EW Staff
January 23, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

— OUT OF BONDAGE She squeezed her way to Bond-girl fame as the thunder-thighed dominatrix Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye. But don’t expect to see Famke Janssen glammed up like a 007 magnet in Ted Demme’s Snitch (premiering next week at the Sundance Film Festival). The Dutch actress left behind the lipstick and copped a Boston accent to play an Irish American on the fringe of a petty theft ring, opposite Colm Meaney and Denis Leary. ”Typically, I don’t think I’m seen as a lower-class, trashy type of person,” admits the former model. ”At one point, I was actually rolling through the mud trying to make my clothes as dirty as possible.” Janssen, who has the distinction of costarring in a pair of films opening in the next two weeks — Deep Rising and The Gingerbread Man — just wrapped a role in Woody Allen’s latest, due next fall. — Tricia Laine

— BURT ON ICE When Burt Reynolds was wooed to ICM, the talent agency promised to find the born-again star a major-studio project. But when the actor first expressed interest in playing a hockey coach opposite L.A. Confidential’s Russell Crowe in Hollywood Pictures’ Mystery, Alaska — a drama coscripted by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers) — the response ”was nothing,” he says. A Golden Globe nod for Boogie Nights changed everything. ”It was, ‘We’ve got to have him,”’ he says. The 61-year-old has already begun preparing for the movie (which starts shooting shortly) by learning the puck peculiars near his Florida home. ”My son said, ‘If you can Rollerblade, you can [ice] skate,”’ says Reynolds, who donned padding and took to the street. ”I crashed, I burned, I went into palmetto bushes and trees. But I’ve never had a [stunt]double, and I’m not about to start now.”

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