Thursday, July 27, 2023

Quote of the Day

“He played Stanley, and there are several moments where he takes off his shirt and it was electric,” she said. “The ladies in the audience were very vocal, and we were like, ‘I think we’ve found our guy.’”

That is Gladiator 2 producer Daria Cercek telling Variety (via) how Paul Mescal got cast without an audition in Ridley Scott's sequel, and I love her for it. Stunning brave honesty! Seriously though -- was it only ladies yelping? I have my doubts. Anyway I'm surprised at how little photographically we got of Mescal in Streetcar -- I posted a few photos right here, which includes the one above, and as far as I know that's it? That's all I have seen. If you've seen more please share in the comments!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Imagine if her prior male bosses had said that about her getting hired OR if a male executive said that about a female performer getting hired.