Silver Linings Playbook's Jacki Weaver Gloriously Bashes Hollywood's Madonna/Whore Complex

Oscar-nominated Aussie actress Jacki Weaver, who plays Bradley Cooper's mother in Silver Linings Playbook, wrote in her 2005 memoir Much Love, Jac that she's a firm believer in sex on the first date: "Otherwise, how do you know if a second date is worth the effort?"

When New York Magazine asked Weaver about her opinion of Jennifer Lawrence's character Tiffany, a bed-hopping widow who's referred to as sexually easy throughout the film, she reminded the interviewer of celebrity culture's rich history of slut-shaming since the golden days of MGM.

"Sexism is alive and well! We were saying this forty years ago. I'm an optimist, so I like to think we've progressed in some ways - in Australia, we get equal pay. But yeah, it's disappointing to think that still goes on. Do you think Kristen Stewart got into trouble because Robert Pattinson was so loved? I remember I was a little girl when Elizabeth Taylor stole Eddie Fisher from America's Sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds, and the reaction back then was enormous! And Angelina Jolie was in trouble, too, for taking a husband away from another America's Sweetheart. Don't take husbands from America's Sweethearts."


PREACH. Oh, and re: Kristen Stewart, definite yes.

Weaver also divulges a interesting tidbit about how actually massive Bradley Cooper is:

"I'm under five feet, so some of the crew were teasing me, "How could you possibly give birth to Bradley Cooper?" Because he's such a big boy. He's like 6"1'."


'Jacki Weaver on Silver Linings Playbook, Playing Bradley Cooper's Mom, and Slut-Shaming' [Vulture]

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