Kelly McDpnald

  1. Natalie Portman,   Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, 1997.
  2. Judith Godreche, Entropy, 1999.   First seen for Stella, Kelly finished up as a Scottish – what else?  – singer called Pia in director Phil Joanou’s life acted out by Stephen Dorff.  And so good, ’tis a damned shame no one saw it. 
  3. Kate Hudson, Almost Famous, 2000.    Looking for his Penny Lane groupie in his semi-autobiographical look back to his Rolling Stone reporter daze, auteur Cameron Crowe saw 46 of LA’s bright young things… Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Lara Flynn Boyle, Neve Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Eliza Dushku, Jenna Elfman, Jennie Garth, Maggie Gyllenhal, Alyson Hannigan, Angie Harmon, Anne Heche, Katherine Heigl, Jordan Ladd, Kimberly McCullough (busier as a TV director these days), Rose McGowan, Bridget Moynahan, Brittany Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Prepon, Lindsay Price, Rebecca Romijn, Winona Ryder, Chloë Sevigny, Marley Shelton Tori Spelling, Mena Suvari, Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler, Lark Voorhies.  Plus the English Saffron Burrows, Anna Friel, Thandiwe Newton and Rachel Weisz, Madrid’s Penélope Cruz, the French Charlotte Gainsbourg, Canada’s Natasha Henstridge, Ukrainian Milla Jovovich, Scottish Kelly McDonald, Israeli Natalie Portman, German Franka Potente, Australian Peta Wilson and Welsh Catherine Zeta-Jones.  And the winner, Canada’s Sarah Polley, simply split. (Silly girl).  Crowe then chose Kate  (previously booked  for Anita) because “she seemed more like a free spirit.”  But, but, but… Chloë  was the freest spirit in all Hollywood. As she proved two years later in The Brown Bunny.
  4. Cameron Diaz, The Gangs of New York, 2001.  “Cameron did a better reading…”  Or more understandable.  Kelly has a particularly impenetrable Scots accent… greatly controlled in, No Country For Old Men, for directors Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007

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