Emma Stone was in best shape of her life when playing Billie Jean King

Emma Stone “never felt more beautiful” than when she played Billie Jean King in a movie.The Oscar-winning actress portrayed the tennis ace in 2017’s Battle of the Sexes, and in a new interview with Vogue.com, confessed that training for the movie trans…

Emma Stone “never felt more beautiful” than when she played Billie Jean King in a movie.

The Oscar-winning actress portrayed the tennis ace in 2017’s Battle of the Sexes, and in a new interview with Vogue.com, confessed that training for the movie transformed her body and her self-confidence.

“That role required me to get physically strong. I’ve never felt more beautiful or powerful than I did when I felt strong and capable in my body,” the La La Land star explained. “It was an incredible experience and one I take with me daily.”

She went on to explain that while she’s not diligently kept up with the training, feeling strong helped change her perception of beauty.

“Admittedly, I’m a hell of a lot weaker than I was then, but it reinforced the truth that beauty comes from how you feel, not how you look. People looking aesthetically pleasing, which is entirely subjective anyway, is just a bonus,” she added.

Emma, who currently serves as the face of Louis Vuitton’s fragrance campaigns, then shared how perfume helps her get into character.

“I’ve been using fragrance to help me define each character I’ve played since I was 16. Even now, I can smell that scent and be taken straight back,” the 31-year-old shared. “Scent has always been the quickest sense-memory for me. I remember most of the time periods in my life through scent.”

© Cover Media

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour among co-chairs for 2020 Met Gala

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour are among the co-chairs for the 2020 Met Gala.On Thursday, officials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2020 exhibition will be centred on the theme of Ab…

Nicolas Ghesquiere and Anna Wintour are among the co-chairs for the 2020 Met Gala.

On Thursday, officials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City announced that The Costume Institute’s spring 2020 exhibition will be centred on the theme of About Time: Fashion and Duration, and will be on view from 7 May until 7 September 2020.

In celebration of the opening, The Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, will take place on 4 May, with the evening’s co-chairs to include Ghesquiere, who is Louis Vuitton creative director for womenswear, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour, as well as Hollywood stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, and Meryl Streep.

The annual event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and capital improvements, and draws in a number of top fashion designers, models, and names from the entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, the exhibition will trace more than a century and a half of fashion, from 1870 to the present, as part of the museum’s 150th anniversary celebration. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of “la duree”- time that flows, accumulates – representatives explained that they wanted to explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future.

“Fashion is indelibly connected to time,” Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator in charge of The Costume Institute, said in a statement. “It not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, but it also changes and develops with the times, serving as an especially sensitive and accurate timepiece. Through a series of chronologies, the exhibition will use the concept of duration to analyse the temporal twists and turns of fashion history.”

© Cover Media

Ruben Fleischer interested in Zombieland spin-off with Zoey Deutch

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer would love to make a standalone movie about Zoey Deutch’s character.Fleischer reunited with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin 10 years after the release of 2009’s Zombieland to create …

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer would love to make a standalone movie about Zoey Deutch’s character.

Fleischer reunited with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin 10 years after the release of 2009’s Zombieland to create the sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, and brought in Set It Up star Deutch to play a “dumb blonde” named Madison, who serves as Eisenberg’s new love interest.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Venom filmmaker admitted he would like to make a standalone movie exploring what happens to Madison and Berkeley, played by Avan Jogia, after the events of Double Tap.

“I would love to do a Madison standalone movie. So, I think that story remains to be written. That would be a fun thing to go find out. That actually would’ve been a good post-credit scene where those two are in (hippy community) Babylon just being pretty dumb together,” he said.

The actress has been receiving rave reviews for her performance in the sequel, with many critics describing her as a scene-stealer. And Zoey has already expressed interest in returning for a follow-up.

“I’ll be on my hands and knees begging them to have me back. It was so much fun. Like I said, a very life-affirming experience,” the 24-year-old gushed to Entertainment Weekly.

She also explained that she enjoyed playing the airheaded Madison because she was so positive.

“To be honest, to be able to play someone that positive for 14, 15 hours every day for a couple months, it inevitably seeps into your own psyche and spirit. So, I was in a very good mood, between playing someone that positive and cheery and being around such amazing and kind people,” she added.

© Cover Media

Abigail Breslin credits stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool

Abigail Breslin has credited the stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool because she isn’t very coordinated.The 23-year-old actress reprises her role as Little Rock in the action-comedy sequel, reuniting with her co-stars Woody Ha…

Abigail Breslin has credited the stunt team on Zombieland: Double Tap for making her look cool because she isn’t very coordinated.

The 23-year-old actress reprises her role as Little Rock in the action-comedy sequel, reuniting with her co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone.

Returning to Ruben Fleischer’s zombie franchise 10 years later meant that Abigail was allowed to do more action scenes, but she soon found out that she wasn’t very good at stunts.

“They basically learned on day one of stunt training that I’m not a very coordinated person, so they just had me roll on the ground. But that’s the magic of movie making. They make me look like I’m a lot cooler than I really am,” she told Refinery29. “It actually looks so dope.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she candidly shared her thoughts on growing up in Hollywood and confessed that being a child star was detrimental to her later career, as she wasn’t getting considered for serious roles.

