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January 08 2004

Alyson 'O' Hannigan? Ananova reports Alyson's been practising her orgasm technique for the new stage version of When Harry Met Sally.

Says Hannigan: "I've been practising all the time. She's a different person than I am so I imagine our orgasms would be slightly different. But I hope it will still be funny."

I think the most disturbing thing about this is that there's going to be a new stage version of When Harry Met Sally.

(One wonders, though, what husband "Alexis Denis" thinks of Alyson's faking it.)

[ edited by unreality on 2004-01-08 16:57 ]
You know it's a slow news day in the Whedonverse when...
"(One wonders, though, what husband "Alexis Denis" thinks of Alyson's faking it.)"

Especially if she has that expression on her face that was shown in the picture! She looks like she's singing opera!
"She looks like she's singing opera! "
lol, that's right !
Ya know, if I had Alexis Deniisof in my bed, I'd burst into song too. *wink*
Incidentally, I should point out that "Alexis Denis" is in quotes because that's how the news story at Ananova spelled it, and not because I'm, y'know, stupid.
Gotta agree w/ Unreality ^up there. Why oh why is Alyson Hannigan doing this? I can't believe she hasn't got other offers. And for heaven's sake, why a play of a film? What is the point?

The UK is sick of US celebs coming over to slum it in the dying wastes of West End "theatreland". Gillian Anderson's West End show got slated even though it wasn't that bad according to The Guardian's theatre critic, because everyone is so sick of this. Go away, Matthew Perry, Luke Perry, whoever. Stick to films and TV, it's what you do best.

Exceptions can, of course be made for 1) a return visit from Juliette Binoche, who slummed it very beautifully in a creaking Pirandello vehicle at The Almeida for £250/week (!) a few years back; 2) Stellan Skarsgard, who only just got into films after years in the forefront of Swedish theatre.
As a UK resident I think it unfair to say "The UK" is sick of US celebs. There may be a clique of 'luvvies' in London upset at someone coming in and stealing their thunder but the general opinion seems to be very positive, anything that promotes the legit theatre and "gets bums on seats" can only help the business as a whole. Many people who have never ventured into the West End before going to see Alyson, Luke or whoever may well find the experience enjoyable and make a habit of it.

The idea that actors should stay in one place and not experiment would have meant that ASH would never have been Giles.

And for an actor finishing a seven year stint in a show trying to show their range and avoid typecasting I would rate something like this better than Scooby Doo.....
Touché zz9!

[ edited by Simpleba on 2004-01-09 04:27 ]
No knowledge of the London Theater (well, "Theatre", I guess) scene, but I gotta agree that the idea of a theatrical version of a rather talky movie that everyone's seen (and was a hair overrated anyhow, IMO) seems kinda pointless.

Though, as "American Pie" showed, no one does cartoon sexuality better than our Alyson, so the deli scene should be interesting. (Will everyone in the audience be mouthing the "I'll have what's she got." punchline?)
anything that promotes the legit theatre and "gets bums on seats" can only help the business as a whole

the idea that actors should stay in one place and not experiment

Don't you see the contradiction? A theatrical retread of When Harry Met Sally is hardly "experimenting", is it? It's more tourist fodder, more tired, West End bollox that has nothing to do with creativity, art, anything interesting at all. Not exactly the kind of standard the JossVerse sets.

I see very little difference with the Scooby thing. Compared with most actors, Alyson Hannigan's had a universe of work in the past few years. It can't be for financial reasons (I assume that was covered by American Pie), so why do it? Is she really so MoR?

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