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rightous
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:17 AM
http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/52/36/12s.jpg Leaving Las Vegas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113627/) star Elisabeth Shue (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000223/) is in training to become a professional tennis player. The Oscar-nominated actress admits she has always been pretty good at the sport and now she's working on a second career on the courts of America. She explains, "It's always been a dream of mine. I don't think I'll be playing at the (tennis tournament) US Open, but, by September, I'd like to be competing professionally, even at the lowest level. I've been training so hard, now I feel like more of a tennis player than an actress."

Alberto
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:19 AM
is this a joke?? lol

Aerien
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:26 AM
She'll be 44 this year. :o

EDIT: Started a similar thread seven minutes after this and we got moved to here.

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:27 AM
I'm assuming this is a joke since she's 43.

controlfreak
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:08 AM
I can't believe they didn't use the headline "Tennis Shue" :bigcry:

miffedmax
Apr 10th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Her brother was a pro soccer player, so she does have some athletic genes.

But I don't think she's really serious.

rightous
Apr 10th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Apparently she is aiming to play a few future/challenger events!!

Sam L
Apr 10th, 2007, 01:17 PM
Great for her. Do you guys think she was robbed of an Oscar for LLV?

canoe.
Apr 10th, 2007, 01:25 PM
I don't believe it.

It's probably a movie plot. However, if it is true, I hope she is a serve and volleyer.

If Serena, and other athletes, can try their hand at acting then she should give tennis a go.

rightous
Apr 10th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Great for her. Do you guys think she was robbed of an Oscar for LLV?

Without a doubt yes!! For me she was the heart of that movie, she give the movie a soul and substance, and look who she lost out to:o

Sally Struthers
Apr 10th, 2007, 01:55 PM
Great for her. Do you guys think she was robbed of an Oscar for LLV?

forget Leaving Las Vegas.... I loved Adventures in Babysitting :o :haha:

Rising Sun
Apr 10th, 2007, 01:58 PM
forget Leaving Las Vegas.... I loved Adventures in Babysitting :o :haha:
Saw it a couple of weeks ago ironically. :o

Sally Struthers
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:01 PM
ohhh and The Karate Kid ... I think she was the girlfriend ..

"wax on, wax off" .... classic! :haha:

selesbooz
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Shue Plans Tennis Career


Leaving Las Vegas star Elisabeth Shue is in training to become a professional tennis player. The Oscar-nominated actress admits she has always been pretty good at the sport and now she's working on a second career on the courts of America. She explains, "It's always been a dream of mine. I don't think I'll be playing at the (tennis tournament) US Open, but, by September, I'd like to be competing professionally, even at the lowest level. I've been training so hard, now I feel like more of a tennis player than an actress."

I love Elisabeth and hope that she does well. Also, I think that we have a new contender for Biggest rack on the tour :drool: :eek: :drool:

jazzfuzion
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:25 PM
wow cool.the only film of hers i have seen is hollow man..which i personally found real hollow.well but she's pretty haha.but isn't she kinda old for tennis?

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Elisabeth Shue Plans Pro Tennis Career

04/09/07

The Saint star Elisabeth Shue is in training to become a professional tennis player. The actress admits she has always been pretty good at the sport and now she's working on a second career on the courts of America.

She explains, "It's always been a dream of mine. I don't think I'll be playing at the (tennis tournament) US Open, but, by September, I'd like to be competing professionally, even at the lowest level. I've been training so hard, now I feel like more of a tennis player than an actress."

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/04/09/elisabeth_shue_plans_pro_tennis_career

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/9528/shueelizabeth06zg1.jpg

Pic from December. Playing at a charity event
headlined by the Bryan Brother's, Pam Shriver,
Vince Spadea, Jill Craybas, & others.

http://images.filmmagic.com/images/tnm/11663188.jpg


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Nicolas
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Isn't she like 40?

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Isn't she like 40?

43.

Louis Cyphre
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:34 PM
I`m 25...so its not too late for me? :lol:
BTW good luck Elisabeth :kiss: Have fun :yeah:

LoveFifteen
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Bitch will be Leaving Las Vegas in the first round of quallies! :tape:

stefi62
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:41 PM
April's fool two weeks later...:rolleyes:

Will she play mix doubles with Clijsters husband? :lol:

cellophane
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:42 PM
:eek:

adam_ads_n
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:43 PM
Nancy Loeffler-Caro #2 :woohoo:

tennisjunky
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:44 PM
shes about to find out what happens to dreams when they meet reality.

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 02:53 PM
Bitch will be Leaving Las Vegas in the first round of quallies! :tape:

My Lexy does it often,
so why not Elizabeth. :cool:

i applaud her effort and would
love to see how she plays. :)

vejh
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Is she serious? OMGosh! I really want to be a pro tennis player; maybe I should give it a serious try; seriously.

jazzfuzion
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:25 PM
she's giving hope to all the delusioned people out thereeeee

-sugi-
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:32 PM
*jumps on bandwagon* :P

sonnys
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Thats her from coctail with tom cruise way back in 88

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:37 PM
she's giving hope to all the delusioned people out thereeeee

Well hey, you'll never really know
until you try, right? :cool:

Go for it! At least if you fail, you
can always say that you tried.

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:39 PM
Thats her from coctail with tom cruise way back in 88

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.filmmagic.com/images/tnm/11663079.jpg%3FWidth%3D170%26Height%3D164&imgrefurl=http://www.filmmagic.com/ItemListing.aspx%3Fcgl%3D247887%26evntI%3D0&h=164&w=170&sz=10&hl=en&start=3&um=1&tbnid=Uf11W3CrUJoHlM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Delizabeth%2Bshue%2Btennis%26svnum%3D1 0%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

jazar
Apr 10th, 2007, 03:54 PM
whatever

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 04:01 PM
whatever

:tape:

"Whatever" enough to post. ;)

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Apr 10th, 2007, 04:11 PM
I'd crack up if they give her a WC to the US Open or even a small US event in the future.

Astro Jetson
Apr 10th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Great for her. Do you guys think she was robbed of an Oscar for LLV?


She idd was robbed imo. She is a superb actress. Hope she reaches her goal in tennis :D

Fantastic
Apr 10th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well, she's a hotter 43 than Elizabeth Freeman-Young.

Elisabeth looks rather unco in those photos at the charity event. Unless she's been playing tennis quite regularly, no amount of training in the world will prepare her for the rigours of professional tennis. But nevertheless, good on her for having a goal in life. She will no doubt earn a wildcard or even a direct entry into some hokey 10K tournament desperate for players to participate in their qualifying draw. But perhaps she should play more of those charity things and try her hand at club tournaments first before embarking on the ITF/USTA circuit. But still, good on her for trying. At the very least, the worlds of Nancy, DeWonder and Amy D will be rocked as they try to stave off the challenge of the one and only Elisabeth Shue! ;)

vutt
Apr 10th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Finally we will have some very good looking US tennis players then ;)

John.
Apr 10th, 2007, 05:11 PM
:eek: If this is true then good luck to the Shue

serenafann
Apr 10th, 2007, 05:19 PM
I can't believe they didn't use the headline "Tennis Shue" :bigcry:

LOL,clever.

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Apr 10th, 2007, 05:32 PM
In terms of her Oscar Nom., she was up against some of the better actresses that year (like Streep, Sarandon, Emma Thompson). But lately the Oscars have been a popularity contest. Don't get me wrong, a lot of the winners in the recent years were very good in their performances. But usually, and I do say usually, the most popular or the person who wins most of the awards will win the Oscar.

igost
Apr 10th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Well, best of luck to her :worship:

Funny, I just read an article in Tennis magazine, where they quote her saying: "The only reason I'm in the movies is to afford my tennis lessons". Or something like that :)

lynnlovestennis
Apr 10th, 2007, 06:55 PM
I'll bet she brings crowds out to events that ordinarily wouldn't attend tennis matches. ;)

dreamgoddess099
Apr 10th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Oh God, this is the future of US tennis?

Slumpsova
Apr 10th, 2007, 07:42 PM
i'm so happy for Elisabeth :D

Just Do It
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Is it true ?

Helen Lawson
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Her career is in the shithole. Her acting career. I thought she was so good in Leaving Los Vegas. The only thing she's done since then was to be the "boob girl" in that movie with Robert DeNiro and Dakotah Fanning. It was a horrible movie, and in every scene, for no apparent reason, she's wearing this little tight top with her cleavage hanging out and the camera lingers in close-ups. I'm not shitting you, rent it and see for yourself.

Mother_Marjorie
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:45 PM
If Jamie Somers could do it in 1977, then Elizabeth has a shot now.

TennisGuy21
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:56 PM
im shocked, is she really that old?

The Dawntreader
Apr 10th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Her career is in the shithole. Her acting career. I thought she was so good in Leaving Los Vegas. The only thing she's done since then was to be the "boob girl" in that movie with Robert DeNiro and Dakotah Fanning. It was a horrible movie, and in every scene, for no apparent reason, she's wearing this little tight top with her cleavage hanging out and the camera lingers in close-ups. I'm not shitting you, rent it and see for yourself.

:lol:

You'd show her how its done Helen:lol:

Paneru
Apr 10th, 2007, 10:09 PM
If Jamie Somers could do it in 1977, then Elizabeth has a shot now.

:lol:

Monica_Rules
Apr 10th, 2007, 10:11 PM
LOL this will be funny if its true.

miffedmax
Apr 10th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Her career is in the shithole. Her acting career. I thought she was so good in Leaving Los Vegas. The only thing she's done since then was to be the "boob girl" in that movie with Robert DeNiro and Dakotah Fanning. It was a horrible movie, and in every scene, for no apparent reason, she's wearing this little tight top with her cleavage hanging out and the camera lingers in close-ups. I'm not shitting you, rent it and see for yourself.

