What a week it's been! So much of this week's action has taken place in Australia, and it's been non-stop since the get-go. Baz Luhrmann brought his The Great Gatsby to town on a very rainy Wednesday night, and with him at the premiere were the film's stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki, to name a few. The latest crop of CLEO Bachelors were announced, David Jones celebrated it's 175th birthday with a host of stylish stars like Megan Gale and Rachael Finch, and honorary Aussie Joel Madden went on a coffee run in Sydney with his adorable family. Elsewhere, Cannes kicked on and Kate Middleton made a sunny appearance at a royal garden party. Click through to see it all now!
Wanna know what's been keeping us busy at POPSUGAR this week? We were thrown into the glitz and glamour of The Great Gatsby when we hit the red carpet at the film's Sydney premiere. Between chatting to Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, we were treated to a visual feast as guests came dressed in 1920's theme; a standout was one of the film's stars, Elizabeth Debicki, in her Dior dazzler. Speaking of all things pretty, Ali went to many showings this week and spied great new shoes and apparel coming our way for Spring/Summer, while Alison got up close and personal with new scents and a cool new makeup collaboration. Oh, and then there were the CLEO Bachelors of the Year. . .
“I think there’s a cloud following us,” said Joel Edgerton at last night’s cold and wet Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby. The red carpet was rolled out at the Entertainment Quarter, which was transformed into a Gatsby hub complete with guests decked in their best ’20s-inspired dress, and just like at the Cannes Film Festival last week, the number one accessory was an umbrella.
It was a fitting way for the film’s cast and crew to wrap up their press tour considering they spent months shooting at Fox Studios over 2011 and 2013. Leading man Leonardo DiCaprio had to pull out of the Sydney premiere due to a scheduling conflict, but there was still plenty of star power thanks to Tobey Maguire, a Nina Ricci-clad Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki (in Dior) and filmmaking power couple Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.
Despite his absence, Leonardo was still a hot conversation topic, as Tobey told us about how important Leo was for getting the movie made. When we asked if he would have taken on the role of narrator Nick Carraway if it weren’t for Leo’s involvement and encouragement, Tobey said, “I don’t think the movie would’ve happened without me, Leo and Baz agreeing to do it. I just don’t think there’s any way it would’ve happened right now, without any one of us. That’s my opinion, but I know that he [Leo] was integral to me as I was to him, and Baz was to us . . . Baz was collaborating with Catherine Martin, and then Craig Pearce early on, but when Leo and I came on, we had our own little triangle there. There was a little circle of trust where we went, ‘OK, let’s move forward in this process together,’ and I think we were all essential to each other at that point.”
In a recent magazine interview, Carey mentioned how lots of her friends had Leo as their pin-up growing up, but that he wasn’t her celebrity crush, so we quizzed her on who her pin-up was. “Do you know, I didn’t really have many pin-ups when I was younger. I didn’t have posters on my wall, but I do remember really liking Michael Schumacher, the Formula One racing driver. Don’t know what that was about!” she said with a laugh.
Rising star Elizabeth, who looked radiant on the red carpet with minimal makeup, said she “pinched myself” going to set every day, and that “in a funny way, when you work with actors you respect so much, it takes a while to normalise and let them be other actors, but it was a really tight-knit cast and very supportive.” And while Elizabeth couldn’t think of any funny off-set stories off the top of her head, fellow Aussie Joel said, “I’d like to think I was like the Australian tourism board, but those guys discovered their own kind of nooks and crannies of Sydney.”
Most of the attention on the night was on the movie’s stars, but local stars were out in force and braving the rain to be among the first in Australia to see the film, including The Voice’s Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden and Darren McMullen, Jesinta Campbell, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Jack Thompson and Stephanie Rice. Click through for our full interviews with the stars.
There was a lot to keep up with in celebrity land this week! Things were kicked off by Joel Madden and Reece Mastin, who joined rock-star forces at the Madden Housewarming Party in Sydney's Point Piper on May 12. Joining her husband Joel in Sydney later in the week was Nicole Richie and their kids Harlow and Sparrow — they were spotted doing a sweet early morning coffee run at Sydney's The Star on Thursday. Over in Miami, Miranda Kerr got down to a sexy black one-piece as she worked her magic for the camera; meanwhile Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio stole a moment away from the crowds at Cannes as they premiered their epic new film, The Great Gatsby. Click through to see all the pictures from a big, busy week!
