Ellen Burstyn will eternally by seen because the mom of the possessed 12-year-old lady Regan in probably the greatest horror films of all time – William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. And he or she’s at present gearing as much as reprise the function 50 years later in David Gordon Inexperienced’s The Exorcist: Believer. However there’s one function that Burstyn had that was much more difficult than coping with the horrors of hell.
It seems that one thing even tougher than coping with the Satan himself is working with director Darren Aronofsky. Just about each movie made by the arthouse filmmaker has been met with extraordinarily polarized reactions and controversy. These have included 2006’s The Fountain and 2017’s Mom! Two of his films have led to a Lead Actress Oscar (Natalie Portman in Black Swan) and Lead Actor Oscar (Brendan Fraser in The Whale) – however these films weren’t exempt from criticism.
Burstyn starred in Aronofsky’s second drama film – 2000’s Requiem for a Dream. She performed a drug-addicted character, alongside Jared Leto, Jennifer Connolly, and Marlon Wayans.
Chatting with London-based newspaper The Night Commonplace in 2012, Burstyn stated known as Requiem for a Dream ‘my largest problem.’ And defined; “I play a lonely Coney Island widow, Sara Goldfarb, who turns into hooked on weight loss supplements. I don’t assume I’ve ever been this challenged in a job – it was tougher than The Exorcist.”
Like The Whale, Requiem for a Dream contained the controversial use of fats fits, as Burstyn defined; “Typically I needed to spend 4 hours within the morning being fitted with prosthetics – I had 4 totally different necks, two totally different fats fits and 9 wigs. Nevertheless it by no means occurred to me to fret about how I regarded on this movie. It’s not that I’m vanity-free, it’s simply that my self-importance is in my work and never in my appears.”
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