Gretchen Mol has always been a quality actress but her performance in the critically acclaimed television series “Boardwalk Empire” demonstrated acting talent that brought her to the attention of movie producers and resulted in new acting projects. Her entrancing performance in this role has changed the perception of this model/actress as she is now considered an actress who has the ability to make a scene not just good but better than expected. No one expected this type of acting ability from Gretchen Mol of "Rounders" fame but is now reality.
In 2014 she will be on the big screen in three separate movies. Before the television series Boardwalk Empire she was known for the movie the “Notorious Bette Page” but her stellar performance over the past two seasons has changed how she is viewed by directors. It is very feasible that Gretchen Mol at the age of 41 will finally be able to live up to her potential that was predicted in 1998 by Vanity Fair magazine when they predicted she would be Hollywood’s next “It” girl.
For several years she was considered a good actress but Gretchen Mol is now considered a talented actress who can transform herself into a role which is why she received substantial roles in the movies “Laggies," “True Story” and “Anesthesia”. This transformation in the eyes of movie producers and directors could represent a career renaissance for Ms. Mol as she moves from the small screen to big screen.
Gretchen Mol is an example of how perseverance always pays off. When she did not become a leading actress of note early in her career she did not quit the profession but instead took on many different roles in order to improve her acting skills. She embraced the pursuit of improving her skills and it has resulted in her now being on the brink of redefining her image as an actress in Hollywood in 2014.