Who Is That?
But here's my question: If you are going to sell a movie or TV series on the face of the star, shouldn't we be able to instantly recognize that face?
Who is this:
Okay, by now you may know - because there have been other promos for the show. But when I first saw this advert on the side of a bus in Los Angeles, I wondered who that was. Took me a while to figure it out, because they have airbrushed and photoshopped the hell out of her. They have taken a very attractive 63 year old woman and removed all of the lines from her face... including the ones that identify her. So she may look younger in the photo, but she also doesn't look anything like the movie star we know and love. I had to see that poster a few times before I figured out who it was... and I may have only figured it out because I finally read her name on the poster. Oh, wow, that's who that is!
But what good does it do to use a star's face to sell your TV show or movie if you make that star's face difficult to recognize? That doesn't make any sense at all! And it's not like this is some show they need to sell to the 15-25 year old audience...
I think this ties in to larger issues of aging in Hollywood, but what's crazy to me is that it's reached a point where it's *hurting* the business. If they make the stars look younger and we can't recognize them - what's the point of putting them on the poster?