6. "RE: Career Trajectory Misgivings (Kate Beckinsale) -" In response to In response to 0
The question here is - is Hollywood's siren song so seductive that people w/ ability are willing to take on dumb and dumber roles?
Shit look at what we did to the greats of Hong Kong Cinema? Chow-Yun Fat, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, shit, John Woo?
Their careers have all gone to SHIT since they migrated. They have taken shitty roles in even shittier movies and people wonder what the big fucking deal is about these cats because most people know them from schlock like BulletProof Monk, From the Cradle 2 The Grave, The Shanghai series and Windtalkers...
So it's no surprise that hollywood is chewing up other folks. i think an actress like Belucci will do far better in a cross over because the sense I get from her is that of being grounded and strong. She has presence and i believe it is linked to her own strength that's why she gets the roles she does and does so well in them.
Kate Beckinsale doesn't give me that feeling. not that i studied her work but the little bit i have seen of her makes me think she might not cut it. no loss in my mind
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