Mila or Blake?
I received an email yesterday from Lila. She noted that she’d found something really, really funny when reading about Black Swan. When she explained it to me, I also found it really, really, REALLY funny. Or, as Lourdes Leon would say, vair vair LOL.
Black Swan has been nominated for several awards. Is expected to contend for Best Picture. They all agree it’s Darren Aronofsky’s strongest film. Some say it’s a masterpiece. Natalie Portman is considered a front-runner for Best Actress. Mila Kunis too has been acknowledged by the Screen Actors Guild for her supporting performance. And apparently Blake Lively wanted that to be her.
See? Now you’re laughing too.
Turns out Blake auditioned for Mila’s part. (Source) Needless to say, Aronofsky wasn’t as easily persuaded as Ben Affleck. Can you imagine? Blake Lively mumbling through Black Swan?
What makes it even better though, as Lila noted, is that Blake was rejected after auditioning. Mila, on the other hand, as explained by Natalie Portman during her interview on NPR, was recommended by Portman. And as soon as Aronofsky met her, no audition required, he gave her the role.
As previously reported, Blake also went in to read for Alfonso Cuaron’s repeatedly delayed Gravity. He said no thank you. And she tried out to be Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (more on the status of this project soon). Carey Mulligan confirmed that instead. Because Carey can act. And Blake...
Yeah, you’re right. Many actresses can’t act. She shouldn’t be singled out. But these people who make those lists, these celebrity pushers and publicists, they keep trying to include Blake Lively among the elite leading ladies. It’s ridiculous. THAT is the point here. It’s one thing to not be able to act and work on a show on the CW. It’s another to keep leaking to people that you’re up for prestige project after prestige project among the best of the best. Also... she’s always trying to show me her tits. Still not sure what that has to do with acting ability.
Here’s Blake last weekend in the SNL Digital Short for I Just Had Sex. Makes a lot more sense than Blake in Black Swan.
And this is Mila Kunis all smiles yesterday in LA. From some angles (not in these photos) she looks a little like Rachel Weisz. I wonder if that was weird for him when he was directing her.