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(Guardian)   A) Because she's hot, famous, and wants the paycheck   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2021-10-08 4:21:42 PM  
We're Not Just Doing This For Money - Space Balls
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2021-10-08 4:24:13 PM  
Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.
 
2021-10-08 4:25:01 PM  
Is she finally powerful enough to hack the planet?
 
2021-10-08 4:25:16 PM  
It could be a number of reasons...

- she wants money
- she has a Disney contract obligation
- she is trading the movie for funding of a passion project
- she was asked to, by her kids
- she wants to have fun
- a favor to someone in the movie ceew
 
2021-10-08 4:25:26 PM  
She peaked with Mr. and Mrs. Smith
 
2021-10-08 4:25:56 PM  
An actor is in a movie? WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?
 
2021-10-08 4:29:22 PM  
I don't understand her star power. It seems like most of her movies are mediocre period pieces.
 
2021-10-08 4:30:50 PM  

Magnanimous_J: I don't understand her star power. It seems like most of her movies are mediocre period pieces.


You should watch Gia.
 
2021-10-08 4:32:46 PM  
It's the biggest franchise in the world, it's a movie directed by an oscar winning director, she's done far worst movies before.
 
2021-10-08 4:33:49 PM  

Karma Chameleon: An actor is in a movie? WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?


Sure, actors in movies are not unheard of, but how many of them are paid for it in money?
 
2021-10-08 4:34:30 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


I'm sure Sylvester Stallone and Robert Redford cried themselves to sleep on their piles of money, bro.
 
2021-10-08 4:36:16 PM  

sinner4ever: She peaked with Mr. and Mrs. Smith


THAT is a bunch of rubbish. She was an absolute riot in Maleficent.
 
2021-10-08 4:37:40 PM  
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2021-10-08 4:41:49 PM  
I expected so much better from the star of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
 
2021-10-08 4:45:10 PM  
maybe she likes her job.
 
2021-10-08 4:45:36 PM  
I think subby missed the POV of the question.

not, why can she be in the show?
She can be in the show because she is hot and famous.

but the article's question is not why can she be in this? it is. why would she want to be in this?
Which of course is the money.
just that the three parts of your answer are not the answer to the one question, but an answer to two different questions at once.
 
2021-10-08 4:46:55 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule, Mr. Scorsese, to let us know how you feel.
 
2021-10-08 4:47:31 PM  
Unpopular take: Jolie doesn't really seem to want to be in these movies like other MCU actors seem too. She is in it for the paycheck. She and Natalie Portman have this in common.
 
2021-10-08 4:48:01 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


Tell us more Mr Poopy.
 
2021-10-08 4:49:02 PM  

sinner4ever: She peaked with Gia Mr. and Mrs. Smith

 
2021-10-08 4:54:14 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Unpopular take: Jolie doesn't really seem to want to be in these movies like other MCU actors seem too. She is in it for the paycheck. She and Natalie Portman have this in common.


We'll see what kind of energy Portman brings to Thor 4 since she's ostensibly the lead in that one.
 
2021-10-08 4:59:38 PM  
I like how they're like "why would someone of this caliber do this?"

Completely shiatting on Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, (you get the idea) as if they also haven't had storied careers of her caliber.
 
2021-10-08 5:01:49 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule, Mr. Scorsese, to let us know how you feel.


I would have uses "mr Ang Lee" but I don't think he would approve
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2021-10-08 5:06:59 PM  
Do people really not understand what it is that actors do?
 
2021-10-08 5:10:28 PM  
A bad actress should take any work she is offered.
 
2021-10-08 5:11:25 PM  
As an aside, I'd just like to say that I took my stepson to see Free Guy today and it was a great deal of fun. The one question I was left with was, What role is Jodie Comer going to play when the MCU inevitably ropes her in? Whatever it is, she'll be terrific. As she was in Free Guy.
 
2021-10-08 5:14:51 PM  
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She did it for the paycheck? Uhhh...she's an actress. That's literally how she collects her paychecks. Should she get a job as a realtor or waitress and get a paycheck that way? She acts for a paycheck. CRAZY!
 
2021-10-08 5:15:55 PM  
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2021-10-08 5:18:53 PM  
Maybe she wanted to be the second hottest woman in a movie (after Salma Hayek)?
 
2021-10-08 5:19:26 PM  
E) Marvel movies are fun, well made, and who wouldn't want to play a superhero?

