Sharapova: "I would love to act in a Hollywood movie"

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    She either be
    1) a damn good actress
    2) completely naked throughout

    for me to be remotely interested.
     
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    are we talking about porn here? sorry couldn't help it, lol
     
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    I doubt she will go nude. If she tried it, there's a certain market segment she will no longer appeal to, and she wants as many venues for her personal brand as possible. Further, after the initial thrill is over, the public would take on a "yeah, but what have you done lately" attitude, because she's played that fantasy card, and will have no more surprises for audiences.

    Regarding her abilities as an actress...few sports pros were ever that good at the craft, but I could see her making comedic cameos on sitcoms, where its more about quick one-liners, than long pages of dialogue.
     
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    I can picture her in the "straight to DVD" movies set in the Amazon rainforest which involves chasing a prehistoric crocodile in skimpy clothing.
     
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    Sharapova doesnt necessarily need to be on camera to a successful movie star. They could merely use her hideous screams and screeching in horror movies or even National Geographic Documentaries on the prehistoric mating calls of the pterodactyl.
     
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    I would love to see her in Basic Instinct 3
     
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    sharapova is nice looking among tennis players but she's below average among the Hollywood stars. So, if you go to a movie because you want to see a beautiful movie star, there are other movies (with real Hollywood stars) that you can go to see.
     
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    Is she competing with Brooklyn Decker?

    If she does do some movies, I'm sure she'll end up in movies that are either "Made for TV" or straight to DVD.

    Stick with tennis darling, that's what you're good at.
     
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    You are right on the money there and it doesn't take much to look better than the average female tennis player, both in terms of looks and physique although Sharapova's shoulders are disgustingly wide for a female.
     
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    Her screaming is easily transferable to American porno films.
     
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    She can be the heroine attendant.....or comic relief.
     
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    She would never be good for a big role in a Hollywood movie.
     
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    From watching Conan the Barbarian who would have thought Arnold would have a big film career?
     
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    Yes, she's not anywhere near the level of the cream of Hollywood's actress crop, and there's not enough interest in her to make any appearance turn into box office gold (the concern from the producers' side).

    She's already in the candy business--among other interests, and there's no risk of being criticized for attention seeking--which is what I believe will happen if she attempts acting.
     
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    There was a certain expectation of him as a world-famous body builder (and that was an idea which gained new ground after Ferrigno already starred in The Incredible Hulk tv series), so if you look at the way he was used early on, he had to be in parts where he was seen as a threat or larger than life based on his appearance (Conan, the original Terminator, Commando, etc.). That said, as an actress, what is marketable about Sharapova? What are the expectations of her aside from the one (nudity) I think she will not do?
     
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    This is true. Plus the film documentary Pumping Iron, which follows Arnie in the Mr Olympia 1976 build up was quite widely acclaimed, since it came at the time when Bodybuilding was in its Golden Age, and Arnie was it's greatest ambassador. Arine had also stared in Hercules in New York back in the very early 70s, so they were experimenting with these larger than life bodies very early on.

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    She also has a problem of finding an actor who is taller than her. Could you imagine Tom Cruise or someone of his height with her?? Unless it is a movie like "Queen of Tennis Amazons".
     
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    Karlovic could be the hero
     
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    Interviews are impossible to interpret without a full transcript. We don't know if she was asked "what would you like to do when your career is over?" or "would you ever want to act in a movie?" The press likes to manufacture stories on slow days. If she's as wooden as she seems to be, and as Vijay Armitraj was in the Bond film, maybe she could play the totem pole in "Fargo 2."
     
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    I could totally see her starring in a B rated title "Ace in the hole" along side Mark Whalberg reviving his role of Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights :)
     
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    Suprise no one say she is too tall to be in the movie:shock:
     
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    "Sharapova vs. Godzilla" has some possibilities.
     
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    I doubt Maria has serious plans to become a legitimate actress. Besides not knowing how to act, her height would be a problem. I like Maria; maybe she could have a cameo as a villain in a Bond film.

    Interestingly, her disproportionately small head would also be a problem. The screen likes a large head-to-body ratio.

    Maria would make a good extra in a beach or pool scene.
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    The late Dan Cracchiolo, the hot shot get-around who worked as Joel Silver's top guy in the mid to late '90s and a little beyond, once told me about a conversation he and Silver had about the size of the craniums of big movie stars. He said that Silver told him, "Dan, all big stars have really big heads." Physically, he meant.
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    She'll play the role of a candy maker.
     
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    A remake of Dr Goldfarb and the Bikini Machine?
     
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    It'd be as embarrassing as all the other appearances by sports stars in movies.
    Bad, bad idea though her work with Djokovic in those Head commercials means she has a better chance than most in making it work.
     
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    Love to see her in a scene with Tom Cruise though - poor little guy - he'd have to stand on a house to get the same eye level with her.
     
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    Sports star ego tends to make the person believe they can dip their toes into every field they like, rather than playing to his or her strengths. Jim Brown, Arnold, Chuck Norris and Buster Crabbe were able to perform and enjoy much success, but they are rare in the annals of movie history.
     
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    I can see Sharapova playing one of Littlefingers' 'girls' in Games of Thrones.
     
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    I would love her to be in the main role for a remake of ''LOLITA'' but in this remake she would be a tennis player and Mr. Humbert would be her very old coach.
     
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    She's too tall, no movies will suit her! :p
     
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    She could play a super hero, perhaps in DC's Justice League.

    I think "Black Canarie" would suit her talent.
     
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    I would pay to see that
     
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    I don't understand the sexist comments about Maria Sharapova wanting to get into acting? Maria can definitely become an actress after her tennis career ends she certainly has connections in Hollywood. If Maria is serious about acting she should consider taking some acting lessons. Maria is certainly young enough still to make it in Hollywood.
     
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    I'm going with that.
     
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    If people like Michael Jordan, John Cena and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson can have some success in movies I don't see why Sharapova wouldn't have at least a shot. I don't think any of them are amazing and in the case of the latter two they did both movies and TV work. Sharapova certainly has connections to do that, and with her looks they could market her well depending on the role.
     
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    You're comparing the most electrifying man in all of sports and entertainment to Sharapova? The Rock can hold the millions in the palm of his hand with just a few words, Sharapova does not even come close to having as much charisma and screen presence as The Great One himself. That man was born to entertain.
     
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    Sharapova could not have done any worse with a horrible movie like The Tooth Fairy than The Rock did.
     
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    The solution is clearly Sharapova & The Rock as co-stars in Titanic 2: Too Titanic.
     
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    I guess she could have a part in 'Scream 5' the latest in the series.

    She would be playing tennis and wouldn't even have to act. In a twist to the plot, she would scare the wits out of the hooded killer with her hollering and he would flee the scene in terror!


    OMG, What IS that hideous sound??


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    ... Maria, when Kournikova is 65 yrs old, maybe you will get your chance...
     
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    As an ENTP reminiscent of Taylor Swift to me in sweet barbarian loin cloth...she *had* great potential to make it an actress/entertainer. Unfortunately, to me...I think that ship sailed when she grew too much. I saw her live at 17ish, reallll close (you know how my eyes do, like telescopes)...and honestly, she don't look quite the same to me. She's still highly feminized, but something in the way of her 'natural' charm if you will, kind of feeling, it just changed for me a short while along the way. Honestly, her face was prettier then, her bone structure just "felt" more dainty if you will; if she had decided to make that her "life's pursuit," @ that time, made that decision...who knows? But it would have been incredibly stupid Cupid too.

    My friend laughed at her then, saying yeah, right, this beautiful womanly flower looking thing can beat a Williams sister? ...she hits like a powderpuff! ...but then, lo and behold, shortly thereafter, she grew a lot at an age when I've never known any other girl to, and her face honestly, it seeemed "model pure" before, but now no more. I remember the "old" Maria, and she was more beautiful for sure then. The difference wasn't night and day, or anything; but it certainly felt 'inexplicable' to me.

    She whomped on a Williams sister in a Wimbledon final I believe. No more powderpuff! girls groundie impression, but also still not how I believe she would have turned out had she been stupid and looking to get into acting then, right from the start.

    Honestly, just even think about how awkardly tall Cindy Crawford looked when she guest-starred on that fine show, "Wizards of Waverly Place."

    I once saw Rick Fox (ENFP) act, he came to LA to pursue acting for much less during the "prime" of his career.

    In a way it worked, he got Vanessa Williams, but then cheated on her...hey, don't blame him and his adonis good looks, and charm, honestly he's a pretty good nice guy, just that we all get a little horny-toot-toot! sometimes. Oh, yes, totally, too true, too true.

    And yeah, point is, I'm still an unabashed fan of Rick Fox, even though I still think Doug Christie got the best of him (hey, don't mess with those girly INFP's...there's a lot of stored dimentia conviction in there, and what's "it's on," all bets are off, they "lose it" and have no problems with the thought of going to the death, and will make you feel like a peesy almost certainly)...but, anywho, yeah, anyway....

    Rick Fox, was a decent actor, still is. Has the looks and the charisma, BUT I once saw him act, and he was as tall as the door! It was very ackward! no matter how you tried to dissect the scene. He was smiling, beautifully, like a Jessica Simpson movie star, only more manly...but the leading ladies and dudes in the room were like making love out of nothing at all to his navel.

    It just felt..."staged," and truth be told, if he wasn't playing for the Lakers, I don't know if he would have got that semi-reoccuring role.

