Jessica Lange and Reed Diamond film scenes for the TV series “Feud.” Jessica Lange plays Joan Crawford and argues with Reed as they leave the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Well, here she is, in full hair, makeup and costume, as Joan Crawford. Let’s assess:
We put it to you that no one would have guessed who she was playing if they didn’t know about the casting ahead of time. That’s not the worst thing in the world. These shots are candid and from far away. We have no idea how she’ll look in the finished product, or in what ways the footage may be digitally altered or processed. But even so, she’s a good enough actress that it probably won’t matter. We can’t imagine she won’t have a ton of fun with the role. The only reason this might be an issue is Susan Sarandon’s casting as Bette Davis. Unless the hair and makeup people are smoking crack, there’s no way she’s going to step out looking like anything but Davis’ spitting image. And we maintain that if Susan ever had a gaggle of gay male friends, there’s not a chance in hell they didn’t pressure her into a passably good Davis impersonation. NOT A CHANCE IN HELL.
Our point is that Susan is in good position to slay the shit out of this role so Miss Jessica better bring her A game.
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