Socialite's Life's link to the bogus story about Angelina Jolie forbidding Brad Pitt from doing sex scenes reminded me of something an agent friend of mine told me about Wes Bentley. Remember him? He was the amazing actor in "American Beauty". He had so much potential and just sort of fell off the face of the earth, right? Well, a good friend of mine use to work with his agents at William Morris and they said that his wife, Jennifer Quanz, single-handedly ruined his career. Jenn had heard that Wes fooled around with Kate Hudson on the set of "The Four Feathers" and then laid down the law. From then on she had to travel with him for every movie he did, she had final approval for all movies, he could NOT do any sex scenes (or kiss any other woman). Apparently it got so bad that they had to rewrite a steamy scene in Game Of Their Lives to suit her. Then when he switched agents he demanded that CAA also represent her! He turned down Brokeback Mountain (he and Heath Ledger used to be best friends and Wes's former manager, Lee Daniels, wanted to produce Brokeback after his success with Monster's Ball ) and Stay. Damn! Whatever she's got must be damn good, right?
Well, something clearly has changed in Mr. Bentley's life because he has several projects in the pike including The Ungodly, Ghost Rider, and Weirdsville. I think the kid is brilliant and I hope we see more of him in the future.