The title of Cobie Smulders 2015 film 'Unexpected' is very appropriate because few entertainment observers expected her to be so good in this type of role.
The movie is an indie comedy-drama in which she plays a middle-class white female teacher who unexpectedly becomes pregnant at the same time that one of her best students, a black female teenager also unexpectedly becomes pregnant. The movie shows the differences in their situations but one of the major rewards for Cobie Smulders playing this role is that it enables her to show her serious dramatic acting range, something that some entertainment observers, casting agents, producers and directors admit they have not had the opportunity to see in large amounts.
Cobie Smulders will be seen in a feature role in the movie 'Results' and the Marvel action-adventure fantasy film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and while both movies will likely do very well at the box office there are some entertainment observers who feel that the movie that could have the biggest impact on her career in 2015 is her role as the teacher in 'Unexpected'. The role enables her to show filmmakers the one thing they don't know about her, that she has the emotional acting range and grit to be a leading lady in a serious dramatic project.
She is a known and desired Hollywood supporting actress but it is very feasible that she is going to emerge as an in-demand dramatic leading lady for filmmakers in 2015 after movie viewers and filmmakers watch her superb leading lady acting performance in 'Unexpected'.
Sometimes, an actress needs to take a 'risk' to show filmmakers and fans another aspect of their acting ability but there are only a few who are courageous enough to make this move and they are the ones that often emerge as the lead actor stars. Cobie Smulders took a risk to be part of this indie project and if the initial assessments from some entertainment observers about her performance in 'Unexpected' are correct it could result in her becoming an actress who filmmakers will start recognizing as an actress with Hollywood leading lady dramatic talent.