As much fun as all the negativity of the last two week’s top 10’s was, I wanted to turn the tables this week and talk about 10 actresses that I actually really love. These are the ladies that keep me coming back to the theatre again and again and whose films I always seek out.
Where is the love?: I love how she’s so comfortable being awkward. She doesn’t give a shit about how she is supposed to behave in interviews or at awards ceremonies and she’s also an excellent actress.
Best role: Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)
The one even see couldn’t convince me to see: House at the End of the Street (2012)
“I picked up an issue of Cosmopolitan the other day that had tips for job interviews, because I was like, ‘I need to get better at interviews.’ The article was basically about how to get someone not to hate you in 20 minutes. Every single thing they told you not to do, I was like, ‘I do that every day.’“
Where is the love?: She’s amazing in everything she does and has no need to keep injecting things into her face as she gets older. #imlookingatyoukidman
Best role: Charley in A Single Man (2009)
The one even she couldn’t convince me to see: The Ladies’ Man (2000)
“With actors, all our ages are out there for all to see – you can’t hide anything, really. And it’s kind of a relief. This is my age, this is what I look like without makeup on – who cares? That youth culture – that lying about your age – it’s all denial of death anyway.“
Where is the love?: She’s really, really versatile and her boobs are incredible and real!
Best role: Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (2010)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: Underdog (2007)
“I was a pretty scrappy, tough kid; I got in all sorts of fights at school. I defended myself – boys didn’t mess with me. But as one of seven children, you have to fight for everything anyway.“
Where is love?: I genuinely believe she is one of the most beautiful women who has ever lived… plus she’s a total badass!
Best role: Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria (2009)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
“I can understand there are things like shadows they need to fix after a shoot, but it’s unfair to represent an image of yourself if it’s not true. They’re gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo?“
Where is the love?: She picks really interesting roles and seems totally comfortable in herself.
Best role: Jean Craddock in Crazy Heart (2009)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
“I think sex is very interesting for most people, but I’m interested in sex as a way of communication, I’m not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene.“
Where is the love?: She lives up to every element of her hype. She’s just that good.
Best role: Joanna Kramer in Kramer vs Kramer (1979), although she has been fabulous in, like, everything
The one even she couldn’t make me see: Mama Mia! (2008)
“Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.“
Where is the love?: She chooses really interesting weird roles and although she isn’t classically Hollywood beautiful she is capivating.
Best role: India Stoker in Stoker (2013)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: Rogue (2007)“I like to do projects that challenge me, and hopefully in turn challenge the audience, or open your eyes to something you’re not aware of.”
Where is the love?: I don’t care what anyone says about Sandy B, I think she has amazing comic timing and I mean how incredible does she look at almost 50?
Best role: Gracie Hart in Miss Congenialty (2000)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: The Proposal (2009)
“I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.“
Where is the love?: She is an incredible chameleon who can disappear into any role.
Best role: Eva Khatchadourian in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
“I’ve been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I’ve been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity.“
Helena Bonham Carter
Where is the love?: Nobody plays beautifully batshit crazy like HBC and she is perfectly comfortable looking like a bag lady.
Best role: Marla Singer in Fight Club (1999)
The one even she couldn’t make me see: The Lone Ranger (2013)
“No, I can never rely on Tim to make me pretty.“