    It wasn't that he couldn't...but you know, that's just how it is. If the dude wanted to be an actor, then he should have joined a female gymnasts team as a youth instead. They would have sure starved him to death preparing him for the lean years ahead, and he'd only be about, have grown to, what 6' at most. Maybe 6'2"...beyond that, and a male actor begins to lose versatility. They're not in that "sweet spot," to co-mingle and habitate with many different leading ladies...as many as humanly possible.

    Just the way it is. There are certain ranges of what is considered "acceptable" height, like we can work with that you know...shoes, apple boxes, etc. to make up the difference, to taste...but 6'2-3" for a woman, and 6'7"-8" for a man, is just beginning to love on a different planet from everyone else. Everywhere in the REAL world, people is going to notice, and immediately ask if you play basketball, volleyball, or female woman's professional tennis. It just is what it is.

    Truth be told, many ENTP's especially have, feel this, deep down urge or 'need' if you will to explore the possibilities, to be that shining "star." It's quite common no matter what Maria says in interviews about being such a "home body." The innate itch is still gonna be there, it just is what it is. But honestly, if she decided to use her clout to "force" her way into a Hollywood movie, to make it happen...I hope she'd stop to think about all those other thousands upon thousands of struggling actresses (they say, something like 10,000 people or something come to LA every millienia to try and "make it" in entertainment, by comparison Harvard anything, the odds are astronomically stacked against, like nothing else, nothing requires more time and money for nothing, when only about 500 movies a year in the US will ever sniff one cent of profit...think about that for a second, what is the reality, what are the odds of throwing your life away for nothing, absolutely nothing, if you're not *agreessive*).

    Honestly, I know Taylor Swift despite her nice girl image, wants to be the center of attention of everything...she keeps it in check, now just think if she *didn't* believe in you know who, the big dud that can drop flower bombs upstairs, whenever he wants?

    Because, truth be told, if she came along and decided to take away *my role,* I'd be pretty insulted and peeesssed. If I were that "ideal," 5'4"-5'7" actress...with soooo many others in the same boat, ALL the most local legend, "beautiful" from wherever they first hailed...honestly, it would really bug me. NOW, if the role actually *suited* her, I mean *genuinely* suited her...that is to say, actually called for someone that tall? You know what? *Fair game,* no problem...but there's just soooo many, whom desperate for *one* "breakout" rule, will take their clothes off and everything, even if they don't necessarily deep down want to...just is what it is. It makes all the difference. I honestly feel bad for all those midget actresses wishing for even just one "starring" role, who she'd intimidate, and *skip ahead of* everyone in that line, who've been slaving away, and working just as hard as her to "make it" all those youthful, sexy years lost by the wayside...the smart ones, however, of course have a nice house to go home to still...which makes it not so bad, not as bad as for the man.

    It takes so little to impress them, it's really sad...soooooo many lives lost, the ones who don't come from great families, it's really sad. *Everything* takes untold time and money, time and money, *plus* you're soul...which is what is the great monkey wrench in it all. As much as anything else, if only the soul didn't need love along the way too...:confused::(

    ...Maria, you've got Sasha, or used to...isn't that enough for you? Why, why? Does so many ENTP's always have a need for more, and more, and more...why do they have to desire the whole lemon drop sun? Eh, ...it just is what it is. She wouldn't be Maria if she weren't, it's just a matter of control...and what's really best for most in the end. Only she can honestly answer that for herself.

    As far as the Rock goes? I totally concur...now THAT man was BORN to entertain, and NOT as a professional footbal player. He is truly a BLESSING to this world, he's got a biiiiG heart, you can just tell. Yeah, he's really special. Honestly, that kind *charisma* is exceedingly rare. I think he's probably an ENTP, *but* the difference is, that despite his over the top height...*honestly,* that man was just BORN to entertain. He's sooo charismatic, that you make that exception.... Say what you will, but only *two* people held your attention whenver all of those dudes was on the screen in Top Gun, *two* stars and the rest were? To be honest, replaceable. Same lines can be said, but not everyone was born to magnetize. You either have it, or you don't. And honestly, I think this is where ENTP's struggle...when they don't, they don't seem to realize it or care. Feel like as long as they still go after it with gung ho, they're still entitled too...but the difference is, if the Rock didn't "go after it," to me, that'd almost be like a crime against humanity. Because, he was too rare to just slip through the cracks. The man truly electrifies on the mic, you *can't* teach that. He gets "pops," sizzles, and cracks from the crowd...based on that. It is what it is. Plus, he's got a good heart too. He was really raised well. I like that guy. I would be his valet, if he asked me too. "Valet, not! Valentine!" that's what I'd say. One time this guy hit on me at Ikea, and it was very awkward...um, sheesh, that's very interesting...you know, right...? You know, right...? Umm...hoom...very weird, I always kinda thought of myself as a total stud in the mold of Ricky Martin/Berry Bonds...and who would ever mistake me for someone else?

    Anyway, yeah...was weird. But don't really know if it necessarily made me feel "funny" inside or anything, just yeah.
     
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