The once proud LA Times takes a breath in between Shia LaBeouf updates just long enough for Tom O’Neil to take a dump all over Melissa Leo, the actress currently seeing the first waves of Oscar buzz for her performance in Frozen River.
At issue for Tommy O is a Huffington Post interview with Thelma Adams where Leo volunteers an anecdote about some bumpy patches in the production. She establishes that writer/director Courtney Hunt had a clear vision for her film and that Leo trusted her, but that Hunt had never been on a film set before. At one point prior to a difficult scene where Leo’s character has just been shot in the ear, there was a miscommunication between the actor and the director and tempers flared. Leo got a producer to intervene.
Leo was a little rough on Hunt, but O’Neil blows it up into a “diva act.” In fact, Leo’s description didn’t sound like some kind of David O. Russell tirade. It sounded like a momentary glitch between an actress in a vulnerable position and a director with no experience running a set. According to Leo, everything was fine after the incident. Problem solved. Her point was that, although Hunt was inexperienced, she was a very quick learner.
Who pissed on Tommy’s Corn Flakes this morning and why does he want to sink Frozen River before it even hits theaters? The great thing for him is that, when he’s done flinging shit around, he can always use his own newspaper to wipe it up with.
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