Yesterday it broke that bravura Aussie actress Jacki Weaver, hot off her Oscar Nominated performance as a crooked granny in “Animal Kingdom”, had snagged a plum role in producer Judd Apatow’s newie “Five Year Engagement”. The laffer, co-written and directed by Nick Stoller, would star Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a duo who finally set a date.
Nobody seemed to know who Weaver, who has been courted by Hollywood for a couple of months now, would playing in the film – though your assumptions are close. Weaver isn’t playing the mother of the groom (Segel), as most outlets suspected, but the British ‘mum’ to Ms Blunt’s character.
And who’d be playing the ex-Mr Jacki Weaver? That honor goes to comedy vet Jim Piddock, best known for his roles in the Christopher Guest comedies “Best in Show” and “For Your Consideration” and for lending his lungs to such small-screen offerings as “Batman : The Brave and the Bold” and “Dollhouse”. Piddock had a small role in the Apatow produced “Get Him to the Greek” last year.
Weaver and Piddock’s characters have been divorced for quite some time.
The film sounds good too – real good gags, memorable characters, and heck, one of Australia’s best actresses playing skipper to make sure the tug doesn’t float off-course.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.