Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Art of Good Acting, By Jessica Alba

JA from MNPP here. Celebrated thespian Jessica Alba is getting some flack this week for sharing the following wisdom in an interview with Elle magazine:

"Good actors never use the script unless it's amazing writing. All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say."

I don't see what the problem is personally. If anyone knows about the craft of good acting it's Jessica Alba. That part where she wore the penguin panties in Good Luck Chuck? Do you think writers came up with that? What about that part in Machete where she looked a little bit touched while simultaneously taking a very angry shower? All her! Words - what the hell are words good for? You can't see words coming out of a person's mouth. Penguin panties, on the other hand...

But John August, screenwriter of Charlie's Angels and Frankenweenie, doesn't see it that way and posted a rebuttal on his blog. It's all filled up with words though so I don't recommend you read it. Words! Blah!

What do we all think on this controversy? And if you could leave your comments only in the form of links to pictures and uncomplicated emoticons that'd be appreciated. Or just throw your penguin panties in a heap somewhere. That'll show commitment to the cause!

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