Gossip – For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration!
My friend and neighbor Melissa Leo, the Meryl Streep of the indies, has now stepped into the mainstream and it seems she’s ruffling a few peacock feathers. After stellar performances in 21 Grams
and Frozen River
, her role in this year’s The Fighter
has earned her deserved high praise and numerous awards, including a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. This week she’s taking heat for placing her own “For Your Consideration” ads in the trades. For all those Hollywood types poo-pooing the move. I say, “Get a life! What’s wrong with a girl believing in herself and having a little fun?”