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Thread: Sasha's first "official" acting role?

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    Sasha's first "official" acting role?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11703600/

    Not bad, starting off with a Ben Stiller movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxgirl
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11703600/

    Not bad, starting off with a Ben Stiller movie
    That is wonderful for Sasha-if the movie gets made. Some times ideas never get as far as production. But I am sure sooner or later Sasha will be up on the Silver screen. As I've said elsewhere-she's been noticed. And the Hollywood types seem to like her.

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    Johnny Weir is apparently going to make a cameo appearance in the same movie.

    I don't really see Sasha as an actress. I'm not sure why. She's certainly pretty enough to match any movie star, but I don't see her actually playing dramatic roles. Maybe I'm wrong, though. We all have hidden talents!
    Last edited by blackrose050; 03-07-2006 at 08:27 AM.

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    Today I saw a jewelry ad in a magazine(can't remember the magazine or the jewelry brand; may have been People). It was Sasha's face and she is definitely photogenic. She looked absolutely beautiful- definitely a movie star face.

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    Well, I hope it takes more than a pretty face to actually be an actress.

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    I hope so too. I may be hypersensitive to this because I've studied theatre, but I get so peeved when people assume that the swtich to acting is so easy. I dislike the celebrity=actor mentality. It does take more than a pretty face. Acting is an art, and it's hard stuff. Sure skating is an art too, but it's not the same.

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    I used to work with a casting director for years. And let me tell you, there's a plethora of talented people not working out there. Unless Sasha is serious and takes some classes, the best she can hope for are guest spots on TV shows and cameos in movies.

    She seems really interested, so hopefully she'll get some training. Being artistic as a skater actually works against being a successful actor (other than getting comfortable with cameras). The kind of artistry required to emote to an arena full of people is too broad for acting. There's a big gigantic difference between "performing" and "acting".

    She's certainly photogenic. The first thing she'll need to work on in my professional opinion is her voice. She tends to come across monotone and a little scratchy in her speech. But if she can correct that, get some acting lessons, she'll learn pretty quickly if she's got what it takes. From there, it takes a good agent and a lot of luck.

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    I don't think you can infer that she is seriously interested in going into acting from the fact that she is interested in doing a cameo role in a Ben Stiller film. She may be just be interested in doing the cameo, just for the experience, especially since it probably won't interfere much with her skating.

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    I agree. It could just be an opportunity to be in a movie. I'd take it if I had the offer. The movie sounds like it's going to be hilarious. She did say, it didn't sound like it would be a stretch. I think that she's being realistic about her skills. Good for her.

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    Couldn't they get someone else?

    A poster was right when they say LOOKS are the biggest thing besides talent that you need in Hollywood.

    but that's beside the point. She would get recognized and that's what they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog
    Couldn't they get someone else?
    They searched high and low, but where were they going to find a gal with movie star looks, movie star charisma, disarming sense of humor -- a gal with style and grace AND a recognized name, recognized face and a fresh Olympic medal, straight off the pages of every magazine from Vanity Fair to Sports Illustrated -- to ham it up a little in a figure skating send-up?

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    Since the movie is about figure skating, I do think there was more than looks involved in her being selected. She is the Olympic Silver Medalist and US National Champion. It's not unusual for athletes to be asked to do cameos. Chances are, it will be like Witt giving Tom Cruise a hug in Jerry McGuire- blink and you'll miss it.

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    They've got MK, Tara Lipinski (but then again, maybe they turned it down)

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    In Hollywood, they might be considered yesterday's news. Celebrities don't seem to have much time in the spotlight.

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    yeah, that's true also...

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