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Jennifer surprisingly has joined twitter, even though she said she would never do, and tweeted today for the first time : “Hello world; I am finally joining the 21st century and am on twitter. Don’t faint -this is really me.”
She’s chosen a personal photo and a quote from one of her favorite authors Walt Whitman on her profile: Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
We all of course welcome her to the 21st century :) . You can follow her tweets under her username @jenniferbeals
The photograph taken as reported earlier this year to commemorate Paramount’s 100th years Anniversary can finally be seen on the July’s edition of Vanity Fair, out now.
Jennifer Beals was among 116 superstars and movie executives photographed on the soundstage that housed the Star Trek TV and movie franchises on Lot 18. The photograph was taken by Art Streiber who admitted it was a great opportunity to reunite some co-stars who hadn’t seen each other in years. Check out next week Entertainment Tonight for behind the scenes video footage.
Ahead of this Wednesday’s network upfront presentations, sadly CBS has not picked up Widow Detective, the drama pilot starring alongside Jennifer John Corbett and Paula Marshall. Instead CBS is going for ‘Made in Jersey’, ‘Elementary’, ‘Golden Boy’ and ‘Vegas’.
More on the new CBS line up on Deadline.com and Variety
On an article about WIGS for Buzzfeed.com Jennifer tells about Hollywood’s sexism and crappy treatment:
Jennifer Beals (The L Word), who stars in one of the WIGS series, says she’s often been criticized for making small suggestions to a male director on a recent shoot for a Hollywood studio production. “I said to the director, is this going to cut together with my coverage? And they said back to me, ‘Wow don’t you worry your pretty little head about that.’ And I said, go f***yourself.'”
But now that they’ve gotten a taste of what the possibilities for women actors are outside of the Hollywood machine, will these women be able to return to Hollywood’s crappy treatment? “You can go back,” Beals said. “But you go back with a stronger voice, and you say what you really think. And you say, well Jon Avnet would let me do this. It’s really empowering.”
Read the full article here Stars Give The Finger To Hollywood And Flock To YouTube
Jennifer attended the YouTube 2012 Upfronts Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York last night to promote WIGS, the new web series of short films and documentaries exploring female characters that was announced yesterday http://www.jennifer-beals.com/news/2012/05/jennifer-beals-stars-on-the-innovative-new-youtube-channel-wigs/
Filmakers of the series Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia together with actressess Sarah Jones, Julia Stiles, Virginia Madsen, Caitlin Gerard and Youtube content boss Robert Kyncl joined Jennifer at the presentation.