The woman who could rip through aliens, take on serial killers, and tackle family dysfunction has been in lighter fare lately (or frankly, fare that hasn't been so great), so tearing up the scene as a Hillary Clinton-esque secretary of state in "Political Animals" was irresistible. "This is possibly the best role I have ever played," Weaver said to the Los Angeles Times about her first TV series role, which has landed her a nomination for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. As for movies, she has a few intriguing projects coming up, notably taking on a role originally envisioned for a man: a professor of queer theory in the John Singleton movie "It Is What It Is."
The movie reunites Weaver and Singleton, who also directed the 2011 "Abduction" starring Taylor Lautner. No trailer yet for "It Is What It Is." Instead, here's a trailer from her last movie, "The Cold Light of Day," co-starring "Man of Steel" star Henry Cavill and Bruce Willis. Sadly, top critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave this only a 14% rating, but trailers contain the best scenes anyhow: