Ed Driscoll

Narnia, Interrupted

I knew this was merely a matter of time: Tilda Swinton, who plays the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia, appears in public without a script based on C.S. Lewis. Predictible results ensue.

As the Professor writes about another cracked actor, “Back in the old days of the studio system, a star like Cruise who behaved badly in public would have been cut off as box-office poison. Maybe those guys knew what they were doing?”

IndeedTM.

Michelle Malkin fisks Swinton’s remarks and writes, “Sort of dampens one’s enthusiasm to see the next Narnia movie, doesn’t it?”

Not really–it just adds to how we’re supposed to percieve the character she’s playing. And unlike Swinton, the mogul who spearheaded the Narnia movies still seems to have his feet solidly on the ground.