Over at Big Hollywood, Christian Toto notes some recent remarks made by left-wing actor Bradley Whitford, who does his best to minimize the size of the audience coming to see his new film. Toto writes (emphasis):
Bradley Whitford just ignored a golden rule of movie promotions – don’t insult roughly half your audience.
Whitford, the “West Wing” alum currently promoting the new horror film “The Cabin in the Woods,” was asked by EW.com to name check some very scary movies…
Whitford decided to go cutesy – and political.
The biopic of Margaret Thatcher — for which Meryl Streep won the Best Actress Award at this year’s Oscars — would seem to be even less of a horror movie than Jaws. But it still gave goosebumps to Cabin actor, and Democratic campaigner Bradley Whitford. ”Scared the s— out of me,” says the West Wing vet. ”She doesn’t deserve to be [played by Meryl Streep]. It’s like Sarah Palin does not deserve to be played by Julianne Moore.”
Not funny. Not clever. But certainly alienating to movie goers who like and respect those political figures. “The Cabin in the Woods” got entangled in the MGM bankruptcy case and took years to hit the big screen. Here’s wondering what the powers that be behind the movie think of Whitford’s shtick.
You can read the entire piece here.