Monday, January 28, 2008

Sigourney on Fire

Sigourney Weaver, one of my all-time favorite actresses, should have been in the running for 2007's Supporting Actress awards for her dark role as a ruthlessly hilarious network exec in Jake Kasdan's The TV Set.

The movie is just okay, but Weaver is fantastic. Her role was originally written for a man, but upon reading the script, she pursued the part and told Kasdan not to change a single word. The result is pure comedic heaven, and Weaver is in top form as an icy, misogynistic bastard who just happens to be a woman. See this movie now just for her involvement. Below is a sneak peek, one of my very favorite scenes in which Weaver's Lenny discusses casting choices with Ioan Gruffudd's British partner Richard. Beware, Lenny's got a sharp tongue.

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