Oh Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!
It seems that to get an Oscar these days, there’s only one way to go – play a famous person, preferably someone dead, who had a drug problem/disability or is a murdering psychopath (a la Charlize Theron in Monster). In the last ten years, six of the women awarded with the Best Actress Oscar have played noteworthy public figures.
Following her Best Actress nomination for playing, guess what, a recovering drug addict, Anne Hathaway is looking to apply Hollywood’s winning formula and play Judy Garland in up and coming biopic Get Happy. While everyone’s touting it as a film/musical extravaganza, there is no mention of the fact that this is going to be a pretty sadistic movie, given the fact that the late actress was forced into an amphetamine and barbiturate habit and repeatedly tried to commit suicide.
And they called them the golden years!? I’d prefer the modern day “million dollar contract and a personal trainer” treatment, thanks.