Melissa Leo Is Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands
This is some shit Lea Michele's brain might burp up during award season when she's practicing her acceptance speech in the mirror while hugging the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony award reproductions she had made at the trophy store around the corner from her house. Deadline Hollywood says that Melissa Leo of The Fighter, who will be making out with an Oscar statue in a couple of Sundays, used her own money to place "For Your Consideration" ads in all the trade papers like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Melissa tried to keep shit classy by posing in a fur with the address of her website printed in small print in the corner. It sorts of looks like an ad for a fur company you might find in the back pages of a Las Vegas hotel magazine. But okay....
Some think this is a tacky ass move that screams "I've got a 9-inch erect ego," but Melissa tells Deadline that she really had no choice since no magazine would put her on their cover due to the fact that she's not a 20-something starlet. 50-year-old Melissa says that the media isn't even trying to look at her because she's older and not a box office star. Melissa breaks it down like this:
“I took matters into my own hands. I knew what I was doing and told my representation how earnest I was about this idea. I had never heard of any actor taking out an ad as themselves and I wanted to give it a shot.
I am quite certain I have not overstepped any boundaries of the Academy. I did hear a lot of very positive comments, particularly from women of a certain age who happen to act for a living and happen to understand full well the great dilemma and mystery of getting a cover of a magazine. I also heard there were negative comments, but no one said them to my face, sadly. I like to hear what people think. I could explain myself."
The ad on the left looks like it should also contain the words ".....donating your arms to this woman" because Melissa's only got fur stumps!
But sometimes you really have to grab the dick yourself and make shit happen, so I understand what she's saying. However, Melissa should've really just saved her money for AFTER she wins the Oscar for playing a graceful Irish rose. I mean, "SUCK ON THIS, AGEIST WHORES" ads would've been so much better.
via The Slatest