Kaitlyn Dever gets make-up tips from Beanie Feldstein

Kaitlyn Dever gets valuable make-up tips and advice from her Booksmart co-star Beanie Feldstein.In a new interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the 23-year-old shared that she loves nothing more than a natural look on her days off but is a big fan of winge…

Kaitlyn Dever gets valuable make-up tips and advice from her Booksmart co-star Beanie Feldstein.

In a new interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the 23-year-old shared that she loves nothing more than a natural look on her days off but is a big fan of winged eyeliner when she’s going to an event.

However, Kaitlyn admitted her pal Beanie had to help her out when she first attempted to use liquid eyeliner.

“If I’m going out with my friends, I do winged eyeliner – I’ve actually got really good at it! I’ve mastered using a felt tip pen liquid liner,” the actress explained. “Beanie is a pro at it – hers always looks amazing. She was giving me her tips and she said, ‘You just have to go for it’, and I think that’s a little bit true. She told me: ‘You go for it, and then you fix it after.’ I always felt like fixing isn’t the best way to do it but actually it means that you can really perfect it.”

Kaitlyn, who was recently nominated for the Rising Star Award at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), added that she relies on her family and friends to help her deal with pressures of Hollywood’s beauty standards.

“I don’t feel any sort of pressure to look a certain way ever. I feel that’s partly because of the way my parents raised me,” she shared. “They always brought me up to just be myself and constantly remind me when they notice that I’m slipping away from myself a little bit.”

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Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor fronting Aerie campaign

Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor have been tapped as brand ambassadors for Aerie.Executives at the lifestyle label, known for its inclusive collections of intimates, apparel, activewear and swimwear, announced on Thursday that the Booksmart actress and…

Beanie Feldstein and Lana Condor have been tapped as brand ambassadors for Aerie.

Executives at the lifestyle label, known for its inclusive collections of intimates, apparel, activewear and swimwear, announced on Thursday that the Booksmart actress and the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star have been selected as #AerieREAL Role Models, alongside the likes of model/writer Hari Nef, actress Ali Stroker, sustainability activist Manuela Baron, Smile On Me founder Dre Thomas, DJ and wellness advocate Tiff McFierce, and scientist Keiana Cave.

“Truly so, so excited to be included alongside these inspiring women as one of the #AerieREAL role models for 2020!!! These gals are the REAL deal. They are making the changes they want to see in the world and I couldn’t be more honoured to be a part of this group,” Beanie, 26, wrote on her Instagram page. “I’ve loved Aerie for a long time: they never retouch their photos and all of their clothes are deliciously cosy and all I ever want to be is cosy!”

Meanwhile, Lana insisted she was “over the moon” to be involved with the company.

“Being a role model is a dream come true @Aerie not only gives me the power to feel sexy and proud of the skin I’m in, but also gives me a platform to speak about what’s most important to me: loving yourself and others, and the power of education,” the 22-year-old added. “It’s rare to find a brand that is so devoted to making the world a better more positive place, so this is truly a partnership I cherish.”

The new set of #AerieREAL Role Models join current brand ambassadors including Aly Raisman, Iskra Lawrence, Brenna Huckaby, Molly Burke, and Jenna Kutcher.

In addition to the campaign, Aerie bosses have also launched an initiative to donate $400,000 (£305,000) to 20 real-life changemakers who are making a difference in their communities.

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Zendaya stuns in metallic breastplate at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO dra…

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO drama Euphoria, stunned as she hit the red carpet wearing the $15,000 (£11,500) bespoke piece from the designer’s spring 2020 collection.

Zendaya complemented the unique creation with a floor-length fuchsia skirt, Mateo New York earrings, Djula rings, and satin pumps by Christian Louboutin. Her stylist, Law Roach, later pointed out that the breastplate was a homage to the vintage pieces by Issey Miyake and Yves Saint Laurent, and called the Spider-Man: Far From Home star a “Warrior Woman” in a post on Instagram.

The piece was also recently worn by Gwyneth Paltrow for the cover of the latest issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and the Oscar winner took to social media to lavish praise on the young star.

“Thank God I can say I have something in common with Zendaya,” she commented on a picture of the actress wearing the breastplate.

