Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on New Smashed Reviews and Interviews
With SMASHED in UK theaters today, new interviews and reviews about Mary’s role in the film have been posted online. The first interview comes from HeyUGuys, where they talk about the film and her performance, awards buzz, superhero movies (and the Captain America 2 rumors), as well as where she sees her career going from here.
The UK’s The Week also says that Mary’s performance deserves an Oscar win:
This small, precisely observed portrait of alcoholism is “an unsentimental movie for the age”, says Stephen Holden in the NewYork Times. Reminiscent of the classic Days of Wine and Roses, minus the old-time Hollywood melodrama, “it is anchored in a solid, convincing performance”by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Playing Kate with resonant intelligence and healing humour, Winstead is “a revelation”, says Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. and
should be on the list for a best actress Oscar nomination. Together with Aaron Paul, “they are dynamite”.
Winstead is “never less than excellent”as the grandly unhinged Kate who ends up hanging by a thread, says Joshua Rothkopf in Time Out. The self-control in her performance is “astounding”.
BBC News also has an interview with Mary which you can view here.
“I’m very aware my chances are not very high so I’m not getting my hopes up,” says the actress, previously seen in quirky movies like Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.
“But it’s lovely to hear anyone say anything like that about a performance I’ve done, and I certainly can’t help but fantasise about the idea of being a part of it in some way.”
“I had seen Mary in big action films like Die Hard 4.0 and the remake of The Thing,” says Smashed director James Ponsoldt, whose work won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival last January.
“But spending time with her, I realised what a wonderful imagination she has and how willing she was to really prepare for this role.”
And finally, The Guardian has a video review that you can view here.
Posted onWritten byJessicaComments Off on Marvel Wants Mary Elizabeth to star as Agent 13 in Captain America: Winter Soldier
Woah. Talk about a change! Fresh off all the buzz Mary is currently getting for her indie film Smashed, Marvel wants Mary to star as Agent 13/ Sharon Carter in Captain America 2: Winter Soldier. Screencrush (via Latino Review) has the scoop:
‘Captain America 2? (aka ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’) has been working hard to find the right actress to star as Agent 13/Sharon Carter in the upcoming superhero sequel. A number of names have been rumored for the part including Alison Brie, Imogen Poots and Teresa Palmer. But none of these actresses have tested for the part yet. And why not? Because another actress not on any of the previous lists may have already snagged the role.
Latino Review is reporting that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is currently Marvel’s top choice to star as Agent 13 in ‘Captain America 2? and she’s the reason why Brie, Poots, Palmer and the like have yet to actually read for the role.
Can you guys see Mary in the role? We all know she can kick some on-screen butt and possibly seeing her reunite with her Scott Pilgrim co-star Chris Evans would be nice.
‘Captain America 2′ is set for an April 4, 2014 released date.