Eiza Gonzalez heartbroken after losing out on Catwoman role

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left…

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.

The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left heartbroken when Zoe Kravitz was cast instead.

Eiza told The Hollywood Reporter she became so obsessed that she imagined herself as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman in the comic book adaptation, and was “living and breathing” the role after getting down to the final stages of the audition process.

“It’s impossible not to do that, especially when you get so far down the line,” the 30-year-old confessed. “It’s part of why you’re so far down the line – because you’re living and dreaming the character.

“For my prep for every role, I’m kind of a weirdo, especially when I’m already at the camera test stage or really deep into it. I will live and breathe the character; I’m more traditional in that sense. It is heartbreaking; it is always hard. You have to envision yourself in the role in order to see the role. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.”

But the Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw star is experienced enough to know that when one door closes in Hollywood, another one opens, and she’s remaining positive that the experience will lead to another opportunity in the future.

“It’s always heartbreaking, but what I’ve learned with time, those relationships that you curate and the people that you meet don’t go away,” she shared. “The beauty of our industry is it’s never ending; it’s always evolving and transforming. I’m just lucky and grateful that I’ve had the chance to meet incredible directors and be part of incredible projects.”

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Vin Diesel’s son encouraged him to star in Bloodshot

Vin Diesel’s son convinced him to take on the role of a super soldier in Bloodshot.In the upcoming action feature, the actor plays Ray Garrison, a former Marine who is assassinated and then brought back to life as a biotech killing machine by a team of…

Vin Diesel’s son convinced him to take on the role of a super soldier in Bloodshot.

In the upcoming action feature, the actor plays Ray Garrison, a former Marine who is assassinated and then brought back to life as a biotech killing machine by a team of scientists who want to use him as a weapon.

Speaking to Variety about the project, Diesel revealed that his nine-year-old son Vincent not only encouraged him to accept the role of the Valiant Comics’ character in the blockbuster but was also responsible for him voicing Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

“My kid did it,” he told the publication. “This is the second time… The only two pre-existing characters I’ve ever played – and those of you who know my work, know it’s Groot and Bloodshot. Both of them, in some way, I can attribute to my son.”

Diesel stars in the movie alongside Eiza Gonzalez, Lamorne Morris, and Alex Hernandez. Accordingly, the trio praised the 52-year-old’s approach to filmmaking.

“(He) is one of the coolest dudes. He’s super chill, goofing around all the time. He brings his family to set. The kids did a performance piece for some of the crew,” New Girl star Morris shared. “He throws little parties here and there. His sets are very chill. He’s big on family, so if he’s away filming these movies all the time, he wants to make the set feel like home. That’s how he made everybody feel.”

While Hernandez was quick to commend Diesel for paving the way for “actors of colour” in Hollywood.

“He was nothing but generous to me… and, as another actor of colour, growing up I always thought of (Diesel) as, ‘It’s nice to see that one of us can do this. We’re actually allowed to participate in the Hollywood experience,'” he gushed.

Bloodshot is set to hit cinemas from 11 March.

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Ansel Elgort confirms there is a script for Baby Driver 2

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds…

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.

Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The movie also had appearances from Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, and while Wright has yet to officially confirm a follow-up, Elgort divulged in a new interview that he has read the script already.

“He has shared it with me… Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a Baby Driver 2,” the 25-year-old told MTV News. “It has a different title, actually. You’re gonna have to have to ask Edgar that, though.”

Baby Driver was well received by audiences and critics, leading it to earn $226 million (£186 million) at the box office worldwide, making it director Wright’s highest-earning movie at the box office.

And while the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker has never directed a traditional sequel before, he previously noted that he was open to making one for Baby Driver.

“It is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there is somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters, especially (Elgort’s getaway driver character) Baby,” he shared in an interview with Empire magazine’s film podcast. “I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.”

Wright is currently in the post-production phases of animated project Shadows and is also filming Last Night in Soho with Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

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Prabal Gurung designs first Atelier collection

Prabal Gurung has added an atelier line to his offerings.Nepalese-American designer Gurung is a favorite among the A-list, and was the designer of choice for numerous celebrities at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (07May18), including Gabrielle Union, Dian…

Prabal Gurung has added an atelier line to his offerings.

Nepalese-American designer Gurung is a favorite among the A-list, and was the designer of choice for numerous celebrities at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday (07May18), including Gabrielle Union, Diane Kruger, Ashley Graham and Hailee Steinfeld, who all stunned in Atelier Prabal Gurung.

“This has been building for a while,” Gurung told Vogue of his new venture. “We’ve always taken a couture approach to our (ready-to-wear) designs, and we make the majority of our collections in New York. I have a big private-client business, too, so we’ve been making custom, made-to-measure gowns for them.”

The designer made a total of eight gowns for the Met Gala, with Ming Xi, Eiza Gonzalez, Deepika Padukone and Hikari Mori also wearing the new pieces. All the dresses from his debut Atelier capsule are available now via trunk shows at Bergdorf Goodman and Moda Operandi.

Opting for bold shades of yellow, green and pink, among others, Gurung consulted with each star about her dress, which had to fit in with this year’s theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Reflecting on the night, the designer shared: “It was a full-circle moment for me. I walked the carpet with Diane, and I was looking around (thinking about how I was) really bullied in my Catholic boy’s school. My escape was fashion and sketching, so to be at this Met Gala, it almost felt like the things I’d sketched had come to life and were walking right in front of me. It was surreal.”

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