Carey Mulligan intimidated by comedians on set of Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan felt “intimidated” working with comedians on her upcoming movie Promising Young Woman.The British actress is best known for her work in serious dramas, such as An Education, Suffragette, and The Great Gatsby – so she felt a little da…

Carey Mulligan felt “intimidated” working with comedians on her upcoming movie Promising Young Woman.

The British actress is best known for her work in serious dramas, such as An Education, Suffragette, and The Great Gatsby – so she felt a little daunted when she had to perform alongside comedians for the dark comedy-drama about a young woman who seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.

In an interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, the 35-year-old admitted being in a film with a blooper reel was a foreign experience.

“I definitely felt intimidated at first because I was surrounded by comedians like Bo Burnham and Jennifer Coolidge, but we all got on so well” she shared. “(Director) Emerald (Fennell) would say, ‘Just try one where you’re really camping it up.’ It’s the only film I’ve ever been in that has a blooper reel.”

The movie appears to touch on a lot of themes that arose as part of the #MeToo movement, but Mulligan insisted Fennell actually wrote her script before the organisation gained traction in 2017.

“Emerald wrote it before the movement started, but the conversation has become more nuanced in the last couple of years,” she explained. “Everything in the film, you’ve seen in a bro comedy, where the guy tries to get the girl really drunk. And it’s all been like, ‘Haha.’ But then you suddenly look at it through this different lens and go, ‘Actually, no. That makes me uncomfortable.’”

Elsewhere in the chat, the Inside Llewyn Davis star admitted she had a creative crush on Fennell, which is something she has previously experienced with her Mudbound director Dee Rees and An Education co-star Emma Thompson.

“It happened on Mudbound, watching Dee Rees and (cinematographer) Rachel Morrison make an extraordinary epic in 28 days. And again, with Emma Thompson in An Education. There are a lot of people who’ve been quite impactful,” she said.

Promising Young Woman is currently without a release date.

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Alicia Keys always treats herself to a luxe birthday present

Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz always treat each other to luxury birthday gifts.In an interview for the July 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, the singer opened up about her humble beginnings growing up in New York and how at different poin…

Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz always treat each other to luxury birthday gifts.

In an interview for the July 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, the singer opened up about her humble beginnings growing up in New York and how at different points in her career she struggled to accept her “blessings”.

However, Alicia has since discovered the importance of indulging herself from time to time.

“I began to understand that my humility was sometimes a mask for self-worth issues. I was saying, ‘Oh, I don’t need much! I only need a little bit and I’m fine.’ I was kind of cutting off my blessings. But I started to recognise, ‘Wow, I have this wrong,'” she shared, before going on to note that Swizz always showers her with presents to mark her birthday on 25 January each year. “Swizz is such a wild dreamer, and he loves beautiful art, beautiful clothes, and things that are well made. I’ve learned that I can totally remain humble but I don’t have to cut off the wonderful things that I deserve.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Alicia opened up about what she’s been doing while self-isolating at home amid the coronavirus crisis. As well as promoting her upcoming self-titled album, the Fallin’ hitmaker shared that she has been enjoying chilling out in sweatpants and cooking with her sons Egypt, nine, and five-year-old Genesis.

“I made tacos the other day – that was cute,” the 39-year-old smiled. “And, unfortunately, we’ve been doing a lot of baking. Cookies have been happening a whole lot.”

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Alicia Keys feels free after finally accepting her ‘imperfections’

Alicia Keys is enjoying living her live to the full after finally accepting her “imperfections”.In an interview for the July 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, the 15-time Grammy Award winner candidly opened up about her battles with self-confidence …

Alicia Keys is enjoying living her live to the full after finally accepting her “imperfections”.

In an interview for the July 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, the 15-time Grammy Award winner candidly opened up about her battles with self-confidence and described how it was only when she started being kind to herself that she learned to love her body.

