Blazius, don't you think that the recent photoshoots Summer did for Esquire and FHM are an attempt to blend in ? Even if it's not new for Summer, it's rather unsual and very different from the public image of her we have.
What's strikes me the most is her clothing, on public appearence i mean, which is very different from the usual starlet outfit (see her at Dallas for the screening of LOHG). This type of clothing reflects Summer's personnality, sweet and innocent, though i don't like the "Mary Ingalls" look that much.
As a conclusion, i think Summer has found the balance between the "Hollywood whore" look/attitude and her truely sweet nature. The problem is this is not what's the best to "sell" her on the tv/movie market.
I didn't say that Summer should change her style to be more "whore-ish", in fact I deeply respect her because she can maintain her sweet and innocent personality despite the world demands her to relinquish it.
Even outside the film industry the trend prefers the whore attitude nowadays and even regular women can fall victim to it. The film industry is ten times worse so maintaining a more innocent personality and survive in the industry is a big achievement, so I actually meant my post as a compliment rather than a complaint.
The photoshoots were useful indeed to acquire a bit more popularity and as long as it doesn't effect her personality and self esteem negatively she can use them to survive longer in the industry.
However I didn't refer to her appearance in my post , but rather to her work as an actress.More accurately I referred to something that she herself told in a few interview even in the one that you posted in the news section of this site:
NC:" A lot of times in sci-fi, the female characters are overt sex symbols, like Barbarella. But the characters we’ve seen you play, though feminine, seem much more subtle"
Summer Glau : "I’ve never taken roles that I felt were very overtly sexualized, because I just don’t connect to it."
Thats why I think Summer is a real artist. She chooses carefully what she plays and if a role conflicts with her personality she just refuses to play it.
I agree with her, in fact thats one reason why she is my all time favorite! If there were more actors/actresses who think similarly we could see more quality shows and less garbage on TV.
I'm just saying that there are less for example non-sexualized, appropriate roles than the opposite and this can cause a problem with finding suitable roles because there are less options.
I hope the switch of agencies will help regarding her carrer.
A change would be the best thing that can happen. It's the responsibility of the agency to find roles for her and advertise her and they failed utterly because if they made it properly an actress with Summers looks and abilities should have won her her 12th Oscar by now even with turning down half the available roles.
I love-love-love her soft flowing, sometimes flowery dresses . Such a beautiful woman. <3
Sometimes it's hard to believe she is a human, she rather resembles an angel or a fairy.