HOLLYWOOD Jessica Alba plays a blind violinist in her upcoming film, The Eye, but to really play the part she had to learn to walk with a cane, read Braille, and look convincing while she faked playing the violin. Alba tells Jeanne Wolf, I practiced Beethoven and Mozart for hours, but when you see the film, its not my playing. My fingering is accurate, but the sound is terrible.
HOLLYWOOD The indestructible Hellboy actor, Doug Jones, plays the Silver Surfer in the new Fantastic Four film, and even though his character is actually voiced by Laurence Fishburne, dont call Jones a mime. The silent actor tells Jeanne Wolf, Thats how I got started, and I still get that label. But I dont wear white on my face, and I got out of the box years ago.
HOLLYWOOD Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd plays the handsome heartthrob Reed Richards in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, but he tells Jeanne Wolf that the real stud in the movie is the Silver Surfer. Gruffudd admits, I have to say, hes incredibly sexy with his silver shine and his neat surf board. I think Im envious of him.
HOLLYWOOD My Name Is Earl star Jaime Pressly has learned to use her sexy blonde locks and Southern charm to her advantage in acting over the years, but she admits that being a blonde bombshell isnt all its cracked up to be. Pressly tells Jeanne Wolf, People always seem to think youre a dumbass. And since Im from the South, I used to get typecast a lot as white trash.
HOLLYWOOD Adorable actress Emma Roberts who happens to be Julia Roberts niece plays the nerdy Nancy Drew in the new detective flick by the same name, but the usually fashionable teen tells Jeanne Wolf that she didnt mind donning Drews geeky duds for the film especially the penny loafers. Roberts says, Everybody makes fun of Nancy when she wears the penny loafers, but I think they could make a fashion comeback.
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