Other famous faces who also rocked bright colours on the red carpet included Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein, who wore a two-tone pastel pink and red dress with open-toe velvet Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Kristen Bell made a bold statement with her neon green caped jumpsuit by Cong Tri, paired with matching heels, while Awkwafina wowed in a bright yellow Ellie Saab gown, which featured a flowing skirt and sleeves, and Stuart Weitzman platform shoes.

Renee Zellweger, who scooped the Best Actress prize at the ceremony for her role in Judy, bucked the colourful trend by wearing a black strapless Dior gown, and Best Actress in a Comedy Series winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge rocked a one-shouldered sheer dress also created by designers at the French fashion house.

Little Women star Florence Pugh was among those who embraced show-stopping glittering gowns for the annual ceremony, wearing a silver sequinned column-style dress by Prada, while Jennifer Lopez opted for an elegant cream cut-out gown with embellishment by Georges Hobeika.

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Olivia Wilde wears low-rise jeans so her ‘gut can expand’

Olivia Wilde prefers to wear low-rise jeans as they allow room for her “gut to expand”.The actress/director has been tapped to front the February 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, and in an accompanying photoshoot, she models a variety of suits and …

Olivia Wilde prefers to wear low-rise jeans as they allow room for her “gut to expand”.

The actress/director has been tapped to front the February 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, and in an accompanying photoshoot, she models a variety of suits and dresses inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age.

However, in an interview held with her Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein for the publication, Olivia insisted that she is at her “most comfortable” in classic denim jeans.

“I’m still pretending to be a teenager from the early 2000s,” she said. “My most comfortable state is when I’m wearing low-rise jeans, sneakers, and a sweatshirt. In that, I am unstoppable. And if I’m in a high-waist jean, I can’t let my gut expand.”

When it comes to dressing for the red carpet, Olivia isn’t afraid to opt for a long sequin gown or chic floral number, and she credits her longtime stylist Karla Welch with helping her put together looks that make her feel confident in the spotlight.

“(Karla) knows I love a strong shoulder and anything that makes me feel powerful. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a flowy frock here and there, but you learn what makes you feel like your best self,” the 35-year-old shared.

In addition, Beanie noted that Olivia looked great in a dramatic white Miu Miu dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels at the 2019 Gotham Awards in December. But the mother-of-two confessed that she actually had a difficult time manoeuvring her dress during her entrance.

“I was laughing because I’m not good at altering the way I move in the name of fashion. Everyone was like, ‘Olivia, you can’t stomp around like Seabiscuit,'” she laughed.

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Awkwafina makes history with Golden Globes win

Awkwafina made history when she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy prize at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night. The Crazy Rich Asians actress, real name Nora Lum, beat Knives Out’s Ana de Armas, Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein, Late Night’s …

Awkwafina made history when she won the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy prize at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The Crazy Rich Asians actress, real name Nora Lum, beat Knives Out’s Ana de Armas, Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein, Late Night’s Emma Thompson, and Cate Blanchett for Where’d You Go, Bernadette to win the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical prize for her role in The Farewell.

With her win, the 31-year-old became the first person of Asian descent to win that category and win a lead actress Golden Globe for a film.

No Asian woman had ever been nominated in the category until last year, when her Crazy Rich Asians co-star Constance Wu landed on the shortlist and was subsequently beaten by Olivia Colman for The Favourite. At the 2019 awards ceremony, Sandra Oh became the first Asian to win Best Actress in a TV show for Killing Eve.

First-time nominee Awkwafina, whose father is Chinese-American and late mother was South Korean, acknowledged her historic win backstage by saying, “I just heard that fact and it was pretty mind-blowing. There’s also this other feeling that you want there to be more, and I hope this is just the beginning.”

In her acceptance speech, Awkwafina joked to the star-studded audience at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, “This is great. If I ever fall on hard times, I’m gonna sell this, so that’s great.

“I’ve never been to the Golden Globes, so I’m here now and it’s this and it’s great. Most importantly, to Lulu Wang, our incredible director. You gave me this chance, this chance of a lifetime and taught me so much.”

She dedicated the award to her father, praised her paternal grandmother, whom she described as her “best friend”, and thanked her late mum, commenting that she “always hoped was watching from somewhere above and I hope she’s watching now.”

