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Ginnifer Goodwin Discusses Her Role in "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton"
January 20, 2004
What You Need to Know About Romantic Movies
Ginnifer Goodwin made a big impression with her role in the ensemble drama, “Mona Lisa Smile.” Now co-starring in the romantic comedy “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton,” Goodwin gets to show off her comedy skills in much lighter fare.
Playing the racy best friend of Kate Bosworth’s character, “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton” director Robert Luketic proclaims Ginnifer Goodwin a scene-stealer. “Ginnifer came in to read and charmed the pants off us. It was once again the notion of casting opposites. They complement each other so well – the beautiful blonde, Kate Bosworth, and the vivacious, sexy brunette, Ginnifer Goodwin, who was wonderful in the role of Cathy,” says Luketic.
INTERVIEW WITH GINNIFER GOODWIN ('Cathy'):
Have things changed a lot since the release of "Mona Lisa Smile?"
No, not yet. That thing that everybody said would happen, which was that I would be recognized a lot, has happened. [That’s] also baffling to me because I'm like, “It's one movie.” It's baffling to me how we made it a year ago and, to me, it was like we'd put on this phenomenal play and I couldn't comprehend that the whole world was going to see it. As time passed and I moved on to other things, I separated myself from it a bit. But it's baffling that I'm getting approached and recognized a lot. I don't even think I really look the same as I did in the movie, but that's been kind of exciting. I hope that it gets me work though! That's the whole point [laughing]! In that way, nothing's changed. I'm still auditioning and begging and hoping more and more people go to see these movies so that I can continue to do what I want to do.
What kind of roles are you looking for - comedies or drama?
I don't really care what genre. I don't want to be a part of broad comedy. I really think that this movie is specifically just very well written and clever and not too obscure. It’s got a lot of heart. I find that a lot of the sort of broader comedies I'm reading are emptier. I have no interest in doing that. So it's not the genre so much as that I need to play characters that really challenge me or else I need to get a different job.
I've been so spoiled in that the only characters I play have been 180 degrees from each other. That's where I get my rocks off. For instance, playing Cathy Feely. [She’s] someone who embarrasses herself all the time, and that's something I'm not used to doing. That was liberating, to be someone sort of obscene and inappropriate. I mean, I literally was shaking in that scene when Tad Hamilton comes in. The things that I was saying, hearing them come out of my mouth I would start shaking worse. I couldn't believe [it] Watching it is humiliating. I really need parts that do that for me. Cathy Feely was a 180 from Connie Baker [in “Mona Lisa Smile”] in that Connie Baker was always on the verge of tears. [She was] lost and trying to find herself as a punching bag. Cathy Feely would not have put up with ANY of that BS. I'm just reading and trying to find [a good character] whether it's the sidekick again or [whatever] Frankly, I would rather do the sidekick again if it's more definitive and extreme than play a vague leading lady.
Which one of those two characters are you most like?
Oh God, I don't know. I'm probably halfway in between. I'm certainly vastly more confident than Connie Baker in "Mona Lisa." I respect myself so infinitely and her whole thing is how she doesn't, and so in that way we're very different. But I certainly relate to her optimism. I think I'm probably as expressive in real life as Cathy Feely. Not expressive in that I certainly do not recite Harlequin romance novels, but I am a talker and I like attention and all of these things that Cathy Feely does. So [I’m] somewhere in between. I'm sure there is something in every character I play that's very much me or I wouldn't be able to do it.
What's the most romantic date you've been on?
That's a good question! I had a boyfriend who one Valentine's Day, I had been working all day long and I got off work at like ten or eleven o'clock at night and I had missed Valentine's Day. I came home and this guy, who does not like fish but I'm obsessed with fish, had made me this big fish dinner and had a candle lit and had presents for me. I never felt so spoiled in my entire life. It was so romantic just because I felt so loved. I'm someone who loves attention, but when it comes to my relationships, I'm actually someone who is sort of fiercely independent and likes my space and all of these things. But letting that into my life was very romantic.
