The stars of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I have been all over the world promoting the film, with appearances at the big premieres in London and New York, as well as other screenings in Japan, Mexico and most recently France (sadly no Australia!). So while we've grown up with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, we're returning to 2001 to see Emma and Rupert chatting with Katie Couric of The Today Show to promote the first film's release. We've already taken a look at their transformations from the beginning to now, so check out Emma and Rupert's adorable video interview below!
Posts for November 24th 2010
Angelina Jolie and her family have been in Budapest for the last month while she works on her still-untitled directorial debut, with Brad Pitt making frequent cameos on set to photograph the proceedings and maybe even scoring a role as an extra. She recently granted an interview to a Hungarian outlet about the movie, saying she's tried to focus on the Serbian/Muslim love story aspect. The actress, who just donated $150,000 to an adoption organisation, says she was compelled to make a film that sheds light on the human cost of war. She said:
- On getting the idea for the film: "I've had a lot of frustration with how long it takes to intervene or understand what's happening within a conflict and for the world to give assistance to these people in need, and get the right information out to the international community. I've met with so many people over the years, and in some way this story could take place in any country. The essence of it is we meet people on the eve of the war and we see what their lives could have been. We meet them as young people, and it's a lot of hope and wonderful lives that come out from Yugoslavia."
- On the movie being political: "My goal was try to talk to people from all sides of the situation and allow them to have a voice. Allow them to have to go through what they went through and express it whether it be extreme cruelty or the loss of humanity or the extreme sense of hope or the beauty, whatever it was . . . If there's a political statement it's that hopefully people will watch it and say where was I when this was happening? . . . And next time when this happens what can we do to prevent [it]?"
- On loving directing: "From the very first day I've loved it more than I've ever loved acting. I've always loved being an actor but there's something about being a director where you really get to know the crew and the actors so much more. You really become part of the team."
The rare interview from Angelina gives great insight into her work, especially considering the delicate subject matter of her project. So, tell us what you think of Angelina sharing about her filmmaking—interesting or too intense?
Clive Owen looked handsome as ever in Madrid last night as he walked the press line for the Spanish GQ Awards. Wearing a velvet jacket and black tie, his classic look fitted in well with the stylish Spaniards. Earlier this year Clive sported a moustache to film The Killer Elite in Melbourne, and he'll be teaming up with Nicole Kidman soon to shoot HBO film Hemingway and Gellhorn. In the meantime, though, he's been enjoying some social evenings, including a boys night out earlier this month.
Christina Aguilera performed at the American Music Awards ahead of the release of her new movie Burlesque, and now we're treated to even more glam photos from the film. Though the movie doesn't hit our cinemas until January, you can get a look at Aguilera's sequin-filled production numbers alongside supporting cast members like Eric Dane, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, and of course, Cher. We're still waiting to see if the film is any good, but one thing is for certain: it's definitely full of eye candy!
Fresh off his recent trip to Australia, where he presented at the ARIAs, made an appearance on The 7pm Project and promoted his hit show Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet visited Ellen DeGeneres to talk about one thing that struck him about how Aussie men dress: short shorts. “It was my first time visiting Australia and I gotta tell you, they wear some short shorts down there,” is the first thing he tells Ellen, whose wife Portia de Rossi is originally from here. It fascinated him so much that he even tweeted, “Some dudes sure do wear shorty short short short shorts down here,” and explained to Ellen that he tried to get some snaps but couldn’t take them without getting caught. Hilarious! Sugar HQ was trying to deduce where Eric could’ve spent most of his time in Sydney—we’re thinking Bondi or Paddington? Then again, compared to the baggy pants American guys are normally sporting, anything above the knee could be considered “short shorts”, right Fab? Watch Eric’s chat with Ellen in the clip.
True Blood is about to get a fresh infusion of actresses: the show has just added Janina Gavankar, Alexandra Breckenridge and Vedette Lim to its cast. Gavankar is playing Luna, a sexy school teacher and shapeshifter. Breckenridge (of Life Unexpected) has been cast as Daisy, a member of the Wiccan cult led by Marnie (the part Harry Potter's Fiona Shaw recently snagged). Finally, Lim is starring as a cage fighter named Naomi.
In other True Blood cast updates, Jessica Tuck, who plays vampire politician Nan Flanagan, has now been promoted to series regular. Do these new additions make you excited for season four? Let us know in the comments!
Simon Cowell and his fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy attended the International Emmy Awards in New York last night, showing a united front after split reports due to their time apart while he appears on The X Factor UK. Rupert Murdoch presented Simon with the Founders Emmy Award for his "enormous" cultural contributions during the ceremony, which was hosted by Jason Priestley. Peter Facinelli attended and presented an award, as did Melissa Joan Hart and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss. Brits Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter won best actor and actress and The Street won best drama series, making it a successful night for the UK.