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”.
“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.”