Thursday, December 11, 2008

The week in quotes from Hollywood in the Hub

"I was really, really scared. Really, really scared. I was really scared as in being really embarrassed but I swear to god, part of it is not having like really long speeches. Like if I had to do an Aaron Sorkin show with a Boston accent, it would be a disaster."

--Amanda Peet, playing Mark Ruffalo's wife Stacy in the made-in-Boston flick "What Doesn't Kill You," chats about her dead-on Boston accent in the film.

"I don't know what 'The Departed' was, it was almost like 'Who gives a sh*t?' I wasn't a big fan of it. I'm a fan of all the actors in it but I didn't really care about the story, who the rat in the crew is, who gives a f*ck? It's frustrating. The fact of the matter is Jack Nicholson wouldn't have lasted. There's no guys I know who act like he acts in that world who wouldn't get killed. He was an ***hole."

--Brian Goodman, a reformed Southie bad boy turned film director of "What Doesn't Kill You," slams "The Departed" in an interview with ComingSoon.net.

"These wimps from LA. I like to watch them shrivel up in the cold."

--Brooklyn-bred director Jon Avnet jokes with the Globe on location at the Union Oyster House set of the TV pilot "Bunker Hill" starring Donnie Wahlberg.

“It’s like a prerequisite to get a job that you have to have just gotten out of the can. If you added up the time that was served by all the guys working up here, you’d be over a century.”

--An anonymous tipster tells the Boston Herald for their tale of behind-the-scenes felon teamsters working on a slew of Boston films. The probe found a rogues' gallery of career criminals from the Teamsters Local 25 who worked on "The Surrogates" and "Edge of Darkness" including a convicted killer, robbers and drunk drivers.

"I go home, and my children ask, what happened today? I tell them, 'Well, my husband's fingers fell off.' And they love it."

--Nadia Delemeny muses about her double life as a Wellesley mother and a horror actress in the made-in-Medford slasher flick called "Drive-In Horrorshow."

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