The Wackness: Totally Wack?
What’s almost as creepy as a real kiss between Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood? An onscreen kiss between Mary Kate Olsen and Ben Kingsley who is 42 years her senior. Woof!
MK is making her first real on screen debut in The Wackness starring Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley who play a drug dealer (Peck) and a therapist (Kingsley) that form a friendship.
Olsen is one of the dealer’s clients and in some tangled web ends up in a “passionate scene” with Kingsley. Interesting.
Although I am skeptical of the film and of MK’s real acting skills (I’ve seen every MK&A movie, so I know what has come before) I will probably see it anyways. I mean I harbor a deep love for the Olsen twins. To me, they’re like they’re like the family member you will always love no matter how fucked up they get.
But also, Ben Kingsley is in the film. And with his credentials (best actor Oscar for Ghandi and roles in Schindler’s List and House of Sand and Fog), it is hard to imagine that the movie could be that bad.
This week, MK has made her small screen debut in Weeds (anyone else see a trend in the scripts she’s choosing?) as the bible-toting girlfriend of Mary Louise Parker’s son. So, from God Squad to drug-user Mary Kate is building up her street cred and honing her real acting skills.
I for one am excited to see how the girl progress after her 21st year. And for the fact that maybe I can add some real movies to my current MK&A collection.
Yes, I have a collection.