Natalie Portman was just announced to star in the latest remake of Wuthering Heights. (Before I start going off… please let it be known I love both actresses…) Am I the only one that sees this as a slap at Keira Knightly? Both girls are equally lovely & got their real start in Hollywood in Star Wars Episode 1. Few people I’ve talked to realize this but KK was the “fake” Amadala while NP was off being Padme somewhere.
I just feel like that after KK’s awesome work on Pride & Prejudice (Trena will disagree and say that the BBC mini was better, and it was, but you can’t compare a 6 hr. mini series to a 2-3 hour movie) NP is scrambling for a similar role. It’s different enough that you can’t immediately compare them, but the time period is parallel. I dunno. I just felt like it was a bad ruse to put herself out there again (it’s her turn again… they’ve been ping-ponging for years). At least do a book that hasn’t been done in awhile, like Jane Eyre. I’d say another Austen novel but that’d be too obvious.
Both girls have now starred in an adventure trilogy and done an outlaw thriller (Domino & V for Vendetta). I didn’t see Love Actually but I think that it’s the same type of chic flick/feel good movie as Garden State. NP does more indie films while KK does more of the bigger Hollywood flicks. I dunno. I guess it’s bound to happen when they both look so similar (and yet they don’t… odd).
ETA: Okay… apparently Jane Eyre has been done a lot too… WH had been done to death in the last 10 years though. I know! Someone come up with a NEW idea!
3 years ago