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Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay have ‘real spark’


Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay had a "real spark" on the set of their new film.
The 'Saving Mr. Banks' actor and former 'Downton Abbey' actress star alongside one another in supernatural drama 'A New York Winter's Tale' and director Akiva Goldsman was delighted with their chemistry.
Talking at the movie's London premiere at Kensington Odeon cinema, filmmaker Goldsman told BANG Showbiz: "I had a lot of help from Colin and Jessie, because they had a real spark. When you put the two of them together you see something lovely."
The tale follows the story of Farrell's alter-ego, thief Peter Lake, who falls in love with Findlay's character, dying Beverly Penn.
Goldman insists the intimate scenes were easy to film since they're both extremely professional.
Quizzed on the love scenes, the 51-year-old added: "They're very gown up. Love scenes are nowhere near as fun to make as they seem to be."
Other stars at the premiere included lead characters Farrell and Findlay, former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Amy Childs and famed filmmaker J. J. Abrams.

Lupita Nyong’o found 12 Years difficult


Lupita Nyong'o found it difficult working on '12 Years A Slave'.
The newcomer, who is up for a Best Supporting Actress award at the BAFTAs on Sunday (16.02.14), admits she found it daunting when she first started filming because she was working with actors who had a lot more experience than her.
According to The Sun newspaper, she said: "It was terrifying to be thrown into the middle with such amazing and seasoned artists."
The 30-year-old actress still can't believe she won the part of Patsey in Steve McQueen's critically-acclaimed film and she is nominated for a gong along with co-stars Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who will also attend the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House at the weekend.
She added: "It was incredible to be able to work with actors that I respect and trust.
"Acting is always about playing off other people.
"So to have such incredible actors to work with was ... well I'm still getting goosebumps."
Meanwhile, the star said she cried when she was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and watched the nominations broadcast on TV with her friends.
She said: "I raised my hand up and I just closed my eyes and cried and said thank you, thank you, thank you. It was so surreal to hear my name in that context."

Alex Pettyfer finds sex scenes ‘awkward’


Alex Pettyfer found filming sex scenes for 'Endless Love' awkward.
The 23-year-old actor stars alongside Gabriella Wilde, who plays his love interest in the romantic drama, and he found the presence of crew who were directing the intimate scenes killed off any romance they shared.
He told collider.com: "It's so awkward! We had a scene where we make love for the first time, and she's very awkward because she's never done it.
"You think these things are romantic and sensual. You come in, in your robe. It's all quiet, and you take off your robe. You start to kiss Gabriella, and then you look to your right and there's a big burly man standing there with a light over you going, 'Just move to your right a little bit.'
"And you go, 'Okay, this is not so romantic.' The nerves go away very fast."
Pettyfer admits he shares a "connection" with his co-star and thinks their relationship was made easier by director Shana Feste.
He added: "She's very easy going. She's English, and I'm English. There was a connection that we could build off of there. Shana set the atmosphere and the environment for us to become close and to become friends."

Elizabeth Olsen loves her superhero cloak


Elizabeth Olsen loves her 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' secrecy cloak.
The 24-year-old star has joined the hugely anticipated superhero sequel as Scarlet Witch and is pleased the "hood and robe" of her costume help cover up her figure.
She told Total Film magazine: "We've done some costume stuff, yeah.
"My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I'm wearing. There's a hood, and a robe - it protects the image."
The actress revealed director Joss Whedon didn't want her to wear the typical outfits which are depicted in Marvel comics, which is where the superhero team originates from, and thinks they can only look good on athletes or models who have lean figures.
Olsen continued: "I don't think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those [comic book] outfits. I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn't be fun for anyone who wasn't those things."
The brunette beauty says Whedon has a "different" idea of how to portray his screen characters by comparison to the comics, and Olsen insists his depiction is "respectful".
The starlet added: "He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character but it's different, more rooted. It's for someone today... If someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, 'What the hell ... she thinks she's a superhero!'"

Scarlett Johansson to have Black Widow movie?


