It’s official. Angelina Jolie has signed on to play medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in an as-of-yet untitled movie based on Patricia Cornwell’s 17-book series.
Cornwell is pretty pumped about the choice. “When Angelina came out of the left field last year, I was floored,” she said. “Angelina had pithy things to say about what she wanted to do. She was direct and goal-oriented.”
However, the fans of the books — let’s just say they’re not too happy.
They say that, for starters, Angelina is far too young to play the character who is 40 to 45 on paper. Not to mention that while Angelina is exotic-looking, Kay was described as an All-American beauty.
Originally, Jodie Foster was approached to play the role. After she refused, many fans seemed to be rooting for Elizabeth Mitchell, aka Juliet on “Lost.” One fan summed it up: “Angie is all wrong to play Kay.”
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You might consider this a spoiler, because it mentions what happened to Juliet in LOST Season 5 finale.
Anyone following Elizabeth Mitchell’s career is aware of her diversity as an actress, as evidenced by the incredible array of characters she has played—from Angelina Jolie’s girlfriend in the Golden Globe winning TV movie Gia to the sexy and mysterious Dr. Juliet Burke on ABC’s hit series Lost.
So it should come as no surprise that the sultry Texan has recently tackled three very distinct roles. “I’ve chosen [to portray] a lot of women who are not particularly like me,” says Mitchell, who has a home in the Hollywood Hills. “And though they don’t have [similarities between] them, they’re all really interesting to play.” Mitchell stars as FBI agent Erica Evans in the new ABC remake of V, the popular ’80s miniseries about alien invasion (it premiered last year and returns in March). Mitchell’s character also appears in the sixth and final season of Lost—premiering this month—even though producers confirmed Juliet died in last season’s finale. And as if conquering the small screen weren’t enough, Mitchell stars opposite Dane Cook in the indie drama Answers to Nothing, due out later this year.
Though Mitchell is a homebody at heart, her intense work schedule has her jetting between sets in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Hawaii. “I get off the plane and work, get off the plane and work,” she laughs. “But I can’t complain—it’s wonderful!”
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According to some rumors, there will be a new DVD’s release of the movie “Gia” with Elizabeth and Angelina Jolie.The new version should be in High Definition.
Now film bosses have released an uncensored version of the true-life tale in crystal clear high definition.
I looked on Amazon, but there’s nothing. I don’t know if it’s true, but an unrated version of the movie already exists in USA (not in HD, just normal dvd, released in 2004).
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Elizabeth Mitchell has vowed never to throw away a shirt she found in the trash as a struggling actress – because the old garment landed her the role as Angelina Jolie’s lesbian lover in GIA.
The Lost star shared a bed with Hollywood beauty Jolie in the 1998 TV movie, based on the life of top 1970s fashion model Gia Carangi – and she is convinced she owes her screen career to the tattered shirt.
She says, “It was a man’s shirt, but it looked expensive, and I was broke and sleeping on floors – so I took it. “(Then) good things started happening. It’s my lucky charm!”
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For us, Elizabeth Mitchell will always be the girl who made out with a young Angelina Jolie in Gia, but as Juliet on ABC’s Lost, Ms. Mitchell tends to run around the island looking fierce. So we were shocked to find her to be laid-back and giggly — way more bubbly than bad-ass.
Did you feel any pressure coming on board a pop-culture phenomenon like Lost?
I think I probably just refused to feel it too much. I just had a baby like six months before, and I was too sleep-deprived to care.
That kinda works for the character.
Yeah, fairly insane. But I think I was just like, “Well, I’ll do this, then. That sounds great,” not realizing how huge [the show] was.
Tell us about Juliet.
Well, I think she’s very smart, very loyal. She’s trying to figure something out: how to get home, for the most part. But she can’t find any way to click her heels together.
We think she’s one of the more fascinating characters on the show.
A lot of it, of course, is the writing, but I think that I get so excited because there’s actually something real to play.
You don’t often find such complicated characters on network television.
You really don’t, and I didn’t think she was going to be that. I mean, Juliet didn’t start out that way, so I got more and more interested as I was getting scripts. I was like, “Really? They want me to do this?” It was really unexpected and very cool.
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December 3, 2008
If you’re not among the millions of viewers tuning in to watch Elizabeth Mitchell on ABC’s “Lost,” then you may as well be stranded on a desert island. Fierce, relentless, and complicated, Mitchell’s character, Juliet Burke, has women applauding their TV sets and men shaking their heads. But for Mitchell herself, the greatest glory derives from her personal reaction to the role. The free-spirited, Texas-bred actress forgoes the weekly fanfare to wax philosophical with Brilliant on fame, family, and the forces of “Lost.”
Elizabeth Mitchell has just flown from Los Angeles, where she ruled the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, to Hawaii, practically walking off the plane and onto the “Lost” set. The hectic nature of her schedule leaves this writer anticipating a more jetlag-induced languid tone from the actress. Instead, she greets me with an invigorated voice characteristic of a spa regular or at least, a person who has managed a miraculous nine hours of sleep. “You’ll never guess what I’ve been doing today,” Mitchell announces, setting the suspense. “I spent the whole morning with my little boy and we made pancakes and went to the aquarium.” Now that’s a balancing act.
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