Actress Oscar Bait 101: Shave Your Head

April 16, 2009

Shaving a wig just doesn't cut it.Shaving a wig just doesn’t cut it.

It takes courage for a woman to shave her head, even when it’s for a lucrative role in a movie– courage that Cameron Diaz apparently didn’t have.  She’s attracting buzz for appearing Bald in the trailer for the new movie My Sister’s Keeper.  But relax, Cameron’s just Trippin, she’s only shaving a Bald cap, and didn’t actually go Bald for the part . Thus, Cammie squanders her last chance of being taken seriously as an actress.

Pop a cap on her ass.

Pop a cap on her ass.

My Sister’s Keeper is sure to be a weeper and possible Oscar bait.  Let’s look at the facts– Little Miss Sunshine Abigail Breslin stars as a child genetically engineered by her parents to save her cancer stricken older sister, played by newcomer Sofia Vassilieva, the true Bald heroine of the pic.  Breslin and Vassielieva were cast as the Keeper-sisters after wunderkind actress Dakota Fanning refused to go Bald for the part (or to let her up and coming younger sister Elle Fanning share the spotlight with the titular role).

Sofia Vassilieva: Baldly Going Where Cameron Wouldn't Dare

Sofia Vassilieva: Baldly Going Where Cameron Wouldn't Dare

But that’s when Sofia Vassilieva seized her opportunity to go for Oscar gold and prove that there’s a new wunderkind on the block.  She said, ” There are scripts when you fall so much in love with your character. And if you are lucky and offered this part you should not tempt your fate and go to the greatest extent to be/to play this character. If you have an opportunity to do that and you do not, it’s shameful. Shaving my head was the least I could do for Kate to experience the degree of her isolation and outcast from a ‘normal’ healthy life. Playing Kate was like balancing between two realities.”

You know who else is Bald?

I rest my case.

I rest my case.

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UPDATE: Well, well, look who’s next in line!

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