Armie Hammer shaves head during lockdown

Armie Hammer has shocked fans by shaving his head during self-isolation. The Call Me by Your Name actor surprised his Instagram followers in April when he debuted a radical new look featuring a mohawk and a handlebar moustache, and on Tuesday, he reve…

Armie Hammer has shocked fans by shaving his head during self-isolation.

The Call Me by Your Name actor surprised his Instagram followers in April when he debuted a radical new look featuring a mohawk and a handlebar moustache, and on Tuesday, he revealed he had taken matters a step further by shaving his hair off entirely.

He posted a picture to his Instagram Stories which showed him wearing a patterned kaftan and shorts while holding a bottle of beer and a mixing bowl in his hands. He can be seen standing in a kitchen with his new shaved head, a trimmed moustache, and pink toenails.

“Day 1328 of the ‘Tine: Cracked a beer, put on a Kaftan and fried up some Mac n cheese balls at 9:30 in the morning. What are you gonna do about it?” he wrote in the accompanying caption.

The Social Network actor has been in lockdown with his wife Elizabeth Chambers and their two children on the Cayman Islands, where he lived as a young boy.

After he shared a snap of his new mohawk look, which he accompanied with a fringed tank top and patterned beach shorts, on Instagram in April, Chambers posted video footage of her husband using clippers on his hair and wrote, “Week 5 of quarantine and the wheels have completely fallen off the damn bus.”

Hammer isn’t the only celebrity to experiment with his hair during the lockdown. Pink also gave herself a buzzcut, Blake Shelton is growing a mullet, and the likes of Dua Lipa and Hilary Duff gave dyed their hair unusual shades.

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Jamie Dornan gets adorable makeover from daughters

Jamie Dornan has had a surprising makeover from his three daughters while holed up at home during the coronavirus lockdown.The Fifty Shades of Grey star recently took to Instagram to share a hilarious photo of himself playing dress-up with six-year-old…

Jamie Dornan has had a surprising makeover from his three daughters while holed up at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star recently took to Instagram to share a hilarious photo of himself playing dress-up with six-year-old Dulcie and Elva, four, whom he shares with his wife Amelia Warner. The couple also has a baby daughter named Alberta.

In the image, Jamie is seen wearing a red dress over his jeans and a pair of gold high heels. He offers an unimpressed look to the camera while standing surrounded by toys in his daughters’ playroom.

To complete the outfit, Jamie also sported a dark blue wig, which was fastened into messy pigtails using red ribbons.

“Dressing up with my daughters took a turn. Meet Jenny (with the blue hair). She’s sweet,” the 38-year-old wrote alongside the cheeky snap.

Jamie’s famous friends were quick to comment on the photo, with Armie Hammer one of the first to poke fun.

“‘Dressing up with my daughters = I have heels in my size and was looking for an excuse to feel like a fierce b**ch,” The Social Network actor joked, prompting Jamie to claim he had borrowed the shoes from his wife.

“Millie has big feet!” he quipped.

Supermodel Helena Christensen also chimed in, and teased The Fall actor for the way the ill-fitting red patterned dress accentuated his figure: “Great boobs!”

The Hunger Games star Sam Claflin was next to rib his longtime friend, and told Jamie that the post, “Made my Sunday.”

However, the father-of-three was quick to challenge the Peaky Blinders actor to join in.

“I expect the same from you next Sunday,” he teased.

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Armie Hammer debuts new mohawk during self-isolation

Armie Hammer has given himself a mohawk and handlebar moustache while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.The 33-year-old actor shared his transformation with fans and followers on social media, taking to his Instagram Stories to tease a …

Armie Hammer has given himself a mohawk and handlebar moustache while in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 33-year-old actor shared his transformation with fans and followers on social media, taking to his Instagram Stories to tease a sneak peek of what was about to happen just hours before unveiling his new ‘do on Wednesday.

“I’m fine,” Armie wrote over a photo of his painted pink toenails surrounded by chunks of hair.

He later showed off the results, revealing he had shaved off most of his brunette locks. In the snap, he looks unrecogniseable, with a thick, voluminous mohawk and handlebar moustache.

“Killing the game,” the Call Me by Your Name star captioned the funny mirror selfie, which showed him wearing a fringe cut-off top paired with pastel swimming shorts.

