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Old 11-19-08, 10:52 AM
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Which current TV Actresses have Feature Film potential?

I posted over in TV Talk, but this has movie talk implications as well, so I figured I'd get opinions from those who don't venture over into TV Land. Basically I'm wondering what current TV actress you think will break out and become film stars in the next few years. Katherine Heigl's already doing it now, although it doesn't have to be simply for leading roles. I'm thinking of actresses like Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Aniston in recent years, or even someone like Mila Kunis who finished a TV series and moved on to movies.

My two nominees were Kristen Bell and Summer Glau, but I'd love to hear other opinions.
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I can see Kristen Bell, but Summer Glau is a horrible actress who has only found success playing emotional zombies or robots. Playing someone with real human emotions probably isn't in her kitbag. But I guess she could always have a career in shitty action movies.
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Old 11-19-08, 12:58 PM
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she's no longer on TV, but I am very impressed with the film roles from Michelle Williams
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Old 11-19-08, 03:00 PM
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I've been watching the 2nd season of Dexter so I nominate the woman playing Lilly. She's really good and hot too.
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I bet that lead actress on True Blood could cross over. She might even pick up an Oscar. She could pick up Holly Hunter's old roles as the token "perky Southern gal". She even looks a lot like Hunter -- they could be mother and daughter!
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I bet that lead actress on True Blood could cross over. She might even pick up an Oscar. She could pick up Holly Hunter's old roles as the token "perky Southern gal". She even looks a lot like Hunter -- they could be mother and daughter!
Are you taking about the girl playing Tara? She isn't the lead actress.
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
Are you taking about the girl playing Tara? She isn't the lead actress.
i think its sarcasm, as he's prob talking about Anna Paquin who won an oscar for 'the piano' with Holly Hunter as her mother in that movie (i think)
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Old 11-19-08, 03:51 PM
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I've been a huge fan of Damian Lewis. I don't think he could instantly carry a movie, unless you dig him like I do, but I definitely think he could be a great supporting actor. I've always had a cast in mind for a great old-school, really dark neo-noir, & would love to see him in that kind of role.
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Old 11-19-08, 04:19 PM
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Damian Lewis is definitely able to be a star; I often wondered what role he'd had in Black Hawk Down had he accepted it (he didn't want to play another military role after Band of Brothers).
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Old 11-19-08, 06:11 PM
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Damian Lewis is a dude.

Anyway, I'll go with Dilshad Vadsaria who plays Rebecca Logan on "Greek."

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Old 11-19-08, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I've been watching the 2nd season of Dexter so I nominate the woman playing Lilly. She's really good and hot too.
Are you talking about Lila (Jaime Murray)?

I know she's done a couple small films, but mostly has done TV in UK and some in the states.

I agree with that choice, wouldn't mind seeing her around more
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Originally Posted by hitmanjules View Post
Damian Lewis is definitely able to be a star
You mean the guy who starred in Lodge Kerrigan's Keane?
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Lake Bell and the girl wo plays Lana on Smallville strike me as worthy
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Originally Posted by Jericho View Post
My two nominees were Kristen Bell and Summer Glau, but I'd love to hear other opinions.
Not to go off on a tangent, but I just watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall and while I thought Kristen (who I LOVE) was just ok in it, I loved all of the self referential stuff with her character being an actress on a cancelled show trying to break into features. But she's having a hard time because she won't do nude stuff and ends up taking roles in crappy horror movies.

Oh, and doesn't Summer Glau only play one character?
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Oh, and doesn't Summer Glau only play one character?
Yep, the lifeless kind.
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Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Are you talking about Lila (Jaime Murray)?

I know she's done a couple small films, but mostly has done TV in UK and some in the states.

I agree with that choice, wouldn't mind seeing her around more
Yeah, my mistake on her name.
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Yep, the lifeless kind.
Not in my movie, she doesn't
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I've been watching the 2nd season of Dexter so I nominate the woman playing Lilly. She's really good and hot too.
She reminds me of Jane March and we all know ow that turned out.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
I can see Kristen Bell, but Summer Glau is a horrible actress who has only found success playing emotional zombies or robots. Playing someone with real human emotions probably isn't in her kitbag. But I guess she could always have a career in shitty action movies.
I know he wasn't a TV star but what you just said about Summer Glau could have been said about Arnold Schwarzenegger and he did have a career that most actors would envy (the non A list actors of course)
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I know he wasn't a TV star but what you just said about Summer Glau could have been said about Arnold Schwarzenegger and he did have a career that most actors would envy (the non A list actors of course)
Exactly. Just look at how many shows Summer Glau's been on, and say what you want, but she has no problem getting jobs.
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs View Post
the girl wo plays Lana on Smallville strike me as worthy
I think her only mainstreme movie appierence was in Eurotrip, and the big scene she was in could be consitered worthy.
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Amy Acker
Morena Baccarin
Kristen Bell
Rachel Bilson
Alexis Bledel
Sophia Bush
Lizzy Caplan
Felicia Day
Emily Deschanel
Eliza Dushku
Bethany Joy Galeotti
Summer Glau
January Jones
Mila Kunis
Evangeline Lilly
Michaela McManus
Rachel Nichols
Carly Pope
Autumn Reeser
Katee Sackhoff
Cobie Smulders
Michelle Trachtenberg

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I don't see any of the Lost girls or Kristen Bell making it in the feature world, they just scream T.V.
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