SINGLE WHITE FEMALE star Jennifer Jason Leigh has been enjoying a taste of
British tabloid journalism as she prepares for a new movie role as a
The actress will play the deputy editor of a tabloid newspaper in new
movie RAG TALE and she prepared for the role by attending premieres and parties
with co-star Ian Hart and mingling with the press.
She says, "It's all about rag newspapers like The Sun. Ian Hart plays a
photographer so he went out with paparazzi guys and went to premieres and his
friends would be going down the red carpet saying, 'Ian, what are you doing
"I don't read the tabloids and I haven't really been in them, so it was an
interesting education to start reading them. They're just filled with lies and
they can do it because somewhere buried deep in the article there's a thing
that says, 'We
made this up somehow, someway.'
"But the headline and the photograph doesn't tell you that, so it's kind
of creepy. The people that do it take it very seriously. It's not a joke, so
you have to get into that headframe."