Ariel Winter debuts Game of Thrones-inspired platinum locks

Ariel Winter has wowed fans with her new platinum hair colour.The Modern Family star took to social media to show off her new ‘do, which she jokingly claimed was inspired by Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen from the hit HBO show, Game of Th…

Ariel Winter has wowed fans with her new platinum hair colour.

The Modern Family star took to social media to show off her new ‘do, which she jokingly claimed was inspired by Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen from the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones.

“Winter Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote, borrowing a GOT phrase, on Instagram, alongside several snaps of her lounging outside in her garden, wearing a cute floral printed vest top and stonewashed jeans.

Ariel’s boyfriend Luke Benward acknowledged the 22-year-old’s inspiration by simply writing “Targaryen” in the comments, as her fans went wild over the transformation.

“Marilyn Monroe vibes,” wrote one, while another commented: “my favorite color on you ever.”

Back in February, Ariel debuted a strawberry blonde hair colour on social media, after months of slowly transitioning from dark brown to a shade closer to her natural shade.

“Bye bye dark hair 🙂 I don’t think I’ll miss you :))),” she wrote at the time.

Ariel has played Alex Dunphy on the hit U.S. sitcom Modern Family since 2009, and had to undergo extensive colouring for more than a decade to ensure her locks stayed dark brown.

But when she filmed her final scenes as the middle Dunphy child back in February, she made a vow to avoid brunette hair for a long time.

“I said to myself, ‘As soon as the show is over, I’m not going to have dark hair again unless somebody pays me to have dark hair again,’” she told StyleCaster earlier this year.

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Jason Momoa to voice Frosty the Snowman in live-action remake

Jason Momoa will help bring Frosty the Snowman to life in an upcoming live-action remake.The beloved animated character made his debut in the 1969 animated classic, which was based on the 1950s Christmas song, and it was announced on Wednesday that the…

Jason Momoa will help bring Frosty the Snowman to life in an upcoming live-action remake.

The beloved animated character made his debut in the 1969 animated classic, which was based on the 1950s Christmas song, and it was announced on Wednesday that the Aquaman star has been tapped to voice a new computer-generated version of Frosty.

David Berenbaum, who wrote the much-loved Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, is penning the script, while Jon Berg, Greg Silverman, Geoff Johns and Momoa will produce, according to Deadline.

“From his role as a fearsome count in a land of ice and fire to the oceanic success we all had with Aquaman, it felt only right to realise Jason this time out of snow,” Berg said in a statement.

This isn’t the first time that the 40-year-old has worked with Berg and Silverman, as they were both senior executives at Warner Bros. that helped to greenlight the Aquaman movie, which was directed by James Wan.

“We know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana – all of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty,” Silverman said of the Hawaii-born star.

The term ohana originates from Hawaiian and Maori culture, and Momoa regularly calls his fans and followers on Instagram his “ohana”, which means family.

The Game of Thrones star will also be reprising his role as Arthur Curry in the Aquaman sequel, and will next appear on the big screen in Denis Villeneuve’s epic remake of the sci-fi classic Dune, alongside Oscar Isaac, Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Javier Bardem.

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Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage team up for vampire movie

Game of Thrones castmates Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage are teaming up for a movie inspired by the legend of vampire hunter Van Helsing.The 40-year-old played Dothraki leader Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the hit HBO show, before his characte…

Game of Thrones castmates Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage are teaming up for a movie inspired by the legend of vampire hunter Van Helsing.

The 40-year-old played Dothraki leader Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the hit HBO show, before his character was killed off by Emilia Clarke’s dragon queen, and he never shared a scene with Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister in the fantasy drama.

The Game of Thrones alumni have now made deals to star alongside each other in the action-adventure movie, Good Bad & Undead, according to editors at Deadline.

Dinklage will play vampire hunter Van Helsing, who develops an uneasy partnership with a vampire, portrayed by Momoa, who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money. But when a massive bounty is put on the vampire’s head, the duo must go on the run.

Director Max Barbakow has closed a deal to helm the movie, which is based on an original story by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.

Momoa also confirmed the news by sharing a series of screenshots of Deadline’s article on his Instagram Stories.

Barbakow’s recent directorial effort Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, broke the record for the biggest sale in Sundance Film Festival history when it was bought by Neon and Hulu earlier this year for $17.5 million (£14.3 million) and 69 cents (56p).

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Nathalie Emmanuel binges on vegan sweets

Nathalie Emmanuel loves to indulge in vegan treats whenever she visits her favourite bakery.As the Game of Thrones actress abides by a plant-based and gluten-free diet, snacks can be hard to find.However, in a cover interview for the May 2020 issue of …

Nathalie Emmanuel loves to indulge in vegan treats whenever she visits her favourite bakery.

As the Game of Thrones actress abides by a plant-based and gluten-free diet, snacks can be hard to find.

However, in a cover interview for the May 2020 issue of U.S. Shape magazine, Natalie shared that she has discovered a great little spot in Los Angeles where she can dine to her heart’s content.

“When I find baking that is both vegan and gluten-free, it’s so exciting that I tend to go a bit over the top. In L.A., I go to this place called Erin McKenna’s Bakery and basically eat all the things,” she told the publication, before noting that she mostly tends to eat clean and simple meals. “I want to read the ingredients and know exactly what’s in stuff or be able to pronounce it.”

Food isn’t the only form of self-care the star allows herself. As a self-confessed yoga junkie, Nathalie has rarely gone a day with taking some time out for the gentle meditative practice.

“Wherever I am in the world, I find a yoga studio or I travel with my mat,” the 31-year-old explained, noting that she is a trained yoga instructor.

