Julianne Moore: ‘I have no regrets about The Kids Are All Right’

Julianne Moore has slammed an article which suggests she regrets starring in The Kids Are All Right.The Oscar-winning actress and Annette Bening played Jules and Nic in the 2010 movie, about a lesbian couple whose children were conceived via artificial…

Julianne Moore has slammed an article which suggests she regrets starring in The Kids Are All Right.

The Oscar-winning actress and Annette Bening played Jules and Nic in the 2010 movie, about a lesbian couple whose children were conceived via artificial insemination. Julianne gave an interview with Variety on Thursday to mark its tenth anniversary and responded to criticism that the movie received when it was first released, and reporters at IndieWire picked up some of her comments and claimed she was “reconsidering” her lesbian role in the film.

Julianne took to Twitter on Thursday night to accuse IndieWire of twisting her words and to set the record straight.

“Hey @ZSharf and @IndieWire I was deeply hurt and disappointed by your headline,” the actress wrote. “It was a privilege and an honor to work on #TheKidsAreAllright and I said as much in the @Variety interview I gave. You guys ran a headline that misrepresents my interview just for click bait.”

In the Variety interview, Julianne responded to criticism about the movie’s plot and the fact that the LGBTQ characters were played by straight actors.

“Here we were, in this movie about a queer family, and all of the principal actors were straight. I look back and go, ‘Ouch. Wow,'” she said. “I don’t know that we would do that today, I don’t know that we would be comfortable. We need to give real representation to people, but I’m grateful for all of the experiences that I’ve had as an actor because my job is to communicate a universality of experience to the world.”

Over on Instagram, Julianne told her followers she felt compelled to hit back at any claims she regretted the role, because she is proud of her involvement in the movie.

“I have never responded to an article before but I was so upset by how @indiewire and @zsharf misrepresented my @variety interview the I had to respond,” she wrote. “What I said was that I don’t know that today we would have a totally straight cast play gay characters in a film but that I am grateful for the experiences that I have had as an actor because my job is to communicate a universality of experience to the world. The idea that, rather than othering people, we are saying we are all the same. Our humanity is shared.”

The Still Alice star went on to pay tribute to her co-stars Annette, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska, as well as director Lisa Cholodenko.

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Emily Blunt hoping ‘stars will align’ for Edge of Tomorrow sequel

Emily Blunt is hoping the “stars will align” so a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow gets made.In the 2014 sci-fi action blockbuster, the 37-year-old starred as Sergeant Rita Vrataski, who was assigned to help Tom Cruise’s novice Major William Cage defeat a ra…

Emily Blunt is hoping the “stars will align” so a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow gets made.

In the 2014 sci-fi action blockbuster, the 37-year-old starred as Sergeant Rita Vrataski, who was assigned to help Tom Cruise’s novice Major William Cage defeat a race of aliens invading Earth.

Reports of a sequel have been circulating ever since, and according to Blunt, director Doug Liman has settled on the perfect story for the follow-up since recruiting screenwriter Matthew Robinson.

“I think there’s an idea, that he says is great,” she told IndieWire. “And (Liman) says this guy came in and cracked the case. How the stars will all align for us to be able to do it. I don’t know. I hope they do.”

She joked that by the time production begins on the highly anticipated sequel, she and Cruise will be pensioners and will need the de-ageing technology used on Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman.

“Tom and I are going to be 70 before we make another one It’s going to look a bit weird. We’ll have to do a real flash-forward one… We’ll go full Irishman, it’ll be the Irishman version of Edge of Tomorrow. Who knows? I hope, I’m going to talk to Doug about it,” Blunt added.

In the action movie, Cruise’s character is trapped in a time loop, dying over and over again during the same battle, until his combat skills improve enough for him to figure out how he and Vrataski can defeat the alien race, called Mimics.

Despite having to endure brutal battle scenes repeatedly, Blunt had the time of her life filming Edge of Tomorrow.

“I absolutely adored it. It broke my body in half, but I’d be willing to do it again to work with those boys who I love. So let’s see,” she teased.

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Todd Phillips shoots down Joker sequel rumours

Todd Phillips has dismissed rumours that he’s working on a Joker sequel.On Wednesday, it was reported that the filmmaker had sat down for talks with Warner Bros. boss Toby Emmerich and explored the idea of a follow-up to his bleak comic book drama, whi…

Todd Phillips has dismissed rumours that he’s working on a Joker sequel.

On Wednesday, it was reported that the filmmaker had sat down for talks with Warner Bros. boss Toby Emmerich and explored the idea of a follow-up to his bleak comic book drama, which starred Joaquin Phoenix as failed comedian-turned-criminal mastermind Arthur Fleck.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, not only was Phillips doing a follow-up to Joker, but had also pitched to create more gritty origin stories for other DC characters.

However, the 48-year-old director has now shot down the reports, insisting that the discussions he’s had haven’t amounted to anything concrete.

“Here’s the real truth about a sequel. While Joaquin and I have talked about it, and while touring the world with Warner Bros. executives – going to Toronto, and Venice, and other places – of course, we’re sitting at dinner and they’re saying, ‘So, have you thought about…?'” he told IndieWire. “But, talking about contracts, there’s not a contract for us to even write a sequel, we’ve never approached Joaquin to be in a sequel. Will that happen? Again, I just think the article was anticipatory at best.”

