10 Cloverfield Lane star Mary Elizabeth Winstead talked with Interview recently about her first few…
Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Needing to Feel “Challenged” and How ‘Smashed’ Changed Her Confidence as an Actor
After landing plum roles in Death Proof and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Mary Elizabeth Winstead became complacent. The 27-year-old actress assumed that more exciting projects would automatically come her way.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Her Role in ‘Smashed’: “I’ve needed to sort of prove myself in this capacity for a long time — I needed to show, at least to myself, that I could carry a really complex role”
I recently got to see Smashed, a film about a recovering alcoholic, and I was impressed that the film didn’t adhere to the same old cliches that we’ve seen in countless television movies about alcoholism. Much of that credit goes to star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It’s a brave role for Winstead, who allows herself to be shown in a very ugly light in order to portray a young elementary school teacher who is struggling with her sobriety.