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Olivia Wilde urges airline bosses to cut ties with flight film censorship firm

Olivia Wilde has urged airlines to cut ties with the bosses of a third-party company who censor films shown on flights after discovering Booksmart had been heavily edited for passengers.The actress/director was shocked to learn a pivotal lesbian sex sc…

Olivia Wilde has urged airlines to cut ties with the bosses of a third-party company who censor films shown on flights after discovering Booksmart had been heavily edited for passengers.

The actress/director was shocked to learn a pivotal lesbian sex scene and a mention of the word “vagina” had been cut from her 2019 movie for a recent flight screening, while the word “f**k” was not removed.

Wilde has since seen the edited version and she’s upset the powers that be saw fit to cut her feature even though it opens with a parental guidance disclaimer.

“I finally had the chance to watch an edited version of Booksmart on a flight to see exactly what had been censored,” she wrote on Twitter. “Turns out some airlines work with a third-party company that edits the movie based on what they deem inappropriate. Which, in our case, is… female sexuality?”

Wilde went on to explain that she was stuned to find the second half of an animated doll sequence, where the figures are naked, was cut, as was the word “genitals”. The company also edited out a scene in which two female characters attempt to have sex, even though it involves no nudity.

“By the way, they didn’t cut ANY cursing. Every ‘f**k’ is heard loud and clear, sometimes in the same scene where they muted ‘vagina’. They showed (character) George (elegantly) deep-throating a microphone but couldn’t stomach a consensual love scene between two women,” the 35-year-old stated. “What message is this sending to viewers and especially to women? That their bodies are obscene? That their sexuality is shameful? I urge every airline, especially those who pride themselves on inclusivity, to stop working with this third-party company, and trust the parental advisory warning to allow viewers to opt-out if they choose.”

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, who starred in the film, have also spoken out about the cuts.

Feldstein tweeted: “We’re on the case to get this rectified. Our movie is a beautiful representation of the queer experience as young people. I’m a queer person. So we’re getting to the bottom of it, don’t worry.”

While Dever called the controversy “ridiculous”, adding: “I don’t even know what to say to that. That makes me so mad.”

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Booksmart stars upset about airline bosses’ film censorship

Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever have pledged to get to the bottom of one airline’s decision to cut a lesbian sex scene from the film.The pair’s director, Olivia Wilde, was alerted to the censorship by a fan, who watched the movie on …

Booksmart stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever have pledged to get to the bottom of one airline’s decision to cut a lesbian sex scene from the film.

The pair’s director, Olivia Wilde, was alerted to the censorship by a fan, who watched the movie on a recent flight and realised something was missing, and the filmmaker expressed her dismay on social media.

Now, Feldstein and Dever have assured fans they’ll get to the bottom of the censorship.

“We’re on the case to get this rectified,” Feldstein told Variety. “Our movie is a beautiful representation of the queer experience as young people. I’m a queer person. So we’re getting to the bottom of it, don’t worry.”

And Dever has called the controversy “ridiculous”, adding: “I don’t even know what to say to that. That makes me so mad.”

Wilde reiterated her comments to the publication, saying, “I don’t understand it. There’s censorship, airline to airline, of films, which there must be some kind of governing board to determine. We rate it a certain way. If it’s not X-rated, surely it’s acceptable on an airplane.

“There’s insane violence of bodies being smashed in half and yet a love scene between two women is censored from the film. It’s such an integral part of this character’s journey. I don’t understand it. My heart just broke. I’m trying to get to the bottom of it; I want people to experience the entire film.”

Olivia did not name the airline that had censored the film, although social media reports have suggested it is Delta Air Lines.

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Olivia Wilde upset over airline censorship of Booksmart

Olivia Wilde is seeking answers after learning an unspecified airline has edited out an intimate same-sex scene from her film Booksmart.The actress/director was alerted to the missing footage, which includes a scene in which two female characters attem…

Olivia Wilde is seeking answers after learning an unspecified airline has edited out an intimate same-sex scene from her film Booksmart.

The actress/director was alerted to the missing footage, which includes a scene in which two female characters attempt to have sex, when a fan recently watched the movie on a flight and noted something was lacking.

