Below are the candidates currently under consideration for the dubious distinction of winning a MAJOR Award for turning in one of the Worst performances of 2011. I cringed when they were onscreen. In their own ways, they each detracted from the quality of the movie they were in, regardless of how garbagey the movie was to begin with.
Click through to check out my list of the five ladies that really stunk out the joint in 2011.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” LOL… Nice ass though. Listen, why even pretend that Huntington-Whitely was hired as an actress? Michael Bay doesn’t… and even though our beloved Bond franchise has a long history of doing the same thing, c’mon Mike. At least find a pretty ACTRESS.
January Jones - ”X-Men: First Class” January Jones’ performance in X-Men First Class led to a trademark Onion news bulletin parody, “Hackers Shut Down January Jones” You’d think that being “Icy” and aloof would lend itself well to a character like Emma Frost. …Nope. But hey, at least she looked the part.
Minka Kelly - “The Roommate” You know you’re seeing some bad acting if it draws into question the roles you used to like the person in question in. As I watched her sleepwalk through “The Roommate”, I mentally went back over the entirety of Friday Night Lights, trying to recall why it was I thought she might be able to act…
Freida Pinto – “Immortals” Her character was an Oracle – blessed/cursed with visions of the future. She was hunted, her life was in danger. To be free of her curse, she offers her virginity to Theseus. I challenge you to point me to where in her performance you can detect the difference between any of that, and her ordering a sub at Subway.
Lucy Punch – “Bad Teacher” As Diaz’s “nemesis” in this movie, Punch is ridiculous. Beginning the movie as sickeningly sweet, and finishing it playing over the top deranged. I realize that a lot of this was an attempt to get laughs, but it was a fail. She was a complete annoyance and a big reason the movie wasn’t “better” than it was.
A quick note. No, I haven’t seen Twilight.
So there you have it folks! Let me hear it. Which of these ladies do YOU think are worthy of being tagged with the title of “Worst Actress”? Please help me out! These awards are
already written, sitting in my queue waiting to be posted hard to decide on!!
Check back in later tonight, when I put up the nominees for BEST Actress!