About these ads
Skip to content
April 8, 2012 / Hallie Madenski

Look Academy, You Almost Nominated A Katy Perry Movie

It has been revealed that Katy Perry was almost in The Help, a movie that was wrongly nominated in all three Oscar categories – Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Perry told Teen Vogue“There was a time when I was going to be involved in The Help. Just a small part, I wasn’t going to be Emma Stone or anything, but I couldn’t because the shooting schedule conflicted with the release of my record.”

“I was upset about that. I knew it was going to be an important film. Not that I need to do drama first, but I do want to do something that makes a strong impression.”

I personally got too involved in caring about the Academy Awards this year and was particularly perturbed by The Help, which was a fine movie but not award-winning material. (I didn’t think The Social Network was either) 

Now you know, a film that cast Katy Perry in a role was nominated in all the prestigious categories. But so was Precious, and Mariah Carey was in that and she didn’t biff, so who knows.

I just don’t understand how the book, which was a suspenseful yet hopeful look at racism in the South, got turned into such a lighthearted Lifetime comedy.

About these ads

3 Comments

Leave a Comment
  1. Tea Leaves and Dog Ears / Apr 8 2012 4:00 pm

    I can get if they wanted to give a leg up to a country star who was trying to make the transition into film, but including a Californian pop star in The Help does not make sense to me.

    Like

    • Hallie Madenski / Apr 8 2012 4:09 pm

      I’m dying to know what part she would have played. There are really no “small” roles in The Help except, an extra, galavanting around in the background…something that someone with her notoriety would not be doing.

      Like

      • Tea Leaves and Dog Ears / Apr 8 2012 4:36 pm

        I can imagine them giving her a role like Jolene or Mary Beth. One of the “random” white housewives. But in any event, the role still wouldn’t have been “small” for someone’s debut — especially given how little faith I have in Katy Perry’s acting ability.

        Like

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 563 other followers

%d bloggers like this: