Friday, February 11, 2011
Sally Field has always been a sympathetic, believable whatever-she's- playing -- union organizer - mother - loving lover - victim. Every role she plays is truthful, as if the girl/lady/woman is the real Sally.
For the past six years, Field has been the spokeswoman for Boniva, the-once-monthly medication for the treatment and prevention of Osteoporosis (thinning bones, pain in the joints), in postmenopausal women.
In each ad, Sally is busy exercising, or playing, doing a lot of bending, telling us how great she feels, because she's taking Boniva.. Sixty-four-year-old Sally looks fantastic -- younger and younger -- more like fifty something, and lately, sometimes in her late-forties.
Is this looking younger thing her idea? It's confusing. She doesn't look like a woman who needs Boniva. It's as if she's showing would be directors, producers, agents that Sally Field still has the looks, the vitality of a film's leading lady.
Hey Sally, I love your work as an actress. But the moment a Boniva ad appears with you in it -- I don't know why -- but lickety-split, I change the channel.