Wilhelmina Slater: The Devil Uses Botox
Posted Sep 25, 2006 @ 10:25 AM
Say what you will about Wilhelmina Slater, played by Vanessa Williams, here, whether you wear Prada or not.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 @ 8:58 PM
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Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 1:37 AM
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 6:43 AM
I thought she was great, although I hope they develop more dimension to her character; otherwise she's a 'one-noter' and that gets old really fast.
But great casting for this role...Vanessa has the beauty and the brains for it and is totally believable, IMO.
Posted Sep 29, 2006 @ 8:16 AM
Posted Oct 1, 2006 @ 12:33 PM
Posted Oct 3, 2006 @ 1:20 PM
Take the picture of Wilhelmina in the bus shelter posters (she's in a white outfit standing next to Betty). What fashion editor would wear an '80s style, bustier-like jacket? Or pearls, arranged like a bunch of grapes, hanging from a big old chain around her neck? (Are they trying to imply she is a slave to fashion?) The jacket has a pulled seam, which shows cheap cloth and thread, no matter how much she paid for it. Her hair is swollen like a bag of Jiffy Popp. Also, her bra strap is showing.
In other words, dated and dreadful. Are the producers implying they are both "Ugly Betty"? Or are they just clueless about fashion?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 @ 8:13 PM
Posted Oct 7, 2006 @ 11:35 PM
Edited by davidmello, Oct 7, 2006 @ 11:36 PM.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 @ 9:16 AM
Posted Oct 13, 2006 @ 6:36 AM
It just seemed like one pie in the face too many. She is genuinely good at her job, and quite frankly, once Daniel is able to move out of Mode and upward into Meade, she probably should be made EIC. The cruel parent was just . . . too much.
ETA: Yep. Sumofan is right. Am now proceeding to beat myself with a clue stick. Thanks.
Edited by Edsel Love, Oct 13, 2006 @ 2:00 PM.
Posted Oct 13, 2006 @ 1:29 PM
Posted Oct 13, 2006 @ 11:26 PM
So in light of that, it's good that we got to see a vulnerable side to Wilhelmina. Props the the writers for giving her some dimension and to VW for selling it so well in that tiny, tiny scene.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 @ 11:02 PM
On her, it looked good.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 @ 11:42 AM
Wil was sweet to Justin and that just adds another layer to the daddy issues, control bitch, being unnecessarily mean to Betty at the Mode change meeting, et.al.
Posted Oct 23, 2006 @ 2:03 PM
Vanessa is getting better and better, and is looking less botoxy lately, which is nice.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 1:48 PM
I love that she has a daughter that looks older than Betty, I love that she seems to be as loyal to Marc as he is to her, and I love that she kept calling Christina "Carlotta". Because if you're a One Life To Live fan like I am, you can recall that name being yelled a lot to a "servant" type person by a bitchy, beautiful, older lady not unlike Wil. Hee. Mostly I really love that they're giving her layers, and Vanessa Williams is playing them beautifully. You can't completely hate her, but she makes it impossible to like her too. I think she's going to come to have a gruding respect for Betty, but I also think she'd love nothing more than to force Betty to lose weight so she could make her over. I can just see the wheels turning in her head when she looks at Betty, or when she looked at Marc-as-Betty this week.
Posted Oct 27, 2006 @ 2:18 PM
Posted Oct 28, 2006 @ 11:26 PM
Posted Nov 1, 2006 @ 3:14 PM
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Posted Nov 3, 2006 @ 1:00 PM
VW really sells the pathos, the cruelty, the coldness, the defeat, the anger, the understanding, and the respect. Am I missing any layers?
Posted Nov 4, 2006 @ 2:28 PM
I know that is part of the episode that she had gained some weight, but she is more like a six, a hot six, but not even close to being a 2.
I bet you that she's a larger size but Marc changes out the tags in her clothes. Either that or they just pretend she's smaller than she is, but I like the first explanation better.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 @ 3:43 PM
Edited by backupmars, Nov 4, 2006 @ 3:44 PM.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 @ 4:08 PM
Why wouldn't Wil or Daniel be EIC of that one?
Posted Nov 4, 2006 @ 6:49 PM
Posted Nov 4, 2006 @ 6:57 PM