Kristen Stewart plays both Romeo and Juliet in Pirelli Calendar

Kristen Stewart plays the part of both Romeo and Juliet in the new Pirelli Calendar.The famed calendar for the Italian tyre brand features the likes of Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Emma Watson, and Yara Shahidi depicting contemporary versions of the lovestruc…

Kristen Stewart plays the part of both Romeo and Juliet in the new Pirelli Calendar.

The famed calendar for the Italian tyre brand features the likes of Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Emma Watson, and Yara Shahidi depicting contemporary versions of the lovestruck character from William Shakespeare’s play.

Kristen, Chinese popstar Chris Lee, and Indya Moore are also among the famous faces who play both parts of the doomed lovers in the imagery, as well as the accompanying film, shot and directed by photographer Paolo Roversi.

“I was looking for a pure soul, someone full of innocence that combined strength, beauty, tenderness, and courage. I found this in the glimmer of an eye, in the gestures and words of Emma and Yara, Indya and Mia and in the smiles and tears of Kristen and Claire…” Roversi said in a statement. “There’s a Juliet in every woman.”

For 2020, the format has also changed, with Roversi ditching the traditional spiral-bound calendar for a hardback book and a short film.

In the film, which took six months to shoot, each of the women audition for the role of a modern-day Juliet, and answers questions about their own experiences with young love and recite lines from Shakespeare’s tragedy, with Kristen also reading Romeo’s lines.

“I think this is really a portrait gallery of different women, who all express their own character and personality,” Roversi told Fashionista. “It’s not just an image they’re giving, but a presence.”

The photographer’s daughter, Stella, and Spanish musician Rosalia also feature in the calendar.

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Olivia Colman struggled to drop The Favourite weight ahead of The Crown shoot

Olivia Colman had a difficult time getting into shape for The Crown after packing on the pounds for her Oscar-winning role in The Favourite.The British actress gained weight for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the period drama and insists she “probably”…

Olivia Colman had a difficult time getting into shape for The Crown after packing on the pounds for her Oscar-winning role in The Favourite.

The British actress gained weight for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the period drama and insists she “probably” will not undertake the challenge again as she struggled to get back to her slender form ahead of the royal drama, in which she stars as Queen Elizabeth II.

“I had to put on a lot of weight for Queen Anne in The Favourite but I had to lose a lot of weight for this,” she told OK! Magazine of her performance on The Crown.

And she clarified that she was the one suggesting she should lose a few pounds, not the series’ producers.

“Well, I didn’t have to, because everyone was very polite and nice, but I said, ‘I need to lose weight.’ They were very sweet and supportive about it,” the 45-year-old shared. “It would have felt a bit wrong to play Queen Elizabeth II as the same size as Queen Anne. I probably wouldn’t say yes to putting on weight again for a job because it’s been very difficult to lose.”

The star also revealed that she had a bit too much fun playing the stern-faced monarch on the show.

“Well, I’m not supposed to smile as much as I do, that was fun,” she laughed.

Colman takes over from Claire Foy as The Queen in the third season of the Netflix hit – set between 1964 and 1977 – which begins streaming on 17 November.

Helena Bonham Carter, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor, and Charles Dance also appear on the show.

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Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Foy star in Pirelli calendar

Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Foy star in Pirelli’s new calendar.Photographed by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, the shoot was inspired by William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo & Juliet, and each of the women portray their own interpretatio…

Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Foy star in Pirelli’s new calendar.

Photographed by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, the shoot was inspired by William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo & Juliet, and each of the women portray their own interpretation of the character Juliet in the images.

Actresses Yara Shahidi, Indya Moore and Mia Goth, Chinese singer Chris Lee, Spanish star Rosalia, and artist Stella Roversi also feature in the calendar.

In a behind-the-scenes video, Harry Potter star Emma said she has always wanted to work with the 71-year-old Italian photographer.

“His photos look like these unbelievable paintings. It’s lovely to have the narrative behind the image still. I think that makes it a richer image,” she gushed.