His wife, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, also took to her Instagram Stories to share her opinion on her husband’s shocking hair transformation.

Posting a video of Armie in the process of shaving his hair off with the electric trimmer, she wrote: “Week 5 of quarantine and the wheels have completely fallen off the damn bus.”

Fans were quick to comment on The Social Network star’s new ‘do and joked that he was inspired by Joe Exotic from the hit Netflix documentary series, Tiger King.

“You look like you could be one of Joe Exotic’s husbands,” one quipped, while another wrote: “HAMMER EXOTIC!”

Armie isn’t the only celebrity who has taken hairstyling into his own hands. Pink has given herself an uneven buzzcut and Blake Shelton has been growing a mullet, which his partner Gwen Stefani has been styling. Katharine McPhee has given her husband David Foster a haircut, while Zooey Deschanel recently cut and coloured her boyfriend Jonathan Scott’s hair.

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Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer officially onboard for Call Me by Your Name sequel

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer will return for the Call Me by Your Name sequel. The 2017 drama, which followed the blossoming romantic relationship between a teenage boy named Elio and an American scholar who …

Director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer will return for the Call Me by Your Name sequel.

The 2017 drama, which followed the blossoming romantic relationship between a teenage boy named Elio and an American scholar who visits his family’s home in Italy, launched the career of Chalamet, who went on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Both lead stars have expressed an interest in reprising their roles for a sequel, as the latter half of Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name, on which the film is based, catches up with the characters 15 years later.

Now, in an interview with La Republica, Guadagnino has confirmed both actors will return for the follow-up alongside Michael Stuhlbarg as Elio’s father and Esther Garrel as Elio’s girlfriend.

“I was going to America to meet a writer I love very much, whose name I don’t want to mention, to talk about the second part,” Guadagnino said about his plans before the lockdown came into effect. “Unfortunately, everything is cancelled. Of course, it’s a great pleasure to work with Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stulhbarg, Esther Garrel, and the other actors. They will all be there in the new film.”

With his comment, he also revealed that James Ivory, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his work, would be not involved in the project.

In an interview in November 2018, Ivory made it clear that he didn’t think a sequel was a good idea.

“I wouldn’t want to be involved. I can’t imagine having to make Timothee Chalamet look 45. I mean, that would be horrendous and so fake looking if that’s what they are going to do!” he told Thefilmstage.com. “But any case, Andre Aciman just laughed at the idea to me. He said it was not a good idea.”

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Lily James used Rebecca novel ‘like a lifeline’ while filming movie adaptation

Lily James clutched onto Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Rebecca “like a lifeline” while filming the movie adaptation because she wasn’t brave enough to trust her own instincts.In Ben Wheatley’s upcoming adaptation of du Maurier’s novel, the Brit…

Lily James clutched onto Daphne Du Maurier’s novel Rebecca “like a lifeline” while filming the movie adaptation because she wasn’t brave enough to trust her own instincts.

In Ben Wheatley’s upcoming adaptation of du Maurier’s novel, the British actress portrays Mrs. de Winter, the second wife of Armie Hammer’s Maxim, who is forced to live in the shadow of his dead first wife, Rebecca.

In an interview with AnOther magazine, James confessed that she must have annoyed Wheatley because she couldn’t let the original text go.

“I think I was really annoying because I love that book so much. I clutched to it like a lifeline and wasn’t brave enough for a while to just let it go and say, ‘This is a new version,’” she recalled. “I was like that with (TV miniseries) War and Peace, too. I’m a bit of a control freak and I don’t trust myself that much, so if there’s something there saying how it should be, I trust that rather than myself, which was a bit difficult. But then I just have to allow myself to really inhabit it.”

For example, James was initially concerned about the decision to put her character in Chanel because de Winter was meant to be “unfashionable” in the novel, and costumes play a big part in her preparation for a role.

“When I’m filming, the first costume fitting is often where I start understanding how the character moves and stands – their internal rhythm,” the 30-year-old shared. “I’m definitely a physical, sensual person. I like photoshoots – I love shapes and movement. How I move my body makes me feel something.”

James, who admitted she had “probably done too many literary heroines”, has her eyes set on moving to Los Angeles next to expand her options.

