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(Entertainment Weekly)   Helena Bonham Carter will play Elizabeth Taylor in new BBC miniseries. TAKE THAT, LINDSAY LOHAN   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 75
    More: Cool, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Lindsay Lohan, broadway revival, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Noel Coward  
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2013-02-12 11:24:16 PM
Who will Johnny Depp play?
 
2013-02-13 12:09:06 AM
I didn't know Burton was doing work for the BBC.
 
2013-02-13 12:09:42 AM

RevMercutio: Who will Johnny Depp play?


Wyatt, I imagine.
 
2013-02-13 12:10:40 AM
Apropos of nothing, I believe it is never necessary to say, "take that" to Lindsay Lohan. She will always eventually take it.
 
2013-02-13 12:25:58 AM
You know, Dominic West might be able to pull off Burton.  Helena Bonham Carter might be able to pull off Liz (although I doubt that more).  But if you want to experience the tumult of their relationship you really only need to watch one film, and it starred both of them: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf.  I just can't imagine such an intense, personal movie being produced in America in this day and age.

/George Segal in a supporting role, now there's a guy who's had a long and varied career.
 
2013-02-13 12:46:26 AM

gopher321: Apropos of nothing, I believe it is never necessary to say, "take that" to Lindsay Lohan. She will always eventually take it.


"Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!" in the headline would have made this point much more eloquently.
 
2013-02-13 12:52:17 AM
Love Marla Singer

But she is not Liz Taylor in any way. This is bad casting.
 
2013-02-13 12:56:58 AM

Summoner101: gopher321: Apropos of nothing, I believe it is never necessary to say, "take that" to Lindsay Lohan. She will always eventually take it.

"Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!" in the headline would have made this point much more eloquently.


I doubt subby wants to be held responsible when she inevitably melts her computer monitor with a crack lighter after reading the headline.
 
2013-02-13 12:59:55 AM
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2013-02-13 01:00:19 AM
Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?
 
2013-02-13 01:01:52 AM

barneyfifesbullet: Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?


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2013-02-13 01:11:12 AM
I was unaware that Liz Taylor was fond of wearing the frumpiest attire imaginable.
 
2013-02-13 01:12:07 AM

coeyagi: I was unaware that Liz Taylor was fond of wearing the frumpiest attire imaginable.


Right, because actors bring their own clothes.
 
2013-02-13 01:16:24 AM

100 Watt Walrus: coeyagi: I was unaware that Liz Taylor was fond of wearing the frumpiest attire imaginable.

Right, because actors bring their own clothes.


Lighten up, Francis.  I was referring to HBC wearing frumpy clothes in a lot of her movies, not just her personal style.
 
2013-02-13 01:21:52 AM

Travis_Bickle: Love Marla Singer

But she is not Liz Taylor in any way. This is bad casting.


Watch her pre-Fight Club movies.
 
2013-02-13 01:34:17 AM
Dead hacks walking.
 
2013-02-13 01:42:06 AM
It's funny how everyone makes the same biopics over and over again at roughly the same time but no one cares about my Ernest Borgnine script.
 
2013-02-13 01:58:58 AM
I'd rather do Helena Bonham Carter than Lindsay Lohan.

Having done Lindsay Lohan (an experience likely shared by most of you reading this), I can say it's not really that impressive.
 
2013-02-13 03:00:28 AM
fta: ...the 90-minute telefilm will focus on Burton and Taylor's experiences starring opposite one another in a 1983 Broadway revival of Noel Coward'sPrivate Lives.

Sold. I'm so there.

Loves me some play-within-a-play, art-reflecting-life-reflecting-art stuff and NC is cool beans.

/HBC and West will pull it off and even if it isn't perfect it will be interesting*
//*In more than a "OMG, what a trainwreck!" way that POS Lifetime flick w. Lilo was.
 
2013-02-13 03:02:33 AM

Travis_Bickle: Love Marla Singer

But she is not Liz Taylor in any way. This is bad casting.


Helena Bonham Carter can act. I fail to see how it's bad casting.

If HBC as Liz is bad, then the world should have ended when Lohan was cast as Liz.
 
2013-02-13 03:43:32 AM
RevMercutio: Who will Johnny Depp play?


Montgomery Clift
 
2013-02-13 03:47:12 AM

Shadowtag: It's funny how everyone makes the same biopics over and over again at roughly the same time but no one cares about my Ernest Borgnine script.


I read it, it's faptacular. I'm just hoping it's going to be on Broadway before it hits the silver screen.
 
