Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Character of the Week: Marla Singer

This week's character of the week is Marla Singer. She is portrayed by the lovely Helena Bonham Carter in the film Fight Club. I love her because she is such a total trainwreck. Although this seems like the normal kind of role for Bonham Carter now, before this film she mostly did a lot of period pieces. She was perfect in the English Rose type of role, and Marla Singer was a big departure from that. Marla Singer is someone who, along with Fight Club's protagonist, goes to support group meetings (even for testicular cancer). She is someone who the protagonist believes is sleeping with Tyler Durden, but we soon find out that there is no Tyler Durden! This is one of my favorite of Helena Bonham Carter's roles. She is fantastic playing characters who are batshit crazy, and Marla Singer is definitely that...

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