Having thought Megan Fox came across as a vacant, sluggish zombie in the first Transformers movie (I didnt see the second), Ive been less than thrilled at her casting in Jonah Hex; so I was understandably alarmed at this latest rumor (mercifully contradicted here) that Fox is going to be cast as the next Catwoman.
But this comment from Tracy Saboe reminds me that some actors need a good director (and/or script) to show what theyre capable of. For example, I would never have thought that Natalie Portman was a good actress if Id seen only her performances in the Star Wars movies, nor would I have been especially impressed by Liam Neeson; likewise, I would never have thought the Marx Brothers were all that funny if Id seen only some of the late duds like Room Service. Also, check out the deleted scenes on the DVD of The Big Sleep to see Lauren Bacall (of all people) coming across as dull and lacklustre, until they reshot her scenes with more directorial guidance. And the clips Ive seen of Foxs performance in Jennifers Body, though fairly cheesy, at least manifest more liveliness than was apparent in Transformers, so maybe I should give her the benefit of the doubt.
Still … Catwoman?