I know pretty much no one cares about Cressida Bonas anymore, but she’s been out and about lately and I find it curious, so I wanted to bring it up for discussion. About a month after she and Prince Harry broke up last year, Cressida landed a role in a Weinstein Company film, Tulip Fever. On January 4, Cressida attended a special screening in London for the new Weinstein film, Big Eyes, at which Harvey Weinstein sang Cressida’s praises. Now yesterday, January 10, Cressida was in Los Angeles for a pre-Golden Globes party. I have to wonder: was this Cressida’s plan all along, get enough name recognition so that she could break into Hollywood?
The photos of Cressida in the black crop top and pants with the blue pin-striped coat are from the Big Eyes screening on January 4 (the gross dude in the black t-shirt she’s with is Harvey Weinstein). The photos of Cressida in the “way too summer-y for an event in January” white dress and hideous shoes are from the BAFTA Tea Party pre-Golden Globes event on January 10.
While at the January 4 Big Eyes special screening in London, Harvey Weinstein spoke to the Evening Standard (via the Mail) about Cressida and her role in his film, Tulip Fever.
- “Cressida is great in Tulip Fever and people will see what a fantastic actress she is… it will be the first of many roles for her.”
- “She is not taking advantage if any media profile.”
LOL sure, Harvey. I mean, who knows if Cressida is a good actress or not, we’ll have to wait and see, and there are a ton of actresses (and actors, let’s not be sexist) who get many roles even though they can’t act for sh-t, but if you think Cressida is not taking advantage of her media profile you’re either an idiot or full of sh-t. The only reason Cressida is even getting coverage, and getting mega-producer Harvey Weinstein to talk about her, is because of her pre-established media profile. Nobody would care, least of all Harvey Weinstein, about the random society girl turned actress with a small part in her first film if she hadn’t dated Prince Harry first.
Which makes me wonder if this was Cressida’s plan all along. I thought Cress and her PR strategy were after the ring, but what if Cress and her PR strategy’s goal all along was simply to raise her profile and get her name out there so that when she and Harry broke up people would still know her name, that way she could trade on that to help her in her career?
If Cressida is trying to break into Hollywood, and this is the “career” that ended her relationship with Harry, I have one piece of advice… for the love of god, invest in a stylist!!