Elizabeth Banks confirms Kristen Stewart’s character in Charlie’s Angels is gay

Elizabeth Banks has confirmed Kristen Stewart’s character in the Charlie’s Angels reboot is gay.In the third instalment of the Charlie’s Angels film series, the Twilight actress takes on the part of the rebellious Sabina Wilson, with the flick also fea…

Elizabeth Banks has confirmed Kristen Stewart’s character in the Charlie’s Angels reboot is gay.

In the third instalment of the Charlie’s Angels film series, the Twilight actress takes on the part of the rebellious Sabina Wilson, with the flick also featuring Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the new generation of Angels working for a private detective agency.

Speaking about Sabina’s sexuality in an interview for Pride Source, Elizabeth explained that she and Kristen both wanted to ensure there was no ambiguity.

“I think ambiguity is kind of modern now. I think the fluidity is very modern right now. Kristen’s character is definitely gay in the movie. I mean, she wanted to be gay in the movie and I’m like, ‘Yeah,'” she commented. “And you’re welcome to talk to her about it. She loves to be open about it. I just wanted to make sure that she was able to present a character that she was fully behind.”

Elizabeth went on to note that it was important for Kristen to “present herself as queer” in Charlie’s Angels. The 29-year-old has been open about her bisexuality in the past and is currently dating screenwriter Dylan Meyer.

Elsewhere in the chat, Elizabeth shared that it felt “so natural” to have a queer lead in the film.

“Again, I feel like it’s the most modern version of Charlie’s Angels and speaks to the audience that’s here for it right now. It was never a big deal, it was not a big deal. We talked about it and it just… happened. It was very natural,” the 45-year-old stated.

Charlie’s Angels, also featuring Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, and Noah Centineo, hits cinemas in the U.S. on Friday.

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Kristen Stewart: ‘Reviving Charlie’s Angels was Elizabeth Banks’ idea’

Reviving Charlie’s Angels for the big screen was director Elizabeth Banks’ idea, according to Kristen Stewart.The 29-year-old was convinced to star alongside Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska in the latest reboot of the iconic 1970s TV series because she w…

Reviving Charlie’s Angels for the big screen was director Elizabeth Banks’ idea, according to Kristen Stewart.

The 29-year-old was convinced to star alongside Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska in the latest reboot of the iconic 1970s TV series because she was a huge fan of the actress and director.

“It was really fun. Liz is really funny. It was her idea to revive the movies. I’d never worked with her before but I’ve always been a huge fan. Tonally we’re so different – she can squeeze a joke or a laugh out of anything and I’m the furthest from that,” Kristen explained to Collider, before adding she was shocked that Banks wanted her to play the “goofball” in the reboot.

“I was so thankful and ultimately she wrote a really warm, grounded – also very silly, stupid, sometimes slapstick – but also really well-intentioned movie. It’s rad,” she gushed. “These girls are actually smart and it’s about women who are friends and who are good people working together… It didn’t lose the kitschy thing because she’s really f**king silly.”

And the Twilight star, who is best known for taking on much more dramatic roles, was relieved to be playing the “wily” Sabina.

“My character is wily. I’m the really irresponsible older sister who takes care of these girls… but she never really knows what time it is or where she’s supposed to be. So it was fun to be just a dumb-a*s,” she laughed.

Banks also stars in the film, alongside the likes of Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, and Patrick Stewart.

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Elizabeth Banks will never undergo plastic surgery

Elizabeth Banks will never be tempted to undergo plastic surgery because she fears it will leave her with “emotional or psychological baggage”.The actress/filmmaker has never had any cosmetic enhancements and isn’t planning on having any in the future …

Elizabeth Banks will never be tempted to undergo plastic surgery because she fears it will leave her with “emotional or psychological baggage”.

The actress/filmmaker has never had any cosmetic enhancements and isn’t planning on having any in the future either, as she wouldn’t want to deal with the psychological effect of making any drastic changes to her appearance.

“I’m trying to age gracefully,” she told Dax Shepard during a chat for his Armchair Expert podcast on Monday. “That’s something I will happily say to everyone, like, I have not put anything in my face, I’ve never had a needle in my face … I’m really uninterested in the psychology of starting to mess with my face.

