Whoopi Goldberg Responded To A Movie Critic Who Said Her “Till” Fat Suit Was “Distracting” By Clarifying That She Wasn’t Wearing One
These days, it seems like Whoopi Goldberg’s full job description at The View consists of saying something truly ignorant (like this) or saying something true, but considered mildly contentious (re: Lindsey Graham), and then having to backpedal or explain herself; keeping people guessing about whether or not she actually just farted on air; OR having to stay cool, calm, and collected while addressing people’s blunt critiques and questions about her physical appearance. First, there was that time when Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran basically called her a fat ass right to her face on the show. Then, Whoopi explained to the panel why she doesn’t rock eyebrows. And now, Whoopi had to clear up a comment by a movie reviewer that her “fat suit” was “distracting” even though she wasn’t wearing one in the new movie Till, which she appears in and produced.
Brendan Fraser Got Emotional During A 6-Minute Standing Ovation At The Venice Film Festival Premiere Of “The Whale”
Brendan Fraser stars in the new Darren Aronofsky film, The Whale, which is his first starring role since the 2013 direct-to-DVD Canadian action movie, Breakout. The film, based on a play by Samuel D. Hunter, is about a 600-pound man, played by Brendan ft. A Fat Suit, who struggles to reconnect with his teen daughter, played by Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink. It premiered over the weekend at the Venice Film Festival, and 53-year-old Brendan’s performance blew people away. At the end of the screening, Brendan received a 6-minute-long standing ovation. Oscah! OSCAHHH! And because Brendan is a Canadian Good Boy* (a la Keanu Reeves) who famously struggled before this long-awaited career comeback, he got all choked up during the applause.
*OK, he technically holds dual Canadian/American citizenship, but us Canucks still claim him!
For a nation filled with fatties (myself included), we sure hate to see them in the movies or on TV unless they are villains played by our most prestigious hunky British actors (for the men) or our thinnest, most glamorous blond actresses (for the ladies). That seems unlikely to change anytime soon, but at least we are starting to have that conversation. Sarah Paulson, who played Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story, was the most recent actress to sit in the padded hot-seat to answer for her rubbery crimes. Now it’s Renée Zellweger’s turn to try to explain why America hates looking at fat women unless they are actually thin women committing rubbery crimes.