He also dismissed the rumours that he had approached Emmerich and demanded he explore the back stories of more superheroes and villains in the DC universe, confessing that idea had been “shot down” before Joker was greenlit.

“I’ve been at Warners for 15, 16 years. We have two things in development at all times, not 40 things like some people. I’m not the kind of guy who goes marching in saying I want these 40 titles. I just don’t have the energy,” he shared.

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Catch 22 costumes are genuine WWII garments

Catch 22 costume designer Jenny Eagan managed to track down genuine World War II uniforms in America after first trying her luck overseas.The new mini-series, based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel about Captain John Yossarian and the fictional 256th S…

Catch 22 costume designer Jenny Eagan managed to track down genuine World War II uniforms in America after first trying her luck overseas.

The new mini-series, based on Joseph Heller’s classic novel about Captain John Yossarian and the fictional 256th Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, premiered last month, with George Clooney, Kyle Chandler and Girls actor Christopher Abbott starring.

Explaining how she wanted the costumes to be as realistic as possible, Jenny was surprised to find most of what she needed on home soil, after originally being told England was the place she’d be able to pick up old army uniforms.

“Well, that was not the case. There’s little bits here and there (in England). I’d have had to go to multiple shows year-round to collect all the stuff,” she said at a recent IndieWire event, adding that she found what she needed much closer to home.

“There were hundreds of thousands of young men and boys who went to war. Places like Western Costume, over the years, got stuff that was never used, like dead stock, or things that were collected for years, because there was so much of it. The green (jackets) and the pants, they didn’t wear that in their life very much. Manufacturers had containers of them.”

Another problem Jenny faced was the difference in body shapes men of today have compared to 70 years ago.

However, the designer found the costumes were a perfect fit for the extras used on location in Italy.

“What’s difficult is nobody is the same size as they use to be,” Jenny mused. “The good thing is, ironically, all the young men in Sardinia are known for being jockeys and boxers, so they are smaller than modern American men today. So all the background (actors), it fit them perfect.”

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Avengers: Endgame directors refused to let ‘big mouth’ Tom Holland see full script

Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo refused to let Spider-Man Tom Holland have a script for the Marvel franchise because they were convinced he couldn’t keep a secret. The film’s story line and casting has been on lockdown ever since fil…

Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo refused to let Spider-Man Tom Holland have a script for the Marvel franchise because they were convinced he couldn’t keep a secret.

The film’s story line and casting has been on lockdown ever since filming began and the Russos made sure nothing leaked from the set by giving Brit Holland nothing but his lines.

Joe Russo tells IndieWire, “Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite.

“We used, like, very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene, because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut.”

Holland previously addressed his script ban, revealing the secrecy made filming difficult at times.

“The Russo Brothers are like, ‘So you’re just standing here, and you’re fighting this guy and just do whatever’, and I’m like, ‘OK, who am I fighting?'” he explained. “And they were like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because it’s a secret’.

“I’m like, ‘OK, so what does he look like?’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away…’

“I’m just standing there punching the air for 15 minutes and when I took the job I didn’t think that’s what I’d be doing. I’ve gotten used to it now.”

Last year (18), Tom told Good Morning America, “I tried for about five minutes to get the script and just gave up. I just had a feeling that I was never going to win.”

The actor’s big mouth got him into trouble when he leaked the plot to the Jurassic World sequel to Avengers co-star Chris Pratt.

“I think I was shooting the sequel for Guardians of the Galaxy maybe, and Tom was shooting Spider-Man on the same lot,” Pratt told Sirius XM. “Tom of course knows (director) J.A. Bayona because of the film The Impossible, (and he) said, ‘Hey, mate. I just talked to J.A. He told me the whole plot of the story…!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, there’s, like, a volcano… he told me the whole thing!’ So I heard it right from Tom Holland first! And then when I read the script, I was like, ‘Yep, he wasn’t messing with me’.”

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Sam Taylor-Johnson scrambled to find movies to direct after Fifty Shades of Grey

Sam Taylor-Johnson struggled to find movies to direct after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. She took charge of the first movie in the highly-popular film franchise, which grossed $571 million (GBP438 million) worldwide, and she expected to be off…

Sam Taylor-Johnson struggled to find movies to direct after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey.

She took charge of the first movie in the highly-popular film franchise, which grossed $571 million (GBP438 million) worldwide, and she expected to be offered project after project following her success, but nothing came her way.

She tells IndieWire, “I literally was scrambling still, in exactly the same position I was prior to that.

“I’d say to my agent, ‘I love this book. I really love it. What’s the deal with it…? I know I’m fully capable’.”

“I’ve done a short film,” she adds. “I’ve done an indie. I’ve done a blockbuster. I’ve done a TV show. I’ve just now done extreme small budget. I’m experienced across the board. I’ve shown I’m capable, but I’m still far down the list.”

Sam also felt anxious about returning to work quickly after having children with her husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, because she worried she would lose out on projects if she spent too long away from filmmaking.

“After I did Nowhere Boy, and we had two kids, I was very aware that that was going to reduce my stock,” she says. “I had this innate panic that I had to finish nursing and get back out there and do meetings, and show that I was still present because if I left it too long, I was the mom at home with four kids…

“It was that thing that I don’t want to become irrelevant to the filmmaking world just because I have kids. I want to show that I can still do it.”

“It’s sort of sad that you have to feel that way, because it’s such a boring thing to have to say, but no male director gets that: ‘Oh, you’ve just had a baby. You’re not going to be able to make a movie’.”

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