“I would do it if I could happily look in the mirror and not have emotional or psychological baggage doing it but I just… I don’t want to do it and I’m trying to resist and there’s a reason for that and I have to honour it.”

As for her reasons for not having surgery, the 45-year-old continued: “I feel the way about those kinds of doctors as I do about a lot of things, like, you are putting your livelihood and your life into their hands and who knows what could go wrong … like why am I doing that?

“And then I’ve also had friends and my sister who have faced cancer and have had surgeries and stuff and you’re like, ‘Why would I voluntarily put myself under a knife and like anaesthesia and all that?’ It’s all so dangerous, is my point.”

When it comes to how she’ll cope in the world of Hollywood as she advances in her years, the screen star said she hopes society’s views of ageing will change.

“I’m just over it,” the Charlie’s Angels director reflected on the pressures to appear youthful.

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Demi Moore credits smiling as her anti-ageing secret

Demi Moore swears smiling is the secret to looking younger.The Hollywood actress, known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, has opened up about her skincare secrets in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With Me series. Demon…

Demi Moore swears smiling is the secret to looking younger.

The Hollywood actress, known for her flawless complexion and glossy brunette locks, has opened up about her skincare secrets in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar’s Go To Bed With Me series. Demonstrating how she uses Georgia Louise’s Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone, Demi insisted that alongside a little face massage, smiling will make anyone look more youthful.

“You work through all the tension in your face. It activates the blood flow in your skin. And then kind of moves out all the tension,” she said of the rose quartz tool, which she applies using outward strokes on her jaw and cheekbones. “You’ll see there’ll be a lot of blood flow to the skin. And when you’re over 50, when you feel like your skin is hitting the floor, this actually is an incredible uplift. That and smiling. Smiling is the best and free anti-ageing secret available.”

Elsewhere in the clip, Demi explained how she uses a Makeup Eraser Cloth to remove her cosmetics each evening, before washing her face with a gentle cleanser.

“My skincare regime is generally less is more. My skin is hyper, hyper sensitive. So, I can’t have anything with fragrance. It has to be really high quality, clean, active ingredients,” the 56-year-old shared. “I have two different cleansers, depending on what I have going on. I have one that is Retrouve’s Luminous Cleansing, which is more of an elixir… (it has) a nice texture. And if I need to feel more clean, then I have my CosMedix, which is the Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser. And that’s more like a soap. Both of them work.”

Demi then proceeds to apply a layer of NIOD’s Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 and then moisturise with either Biologique Recherche’s Creme Dermopurifiante and Biologique Recherche’s La Grande Crème before applying.

“I always put it on my hands first. Because it allows you to be more gentle with your face and your skin. And I always put any extra down on your chest, your boobs,” she smiled.

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Elizabeth Banks insisted on tampon scene in Charlie’s Angels

Elizabeth Banks insisted on including a tampon scene in her new Charlie’s Angels reboot.The 45-year-old revealed the scene as she became the first female director to receive the Pioneer of the Year honour from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Fo…

Elizabeth Banks insisted on including a tampon scene in her new Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The 45-year-old revealed the scene as she became the first female director to receive the Pioneer of the Year honour from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation in its 78-year history on Wednesday.

Banks, who was supported by her Charlie’s Angels stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, said during her acceptance speech that the movie has a scene that focuses on the female sanitary product, and thanked Sony boss Tom Rothman for letting her do it.

“I didn’t start directing movies because I think I am the greatest director in the world. I did it because I had something I want to say. I want to change the world, and so in thinking about my status, bestowed just now by three Angels, as an industry ‘pioneer’, I wanted to say something tonight that has never been said on this stage, at this forum. I wanted to do what is a staple of my work,” Banks told the crowd.

“I wanted to say something entertaining for all, but especially meaningful to women and girls, something that I can pretty much guarantee (past honourees) Darryl F. Zanuck and Jim Gianopulos have never said. I wanted to say tampon. TAMPON. Tampon. I can only say it is probably the fear of every man in this room that you give a woman a microphone – it is all tampon talk all the time.”

She explained that she used the word in her speech to try and eradicate the stigma surrounding periods and sanitary products, and revealed that Sony never once asked her to take out the scene in the Charlie’s Angels reboot.

“I just wanted to remind you why you gave me this Pioneer Award here tonight. It is because everything you can do, I can do bleeding,” she quipped.

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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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