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.