Coster-Waldau and Diaz on the set of “The Other Woman”

Posted on June 28, 2013

Ohmigod, this movie’s going to indulge in every single rom com cliche, isn’t it?


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Cameron Diaz in a scene from their new movie “The Other Woman” in New York City.

The goddamn “sailboats in Central Park” scene.

Not pictured here: The scene where they run through the rain at night to find each other. The scene where her slightly less attractive, possibly-larger-than-a-size-4 friend drinks wine and makes cupcakes with her, set to an empowering chick rock song. The scene where his slightly less attractive, slovenly friend hits on her slightly less attractive friend. The scene where her sassy gay friend tells her to snap out of it. The scene where the bawdy old woman character tells her to snap out of it. The scene where she gets humiliated in some way. The wedding scene.

Yes, we’re bitches. Yes, they’re adorable together.



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    • Nicholas

      I smell a montage coming.

      • Isabel

        and the sequel is next!

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Which do you think they’ll go with?
        Option A: Happy montage with bouncy music, possibly sharing cotton candy
        Option B: Depressed montage with downbeat instrumental, possibly peanut butter from the jar

        • charlotte

          Both versions come with symbols of the changing seasons, a time lapse shot of a blossoming flower is optional. They all think they can redo “Notting Hill”.

        • Maine1ac

          Scene where she tries on multiple outfits of varying craziness while her friend shakes his/her head or gives a thumbs up or down?

        • tereliz

          Why only one when they could do both? DUH.

        • AnneElliot

          Ben and Jerry’s or Haagen-Dazs, from the carton.

    • Emily Smith

      Good lord he is attractive.

      • drdarke

        Hair aside, Cameron Diaz’s looking better than she has in years, @disqus_Brzrb4VMyO:disqus – and they’re both really selling the attraction in the stills at least, which is the whole reason you watch a rom-com in the first place.

    • lexilexi

      That hair is so wrong for her. For anyone, actually. It looks fried, overbleached and the ‘color’ is so bad.. .

    • Lori

      Hollywood really needs to stop making this movie. I’d be fine with watching the two of them in a good romcom, but Hollywood hasn’t made those in a loooong time.

      • tereliz

        Weirdly enough, the last good rom coms I’ve watched have been written by comic actors like Jason Segel, who wrote the script for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and co-wrote The Five Year Engagement.

        I just watched Friends with Kids and almost shot myself at the end.

        • Lori

          I did like Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I didn’t see Friends with Kids(note to self: don’t), but I’ve seen enough bad attempts at romcom to understand how they can sap you’re will to live.

          • demidaemon

            Yeah, the trailers for Friends with Kids gave me a weird icky feeling I couldn’t quite place. Still want to see The Five Year Engagement sometime though.

            • Little_Olive

              The Five Year Engagement was kind of dissapointing, although I love Emily Blunt. For more Jason Segel, I recommend ‘I Love You, Bro’.

      • Rand Ortega

        There are 3 romcoms in the last decade I actually loved: “Hitch”, “The 40 Year Old Virgin” & “The Holiday”. “Grosse Pointe Blank” & “Amelie” are close 2nd’s. I’m sure there are others, but those immediately come to mind. “Friends W/ Kids” almost made me buy a wood chipper on Ebay. & a trampoline.

        • Lori

          I loved Grosse Pointe Blank it was my go-to bad day fixer for quite a while. It doesn’t sit in the romcom slot in my head though. The romance wasn’t what I loved about it.

          • annabelle archer

            In my twisted head, and due to my love for all things Cusack, GPB is my fan fiction sequel to Say Anything. Martin Blank has a lot of Lloyd Dobler in him.

        • Matthew Vella

          Haha I dont know if the 40 year old virgin is considered a romantic comedy! Loved it though

          • Rand Ortega

            It contains the core formula: Boy meets Girl. Boy loses Girl. Boy gets Girl back.

    • Domo_Konnichiwa

      Pillow fight!

    • Matt Bailer

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen him smile before. It’s radiant.

      • tereliz

        He plays two characters in the horror film Mama (totally worth watching, imo). While I wish he smiled more, when he’s carrying around the littlest girl: OVARIES! :)

      • Toto Maya

        He smiles in the first season of Game of Thrones and it’s gorgeous. Course, he’s totally cuddling his sister then so it’s kind of a buzzkill.

    • Sunraya

      She looks dreadful!! The bright sun is not kind to her. Her face is not in great shape.

    • Dana WhatTheFrock

      The scene where she’s gabbing about her new man with her coworkers at the art gallery. Or fashion magazine.

