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Rihanna Names ‘Stunning’ Actor She’d Cast In Her Own Biopic: ‘I Want To Be Her’

Rihanna Names ‘Stunning’ Actor She’d Cast In Her Own Biopic: ‘I Want To Be Her’

[ad_1] Rihanna knows exactly who she’d want “to pretend to be me” in a biopic of her life. The Grammy winner appeared visibly touched by the question when asked on the red carpet of her Fenty Hair launch event and presumably realised, like the rest of us, that her rise from pop star to billionaire cosmetics mogul would make for an interesting project. “Taylor Russell,” the We Found Love singer told E! News. “You know why? ’Cause she got, like, a nice forehead.” Rihanna added of the Bones And All star: “She’s, like, fly. And I feel like I want to be her, so I want her to pretend to be me. I want people to see me in that light.” While the biopic in question remains merely hypothetical at this point, Taylor has already proven herself a worthy contender, winning the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for her performance opposite Timothée Chalamet in Bones And All, at the age of 27. Taylor has yet to publicly comment on the shoutout and …

Critics Have A Lot Of Emotions About Pixar’s New Inside Out Sequel

Critics Have A Lot Of Emotions About Pixar’s New Inside Out Sequel

[ad_1] One of the most beloved Pixar films in the studio’s history is getting a sequel, with Inside Out 2 hitting cinemas this weekend. The new movie takes us back into the mind of a now 13-year-old Riley and the mission control centre of emotions inside her head. However, this time around, there’s a whole host of new feelings added into the mix, thanks to the help of a stellar expanded cast, including The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri as Envy, Stranger Things’ Maya Hawke as Anxiety and Passages’ Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui. The first reviews for Inside Out 2 have been hugely positive, praising the sequel for living up to the magic of the first film. That being said, others have said that it’s missing a certain spark that made the original so popular. Here’s a sample of what critics have had to say so far… “Inside Out 2 glimmers with diamond-hard truths about the complex business of being a human being – especially a teenage human being – but it’s still a fast-paced and playful …

Jonathan Bailey Gets Candid About Why He Needed A ‘Big Old Toupée’ In Wicked

Jonathan Bailey Gets Candid About Why He Needed A ‘Big Old Toupée’ In Wicked

[ad_1] Even Jonathan Bailey doesn’t just “wake up like this”, we’ll have you know. The British actor is as in-demand as it gets these days, and dividing his time between various different sets in recent years has apparently taken its toll on his luscious locks. In a recent Variety with Naomi Watts for their Actors On Actors series, Jonathan opened up about the experience of shooting both Bridgerton and Fellow Travelers all while rehearsing for the Wicked movie at the same time. For around 33 days in a row, the Olivier winner worked consistently on the three different projects, flying backwards and forwards between Canada and London three times. But it wasn’t just demanding on his schedule. Jonathan revealed that the hair styling was pretty rigorous, as he was given a perm to play Anthony Bridgerton in the hit Netflix regency drama, but had straightened hair when he played Tim Laughlin for Fellow Travelers. “I went on holiday, and my hair looked like coral – as in, it was underwater, just floating around,” he said. …

Rumoured Cast Of Beatles Biopics Is Unveiled – And People Have Thoughts

Rumoured Cast Of Beatles Biopics Is Unveiled – And People Have Thoughts

[ad_1] When it was announced back in February that Sam Mendes would be directing four individual biopics based on each of the Beatles members, it immediately posed a huge question – which actors would be stepping up to such a monumental challenge? Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison have all given their permission for the films to be made, as well as granting the rights for the group’s music to be included. Now, it seems we might finally have our Fab Four, after the rumoured cast was shared in The InSneider newsletter. According to The InSneider, Harris Dickinson is set to play John Lennon, alongside Paul Mescal as Paul McCartney, Barry Keoghan as Ringo Starr and Charlie Rowe as George Harrison. Harris Dickinson Taylor Hill via Getty Images It will come as no surprise that people have very strong thoughts when it comes to casting one of the biggest and most influential bands of all time, and the news has garnered a wide range of responses so far… …

12 Songs You Probably Didn’t Realise Were Rejected James Bond Themes

12 Songs You Probably Didn’t Realise Were Rejected James Bond Themes

[ad_1] What’s a Bond movie without the perfect 007 theme song to go with it? Adele, Sam Smith and Billie Eilish are just some of the stars that have performed unforgettable Bond songs to accompany the iconic movies in recent years. But it came as a shock to fans last week to discover that Lana Del Rey had once written a song that was rejected by the legendary franchise. The Grammy nominee revealed to the BBC that she had written her song 24 – from her album Honeymoon – for a Bond film, which would have been up for consideration around 2015’s Spectre. The film was ultimately soundtracked by Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall, which earned the British star an Oscar win. But Lana’s not alone in writing a Bond theme that ultimately ended up not being chosen. Here are 11 more songs that were rejected by the spy franchise for one reason or another… Johnny Cash – Thunderball (1965) It’s hard to imagine an artist that could bring more of the dark, brooding …