And Twilight actress Kristen was drawn to the calendar theme as she is a “huge advocate” of Juliet, and jokingly said she thought the lovestruck teenager was “a baller.”

“I am still searching for my Juliet and I will be searching all my life,” the photographer said. “Because Juliet is a dream.”

In one image, The Crown star Claire wears a red wig and an almost angelic headpiece and white dress, while English actress Mia portrays a Tudor-inspired Juliet.

This year’s Looking for Juliet theme marks the tyre brand’s shift away from the provocative, sexy imagery it was famous for.

The Pirelli Calendar was first published in 1964, and was given as a limited-edition gift to clients and celebrities. It was discontinued in 1974, but was brought 10 years later, and has previously featured actresses including Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, and Uma Thurman.

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Cate Blanchett is the jewel of the BAFTAs red carpet

Cate Blanchett set the bar high for glamour on the BAFTAs red carpet as she unveiled her new brunette do to complement her jeweled black gown. The Australian actress wowed in the custom Christopher Kane gown, which featured a huge gemstone necklace an…

Cate Blanchett set the bar high for glamour on the BAFTAs red carpet as she unveiled her new brunette do to complement her jeweled black gown.

The Australian actress wowed in the custom Christopher Kane gown, which featured a huge gemstone necklace and a thigh-high split, to the prestigious awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday night (10Feb19). Later in the evening, she presented the Fellowship Award to Thelma Schoonmaker.

And the star wasn’t the only one leading the way in jewel tones on the chilly red carpet.

Amy Adams, who was up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Vice, stunned in a burgundy Prada gown with a jewel embellishment, and her hair scraped back into a sleek low ponytail.

One of the evening’s presenters, Lily Collins, wore a deep blue Givenchy creation for the occasion, which featured an intricately designed tulle skirt and a structured jacket.

The Crown star Claire Foy, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in First Man, looked regal in a fringed green Oscar De La Renta strapless gown. While she braved the cold weather in London, Claire joked to presenter Dermot O’Leary on the red carpet that she was “so hungry” before the awards ceremony.

Monochrome was another huge trend on the BAFTAs red carpet, with Best Actress winner Olivia Colman leading the charge in her black and white Emilia Wickstead custom creation.

Rachel Weisz, Olivia’s co-star in The Favourite who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong, was ethereal in a white Gucci tulle gown and Cartier diamond earrings, while the Duchess of Cambridge wore a one-shouldered Alexander McQueen creation with Jimmy Choo heels.

Salma Hayek, who was visibly emotional as she presented the Best Film award to friend Alfonso Cuaron, was chic in a black velvet floor-length dress by Gucci, complete with a jewel lizard brooch on her shoulder.

Best Actress nominees Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy also got the black dress memo, while Viola Davis complemented her black and white Armani Prive dress with a huge bow.

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Olivia Colman struggled with The Favourite weight gain side effects

Olivia Colman felt “under-confident” and slept badly when she piled on weight to play Queen Anne in The Favourite.Hotly tipped for Oscars glory thanks to her turn in Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film, Olivia decided to gain weight for the role of the funny, b…

Olivia Colman felt “under-confident” and slept badly when she piled on weight to play Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Hotly tipped for Oscars glory thanks to her turn in Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film, Olivia decided to gain weight for the role of the funny, but tragic, portly British monarch, rather than use prosthetics.

And although she had fun eating more, it came with some unwanted side effects.

“You don’t sleep as well. You feel under-confident,” Olivia explained to British newspaper Metro. “Even though I was doing it for a reason, and it was fun to say ‘yes’ to everything, I didn’t feel quite as energetic with the kids and my knees hurt.”

The 44-year-old is mum to two sons and a daughter with husband Ed Sinclair.

It took Olivia a full year to drop the weight after filming wrapped in 2017, but The Lobster actress hasn’t lost her sweet tooth.

“I keep eyeing the cake,” she smiled. “I’m naturally disposed to look at muffins.”

