Friday, December 22, 2006
Developing a Movie Star Crush
She has this incredible voice, you see, which I just find so sexy and although I only remember her doing an English accent, I bet she actually has a Scotish accent which I just love. And she can sing too. She was terribly misused in two of the Harry Potter movies where she's Moaning Myrtle and over the top awful. She has been lately the doomed, dowdy, mousy girlfriend/abandoned wife on Who and on Nova. So the performance that is knocking me out is in Topsy Turvy, which shows the genesis of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado and in which Henderson plays Leonora Braham who plays the 13 year old Yum-Yum and pulls it off because she looks so young, is 5 foot nothing tall, and is girlish slight of build. Other highlights in her good but less than steller career are Trainspotting, 24 Hour Party People, Tristam Shandy and I hear Wonderland is good but I've never seen it. You can now, alas, see the wear of age on her face so that she can no longer play 13 year olds. I still like her. A lot.
Of course these charges are dependent upon the alleged victim's credibility.
Well my heart has gone out to these young men and their families once it became apparent that something was rotten in the state of North Carolina and I am not taliking about the Duke football team. They are not out of the woods but a little justice in time for the holidays can be appreciated by all. God bless us every one.
Tony, I did a long post on the recent developments. As I wrote, I became convinced Nifong is really going forward and I got angry. It rarely pays to write while you're angry.
Yeesh...I'd heard of 20-somethings playing roles much younger (the "high school kids" on The OC are pushing 30), but that's ridiculous. What's even more ridiculous is that I was convinced she was less than half her age!