Stars in her eyes.
When I Matt and I saw Batman Begins in the theater, we of course sat through the fifteen-or so minutes of previews. One of the trailers was for the much-buzzed about Cameron Crowe flick, Elizabethtown. During which I leaned the inch and a half towards Matt and very quietly whispered (because I'm a good movie-goer) "that's Paula Deen!".
He wasn't so sure, and by the end of the movie, I was beginning to doubt it, myself.
It was late showing, so the next morning I checked IMDB.com; but saw no sign of Paula in the cast list. I did see Kathy Bates' name, though...and thought 'well, I suppose with the right wig/hair and makeup, she could look Paula-esque". (I can no longer find her name on the main cast page though...perhaps I was still waking up and imagined it?)
Then a week ago, I learned that Paula was, indeed, cast in Elizabethtown! She's playing Aunt Dora.
How about that?