Multi Pic Post Swipe 👆Left ⬅️ From the August 16, 2017 issue of @thewrap -- "The Emmys Hot List 2017 Down to the Wire"
16. THE MEN OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND FEUD
It's Not A Man's World But These Guys Held Their Own
It's not all about the women. Sure, it's hard to attract attention when you're sharing a scene with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon or Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, who have bigger roles than you do - but Alexander Skarsgård stood out enough to land a supporting actor nomination for his role as Kidman's abusive husband in Big Little Lies, and he'll be going up against Stanley Tucci and Alfred Molina for their respective performances as studio chief Jack Warner and director Robert Aldrich, respectively, in Feud: Bette and Joan.
So while the powerhouse women are grabbing most of the attention in those two projects, as they should, can we take a moment to salute the charmingly vicious way in which Tucci's Jack Warner keeps Bette Davis and Joan Crawford at each other's throats in Feud? And the weariness of Molina's Robert Aldrich, suffering abuse from all directions as he tries to revive his career? (Both men are casually misogynistic, setting the stage on which our actresses can fight, flail and triumph) And can we give a nod to Skarsgård, who drew lots of attention when Kidman's character whacked his penis(or a prosthetic) with a tennis racket, but also reeked of both charm and threat every moment he was onscreen? These guys all did something that male actors aren't usually asked to do: They played second fiddle to an array of powerful women, and did it well.
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