Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska lands Kurt Geiger campaign

Rising star Ella Balinska has been tapped to appear in Kurt Geiger’s new campaign.The British actress is currently gearing up to begin promoting the Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, in which she appears alongside Naomi…

Rising star Ella Balinska has been tapped to appear in Kurt Geiger’s new campaign.

The British actress is currently gearing up to begin promoting the Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, in which she appears alongside Naomi Scott and Kristen Stewart.

But before Ella heads on the publicity trail, she has been selected by bosses at the U.K. footwear brand to be the face of the Characterful Style imagery for the fall/winter 2019 collection.

“Characterful style means bringing out the you, your personality and your essence,” the 22-year-old said in a statement, before adding that the campaign marks a full circle moment in her career, as she was once an employee for the company at the Selfridges department store in London. “I used to work in Kurt Geiger, it makes this so close to home and it makes it a campaign I’m really proud to be the face of because I know this company back to front. So, to be able to share that with the world, it’s a lot.”

In the accompanying video and still images, Ella models the new leather Bax boots, the Shoreditch purse, which features 1,500 pin studs, and the pristine white Lunar sneakers.

For the new line, Kurt Geiger creative director Rebecca Farrar-Hockley has also introduced the Bax flat and the Shoreditch tote handbag.

Meanwhile, label executives have tapped Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell to show off the men’s collection, including the leather Cade Chelsea boot and the Ross Boot.

Of wearing boots, he simply commented, “On stage, you just don’t want to slip over.”

Items in Kurt Geiger’s fall/winter 2019 collection are priced from $181 – $279 (£149 – £229).

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Naomi Scott could barely leave bed during eczema flare-ups

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times. The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration…

Naomi Scott’s eczema problems were so bad during her teens she found it hard to get out of bed at times.

The 26-year-old is opening up about her battle with the chronic skin condition in the hope that other young women will look to her for inspiration.

“You know those days where you want to stay in bed, where you can’t move your neck because it’s so sore? I’m with you,” she told fans during a candid interview with Teen Vogue. “And I guarantee you, the more you own it, the more you feel confident… This is something I wanted to speak on specifically for this interview because Teen Vogue, for me, has a real no BS (no bulls**t) honesty thing.”

She also revealed that she had her worst-ever bout of eczema as she began filming her role as Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of the Disney animated classic, Aladdin.

“I thought that maybe after filming it would all simmer down, but it erupted,” Scott said. “It was all over my body, I was itching at night, and every night (there was) blood on the sheets.”

She decided to stop disguising the dry patches and scars on the final press tour for Aladdin and believes her openness could help teens grappling with their own imperfections.

“If I, out of all people, am honest about my imperfections, then I might just make… I think of a 14-year-old girl and (how) it could make her feel just that bit better: ‘Oh, she has it and she plays Jasmine (in Aladdin),'” the actress commented.

Scott also discussed her ethnicity, revealing it was difficult to find her place in Hollywood due to her Indian heritage.

“There’s a thing of someone (being) like… ‘She’s not white, she’s not black, she’s not Latina, what is she?’ There were definitely a few leads that I went for, where I think, ultimately, I was maybe, ‘The other choice’, ‘The exotic choice,'” she added.

However, Scott’s career is really taking off now, and she will next begin promoting the new Charlie’s Angels revamp, also starring Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska.

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Kristen Stewart agreed to Charlie’s Angels because Elizabeth Banks ‘always vouched’ for her

Kristen Stewart signed up for Charlie’s Angels because director Elizabeth Banks always vouched for her. After becoming a household name with the hugely popular Twilight franchise, the 29-year-old went down the independent film route, starring in featur…

Kristen Stewart signed up for Charlie’s Angels because director Elizabeth Banks always vouched for her.

After becoming a household name with the hugely popular Twilight franchise, the 29-year-old went down the independent film route, starring in features such as Clouds of Sils Maria, Still Alice, and Personal Shopper, but is about to make her return to the mainstream with Charlie’s Angels.

Explaining her decision to make another blockbuster, the actress has now revealed it was all down to her connection to Banks.

“I did Charlie’s (Angels) because I’m a huge fan of Liz Banks and I always felt she vouched for me,” she commented. “I always felt, like, she doesn’t think I’m a freak.”

Stewart met Banks at a Venice Film Festival party a few years ago, when she was dancing self-consciously. The Pitch Perfect 2 director came up to her and told her she was a fan and asked if she was having fun.

“And then she said what would be the most annoying thing to hear from anyone else which was, ‘You’ve got to have fun with it,'” she recalled. “I was like, ‘No s**t! I’m trying.'”

The film, a reboot of the franchise which featured Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, features Stewart as private detective Sabina Wilson alongside Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.

Fans will see a different side to the star, as the trailer showed Stewart playing a cool character rather than an awkward or troubled one, doing comedy, stunts, and even dancing.

