Melissa Leo Said What????

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The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter.

The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.

Well, Melissa is suitably impressed and in fact says she's thrilled to have played "an American heroine."

I heard her say that in public just the other night.

Funny, I thought the woman was a complete monster!

Oh, well. You have to love your character, no matter what. After all, David Fincher told all the Social Network actors to think of their characters as the protagonist.

And that makes sense because in real life, that's exactly how they acted!

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Melinda9
Melinda9

Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell were on Fresh Air last week and they were saying similar things. They didn't seem to think that there was anything much dysfunctional about these people at all. But I think it's because the actual family was involved in the filming and were on the set, and Russell, Wahlberg, et al are probably afraid that if they say anything negative, the Ward family will come after them.

Ron Mwangaguhunga
Ron Mwangaguhunga

If Melissa played Lady Macbeth she'd call her "A proto-feminist!"

Daphna
Daphna

The mother got more sympathetic towards the end, but yeah, she was pretty cold.

Juggsy
Juggsy

If Melissa played Iago, she'd probably say "A british hero!"

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