I don't get the Marvel haters. If you don't like them, don't watch them.
 
2021-10-08 5:22:38 PM  
Person A needs/wants some money. Person B has money but needs goods/services. A meets B. Goods/services are exchanged for money.

Film at 11.
 
2021-10-08 5:24:53 PM  
She's a good actress when she wants to be, but the author is right in that (lately at least) she's in that Nic Cage space where she's too her to be anything but her playing a role

Jim from Saint Paul: Unpopular take: Jolie doesn't really seem to want to be in these movies like other MCU actors seem too. She is in it for the paycheck. She and Natalie Portman have this in common.


Do you think that Portman saw it as a way to make money?  I always felt it was a way for her to work with Kenneth Branagh.  That movie didn't work out like anyone thought it would, but the chance to work with someone like Branagh is something that actors and actresses probably wouldn't want to pass up all that often.
 
2021-10-08 5:25:26 PM  
Wait until you see her in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe live action reboot. She'll be playing Skeletor.
 
2021-10-08 5:25:51 PM  

The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Person A needs/wants some money. Person B has money but needs goods/services. A meets B. Goods/services are exchanged for money.

Film at 11.


Until it turns out Person A is an undercover cop, and now you're facing charges of soliciting prostitution and indecent exposure....   err, I mean, so I've heard...
 
2021-10-08 5:29:36 PM  
I mean...the article's author's crush on Angelina aside, she's not THAT big of a star these days and hasn't been for nearly 10 years.  MCU paycheck comes knocking you take it because you aren't sure how many more of that size thee will be
 
2021-10-08 5:31:38 PM  
The trailer seems like she's channeling Gal Gadot as WW. Even her voice sounds the same.
 
2021-10-08 5:38:41 PM  
She has a bunch of kids who probably watch the Marvel movies. A number of actors in these kinds of movies have mentioned being convinced to do them for their kids.
 
2021-10-08 5:40:55 PM  

Kirby Muxloe: The Lone Biker of the Apocalypse: Person A needs/wants some money. Person B has money but needs goods/services. A meets B. Goods/services are exchanged for money.

Film at 11.

Until it turns out Person A is an undercover cop, and now you're facing charges of soliciting prostitution and indecent exposure....   err, I mean, so I've heard...


That's restraint of trade.
 
2021-10-08 5:41:38 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


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2021-10-08 5:51:04 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


Why?
 
2021-10-08 5:52:10 PM  
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2021-10-08 5:57:52 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


Too right.  Instead of working craft services on Black Widow for almost three months, I totally turned that job down because I was embarrassed.


/not actually an IATSE craftie, but I play one on the internet. apparently
 
2021-10-08 5:58:50 PM  

sinner4ever: She peaked with Mr. and Mrs. Smith


Oh good, so it wasn't just me.
 
2021-10-08 5:59:02 PM  

Ant: duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.

Why?


Because they're not the right kind of make believe!
 
2021-10-08 5:59:27 PM  
I'll concede two of them but she hasn't been hot for decades.
 
2021-10-08 6:11:36 PM  
Never really been a big fan of hers, but the gf made me watch "Taking Lives" the other day and it was a really solid movie! For a 90's thriller, it was well written and mostly kept me guessing for a chunk of the movie. I like her a bit more as a actor now.

Also, pretty hot sex scene and bewbs.
 
2021-10-08 6:18:25 PM  

duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.


...says the guy posting on the website with the large-testicled squirrel as its mascot.
 
2021-10-08 6:57:07 PM  

Two16: sinner4ever: She peaked with Gia Mr. and Mrs. Smith HACKERS

 
2021-10-08 6:59:08 PM  

houstondragon: duckpoopy: Grownups should be embarrassed about having anything to do with comicbook movies.

I'm sure Sylvester Stallone and Robert Redford cried themselves to sleep on their piles of money, bro.


Anthony Hopkins, Matt Damon, Annette Benning.... The list goes on.
 
2021-10-08 6:59:37 PM  

leviosaurus: E) Marvel movies are fun, well made, and who wouldn't want to play a superhero?

I don't get the Marvel haters. If you don't like them, don't watch them.


The haters focus on the comic/superhero aspect and forget that these are the stories we've been telling for as long as we've been telling stories.  They're archetypes, bigger than life characters to fight the big battles.  We've been telling these stories since at least the Epic of Gilgamesh, through the Greek and Roman gods, and right up to the modern day.
 
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