This might sound odd coming from someone who has no experience in the film and TV industry but as someone who thoroughly enjoys watching you on my screen, I have some advice for you. I think you should get a new agent. After watching The Covenant and every episode of Friday Night Lights including the ones that I thought went in an undesirable direction, I was excited to see where your career was going to go. While we are on the subject, did you ever ask them why Tim had to go to jail? Why couldn’t he have gone with Lyla while you were off filming movies? They could have still seen that it wasn’t going to work and then he could have come back and still ended up with Tyra. Why jail? Did he really have to hit rock bottom? Anyway, I digress.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine worked for me because it was a movie the hubby wanted to see and I enjoyed your portrayal of Gambit (still hoping for a Gambit origins movie).
Gospel Hill was a quiet movie where you played a son torn between your father and what you knew was right. Loved you in it.
I thought you did a good job in The Bang Bang Club but that movie was a heavy one so I didn’t enjoy the movie itself. You proved that you could transform for a character you were playing and that you have the acting chops to do a serious film.
Okay, John Carter was NOT as bad as everyone made it out to be. It was just marketed poorly. Its target audience shouldn’t have been adults. It should have been moms with sons. Or kids whose moms loved FNL. I have a eleven-year old son that asked me to take him to see it twice so why, why, why wasn’t it marketed for kids? It could have been a fun fantasy movie complete with action figures and everything. See, I love to go to the movies with my kids and if there is something nice for me to look at then all the better. John Carter fit that bill.
Battleship was just a fun, summer movie. I really liked it. My boys really liked it and my husband really liked it. It was like Tim Riggins joined the Navy. It was science fiction, fantasy, make-believe, you know much like a big movie where cars and trucks turn into robots.
Savages was a little gory and I hated the whole sharing the girl thing but I thought you were good in it and you looked hot proving that not only can you can do long hair and short hair but are also a good actor. I think it’s a shame that the other two movies came before this one because I think critics were just waiting for another one of your movies to pick you apart and blame you for it not doing well.
I get that you played Tim Riggins for 4 years and are probably wanting to do more than just that. As an actor, you want to spread your wings and challenge yourself in movies where you play different characters. I get it but some of your choices are seriously baffling. What you do best is playing the tortured soul with the brooding eyes and closed off heart. I’ve seen you in interviews, you’re funny, too. And that smirk you do has women like myself swooning. I’m pretty sure you can make a whole career out of playing characters like that. Have no scripts come to you where you can play the romantic lead? Have you not paid any attention to Channing Tatum’s career?
I once said that no matter how bad I thought the movie might be, I would go see it. I can’t do it anymore. I love you too much to see your career end up in the toilet. Maybe I’ll go see The Lone Survivor even though the description pretty much tells what happens to you but the English remake of the Canadian movie doesn’t sound like a winner. I can only think you took it because of your loyalty to your Canadian roots. I have never been happier that I don’t have HBO because I don’t want to see you in the TV movie you are slated to play in.
Obviously you are not putting the needs of your FNL fans first which is understandably so being that it is your career and all but as someone who wants to see you succeed and has loved you in almost everything you’ve been in, please, please, get your hands on a Nicholas Sparks’ book and beg to play in the movie. Talk Peter Berg into producing a romantic comedy that you can star in. The choices that you or your agent are making are obviously not working. Go in a different direction. Please. Just try it and see what happens.
When you decide to embrace the obvious talent you have to be a romantic lead, I’ll watch again (unless it is as Christian Grey, then I’m out). Until then, I will have to just watch FNL, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Covenant to get my fix because to me, you will always be Tim, Gambit and Pogue.
Your biggest fan (and if you aren’t careful, it will be your only fan)