I haven’t posted one of these sightings in a while. I guess I just haven’t been on my game, yet recent ads for The Holiday promote such glaring fat dudeness that I must object. I don’t know the premise of the movie beyond what’s briefly portrayed in the commercial but there appears to be a house-swap between American Cameron Diaz and Brit Kate Winslet. During their cultural exchange, Diaz hooks up with roguishly handsome Jude Law and Winslet finds herself drawn to…Jack Black?
Um, I know media likes to paint Kate Winslet as plump, frequently lumping her in with other supposed hefty celebs like Drew Barrymore and Liv Tyler (who can forget the bizarre Details article, “Why Fat is Back in Hollywood,” citing actresses that included boyishly lean Evangeline Lilly?). But the no-bigger-than-a-size-6 woman ain’t the female Jack Black.
Sure, funny goes a long way. In reality, Jude Law would be a pain in the ass, but the trade doesn’t really seem fair by Hollywood standards. I felt bad enough for Winslet when they paired her with buffoon Jim Carrey (who thankfully, played a low-key role) in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. What’s next, old-enough-to-be-her-dad, Robin Williams? At least he’s not fat, I suppose.