Thursday, August 04, 2005

Liv Tyler is gorgeous

I don't understand...Liv is just a few years younger than Posh Spice...and yet still looks like a (really young) teenage mother. I always thought that motherhood 'glow' was complete bollocks...but I'm maybe reconsidering. Her current weight is a winner with me :) She has momentarily disabled my snark.

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29 comments:

kari said...

Both mother and child are darling.

Anonymous said...

i like her too. she's not dessicated or leatherfaced, she's not walking around bony bragging about how fast she lost pregnancy weight, and she seems to actually spend time with her child. carrying it and everything! i mean, wow!

as a LoTR geek i hated her as arwen, but she's won me over since then.

Elisa said...

hey anon1112...couldn't agree with you more!!! She definitely didn't do it for me re: Arwen...but then I realised (when they cast Mirando Otto as Eowyn...I still can't believe it) that maybe she wasn't such a bad choice. I know this sounds a little crazy...but I think Angelina Jolie (forget about all her crazy antics) would have made a wicked Arwen...I know she would have gotten really into the role. I guess we're both fellow LOTR geeks :)
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I am a LoTR fan, too, but rather of the book than of the film. Liv as Arwen was allright by me, although I do not think she was the best possible choice for that role.
Liv Tyler is gorgeous and as a mother, she is just right. Spends time with kid, because that is what is important for her. A real mother, not a superstar-wannabe.
She might be a bit over-weighted, but who cares? She seems content with being a mother that is what counts.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Miranda casted as Eowyn?
I am just curious.

Elisa said...

yeah...I'm a big fan of the book as well...although the movie was very good. I just think (and I know I'm being very un-patriotic) that she didn't act very well...plus she looked too old and not beautiful enough. (uhoh...this is sounding like a lotr forum) Eowyn is supposed to be the most beautiful woman (excepting the elves) on Middle-Earth...plus there's supposed to be a little bit of chemistry between Aragorn and Eowyn...and...she's supposed to still be in her early twenties (I was thinking more LeeLee Sobieski)..I guess Miranda just didn't fit any of my criteria. :)
love,
elisa

absurd said...

I can't believe my eyes!!! An actual non-orange, non-skeletol movie star, with a non-foreign-adopted baby. I'm calling my shrink!

Anonymous said...

Too bad it's not a LOTR forum :)))
And way to good that you answered me, thank you, really!
Franci from Hungary

Elisa said...

no probs franci :) Budapest? Absurd...yeah...it's definitely a really nice change-up isn't it?
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Elisita,
Yes, Budapest is our capital town. Actually, I live some 30kms away from it.

And I am with 'absurd'. Why is it that most media-persons are so unlike human beings? Almost all of them have eating disorders of some kind, surgeries, and not normal behaviours?
And why do we, normal people keep staring and watching and some of us even admiring them anyway?

Why is it that normal looking celebrities are kind of neglected?
Am I wrong with that?

whatwouldjanicedickinsondo said...

she still looks like she's missing a chromosome.
she just bothers me on some level...i don't know if it's the way that she constantly seems to be staring at the bridge of her own nose, or whether it's her grown-woman-who-talks-like-a-little-girl-because-she-either-can't-help-it-or-was-wrongly-informed-that-it-makes-her-look-charming vibe.

Elisa said...

yeah...I have to agree with you on that WWJDD...Liv Tyler loses a lot of points when she opens her mouth...
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

true, the girlie-voice irks me a whole bunch.

i think it would have been really hard for them to cast either arwen or eowyn to everyone's satisfaction. they could have done a bit better with both... but those two are both kind of idealized, the perfect-elf-woman and the perfect-human-woman, it's a problem in casting 'most any idealized female character. not so much a problem with males, i think they're a little less idealized in general.

but i gotta say that i don't think they could have found a better galadriel. :D

[/LoTR geek moment]

Elisa said...

haha yeah...galadriel was very well cast as well as aragorn (you know they asked uma and ethan to originally do the parts for eowyn and faramir) it's practically as perfect as that star-trek guy as professor X in the Xmen :)
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

Ethan H. as Faramir - although I liked Ethan in Gattaca for example, I prefer watching not-so-famous people in movies like this. The one who got the part was brilliant I think.