“Tried watching Booksmart on the plane and they cut the ENTIRE lesbian hookup scene like not even a KISS was allowed! oh but don’t worry guys, the Straights got their kiss (sic),” the devotee, Michaela Barton, tweeted, prompting Olivia to respond, “This is truly a bummer. There is no nudity in this scene. What makes it too obscene for airplane viewing? What airline?”

The 35-year-old then added: “I don’t understand it. There’s censorship airline to airline of films. There must be some kind of governing board to determine.

“We rated a certain way. If it’s not X-rated, surely, it’s acceptable on an airplane. There’s insane violence of bodies being ripped in half and yet a love scene between two women is censored from the film. It’s such an integral part of the character’s journey. My heart just broke. I don’t understand it. It’s confusing.”

Booksmart, which marked Olivia’s feature directorial debut, was released in May. The flick starred Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as two graduating high school girls who set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes, and also featured appearances from Jessica Williams, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, and Jason Sudeikis.

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Beanie Feldstein feels more comfortable in supporting role

Beanie Feldstein feels more comfortable playing “the supportive role” on film.The 26-year-old, the sister of Jonah Hill, found success playing the best friend of Saoirse Ronan in 2017’s Lady Bird, and went on to receive acclaim for Booksmart, whi…

Beanie Feldstein feels more comfortable playing “the supportive role” on film.

The 26-year-old, the sister of Jonah Hill, found success playing the best friend of Saoirse Ronan in 2017’s Lady Bird, and went on to receive acclaim for Booksmart, which she lead with Kaitlyn Dever.

She followed that up with How to Build a Girl, the adaptation of journalist Caitlin Moran’s novel which follows a girl who transforms from an unpopular loner to a ruthless music writer.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Beanie confessed that it was challenging being the lead and “not having another person to create energy with and bounce off of.”

“I feel so much more comfortable being the supportive role,” she added.

While Beanie was filming How to Build a Girl, Kaitlyn was filming Netflix series Unbelievable, another intense and solitary role, and they would text each other and say, “Where are you?! I’m alone out here and I miss looking at your face.”

How to Build a Girl required Beanie to master a regional British accent and, for one scene, wear a swimsuit made out of plastic bags, and she admitted that any time she felt nervous or intimidated during filming she would think about the impact it will have on young girls.

“Imagine if I had seen a girl with my body and my spirit on camera in a trash-bag bikini? That’s powerful stuff,” she gushed. “I just feel honoured to be a part of stories that, had I been 15 when they came out, I would have been first in line at the movie theatre.”

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Olivia Wilde set to direct and produce thriller Don’t Worry, Darling

Olivia Wilde is set to direct and produce upcoming thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.The actress-turned-filmmaker made her directorial debut with teen coming-of-age comedy Booksmart earlier this year, with the film featuring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldst…

Olivia Wilde is set to direct and produce upcoming thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.

The actress-turned-filmmaker made her directorial debut with teen coming-of-age comedy Booksmart earlier this year, with the film featuring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein.

Now, Wilde has signed on to helm Don’t Worry, Darling, which will centre on an unhappy 1950s housewife and is to be “a psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era”, according to editors at Variety.

While the project remains in the early stages of development, the 35-year-old will be teaming with Booksmart writer/producer Katie Silberman as well as It producer Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. Silberman has rewritten the script, which is based on an original screenplay by sibling writers Shane and Carey Van Dyke.

A potential release date or casting details have not yet been announced, and while a studio is yet to be confirmed, editors at Deadline have reported that 18 production companies have made bids for Don’t Worry, Darling, including big-name firms such as Legendary and MGM, as well as streaming services like Netflix.

Meanwhile, Wilde has also been attached to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy movie for Universal Pictures. In addition to juggling her directing duties, she is currently filming Clint Eastwood’s new drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell, which stars Jon Hamm, Sam Rockwell, and Kathy Bates, and last appeared onscreen in 2018’s Life Itself and A Vigilante.

Silberman is known for her work as a writer on 2010 short Party Favors, 2018’s Set It Up, as well as Isn’t It Romantic, the fantasy romcom starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra. She is now in the pre-production phases of Most Dangerous Game, which is set to re-team Set It Up’s Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell.

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