Dean-Charles Chapman asked the costume department on 1917 if his character could wear rings because he was inspired by a real-life soldier.The Game of Thrones actor plays Lance Corporal Blake in Sam Mendes’ new war movie, which follows two soldiers a…
Dean-Charles Chapman asked the costume department on 1917 if his character could wear rings because he was inspired by a real-life soldier.
The Game of Thrones actor plays Lance Corporal Blake in Sam Mendes’ new war movie, which follows two soldiers as they have to cross enemy territory in northern France to deliver a warning which could save 1,600 men during the First World War.
While preparing for the shoot, Chapman came across a bunch of photographs of soldiers and he was particularly taken by the look of one, and he asked if he could incorporate some details into his character’s wardrobe.
“In the costume department back in Shepperton Studios, there was this big wall of photographs and on the wall, there was this picture of three soldiers and all three were completely different types of characters,” he recalled at a London press conference. “There was one, in particular, that was just so relaxed, leaning up against a truck, all his jacket was undone and half his shirt was hanging off, and he had two rings, one on his ring finger and one on his little finger and that sort of relaxed mannerism, and I thought, ‘I like it’. So, I made Blake wear a middle ring and a little pinky (ring)… and I nicked it actually from set and I’ve got it in my bedroom.”
While researching the part, the 22-year-old read a book called The Western Front Diaries, comprised of diary entries from soldiers in the First World War, and he discovered an entry by his great-great-grandfather.
“(The entry) talks about the First World War, how he was part of the cavalry, he got shot and was wounded in No Man’s Land and survived out there for four days,” he explained. “He ended up surviving the war and working in the first poppy factory in Richmond in London. So, I read that to get in the right headspace before stepping onto set.”
1917, which recently won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, is now in cinemas.
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Maisie Williams has teamed up with Weekday to design a two-piece outfit made of sustainable fabric. Executives at the Swedish denim and fashion brand, which was founded in 2002, are currently working with the Infinited Fiber Company (IFC), which can tu…
Maisie Williams has teamed up with Weekday to design a two-piece outfit made of sustainable fabric.
Executives at the Swedish denim and fashion brand, which was founded in 2002, are currently working with the Infinited Fiber Company (IFC), which can turn textile, cardboard and agricultural waste into new and cotton-like materials. These fabrics can be recycled again and again without comprising on quality.
Experts at IFC, a project funded by the H&M Group, have given Weekday bosses exclusive access to a few metres of the innovative sustainable fabric and they approached the Game of Thrones actress about raising awareness of the ground-breaking recycling process.
The 22-year-old subsequently collaborated with the Weekday team to co-design a two-piece outfit – a denim-look corset and matching trousers – which is made entirely from IFC fabric. She will wear it at a public event to spread the message about sustainability.
Maisie took to Instagram to announce the partnership by sharing snaps, taken by her boyfriend Reuben Selby, of her in the ensemble.
“You like my two-piece!???? Well, this is no ordinary two-piece. I have teamed up with @weekdayofficial and @infinitedfiber to co-create this fabulous double-denim dream using the world’s first fabric made from recycled cardboard and agricultural waste,” she wrote in the caption. “The best part about this fabric?! It can be continuously recycled. I SAID CONTINUOUSLY RECYCLED… Incredible. Weekday are the first fashion brand to create a garment with this fabric, which means I’m the first to wear it. Ahhhhhh. Making history today (heart emoji).”
In a statement, the star added, “I’m so excited to work with fast fashion companies that are taking a conscious step forward. The IFC fabric looks and feels just like any other denim and for Weekday to create the first custom piece of its kind, for me, leaves me flattered.”
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Emilia Clarke was left frustrated when social media users guessed the twist in her new movie Last Christmas months before its release.In the new festive film, the Game of Thrones actress plays Kate, a young woman who finally realises she needs to buck …
Emilia Clarke was left frustrated when social media users guessed the twist in her new movie Last Christmas months before its release.