According to the actress, when her friends saw the clip, they remarked: “‘Dude, that’s you. Finally!'”

Charlie’s Angels is set to hit cinemas in November, two months before Stewart can be seen in another blockbuster – action-horror Underwater.

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Lana Del Rey records song for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark soundtrack

Lana Del Rey has recorded a cover of Donovan’s Season of the Witch for new horror Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The Born to Die hitmaker has covered the 1966 song for the film, which is set in 1968 and follows a group of teenagers who must face …

Lana Del Rey has recorded a cover of Donovan’s Season of the Witch for new horror Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The Born to Die hitmaker has covered the 1966 song for the film, which is set in 1968 and follows a group of teenagers who must face their fears in order to save their lives.

Debuting the tune in a new trailer for the horror on social media, Del Rey wrote, “Ooooh (ghost emoji) I’m really excited for you to see this amazing movie! SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK @scarystoriesmovie And I’ve got a new spooky cover in there for ya of Season Of The Witch It’s in theatres this Friday produced by Guillermo del Toro and Director, Andre Ovredal!!! Song produced by Jack Antonoff.”

In a statement, the Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water filmmaker, who is producing the film, heaped praise on the 34-year-old.

“I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with Season of the Witch – that she would use her alchemy to transform it,” the Oscar winner said. “She is a great artist and has been an amazing partner with us in this adventure. It is an honour for me to have met her.”

The singer will also join del Toro when he is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Wednesday.

This isn’t the only time Del Rey will feature on a 2019 movie soundtrack – she has teamed up with Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande to record a collaboration for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot too.

Season of the Witch has been covered a number of times for the screen, with appearances in Riverdale, American Horror Story, and True Blood. It currently appears in the trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits cinemas from Friday.

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Cameron Diaz: ‘I don’t miss performing’

Cameron Diaz has no interest in returning to acting. The Hollywood star made her movie debut in 1994 comedy The Mask and went on to star in films such as Charlie’s Angels, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Being John Malkovich, as well as voice Princes…

Cameron Diaz has no interest in returning to acting.

 The Hollywood star made her movie debut in 1994 comedy The Mask and went on to star in films such as Charlie’s Angels, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Being John Malkovich, as well as voice Princess Fiona in the Shrek animated franchise.  

 Diaz’s last film appearance was as Miss Hannigan in the 2014 remake of musical Annie, and in a rare interview with InStyle magazine, she admitted she hasn’t missed being in front of the camera.  

 “The way I look at it is that I’ve given more than half of my life to the public,” she said. “I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now, to reorganise and choose how I want to come (back) into the world. If I decide to. I don’t miss performing. Right now, I’m looking at the landscape of wellness and all that. But whatever I do, it has to be something I’m passionate about – something that just feels effortless.”  

 The actress also shared that she likes not having to give interviews to promote movies because it enables her to stay out of the public eye.  

 “It’s fun to just not have anybody know what I’m up to. Because my time is mine. I’m not selling any films, and because I’m not selling anything, I don’t have to give anybody anything. I’m not doing this anymore. I’m living my life,” the 46-year-old added. 

 The blonde beauty, who married Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in 2015, has been exploring new business options since she quit acting, including releasing two health and wellness books, and she is currently working on a top-secret project.  

 “I like creating, so I’m just looking for the project that makes the most sense for me now. I have some things brewing, but it’s a little too early to talk about them,” she teased. 

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Lucy Liu ‘curious’ about Charlie’s Angels reboot

Lucy Liu is “curious” to see the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.The upcoming movie, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, is a reboot of the 2000 film starring Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, which was a feature adaptation o…

Lucy Liu is “curious” to see the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The upcoming movie, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, is a reboot of the 2000 film starring Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore, which was a feature adaptation of the 1970s TV show.

In a new interview, Liu, who played female detective Alex Munday in the 2000 film and its 2003 sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, said she was curious to see the new reboot, but had some concerns about Hollywood continuously recycling ideas.

“They recycle things so much. I mean, Charlie’s Angels was recycled, and so it’s rare to find something that is fresh and new. But I think there’s an audience for that, so I think it’s wonderful. And (there’s) a new Charlie’s Angels coming out as well,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“I just feel like things that are original always sort of pop a little bit, but I think there’s a comfort level in trying to relive something and also to redo something in the modern time, and I’m always curious on how that works out.”

She said in an interview last year with ET it was “very exciting” that Pitch Perfect star Elizabeth Banks was helming the project.

“It will only be a more positive result for women,” Liu gushed.

Charlie’s Angels features a star-studded supporting cast including Banks, Patrick Stewart, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, and Djimon Hounsou, while Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey have collaborated on a song for its soundtrack.

The reboot is due to hit cinemas in November.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Karl Lagerfeld was shockingly unpretentious’

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in…

Kristen Stewart has insisted that late designer Karl Lagerfeld was “shockingly unpretentious” even though he looked “so austere and so scary”.

