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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby sparker » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:16 pm

I hope they bring her back! She is such an underrated actress, Juliard bred and anyone else wouldn't have been able to portray Esme as completely back as she did with minimal lines. Kidman would've pouted like a porcelain doll hogging the screen attention.
Reaser is good at balancing between primary roles and secondary roles. She gets your attention, but doesn't take the focus away from Rob and Kristen as the focal point. That is rare in this business, to find someone who can shine like Reaser and still be part of an ensemble cast.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby soozabooza54 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:30 pm

^Agreed! :)
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby RussetRose♥ » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:29 pm

I'm still not sure whether I liked her as Esme or not. Her character was good, but I just didn't really the actress.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby Dazzled_by_Cullens » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:46 pm

sparker wrote:I hope they bring her back! She is such an underrated actress, Juliard bred and anyone else wouldn't have been able to portray Esme as completely back as she did with minimal lines. Kidman would've pouted like a porcelain doll hogging the screen attention.
Reaser is good at balancing between primary roles and secondary roles. She gets your attention, but doesn't take the focus away from Rob and Kristen as the focal point. That is rare in this business, to find someone who can shine like Reaser and still be part of an ensemble cast.


I agree with you completly. But, I still would have liked to see more of her and also the rest of the Cullens. Summit could have made the movie longer to incorporate the Cullens and their backgrounds more. I thought they did a great job with her hair and makeup. She had the exact body type, loving face, and carmel hair color, that I pictured from how SM described in the book and looked pale, but not ghostly like some of the others.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby bite_me » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:31 pm

i thought she did pretty well . . . she was EXACTLY how I picture her in the books, except was that her when they showed Carlisle biting esme? because she looked like a man and absolutely horrific.

then again, I suppose she could have been ugly before her transformation.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby CantBreathe » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:27 pm

She was also nearly dead... so I don't think you can blame her for not looking her best! :lol:
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby kissmecarlisle » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:54 pm

Loved her as Esme! My favorite line at the end of the kitchen scene when Carlisle and her turn and she tells Rosalie and Emmett to clean up the glass. You can see she is the motherly figure in the house. Great casting choice!
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby -Jasper » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:53 pm

When I saw her in the pictures, I thought that she looked a bit stand-offish and too perfect, but after seeing the film, I saw that she has a nice personality.

She doesn't look how I imagined, but she's motherly and kind.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby debussygirl » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:49 pm

I saw her on the Ex-list before seeing the Twilight movie and I was having my doubts, but then in the movie I thought she did a wonderful job portraying Esme.
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Re: Liz Reaser as Esme Cullen

Postby PingWing » Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:05 am

I couldn't agree more, she's the perfect Esme!

When i see her, i always have a warm mother-feeling. Plus she's like 'the cool mum'. Her "Here comes the Humaaan..!" totally cracked me up. :D Also the "I know you cheat" (to Emmett). She really is like the glue of the family, bringing warmth and happiness for all... :)
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