Gemma Chan and Barry Keoghan in talks to join The Eternals

Gemma Chan and Barry Keoghan are reportedly in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals.According to Variety, the Crazy Rich Asians star will join the star-studded cast which includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani.This isn…

Gemma Chan and Barry Keoghan are reportedly in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals.

According to Variety, the Crazy Rich Asians star will join the star-studded cast which includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani.

This isn’t the first Marvel movie for British actress Chan, who played Minn-Erva in this year’s Captain Marvel, alongside Brie Larson and Jude Law. It is not known if the 36-year-old will reprise the role or play a different character in The Eternals.

Keoghan, who shot to fame in Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk, is also set to feature in the superhero movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 26-year-old Irishman was recently seen in HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Chernobyl and Yorgos Lanthimos’ thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and has just wrapped filming on fantasy movie Green Knight.

At San Diego Comic-Con last month, it was announced that Oscar winner Jolie would play Thena, Madden will be playing Ikaris and Hayek will play Ajak, the mother of the Eternals.

Chloe Zhao is directing the project, based on the 1976 comic book created by Jack Kirby, while Matthew and Ryan Firpo have penned the script, and Marvel boss Kevin Feige is producing.

It is thought the film will follow the adventures of the super-powered and near-immortal beings as they battle against their monstrous enemies the Deviants, that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials. Zhao previously said that the film will explore what it means to be human.

The Eternals is set to be released in November 2020.

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Adwoa Aboah ‘honoured’ to be selected for British Vogue’s September issue cover

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue. The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year…

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue.

The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of the publication’s Forces for Change issue, which was guest-edited by the royal.

Sharing the cover on Instagram, the 27-year-old told her followers being selected for her work with Gurls Talk, an online community she founded for young women to discuss issues like mental health and sex, is one of her biggest achievements so far.

“I can’t even begin to explain what an honour this is to have been featured alongside these inspirational womxn for @britishvogue’s September Issue (sic),” Aboah wrote. “To have been chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one of 15 #forcesforchange because of all the work I do with @gurlstalk feels like one of the biggest achievements yet. Thank you to everyone who made it a possibility.”

Supermodel Turlington also shared the cover on Instagram and expressed her pride at being featured alongside the other trailblazing women.

“Grateful to have been selected to join these #forcesforchange for the September Issue of @britishvogue I am beyond proud to introduce the #ForcesForChange September 2019 issue of @BritishVogue, guest-edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex,” she wrote in the caption.

The 15 women, which also include actresses Gemma Chan, Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Yara Shahidi, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful unveiled the new cover on Sunday and revealed that Meghan declined to appear on it because she feared it would be a distraction.

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Gemma Chan lands Kurt Geiger campaign

Gemma Chan has been tapped to star in Kurt Geiger’s new campaign.The British actress has been catapulted to fame in recent years, after landing roles in movies such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Crazy Rich Asians, Mary Queen of Scots, and…

Gemma Chan has been tapped to star in Kurt Geiger’s new campaign.

The British actress has been catapulted to fame in recent years, after landing roles in movies such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Crazy Rich Asians, Mary Queen of Scots, and Captain Marvel.

Gemma is also building up a reputation as one to watch on the red carpet and has now been selected as the face of U.K. footwear and accessories retailer Kurt Geiger’s Characterful Style spring/summer 2019 marketing campaign.

“Spring sprang sprung @kurtgeiger SS19 Campaign. Thank you @eriktorstensson,” she captioned a snap from the imagery showing her posing in a bright green dress and neon lime green shoes.

Shot by photographer Erik Torstensson, the images also picture Gemma showcasing other pieces in the collection, including the neon Battersea slingbacks, the Kensington chain wallet, and the Fabric Mini Kensington shoulder bag.

Regarding the line, the star explained that Geiger’s pieces fit well with her eclectic sense of style.

“(I describe my look) as laid-back day to day, but dramatic and experimental when the occasion calls for it,” the 36-year-old shared, adding that she is very selective about her shoes. “Heels for the red carpet but otherwise mostly flats. I like to be comfortable!”

In addition, Gemma named “timelessly elegant” Audrey Hepburn as her style icon, and picked her favourite fashion memory to date.

