Friday, April 24, 2009

State of Play

Watched the newspaper/political thriller State of Play this afternoon. Good escapism and Russell Crowe pretty much nails the dishevelled ace reporter role.

One thing. The part of a publicist, employed by a congressman's department to protect him from the fall-out after an affair, is played by Brennan Brown. Who? Glad you asked. Follow the link to see a pic.

Done that? See? Weird isn't it? The guy you see fronting the ubiquitous Orange commercials turns up in a straight role, albeit a cameo, in a movie and you do a double take. I think that playing the lead in a highly successful ad series may be career-ending for a serious actor, especially one with such a defined, almost cartoonesque bone-structure.

There's an interview with Brown here at the Orange site

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