I think my main gripe with Eli Roth is he is playing one of the coolest characters in the script. And while I would have been looking forward to this performance as much as the main ones, I think now I’m hoping it goes under the radar so to speak when the first reviews come out. In other words, the less we hear about him the better it may be, as it hasn’t caused for concern. No news is good news type thing. Which is sad. But who knows, maybe the stuff said about him might still be good. But you know what I mean.
As “pro-Eli” as I am about the role of Donny now, I totally agree. It’s gonna break my heart if the preliminary critical reviews bash him. Eli’s SUCH a sweet guy. And even though I don’t think he’ll give much of a fuck about what the critics say about his “acting”, I don’t want to see him get bashed… And even more still… I don’t want to see QUENTIN get bashed for casting him…
"“Dear God in Heaven… PLEASE let everyone either love Eli in this movie, or else not notice him.”"
If they don’t notice him, it’ll be because his performance in this film will have been ‘ok’. I mean, that’s all I want from him. Even though when I read the script, Donowitz was THE most interesting and endearing character to me.