Awards buzz puts actors in tough spot


Buzz is that distinctly Hollywood word that refers to the sudden, often ephemeral attention that crops up like a high school cafeteria rumor. Buzz can generate bigger and better movie roles, loads of press attention and an influx of unsolicited advice and unwanted friends. It can also disappear just as fast. So when the critical darlings of this year's award circuit -- folks such as Amy Ryan, Josh Brolin, James McAvoy and Ellen Page -- hear the buzz surrounding their names, it's with excitement and a touch of trepidation that they step into the spotlight.

"I definitely take everything with a pinch of salt, and I have a very healthy skepticism about everything, not just Hollywood, not just the film industry, but in life, and that's not a bad thing," says McAvoy, who's receiving a lot of attention for his role in "Atonement." "You can't get carried away with it. I'm a little bit of an old man before my time in that I don't really like to live the high life just because it's happening for two minutes."

(Source: Variety)

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