I hope you guys had a lovely Christmas. Here's a snippet I discovered through the Goldderby forums. Roger Friedman was recently talking to Forest Whitaker about the upcoming awards race, and this is what transpired:
"At the screening, I asked Forest Whitaker, slimmed down and refreshed from his Oscar win last winter for "The Last King of Scotland," to whom he expected to hand the Best Actress award in February — assuming we have an Oscar ceremony.
"Marion Cotillard!" he shouted. "Did you not see her in 'La Vie En Rose?' She’s transforming! That’s it!" It’s nice to see someone has an opinion."
Pretty cool, says I. As you might remember, Marion co-starred with Forest in "Mary," a film I've been wanting to see for a long time but which has yet to be released in the US.
Earlier this year I speculated on the possibility of Forest, as last year's Best Actor winner, reading Marion's name from the envelope and handing her the Oscar...sigh.
Along with Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, Ryan Gosling, Julia Stiles and now Forest, it's pretty cool to see that actors, Marion's peers (and, as it happens, the largest voting branch of the Academy) are coming out in her support.
In any case, nice to see Forest supporting his girl.