Posted by Alia Haddad on September 6, 2012 at 9:48 am
Well, I’m going to be honest with you Banterers: this doesn’t really (even in a long shot) count as movie news. But do you know what it definitely does count as? Actor news! And given that we here at The Movie Banter write not only about movies as a form, but also about every detail of movies–including actors–I decided that this topic most certainly fell under The Movie Banter umbrella.
And what topic is that? Oh you know, just Seth Rogen admitting via his Twitter account that, for his next role, he has his sights set on something larger than he’s ever done before. Yup, that’s right, the man that got his start as a namesake freak in Freaks and Geeks and who went on to star in (and not to mention sometimes write) comedic hits such as Superbad, Knocked Up, and Pineapple Express, has decided that for his next role he’d like to show more of his unconventional drama skills that have never really been showcased before. What kind of role would allow Rogen the acting freedom he so desires? Oh you know, just the role that was recently vacated by Katie Holmes–Tom Cruise’s next love interest.
As the internets have been alerted to, Maureen Orth has penned a long piece that is being release in the October issue of Vanity Fair that supposedly documents Scientology’s large role in finding and contracting all of Tom Cruise’s girlfriends and wives. While this rumor isn’t exactly new–stemming as far back as Cruise’s first marriage to Mimi Rogers, gaining a lot of speed with his second marriage to Nicole Kidman, and almost becoming taken for fact in his latest failed marriage to Katie Holmes–apparently the article presents some very convincing arguments.
And so in that vain, Rogen has taken to Twitter to express his deep desire to be considered for this highly coveted role: “I have to fire my agent. I wanted to audition to be Tom Cruise’s girlfriend, but she told me it was offer only.”
This could be Rogen’s first shot at an Oscar. Let me just say, here and now, that I stand by Rogen in his plea. Come on, the Scientologist powers that be– who can resist that face? And that facial hair? Who’s with me?!