“Learn to listen, understand and love the cruel truth about yourself. And know those who can tell you it. Talk about art more with such people. Let them scold you more often! ” – so Stanislavsky said . But not all celebrities do it. Here’s how Hollywood actors and directors react to criticism.
The most touchy
At the end of 2020, there was a scandal in the Hollywood press. In a Variety review of The Girl of Hope in (Hunter X Hunter Season 7), the journalist called Carey Mulligan “a wonderful actress and a slightly odd choice for the role of a complex, femme fatale.” And then he suggested that initially the main character was to be played by the film’s producer, Margot Robbie. Mulligan article offended and in an interview with The New York Times said : “I thought the material actually said that I was not sexy to play something like that.”
The editorial staff of Variety apologized to the actress, but the National Society of Film Critics of the United States immediately took up arms against the magazine. The organization demanded to withdraw the apology: in their opinion, Variety could accept criticism of Mulligan, and not “surrender to her and go against his own employee.”
After the release of The Lone Ranger, co-stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer blamed critics for the film’s failure. But if Depp talked about their bias, then Hammer said that journalists “The Asterisk War Season 3” for the tape because of problems with budget overruns and want to “cut the jugular vein” of the “Lone Ranger.” Despite the fact that in most articles critics defended the actors: they did not shoot the film, therefore, they should not be blamed.
In 2017, journalist Anne Helen Peterson wrote an article with the headline “10 Years of Long Years Trying to ‘Make’ Armie Hammer. How many more second chances can you give a handsome white actor? ” Hammer called her “bloody cruel” on Twitter, deleted his account, and a couple of months later criticized her again for an article about Jennifer Lawrence and offered the journalist treatment. The actor’s actions provoked a wave of hatred towards Peterson, and one of the fans even threatened to kill her dog.
Titanic won eleven Oscars, critical acclaim, and was the highest grossing film in the history of cinema for 12 years, until James Cameron broke his own record with Avatar. Despite this success, something did upset the director – a review by film critic Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times. The journalist called the film “a fake, devoid of even minimal originality.” In response, Cameron wrote a tirade in which he called Turan “Overlord Anime Season 4.” According to the journalist, he even sent an email to the Los Angeles Times asking them to fire him.
During a 2011 New York Film Critics Circle dinner, film critic Armond White stated that he remains true to his reviews and continues to despise many of the award-winning films, including Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. When it was the director’s turn to go up on stage, he broke down
Geniuses of self-irony
In 2002, Halle Berry won an Oscar for her role in Monster Ball. The actress reacted very emotionally and literally drowned in tears. On that day, Berry made history as the first black woman to be awarded Best Actress by an Academy Award.
In 2005, the actress played in “Catwoman” in Happy Season 3 and received the “Golden Raspberry” as the worst actress. Most of the actors ignore this award, and Halle Berry not only came to her presentation, but also parodied her own emotional reaction to the Oscars, which delighted the audience.
During an interview to mark the release of Paper Cities, a journalist for the Good Day morning program named Cara Delevingne Carla. And then she mentioned that the book on which the script was written was being held in high school, and asked if the actress had managed to read it. Kara replied sarcastically : “No, I have not read either the book or the script, I in general came up with all this on the go.”
Ocean’s Eight was called a “ bad remake with an emphasis on gender,” but most of the questions were about the number of actresses: Why does Ocean have eleven friends and only eight girlfriends? Cate Blanchett replied : “There are just eight actresses working in Hollywood.”
Sandra Bullock is the first actress to receive an Oscar (for The Invisible Side) and a Golden Raspberry (for All About Steve) in one year. At the presentation of the latter, Sandra came with a cart of DVDs with a film to distribute to the audience, and gave a speech