“Did you like the work? Buy the ticket!”

Posted by · 10:30 am · January 16th, 2009

This isn’t exactly new, but I just stumbled across this video, one of a series from the Hollywood Reporter’s actress Oscar roundtable last month. THR has had several such sessions this season, but I really liked the chemistry and empathy between these five wonderful women — Michelle Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Emma Thompson, Amy Adams and Sally Hawkins.

Henson is especially garrulous and charming; I particularly love her matter-of-fact approach to the frequent silliness of awards season, which is what they discuss in the video below.

Meanwhile, after the cut, check out Henson and fellow ingenue Hawkins chatting about their respective experiences on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Happy-Go-Lucky.” Could there be two sweeter people on the awards circuit this year?

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  • 1 1-16-2009 at 10:51 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’ve had the pleasure of talking to Henson numerous times this season. In addition to looking absolutely gorgeous no matter what the occasion, she’s also the nicest contender I’ve come across. Seeing her publicist push her toward Sean Penn so they could meet at the BFCA afterparty was the cutest thing I’ve seen all year.

  • 2 1-16-2009 at 10:55 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Lucky you … I’ve had a soft spot for her ever since “Hustle and Flow.”

    I could probably name five supporting performances this year I admired more than hers, to be honest, but I’d love to see her on the red carpet nonetheless. People like her are what the awards are all about.

  • 3 1-16-2009 at 2:17 pm

    Davezilla said...

    With this series of videos, along with The Wrestler’s roundtable with real…wrestlers…it’s nice to see the actors (or athletes) acting like normal people.

    And thank god than people like Taraji P. Henson “gets it”. She looks like the type of a person who doesn’t want to fall into the same Hollywood trap. I’m sure that Sally Hawkins will do fine (isn’t she a cute little thing)

  • 4 1-16-2009 at 2:18 pm

    Davezilla said...

    i wrote actors. I meant actresses.

  • 5 1-16-2009 at 2:46 pm

    Casey Fiore said...

    emma thompson seems like such a sweetheart