Helen Hunt received a standing ovation when she joined Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show recently. Probably a good thing the audience gave it to her upon arrival. I won’t say she was bad, she wasn’t, but she just wasn’t great. She did take control and dominate the conversation (not always easy with Ellen)… which was ok. She did talk a lot about her new film, Then She found Me,… good. She even joked about her old boyfriend, Matthew Broderick, playing her husband in the new film… funny. And her timing and delivery are strong (she did win and Oscar, after all!). But something about her overall demeanor is plaintive and whiney and even a bit condescending. She always looked pained. It’s off-putting and makes for a less-than-satisfying experience. It may be what got her where she is in her career, but I wish she didn’t bring it with her to interviews… not good!