Actors are largely good looking people who knew early on they couldn’t work an honest job. Add on all the hidden gay and restrictive girdles and you have lazy people with secrets. What’s not to love?
Not all actors shy away from demanding roles. Watch Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant and realize your gig at the mall isn’t all that horrible. Nicole Kidman takes on difficult characters insomuch as its hard to find A-list actresses who will take off their clothes in well lit scenes. Big Little Lies was about her seventeenth such role. Kidman’s late 40’s breasts look spectacular. They may not be late 40’s.
Kidman claims her wife abuse sex scene in Big Little Lies left her with physical bruises and serious real world rage. It seemed like a cliche actor’s tale of harrowing job responsibilities until she backed it up:
“I just felt completely humiliated and devastated. And angry inside. I went home and I threw a rock through a glass door. I was obviously holding all that rage and what had been done.”
It’s hard for actors to understand this is how most people feel when home from a bad day at work. Though breaking expensive shit is the purview of wealthy white women after tough TV scenes and Trump victories. Most people simply drink and call their children losers. The difference in how you wallow can mean the difference between a golden statuette and simply being an asshole.
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