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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Quid Pro Uma

Why did Uma Thurman agree to be in "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," a brain-draining comedy? The flick, which has received lousy reviews and tanked at the box office, has been characterized as a "Fatal Attraction" meets "The Incredibles." Uma plays the Glenn Close role, but this Medea has super powers. I wonder if Uma "chose" this role because the studio would then guarantee her a role in some Oscar-worthy flick. Gwyneth Paltrow did something similar in order to get the lead role in "Emma." She first had to star as David Schwimmer's love interest in "The Pallbearer." And the role in "Emma" led to "Shakespeare in Love," so maybe Uma made the wise choice to be in this dud.