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Lily James: ‘Filming Rebecca preyed on my own insecurities’

Lily James was unsettled while working on the new adaptation of Rebecca because playing Mrs. de Winter preyed on her own insecurities.In Ben Wheatley’s upcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, the Cinderella actress portrays de Winter, the…

Lily James was unsettled while working on the new adaptation of Rebecca because playing Mrs. de Winter preyed on her own insecurities.

In Ben Wheatley’s upcoming adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, the Cinderella actress portrays de Winter, the second wife of Armie Hammer’s Maxim, who is forced to live in the shadow of his dead first wife, Rebecca.

Yet, James has now shared that the role ended up affecting her mental health and she began having panic attacks because her “deeply insecure” character preyed on her own issues.

“I found it really hard to let the second Mrs. de Winter go,” she told AnOther magazine. “God, the inner workings of her mind. She’s in such conflict, such turmoil. I started having real panic attacks. My heart would beat so fast.

“For a while after filming, I felt unsettled and discombobulated. It’s certainly the role I’ve inhabited the most. Even talking about it, I get kind of breathless. It’s crazy. It was a really powerful experience. I’m definitely an insecure person and the character is so deeply insecure that playing her preyed on my own insecurities. But that was quite an amazing dichotomy.”

James first revealed the role gave her panic attacks when she gave a BAFTA masterclass at the 2019 International Film Festival & Awards in Macao in December.

“She’s really bullied and gaslighted, she lives in a difficult headspace… I kept having panic attacks after it finished, I couldn’t shake it off,” the 30-year-old said at the time.

She also revealed the Netflix film will be “very different” to Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning adaptation, which starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and was released in 1940.

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Lily James had panic attacks after filming Rebecca

Lily James suffered from debilitating panic attacks after she played a troubled character in her new movie Rebecca.The 30-year-old actress portrays Mrs. de Winter in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel, and she h…

Lily James suffered from debilitating panic attacks after she played a troubled character in her new movie Rebecca.

The 30-year-old actress portrays Mrs. de Winter in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel, and she has opened up about how the character’s “difficult headspace” affected her mental health.

“I found it really hard to let go of the character. She’s really bullied and gaslighted, she lives in a difficult headspace,” Lily said during a BAFTA masterclass at the 2019 International Film Festival & Awards in Macao. “I kept having panic attacks after it finished, I couldn’t shake it off.”

Lily also revealed that the film, directed by Ben Wheatley, will be “very different” from Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning adaptation, which starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and was released in 1940.

The story follows Mrs de. Winter as she begins married life with her husband Maxim, played by Armie Hammer, at his sprawling coastal family estate. However, oppressive housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, portrayed by Kristin Scott Thomas, constantly berates the young woman, and she is forced to live in the shadow of Maxim’s dead first wife, Rebecca.

During the talk, Lily recalled her fond memories of working on TV series Downton Abbey and credited her former castmates – such as Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville – for helping her build her confidence.

“I learned to do screen acting in the most high-pressured environment – I felt like I couldn’t make a mistake. But on the other hand, it was the best opportunity I could ever have been given, it’s such an ensemble piece, so I was learning from the best straight away,” Lily explained. “I’ll be forever grateful for the job, we’re still a family.”

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Annette Bening in talks to join Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile

Annette Bening is in talks to join Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery Death on the Nile. According to editors at Deadline, the Oscar-nominated actress is in negotiations for the part of Euphemia, even though no character be…

Annette Bening is in talks to join Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer in Kenneth Branagh’s murder mystery Death on the Nile.

According to editors at Deadline, the Oscar-nominated actress is in negotiations for the part of Euphemia, even though no character bears that name in Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same, or the 1978 movie adaptation.

It has been speculated by social media users that Euphemia could be the new name for alcoholic romance novelist Salome Otterbourne or the fiery widow Miss Van Schuyler, who were played by Angela Lansbury and Bette Davis, respectively, in the original film.

Bening would join a star-studded cast which includes Gadot as heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, Hammer as her husband Simon Doyle, as well as Black Panther’s Letitia Wright as Rosalie Otterbourne.

Branagh, who previously helmed another Agatha Christie movie adaptation, 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, will once again direct and star as the mystery writer’s beloved detective Hercule Poirot, who finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery on a luxury cruise through Egypt. Tom Bateman also returns as his friend Bouc.