Marvel Studios are planning a movie based on Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character.
The 29-year-old actress first portrayed the popular Marvel comic book character - who is also known as Natasha Romanoff - in 2010's 'Iron Man 2' before reprising her role in 2012's 'The Avengers', and is once again set to hit the big screen as the superhero in 'Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron'.
President Kevin Feige confirmed the prospect of a solo film since audiences still have more to learn about Johansson's alter-ego.
Talking to Total Film magazine about the forthcoming films which feature Black Widow, he said: "We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film.
"The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."
Johansson thinks a Black Widow film would be "totally awesome" and insists it would be different to the other comic book films which have already been released.
The Hollywood beauty previously said: "I personally think there's an awesome Black Widow movie in there. A kind of 'Bourne' film that would take the whole comic book genre in a completely different direction. It'd be awesome.
"I've spoken to Marvel about it and Kevin Feige, and there's so much story to draw from, I think it'd be totally awesome."

Eva Longoria to star in Visions

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Oscar ‘losers’ win gift $50,000 goodie bag


Oscar nominees who don't win the coveted prize will be given gift bags worth more than $55,000.
Hollywood stars will be attending the Academy Awards on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and those who are in the line-up for Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress and Director categories will be taking home Distinctive Assets' Everybody Wins gift bags if they don't win the prestigious award.
According to Variety.com, the gifts will include a wine/chocolate flight pairing from Chocolatines, vacation packages to the Canadian Rockies, Mexico and Japan, Swiss-made Slow Watches, Jan Lewis Designs bangle bracelets, in addition to teas and spa treatments.
Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary said: "To be part of the film industry's biggest night on any level is thrilling.
"We always look forward to introducing celebrities to an array of companies with fabulous gifts to share, but it's particularly fun to be able to do so when you know it will truly brighten someone's day."
They stars who receive these gift bags will also be given the opportunity to donate 10,000 meals of Halo natural pet food - which Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres is ambassador of - to an animal shelter of their choice.

Oscar nominees include:

Best Actor:
Christian Bale - American Hustle
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress:
Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
June Squibb - Nebraska

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street

Alex Pettyfer doesn’t want to dance on screen


Alex Pettyfer wants a film role where he doesn't have to dance.
The 'Magic Mike' actor insists he "can't dance" and was pleased a scene in romantic drama 'Endless Love' didn't require him to have the best moves.
He told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper: "I can't dance, that's the thing. I can't dance or sing, I can barely act. They asked me to dance in 'Magic Mike'. I was like, 'Alright, fine, I'm going to waddle.'
"In 'Endless Love' there's a scene - which actually, by me not being able to dance works well - they said, 'We want you to do this dance scene.' I was like, 'Is there going to be a movie where I'm not dancing next, please?'"
Pettyfer doubts his own skills on the dance floor but applauds his 'Magic Mike' co-star Matt Bomer who has "rhythm".
He added: "I did have a partner in Magic Mike, it was Matt Bomer, and Matt's amazing, he's got that rhythm and he's an incredible singer.
"But yeah, I need to find a movie where I don't have to dance in it."

George Clooney thinks he’d never get Downton role


George Clooney thinks he'd never secure a role in 'Downton Abbey' because his English accent isn't good enough.
'The Monuments Men' actor, whose co-star Hugh Bonneville plays Robert, Earl of Grantham in the ITV period drama, praised the show but ruled himself out of joining the cast.
He told The Sun newspaper: "We all love that show, it's huge. I am too lowly for a part, I don't think they want me.
"I can't do the accent either. It's all very Dick Van Dyke."
Hugh later praised the 52-year-old star, who also wrote and directed 'The Monuments Men', which is based on the true story of a team of soldiers who recovered millions of pieces of artwork stolen by the Nazis in WWII.
Hugh, 50, said: "Working with George Clooney was a great experience. He's brilliant at directing, he has a great leadership style and he is, of course, an actor's director.
"It's been a lot of fun getting to be a part of his world.
He added: "There is this rumour that he's terribly handsome but I don't think we should fool ourselves. I'm clearly the hunk of the picture."
Meanwhile, George recently hinted he is thinking about retiring from the big screen in the near future to focus on his work as a producer and director.
He said: "The audience kind of tells you when it's time to get out from in front of the camera, and it's getting close I think."

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