I have added a new(/old) portrait outtake of Mary at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival back when she was promoting the film ‘Smashed‘. Head to the gallery to check out the full-sized pic, taken by photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath.
The Dallas International Film Festival has posted the tribute video they did in honor of Mary last month when she received her Dallas Shining Star Award in Texas. Check it out below and head to the gallery to see the pics in case you missed them.
Now that the Dallas International Film Festival is over, I’ve added several new photos to the gallery of Mary attending the festival in addition to the ones I previously added. Also, be sure to check out this great new interview she did talking about her most recent films and photo portrait Mary did while at the event. Head to the gallery to check everything out!
DIFF Day 9
Q&A for SMASHED
DIFF 2013 Portraits
Mary looked lovely in blue while attending the Dallas International Film Festival yesterday in Texas to receive the Dallas Shining Star Award. Head to the gallery to check out the photos, the first few credited towards the respective owners. Shoutout to Ellie for posting the HQ ones!
Congrats again, Mary! Well deserved!
A reporter for Examiner also caught up with Mary at DIFF & shared the following story:
My favorite interview of the evening was with one of my favorite actresses, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Winstead has appeared in many films including Sky High, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Thing, Final Destination 3, and most recently starred in the independent film Smashed with “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul. Winstead talked to me about her favorite kinds of movies to do. She says that small movies that do not get trailers and that everyone is there because they are really passionate about it are her favorite. Of course, she also enjoys working on the bigger films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World where she got to play iconic comic book character Ramona Flowers. She and I spoke about my 9 year old newphew’s love of the film and how he makes us watch it with the commentary on so that he can learn trivia about his favorite film. The photo in the slideshow of us speaking shows her reaction to this, along with finding out he went as the title character for Halloween carrying around the famous, “Have you seen a girl with hair like this?” drawing. Winstead was very honored to have gotten the call about DFS wanting to honor her accomplishments and spoke about how well Dallas was treating her. Winstead has several projects that will be released later this year. The first one, which she spoke a little about, is The Spectacular Now which will be released in August. It is directed by her Smashed director James Ponsoldt. Winstead has a supporting role in the film. She also talked about finishing up the comedy A.C.O.D. with the “very funny” co-stars Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Winstead was unsure of when the film will be released.
Huge congrats are in order to Mary Elizabeth Winstead!! It was just announced that our favorite actress will be receiving the Dallas Shining Star Award at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival. Below is the press release with the announcement:
The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today that actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead will accept the Dallas Shining Star Award at the 2013 Dallas Film Society Honors presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation April 12.
“Mary Elizabeth is the kind of effervescent shining star that is inspiring and fun to watch,” said James Faust, Artistic Director of the Dallas International Film Festival. “We are happy to honor this kind of artist who is inspiring a new generation of filmmakers – shining stars have spirits that are simply infectious, and Mary Elizabeth is just that kind of actress.”
Winstead starred in the film SMASHED that Faust refers to as “so amazing.” In SMASHED, which will play during DIFF, Winstead plays a wife whose bond with her husband, played by Aaron Paul, is built on a mutual love of alcohol. Their relationship is put to the test when Winstead’s character decides to get sober.
Winstead’s other notable film roles include SKY HIGH, THE RING TWO, the horror remake BLACK CHRISTMAS, Tarantino’s GRINDHOUSE and the blockbuster LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD. Her television credits include the NBC daytime drama “Passions,” where she played the role of Jessica Bennett, for which she received nominations from The Hollywood Reporters’ Young Star Awards and the Young Artist Awards.
SO happy for her! Completely well deserved. Congrats again, Mary! 😀
I went ahead and capped all the deleted scenes from the Smashed DVD. Be sure to check them all out in the gallery and I will continue capping the special features from the DVD throughout the week.
Deleted Scene– “Kids Asking Kate the Gender of the Baby”
Deleted Scene– “Kate and Charlie Play Piano”
Deleted Scene– “Santa’s Village”
Deleted Scene– “Kate Cooks for Charlie”
Deleted Scene– “Longer Shares at AA Meeting”
Thanks to Melanie, we’ve uploaded over 1000 screen-caps of Mary’s amazing performance in Smashed. Head to the gallery to check them out.
I’ve also begun capping the deleted scenes. The first deleted scene is already up in the gallery as well.
Be sure to keep checking back! I’ll be adding more caps from the DVD extras. Additionally, a new interview with director James Ponsolt, who directed Smashed has been posted online and he talks about why he chose Mary and how they filmed the emotional scene towards the end of the film. Click HERE to read the full interview. Below is James’ reason as to why he picked Mary for the lead role:
I knew Mary from many movies, especially Scott Pilgrim which I really loved her in. That’s obviously a hyper-stylized live-action cartoon of a movie but she gives a really grounded, naturalistic and strong performance in it. And I think there’s a reason Mary has been in a number of action and horror movies: she’s tough, she doesn’t feel weak and fragile. And it was important to us that the person who was going to play Kate to be someone who could be a surrogate for the audience. It was important for us to have someone who was brilliant and had a great sense of humor; who would allow us to laugh with her and not just at her. It was a strong and complicated person. And Mary knew she hadn’t done films before where she was in every single scene and acted this kind of way. So she was nervous and shouldered the burden of the film. The movie lives or dies by her performance. I didn’t ask her to audition, but when we first met over lunch and had a long several-hour conversation getting to know each other, she offered to put herself on tape to give her take on the character. So she did that at home and did a lot of scenes, including this one. I watched them with my wife and we were just blown away by her.
In anticipation of the March 12 DVD release date, Sony Pictures Classics has released a small clip that shows how the film was made.
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, SMASHED is an intensely moving story about love, fidelity and what it means to love someone and be committed to them, while recognizing the need to change your life…and the heartbreaking discovery that your partner won’t be changing with you.
Blu-ray & DVD Special Features include:
• Commentary with Director James Ponsoldt & Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead
• Deleted Scenes
• Two Featurettes:
o Making Smashed
o Toronto Film Festival Red Carpet and Q&A
SMASHED has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated R for alcohol abuse, language, some sexual content and brief drug use.