2013-02-13 04:34:37 AM
No matter how appalling this turns out to be, I'm sure we can all agree that it'll be far more compelling than Liz And Dick-which isn't that hard to accomplish, frankly.
 
2013-02-13 05:37:34 AM
I wonder which one will end up to have needed he most makeup?
 
2013-02-13 05:47:13 AM

optional: I'd rather do Helena Bonham Carter than Lindsay Lohan.

Having done Lindsay Lohan (an experience likely shared by most of you reading this), I can say it's not really that impressive.


I hate how she wants to stare into my eyes and say stupid things. She try that shiat with you?
 
2013-02-13 06:14:45 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: optional: I'd rather do Helena Bonham Carter than Lindsay Lohan.

Having done Lindsay Lohan (an experience likely shared by most of you reading this), I can say it's not really that impressive.

I hate how she wants to stare into my eyes and say stupid things. She try that shiat with you?


Yah but she was practices her lines for Mean Girls, so I didn't really mind.
 
2013-02-13 06:19:51 AM

Shadowtag: It's funny how everyone makes the same biopics over and over again at roughly the same time but no one cares about my Ernest Borgnine script.


I told you once: less McHale's Navy, more Airwolf. That's all the polish your treatment needs.
 
2013-02-13 06:48:57 AM

barneyfifesbullet: Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?


Yes, because actors cannot do American accents, right?
See also Dr. Gregory House, Jimmy McNulty, etc.
 
2013-02-13 07:35:06 AM
Yeah, Lindsay, stuff that in your pipe and smoke it!  Lindsay?  Linds?! Put Helena Bonham Carter down. OH MY GOD.
 
2013-02-13 07:37:00 AM

BumpInTheNight: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: optional: I'd rather do Helena Bonham Carter than Lindsay Lohan.

Having done Lindsay Lohan (an experience likely shared by most of you reading this), I can say it's not really that impressive.

I hate how she wants to stare into my eyes and say stupid things. She try that shiat with you?

Yah but she was practices her lines for Mean Girls, Parent Trap so I didn't really mind.


FTFY
 
2013-02-13 07:39:33 AM

coeyagi: I was referring to HBC wearing frumpy clothes in a lot of her movies, not just her personal style.


Well, when you think about it, her characters call for either period costumes that cover everything or "quirky offbeat manic chick".
 
2013-02-13 07:39:48 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: barneyfifesbullet: Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?

Yes, because actors cannot do American accents, right?
See also Dr. Gregory House, Jimmy McNulty, etc.


Not that it really matters anyway; most Americans don't have a good ear for accents.
 
2013-02-13 07:52:31 AM
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2013-02-13 07:57:33 AM

JasonOfOrillia: You know, Dominic West might be able to pull off Burton.  Helena Bonham Carter might be able to pull off Liz (although I doubt that more).  But if you want to experience the tumult of their relationship you really only need to watch one film, and it starred both of them: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf.  I just can't imagine such an intense, personal movie being produced in America in this day and age.



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2013-02-13 08:21:17 AM
I, for one, am curious to see how the wardrobe/special effects work out for HBC's torso.

Taylor had her some legendary lung capacity. Bonham Carter, while justly praised for some of her shirt-off work, is arranged a little differently.
 
2013-02-13 08:30:03 AM

NASAM: Not that it really matters anyway; most Americans don't have a good ear for accents.


And/or don't care.  In the UK there are many families that have lived in the same five-mile radius for five or six  generations, but US social and real mobility is such that a pretty good chunk of your neighbors were probably born 1000+ miles away even if you live in a relatively small town.  If you live in even a small city, talk to five people in a row and you'll get seven regional accents and three international ones.  We habitually filter it because otherwise we'd we wandering around looking puzzled all the damned time just walking down the block.

It's pretty natural that our major dialects/accents are tied to social/economic category rather than physical geography, when you think about it.
 
2013-02-13 08:37:26 AM

Travis_Bickle: Love Marla Singer

But she is not Liz Taylor in any way. This is bad casting.


HBC is one of the greatest chameleon actresses ever. If there is anyone who could pull Liz off, it's here.
 
2013-02-13 08:49:38 AM

Jim_Callahan: NASAM: Not that it really matters anyway; most Americans don't have a good ear for accents.

And/or don't care.  In the UK there are many families that have lived in the same five-mile radius for five or six  generations, but US social and real mobility is such that a pretty good chunk of your neighbors were probably born 1000+ miles away even if you live in a relatively small town.  If you live in even a small city, talk to five people in a row and you'll get seven regional accents and three international ones.  We habitually filter it because otherwise we'd we wandering around looking puzzled all the damned time just walking down the block.

