Some of you are ready to let off steam as soon as you've seen the title but before you smash your computer out of rage, i can assure you there is no reason.
Summer Glau is not on the list set up by AOL.tv
Actors can work for years before they get their big break, going from project to project, floundering away on struggling sitcoms and concept-heavy dramas until their luck changes and -- blamo! -- they're on a successful show raking in six figures per episode.
These thespians aren't quite show-killers -- they just have bad luck!
I reproduce here 2 examples that seems interesting to me, especially Katee Sackhoff's. It looks like these lines had been written for Summer and not Katee but the writer changed names because he was afraid of dedicated fans's reactions.
Blair Underwood is many things. Smart, sexy, commanding, sexy, funny, dramatic ... did we mention sexy? The one thing he's most certainly not: Good at choosing TV projects. Sure he got a huge career break with 'L.A. Law' (which he was on from 1987-1994), but since then? Yikes. 'LAX,' 'Dirty Sexy Money' and 'The Event' are just the more recent of his TV flops. Isn't there someone in need of a hot new love interest in primetime? Please?
If we were supposed to predict that a sexy, charming, charismatic woman would fail on almost every post-'Battlestar Galactica' TV show, we'd never guess. She's done fairly well with guest spots ('Big Bang Theory,' 'Robot Chicken,' 'Nip/Tuck'), but when it comes to leading roles ('Bionic Woman,' '24') she almost always falls flat. Our suggestion? Maybe give her a non-cop, non-detective, non-badass chick role; it might break her out of the mold and push her into a whole new realm.
That means despite the stupid "Glau curse" rumor, honest journalist, specialized on tv btw, recognize she is not among the top "bad luck" tv actors; don't get me wrong, she COULD have been on the list but that changes nothing to the fact this is just bad luck and nothing else.
She may be not on the list but Summer is on the comments made by readers; i'm glad the answers have been intelligent and made sense so far. Feel free to leave one yourself if you're in the mood.
Source : 10 Stars With Bad TV Luck at at AOL.tv
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