      • marlie

        And she doesn’t realize that his girlfriend/wife/ex is one of the people she’s gabbing with (because of course, she doesn’t use his name).

    • marlie

      I have a really hard time picturing the Kingslayer “frolicking.” It doesn’t seem real to me (yes, I know it’s for a movie).

      Her dress is also so short that the “good china” is almost showing.

    • Scimommy

      The dress is cute, and he is *damn* cute. The movie looks like horrible tripe.

    • Tatiana Luján

      the makeup people grabbed her by the hair and dipped her in a pool of self tan mixed with foundation that is wrong for her complexion. She ended with barbie doll skin color and yellow hair.

      • GillianHolroyd

        It looks like the photo color balance is off. Highlights are blown out.

        • tereliz

          I’m not 100% convinced these are real stills because of the wacky white balance. They almost look like they were clipped from a video file.

    • FunButNutz

      They managed to make his prosthetic hand look so realistic!

      • Golfkat

        For a second I thought you were referencing the Jimmy Fallon sketch Jacob’s Patience.

    • mommyca

      sorry but who is he?? no idea…

      • mommyca

        ok ok… I don’t watch GOT…. that’s why…

        • random_poster

          I don’t watch either, but it’s not too late to evaluate that decision. That’s a damn fine looking man.

          • demidaemon

            I want to watch it, but I want to read the books first. I have them all, so I should theoretically be able to watch the series sometime between 2030 and 2050 (I have a huge backlog of things to do between then and now. Procrastination will continue to make me its bitch.)

            • WittyCism

              Nooooo! If you haven’t read them yet, don’t!!!! I enjoyed the first season, then I read the books, and when it was all hell in my head after that. They naturally can’t put everything in from the books, but they’ve changed so many details that you’re second-guessing yourself every other scene. Just enjoy the shows; read the books when it’s all done, IMO.

            • The Gifted Collector

              I definitely agree. Movie first, then book. If you do it the other way around, you are always thinking about what they left out of the movie.

            • FunButNutz

              Disagree. The books add so much dimension and details to the story, especially the descriptions of wars and battles for the throne from 30, and 300 years earlier. I got an app for my phone to keep track of the 400+ characters in the books. Helpful!

    • another_laura

      I’m mostly struck by how she is not looking so good: too blonde, too bronzed, skirt too short. Ouch.

    • charlotte

      The scene where one of them thinks the other is dating someone else, but it turns out to be a sibling.

      • Toto Maya

        The scene where she things he’s dating someone, and she’s right – but that person is ALSO his sibling.

        • Shelly Shore

          I see what you did there.

    • girliecue

      They should have called the movie “Desperate Movie Stars”. Desperate but attractive movie stars wearing cute clothes.

    • Emily

      I don’t know why but I’ve never quite been able to stomach her. She seems…fake somehow.

    • cowper

      That dress is seriously verging on tunic territory.

      • Heather

        Which is esp weird since he’s in a sweatshirt and jeans. What season is it supposed to be anyway?

    • Mrs. Julien

      You forgot the scene where she falls down.

    • MilaXX

      The scene where her sassy gay friend tells her to snap out of it. or the alternate version the sassy black girlfriend.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        The one with the baby locs and big earrings!

        • MilaXX


        • Nicholas

          “Gurl, you need to Snap. Out. Of. It. *z-snaps*. Mm-hm.”

          Like stereotypical clockwork.

      • Just Me

        Or they could do a two-fer and go with Wanda Sykes.

        • Nonmercisansfacon

          I’d pay big money to see Wanda with locs! GOOD MONEY!

    • Tatiana Luján

      The scenes were she looks at her cellphone wishing he’d call.

    • Heather

      The montage where she goes on a retail therapy binge after they break up, set to “I Will Survive,” but then of course they get back together again.

    • jen

      I just can’t see him as anything but the Kingslayer. This all just seems so wrong to me. Also, this movie looks horrible.

      • Dee Rien

        Watch New Amsterdam on Hulu. Only eight episodes. Weird premise (he plays an immortal cop), but he’s sooooo watchable. And not at all Kingslayer-ish.

        • mshesterp

          *added to Hulu queue* Thanks! I forgot about that show (not surprising at 8 episodes) but seeing him in modern clothes will make me very happy indeed.

          • Dee Rien

            *Ahem* And OUT of modern clothes, too!

    • random_poster

      I’m kind of torn between providing support because of the similar age thing or waiting until it hits HBO. HBO is winning.

      • PastryGoddess

        Agreed. HBO, a pint of ice cream, and a glass of wine.

