May 24, 2021 at 1:51 pm #1204269550
The rules are:
– Movie and year
– Name of the actress who had to drop out due to pregnancy
– Actor who got the part: …… better / worse / same
– Closer (2004)
– Cate Blanchett
– Julia Roberts (worse)
Though Roberts did a good job, I believe that Blanchett would have been better
Your turn, folks 🙂
Best Picture: The Way of The Wind
Best Director: Decision to Leave
Best Actress: TAR
Best Actor: The Whale
Best Supporting Actress: The Whale
Best Supporting Actor: Poor ThingsMay 24, 2021 at 2:01 pm #1204269573
-Main female character is said to be inspired by the actress Clara Bow.
It obviously hasn’t been released, but I’m glad Robbie will be in the film.May 24, 2021 at 5:22 pm #1204269864
The rules are: – Movie and year – Role – Name of the actress who had to drop out due to pregnancy – Actor who got the part: …… better / worse / same I´ll start – Closer (2004) – Anna – Cate Blanchett – Julia Roberts (worse) Though Roberts did a good job, I believe that Blanchett would have been better Your turn, folks
per Mike Nichols Biography, Cate Blanchett got a nice payout out of Closer. Since, they couldn’t fire her Bc of pregnancy n they didn’t think her body would be nude ready for scene. Then it was between Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Julia was chosen Bc he thought she fit in visually better with other 3 actors.
great book to read.May 24, 2021 at 5:23 pm #1204269870
Nicole Kidman dropped out of The Reader Bc of pregnancy.May 24, 2021 at 6:35 pm #1204270006
Melanie Griffith had to bow out of As Good As It Gets and then enters Helen HuntMay 24, 2021 at 6:36 pm #1204270008
Jodie Foster dropped out of Double Jeopardy due to pregnancy
Annette Bening dropped out of Batman Returns as Catwoman for that same reasonMay 24, 2021 at 9:54 pm #1204270188This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 24, 2021 at 11:33 pm #1204270234
Wow, didn’t know that! I wonder if Kate would’ve still won for Revolutionary Road or remain Oscarless till this day.
She almost certainly would have won for RR, the better role.
A pregnant Bette Davis dropped out of Possessed. Rival Joan Crawford took the role and the Oscar nom. She arguably would have taken the award too had she not just won a couple of years before.May 25, 2021 at 7:26 am #1204270507
I saw James L. Brooks speak at a TCM event. He said he wrote Broadcast News for Debra Winger (sort of surprising since I thought they didn’t get along on Terms of Endearment.)
Couldn’t find a replacement, was about to settle on someone not quite right (I wonder who? Anyone know?) and somebody suggested he see Raising Arizona and there he discovered Holly Hunter.
Hunter was great but I think Winger would have been pretty good too.
I read somewhere that it was Catherine O’Hara!May 25, 2021 at 8:44 am #1204270674
Melanie Griffith had been cast as Kit in Bertolucci’s 1990 film, The Sheltering Sky, but dropped out due to pregnancy and was replaced by Deborah Winger. The baby Griffith was pregnant with grew up to become an actress— Dakota Johnson.May 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm #1204272099This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 25, 2021 at 3:56 pm #1204272415
The Reader was first offered to Winslet but she passed I believe Bc would shoot at same time as R. Road. Then Nicole Kidman dropped out Bc of pregnancy n movie got pushed and Winslet did it. She would of won for R. Road anywaysMay 25, 2021 at 5:44 pm #1204272577
The role of Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter films was for Helen McCrory (May she RIP) but was passed due to pregnancy. Enter Helena Bonham Carter and it was one of her iconic screen roles. McCrory later joined as Narcissa Malfoy.Not now
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