In the new festive film, the Game of Thrones actress plays Kate, a young woman who finally realises she needs to buck up her ideas and look after herself after meeting a stranger named Tom, played by Henry Golding.
After a trailer for the film was released in August, social media users and journalists came up with theories about a possible twist and some guessed correctly. Accordingly, the movie’s lead actress was not pleased that it was spoiled in advance.
“It’s b**ody annoying. Frustrating… It’s more complicated than people are guessing,” she told IndieWire, adding that Emma Thompson and her husband Greg Wise worked on the script for years to make sure viewers didn’t see the twist coming.
“Emma and Greg wrote this script together, but they sent the script to all of their friends and it was only ready when their friends didn’t see the twist coming and couldn’t guess until it happens, so that’s where it comes from… It’s just frustrating.”
The 33-year-old shared that, given the state of the world, she’s not surprised about people trying to spoil twists to films and petition for the final season of Game of Thrones, which was not well received, to be reshot.
“I’m careful with what the way that I’m wording this, but it’s no surprise, it’s common knowledge that the state of our world at the moment is scared and confused and there’s a lot of stuff going on that’s completely out of our control,” the star stated. “So, when it comes to signing petitions to reshoot the last season of a very popular TV show, or whether it’s spoiling a goddamn Christmas romcom, people are able to do something about that.”
Last Christmas, directed by Paul Feig, is in cinemas now.
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Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have walked away from their deal to launch the next Star Wars film trilogy.Back in May, it was announced that the pair had signed on to write the next three movies in the franchise, due to launch…
Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have walked away from their deal to launch the next Star Wars film trilogy.
Back in May, it was announced that the pair had signed on to write the next three movies in the franchise, due to launch in 2022. However, on Monday, Benioff and Weiss announced that they’ve had to pull out of the deal because they don’t have enough time – after signing a $200 million (£164 million) deal with Netflix.
“We love Star Wars,” they told Deadline in a statement. “When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.
“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So, we are regretfully stepping away.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in her own statement: “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”
Benioff and Weiss, who adapted George R. R. Martin’s famous fantasy novels for the small screen, wrapped on the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones last year, with the six-episode season earning them 32 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
The pair began taking meetings to strike an overall deal after completing their final season of Game of Thrones. Netflix bosses reportedly outbid executives at Amazon and Disney to land their deal with the showrunners, who will join Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy at the streaming channel.
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Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wear…
Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.
The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wearing the show-stopping Tom Ford suit, a grey cashmere sweater, an opal and turquoise statement necklace, as well as a pair of light grey suede Christian Louboutin boots with a stacked heel.
In a series of posts on his Instagram Stories, Momoa revealed that the necklace was made by Amie Hertzig and was “a very special gift from my wife”.
The former Game of Thrones star accessorised the look with numerous rings from Leroys Wooden Tattoos, Into the Fire Jewelry, Richard Baggett Studios, and Ossua Et Acroamata.
Meanwhile, Bonet stunned in a chic wide-legged black trouser suit and matching heels. She accessorised with several rope necklaces.
Momoa plays leading man Baba Voss in his new series, which is set in a dystopian future where all of humanity has lost the sense of sight. The show, created by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, follows Voss as his wife gives birth to a set of twins who can see.
It isn’t the first time that Momoa has rocked a pink look on the red carpet.
Earlier this year, he sent social media into meltdown when he arrived for the Oscars wearing a custom-designed Karl Lagerfeld pink velvet dinner jacket with matching trousers, along with a pink scrunchie on his wrist in case he needed to pin his long wavy locks up during the event.
And the actor has even created his very own pink sneaker with outdoor brand So iLL. Momoa designed the capsule collection, which includes a series of bags and shoes in a colour he has named Dirty Pink.