The star can soon be seen taking over from Claire Foy in another regal role; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in season three of The Crown, which airs on Netflix later this year (19).

And before that, she’s starring in the BBC adaption of Les Miserables with Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins.

“I’m lucky that I’m working more than I’ve ever worked, having hit 44,” she mused. “I’ve done more than I did when I was 20s. I’m more interesting now than I was when I was 20.”

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Costume designer Mary Zophres: ‘Damien Chazelle is there whenever you need him’

Director Damien Chazelle collaborates closely with the wardrobe department on his films.Costume designer Mary Zophres has worked with Chazelle twice now; first on his Oscar-winning spectacular La La Land, and then again on new film First Man.And while …

Director Damien Chazelle collaborates closely with the wardrobe department on his films.

Costume designer Mary Zophres has worked with Chazelle twice now; first on his Oscar-winning spectacular La La Land, and then again on new film First Man.

And while the two films dealt with totally different stories, Chazelle’s style remained the same.

“It was very much like La La Land. It was just a different subject matter, but his approach is very much the same,” Zophres said at the Gold Derby Meet the Experts: Costume Designers panel. “He knows exactly what the film is going to look like. He’s very much a collaborator and is very open to ideas and to meetings and discussions and meetings and show and tells. He’ll be there whenever you need him to be there.”

Zophres herself landed an Academy Award nod for 2016’s La La Land, and she was also nominated for True Grit in 2011.

Her other credits include Catch Me If You Can, Fargo and Gangster Squad, among many others.

In First Man, which stars Ryan Gosling as space hero Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy as his wife Janet, Zophres opted for a lot of natural fibres.

“Cottons and wools,” she explained. “And to be able to pull back some of the colour so it would have the effect of a Kodachrome photograph. That’s how we wanted it to look. And I knew we were going to shoot on 16 mm. Some of it’s 16, some of it’s 35 and some of its IMAX. You don’t know what it’s going to look like. That was a little intense and intimidating, but in the end, it really makes the movie make a lot of sense story-wise to me.”

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Claire Foy in the process of growing out her The Girl in the Spider’s Web hair

Claire Foy is hopeful her edgy haircut will grow out into something she loves again.The Crown star swapped her shoulder-length locks for a cropped do when she was cast as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.The film, which began hitting ci…

Claire Foy is hopeful her edgy haircut will grow out into something she loves again.

The Crown star swapped her shoulder-length locks for a cropped do when she was cast as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The film, which began hitting cinemas in October (18), wrapped filming in April, and Claire has been growing her hair ever since.

“I loved it at the beginning and then I went through a strange period where I wanted to shave my own head,” she said of the style, reports Metro.

“Now I’m out the other side and hopefully it’s going to grow into something which I love again.”

The film received mixed reviews from critics, though Claire insisted in a recent interview with i newspaper that she has made peace with the “judgement” and “criticism” that would come with taking on the role, which has also been played by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara in previous versions of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium novel series.

The 34-year-old also outlined to the newspaper how she had to bulk up.

“It was very physical,” she said. “I had to get muscles that I never had before in order to look right.”

However, she was careful not to make Lisbeth waif thin.

“I don’t want to project that image – I don’t think she has to be emaciated. I don’t know why she would have to be,” she added.

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Ryan Gosling almost turned down First Man role

Ryan Gosling has admitted he considered turning down the role of Neil Armstrong in his latest film First Man.The actor has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the first man to set foot on the moon, which also stars Claire Foy as Armstrong’s wi…

Ryan Gosling has admitted he considered turning down the role of Neil Armstrong in his latest film First Man.

The actor has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the first man to set foot on the moon, which also stars Claire Foy as Armstrong’s wife Janet Shearon and is directed by Damien Chazelle.

In an interview with Britain’s Total Film, the La La Land filmmaker admitted that Ryan “was the only person I ever thought of for Neil”, but the Blade Runner 2049 star wasn’t so sure.

