I'll admit that I didn't think much of Rebecca Hall when I first saw her in THE PRESTIGE. Her character in that movie was relatively dowdy and generally unflattering in most respects. It wasn't until I saw her in VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA that I really began to appreciate her. Any woman that can be in a film with Scarlett Johansson, at a time when Scarlett was really starting to become huge, and still manage to steal some of Scarlett's thunder, has got to have something in the looks department. Her performance was also one of my favorite things about that film. Her authenticity and genuineness in her approach to the character really appealed to me. She's continued in that vein in movies like FROST/NIXON and THE TOWN.
Rebecca's sexy layout for this month's Harper's Bazaar resolves an issue I had with VCB - namely how reserved her role was compared to Scarlett and Penelope Cruz's parts, both of which pretty much had them going through the whole movie either talking about sex or having sex. Meanwhile, Rebecca's character walked around some buildings and fretted about her fiance. Too bad, as the world could use more 3-way make-out sessions between hot actresses.
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