Right, a few confessions to keep in mind as you read this article. First, I may be biased because Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is absolutely stunning, so this influences my opinion a little bit, but not enough to make a feminist’s head explode. Second, I actually really like the first Transformers film. Let that sink in. I think Michael Bay is a dreadful director, and the sequels sum up pretty much everything that is wrong with mainstream cinema today. But damn, the first one is a lot of fun, so much so that I have it in my DVD collection.
Are you still reading? Good, then let me tell you that I really didn’t like the third Transformers film. But one of the few minute saving graces of that convoluted, crowded, juvenile mess was Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I’d even go so far as to say I thought she was better than Megan Fox. I know that’s not exactly saying Ashton Kutcher is better than Brando, but I appreciate many of you think Fox at least acted. But is anyone really acting in the Transformers films?
The one thing that I kept thinking when watching RHW (as I will refer to her for most of the article because it’s gets annoying to keep typing) was “OK, you can’t really act, but I see some sort of potential in you”. This was her debut acting role from being a Victoria’s Secret model (Michael Bay always attracts unconventional talent, and clearly thought the teenage male audience would appreciate the emotional depth she brought to the role…)
But I genuinely reckon with some more experience, RHW could actually be quite a good actress. She is still young, and has some potential to not yet get typecast. I’d like to refer you to Cameron Diaz. She started off as a beautiful model as well, and she has actually given some very, very good performances, such as Being John Malkovich, Any Given Sunday, Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky, she will be in The Counsellor…
So if she stopped flogging her own underwear range and focused on the acting, as she has said she will in many interviews, here are 8 ways I reckon RHW could become an actress you wouldn’t roll your eyes at when you saw her name on a movie poster.
This article was first posted on December 4, 2012