Branagh has once again hired Michael Green to write the screenplay from Christie’s novel. Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh, and Mark Gordon will produce. Filming is due to begin later this year ahead of a cinema release in October 2020.

Bening, who most recently starred in superhero movie Captain Marvel, will next be seen in drama The Report with Adam Driver, Georgetown alongside Christoph Waltz, and thriller Turn of Mind, with Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Robert Pattinson to be next Batman – report

Robert Pattinson is reportedly in final negotiations to take on the role of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.While the deal has yet to be finalised, “Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly,” industry insiders told…

Robert Pattinson is reportedly in final negotiations to take on the role of the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

While the deal has yet to be finalised, “Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly,” industry insiders told Variety. Pre-production on the movie, expected to hit cinemas in June 2021, is thought to be starting this summer.

Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the speculation.

Despite Variety’s news piece, other industry publications aren’t so sure about whether or not Pattinson’s involvement in the movie is a “done deal”. Deadline reported that the studio is trying to decide between the former Twilight star and Nicholas Hoult, while The Hollywood Reporter suggested Armie Hammer and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are two of the other names linked to the part.

Whoever lands the role has some big shoes to fill. Ben Affleck was meant to be reprising his role in the movie, as well as directing it, but stepped down in January (19), after deciding he “couldn’t crack it”.

“I tried to direct a version of it and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version, I couldn’t crack it,” he explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “So I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They got some really good people, so I’m excited.”

Director Reeves is most famous for helming the last two Planet of the Apes movies.

While Pattinson is arguably most famous for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies between 2008 and 2012, he has since starred in films including Good Time, The Lost City of Z, and High Life.

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Armie Hammer unsure about revisiting Call Me By Your Name for sequel

Actor Armie Hammer fears a sequel to Call Me By Your Name will only lead to “disappointment” because the Oscar-nominated gay love story was so well received. The Social Network star teamed up with Timothee Chalamet to play lovers in the 2017 romantic …

Actor Armie Hammer fears a sequel to Call Me By Your Name will only lead to “disappointment” because the Oscar-nominated gay love story was so well received.

The Social Network star teamed up with Timothee Chalamet to play lovers in the 2017 romantic drama, and, after winning critical acclaim, writer/director Luca Guadagnino began brainstorming ideas for a follow-up.

Last year (18), Armie insisted he would jump at the opportunity to revisit the characters with the same cast and crew once more, but now it appears he’s having second thoughts, because he doesn’t want to ruin the magic of the original movie with a less-than-impressive sequel.

“The truth is, there have been really loose conversations about it (a sequel), but at the end of the day – I’m sort of coming around to the idea that the first one was so special for everyone who made it, and so many people who watched it felt like it really touched them, or spoke to them,” Armie mused to Vulture. “And it felt like a really perfect storm of so many things, that if we do make a second one, I think we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment. I don’t know that anything will match up to the first, you know?”

Hammer admits he has yet to discuss his evolving feelings with Chalamet and Guadagnino, although it really all depends on the script.

“I haven’t had that conversation with them explicitly. But I mean, look: if we end up with an incredible script, and Timmy’s in, and Luca’s in, I’d be an a**hole to say no,” he shared. “But at the same time, I’m like, ‘That was such a special thing, why don’t we just leave that alone?'”

For now, Armie has enough on his plate to work on – he is currently promoting thriller Hotel Mumbai, and is set to star in a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, which will begin filming this summer (19).

He has also been linked to blockbuster projects like The Invisible Man and Matt Reeves’ forthcoming The Batman – but Hammer insists he knows nothing about those roles, and has no idea how the rumours started.

“I get asked about that (The Invisible Man), and also about Batman: ‘Are you gonna do Batman?’ I’m like, ‘No…’ They’re like, ‘Are you gonna do the Invisible Man?’ And I’m like, ‘Who is making these calls?! No!'”

Johnny Depp had previously been tapped to feature in the planned reboot of The Invisible Man, but is no longer involved, while Ben Affleck officially withdrew from The Batman project earlier this year.

Reeves, who stepped in to replace Affleck as director, has yet to unveil who will tackle the superhero role.

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