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Maisie Williams “felt ashamed” of her maturing body while portraying Arya Stark in the later seasons of Game of Thrones.The 22-year-old is ready to embrace a new feminine chapter in her life following the end of the HBO show, and she confessed that por…
Maisie Williams “felt ashamed” of her maturing body while portraying Arya Stark in the later seasons of Game of Thrones.
The 22-year-old is ready to embrace a new feminine chapter in her life following the end of the HBO show, and she confessed that portraying the youngest of the Stark clan began to affect her self-confidence and body image.
She was just 14 when she landed the role of Arya, and as her body inevitably started to change and develop as the eight seasons progressed, the show’s costume department tried to disguise her figure so she still looked like the tomboy.
“My body started to mature and I started to become a woman,” Maisie told Vogue.com. “But Arya was still very much trying to be disguised as a boy. I had really short hair and they’d constantly cover me in dirt, and shade my nose so it looked really broad and I looked really manly. They’d also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started.
“I don’t know that just felt horrible for six months of the year and I felt a bit ashamed for a while. So with this new phase of my style, it is nice to look more feminine and to have a real waistline, and to embrace the body that I have.”
And the British actress is excited for her style evolution to begin and was blown away by her outfit at the recent 2019 Emmy Awards.
Maisie debuted a new chic brunette bob and stunned in a black asymmetrical dress with a cinched-in waist that was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby and made by designer JW Anderson.
“I have a female body. How exciting!” she gushed as she looked at a picture of herself on the event’s purple carpet.
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Jennifer Lopez has given her approval to Emilia Clarke, after the star paid homage to her iconic Versace dress at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.The Game of Thrones star wore a navy Valentino gown with a plunging neckline – much like the reve…
Jennifer Lopez has given her approval to Emilia Clarke, after the star paid homage to her iconic Versace dress at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
The Game of Thrones star wore a navy Valentino gown with a plunging neckline – much like the revealing tropical green print gown that turned heads when the Love Don’t Cost a Thing star sported it to the 2000 Grammy Awards.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony, Emilia, 32, confirmed she was channeling the 50-year-old singer/actress with her 2019 Emmy Awards look.
“I think that J-Lo in Hustlers is the greatest introduction of a character I have ever seen,” the star gushed. “I heckled in the cinema. I’m English, I don’t do that, but I did! So J.Lo is my inspiration for this evening. I plan on channeling her all night long.”
Jennifer stars as Ramona, a veteran stripper who sets up an initiative to scam wealthy men when the sex industry bottoms out during the financial crisis of the late 2000s, in the movie.
Ahead of the ceremony, Emilia also wrote online: “@emmys2019 WE BE ROLLLLLIN! @jlo just as heads up you have inspired this years lewk (sic).”
And sharing a clip from the interview on social media, the On The Floor singer was full of praise for the actress, writing: “When the Mother of Dragons meets #Ramona. #dead #HustlersMovie I love u @emilia_clarke #daenerys.”
The evening gave the British actress a sweet reunion with her former co-stars, as Game of Thrones scooped the prize for Outstanding Drama Series at the prestigious ceremony.
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Sean Bean has started turning down roles which see his character murdered, after being killed on-screen a staggering 21 times.Some of the 60-year-old actor’s most famous deaths include his Game of Thrones character Ned Stark’s beheading in the fantasy …
Sean Bean has started turning down roles which see his character murdered, after being killed on-screen a staggering 21 times.
Some of the 60-year-old actor’s most famous deaths include his Game of Thrones character Ned Stark’s beheading in the fantasy series’ first season, and his Lord of the Rings alter-ego Boromir’s death in a shower of arrows.
However, Sean is keen to change the type of gigs he takes on, admitting that it had become somewhat “predictable” that his characters died.
“I’ve turned down stuff,” he told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “I’ve said, ‘They know my character’s going to die because I’m in it!
