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Saturday, December 01, 2007
Adams and Blunt: New Queens of Hollywood
I certainly would not be the first to think it, or perhaps even declare it, but here goes: Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are set to be the next big "It" stars of Hollywood. Both are blessed with impressive acting chops, exceptional beauty, radiant charm, and the ability to steal every scene that they're in. How delightful it is then to learn that they're playing sisters in the film Sunshine Cleaning, a Dramatic Competition entry in the 2008 Sundance Festival! Just thinking of their comic timing shining while sparring in Sunshine Cleaning has me smiling.
Adams is an Oscar nominee for Junebug, a small film that not many people saw. Before that, she charmed in television guest appearances (among them "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Smallville") and in limited roles in films like Catch Me If You Can. This year, she is said to be a scene-stealer in Charlie Wilson's War (where she also co-stars with Blunt). And of course, need we discuss further her monumental performance in Enchanted?
Just as Mark Wahlberg walked away with every scene he was in in The Departed last year, so did Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada. Even her co-star, the great Meryl Streep, loved her performance. Unfortunately, she did not get an Oscar nomination (despite the deserved yet surprising Golden Globe citation). Since then, however, she has been extremely busy, this year starring in and doing what she does best (dominating the screen) in three films: The Jane Austen Book Club, Dan in Real Life, and Charlie Wilson's War. Next year, she may make up for her missed Supporting Actress nomination with a citation in the lead category for the plum title role in The Young Victoria.
These two amazing women are going to be HUGE in Hollywood. It will be very interesting to watch as the events in their careers unfold.