Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Paula Patton on Essence Cover

Paula Patton isn't a household name yet but if you're someone who values emerging talent then you'll want to keep an eye on her career.

Patton made a favorable impression on me with a small part in Hitch alongside Will Smith. She was the "It Girl" at the bar and even though her lines were limited she had an amazing presence. After that I had to find out who she was because I knew some casting director was thinking the same thing I was: potential. Shortly after that she was cast as the lead in Idlewild, a musical set in the South opposite Andre Benjamin of Outkast and "Hey Ya!" fame. But what really put her on the Hollywood radar was her performance as Claire Kuchever in the sci-fi thriller Deju Vu where she shared the screen with Denzel Washington. It wasn't a major box-office hit but anything with Denzel is going to get peoples' attention. I've watched the movie about five times when I rented it because the premise was so cool.

In a brief period of time Patton has become one of my favorite actresses and it would be a dream come true if I got to work with her on a project or even better yet have her star in one of my films. When I saw Patton on the cover of Essence's March issue I had to buy it because A.) I couldn't help but be happy for her success and B.) I collect magazines. Hopefully in a few years time Patton's resume will be full of critically acclaimed roles and plenty of magazine cover shoots.

Lastly, check out Patton and her R&B singer husband Robin Thicke in his music video "Lost Without You". Don't they look cute together?




[Hat tip to Urban Hoopla for the photo]

18 comments:

Mikael said...

Well Written I now want to watch Hitch over again, and watch all the other movies She was in! She sounds like a great up and coming star!

SolShine7 said...

Thanks Mikael. Maybe we can rent Hitch this weekend.

ITrush said...

Very interesting post, by the way thanks for your comment solshine7.

SolShine7 said...

You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by. That iPod recorder is a pretty cool item.

serenity said...

I saw them on Oprah when his song had first become really popular. I remember that she was striking, but I didn't realize she was the girl from Hitch. They are a beautiful couple.

SolShine7 said...

I missed that show. I wonder if it's on YouTube.

Tony W. said...

Good Job sis, Paula Patton does have potential to be a mega movie star.
If she continues to pick out roles that suit her (in genres such as the temptress, love interest, or maybe even the hardcore fighter girl in action films)

Normally turned the channel when that song "lost without you" came on but know that I know Paula's in the video I might be able to endure the winning skretches of his voice.
Nah, who am I kidding.

SolShine7 said...

LOL Tony! Even though Robin Thicke has a high voice I actually REALLY like this song. But you made a good point about Paula Patton, I'd like to see her in an action movie where she plays the lead, maybe something like Kate Beckinsale in Underworld. Vampire movies are in vogue now.

Chi-Chi said...

Thanks for the link love! :)

SolShine7 said...

No prob, you're welcome and thanks for the pic.

Dman said...

Good job sis! This was a really good blog you wrote. Paula Patton does have the potential to do good in the acting career. You and I did watch Deju Vu like 5 times when we rented it. haha

SolShine7 said...

Yeah bro, you know we're going to have to buy it on DVD.

Reub said...

I remember her from Hitch. I agree she is going to be a great actress soon. This is really good!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Yeah, she's one of my favorite new actresses. I first saw her in Idlewild (Outkast's movie) a few years ago. She's very pretty and has a great sense of style!

Great post!

SolShine7 said...

BGG, I agree she does has some nice style moments. I want that leather jacket she had in Deja Vu. It was was so cool.

Eb the Celeb said...

yeah I like Paula Patton because she's simple and reserved and doesnt try so hard like so many other actresses in holiday. She is taking the roles she wants to take and not taking anything just to get her name out. She's doing things at her own pace and not letting hollywood define her or put her in a box.

SolShine7 said...

Good point Eb, Paula doesn't seem like the type to go after "anything" and I think will help her in the long run.

rain said...

She did a great job in Deja Vu and her husband are like the hottest couple of the plant !! Brad & Angelina who??? and here husband so to her is amazinggggggg