“I actually didn’t know if I was interested,” Ryan admitted to the publication. “I certainly didn’t feel like I wanted to do a biopic. But I think when I started diving into the materials, almost kind of by chance… the mission to the Moon, and the idea of what that mission meant and what it took and what it cost: that started really fascinating me.”

The 37-year-old added that while he was aware of Armstrong’s “contribution to history”, there was plenty he didn’t know about his life. And the filming experience, which included being strapped into a ‘multi-axis trainer’ to simulate being in outer space, proved to Ryan that he wouldn’t make a very good astronaut himself.

“It was…unsettling,” he chuckled. “But, you know, kind of amazing. I realised I couldn’t (actually cut it as an astronaut). Any fantasy I had about that was quickly shattered. It’s a very specific person who wants to get into a machine that has never been flown, and fly it for the first time, and to actively push that machine to its breaking point, to see what its weaknesses are.”

First Man hits cinemas on 12 October (18).

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Jason Clarke struggled with claustrophobic First Man scenes

Jason Clarke has admitted he almost needed a mild sedative to deal with filming the claustrophobic scenes in First Man.Jason stars opposite Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy in Damien Chazelle’s new film, which tells the story of the first man on the moon,…

Jason Clarke has admitted he almost needed a mild sedative to deal with filming the claustrophobic scenes in First Man.

Jason stars opposite Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy in Damien Chazelle’s new film, which tells the story of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Damien decided on lots of scenes depicting the space man’s chosen career, which meant the cast including Ryan, Corey Stoll, as Buzz Aldrin, and Jason, who plays Ed White the first American to walk in space, all had to shoot in rockets.

“(It was) insanely claustrophobic. It was almost to the point where you needed a mild sedative. I don’t say that lightly,” Jason told British newspaper Metro. “Claustrophobia is not something you can just turn off. Damien really made no exceptions. The camera had to fit the reality and everybody had that mantra.

“The capsules were scaled to real life. It was not fun — we’re not pilots, we’re not used to doing this every day. So I wasn’t used to the fact I’m totally reliant once I was strapped in. I can’t do anything: my oxygen, my communications, my ability to get out, it’s beyond my control.”

The film is in cinemas now, with Kyle Chandler and Claire Foy also starring. And being cast in the La La Land director’s new movie was a dream come true for Australian star Jason.

“It was in my bucket list to do a space movie,” the 49-year-old smiled. “Blade Runner, 2001, they’re a couple of my favourites. To do this story, with this team and the access this team got, was a pleasure. The size and scope of this movie… that’s quite rare.”

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Claire Foy surprised by fitness during prep for The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Claire Foy was astounded by the improvements in her fitness as she prepared for her role in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.The actress is playing hacker Lisbeth Salander in the sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, taking over the ro…

Claire Foy was astounded by the improvements in her fitness as she prepared for her role in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The actress is playing hacker Lisbeth Salander in the sequel to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, taking over the role from Rooney Mara.

In the film, the story follows Lisbeth as she tries to rescue and exact vengeance for battered women, and the plot specifics required Claire to build up strength for the role. And having never trained with focus at the gym before, she was amazed by the results of her commitment.

“So much of it was about being physically able to do the stunts,” she recalled in a cover interview with American Vogue. “Suddenly I was like, ‘I can do ten press-ups.’ I could run. I could lift weights.”

In addition to boosting her fitness levels, the British star has also been required to change her physical appearance, swapping the ladylike bob she sported while playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, for a short, punky, jet black haircut.

However, Claire’s three-year-old daughter Ivy Rose – whom she shares with ex-husband Stephen Campbell Moore – was not a fan of her mother’s startling new look.

“My daughter hated my haircut, because apparently mummies are supposed to have long hair, not undercuts,” the 34-year-old told Entertainment Tonight, adding that the makeover also seemed to make her less approachable in the eyes of others.

“I think all my friends really enjoyed it, but you end up having to kind of dress differently and people definitely cross to the other side of the road to avoid you in society.”

The Girl in the Spider’s Web hits cinemas from 18 October (18).

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