Who am I to dispute a film recommendation from Helen? I shall rent it at once. :devil: :lol:

Rocketta
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Well good for her if she can work it out. I wish I could just drop my job to follow my passion (whatever that is :tape: ). :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Apparently she is aiming to play a few future/challenger events!!


Thats great...i am sure she will get allot of press. I hope she does well...;)

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:14 PM
im shocked, is she really that old?

Yup...i think she also gave birth to her 2nd child last year:eek: All the best luck to her...:bounce:

Asmus
Apr 10th, 2007, 11:40 PM
I don't think she even thinks she will be WTA level. She is almost 44 years old after all. Maybe she can have some doubles success.

ToeTag
Apr 11th, 2007, 04:16 AM
She always looked more like a field hockey player than a tennis player.

Good luck to her.

Scotso
Apr 11th, 2007, 05:08 AM
I'd love for this to happen. Why would you make fun of someone for giving something a shot? You people need lives.

I've loved her ever since "Adventures in Babysitting" :D

harloo
Apr 11th, 2007, 05:38 AM
:haha: :haha: For some reason this gave me a good laugh. Is the state of women's tennis that bad where a 44 year old women feel like they can compete?

Paneru
Apr 11th, 2007, 05:47 AM
I'd love for this to happen. Why would you make fun of someone for giving something a shot? You people need lives.

I've loved her ever since "Adventures in Babysitting" :D

ITA!

MisterQ
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:16 PM
This is so interesting. I wish her the best of luck.



I've loved her ever since "Adventures in Babysitting" :D

Me too. :lol:

Gang Leader: Don't fuck with the Lords of Hell.
Chris: Don't FUCK with the babysitter!!

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 25th, 2007, 07:28 PM
I don't think she really believes that she can "make it" on the WTA Tour. It's a chance for her to have some fun and test her skills. At the very least, it sounds like she's a top flight amateur player for her age. I'm sure she'd kill Brie Whitehead and the like if she drew them at a tournament.

It'll certainly bring some good press coverage for the 10K events that she plays in too.

germex
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Wow! I remember her, as a lot of people here, in the Karate Kid (I was so angry when the boy changed girlfriend on parts 2 & 3, I think Hillary Swank was in one of those), and in Adventures in Babysitter (My favorite scene was when Albert Collins in the club was saying "Nobody lives here without singing the blues").
Good luck to her, I hope she enjoys the experience, and have some fun.:)

cellophane
May 31st, 2007, 12:20 AM
Shue-rena! :woohoo:

sfselesfan
May 31st, 2007, 12:38 AM
After "Hollow Man" she needed a career change.

SF

auntie janie
Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:03 PM
a little clarification from Shue, a few days ago:

http://www.readexpress.com/read_freeride/2007/05/why_shue_shines.php

» EXPRESS: Rumor has it you're training to become a tennis star. True?

» SHUE: It's my personal goal to play at the very lowest level of professional tennis. I didn't mean for this to be out in the world, but somehow it is. The movie had an effect on my need to pursue athletic challenges. The reactions have been split — some people are inspired that someone in their 40s wants to try this, and other people have made fun of me. I was almost wondering if I should quit. But, like Gracie, I'm going to fight.

» EXPRESS: So, how do you make this happen?

» SHUE: I'm training hard for about two hours a day with a good coach. The cardio part is very intense and then I get down on the floor and do my push-ups. It's been a lot of lunges and the strengthening of my calves. And being a mother of three and having a career, I have to do most of it just before I go to sleep. As women, we doubt our talent as athletes. The idea that someone "throws like a girl" has angered and motivated me my entire life. When someone throws like that, it means they've never been taught. I want to break through and see what my body can do. I quit soccer when I was 14, and I switched to gymnastics in high school, but I've never really pushed myself.

» EXPRESS: Any training tips?

» SHUE: I've learned that the core is very important. The power in tennis all comes from the hips and core, so I spend a lot of time on the floor doing side sit-ups. It also helps how you carry yourself. And doing this helps my head, too. Exercise creates endorphins, so I get depressed if I haven't worked out in a few days. The best thing is that you have a goal, you set it and you can get there. The goal probably can't be to play at Wimbledon, but if you work hard and commit to excellence, you'll get there. The rest of life can be very confusing, and exercise counterbalances that.

Scotso
Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:23 PM
thanks Janie!

GrandSlam05
Jun 3rd, 2007, 01:02 AM
Shue was not robbed of the oscar that year. Both her and Sarandon were good, but the best and most deserving actress that year was Sharon Stone for her role as "Ginger" in the movie Casino.

selesbooz
Jun 3rd, 2007, 01:05 AM
I hope that she doesn't quit. give it a shot Liz.:kiss: