By Jocelyn - Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 2:14pm
Lea Michele looks retro-glam on the January 2013 issue of FLARE in an Alberta Ferretti dress and Stephen Webster ring. In the interview, the ‘Glee’ actress opens up about career perseverance and Canadian men:
On her fashion ethics: “Food is for nutrition, so if that’s your preference, okay, but I don’t think there’s really a need to be wearing fur.”
On her Canadian boyfriend, Cory Monteith: “Canada makes some great dudes, and he’s definitely one of them—just the nicest, sweetest guy in the world. And it’s really great that I’ve gotten to go to Victoria and Vancouver a lot—it’s so beautiful.”
On her her “perfect companion:” “I found [my cat Sheila] on the Paramount lot with some other kittens, and I took her home and found the other cats homes as well. She’s the greatest cat in the whole world, so spunky and fun. It wouldn’t be fair to have a dog, but she’s the perfect companion for me.”
On recording her upcoming album: “It’s a long process. I’m really going to take my time with it and make sure that it gets lots of attention.”
By Jocelyn - Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 9:09am
Amanda Seyfried appears in the December issue of Vanity Fair, and what a gorgeous photoshoot it is! Amanda is promoting her two new movies, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Lovelace’. In the photo shoot, which I’ve included, the beautiful actress poses in outfits by Dior, Elie Saab and Valentino.
There was a short interview that went along with the pictures. Here are some excerpts:
On shooting Mean Girls: “Back then I thought every movie that was made found an audience and things were all stars and butterflies,” she sighs, “before I developed a relationship with this world.”
On working with Hugh Jackman in Les Mis: “There is nothing bad to say about Hugh. He isn’t human. I bet you anything he’s got some kind of superhuman capabilities, beyond just being just the kindest, gentlest soul I’ve come across.” Plus, she says, he has a wildly inappropriate sense of humour, which she shares. Together they invented alternative story lines that transformed their characters’ tender relationship into something altogether less innocent, like the old Renault “Papa!” and “Nicole!” ads gone wild. “We sexualized everything as much as we could. It was really funny, the moments we could find . . . It’s like every movie has another version, another satirical version of itself.”
On the challenges of Lovelace: “We were doing a scene where I was supposed to be going down on Peter Sarsgaard. We used a popsicle, and I had my arms covering the popsicle. It was footage that he was going to show the Deep Throatguy, to get her into the movie, to get her cast. I was laughing hysterically throughout. I couldn’t stop laughing.”
I’m excited – MORE than excited – to see ‘Les Miserables’. Unfortunately I’m not terribly excited to see ‘Lovelace’, I just have a bad feeling about it (but I sincerely hope I’m wrong). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Lindsay Lohan was their first pick – and then they went with Amanda? When Lindsay’s your first choice, you know you’re in trouble.
Check out all the beautiful pictures below! Gorgeous!!
By Jocelyn - Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 11:11am
Marion Cotillard covers the December issue of W Magazine. The actress is promoting her new movie, the French film, ‘Rust and Bone’. From what I’ve seen, the movie looks very, very good…and very, very sad. Critics say Marion could walk away with another Oscar, so we’ll see!
Now about this photo shoot. WEIRD! Man, bizarre pictures. It’s like an S&M Nutcracker photo shoot, no?
Here are some highlights from the interview, via Celebitchy:
Marion on not winning Best Actress at Cannes this year: “I think I may have been on too many magazine covers. In France, they like the underdog. In America, they appreciate success.”
But she’s still so French: “It is much easier for me to understand something vast and complex than something light and uncomplicated. Perhaps that makes me very French.” She laughed. “Tragedy is almost always interesting to me.”
Getting respect in France and America: “I had costarred in three commercialhits in France,” Cotillard told me in 2007. “To have your place in French cinema, you have to prove that you are a serious actress in a noncommercial film. When Tim Burton picked me, French critics were impressed. In France, they see Tim Burton as a kind of film doctor, and the movie was not successful—so voilà!”
What were her first film-going experiences? “Fantasia. The dancing hippopotamus made an impression on me. And, of course, E.T. I went totally mad in the theater. I was almost pulling my hair out when they took E.T. away. That’s a deep memory of anger, despair, and pain. They had to get me out of the theater. I was screaming.”
Dreaming in French and English: “I recently spent six months filming in New York, and all my thoughts were in English. I played a Polish woman, and I would have loved to dream in Polish. Mostly, I am confused—some people talk to me in French, and I answer in English. And some people talk to me in English, and I answer in French. I think I’m too tired to dream in any language.”
What’s worse, a sex scene or a death scene? “Definitely a sex scene. I hate sex scenes. The body is so important in this movie, but I hate being naked onscreen. It’s very weird to imagine how a person would have sex. It cannot be your way. Otherwise, it would be super uncomfortable and overly intimate. Everyone has a way to have sex, so a character does too. I mean, kissing is very powerful. You feel something, you know? It’s really intense to kiss as anotherperson.”
French people love Batman: “Oh, yeah, he’s very popular. Not all superheroes are, but Batman is. He is human, so you can relate to him. The French like that. I loved the TV series. I was totally crazy about Catwoman. She was so witty and fun.”
Her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses.”
I love Marion. I think she’s an incredible actress. Check out the trailer for ‘Rust & Bone’ below!
By Jocelyn - Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 10:10am
Keira Knightley goes topless on the cover of Allure’s December issue, and in the article she reveals that she doesn’t have any issues showing off her body, even if everyone calls her an anorexic in the process.
“I’m quite rigorous about what gets exposed. No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my tits because they’re so small –people really aren’t that interested,” she told the magazine.
But Keira does get a lot of attention for her weight. The 27-year-old is naturally thin, and for years has endured comments about being too skinny, or having an eating disorder. Keira says that the constant criticism gets to her every now and then.
“I knew I wasn’t anorexic. But maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you’re going through a period where you’re really getting a lot of criticism, you go, ‘Maybe all this is right!’ You just kind of want to hide it all,” she explained.
Rumors that Knightley suffers from anorexia have plagued her for years, and it’s far from the first time she has addressed the rumors.
“Hollywood is all about the way you look, and I don’t think that’s the healthy thing for anyone. But, if you’re strong and comfortable with yourself, then you’re going to be fine,” she told People in 2006. “[The press] said to me yesterday ‘How does it feel to be called anorexic?’ and I had no idea that I was. I’m not saying there aren’t people in the film industry that suffer from it, because I am sure that there are. But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”