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How Offscreen Romance Doomed "Candy", "Stop-Loss"
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:07:29 pm »
http://news.bostonherald.com/blogs/entertainment/hollywood_mine/?p=263&srvc=home&position=recent

An intriguing excerpt from this in-depth article about how the love lives of actors affects the public reception of their work:



"Perhaps it was inevitable that this union which had produced two children was doomed with Witherspoon’s ascent to the A list and a booming career while Philippe’s once promising career withered into obscurity.  As Eva Marie Saint, long wed to a director, once remarked to me, “It’s not easy with two actors when the phone’s ringing for only one.”

But it wasn’t a stalled career that ended the marriage but Abbie Cornish, the beautiful, young, very sexy Australian ingénue whose on-set romance prompted Witherspoon to call it quits.

While the tabloids buzzed as Cornish’s Aussie heroin drama with Heath Ledger “Candy” opened in theaters, the American moviegoing public was indifferent.  “Candy” quickly disappeared and the release of “Stop Loss” was postponed untiil March 28. But obviously that romantic history has become a deadweight for selling the movie.  "

“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: How Offscreen Romance Doomed "Candy", "Stop-Loss"
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 01:17:30 pm »
Interesting read! Thanks, Louise!
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Re: How Offscreen Romance Doomed "Candy", "Stop-Loss"
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 01:19:00 pm »
I always found it a strange mystery that the movie was critically acclaimed and did well in Australia but pretty much bombed in America, and I never knew about the "back story" regarding Philippe and Abbie Cornish.
“Mr. Coyote always gets me good, boy,”  Ellery said, winking.  “Almost forgot what life was like before I got me my own personal coyote.”


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Re: How Offscreen Romance Doomed "Candy", "Stop-Loss"
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 01:24:16 pm »
I always found it a strange mystery that the movie was critically acclaimed and did well in Australia but pretty much bombed in America, and I never knew about the "back story" regarding Philippe and Abbie Cornish.

I can't even recall if I had ever heard who "the other woman" was in the Witherspoon-Philippe break-up. If I did hear it, the name meant nothing to me at the time.

I never saw Candy. The only personal reference I really have now to Abbie Cornish is that she played Bess Throckmorton, who married Sir Walter Raleigh, in Elizabeth: The Golden Years.
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.