Numbers like “Long John Blues” show that humorous, playful side of burlesque — and so does Kristen Bell, who’s absolutely fearless in her performance, particularly in that scene.
So fearless. She really came full speed ahead at me, met with me and said, “I want to do this.” Kristen Bell is rare as an actress, because she’s the type of actor who jumps out of a plane without a parachute — from a totally fearless place, which is really refreshing and inspiring. She has complete faith and support in the filmmaking process and the director.
As a followup to the recent international movie trailer, here’s a new poster for the upcoming film “Burslesque” by director Steven Antin and starring Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Get Him to the Greek), Cam Gigandet (Twilight, Making Change), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Christina Aguilera and Alan Cumming.
Synopsis: The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge’s troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman’s quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater’s crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali’s big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue.
Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest from “Burlesque”.