Monday, March 1, 2010

Celebs: They're just like us -- only better looking and dumber

Doing press interviews for a movie looks hellaciously dull. The studio publicist sticks you in a room, plants you in front of a camera (or speaker phone), shoves an earpiece in your ear and then makes you answer the same inane questions from KDKA, WTMJ, KGUN* and countless other stations. But if you want to make the big bucks and be a movie star, you gotta do it. It's called marketing. It puts butts in the seats and pays your salary.

Sadly, not every celebrity grasps this extremely simple concept. Our most recent offender is soon-to-be Hollywood nobody, and current star of the movie Leap Year, Matthew Goode. While doing an interview with a British paper, he said the following of his film...
"It's turgid. I just know that there are a lot of people who will say it is the worst film of 2010...(The location) was the main reason I took it, so that I could come home at the weekends. It wasn't because of the script, trust me...Do I feel I let myself down? No. Was it a bad job? Yes, it was. But, you know, I had a nice time and I got paid."

Yep. He just crapped all over his own movie. Not smart. Not at all.

In related news, I really wonder if Mr. Goode meant to say "putrid" (adj. of very low quality; rotten) or "wretched" (adj. poor, sorry, or pitiful; worthless) rather than "turgid" (adj. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic). Is it possible he can't even poo-poo his own movie properly? We've already established he's not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

*Yes, I too am alarmed that there's a station with the call letters KGUN.

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