Category: Method

Jeremy Strong Says He Actually Drank That Gross Smoothie In The “Succession” Finale

May 30, 2023 / Posted by:

HBO’s Succession is officially over, and as much as I enjoyed the show, I won’t miss the weekly assault on my poor, frayed nerves. For all 89 minutes of the series finale, I fully expected Kendall to die (drowning, murder, hurling himself off the top of an office building, etc.). And, because Jeremy Strong takes acting so seriously, I was also worried about his safety. When you die in Method Acting, you die in real life! Deadline reports that, in the official post-finale podcast, 44-year-old Jeremy discussed his method acting ways, including whether or not he actually drank that gross smoothie (duh, of course, he did). Obviously, SPOILERS abound in this post…

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Brian Cox Drags Method Acting Again And Wants Actors To Just “Read The Fucking Lines”

March 24, 2023 / Posted by:

The fourth and final season of HBO’s Succession starts on Sunday, and no one is probably happier about this than Brian Cox because it means he never has to deal with Jeremy Strong’s method fuckery ever again. Brian Cox has made his feelings about method acting very clear before (read: he hates it). Recently, he called Jeremy Strong a very good actor but said it’s “fucking annoying” to be around someone who is always in character. But Jeremy doesn’t mind and told GQ in a recent interview that Brian has “earned the right” to call out his method acting. And, well, Brian took advantage of that “right” once again during his appearance on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Brian made sure we all know that he meant what he said.

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Aubrey Plaza Says She Weirded Out Robert De Niro While Shooting 2016’s “Dirty Grandpa”

October 11, 2022 / Posted by:

Back in 2016, Aubrey Plaza and Robert De Niro co-starred in the gross-out comedy Dirty Grandpa (not to be confused with Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa). 79-year-old Robert played a horny old grandfather, and 38-year-old Aubrey played a horny young woman who wants to bang him. Fast forward to now: Variety reports that, at a recent talk at the London Film Festival, Aubrey reflected on her working relationship with Robert De Niro. She says she remained in character during the shoot, and that meant “acting totally insane.” So insane that Aubrey’s agent heard a rumor that “Bob’s a little freaked out.” Damn, Aubrey’s “method” acting weirded out Robert De Niro? A man who got a cab license for Taxi Driver? Who gained 70 pounds for Raging Bull? Choices…

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Christian Bale Claims He Acted As A Mediator Between Amy Adams And David O. Russell On The “American Hustle” Set

October 6, 2022 / Posted by:

Christian Bale covers this month’s GQ to promote his latest flick, Amsterdam, directed by David O. Russell (31% on Rotty-Ts). This is the third time 48-year-old Christian’s been directed by 64-year-old David; he previously starred in The Fighter and American Hustle. The GQ interviewer brings up the claims that David’s behavior on the American Hustle set caused Amy Adams a lot of turmoil and tears. Christian confirms there was on-set drama, and that he acted as the “mediator” between actress and director. It was such a mess that Christian “STAY OFF THE FUCKING SET, MAN!!!” Bale had to play peacekeeper.

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Lady Gaga Is In “Early Talks” To Play Harley Quinn In “Joker 2,” Which Is Going To Be A Musical

June 14, 2022 / Posted by:

Seen above making the same “Say the fuck what?” face I made when reading that Joaquin Phoenix will mumble yodel as the Joker, Lady Gaga is probably going to play a singing Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel that will apparently be a musical. So prepare your nerves for Joker 2: Incelectric Singaloo. So since the first Joker movie was director Todd Phillips’ comic book-ized Taxi Driver, then I’m guessing Joker 2 will be his comic book-ized New York, New York. That means we could see Lady Gaga as Liza Minnelli as Harley Quinn. That’s what Gaga really meant when she said, “I got you” to Liza at the Oscars. That shady trick!

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Master Thespian Jeremy Strong Learned How To Fix A Refrigerator To Play A Plumber In A Movie

June 9, 2022 / Posted by:

No disrespect to Jon Lovitz’s Master Thespian character from SNL – I know he takes his craft very seriously. But can he say that he was so committed to a role that he learned how to literately fix a refrigerator for a role? I think not. Only the deeply-committed capital-A actor Jeremy Strong would go to such lengths. And he did, according to Jeremy’s co-star and cheerleader Anne Hathaway, who recently revealed that he went all the way to prepare for a role as a plumber from Queens in the film Armageddon Time.

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