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'Mona Lisa' Ingenue Ready for Big Time
December 21, 2003
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In her short Hollywood career, Ginnifer Goodwin has been spoiled.
The "who's-that-girl?" actress of the moment started her feature film career in a big way with the Julia Roberts starrer "Mona Lisa Smile," going head-to-head with big-name ingenues Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Julia Stiles. Goodwin then followed it up with a good supporting gig opposite Kate Bosworth in DreamWorks' romantic comedy "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!!!" which has been stirring Goodwin up some nice buzz as the plucky best friend.
"Because I've been so privileged by working on projects that I've been so passionate about, I refuse to do anything that doesn't challenge me utterly or that I don't believe in," said the Memphis-raised thesp, whose only other credit is a recurring part on NBC's "Ed."
"Right now I don't have a next project, and it's a scary time because I need a job and I'm getting antsy."
As Goodwin sipped tea at Elixir on Melrose Avenue, she contemplated these so-called "sidekick" roles and came to the conclusion that it's those roles that challenge an actor to step out on the ledge.
"Romantic comedies are written in such a way that the characters can't risk being too unlikable or embarrass themselves too profusely," she explained. "But I love to embarrass myself because it means I'm not playing it safe."
She also noted that the no-embarrassment rule mostly applies to women: "In the Adam Sandler (news) movies, for example, the women are what ground Adam Sandler ... but I would rather be Adam Sandler. It's a way for me to explore being lonely, being unsupported and not having confidence. This sounds sick, but it's fun to feel those feelings because they're not feelings I'm necessarily familiar with." Lucky for her.
The next big things?
Ten young movie hopefuls heading your way in 2004
By Nancy Mills
January 4, 2004
NY Daily News
Ginnifer Goodwin - who plays Diane Snyder in NBC's "Ed" - virtually stole "Mona Lisa Smile," her first movie, from co-stars Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. This 25-year-old, Memphis-born actress with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Boston University has such a huge personality, she thinks her biggest challenge will be trying to tone herself down. If that means no more burping on camera, it will be our loss. Hollywood needs actresses so full of vitality they are compulsively watchable.
What's special about her? "I'm willing to embarrass myself at great length to get a laugh."
What does she want? "I'd love to be Joan of Arc and change the world, but at the very least I always want to be able to do things I believe in and not take a job just for the money."
Upcoming films: "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" (Jan. 23), "Love Comes to the Executioner."
Ginnifer is a smokin' hottie... loved her in ED, and MLS... Coming up soon in Tad Hamilton... can't wait... know where I can find more pics of her ?
Holding her own: Surrounded by star power, Memphian draws critical acclaim
December 26, 2003
Unlike the mysterious expression on the famous face in the painting by Leonardo da Vinci, there's no mystery to Ginnifer Goodwin's smile. The Memphis-born actress has plenty of reason to beam, thanks to her star-making turn in the current movie hit "Mona Lisa Smile," where she shines brightly and distinctly even amid the star wattage of Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
"They are the most wonderful costars a girl could have," said Goodwin, 25, a self-described "Shakespeare nerd" who still spelled her first name "Jennifer" back when she was a student at the St. Benedict at Auburndale School, St. Mary's Episcopal School and the Lausanne Collegiate School. "They all treated me with the utmost respect, including Julia Roberts, and we found we could all be glorious girlfriends. We were a sorority, really - it was a big slumber party."
Set during the Eisenhower era, "Mona Lisa Smile," which opened nationwide Dec. 19, is an ensemble piece about a progressive young art teacher (Roberts) whose love of Picasso and personal freedom shakes up staid Wellesley College for women.
Advertisements for the movie tout the alluring presence of Roberts, Dunst, Stiles and Gyllenhaal, but the filmmakers obviously understand that the relatively unknown Goodwin all but steals the show in the role of Connie, an insecure cellist whose love life is sabotaged by a mean-spirited friend. Goodwin may not yet rate her name above the title, but the press kit for the film gives her equal space with her costars. And Columbia Pictures has taken out ads in movie industry publications that tout Goodwin along with the more famous ingenues as possible nominees for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
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