The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 2001 · Page 29
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 29

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001
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: Wednesday, May 2.2001 PR, SFTT. 8TD. U.8, Postage Rate Sallna, KS Permit No. 147 Going to extremes Liv Tyler goes from incendiary to innocent in her new film By DAVID dERMAIN TheAuoclatedPmt LOS ANGELES - With every, thing she already haa in the can, Liv Tyler could sit back and coast yet still have a high profile in movie theaters over the next three years. First up, Tyler essentially plays three different roles a|i a femme fatale in the black domedy "One Night at McCool's." Then, for the, next three Christmas holidays, she's playing the same role in three different movies—the trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," shot simultaneously f^om late 1999 through last December in New Zealand/Tyler, who plays the elf-Arwen,. co-stars with Elijah Wood, l&n McKellen> Gate Blanchett and Ian Holm, Excet)t fof re-recording dialogue, Tyler and the rest of the cast have their work done on three major film releases through 2003. "That is an incredible i^ea, for sure," Tyler said.'"I keep thinking, well, I don't have to woriy. •I'v^ got three years of movies done already "That is nice, but there's a part of me that's kind of anxious to get into another role, because 'Lord of the Rings' was so spread out ^r me. I didn't get that sense of working every Aay consistently for a period of time. And at the same tlttie, I'm not the main character in those movieei.'' Tyler, 23, has been a suppdrting or ensemble player in most of her best-known Alms, Including."Armageddon," Tom Hanks* "That Thing You Do!" and Robert Alt, man's "Cookie's Fortune" and "Dr. T and the Women." With "One Night at McCool's," Tyler is front and center, playing an opportunistic vixen who becomes the object of desire for every man she encounters. The story is told through the eyes of three different love Interests (Matt Dillon. Paul Reiser and John Coodman), with each man Iniprintlng Tyler's Character Jewel with his own conception of the perfect woman. For Dillon, she's a homebody girlfriend, for Reiser, she's a wanton tramp, for Goodman, she's an innocent angel, Throughout, Tyler has to play the allurihg bombshell, the most openly sexual r6le she's taken on since breaking into films such as "Heavy" aftd "Stealing fieauty" in her teens. ,' "I was a kid.before in a lot of my films," said Tyler,, stretched out on a sofa for an Interview at the Four Seasons hotel. "I don't think people realized that I was only 16,17,18. ' "This was definitely the first part where I had to be so physically aware and have people so aware of me physically Maybe it's not hard for anybody else, but it is a bit for me. t mean I love my body and I feel very comfortable in my skin, but this was tough." Tyler was particularly shy about shooting a lusty scene where she washes a car. To help inspire Tyler, director Harald Zwart showed her the seductive ca^wash scehe from "Cool Hand Luke." "The woman is washing the car, and I thought it was an unbelievably sexy, beautiful scene, but I Just thought, 'Oh, my Ood, how ThsASMClated Pt6t% Uv ivier, 2S, Who tttri In tn* new film ^one Night at Mccooi's,' «ald few people ra- mmbw that when the broke (ijita moviM <he wai only is yean old. can I do that? How can I be that sexy?' " Tyler said, "And also I was Just self-conscious about it. I was basically going to be like a Playboy video for the crew guys for a couple of minutes."^ To shoot the scene,' Zwart cleared nonessential crew members off the set then "played loud music and let her do her thing," he said. "It's a really sexually charged scene. But Liv is the reason why it is sexy and appealing without being trampy. She has so much class," Zwart said. "She was stunning in a lot of hlms before, but I remember thinking this would be great If 1 could be the one who made that movie showing she could be really incredibly sultry and sexy Because you knew it was all there, but she had some more introverted, innocent parts before this. And it was fUn to be the one to draw that out of her." Michael Douglas, the film's producer who co-stars as a bingo- playlng hit man who also falls under Jewel's spell, said he told Tyler at the outset that she would have to go to extremes, "I said, 'If this thing is goln^to work, you've got to go there, All these guys are perceiving you in different ways, so you've got to be the mother, the madonna, the whore. You've got to go all the way with it,' "Douglas said. "I was so proud of her. If you've got it, flaunt it. In this kind of politically correct age, it was great to see her have fun with the part and exude that kind of sexuality and sense of comedy." STALLONE Played out Sly's a family man WASHINGTON — Sylvester Stallone, middle aged and married with four children, Is taking stock of his life — and he doesn't like everything he sees in his past. "Climbing that mountain of ambition, being so prolific, put the emphasis on the wrong side of my life. It didn't make me feel better," Stallone said, "Now I understand what's sacred." The 54-year-old creator of monosyllabic film heroes Rocky and Rambo said he prefers fatherhood to the whirlwind lifestyle he was leading a decade ago when he dated a different woman every month. Law & disorder Show changes cast LOS ANGELES — One cast member is out and a new one is in on "Law & Order," Elisabeth Rohm, who co-starred in the TNT series "Bull," will join NBC's New York- based legal drama next season as an ambitious assistant district attorney, replacing Angle Harmon. Harmon, who played prosecutor Abble Carmichael for three seasons, asked to be released from her contract earlier this month to focus on her personal life, She's marrying New York Giants corner- back Jason Sehorn in June, Bull rush Hitman gets whacked PHOENIX — Future royalties fTom a 1997 book about ex-hitman Salvatore Gravano will be distributed to victims of his crimes, the state Attorney General's Office said. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Mark R. Santana ruled the state Attorney General's Office rightfully seized Gravano's $380,000 in assets because proceeds from the book "resulted from criminal activity that violates Arizona's racketeering laws." Gravano, the former mob hitman known as _ "Sammy the Bull," Is In jail awaiting trial on drug charges. GBAVANO singles: r FREE ad in area singles. ii singles,. 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