And for her, yoga is a chance to break away from the demands of acting and the film industry.

“I’m often giving so much energy to the world. It’s important to check in physically, mentally, and emotionally and see what’s going on,” she mused. “My fitness goals at the moment are to do pull-ups and to do pincha mayurasana, which is a forearm stand in yoga. I’m pretty strong at a headstand, but I want to be able to do a handstand and hold it.”

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Fans spot plastic water bottle in Little Women scene

Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a rogue plastic water bottle in a scene in Greta Gerwig’s period drama Little Women. The latest movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl …

Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed a rogue plastic water bottle in a scene in Greta Gerwig’s period drama Little Women.

The latest movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, and Meryl Streep, was released in December and became a critical and commercial success, with it going on to be nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture.

However, following its digital release in March, keen fans began to notice an error in one scene, with them sharing stills of Chalamet, in his period costume, standing in front of a table, where a modern hydro flask can be found. In the same shot, a plastic Poland Spring water bottle can be seen in the background – despite the film being set in the 1860s.

The mistake was first spotted by TikTok user Madelyn Rancourt, who shared a video of the scene on the app, and said, “All right, so I’m a very big fan of Little Women. I have the official movie companion book, I have the Louisa May Alcott book with cast photos and I did see it seven times in theatres and went to a Q&A with the cast in New York and saw the film before it came out.

“So, I’ve seen it many times and while watching it I’ve watched this scene with them in their house so many times, with Jo saying she loves the books and Amy hurting her hand… I don’t know if anyone else noticed but there is a hydro flask and a Poland Spring water bottle just casually sitting there during some of the scene. Let me know if you noticed this.”

The mistake has since gone viral on social media, with users sharing screengrabs and expressing their shock.

Others also likened it to the famous Game of Thrones error, in which a coffee cup was left in front of Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen in the final season of the show, which aired last year.

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Nathalie Emmanuel won’t destroy her natural hair for a role

Nathalie Emmanuel refuses to destroy her “curly crown” for the sake of a role. When she first began her career, the Game of Thrones actress used to let the hair teams on film and TV sets do what they wanted with her locks because she didn’t have the c…

Nathalie Emmanuel refuses to destroy her “curly crown” for the sake of a role.

When she first began her career, the Game of Thrones actress used to let the hair teams on film and TV sets do what they wanted with her locks because she didn’t have the confidence to speak up for herself.

However, Nathalie is now less afraid of putting her foot down and saying no.

“I’ve become much less afraid to say things when I feel uncomfortable, whether it’s happening to me or someone else, I’ll just say it straight up now,” she told U.K. Glamour magazine. “I’m not going to destroy my curl crown – my beautiful hair that I was so blessed to be given – because of a role.”

Nathalie decided to speak up regarding the styling of her hair a long time ago after being asked to straighten it on set.

“I was working alongside another mixed-race actress and they said people wouldn’t be able to tell us apart,” the 31-year-old grimaced. “I remember thinking, ‘Really?!’ but I didn’t have the confidence to say no then. I was much younger. Now, I’ve found my voice.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Nathalie shared that she feels “strong and unapologetic” when she has her hair out.

The Fast and Furious star also spoke about how she recently met with skincare specialist Dr. Barbara Sturm and now uses her products to reduce scarring and hyperpigmentation.

“She’s got a line for darker skin tones and it’s been a revelation. I’ve got scarring from hormonal breakouts and her skin range has really helped minimise some of the hyperpigmentation,” she added.

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Sophie Turner: ‘My mum wants me to remove leg tattoo’

Sophie Turner’s mother wants her to remove the tattoo on her left thigh. The Game of Thrones actress has analysed some of her old looks in a video for Elle U.K., and during the clip, spoke about the line drawing of a woman on her left thigh while discu…

Sophie Turner’s mother wants her to remove the tattoo on her left thigh.

The Game of Thrones actress has analysed some of her old looks in a video for Elle U.K., and during the clip, spoke about the line drawing of a woman on her left thigh while discussing the double-denim outfit she wore to Stagecoach Festival in 2018.

She confessed that she didn’t know the meaning behind the design but had no plans to get it removed, despite her mum Sally’s protests.

“It is a tattoo on my thigh. Don’t ask me what it is. It’s a woman, I just don’t know who it is or why it’s there, but I really like it. My mum wants me to get rid of it,” she shared, before adopting an American accent and joking, “It’s not gonna happen, Sally.”

The 24-year-old got the minimalist ink, which depicts a woman looking over her shoulder, from tattoo artist Curt Montgomery in March 2018, the same time she got a rabbit on the back of her right arm. She has quite the collection of body art now, including a few designs that commemorate Game of Thrones as well as three overlapping triangles, and a matching tattoo with husband Joe Jonas which reads “To infinity and beyond”, a quote from Toy Story, across their wrists.

Elsewhere in the video, Sophie revealed the sequinned Louis Vuitton jumpsuit she wore to the 2019 Met Gala was one of her favourite-ever looks, while one of her biggest fashion regrets was the red blazer she wore as a dress to Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s wedding in 2018.

“I’ll forever regret this look. One of my worst looks,” she said, before explaining how the two “really classy” dresses she’s ordered arrived the day of the wedding and didn’t fit so she had a “fashion emergency”.

“It was either the thigh-high boots or these nice heels, but I felt like if I just wore the heels all of my leg is showing, if I cover up a little bit then… urgh, it was a disaster. Worst fashion choice,” Sophie groaned.

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Dean-Charles Chapman requested 1917 character wore rings

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 co-designs sustainable outfit with Weekday

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 annoyed by Last Christmas spoilers

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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