There’s nothing more adorable or more precious in Hollywood than watching an actor attempt to go from the B-list to the A-list. Take Allison Williams as a perfect example. Thanks to a lead role on Girls, she’s a well-known actress now. At least in circles of friends who hate-watch Girls. But she wants to be an A-list actress, among everyone, not just HBO subscribers. A Meryl Streep if you will. (A Jennifer Lawrence if you won’t.) So short of leaking a sex tape, she’s doing everything possible to be in the spotlight.
Look no further than the fact that Elle chose her as one of the four funniest, smartest woman of television to highlight in their upcoming edition as proof of that. According to these covers, she’s right up there with Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel and Mindy Kaling — three A-list actresses starring in network comedies. Look, I have nothing against Allison Williams…but shouldn’t that be Lena Dunham (the producer, director, creator, star, publicity machine of Girls) up there with those ladies and not Allison Williams. I mean good for her that she got that, but you have to wonder what kind of campaigning went on behind the scenes to make that happen. “Pick me and my dad will marry one of you. I mean all of you. You can all be Mrs. Brian Williams if you pick me. Also, I’ll throw an extra vowel in my name. Will that work? Aalison Williams?”
You also have to wonder if she should take her eagerness down in a notch when talking about her future career plans in Elle.
“I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine. I want to play someone who’s on heroin. There’s nothing I don’t want to do. I want to play a guy at some point. I’ll gain 100 pounds, I’ll cut my hair off, I’ll do whatever. I’m not precious about any of it.
Or if she should refrain from coming right out and revealing her desire to be America’s next sweetheart.
“I wanted to establish a baseline: Here’s what I look like, I have long brown hair, I wear this kind of dress, this is the deal. You can count on it! Look at Jennifer Aniston: she’s America’s sweetheart for a reason. You know what she’s going to look like when she shows up to something, and there’s something so comfortable in that.”
I mean, she’s sounding a little desperate. Like the girl who can’t quite accept that the guy’s not into a serious relationship. “I’ll be whatever you want Johnny, a heroine on heroin who dresses like a guy who gains 100 pounds who cuts off her hair. Just tell me what you want and I’ll do it. Unless that’s to text you less, because that’s not going to happen. I mean, helloooo, how else will I know where you are and who you’re with and why you’re avoiding me.”
As I said earlier, I have nothing against Allison Williams. If she wants to happen, she should make herself happen. And bring back fetch while she’s at it. But she’s going to have to take the overeagerness down a couple notches to achieve that. You know, commit to losing 75 pounds and not 100. Also get Amy Poehler on the record agreeing that she’s one of the funniest, smartest woman on TV right now.