Posts Tagged ‘King Lear’

Tim Roth on Made in Britain, Reservoir Dogs and Tupac

April 12, 2009

made-in-britain1There’s a lot more to Tim Roth than Lie to Me, y’know. Continuing our not entirely successful series of links to things published in The Guardian newspapers, here’s the ferret-faced thesp recalling his audition for Alan Clarke‘s skinhead masterpiece Made in Britain.

“I can’t believe I even did shit like this back then. For the final audition – which I think was in front of the producer, the writer David Leland, and Alan – I turned up early on purpose. I came in and I told ’em, ‘When you need me I’ll be in the park across the way,’ knowing full well they’d be watching me through the window.

“And I did some, you know, character work in the park. And luckily a friend of mine turned up who was in a band called King Kurt. And he has this fucking huge mohawk and I’m bald and we started mock-fighting and he’s making a peacock noise – and then the police turned up and got involved – and Alan and his lot are all watching me out the window. And then I went in and did a reading; but by then it was more of a formality than anything else. Alan said, ‘Oh, we saw you through the window,’ and I’m like, ‘I know …'”

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Career Advice for Lindsay Lohan

March 28, 2009

lindsay-lohan1Lindsay Lohan needs a job, dammit. Remember when she had “that Jodie Foster sort of seriousness and intent focus beneath her teenage persona“? Them days are gone. A friend has told the Daily Newsthat the actress is living on Samantha Ronson’s trust fund and the odd personal appearance. As one “pal” puts it:

“Lindsay’s money situation has never been great, but it’s only gotten worse over the last month. For every dollar she makes, she spends double. Her personal appearance fees are literally the only thing keeping her afloat. But here’s the rub: Because of her explosive relationship with Sam, she’s unable to get the type of cash she’s used to. The negative press and constant appearance cancellations are hurting her pocketbook.”

“Explosive,” you say?

Anyway, she’s coked up, seriously Sapphic, and her latest film is going straight to DVD. So what’s a faded star threatened with getting cut off to do?

We have the solution. Lohan needs to cut bait on her Mouseketeer/America’s Sweetheart persona and get in the art-house groove. There are plenty of directors out there taking home Cannes prizes and still starving. So Li-Lo, fire the agent, lower your rate and offer yourself up to them. You’ve already crossed the nudity Rubicon. Maybe it could be a journey into the disturbed psyche of a sexually frustrated woman. Or how about a journey into the disturbed psyche of an bored housewife. Or maybe just make a movie with Gaspar Noe. How about helping a poor auteur dust off one of those old Robbe-Grilletscripts that most be lying around? After the jump, we take a look at a handful of other glamour queens who decided to get their art house on. Lohan, hear us out: Jean-Luc Godard is still working!
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