Liza Minnelli Throws Support Behind 'Dallas Buyers Club' and Matthew McConaughey
Liza Minnelli gave HIV/AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club a ringing endorsement on Monday as she hosted as she hosted a luncheon for east coast Academy members in support of the film.
During the luncheon, which the film's stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto attended, Liza explained:
"I have nothing to do with this film except that I am a fan of how it was done, of the insight and the way they played these characters. And the fact that you were watching something that wasn't necessarily comfortable but you could not stop watching. It drew you in, whether you wanted it to or not, and that's magic. That's magic. I mean, the last one [that did that for me] was On the Waterfront! [laughs] You, crazy Matthew, losing all of that weight [pats her stomach] -- it's one thing to lose all of that weight and to look like that -- that's harrowing enough -- but then to run like you did, with a body like that? And Jared, I mean, everything that you did -- all of the placements, every single second -- I felt wonderful for you, proud of you and sorry for you all at the same time, which I think one only feels for your friends. And Jennifer [Garner] was great -- she was just f---ing great! [laughs] I don't know what else to say. I haven't seen a movie like that in so long, and I'm so proud to be able to tell everybody. And honey [addressing McConaughey], if you don't win the Academy Award, I'm giving you mine!"
High praise! Think Matthew and Jared will be getting their own Oscars this year or should Liza start preparing to hand over hers?
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