It was a big night in France as the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with the opening ceremony and the premiere of The Great Gatsby! Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki (in Alex Perry) and Tobey Maguire all hit the red carpet after dressing up for a photo call to promote their film, which is at the festival out of competition, earlier yesterday. Cindy Crawford also showed her support in a white Roberto Cavalli gown while Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, and juror Nicole Kidman walked the red carpet as well — be sure to check out all the glamorous looks from the Great Gatsby premiere.
They aren't the only stars descending on the French Riviera, since Justin Timberlake, Christoph Waltz, Kirsten Dunst and others have already arrived to take part in the film festival fun.
Leonardo DiCaprio suited up to join his The Great Gatsby leading lady, Carey Mulligan, to kick off the Cannes Film Festival with a glamorous photo call for their film yesterday. Leo and Balenciaga-clad Carey were joined by the rest of their co-stars, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, as well as the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, as the annual festival got under way in the South of France. It was a busy day for the Gatsby crew, who also participated in a press conference to discuss the film that opened in the US last Friday (it opens in Australia on May 30). The Great Gatsby boasted impressive numbers in its first week, raking in $51.1 million from its US debut.
Leo and his long-time friend Tobey Maguire were reunited at the festival after pairing up earlier this week in NYC. Tobey showed his support at Leonardo's Christie's auction, which raised $35 million to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts, a cause that is backed by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up with Christie's to co-host the 11th Hour Auction in NYC last night. It was a successful event for Leo since the auction reportedly raised $35 million to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts, almost doubling the goal of $18 million. He had the support of his long-time friend and Great Gatsbyco-star Tobey Maguire, who put in a winning bid on one of 33 pieces of contemporary art. Leo contributed something from his own art collection, a print called "Ocean V" by well-known photographer Andreas Gursky. Also out for the evening were Bradley Cooper, Mark Ruffalo and Salma Hayek.
It was Leonardo's second art-inspired outing in as many days, since he also made an appearance at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center's Andy Warhol showing in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday. He'll be switching gears from art to film in the coming days, though, when he debuts The Great Gatsby in Cannes later this week.
The Great Gatsby finally comes out this month (May 30), and we couldn't be more excited for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the novel, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. We have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the many trailers that have come out and the leaks of the soundtrack, and if you can't get enough, good news: here are lots of pictures. Click through to see 60+ photos from the movie, including looks at each character in costume, shots of the amazing, eye-popping sets, and even a few behind-the-scenes shots.
There's a lot more going on in The Great Gatsby than just pretty cinematography and A-list actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan dressing up in period costumes. After recently attending the film's press conference in NYC, we learned a great deal about the highly anticipated new film.
Although The Great Gatsby doesn't hit cinemas until May 30, Leo, Carey, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, director Baz Luhrmann, and costume director Catherine Martin chatted ahead of the release about the making of the project and how difficult it was to translate one of the most famous American novels into a film that modern-day audiences would want to see.
Read on for the five key points we learned from the press conference, including how Leo himself relates to the infamous Gatsby!
The world premiere of The Great Gatsby was held at the Lincoln Center in NYC today, and the film’s big stars were out in force on the black carpet. Man of the moment Leonardo DiCaprio arrived solo but his handsome co-stars Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton had their significant others with them, Jennifer Meyer and Alexis Blake respectively. Leading lady Carey Mulligan chose a strapless red Lanvin dress for the occasion, while Isla Fisher picked floral Dolce & Gabbana.
Jay-Z, who serves as executive producer on the movie’s soundtrack, was also on hand for the premiere, but his wife Beyoncé, who did a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” for the album, couldn’t make it because she’s currently on her Mrs. Carter world tour in London. Florence Welch, who also contributed a song to the soundtrack, hugged it out with director Baz Luhrmann, and when Baz wasn’t mingling with his stars he posed with wife Catherine Martin, the movie’s costume designer. Catherine worked with designer Miuccia Prada on some of the gorgeous dresses, and last night Prada threw a cocktail reception for The Great Gatsby to celebrate an upcoming exhibit of the costumes.
The Great Gatsby is one of the year’s most anticipated films after having its release date constantly pushed back. After the NYC premiere, the cast will head to France where they’ll open the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Then they’ll return to Sydney, where a majority of the 3D film was shot, for its third red carpet outing on May 22, ahead of its May 30 release. Despite all the reports about production delays and budget issues, Aussie star Callan McAuliffe, who portrays young Jay Gatsby, tweeted this after watching it today: “I hate to overuse the phrase but I think it's necessary here... Gatsby was DAMN FANCY.”