The Hollywood Reporter is teasing its pre-Oscar Hollywood Roundtables. For those of us who read and loved Arrival this short snippet featuring Amy Adams from the Actress Roundtables is just a lovely look at what drew her to the role. “It’s about a mother telling her daughter the story of her life.’’ That’s the aspect of the film—its’ heart—that appealed to me the most when I read the short story but, as Adams says, you don’t often think of male directors relating their vision in that way. That kind of emotional approach makes Denis Villeneuve’s current project—Blade Runner 2—even more intriguing to me.
This year’s roundtable includes women starring in a couple of the movies based on books we’re following: Taraji P. Henson for Hidden Figures and Isabelle Huppert for Elle as well as Natalie Portman (Jackie), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Naomie Harris (Moonlight) and Emma Stone (LaLa Land) — which is probably the movie I’m most eager to see, despite the bookish focus of my own site.
PS. What the hell is happening with that dress?! Is that a leotard under a silky spaghetti strap dress? I don’t get it.
And yes, I’d bring up the same superficial concern
if it was a man.