“I was lucky enough to wear an amazing Valentino gown for the 2019 Golden Globes – it had shorts, a train, and pockets!” she smiled.

Other stars cast in Kurt Geiger’s latest campaign include fashion blogger Susie Lau, presenter Maya Jama, lyricist Not3s and journalist Julia Hobbs. The collection is now available to purchase in-store and online.

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Duo behind Lady Gaga’s recent outfits top power stylist list

Lady Gaga’s stylists Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador have landed the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists list for 2019.The duo was behind Gaga’s showstopping looks for the press tour of A Star is Born, and then all through awa…

Lady Gaga’s stylists Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador have landed the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists list for 2019.

The duo was behind Gaga’s showstopping looks for the press tour of A Star is Born, and then all through awards season, which saw her pick up an Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for the film’s song Shallow, and an acting gong at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Crowning the pink feathered Valentino haute couture dress Gaga wore to the Venice Film Festival as the last year’s top style moment, Sandra recalled: “It was the first premiere, so all the elements – the grandeur of Venice, the thunderstorm, the introduction of Lady Gaga and this campaign – were cinematic.”

Tom and Sandra are now gearing up to dress the singer/actress for the Met Gala in May.

The second-place spot went to Ilaria Urbinati, who has won praise for her work with Rami Malek, Armie Hammer, Bradley Cooper, Donald Glover, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, and Dwayne Johnson.

Talking about the recent awards season, which saw Rami go home with a clutch of Best Actor gongs, including the Academy Award, Ilaria said it can be a tough task avoiding repetition.

“You get to a point (where) you’re literally running out of clothes,” she shared. “We ended up doing a lot of custom looks.”

Gemma Chan’s stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray came in bronze. Rebecca also dresses Lily James, but it’s her work with Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma that has propelled her into the spotlight.

Elizabeth Stewart, who works with Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, and Jessica Chastain, came in fourth, while Petra Flannery, the go-to stylist for Emma Stone, Amy Adams, and Emilia Clarke, rounded out the top five.

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Brie Larson gushes over stunning Captain Marvel premiere gown

Brie Larson has gushed over the gorgeous gown she wore to the Captain Marvel premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night (04Mar19).The Oscar-winning actress posed up a storm on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre for the launch of the Marvel Studios superh…

Brie Larson has gushed over the gorgeous gown she wore to the Captain Marvel premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night (04Mar19).

The Oscar-winning actress posed up a storm on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre for the launch of the Marvel Studios superhero film, in which she plays lead character Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel.

For the event, Brie opted for a nude gown featuring white lace with a star pattern, with the ensemble specially created for her by Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

“I will never forget tonight,” she captioned a snap of her at the event on her Instagram page. “It was a dream come true to wear a custom @rodarte dress made with so much love by my sisters @kateandlauramulleavy – they have inspired me over and over to be the best artist I can be. Thank you Kate. Thank you Laura. I love you so much!”

Brie was joined by a number of her co-stars at the premiere, including Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as the feature’s directors, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.

In addition, she thanked the 100 members of the U.S. Air Force who attended, as well as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who did a flyover outside the venue.

“I’ve got all the feelings. I’m grateful to everyone I met this evening. Thank you to our cast! And crew! The fans and amazing cosplayers! The service women and men from the military! And a special thank you to @afthunderbirds for the flyover! I know it wasn’t just for the film, but for Cajun – the big cat!!! Running out of words to express my gratitude. Higher further faster baby!” the 29-year-old added.

Other celebrities to step out at the Captain Marvel premiere included Pom Klementieff, McKenna Grace, Halsey and Iskra Lawrence.

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Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden: ‘We learned a lot making Captain Marvel’

Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden “learned a lot” making their first superhero movie but insist it’s fundamentally not that different from their other films. The filmmaking couple were best known for making dramas like Half Nelson and…

Captain Marvel directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden “learned a lot” making their first superhero movie but insist it’s fundamentally not that different from their other films.

The filmmaking couple were best known for making dramas like Half Nelson and Mississippi Grind on a modest budget before venturing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to helm Captain Marvel, the MCU’s first female-led superhero movie, starring Brie Larson.

