This is kind of funny and depressing that all the blogs that I follow were so active yesterday everyone was so excited and was full on clowning mode and today 😥 today feels like the calm after the storm. Everything is just so quite.😥
If Harry is stunting for his acting career then won't it go against him that the relationship isn't convincing to most people? We laugh about how he is doing the bare minimum but won't Hollywood look down on that? It's not making a good impression. Why isn't Ariana stunting for Wicked? She has as much to prove. Harry has also said that he has declined movie offers. If he's so desperate to make it, wouldn't he be taking on anything? Not a small indie gay movie like MP.
I’m going to answer this really quickly because I feel like your questions are an oversimplification of the situation.
1. Stunts have primary, secondary, tertiary, etc. goals. The primary goal of fauxmance stunting in Hollywood is usually visibility. It’s to keep Harry and Olivia’s names in the press, and top of mind, while we all wait for DWD, MP or whatever other projects they have. In this specific case, visibility is priority, because visibility translates to PR, tabloid articles, social media mentions, etc etc, which leads to buzz about Harry and Olivia as people and whatever projects they’re tied to. They don’t need to be convincing as a couple to obtain that visibility. In fact, one can argue, the less convincing they are as a couple, the more gossip it drags up, the more buzz they get online in fan spaces, tada! Hollywood achieves their goal. This stunt isn’t an audition, it’s not there to measure Harry’s acting skills.
2. Ariana is very publicly newly married. She can’t stunt. Moreover, Wicked is an adaptation of a Broadway Musical, Ariana has classical Broadway voice training, is known for her vocal range, and has made her fortune through singing. Ariana has also acted on TV before. She’s not a wildcard for this part and it wasn’t a gamble to cast her.
3. I didn’t say Harry was desperate to make it, I said Harry wants to break into Hollywood, and doesn’t have a lot of acting experience. Just because Harry is a novice doesn’t mean he has to take whatever is offered. Clearly he’s still approaching this expansion of his art strategically, as he has the right to do. But, knowing that he doesn’t have as much leverage as he would in music means that he likely has to be more flexible about negotiating. He has to be willing to do what it takes (outside of production) to bring in an audience, so studios can feel confident about taking a risk on someone with limited professional experience. That means he has to be open to participating in PR and Marketing gimmicks. Like fauxmances.
4. I really don’t think ‘fame’ is the backbone of the reason Harry wants to break into Hollywood. He has that in spades. I think Harry wants to go into acting because it’s another challenging avenue to be creative, and because he wants a chance to play out stories that mean something to him, which is, for me, the best reason to go into acting. So, I doubt he’s choosing his projects solely based on their predicted commercial success. Yes, I’m sure that’s a factor, because this is still a professional career, but I do think he’s making the effort to choose things based on his interest.
(Also, while My Policeman is a smaller queer indie film, it certainly seems to be getting a much better reputation than Warner Bros. super highly funded Hollywood Box Office baby Don’t Worry Darling so… 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ seems like Harry’s instincts were on the money there, anyway.)
LISTEEEEN... LOUIS IS MIA LOL Eleanor went to another stage with Tash Frisco and her friends to see Little Simz and posted about it. Tash is the wife of one of Louis' tour crew and she tagged a bunch of people including Eleanor on the booth But didnt tag Louis lol