Alison Brie a serial cheater? This is the surprising 'dark' side she will be showing fans in her movie "Sleeping With Other People" and that she helped promote during its premier at the Sundance Film Festival and the feedback from some entertainment insiders is that the talented "Community" star was superb in the role .
She showed a maturity beyond her years in choosing to be part of this movie as she could have easily taken on a comedy film in which her character gets laughs and looks beautiful but does not do anything controversial or thought-provoking. However, by taking on this role she didn't just step out of her comfort zone, she jumped out of her comfort zone and challenged herself by playing a 'dark' flawed character in this romantic comedy (New York Times Blog - January 30).
It is not a debate that Alison Brie is a talented comedic actress but after her sterling performance as a serial cheater who possesses a 'dark', complex side to her personality that many viewers would likely not expect from someone so attractive, some entertainment observers have engaged in a debate about whether her true strength as an actress is comedy or is she someone who should start taking on more roles in serious dramatic projects.
Since 2009 she has been one of the featured actors in the comedy "Community" in addition to being part of the cast of "Mad Men" since 2007. Yet while she is well known for her role on "Community" it is her performances in "Mad Men" that have arguably left the biggest imprint on her fans and as she showed the audience at the Sundance Film Festival in "Sleeping With Other People" her ability to play a 'dark' character is sensational.
Alison Brie in 2015 will be seen in four movies, each of them a comedy and they will probably do well at the box office in large part due to her presence in the films starting with "Sleeping With Other People", but she is an actress whose spectacular 'dark' acting performance suggests that her future as a star Hollywood leading lady might be in serious dramatic projects which enable her to portray a 'complete' character who is both good and devilishly bad.