Actress Malin Akerman's career has been on an upward trajectory since her breakout role on the short-lived Lisa Kudrow series The Comeback. Since then, Akerman has gone psycho in The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller, played a superhero in Zack Snyder's Watchmen, and is currently starring in one of this year's biggest comedy hits, Couples Retreat.
In the October issue of 944 magazine, Akerman talked about some of her upcoming projects and discussed the price of fame. For her next film, she's taking a break from comedy for a dramatic role.
Yes, The Bang Bang Club — it's based on a true story of two photojournalists' journey through the end of Apartheid — I play the photo editor. The story's incredible and it's really raw. We used a lot of locals and shot in all the same places where things happened.
Akerman will return to comedy in writer-director Josh Radnor's HappyThankYouMorePlease, an ensemble piece that Malin calls her "love."
I play a woman with alopecia universalis. I shaved off my eyebrows for the part and wore a bald cap. It's about all of our journeys to find love — and obviously I have added difficulties as a bald woman. It's [about] her trying to stay positive.
The more projects Akerman does, the more famous she becomes, a situation she says is "manageable" for the time being.
I couldn't imagine being Robert Pattinson right now. That would scare the sh-- out of me. I'd rather be able to walk out the door have a life. Posted 10.25.09 by BrentJS
Come on American, don't do it. You don't have to. There's better stuff to see. I know, there's not a lot out there, but surely you can find something at the video store. Maybe there's a Netflix envelope waiting in your mailbox right now. Come on, just go check. DO IT!
I know, I know. I liked Dumb and Dumber and Something About Mary too. Kingpin was hysterical. Well, if you want the Farrellys to get the hint and possibly try a little harder the next time out, you won't reward them for the debacle that is The Heartbreak Kid. Not only is it not funny (to be fair, there are a few laughs in the first 30 minutes) for the majority of its running time, but it's downright insulting. Ben Stiller has played this same role endlessly, and this just might be the most repugnent version of it yet. Just thinking about it again makes me wince.
Ghost Rider, Norbit, Wild Hogs, Halloween. We told you they sucked and you saw them anyway. And I'd wager that you probably thought they sucked too, or maybe you liked them enough at the time but forgot they existed until I just reminded you of them. Come of, think about it, they sucked!
As Hollywood makes crappier and crappier movies and I've got to see Eddie Murphy in a fat suit for the 9th time, I blame you! I saw it for free, but you put money in their pockets for that mindless drivel. Yeah, that's right, you are to blame!
But you have a chance to do the right thing now. Close that Fandango page. Or what about Across the Universe, The Kingdom or The Game Plan? They may not be great, but at least they don't have Ben Stiller picking your pockets. Heck, see Seeker. I don't even know what that movie is, but it's got to have more originality than Heartbreak Kid.
Posted 10.05.07 by reelz