It's pretty natural that our major dialects/accents are tied to social/economic category rather than physical geography, when you think about it.


Granted.  But I have to ask....what's the deal with the rather substantial percentage of the British population that seem to display rhotacism (using a "w" instead of an "r")?  It's kinda amusing to hear Louisa Lim on NPR saying "it's a vewy weal pwoblem awound the city".

/not trying to troll
//genuinely curious
 
2013-02-13 08:55:37 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: barneyfifesbullet: Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?

Yes, because actors cannot do American accents, right?
See also Dr. Gregory House, Jimmy McNulty, etc.


One more to frown on said shenanigans:

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2013-02-13 09:04:59 AM

JasonOfOrillia: You know, Dominic West might be able to pull off Burton..


I read yesterday that the BBC pulled the plug on the third series of The Hour. Arseholes.
 
2013-02-13 09:09:17 AM
She got famous doing Merchant Ivory productions, and she was good in them. And she was great in The King's Speech. She's definitely got acting chops, so I'll wait until she fails until I criticize her.
 
2013-02-13 09:10:10 AM

NASAM: HotIgneous Intruder: barneyfifesbullet: Oh, she has a British accent. So, that automatically makes it better.

No matter what it is. That's how it works?

Bueller?

Yes, because actors cannot do American accents, right?
See also Dr. Gregory House, Jimmy McNulty, etc.

Not that it really matters anyway; most Americans don't have a good ear for accents.


Really, Americans aren't as exposed to other accents as people in Britain or Australia are - not exposed to enough movies and tv without the generic American accent. I moved to PA from TN...admittedly, I have a lighter accent b/c I've lived abroad, and I also don't come from the mountains...absolutely NO ONE knew where I had come from. I even had one guy tell me "You must be trying to hide it", because so many people automatically equate south with the typical bad Hollywood southern accent. It's sad, really.

/I watch more BBC than anything on American tv
//HBC will do fine, I think
///still want Sherlock more than anything else
 
2013-02-13 09:13:47 AM

Travis_Bickle: Love Marla Singer

But she is not Liz Taylor in any way. This is bad casting.


For a Liz and Richard Burton maybe. For a Liz, Michael Jackson, and Larry Fortensky movie, she'd be great.
 
2013-02-13 09:15:17 AM
A British version? I hope this means there will be plenty of Benny Hill chase scenes!!1! Especially on the Cleopatra set!!1!

/Daaaaahhh duh duh duddle duddle duh...
 
2013-02-13 09:15:52 AM
It constantly amazes me how english, and irish actors nail an american accent. But when an american actor, even a good one, does a european accent they fail miserably. Especially Irish accents. The only exception to the rule is, naturally, Meryl Streep in Dancing At Lughnasa. She nailed it.
 
2013-02-13 09:18:10 AM

aaronx: I, for one, am curious to see how the wardrobe/special effects work out for HBC's torso.

Taylor had her some legendary lung capacity. Bonham Carter, while justly praised for some of her shirt-off work, is arranged a little differently.


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Foundation garments are perhaps mankind's greatest engineering achievement.  After the door knob.
 
2013-02-13 09:24:25 AM

aaronx: I, for one, am curious to see how the wardrobe/special effects work out for HBC's torso.

Taylor had her some legendary lung capacity. Bonham Carter, while justly praised for some of her shirt-off work, is arranged a little differently.


That's probably why they chose Lohan for the American version.

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2013-02-13 09:28:24 AM
I'm thinking this is Britain's revenge for John Goodman's "King Ralph" years ago. I guess time didn't heal that wound.
 
2013-02-13 09:54:44 AM

Crewmannumber6: It constantly amazes me how english, and irish actors nail an american accent. But when an american actor, even a good one, does a european accent they fail miserably. Especially Irish accents. The only exception to the rule is, naturally, Meryl Streep in Dancing At Lughnasa. She nailed it.


With a few notable exceptions, it's pretty rare that an American actor can pull off a passable Southern drawl, much less an Appalachian twang, unless they were exposed to them sometime during their youth. Doesn't seem to be the same for non-American English-speaking actors.
 
2013-02-13 10:05:05 AM

Wellon Dowd: aaronx: I, for one, am curious to see how the wardrobe/special effects work out for HBC's torso.

Taylor had her some legendary lung capacity. Bonham Carter, while justly praised for some of her shirt-off work, is arranged a little differently.

That's probably why they chose Lohan for the American version.


Hey, when did THOSE come back?
 
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