Thursday, 25 August 2011
Controversial Casting Choices
From the moment news broke of Hathaway’s casting as Emma Morley, the book’s dowdy but much-loved heroine, fans of the novel have not been shy about expressing their outrage.
Their chief complaint seems to hinge on the assertion that a beautiful Hollywood movie star like Hathaway could not possibly do justice to Emma, the frumpy and bespectacled Yorkshire lass.
Unfortunately for Hathaway, it would appear that she is not destined to replicate Zellweger’s success. For the most part, previews of One Day have been negative, with Hathaway’s poor attempt at a Northern accent coming in for particular ridicule. In this case, it seems, the naysayers have been proved right.
Hmmm … one can’t help but feel that this was one casting decision the movie execs got right!
Truman Capote died on this day (August 25th) in 1984.