Monday, March 12, 2007

Whatever Happened To...

Helen HuntHelen Hunt? She just dropped out. After a romp as a solid box-office draw in "Twister" and "As Good as it Gets" (which won gobs of awards including Best Actress for Hunt), she quickly followed-up with the little-seen and unfortunately entitled "Dr. T and the Women", and "Pay it Forward".

These were followed by "What Women Want", which drew an audience but seemed to try too hard. She then had a small part in "One Night at McCool's", which I have not seen because the reviews were so bad across the board -- and, apparently, her scenes were not used -- possibly a good thing for her sake.

Just when it seemed her career had taken off she slips from view. The only thing I've seen her in recently is a publicity still (sorry I haven't seen the movie yet) from Emilio Estevez's "Bobby".

But, wait! Perhaps it's too soon to ask 'whatever happened to' just yet. Hunt is in post-production of her first directorial effort, "Then She Found Me", which she also wrote, based on the novel by the same name by Elinor Lipman. Hunt stars along with Bette Midler, Colin Firth, and Matthew Broderick.

Hunt spent years trying to get this project off the ground. Writing, directing, and starring in your own movie after years of setup...that's got to be as good as it gets. Looking forward to "Then She Found Me".

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