Plus, I loved her audition tape to be a video blogger for After All that teenage angst and ex-boyfriend drama bursting off the small screen.
OK, fine, that’s not what her video to After was about. I just knew the Lohan-Duff teenage feud over an ex-boyfriend would come in handy for her down the line!
And then adding a criminal past to the African-American male character makes the premise read a little like a stereotype, so here’s hoping it’s well written, well acted, has good music and nice cinematography, and warms the heart!
It’s being reported that the film is fairly low budget, but hey, sometimes good things come in really small packages, right?
And yes, I was immediately intrigued as to what the motivation may be for the 74-year-old acting icon Burstyn to work with a first-time screenwriter, Michael Gilvary, and a first-time feature director, Bardawil, on a low-budget film featuring such young and inexperienced movie actors.
Well, Burstyn discussed her motivations for selecting this film in an interview she gave last month. I guess she’s saying that no,, but this is where she lays her mack down?
Lizzie Maguire and six-time Oscar-nominated Ellen Burstyn?She claimed she’s attracted to the role because it allows her to address, on screen, the societal taboo of the sexual senior. And here I was thinking that the societal taboo was still the interracial dating thing, but Ellen has bigger taboo fish to fry. Maybe this is just the type of vehicle to move her pass her image and help transition her to more adult roles.She feels it’s a stereotype that needs to be dispelled. As a young woman who has grown up in the celebrity spotlight, she seems to have somehow avoided the banana peel pitfalls that are slipping and tripping up her peers as of late.She later became a model for paperback book covers, subsequently dancing in a Montréal nightclub under the name "Keri Flynn." In 1954, she was tapped to appear as a Gleason Girl on television's Jackie Gleason Show, and in 1957, she made her Broadway debut in Fair Game, again with a new stage name, "Ellen Mc Rae." While in New York, Burstyn studied acting under Stella Adler, and later married theatrical director Paul Roberts.She briefly relocated to Los Angeles for television work but soon returned east to work at the Actors' Studio.