Orlando Bloom Names 1 Of His Films That He ‘Blanked’ From His Mind

Orlando Bloom Names 1 Of His Films That He ‘Blanked’ From His Mind

[ad_1] Between big franchises like Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean, it’s fair to say that Orlando Bloom has plenty to proud of when it comes to his film career. However, when it comes to one particular film from his oeuvre, the British actor has admitted he has “blanked that from my mind”. In the 2004 historical epic Troy, Orlando appeared as Paris opposite an impressive cast, led by Brad Pitt. And while he’s got nothing against the film itself, the Carnival Row star admitted to Variety that this was not a performance he particularly likes dwelling on. “So many people love that movie, but for me playing that character was just like,” he explained, making a throat-slitting gesture. “Am I allowed to say all of these things? I didn’t want to do the movie. I didn’t want to play this character.” Orlando Bloom in 2004’s Troy Alex Bailey/Warner Bros/Kobal/Shutterstock Orlando added: “The movie was great. It was Brad [Pitt]. It was Eric [Bana] and Peter O’Toole. But how am I going …

Elisabeth Moss Reveals Divides Behind The Scenes Of Girl, Interrupted

Elisabeth Moss Reveals Divides Behind The Scenes Of Girl, Interrupted

[ad_1] Elisabeth Moss has reflected on the behind-the-scenes of filming the acclaimed 1999 film Girl, Interrupted. The Handmaid’s Tale actor starred alongside Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie and Brittany Murphy in the Oscar-winning drama about a women’s psychiatric facility. The future Emmy winner was just 15 years old when she played Polly Clark, a teenager with schizophrenia who also has visible scarring from facial burns. Speaking on a recent episode of Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast, Elisabeth revealed that the on-screen tension between Winona and Angelina’s characters meant that the cast naturally became divided when the cameras weren’t rolling. “There were two kinds of camps. There was the Winona Ryder camp and the Angelina Jolie camp,” she said, noting the divides were “based on what was on camera”. Elisabeth continued: “I was in the Winona Ryder camp. The Angelina Jolie camp was really cool. I was intimidated by the Angelina Jolie camp. I had no thoughts of ever being able to be in that camp.” Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted The …

Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

Nicholas Galitzine Says He Feels ‘Guilt’ For Portraying Multiple Queer Characters

[ad_1] After rising to fame by playing queer characters in the rom-com Red, White & Royal Blue and the drama miniseries Mary & George, Nicholas Galitzine is clearing the air about his own sexuality. “I identify as a straight man,” Nicholas said in a new British GQ interview published on Wednesday. “But I have been a part of some incredible queer stories.” The British actor admitted he felt torn about taking on so many LGBTQ+ roles because of his heterosexuality. “I felt a sense of uncertainty sometimes about whether I’m taking up someone’s space, and perhaps guilt,” he explained. “At the same time, I see those characters as not solely their sexuality.” Nicholas with co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez in Red, White And Royal Blue Jonathan Prime/Prime Video The Idea of You star went on to clarify that the characters he plays on screen are totally separate from who he is off the clock, adding: “I am Nick, and I’m not my role.” Speaking with HuffPost UK, the English actor explained the “plethora of reasons” why …

Harry Potter Star Harry Melling To Play Alexander Skarsgård’s Submissive In New Kinky Biker Romance

Harry Potter Star Harry Melling To Play Alexander Skarsgård’s Submissive In New Kinky Biker Romance

[ad_1] British actor Harry Melling may always be Dudley Dursley to Harry Potter fans deep down, but he’s set to take on one of his most serious roles yet in a new queer romance film. The actor, who’s also been in The Queen’s Gambit and The Pale Blue Eyes, will play the romantic interest of Alexander Skarsgård in a new movie called Pillion. Harry will play the Succession actor’s submissive in a story that’s already been described as a “fun and filthy romance with heart” (per Variety). The film will mark director Harry Lighton’s feature debut, who was nominated for a Bafta back in 2018 for his short film Wren Boys. The screenplay, meanwhile, was developed with the BBC and is based on Adam Mars-Jones’ book Box Hill. According to an early synopsis, Pillion follows Colin (played by Harry Melling) who is a timid wallflower before meeting Ray (Alexander Skarsgård), the leader of a motorbike club. Alexander Skarsgård Marc Piasecki via Getty Images Ray takes Colin on as his submissive and opens his eyes to …

Grease Star Susan Buckner Has Died, Aged 72

Grease Star Susan Buckner Has Died, Aged 72

[ad_1] Grease star Susan Buckner has died at the age of 72. Susan was best known to fans of the much-loved movie musical for her performance as high school cheerleader Patty Simcox, an early friend of Olivia Newton-John’s character Sandy. A publicist for the late actor confirmed to People that she died “peacefully” on Thursday 2 May “surrounded by loved ones”. Her daughter Samantha Mansfield also told the US magazine: “The light she brought into every room will be missed forever. She was magic, and I was very lucky to call her my best friend.” No cause of death was given in Susan’s family’s statement. Susan Buckner at a Grease celebration event in 2006 David Livingston via Getty Images Before landing the role of enthusiastic cheerleader Patty Simcox in Grease, Susan was a beauty pageant winner, taking the title of Miss Washington before going on to compete in Miss America in 1972. She went on to appear as Krofftette in a string of episodes of The Brady Bunch Hour, as well as the hit 70s …