Talk Tennis

Talk Tennis (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php)
-   General Pro Player Discussion (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13)
-   -   Sharapova: "I would love to act in a Hollywood movie" (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=446238)

THUNDERVOLLEY 11-20-2012 07:50 AM

Sharapova: "I would love to act in a Hollywood movie"
 
http://www.yardbarker.com/tennis/art...movie/12255574

Smart move?

Bad move?

Will anyone not caring about tennis have any interest in seeing her in a film?

Is she better off making guest appearances on TV shows, where the time is limited, and protect her acting from too much scrutiny?

joeri888 11-20-2012 07:52 AM

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

for me to be remotely interested.

THUNDERVOLLEY 11-20-2012 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7026203)
She either be
1) a damn good actress
2) completely naked throughout

for me to be remotely interested.

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.

sureshs 11-20-2012 08:20 AM

I can picture her in the "straight to DVD" movies set in the Amazon rainforest which involves chasing a prehistoric crocodile in skimpy clothing.

Tennusdude 11-20-2012 09:02 AM

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.

Gonzo_style 11-20-2012 09:07 AM

I would love to see her in Basic Instinct 3

Mick 11-20-2012 09:08 AM

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.

cluckcluck 11-20-2012 09:15 AM

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.

rossi46 11-20-2012 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick (Post 7026350)
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.

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.

rossi46 11-20-2012 09:32 AM

Her screaming is easily transferable to American porno films.

kishnabe 11-20-2012 09:35 AM

She can be the heroine attendant.....or comic relief.

Sabratha 11-20-2012 09:49 AM

She would never be good for a big role in a Hollywood movie.

TennisLovaLova 11-20-2012 09:54 AM

Scream 2.0
The Reboot

Irvin 11-20-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabratha (Post 7026411)
She would never be good for a big role in a Hollywood movie.

From watching Conan the Barbarian who would have thought Arnold would have a big film career?

THUNDERVOLLEY 11-20-2012 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick (Post 7026350)
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.

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.

THUNDERVOLLEY 11-20-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irvin (Post 7026420)
From watching Conan the Barbarian who would have thought Arnold would have a big film career?

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?

Hitman 11-20-2012 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THUNDERVOLLEY (Post 7026449)
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?

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.

Right guy, right place, right time = Major success.

coloskier 11-20-2012 11:08 AM

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".

sureshs 11-20-2012 11:11 AM

Karlovic could be the hero


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006 - Tennis Warehouse