        • DilettanteDeconstructed

          Or, you know, just a bottle of wine. No need to get glasses and bowls dirty.

    • conniemd

      But his profile. OMG, makes my loins sing.

    • MilaXX

      Or the hipster dinner party where she gets mad, throws a drink in his face and storms out

    • Vanja

      Thanks guys, this makes making a drinking game for this film so much easier.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Surely Cammie can find a colorist in Hollywood who can provide her with a more flattering shade of blonde?

    • nannypoo

      He’s definitely hot. She looks sunburned. I wouldn’t see this movie on a bet.

    • JasmineAM

      I just can’t with that Jonathan Taylor Thomas hair.

    • Shawn EH

      The scene where he says something incredibly mean to her, undermining her confidence, until we learn that it was all just a misunderstanding.

      • DilettanteDeconstructed

        Or when they meet (they were each walking their dogs, and somehow hilariously ended up tangled in a pile of leashes and legs) where they bump heads and one is immediately attracted while the other is just annoyed.

    • amber.

      “Ohmigod, this movie’s going to indulge in every single rom com cliche, isn’t it?” It’s Cameron Diaz. That’s 90% of her resume.

      He looks cute & her dress is cute.

    • appliquer

      Girl, that is not your hairstyle or color.

      • Gaby

        Right? She looks like Kristen Chenowith.

    • jessie

      I’d much rather watch ‘The Adventures of Jamie and Brienne’ than whatever this crap is sure to be.

      • tereliz

        Is there even a question? If given the option, wouldn’t everyone? 😉

      • Nicola Anna Molly Page


    • judybrowni


      I like rom-coms, if they have some redeeming feature to ’em.

      Something out of the ordinary, a new construct. Something.

      But usually they don’t, so I skip most of ’em.

    • tereliz

      “The scene where the bawdy old woman character tells her to snap out of it.”

      The only way this would be un-cliche is if the bawdy old woman was Cher.

    • TheAmericaness

      “doing it in a MONTAGE!!”

    • TheAmericaness

      I wish the crazy blonde lady (whoever SHE is) would get out of my sights of Coster-Waldau…. yum!

    • Goldie

      I know he’s a big deal now because of GOT, but did anyone (besides me) watch his other show, New Amsterdam? It was really good, but because it was on FOX, it only got 8 episodes.

      I couldn’t remember the name of that show so I looked it up on IMDB. It says this movie is about two women who find out they are both involved with the same guy and team up to get revenge on him.

      • ThaliaMenninger

        I watched New Amsterdam and really liked it and do not watch Game of Thrones. Go figure.

      • Dee Rien

        New Amsterdam is on Hulu. Anyone interested in Coster-Waldau should check it out.

        • Just Me

          Thank you. I loved that show! I was sad when it was cancelled, especially before he found out that his partner was really his one true love, (in my mind anyway).

          • Dee Rien

            Mine too, mine too.

      • Shawn EH

        Loved that show, so sad when my tivo said “no new episodes” and meant it.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I don’t know about this. He looks adorable. She looks rode hard and put away wet.

    • Hot Mess Housewife

      I know it makes me the worst kind of fangirl, but I have no interest in seeing the guy who plays Jaime Lannister play anything other than Jaime Lannister (except maybe the live-action version of Prince Charming in Shrek, because they’re basically the same character). Esp. when he’s clean-shaven – give me grizzled, beardy, losing-my-religion-and-hand version of Jaime Lannister any day.

      • rab01

        But, admit that you’ll enjoy the movie if Peter Dinklage plays the part of “his slightly less attractive, slovenly friend”

      • Sagecreek

        Hee! I’m working my way through the books, haven’t seen any of the series yet. So that’s Jaime, huh?

        • Hot Mess Housewife

          Yup! He plays Jaime Lannister, and he’s EXACTLY as I pictured him in the book (acting-wise, looks are just the bonus ;D).

        • Toto Maya

          Yep, and he does an AMAZING job. Slightly less serious in the show than the books, but still just as awesome and awful.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Her hair looks like hell here.

    • sekushinonyanko

      Lowlights and hot rollers never killed anyone…

      • Lori

        This is turns out to be a mystery where lowlights and hot rollers are the murder weapon I will pay full price to see it in the theater.

        • sekushinonyanko

          Lowlights and hot rollers never killed anyone…or did they? Real Housewives of Orange County the Movie, coming to theatres soon.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      It’s so nice to see his face again after that grimy beard.

    • homespunner

      I think they move to the living room after doing the kooky dance around the dining room table.

