Come mid-July - Friday the 13th, in fact - the latest salvo in the "torture-porn" genre hits theaters, though
for a moment there, it was questionable whether
Captivity would ever see the dark of the moviehouse. In March, MPAA-unauthorized ads for the flick leaked out, drawing more than a little
controversy for their depiction of
Elisha Cuthbert in assorted states of grisly distress. Appearing Thursday at the
Times Square Planet Hollywood to immortalize her handprints in cement, Cuthbert told TVGuide.com she was "actually shocked" by the outcry, "because a lot of films out right now, like [the]
Hostel [series], have sort of 'raised the bar' as far as the genre goes." That said, she readily admits the controversy is of "the good kind that goes along with a horror film."
I then steered the topic to 24, which, with what is rumored to be a mostly CTU-free "new day" coming up, may call for Kim Bauer's return, should Jack be desperate for a lifeline. "I'll be waiting by the phone, I'm ready whenever they are!" Cuthbert declared with a smile. "I love the show so much."