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Selma Blair is Dazed and Confused

Selma Blair is Dazed and Confused

Selma Blair takes the September 2007 cover for British style magazine Dazed and Confused, as photographed by Rankin.

On favoring roles that skirt the edges: “I know my strengths and I know what I give, and I do lend either a certain gravity to things or an over-the-top lightness. I’m kind of at extremes when I do something really well.”

On what she wants from the movie business: “There was a time when I would brush things off and I was so self-deprecating, like, “Oh, it’s such a tiny role no one will pay attention. But now, I’m just grateful to have them and I hope I get more because I’m a character actress. You know… I don’t bleach my teeth, I chain-smoke, I’m flat-chested, I don’t mind being nude, I’m not precious, I’m pale as a ghost, I have crow’s feet, and I believe I can play anybody. So to get to start to do that has been incredible.”

On owing her evolution to the directors she’s worked with: “All the directors I’ve worked with have been amazing. With John Waters, it was really interesting making his voice, and you hear it and you can’t get it out of your head. that’s why I think his movies have the same kind of rhythm and the same flatness, because were all just playing John.”

On the cruel criticism: “I remember filming the first ‘Hellboy’ in Prague and I was so lonely. I Ended up rooting around on the internet. I looked at some comments that people had written and I had no idea that I was so disliked! And you know, that becomes your consciousness. I told [director] Guillermo [del Toro] what I’d done and he said, ‘You might as well go lick the bottom of a toilet seat bowl, because that’s as much good as it’s going to do you.’”

On her love for Angelina Jolie: “Speaking of poise… I Was watching Angelina Jolie the other night on TV. Ann Curry was interviewing her. And Jolie has turned out to be such a poised woman. She has really lived so many lifetimes in front of the press. It’s really something. she’s obviously so accomplished. I can’t even bear to watch because she is just too perfect. I hope I can have that kind of poise at some point.”

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  • A Mighty Heart

    That new hairstyle really got her some attention. I mean does she even have any movies coming out?

  • nadine

    doesnt matter! Shes gorgeous!

  • Dirty Cougar

    She’s gorgeous but, she really needs to grow some hair on top of her head. She looks like a dike!

  • Wolverine Selma ???

    Selma is fug to me. The hair cut really stinks on her. Don’t even remember if she had a movie-or a name of one she was in. She’s shaped like a boy. That hair style and those side burns reminds me of ‘Wolverine.’

  • Mmmmm

    How smart is she to mention AJ in her interview … since she likes AJ she now has fan base.

  • magnus

    That’s what blowing Sumner Redstone gets you.

    Celebrity for life even though she was a B list player like ten years ago.

  • [~Famous~]

    I love the hair.

  • andré

    Selma is way cooler and nicer than Angelina in my opinion..
    not to mention beauty.

  • carmen

    Selma is okay.Luv that she appreciates Angie.
    Not digging the hair on her though.

  • mimi!

    I don’t really have an opinion of her but I think she could be beautiful if she had some electrolysis (hair removal) on her forehead. It did wonders for Catherine Zeta Jones.

  • varoooommm

    blare, blair selma! all her own — i have always loved her, not conventional, not over the top and she knows that. even, i’m glad that we are a select set who appreciated this actress. for one, to openly appreciate angelina makes her kindred to another remarkable, enigmatic woman. wow, do we love these gals that pokes at you with their strength, rather than the suckers in parises and britneys. Blair on!

  • bite me

    famous i miss over at the jolie-pitt thread

  • jo

    her hair line is awful kind of remember of a monkey.

  • HEY!!!!!!

    Someone else trying to live in AJ shadow!!! Name dropping doesn’t always get you anywhere.

  • http://www.myspace.com/morganele morgane

    these people are ignorant, if any woman can have a pixie, it is selma, it works great on her bone structure, perfection, very edgy yet sexy at the same time

  • http://justjared susieqt

    I have always admired Selma Blair too. She always stands out in all the roles that she played on screen even if she had a small role. She has that devil may care attitude that is rare and she is soo cute. She reminds me a bit of my idol Angelina when she was younger. I’ve been wondering when she was coming out again. I know she got married and that didn’t work. I am glad she’s back.:-)

  • BritBoy

    Angelina has no poise! She’s just an ugly, man-stealing dyke! And she’s the one who looks like a dyke, not Selma.I’m tired of people heaping undeserved praise on her when most of her films are lousy and she hasn’t done more humanitarian work than most non-celebrities have done.