“It kind of took a few years in my teens for people to stop viewing me as just a little girl,” she explained. “People want certain things from child stars or child actors. You have to be really smart and really cool, but also they want you to be not too precocious. Not too done up, but not too little girlish. If you wear this, then you’re a s**t; if you wear that, you’re a prude.”

Abigail, who shot to fame in M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Signs in 2002 at the tender age of five, complained Hollywood wanted her to “stay nine years old forever”.

“Every article since I was 12 has been, ‘She’s all grown up,’ and I’m like, When am I all, all, all grown up? I’m not sure. That’s what I’m gonna have on my tombstone: ‘All grown up, like all the way.’ It’s called puberty. It’s a thing that happens to people,” she quipped.

© Cover Media

Emma Stone in talks to reunite with Damien Chazelle for Babylon – report

Emma Stone is in talks to reunite with director Damien Chazelle for his next movie Babylon.The new project is set in the 1920s, and will be the filmmaker’s biggest production – and budget – to date, according to Variety. Plot details are scarce, bu…

Emma Stone is in talks to reunite with director Damien Chazelle for his next movie Babylon.

The new project is set in the 1920s, and will be the filmmaker’s biggest production – and budget – to date, according to Variety.

Plot details are scarce, but sources told the outlet that Babylon will take place during the transition in Hollywood from silent films to “talkies”, and similarly to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it will feature a mix of real-life and fictional characters.

Stone is in early talks for a starring role in the movie, and Chazelle is said to be on the hunt for an all-star cast to join her, with Deadline reporting that Brad Pitt is circling the project as well.

Seabiscuit actor Tobey Maguire, Chazelle’s wife Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt are producing the film.

The Oscar-winning director is currently working on his Netflix musical drama series, The Eddy, and is also developing a secret TV project for Apple.

It will be the first time that Stone has reunited with Chazelle since she won an Oscar for her role in his musical La La Land back in 2017, which also landed him the Academy Award for Best Director.

The 30-year-old actress was last seen in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy The Favourite, which earned her another Best Actress Oscar nomination, but she lost out to her co-star, Olivia Colman.

Stone recently completed production on the upcoming Zombieland sequel, which will be released later this year, and has been cast in comedy-horror The Menu and Cruella, in which she will play classic Disney villain Cruella de Vil.

Chazelle reunited with his La La Land leading man Ryan Gosling for last year’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man.

© Cover Media

Jada Pinkett Smith to receive Trailblazer honour at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith will be honoured with the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The Bad Moms actress will receive the honour, which is bestowed upon “game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment,” from her G…

Jada Pinkett Smith will be honoured with the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The Bad Moms actress will receive the honour, which is bestowed upon “game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment,” from her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish at the ceremony.

“Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout,” said Amy Doyle, general manager of MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, in a statement. “She is the epitome of someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Trailblazer Award.”

The Red Table Talk show host, who can soon be seen playing an FBI agent in Angel Has Fallen in August, will follow in the footsteps of previous honourees which include Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson and Emma Stone, and most recently, screenwriter/actress Lena Waithe.

The big nominees going into the ceremony are Avengers: Endgame, Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG and TV show Game of Thrones, with four each. Endgame leads the nominees for Best Movie, which also includes BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Us, while the contenders for Best Show, alongside Game of Thrones, include Big Mouth, The Haunting of Hill House, Riverdale, and Schitt’s Creek.

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be hosted by Shazam! actor Zachary Levi at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on 17 June. Singer Lizzo and rapper/producer Bazzi will perform at the ceremony.

© Cover Media

Emma Thompson in talks to join Cruella de Vil origin movie

Emma Thompson looks set to join the upcoming live-action Cruella De Vil origin story, Cruella. The 60-year-old British actress is in negotiations to play a powerful character simply called the Baroness, opposite Emma Stone who will play a younger vers…

Emma Thompson looks set to join the upcoming live-action Cruella De Vil origin story, Cruella.

The 60-year-old British actress is in negotiations to play a powerful character simply called the Baroness, opposite Emma Stone who will play a younger version of the 101 Dalmatians villain, Collider reports.

Set in London in the groovy 1970’s, Cruella is a brilliant clothing designer who toils as a lowly department store worker. After a chance meeting with the Baroness, she sees the woman wearing a familiar locket, which is the secret to unlocking the mystery surrounding the death of Cruella’s mother.

I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie is helming the project, with Tony McNamara and Dana Fox penning the script. The movie is set for release in December 2020.

In the original 1961 animated classic, Cruella was a villain obsessed with capturing the Dalmatian puppies belonging to Anita and Roger, and the new live-action movie will reportedly explain why dogs are so important to the character’s backstory.

Cruella was previously played by Glenn Close in a 1996 live-action movie, alongside Joely Richardson and Jeff Daniels, and its subsequent sequel which hit cinemas in 2000, with Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans.

Double Oscar winner Thompson is no stranger to Disney fairytales, having played Mrs. Potts in 2017’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. She also starred opposite Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks, in which she played elusive Mary Poppins author, P.L. Travers.

