3.26.2014

something bugged me today

I want to start off by saying I love Ellen. My dad and I watch her show a lot and I used to watch her sitcom, which a lot of people don't even know about. However, there was something I noticed about her show yesterday. Something that bugged me. 

I have seen a ton of talk shows where actors and actresses are promoting their latest movie (my dad records four of the late night shows and we watch them in the morning). I know the drill, the actors talk about what it was like working with the cast and crew, maybe talk about the location they filmed in, and then they talk about the movie's meaning to them and why people should see it. 

Emma Watson, who I love because I am a Harry Potter nerd, was the guest on the show. I was excited to hear more about the movie Noah, and I am always intrigued with the cross over between the Christian faith and a mostly secular Hollywood. You can see my other post about that here. Now I'm not naive about this, I know that Ellen is not a Christian, nor is NBC a faith-based company. But I found it interesting as well as disappointing that they didn't even hint at the subject of this movie. They only discussed the production quality and film location (Iceland, if you're wondering). They did say the theme was depressing, so there's that. 

I know Emma's media trainers have taught her to remain "politically correct" in interviews, but after seeing her interview here, I wish she had spoken more about the values of the film. However, Ellen didn't really allow her to expand her answers about the movie. I thought Emma did a better job with this interview here

I tried to find a clip of the interview online, but the only clip they have on the website is of her talking about the Oscars. Go figure. Anyway, I thought it was a bit awkward. Maybe having guest-host Jason Bateman there threw it off a bit. Just my two cents.