While they admit they took a big leap in terms of scale and the project is very different from their past work, they insist that the fundamental elements of filmmaking were still the same.

“The scale is obviously huge and there are lots of bells and whistles and visual effects in a movie like this but at the end of the day, it’s storytelling and it’s working with actors and it’s saying ‘action’ and ‘cut’ and it’s just filmmaking, and so yes, we learned a lot on this journey but it’s surprising how it’s not that different from the other movies,” Fleck told WENN at the film’s London premiere on Wednesday (27Feb19).

Speaking to premiere host Edith Bowman, Boden added that it was a little daunting having hardly any constraints in terms of time, imagination and budget compared to their independent films.

“At first it’s daunting as we’re used to making movies that are very naturalistic and reality-based, where we walk into a space thinking, ‘OK, how can we fit our scene into this space.’ But now we have a movie where we’re starting from a blank slate and really the sky is the limit,” she commented. “It’s really exciting to be able to exercise that new muscle.”

The duo, who have also helmed episodes of TV shows The Affair and Billions, signed on as directors after Larson was already onboard, and they explained that having the Oscar-winning actress attached had huge appeal.

“She was a real draw for us, and she was why we wanted to make this movie with her. She brings such humanity to all of her roles, there’s this access to emotion that she has,” Boden gushed.

Captain Marvel, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Gemma Chan, hits cinemas from 6 March.

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Brits Gemma Chan and James McAvoy made practical style choices at the Oscars

Gemma Chan made sure she didn’t go hungry at the Oscars by stuffing a giant cookie in the pocket of her Maison Valentino dress. The Crazy Rich Asians star wowed on the red carpet on Sunday (24Feb19) in her oversized hot pink gown and revealed she was …

Gemma Chan made sure she didn’t go hungry at the Oscars by stuffing a giant cookie in the pocket of her Maison Valentino dress.

The Crazy Rich Asians star wowed on the red carpet on Sunday (24Feb19) in her oversized hot pink gown and revealed she was fashionably practical when one reporter asked her if she had stashed anything in her dress.

“I wanted to be prepared,” she said. “You don’t get dinner.”

The actress paired her dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and Bvlgari jewellery.

Meanwhile, fellow Brit James McAvoy made a style statement at the Oscars by asking his pals, peers and idols to sign his white shirt.

The Scottish actor, who presented the award for Best Sound Editing to Bohemian Rhapsody alongside Black Panther actress Danai Gurira, asked every star he bumped into backstage to scribble on his clothing and showed off his collection of signatures in a bathroom selfie, before posing for the cameras at the Vanity Fair after party.

Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Sarah Paulson, Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, his Glass co-star Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael B. Jordan were among the many names he snagged and they all signed his shirt with a red marker pen he provided.

James reportedly found the Sharpie pen on the floor as he was enjoying a drink backstage after his presenting duties were over and decided to start collecting autographs.

The Glass star is now planning to auction the shirt off his own back for charity.

“I think we’ll probably try and sell it for charity,” James told Vanity Fair reporters on the red carpet.

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Saoirse Ronan liked wearing corsets for Mary Queen of Scots movie

Saoirse Ronan is very fond of the costumes she had to wear while filming Mary Queen of Scots. The actress plays the titular monarch in the upcoming historical feature, which also stars Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I. Set in the 1500s, the film’s o…

Saoirse Ronan is very fond of the costumes she had to wear while filming Mary Queen of Scots. 

The actress plays the titular monarch in the upcoming historical feature, which also stars Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I.

Set in the 1500s, the film’s outfits were made to reflect the period and Saoirse was a big fan of the unusual materials her gowns were made of.

“Mary Queen of Scots was probably the most fun (to dress up for). We had gowns made out of denim and all of my stuff was chainmail and wood and metal… not that many jewels. It was all very cool,” the 24-year-old explained in an interview with British Vogue, adding that she wasn’t fazed by the restrictive nature of the clothing. “I actually quite liked wearing a corset, funnily enough. They made them especially for us.”

Saoirse enjoyed being given a little extra height to match Mary’s 6 ft 1 in (1.85 metre) height too, admitting she felt “very powerful.”

