I really enjoyed the last two episodes of Bette and Joan. Last week, when Stanley Tucci at Jack Warner was an absolute s****, I thought, how can any human being behave worse than that? Then, that actor who played Sinatra was absolutely right on the money with his voice and looks, and wow, if Sinatra behaved that badly, I don't know how anyone would give him a role in a movie. Just goes to show that if a woman behaves badly, she's a witch with a "B" or a hag, but a man is star power. I also enjoyed Mamacita rooting for Pauline's script and felt saddened when it was rejected.
I really enjoyed the Oscars. I think Lange was at her best this week as she played Joan begging to accept an Oscar for an actress. However, I felt the actress who played Ann Bancroft was completely miscast. I hope the real Olivia was watching in Paris because Catherine Zeta Jones was an absolute knockout. While deHavilland remained a handsome woman even in her later years, she was never that gorgeous. If someone chooses to depict me in a film, I would choose Zeta Jones any day. I wish there had been some conversation between the two women about their both choosing to "strike" and refuse roles at Warners' in the 30s and 40s, ultimately resulting in the DeHavilland Act. Apparently, this is one of the reasons these two ladies bonded.
Yes, Sarandon looked better than Bette did at that age -- the cigarettes and liquor took their toll, plus Bette never cared that much about her appearance.