Sunday, 10 July 2005
I’ve got the TV on. There’s this film called Firelight, with the wonderful Stephen Dillane and Lia Williams. Why, oh, why, is the heroine played by that dummy Sophie Marceau?
She’s a tête à claques (that’s French for someone you’d love to slap again and again and again until your hand burns) and she's my target today because there are numerous actresses who could have played that part so beautifully.
She looks sulky (I hate that) and she can’t act. She was dreadful in Braveheart; she’s dreadful in this too. Since I’ve never seen her in a French film I can’t tell whether her lack of acting talent in the films I mentioned stems from her speaking English: having to play a part in a foreign language (even if you’ve rehearsed it thoroughly) means that a big chunk of your brain is busy trying to control your tongue and you’ve got none left for the emoting, etc. I’m prepared to bet that she’s just as ghastly when she's using her mother tongue. At the time of Braveheart, she also spouted pretentious inanities in the UK newspapers – some real gems.
Oooh, just read on the Net that she was born Sophie Maupu. Maupu! Horrible sound. Blech!
Slap slap slap slap slap…..!
Posted by Bela at 6:30 pm