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We came across a piece Rose McGowan wrote for Hollywood Reporter responding to what a “critic” on Variety wrote against Renée Zellweger.
When we read there was a person who wrote cruel things against her, we checked again the Variety’s review of The Purge: Election Year because we remembered reading something disturbing against Elizabeth. It was not about her performance, but mostly about her look in the movie (not about aging, just about her look).
Guess what, it was the same man who wrote that too. So apparently his job is trying to make actresses feel bad and he gets paid for that. WOW!
Liz, in case you didn’t read the review, DO NOT READ IT, it’s not worth it. And it’s NOT true. In case you did read it, you should know that for this person writing nonsense stuff against women is just an habit.
There are a lot of people like this pseudo-critic who insult women’s look especially if they are getting older. As if getting older was a crime. Men get older as well, but they don’t reserve the same treatment to them. Well we all know how different the two universes (women/men) are and how hard it is everywhere (in Hollywood especially) for a woman to be equally paid and respected.
Rose McGowan wrote an amazing essay you all should read.
We are very much grateful for all the roles Elizabeth chooses to play because her women are always human with strong personality but still women. As Liz would say her characters are “steel magnolias”. As women we are very honoured to be represented by Juliet Burke, Erica Evans or Carine Strand, just to mention a few.
We haven’t seen The Purge yet (it hasn’t been released here yet) but when we read Liz was going to play a senator running for president, we knew Charlie Roan would have been another character that would have made us feel proud to be Elizabeth’s admirers.
We are also grateful because she doesn’t do anything that feels false to her, which means that what she does is true to us and to the other fans.
Quoting the Ellimam interview:
“When I ask Mitchell how an actor can manage to stay so un-Hollywood in that industry’s famously shark-infested waters, she doesn’t hesitate: “By not living in Hollywood, that’s the first thing you do!””
Quoting Elizabeth: “No matter the field, I would say support other women.”
And she also said “If you wanna see other strong women, watch shows with strong women!”
Yeah Liz, thank you so much for playing them!
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Domestic Total as of Jul. 4, 2016: $36,139,295
Unfortunatelly the release date here is July 28, Universal Pictures told us there should be a national preview but they don’t know the date yet. 🙁
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Meanwhile, four-day estimates are shaping up as expected after yesterday’s three-day estimates with The Legend of Tarzan bringing an estimated $45.5 million, The Purge: Election Year brought in an estimated $34.7 million and The BFG will bring in an estimated $22.27 million.
Universal’s The Purge: Election Year also over-performed, tripling its budget in its first three days of release.
Happy 4th of July to all Liz’s fans in USA! 🙂
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This is a new and very interesting interview with Elizabeth by Huffingtonpost. It’s about Dead of Summer and The Purge: Election Year.
She wants to work with Steven Spielberg and on Game Of Thrones. We have two more seasons of that show (just watched last week’s finale and it was so great!) we need to get Liz on there and in anything that involves Spielberg! 😛
The author of the article loves Liz so much, he wrote really AMAZING things. Don’t miss his introduction, it’s so great!!!! 🙂 Click on “read more” to read the full interviews and some nice comments about Elizabeth he posted on twitter!
THE GOLDEN GIRL OF SUMMER! Actress ELIZABETH MITCHELL Steals The Season With DEAD OF SUMMER and THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR!
Just in case there’s a chance you’re unfamiliar with the name Elizabeth Mitchell, you’re definitely familiar with her credits. The striking blond, blue-eyed beauty got her start in what was easily the best television movie (and maybe even the best movie) of all time, starring opposite Angelina Jolie in HBO’s Gia. For an actress to be able to hold her own, let alone shine so bright next to Angelina Jolie- especially in such a tour de force- is an accomplishment worthy of genuflection. But, Mitchell wasn’t just there for support, she lent a special touch to the film that made it one of the best love stories in modern cinema. And she has been bringing that talent and passion to every role she has graced ever since. From Lost, to V, to Revolution, to Once Upon a Time, fans have fallen in love with the dynamic actress time and time again as she always manages to resonate with their heart and souls. There is a certain power in Mitchell’s performances that can never be ignored.
Now, Mitchell has landed herself on Freeform’s new spooky coming of age campfire tale; Dead Of Summer. The series, which blends Nightmare on Elm Street and John Hughes teen movies, finds a rag-tag bunch of teenagers finding their way through life and mystery at a potentially haunted summer camp in 1989. If the plot already sounds too youthful for your tastes? So will the first ten minutes. But, the minute Mitchell comes on screen she glows like a reassuring beacon of light, reminding audiences just how captivating she can be- which was most likely the ploy of producers Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg, and Adam Horowitz, who had worked with Mitchell on both Lost and Once Upon a Time, realizing anything the actress touches turns to watchable gold. She is the Heather Locklear to their Aaron Spelling, their go-to golden girl, and for audiences that might feel alienated by the subject matter or the ages on Dead Of Summer, Mitchell’s familiar face and strong acting will suck them right back in.
And when she’s not stealing the small screen, she will be making waves on the big screen as well with the ever-pertinent horror flick The Purge; Election Year. As if the timing couldn’t be more perfect, the film comes out during our own wild election year which makes for a pretty meta experience. Mitchell plays presidential front runner Charlene Roan, a strong-willed woman who is trying to put an end to the madness.
But, strong female characters are no rarity on Mitchell’s impressive resume. The roles she plays and the films she chooses really help give women an important voice and tell more valuable stories for women- and these characters are no exception. So extremely beloved among fans for the amazing women she’s portrayed, there is no doubt that both of her new characters will become just as iconic.
Here, she took some time to talk about these characters, playing such strong roles, and what else she would love to do!
So, you are now on Dead Of Summer which is by executive producers Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg, and Adam Horowitz- a team you’ve worked with on Lost and Once Upon A Time. Talk about this working relationship a bit, and what can be expected from Dead Of Summer.
I love those guys, Eddie, Ian and Adam- and I always have such faith in them that they will give me a great character to work with. People originally asked me why I might want to do a “teen show” and I just shrugged it off because I knew that I was in such wonderful, capable hands and that they had never let me or audiences down in the past. The character that I play, Deb, is a really great character because she worked really hard to rebuild this camp and she sees that something could be getting in the way of what she reconstructed and that worries her, so she is doing everything she can to keep this vision safe.
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Coming in third is Universal’s The Purge: Election Year with a very strong $30.8 million three-day, heading toward a four-day weekend that could top $35 million. The three-day performance is just a hair over the $29.8 million brought in by The Purge: Anarchy two years ago as the franchise is showing zero signs of decay now that it has three films under its belt. Given the $10 million production budget and the fact Election Year scored the highest CinemaScore of all three Purge films it almost goes without saying a fourth film is likely in the works.
This massive change in direction majorly helps with the watch-ability of the film immensely as does the game and ever so badass, Frank Grillo, who proves himself to be a formidable action star as does his co-star, Elizabeth Mitchell.
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