Casey Affleck’s name came up in conversations about #MeToo and Time’s Up, due to those misconduct allegations from 2010. But that’s not how Casey wanted to be involved, because Casey supports women. I’m sure Brie Larson is rushing to the phone to call and congratulate him as we speak.
I’m sure some female film industry types are thinking to themselves, “If only it were the reverse. Heck, I’d settle for a set without Casey Affleck.” But it’s a world without women in Casey Affleck’s new movie, Light of My Life.
There was a time in early 2017 when it seemed like you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing Casey Affleck and his scraggly beard campaigning for the Best Actor Oscar. Then he won it, and all of a sudden, Casey Affleck was nowhere to be seen. While he was in a self-imposed hiding, the #MeToo movement happened, and that probably caused Casey to grab a hammer and nail boards over the door to his bunker, to make sure he didn’t leave and get dragged into that hashtag. And it probably had something to do with those sexual harassment allegations that were made by two women who worked on his 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here.
Casey has a new movie to promote (The Old Man & The Gun), which means talking to people, which means it was inevitable that the allegations would be brought up and he would be forced to address them while looking extremely uncomfortable. That’s what happened during a recent interview with the Associated Press.
Someone text Brie Larson and let her know she can make her hands slap together for every award winner this year. Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will be presenting the Best Actress statuette together this evening, according to Variety. Normally last year’s Best Actor winner handles that task. But last year’s Best Actor was alleged creep in a beard Casey Affleck and it’s #TimesUp for the handsy types. No one wants torches and pitchforks to take the stage at the Dolby Theatre. That should only happen if Meryl Streep wins because it IS possible for one woman to have too many accolades. Continue reading
It’s Oscar tradition that the winner of the previous year’s Best Actor award present the Best Actress award (and the previous year’s Best Actress winner presents the Best Actor award). Because of that tradition, we got the beautiful moment where Brie Larson internally screamed “Go fuck yourself” while presenting Casey with the Best Actor award at last year’s Oscars. But sadly, we won’t get to see forever fuck-deficient Frances McDormand actually scream “Go fuck yourself” at Casey Affleck when he presents her with the Best Actress award (because she’s totally going to win). That’s not going to happen, because Casey isn’t going to the Oscars this year.
In a recent cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, should-be-down-on-his-knees-thanking-the-Hollywood-gods-for-this-unexpected-career-resurgence actor Armie Hammer had some thoughts about the current “Outing Celebrity Pervs Initiative 2017.” Armie appeared in 2016’s Birth of a Nation, a film that was seen by some as on a fast track to an Oscar nom. That was until it was revealed that writer/director/star Nate Parker had been acquitted of rape charges in 2001, with the victim committing suicide in 2012. And that was the last you saw of Birth of a Nation being feted by Hollywood. In the interview, Armie questioned why Nate Parker is now in “director jail” due to the incident resurfacing while Casey Affleck won an Oscar last year. Casey Affleck’s Oscar win was despite the revelation that he had been sued for sexual harassment by two crew members on his 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here. Brie Larson must have nodded approvingly while reading that story. Continue reading