Posts Tagged Viola Davis
There aren’t too many people that we come across, on an daily basis, that we couldn’t find something bad to say about. It’s true – most folks are wretched, self-serving, duplicitous lot… Get into the entertainment field and, well, that number expands exponentially. Jessica Chastain, however, happens to be one of the exceptions. She is just so damn nice we’d likely sprain something attempting to procure some manifested grievance.
Sure she once surfaced a la Bewitched, seemingly out of thin air, across the street from the trailers mind you, while we were visiting the set of the forthcoming film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby which costars dream-boat James McAvoy and Viola Davis – during their Bronx set days – but we ultimately got a two shot after a brief sprint. And the shots were exclusive!
No harm – exercise greatly appreciated.
We watched Chastain greet awaiting fans outside The Heiress stage door, post a matinee performance, and she took the time to accommodate each and every fans request, all the while chatting about whatever topics they brought up – at times nothing to do with the stage production. And then she provided awaiting paps with a photo-op before saying her goodnight and disappearing.
And we have to say WOW.
That’s some type of gift right there. To do so with an earnest interest in the stranger in front of you without that Halle Berry fake ass snarly smile creeping into the condescending ‘why are you talking to me’ facial expression creeping in. One that to Chastain’s credit, well, she could bank a fortune extending a how-to to other celebrities lesser talented, but with bigger egos.
Case and point: A certain diva presently on The Great White Way goes thru immeasurable lengths to not only avoid photographers hoping to get a photo post her performance in a revival that she is getting horrible reviews for but also fans hoping to have her sign their programs.
Ain’t that some shit?
Well, we won’t dwell too much on the likes of
ScarJo the wanna be serious actress’ and further praise Ms. Chastain’s humble disposition.
And don’t you just love the shoes?
The TONY’s are to NY what the OSCARS are to LA. Cept less Down low! No other show is gayer – don’t even try! If it’s gay, its found here. And to make sure the TV viewing audience were well informed of this fact, this years show was hosted by non-other than “Promisess, Promises” star Sean Hayes.
Take that Newsweek!
But it didn’t quite start off with razzle dazzle. The whole thing almost turned into one big wet mess, with damn near torrential rain right until the curtain went up – or in this case the red-carpet plastic being un-sheathed.
Good thing it stopped when it did too, cuz The TONY’s have not seen a list this luminary celebrating the great white way in many a decade. Even if Beyonce and Jay Z, Denzel Washington and Jude Law skipped the step-and-repeat.
The Ladies were everywhere! And by that we mean real ladies – not the mary’s!
in attendance: Linda Lavin, Aretha Franklin, Lucy Liu, winner Catherine Zeta Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, winner Viola Davis, Laura Linney, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Melanie Griffith (who never lets go of Antonio – and who can blame her!), Cate Blanchett, Paula Abdul and Naomi Watts – to name a bunch.
Thank you all for the wonderful work that you do so well!