      • Susan Velazquez

        Where they have an innocent misunderstanding and she runs away, lamenting how all men are jerks.

    • Sagecreek

      Cameron looks great, but she’s also starting to prove that old theorem that at a certain point, you have to choose between your ass and your face.

    • Gwyndall

      They both look like they haven’t showered in a day or two…

    • Cele Deemer

      Hoo boy, he is adorable. Just sayin.

    • DilettanteDeconstructed

      I feel like he’s too irritatingly pretty here. He’s much better looking when he’s rough around the edges.

    • katiessh

      I would not be able to watch this without expecting that at the moment where a misunderstanding occurs and he thinks cameron is dating him for his money or something, for him to say ‘a lannister always pays his debts’, and then maybe fight a bear

    • gracedarling

      That tongue!

    • ShaoLinKitten

      She should not only fire her colorist, she should have him publicly dismembered.

    • MannahattaMamma

      blech. and he still looks like dennis leary. and she’s too old (sorry) to wear those girlish ingenue frocks. I mean, I should have such legs, but still. Ingenue? mmmmmno

    • Imasewsure

      Could we also have her try on.. say… um.. 27 bridesmaids dresses at some point… and there should be a wise-beyond-his-years bespeckled child and/or a hairless dog if we can work that in as well.

    • marshmallowjane

      I’m not sure this will be cute or funny. (Picture Cameron crying loudly in the back of a cab near the end of “The Holiday.” That was an embarrassing performance opposite Jude Law; or it should have been.) Some of these cliches become nauseating especially when they’re not performed well.

      Cameron looks very different (old, I think) in all her recent pictures. I’m trying to figure out why. Maybe she needs bangs. Has she gained weight? She’s wearing an old lady dress.

    • leilah

      Love the “Duck Dynasty” reference … use it all the time (my guilty pleasure)!

    • demidaemon

      Excuse me while I photoshop Diaz out of these pictures and photoshop myself in.

    • porcupie

      I agree that a shitty romcom is a small price to pay for watching him looking gorgeous, but he deserves better than this. Season 3 of GoT proved what an utterly amazing actor he is, it just feel like a bit of a waste of his talents to do this.

      • berkeleygirl

        Have you seen Headhunters? A MUST for Team Jaime members…

      • Little_Olive

        Even worse, that style is a waste of his hair (and about half a can of wax).

      • drdarke

        It depends on whether he’s spinning his wheels in an enjoyable rom-com (assuming one exists) or a dull or worse repugnant one (like any one starring Gerard Butler, Amy Adams or Katherine Heigl!).

    • PeaceBang

      Good Lord. This MAN! I didn’t watch GOT so I had no idea. I would almost endure the scene where she and her girlfriends and an Adorable Moppet sing into their hairbrushes to see this man.

    • Mary229

      I say bring on the cliche if we get an actual love story about a woman over 35. Seriously.

    • jmorino08

      What is going on with her hair? Is her character in this movie afraid of water, thus unable to shower? I guess that means the boating in Central Park is the first step in her therapy, “Acknowledging water exists in ways that are not scary, perhaps even fun.”

    • kim bunchalastnames

      i am SO there. i’d watch him read the label of contents on a bottle of pepto-bismol and melt.

    • LaSylphide

      I’d gladly drown in rom com cliches as long as Nikolaj takes his shirt off…

    • carolclark12

      She looks like Ellen Barkin’s slightly younger sister.

    • kimiakay

      Not a good couple. He needs a different/better partner, but I don’t know who would be better. She just doesn’t fit here. Blech. He, however, is a hottie, even if it is hard to picture the Kingslayer in a rom com. Jeeze.

    • Little_Olive

      The one where she meets his grandma, who has some wise words about how much of a keeper he is, exactly when she is beginning to think he is a twat

    • chylde

      Bah, this cow has been filming her mediocre rom-com on and off near my office for weeks. You should see the size of her trailer and how much room it and her entourage takes up on West Broadway and Franklin.

    • kingderella

      well, it is a movie called “the other woman”…

    • Vanderboom

      This looks like the kind of movie I’d make fun of and refuse to see in theaters, but would totally watch every time it ends up on tv (e.g. Hitch). They look good together, but every pose has been in similar scenes in 50 million movies (smile, open mouth, point, cuddle, lather, rinse, repeat). Also missing: the scene where he sings to her in a restaurant

    • Lucas

      What? I’m sorry, I was distracted by his… nevermind.

    • Stacy Feng

      The tongue sticking out totally does it for me. Ugh. Why must I feel this way?