Cusack Was Surprised By 'Gifted' Duff

JOHN CUSACK was blown away by HILLARY DUFF's performance in their new movie WAR, INC., and considers her brave for risking her child-friendly pop star status.
Duff ditched her clean-cut image to play a trashy Middle Eastern pop singer in the Cusack-directed war satire, which also stars Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei and Sir Ben Kingsley.
And the actor/director admits he was shocked by her "wonderful" performance.
Cusack says, "We didn't know her. We knew she wanted to do the movie, which takes a lot of courage for a young girl who's already got huge fan base, who's a big pop star.
"I don't think any of us knew she would be quite as gifted, as intelligent as she is. Not only did she hold her, I think she's every bit as charismatic and wonderful as those other three actors."


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