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Okay, I took a WHOLE lot more time on getting names for this list, because apparently I am not knowledgeable enough in female actresses and well singers from Asia as I first though… also made their annual list of Hot 100 2010 [as well as Top Women of Color, Top Out Women, Top Women over 40], only they made it backwards, so I’m linking you to their last page, and you’re going to have to work your way backwards… Ovbiously, I thought AfterElton worked better because I took the time to look through it more than once to make sure I wasn’t missing anyone.

Tips for a better list for AfterEllen:

  • Start from #100
  • Point out with arrows who’s going up or down in positions, and who’s a new entry.

And really? No Asians on your list?

Not that I don’t appreciate the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Beals, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, the girls from Glee (Cheerios plus Rachel, woah that’s bizarre xD), Meryl (who doesn’t need a last name), Rachel Weisz, Amanda Seyfried (even though the things that are coming out of her mouth lately), Christina Hendricks, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, Jodie Foster, Rachel McAdams, the whole cast of The L Word… right? Pink, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, all whom often make appearances on this blog. And to top it with Olivia Wilde…

but then again… no Asians?

So me, barely scraping made a list of Top East-Asians that you might want to consider for future editions of your Hot 100. I would also offer a weekly/monthly (a la my AfterElton offer), but I don’t think I’m as knowledgeable in this area. I could try pimping Asian talents on a monthly basis if you want xD

Okay… once again, in no particular order.

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And since we’re talking about remakes of Swedish films, how about an article that says every of-the-moment actress in Hollywood wants to get a Dragon Tattoo. At least according to a post by Deadline.

Every hot young actress in Hollywood wants to play the lead in Sony Pictures’ The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But will director David Fincher cast one of them — or go with an unknown?

Sony execs insist they’re “nowhere near casting”. But Mulligan, Page, Kristen Stewart, Mia Wasikowska, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Thirlby, and Scarlett Johannsen are all circling.

You know what I think of Mulligan, Page, and Portman as Lisbeth, but what about the others? Well, about Stewart, I am not convinced about her acting, plus she still has Twilight commitments, meaning she wouldn’t be able to toughen up for the role because… well, then Bella would be all able to kick Edward’s ass. Plus, another series after a series? I don’t think it would be smart as an actress. She should keep it open for a while.

Wasikowska never ever crossed my mind as Lisbeth, she’s so delicate so she would also need to toughen up, and I mean it in the way she needs to gain a little more weight to get some muscle there. But she certainly fits the cute and tiny bill. And please! Keira Knightley is a total pass. WAY too skinny, and she’s not able (according to her) to gain weight, so she wouldn’t be able to get that bad-ass look down. Plus her eyes are dull.

Anne Hathaway is too old, and not the right body type, as is Johansson. Plus, she is known for her curvy body, would she lose that in order to get a bad-ass muscle body? As for Olivia Thirlby, I kinda liked that. She’s not really mainstream… but there’s also the thing about the bad-ass.

And wait for it, wait for it…

On the other hand, they think the male lead does require a star, and the studio is waiting for an answer from Brad Pitt.

Say what? I like Brad and all, but this is exactly what Lainey said would happen.

Well, talk about timing~

Someone else is using Anne Hathaway as their actress of the month… and she is placing #6 on our list of actresses to Watch Until They’re 35. This also marks the half of our list of actresses, which only means… we are doing guys and girls at the same time from now on!

Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 12th 1982, this 27-year-old actress burst into the pop culture scene for playing Mia Termopolis in 2001 for Disney’s The Princess Diaries alongside Julie Andrews. Starting your career with a Disney would-be short-lived franchise isn’t bad, but it proved to be a tough image to shed when you wanted to be considered a serious actress. This is why Hathaway had roles on films like The Other Side of Heaven, and Nicholas Nickleby… though moving away from the “princess” image was a little difficult with roles like Ella on Ella Enchanted, and The Princess Diaries 2.

Lending her voice to Red (Riding-hood) on Hoodwinked! in 2005 didn’t do the trick, so Hathaway did what actresses who want to branch-off do, and pulled a 360 by participating on Havoc, the rated-R film of suburban troubled youth, though critically-panned, the film did seem to do the trick since she followed that up with films like Brokeback Mountain directed by Ang Lee with fellow the 20 to Watch Michelle Williams, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, and perhaps her biggest box office hit The Devil Wears Prada alongside Meryl Streep.

Suddenly, she was everywhere getting gigs playing Jane Austen on the film Becoming Jane with fellow the 20 to Watch James McAvoy, and giving a new face to Agent 99 on the film adaptation of the series Get Smart alongside Steve Carell, which gave her even more exposure to the masses. However, it was in 2008 when she received the most praise when she played Kym on the critically-acclaimed Rachel Getting Married for which she was nominated for the first time for Best Female Actress at the Oscar, as well as the Indie Spirits, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. She even tied for a Best Actress win with Meryl at the Critics Choice Awards!

After that, yes. She followed that up with crap like Bride Wars and Valentine’s Day, so hopefully she’ll decide to be more choosy next time. Luckily, however, she made up for that by playing the White Queen on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

What’s next for Hathaway? Hopefully, not more insipid romantic comedies [non-negative connotation], but how about Love and Other Drugs by Edward Zwick (Defiance, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Hank Azaria, Judy Greer and Oliver Platt? Or Rio an animated film by Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age) alongside hottie Rodrigo Santoro, and funny guy George Lopez?

Okay, not very exciting, but she’s got over half a dozen of films “in development” on her IMDbPro page, which I can’t access… unless you wanna buy me an account. No? I didn’t think so. One of those projects is bound to be good, right? Worth keeping an eye…

I’m starting out my list this week… with lack of visitor’s response.

No complaining from you then~~~

I’m gonna start out with 5 of the guys, followed by 5 of the girls like last time. Only properly.

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There’s a new list posted on Hollywood News (?) showcasing their Top10 Actresses Under the Age of 30. My main problem with the list is how BROAD the meaning of “Under 30” really is. With that title, you could have included Dakota Fanning since she began acting.

Their list is pretty unsurprising… except for maybe #2, whom… well, I’ve already argued on why I didn’t include her name in my 20 to Watch list on a site comment. And to agree with some of the comments made in the list,

Whadya know they’re all f-cking white.

I think it’s time for me to get cracking on that new list of mine.

You know, the series following 20 Actors Between 20-25 to Watch until They’re 30, as well as The Ten 20-to-Watch Who Didn’t Make it. How is that for specific? Some of my choices made it to their Top10

So how about some comments on who to add?

Rules are:
– Must be an actress… or actor – doing both lists at the same time
– Between the ages of 25-30
– Mostly work for film [but some TV work is ok]
– Awarded is nice, but not really mandatory
– Can work in any film industry around the world
– Must have interesting film projects lined up for the next year or two.
– Franchises are nice too… but mixed up with indie film work.

Like in the previous list, ranking is a mix of popularity, critically-acclaimed projects, how interesting are their roles, project brands [collabs with who, or what franchises], etc etc.