And away from the cinema screen, the Lady Bird star currently features in a commercial for Calvin Klein’s latest fragrance, Woman, alongside Lupita Nyong’o.

“I kind of had an emotional connection to Calvin because for the last couple of years I’ve worn Calvin Klein to both of the Oscars I’ve been to and they’ve been such a big part of these two massive moments for me,” said Saoirse, who has so far been nominated for three Academy Awards. “To be able to take part and for it to be Raf’s (Simons, creative director) first fragrance is really exciting to me.”

In the ad, both actresses can be seen examining photographs of inspirational women including Eartha Kitt, Katharine Hepburn and Nina Simone.

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Gemma Chan loved seeing ‘sexy Asian men’ in Crazy Rich Asians

Gemma Chan was delighted to see “sexy Asian men” in Crazy Rich Asians.The British star plays Astrid in the romcom, alongside the likes of Constance Wu, Awkwafina and Henry Golding. As well as being a huge critical and commercial success, Crazy Rich…

Gemma Chan was delighted to see “sexy Asian men” in Crazy Rich Asians.

The British star plays Astrid in the romcom, alongside the likes of Constance Wu, Awkwafina and Henry Golding. As well as being a huge critical and commercial success, Crazy Rich Asians is also the first major movie to feature a majority Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. And Gemma is heartened to see Asian characters represented in a new way.

“It’s fun seeing Asians in an aspirational way,” she explained in an interview with The Times. “Asian men have been emasculated on screen for so long – never the romantic lead, always the sidekick or a stereotypical, probably quite demeaning role. So how great that we have sexy Asian men in it!”

Gemma added that the film’s “mad title” meant she “was a bit suspicious” of the premise at first, but is glad she got involved as Crazy Rich Asians “brought home the fact that Asian culture is not homogeneous.”

The 35-year-old’s upcoming projects include playing geneticist Minn-Erva alongside Brie Larson in Captain Marvel and playing Elizabeth Hardwick, a friend to Queen Elizabeth I, in Mary Queen of Scots.

Though she feels progress has been made in terms of diversity and representation, Gemma believes there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

“Well, for example, if you do see a person of colour in a TV show, they have to justify why they’re there. You have to justify your seat at the table or you get accused of tokenism,” she considered. “So I think there’s still a way to go with that.”

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Gemma Chan swears by drugstore mascara for curled lashes

Gemma Chan swears a drugstore mascara is the key to achieving perfectly curled eyelashes.The British actress has made a splash in Hollywood following the release of her hit movie Crazy Rich Asians and has showcased a variety of chic looks at premieres …

Gemma Chan swears a drugstore mascara is the key to achieving perfectly curled eyelashes.

The British actress has made a splash in Hollywood following the release of her hit movie Crazy Rich Asians and has showcased a variety of chic looks at premieres for the film.

Gemma may be able to pull off just about any beauty trend, but when it comes to long lashes, she is all about using one type of inexpensive mascara.

“I’m lucky I have long lashes, but they’re straight and they’re very fine, so the most important thing to me is to use lash curlers and then find a mascara that holds the curl,” she told Allure magazine. “I use Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, the one in the purple tube. I use the waterproof version, so it really holds the curl. Here’s my secret, though – I use the brush from an old Maybelline mascara, the define-a-lash formula. It works perfectly to separate and coat every single lash.”

Gemma is also a fan of the No. 7 range at British pharmacy chain Boots and regularly stocks up on the Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum and the Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream.

However, she recently splurged on a lipstick colour that her Crazy Rich Asians character Astrid wore in one scene in the flick.

“It’s a Yves Saint Laurent colour that I immediately had to buy. I’ve got it here somewhere. It’s the Tatouage Couture Matte Liquid Lipstick in number 22,” the 35-year-old shared.

Over the course of her latest press tour, Gemma has shown support for Asian designers like Jason Wu and Kenzo.

And she believes it is important to work with make-up artists familiar with Asian features too.

“I do a lot of photo shoots and have done for quite a long time. Sometimes it’s great, especially if they’ve had a lot of experience making up Asian features, but I’ve also had really terrible ones where it’s like, ‘Are you trying to make me look like a geisha?'” she sighed.

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