Things I don’t understand: Promoting movies that don’t exist.
This week K-Stew and Charlize Theron and the Helmsworth who isn’t dating Miley Cyrus are at ComicCon and are talking about their new Snow White movie. I was excited! I like it when fairy tales are retold in a way that gets rid of the Damsel in Distress plotline. Bring on K-Stew’s next film! Let her impress me with her emotional depth!
But then people were talking about this project, and it turns out they haven’t filmed one single shot! And here they are, promoting it like it’s ready to come out tomorrow! Charlize Theron met K-Stew the day they started promoting it! I can only imagine the conversation went a little like this*:
Charlize: “My psychic thinks this is a great movie!
K-Stew: “The Doctor dropped by yesterday and remarked on what great chemistry we have!”
Yes, yes, Hollywood is a business and it’s naive of me to think that people will go into promoting something other than for a monetary purpose. But at the end of the day, isn’t this also supposed to be some form of art? Aren’t even mass-produced stars supposed to be in The Business because they want to create something amazing? They want to push their skills and their ability to tell a story? I get that artists throughout history created for money, but did they promote these creations before a drop of paint hit the canvass or a note was composed? I hope not.
So I’m sad. I don’t like seeing through the seams. I want to think that at a K-Stew or Charlize level, actors go into something like this to try and create something amazing, not to cash a check.
And, more than that, how do you know a movie is good if you haven’t even made it yet? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
*not an actual conversation