Quote: "I didn't want to do it quite frankly, the role sort of terrified me in one way or another, very dark water. You take people with their children dying, or in this case being abducted, and it's some serious water to get into, but Denis Villeneuve (director) does such an excellent job, the filmmaking is so fine that you really get deeply into this story." Actress Melissa Leo was reluctant to take on a role in new child abduction thriller Prisoners.
Fact: Oscar winners Melissa Leo and Susan Sarandon will be among the stars recalling their memories of 9/11 as part of a sombre 10th anniversary event marking the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Edie Falco, Chris Noth and Billy Crudup are also slated to appear at the Skirball Center memorial stageshow in New York on 8 and 9 September (11). The show will benefit the New York Says Thank You Foundation.
Quote: "We did (TV movie) Mildred Pierce... She's delightful and curses like a sailor all the time. She was in my mind. It's Kate's fault." Oscar winner Melissa Leo blames foul-mouthed Winslet for her Academy Awards expletive. Leo became the first star to say the 'F' word during an acceptance speech at the Oscars on Sunday (27Feb11).
Fact: U.S. TV host Ellen Degeneres placed a swear jar next to Melissa Leo when the actress appeared on her show on Tuesday (01Mar11) and put a pair of tiny headphones on her Oscar statuette. Leo became the first star in the history of the Academy Awards to use the 'F' word during an acceptance speech when she let the expletive slip after winning the Best Supporting Actress prize.
Quote: "I find that shocking... How could that be the first time with the bunch of people I work with...? I grew up with it as a part of my vernacular and I accepted it, I brought my son up that way - but I also told him, 'Not in front of grandma.'" Melissa Leo can't believe she's the first star to utter the 'F' word during the Oscars telecast. The Fighter actress let the expletive slip during her Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech on Sunday night (27Feb11).
Quote: "I would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for not putting me in the Tower of London for using the Melissa Leo F-word. And I accept this on behalf of all the stutterers throughout the world. We have a voice, we have been heard, thanks to you, The Academy." THE KING'S SPEECH writer David Seidler pokes fun at Best Supporting Actress winner MELISSA LEO for swearing at the Oscars as he claimed gold for Best Original Screenplay.
Quote: "As an actor, I've trained not only in the study of human behaviour but also in how to take a nap, or rest or good night's sleep whenever one has the chance." Melissa Leo didn't have a restless night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah before her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod on Tuesday morning (25Jan11).