Since Nicole is pregnant, she decided to drop out of her next film, Scott Rudin’s The Reader, which means that Kate Winslet has taken over. She will star opposite Ralph Fiennes in the film. The role was originally for Kate and written for Kate, but because Kate was busy working, Nicole took it over. However, Nicole’s schedule kept getting pushed back, and now she’s preggers, so fate had it’s turn and it’s now back to Kate. The film is about “a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman in Germany runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth.” I’m not opposed to period pieces, but I’m king of getting sick of the abundance of them right now. And, it’s always either Kate, Keira or Nicole that play in these pieces. Think it’s because they look best in a corset?
Don’t get me wrong I think that these three woman aka The Corset Posse (Scarlett is a step-Corset posse member, she hasn’t been jumped in yet) are the best suited for these period piece roles, but it’s time for a new break-out star. I don’t want to see Keira’s accent getting thicker and thicker as the time pieces get older and older.
And, Nicole, I really have a love-hate with her. She’s either really good, or she kind of makes me want to throw up in my mouth.
And, Kate, I have no complaints as of yet. I think she’ll be great for The Reader but she’s almost teetering that fine line of almost being “period piece soiled”.
All I’m saying is we need a new member to be a part of the Corset Posse. Who will it be?