verhoeven and Huppert were fans of each other’s work, and had wanted to work together for a long time, so Huppert’s participation was quickly secured. Although Huppert had difficulties relating to her character, Verhoeven was exceptionally pleased with her performance, stating that she brought things to the role beyond what was written in the script.

    —-

    This really could’ve been big for Kidman. Her work has been very emotionally-charged as of late. Would’ve been nice to see her play a role that is detached. But I also suspect that is, in part, something that Huppert decided upon. It’s there in the script, but I imagine Isabelle brought it to another level that really defines the character.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Lil Tony
    Joined:
    Sep 17th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203442650

    I thought Charlize Theron was supposed to play Alicia Vikander’s role in The Danish Girl.

    FYC:

    Riz Ahmed- Best Actor for Sound Of Metal
    Daniel Kaluuya - Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah
    Amanda Seyfried - Best Supporting Actress for Mank

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 2 posts - 91 through 92 (of 92 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Enterta... - Jan 17, 2021
Movies
RobertPius - Jan 15, 2021
Movies