On the other hand I was not completely satisfied with Viggo. Not masculine enough, at least, not for me :) After reading the book you'd wait for something else. Someone more settled, a bit older, perhaps.
F

Elisa said...

yeah...I wasn't convinced of the Faramir casting (David Wenham...another fellow australian)...haha :) but he did well enough :) Yeah...but before Viggo there was an even younger guy (Stuart Townsend) and Viggo was like the last, last resort...I loved him as Aragorn...but maybe my vision was clouded because I just thought the guy was sooo hot :)
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

Viggo was/is hot allright, but at the third part of the film I missed the weight of the character and somehow dignity.
F

TLG said...

yeah... posh looks like hell... hard living. way too much tanning, way to much... well, I dunno. whatever the hell else she's doing.

Elisa said...

yeah...you're right Franci...he was much better/convincing as a ranger than as a king...but I seriouslt can't think of anyone else to fill his shoes :)
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

We analyzed it like, for hours.
As a ranger, Viggo was quite good.
But as a king we missed the high spirit.
We disregarded the actual age of the actors. We came up with names like:
Sean Connery (my dh reefused it on the grounds of him being a charmeur, womanizer, lazy-type rather than a clever and dignified person.
Robert de Niro
Mel Gibson
(What do you think?)

Elisa said...

hmmmI don't think DeNiro...he's too gangster-y looking. Quite possibly Mel...but it would have been too Braveheart again...I don't know...Aragorn is definitely a tough one...what about someone like Eric Bana (the guy who played Orlando's brother in Troy)...it's too hard :)
love,
elisa

Anonymous said...

Yeah I understand your reasoning against Mel. And also, he is too famous.
But for Eric Bana - shame on me but I have not heard his name beforehand... So I did some Google-search. I think he is very similar to Viggo (he would have been just as good as him I think) and secondly, oh my God, I am already married. Take away the temptation! :))

Elisa said...

haha..don't worry, Eric Bana is married as well :) I guess it's hard because Aragorn's character isn't exactly human...being numenorean and all...while all the actors...are :)
love,
elisa

Franci said...

And I think there's more to that. Being a wanderer is one thing, but being a king is another. There must be a change of attitude human beings are uncapable of. Whereas a numenorean is able to perform such transition.
Kind of same what you said.

Anonymous said...

eric bana is pretty cute! i hadn't heard of him before either...

it's kind of funny. viggo looked much younger in the movies than he does in real life, he might have made a more convincing aragorn if they hadn't gone to so much effort on that.

you know who i would have liked in that? the man who played the phantom in the movie verson Phantom of the Opera. he was also attila in the tv movie. but on second thought, maybe he'd have been better as a human man from gondor.

Franci said...

Hi anon 1:04 AM,
I have checked. He's called Gerard Butler. And looks great :)
But with those blue eyes... But I agree, he would have made a good man from Gondor. As for Aragorn, my vote goes probably for Eric, ha ha ha. But it's way too late.

Franci said...

Dear Elisa, I see LoTR club being formed here :))
Just tell me to shut up if I'm getting out-of-place here with my comments.

Elisa said...

haha...no :) LOTR-away :) I just decided to take my Sunday off :) When you look at how LOTR was filmed though (they were filming scenes all over the place...not in sequence) I'm guessing it must have been hard to really sense the changes that the character has to undertake. For example...Sir Ian McKellen's (Gandalf) first scenes were as Gandalf the White.
Any thought on a different Eowyn?
love,
elisa

Franci said...

Thank you!
You mean the filming did not followed the sequence of the book? I know it is quite normal in general, but with a story like this... Must have been disappointing for any actor who is a great fan of the book I guess.
I mean, it really would have been disappointing had I been an actress myself.
As for Eowyn? Me :))
But seriously, at the moment I can not think of anyone making a better Eowyn than Miranda. I agree, M. was a bit old, I think the character is in her early or mid 20's. I dont know how old M is, but seemed a bit older than desired. But it did not bothered me somehow.
And chemistry between her and Aragorn?
I think Miranda made quite obvius what Eowyn felt for Aragorn.