She’ll next be seen alongside Mindy Kaling in the Amazon Studios comedy Late Night, which will hit screens on 7 June. Her summer blockbuster with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, Men in Black: International, is released the following week.

© Cover Media

Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes to star in dark comedy The Menu

Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in director Alexander Payne’s upcoming movie The Menu. The Descendants director will be helming the dark satirical comedy, which focuses on an eccentric culinary event at an exclusive restaurant on a…

Emma Stone and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in director Alexander Payne’s upcoming movie The Menu.

The Descendants director will be helming the dark satirical comedy, which focuses on an eccentric culinary event at an exclusive restaurant on a remote tropical island that becomes “the hot ticket to die for”, according to Deadline.

The Harry Potter star will play a world-class chef who sets up the event and “adds some unexpected ingredients to the menu planned”, and the Oscar-winning La La Land star will play one half of an A-list foodie couple which takes part in the event.

According to the publication, the movie has been described as a Quentin Tarantino-style take on 2006 documentary The One Percent, which explores the gap between the wealthy elite and the general American public. It has been tagged as both a comedy and horror on the IMDb movie database.

The script is being penned by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver staff writer Will Tracy and Late Night with Seth Meyers’ writer Seth Reiss. It is being produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, run by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who announced over the weekend (06-07Apr19) that they were ending their 13-year production partnership. Existing projects at the firm will be developed until completion, with the same attached producers in place, before they go their separate ways.

The Menu will mark Payne’s next feature after 2017’s Downsizing. He is also known for films such as Nebraska, About Schmidt, and Election.

Stone, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year for The Favourite, recently completed filming Zombieland sequel Double Tap and has also reprised her voice role in The Croods 2.

Fiennes is attached to many projects in development. He is currently filming Bond 25 and Kingsman prequel The Great Game.

© Cover Media

Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander and Lea Seydoux headline latest Louis Vuitton ads

Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander and Lea Seydoux have joined forces to star in a new Louis Vuitton ad campaign. The two Oscar winners and the Bond girl are featured in a series of images showcasing an exciting new range of accessories from the brand, inclu…

Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander and Lea Seydoux have joined forces to star in a new Louis Vuitton ad campaign.

The two Oscar winners and the Bond girl are featured in a series of images showcasing an exciting new range of accessories from the brand, including the Capucines, Twist and Dauphine handbag styles.

According to a statement from Louis Vuitton representatives, the new campaign is “a bright, energetic reminder of the powerful relationship that the House can create between unique individuals and their bags.”

In the photos the actresses can be seen posing seductively with the purses from the New Classics capsule.

The trio are also slated to appear in digital films sporting the looks that will debut next month (May19). Stone began collaborating with the label last year (18) while Vikander and Seydoux signed on as ambassadors in 2016.

Last month, Vikander gushed over joining forces with the luxury retailer and working closely with the brand’s artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, calling him “a risk taker”. She told Harper’s Bazaar, “His work is fashion-forward but relatable. I feel cool and feminine in his clothes. They’re like my armour.”

The Danish Girl star and Seydoux appeared in January (19) promos showing off Vuitton’s Chinese New Year collection. The star-studded ads also featured Kelela, Indya Moore, Michelle Williams, Thandie Newton, Doona Bae, and Chloe Grace Moretz.

“These women embrace the various personalities that embody fashion at Louis Vuitton,” Ghesquiere said in a press release at the time. “Be they stars or new faces, all of them share the same willpower, and confidence in their choices, and at the same time, reflect the eclecticism of the female identity.”

© Cover Media

Paul Andrew placing namesake footwear brand on hold

Paul Andrew is pushing pause on his namesake brand so he can focus on Salvatore Ferragamo.The British designer worked in the footwear and accessories departments of the likes of Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan before setting up his epo…

Paul Andrew is pushing pause on his namesake brand so he can focus on Salvatore Ferragamo.

The British designer worked in the footwear and accessories departments of the likes of Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan before setting up his eponymous line in 2012, with fans of his shoes including Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, and Kerry Washington.

But as Andrew was named as Ferragamo’s first-ever women’s footwear design director in September 2016 and promoted to creative director of the Italian house last month, the fashion star has now confirmed that he has decided to put a hold on his own range.

“It wasn’t the easiest decision by any means,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “It wasn’t as if business was bad, and I have worked very hard to build the Paul Andrew brand into what it is today. But I’ve been offered such a big opportunity from Ferragamo, and I want it to be a success. There is a lot of work to do that will need my one focus and energy, not to mention a lot of time in Italy. This felt like the right call.”

Andrew went on to explain that his spring 2019 collection will be the last stocked in boutiques and online, though he plans to keep the company open in some form and will continue to design custom footwear for his long-running clients.

And while shuttering his label wasn’t an easy call, he emphasised that there simply wasn’t enough time in the day for him to run two businesses.

“I do feel sad, but I also know it is what I need to do, given that the double workload was already a stretch, both emotionally and physically, when I was only working on Ferragamo womenswear,” the designer reflected. “I am proud of all I have achieved under my own name. Now my mind is made up.”

© Cover Media