Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jennifer Tilly!



I will resist the urge to lapse into verse here, and simply wish a Happy Birthday to Jennifer Tilly, who turns 50 today. Born Jennifer E. Chan in Los Angeles, and raised by her mother in British Colombia (Canada), the titillating Ms. Tilly enrolled in a theatre program at Stephens College in Missouri, and has since gone on to win starring and supporting roles in over 100 film and television productions.

The deliciously offbeat stunner is perhaps best known for her role in the sexy and suspenseful BOUND with Gina Gershon (more for the steamy girl-on-girl love scenes than anything else, which is a shame, as the film was quite inventive and entertaining), and of course, the chemistry she and Brad Dourif shared in lending their voices to the demonic dolls Tiffany and Chucky in BRIDE OF CHUCKY, and the subsequent SEED OF CHUCKY (which was an absolute turd of a movie, with virtually no redeeming qualities beyond Ms. Tilly's unmistakeable, love-it-or-hate-it voice).



The Doe Caught in the Headlights style which she has made so uniquely her own works incredibly well in comedic situations, case in point being her uproarious performance alongside KIDS IN THE HALL alumni Dave Foley in THE WRONG GUY. Tilly plays Lynn Holden, a narcoleptic country bumpkin who falls in love with Nelson Hibbert (Foley), a man who is on the run from the law because he believes himself to be the prime suspect in a grisly murder case (he's actually not, wherein lies all the fun and hijinx). This is one of the few comedies I've seen which actually gets better with subsequent viewings, and is easily one of my favourite laugh out loud films - definitely worth a peek!


6 comments:

Absinthe said...

I love Jennifer! It's something about that squeaky cute voice and of course the fact that she is hot. Love that first picture you found!

Kitty LeClaw said...

Absinthe: Isn't she great? She became my Undisputed Heroine when she took the Ladies' Championship Bracelet at the 2005 World Series of Poker.

I'm hoping that if I continue avoiding the sun, I might look half as good as she does at the half century mark.

Karswell said...

Oh god, that first photo is stunning. Is that from a movie or just a photo session thingy? I have to admit to having not seen any of the Chucky movies except the first one, but The Wrong Guy sounds good cuz, as you know, I love Dave Foley. Damn. 50 years old...

And you just reminded me about Birthday posts, of which I don't think I've done one myself in over a month.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Stephox: Sadly, I was unable to locate an annotated copy of this pic on the webs. I definitely don't recognize the movie, however, so my best guess is that it's from an early photo shoot? If anybody knows otherwise, please, prove me wrong!

The Child's Play series is, for the most part, quite missable. BRIDE OF CHUCKY is actually my favourite of the lot. Ronny Yu did a fabulous job sprucing up a long-dead series, and added so much style and freshness. Plus, John Ritter looked great with a can full of nails in his face (RIP, Mr. Tripper)... Not to mention Alexis Arquette's memorable delivery of gothic twattery as Damian Baylock (aka Howard Fitzwater).

If the teenage sub-plot didn't annoy me so damn much, I'd wanna review this movie NOW!! Since you got me talkin 'bout it...

Karswell said...

>Stephens College in Missouri

Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Karswell's Mansion. I told you my car can hop, skip and jump didn't I?

Bring on the Alucarda already!!!

Kitty LeClaw said...

I thought a porno theatre was just a hop, skip, and a jump from Karswell Mansion? You live in a really weird neighbourhood!

Also, I did not know you were into hydraulics! Hehe.

I'm bringin' it!!! You better be effin' ready... It has boobs. And big, 70's beaver.