Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Seductress Pick: Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko at this year's Venice Film Festival.
This might be the first time in Filth Screen history that I've done two consecutive Seductress Picks in a row, but I'm really excited about Terrence Malick's new film To the Wonder (2012) (wow, that's a sentence I never thought I'd say) and I wanted to write about its lead Olga Kurlylenko who is easily one of the hottest young actresses in the business right now. 
You might say I'm biased because she's one of my people from the good ol' USSR, but she's actually Ukrainian so we really don't have all that much in common...sorry, not a big fan of the Ukraine, but let's stay focused. 
Kurylenko is a Bond girl, so you would think this is an easy post to do, Bond girl on Filth Screen, the blog writes itself, but it's more complicated then that. Only because I choose to make it so but whatever. Miss Olga was definitely blessed to be born in the high end of the gene pool. Beautiful brunette locks of thick hair, enormous bright green eyes, and a body built for sin, and close to being a solid 6 feet tall, she was practically a shoe-in for Bond girl status...or a porn star trajectory so she clearly made the right choice.
She doesn't seem like one that would be cast in a Terrence Malick film. He's kind of a snob. He goes for Charlotte Rampling or Jessica Chastain types. He's not big on conventionally hot models. But apparently to her, he 'hypnotized' her so maybe there's our answer.

Kurylenko in a sensual yet earthy editorial photo.
Anyway, I don't have too much to say about her other than she's beautiful and I think she has a bright future ahead of her outside of cocaine parties and downward spirals leading to an unimaginable abyss of unhappiness despair and rehab that usually accounts for being the young, hot, new Hollywood thing, but she seems like she has a good head on her shoulders, and in 3 years went from Quantum of Solace (2008) eye and penis candy to distinguished Film Festival fodder, so she's going to be just fine. I've never really seen her 'perform', I mean it doesn't take formal acting training at RADA to be a bond girl, but I'm guessing in To the Wonder (2012) she's very profound and serious and made-under. And when she speaks she's actually pretty coherent and interesting, who'd have thunk? It's usually impossible to be that physically stunning and to have more than air blowing between the two ears, but she's managing to prove that fake statistic wrong. She's got potential, and is probably the only reason why I'll be buying a ticket to To the Wonder (2012). She has a Yvonne De Calro/Sophia Loren vibe about her and brings back a sense of Old Hollywood glamour nostalgia to the big screen. She's not unconventional or strange which is highly popular right now, and even though she takes brazen photographs and always looks like she's in the middle of seducing you, she's actually pretty seemingly mellow and down to earth. Na Zdrovya Olga!

Below, clip of her promoting To the Wonder (2012) at the Venice Film Festival a few days ago.

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