Since becoming a brand ambassador for the French fashion house in 2013, the 29-year-old actress has starred in a number of their campaigns and been named the face of their Gabrielle fragrance.

Stewart quickly became Lagerfeld’s muse, and wore Chanel to the Met Gala in May as a tribute to the German-born designer, who passed away at the age of 85 in February.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Charlie’s Angels star opened up about her relationship with the acclaimed fashion icon, and tenderly revealed that Lagerfeld wasn’t intimidating at all.

“It’s funny how he presents – so austere and so scary. He wasn’t though. He was incredibly inviting – insanely, shockingly unpretentious,” Stewart recalled. “He liked what he liked because he liked it. He was a fancy motherf**ker, but it was true to him. It’s almost like he sensed he was intimidating, so he was like, ‘No. To have a creative heart is daunting, but let’s get it beating faster and harder’.

“He was always touching you while speaking to you. He never talked at you – if he was talking to you, he was usually holding your hand. Luckily he knew how to leave a trace. There’s just a feeling that he gave me, an encouraging attaboy thing that shapes you in really profound ways.”

The actress found worldwide fame in her role as Bella Swan in the hugely successful teen vampire saga Twilight, but struggled with the huge amount of public scrutiny on her personal life. However, she confessed to Vanity Fair that she’s since come to terms with fame.

“I think I’ve grown out of this, but I used to be really frustrated that because I didn’t leap willingly into being at the centre of a certain amount of attention, that it seemed like I was an a*shole. I am in no way rebellious. I am in no way contrarian. I just want people to like me,” she added.

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Elizabeth Banks: ‘Kristen Stewart will surprise in Charlie’s Angels’

Elizabeth Banks is certain audiences will be surprised by Kristen Stewart’s role in the Charlie’s Angels reboot.The 29-year-old actress stars alongside Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott as the new generation of female crime-fighting spies, and director Ban…

Elizabeth Banks is certain audiences will be surprised by Kristen Stewart’s role in the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The 29-year-old actress stars alongside Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott as the new generation of female crime-fighting spies, and director Banks was full of praise for the former Twilight star.

“First of all, she is a legit action heroine. There’s no doubt about it. She’s super bada*s in the movie,” Banks gushed to reporters during a press call, according to CinemaBlend. “She did so many of her own stunts. Did all of her training. They all did. They all did weapons training. They all did stunt training, fight training, driving, we all took driving – not lessons but we all had to go through and were all put through our paces in all of those areas.

“And then she’s really, really funny. I think she lands as many jokes in this film as any comic actor working today. I think that will really surprise people.”

A trailer for the highly-anticipated reboot featured fast-paced action and jaw-dropping stunts, and Banks revealed she was heavily influenced by Rebecca Ferguson’s role in the action sequences in Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation back in 2015.

“When I originally pitched to direct Charlie’s Angels, it was right after Rebecca Ferguson had been in that Mission: Impossible movie and I was so inspired by her and excited for Wonder Woman which has since come out which I also looked at a little bit. We don’t have super powers in our movie so I don’t have golden lassos to play with,” she joked, before revealing that she also took inspiration from Charlize Theron’s action thriller Atomic Blonde.

Charlie’s Angels, which also stars Djimon Hounsou and Patrick Stewart, will be released in November.

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Elizabeth Banks: ‘Streaming services have liberated Hollywood’

Elizabeth Banks has found it “liberating” that streaming services have changed the way movies are being made. The actress and director is at the helm of the new Charlie’s Angels film, and spoke to The New York Times about how Hollywood has changed in …

Elizabeth Banks has found it “liberating” that streaming services have changed the way movies are being made.

The actress and director is at the helm of the new Charlie’s Angels film, and spoke to The New York Times about how Hollywood has changed in recent years.

Asked if she always considers whether a project should be released theatrically or streamed, Elizabeth replied: “We’re all storytellers, and we all want to get the most eyeballs on the story.

“We’re constantly asking ourselves what we think the best home is for the content, and it’s also been sort of liberating to feel like you can get a piece of material that you think is going to be a huge movie, and then two years into developing it you realise, ‘You know what? We should break this up into six episodes and make it a limited series!’ That’s actually an option now.”

Several key players in Hollywood have been divided as to the benefit of streaming to the industry – with Steven Spielberg among those standing strong for the theatrical experience over watching movies in the comfort of one’s own home.

As for whether or not films of certain genres will continue coming out in cinemas, Elizabeth mused: “I do believe the theatrical experience is going to be more and more event-ised for major studios, but for someone like me who grew up on romantic comedies, watching them come back on streamers has been really gratifying.”

The Pitch Perfect 2 filmmaker continued: “People actually like this stuff that the studios stopped giving them, and the streamers picked up the slack. So that’s one example of how streamers can make these sorts of midrange movies that the big corporate studios are not as interested in putting out theatrically.”

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