  • love

    She has 7 movies coming out this year you morons. One she has Oscar Buzz for. WAZ with Stellan Skarsgard. Shes beautiful and can pull off any look she pleases. Shes not the manufactured crap hollywood tries to pump out. Those of you who call her b- list are uneducated in film. People like Zac effron are D list and you fawn him. Just because someone does a shit load of press and pumps out crummy studio films doesnt make them an actor.. it makes them a personality. much like Lindsay Lohan.

  • the real tita

    #17: you’re funny. it’s like a kid spitting spinach out of his mouth cause it tastes yucky. however, we all know that spinach is good for you and it has a lot of iron and vitamins. so you will always see it served, no matter what. sorry for you, many people swear by it and like it. LOL.

  • flatazz

    pretty girl :)

  • Jeremy

    I find it sorta off-putting that she looks like she did when we were 13.

  • Jeremy

    And, yes, that is me bragging that I went to school with her.

  • “I’m Aniston’s Fan”

    I really admire what Angelina Jolie has done!!

    ********

    Selma Blair: She made a very strong impression on me in Legally Blond. I didn’t like “her” (her character), but I remember her ever since.

  • Shay

    I also don’t like Selma’s hairline. It grows all over her forehead like she must be hairy. She’s not pretty but she has a cute figure.

    Angelina Jolie is poised because she looks into the mirror and knows she’s beautiful and that all the world is worshipping her beauty. How can she not know what she has? If everybody is saying you are so gorgeous and mysterious, it’s easy to act the way people see you. Only the very beautiful, exotic women like Jolie and Sophia Loren can pull that off.

  • Colbert ROCKS!

    sad that this girl has to worship AJ like the rest of the sad lonely women in the world, i actually liked her until then

  • bataglio

    okey-dokey… laser hair removal or waxing is WAY in order! one more 1/2 inch, and she’ll be chewing on her hair. gross.

    ps- for a split second there i though she was that neve campbell cchick

  • 2985

    I like her, always have, a good actress, not mainstream but that’s ok. Totally part of the appeal that you can’t just go to the big cineplexes to catch her latest movies (apart from “Hellboy” obviously, since she was a lead and it was her biggest mainstream movie to date that most people remember)>

  • SILVIA

    I LIKE HER, SHE IS CUTE

  • mark

    Shes gorgeous, beautiful smile, and the hairs really edgy, whoever maybe she should stop chain smoking cause its going to catch up one day

  • Emmaline

    I’ve always thought she had an interesting look, but her hairline is quite unusual. It begins quite low on her forehead.

    I’m not familiar with her work other than a few small roles. What has she done to merit this type of magazine exposure?

  • veronica

    selma is gorgeous and cool as hell. she’s also the most underused comedic actress in hollywood. remember her in cruel intentions and legally blonde? she’s effin funny.

  • BritBoy

    #19, I happen to love spinach. I just do not see what the fuss over Angelina is about. She’s anorexic, with mostly failing movies, and she has done nothing more for humanitarian causes than anyone else has done who isn’t famous, yet she gets so much credit. She’s a bad mother. why should I like her?

  • yourmom

    I think its great that selma seems to be so grounded. She’s finally found her niche in hollywood and has realized that she’s a character actress not a leading lady. I personally think she’s got a great sense of humor.

  • Jz

    #25

    I like Selma. She’s a good actress, and she’s not empty-headed,
    which is something in HW!

    I am sorry that you don’t like her because she appreciates Angelina.
    Then, if that is true, you hate a lot and so many people! HOW do
    you live with that?! Chill!

    Speaking of AJ, she truly doesn’t need such exposure. It’s not her
    fault that paps chase her around the world. She got it bad because of OTHER people’s bad merger and bad divorce. As it always happens,
    the truth surfaces sooner or later!
    NOW what was the name of that “poor-old-me” ex tv-actress that tried
    to back-stab and make Jolie look guilty for HER OWN faliures???!!

    #32
    OMG. How is AJ a bad mother?! Please elaborate! Her LIFE DECISIONS
    revolve around those kids. Please quit reading the tabloids, they
    LIE (or stop lying to yourself, it’s not healthy).

  • Britboy

    She doesn’t love Shiloh, thats why she’s a bad mother. Also she refers to her other children, who are adopted, as orphans, even though they now have parents and a home. That proves that she adopted them for the wrong reasons, not out of love.