“I just had to cut that out and start surviving, otherwise it was all a bit predictable. I did do one job and they said, ‘We’re going to kill you,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no!’ and then they said, ‘Well, can we injure you badly?’ and I was like, ‘OK, so long as I stay alive this time.'”
Revealing the types of parts he gets offered, Sean explained: “I’ve played a lot of baddies, they were great but they weren’t very fulfilling – and I always died.”
His latest role, in BBC World War II drama World on Fire, sees him starring as troubled ex-soldier Douglas Bennett. Before taking on the part, Sean checked with creator Peter Bowker that Douglas survives.
“It was a telephone conversation and I said, ‘I don’t die in this one, do I?’ and he said, ‘No, no you’ll be fine. You’re alright,'” Sean told press during the show’s launch.
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have paid tribute to their dead dog with matching tattoos. The newlyweds’ Alaskan Klee Kai, named Waldo Picasso, was killed on 24 July in a freak accident during which he ran away from his dog walker and into a New York roa…
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have paid tribute to their dead dog with matching tattoos.
The newlyweds’ Alaskan Klee Kai, named Waldo Picasso, was killed on 24 July in a freak accident during which he ran away from his dog walker and into a New York road, where he was struck by a car.
Now, the grieving owners have honoured their late pet in a permanent way with skin art portraits of the pooch, with two different coloured eyes and his tongue playfully sticking out.
Jonas Brothers star Joe revealed his tattoo, done by the artist Dragon of Bang Bang Tattoo in New York, on Instagram on Monday, and added the message: “R.I.P. my little angel.”
Game of Thrones star Sophie posted a snap of the matching ink on her arm, and wrote on Instagram Stories: “I miss you, Waldo. Rest In Peace my little baby.”
The couple, who got the pup in 2018, were reportedly so distraught over the death that they went to see a therapist to deal with their loss. They also filed a police report, but law enforcement sources told TMZ the driver of the vehicle that killed Waldo is unlikely to be charged with any crime.
Back in December, Joe sweetly explained how Waldo and his brother Porky help to relax him when he needs to wind down from his busy schedule.
“I’m usually on the move quite a bit, even when I’m home, I wanna be doing a lot of stuff. But, it’s nice when you have a dog where you know you gotta take ’em for a walk, you gotta spend some time and play with ’em, and it keeps you nice and relaxed,” he told the Today show.
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Vin Diesel was left “choking back tears” after witnessing his stunt double fall on the set of Fast and Furious 9 on Monday.According to Daily Mail Online, stuntman Joe Watts was hospitalised after suffering a serious head injury in a 30-feet (nine-metr…
Vin Diesel was left “choking back tears” after witnessing his stunt double fall on the set of Fast and Furious 9 on Monday.
According to Daily Mail Online, stuntman Joe Watts was hospitalised after suffering a serious head injury in a 30-feet (nine-metre) fall at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire on Monday afternoon.
The British stuntman has worked on movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Diesel reportedly witnessed Watts fall on his head as he performed a stunt in the movie star’s place.
“The stuntman fell at least 30 feet – maybe a bit more,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “Vin Diesel was seen on set seconds after. He looked ashen, totally in shock and blinking back tears. He saw what happened.”
Filming was halted immediately and cast and crew sent home “fearing the worst”, the source added. A spokesperson for Warner Bros Studios confirmed a man had been airlifted to Royal London Hospital on Monday.
The fall reportedly occurred just before noon on set, and Hertfordshire Police officials added in a statement: “Police were called shortly before noon today following an incident at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
“It was reported that a man had been injured while working at the location and sustained serious injuries. The air ambulance attended and police officers are currently on scene to assist and carry out initial enquiries.”
Diesel has had several brushes with tragedy in the past. His stunt double Harry O’Connor was killed filming a para-sailing scene for 2002 action flick xXx in Prague while performing a paragliding stunt in the actor’s place.
And his Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker died aged 40 in a car crash off-set during filming of the franchise’s seventh film in 2013.
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