“I’m coming to the place now where I’m able to live more fully in my skin, my imperfections, my feelings, which are so hard to access,” she explained. “Because we want to protect our heart, right? That’s what we’re all doing in some way. And I think my ability to access that place has brought a deeper connection to other people.”

Alicia also revealed that she was unhappy in the early stages of her music career because she wanted to fit in “so badly”.

“I swear, I wouldn’t go back to being 20 if somebody paid me – it was literally the worst time ever,” the Fallin’ hitmaker shared. “I wanted to fit in so desperately. I was so blind, so dependent on everybody else’s opinions, so uncomfortable, so unclear.”

And it was after an emotional meltdown at a photoshoot in 2006 that Alicia decided to set off on a solo pilgrimage to Egypt to get away from the intense pressure she was under.

“It was either get the hell away or just explode,” she recalled.

Elsewhere in the interview, Alicia discussed how she had penned some of her most famous songs, including A Woman’s Worth and Girl on Fire, to try and convince herself of her own self-worth.

“Truly. There hasn’t been one that I wrote because I actually believed it at the time. I needed to pull myself out of a rut or a place of confusion,” the mother-of-two stated.

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Faith Hill once changed entire tour wardrobe so she could wear sneakers

Faith Hill once altered her entire tour wardrobe because she couldn’t wear high heels.The Breathe hitmaker always pulls out all of the stops when it comes to her stage performances and concerts, often sporting designer gowns and accessories. But during…

Faith Hill once altered her entire tour wardrobe because she couldn’t wear high heels.

The Breathe hitmaker always pulls out all of the stops when it comes to her stage performances and concerts, often sporting designer gowns and accessories.

But during an interview with Kelsea Ballerini for the June 2020 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, Faith revealed she had to overhaul her entire Soul2Soul II Tour closet back in 2006 because she couldn’t handle standing in stilettos.

“I remember for our Soul2Soul tour in 2006 and 2007, I had this incredible wardrobe planned with these amazing heels,” she recalled. “And then once I got to rehearse, I had to change the entire wardrobe because I couldn’t even walk in the shoes. We changed everything to slacks – my favourite thing to wear – and found some cool tennis shoes. I felt like a teenager! It was awesome.”

Faith went on to share that she relies on celebrity stylist Petra Flannery to put the majority of her red carpet outfits together for her. But when it comes to her off-duty looks, her husband Tim McGraw and their children aren’t afraid to offer their views.

“I do ask Tim for his opinion, but we also have three daughters who give their thoughts very freely. Just in case I ever wanted to walk out the door in something that I shouldn’t, they let me know,” the 52-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Faith noted that she always tries to opt for a sophisticated vibe, and is constantly inspired by fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Tom Ford.

“Tom is such a craftsman. He knows how to dress a man, and he knows how to dress a woman. Strong and sexy but in a way that’s not offensive,” she gushed.

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Priyanka Chopra wearing stilettos with loungewear during lockdown

Priyanka Chopra has been wearing Christian Louboutin heels with her loungewear to help her feel glamorous during the coronavirus lockdown.In a new interview with InStyle magazine, the Quantico actress discussed her relationship with the iconic footwear…

Priyanka Chopra has been wearing Christian Louboutin heels with her loungewear to help her feel glamorous during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a new interview with InStyle magazine, the Quantico actress discussed her relationship with the iconic footwear designer and revealed that she’s taken to slipping on a red-soled pump to try and jazz up her usual daytime look.

“They look good with sweatpants!” she laughed. “If you want to feel a little bit more normal right now, you wear an amazing pair of Louboutins with your sweatshirt, put your hair down, add some red lipstick – and you’re dressed up for dinner.”

Chopra has been self-isolating at home with her husband Nick Jonas since March, as the Jonas Brother musician suffers from diabetes – one of the underlying health conditions that could increase his chances of contracting Covid-19.

Elsewhere in the chat, Chopra also recalled the first time she wore a pair of the Frenchman’s designs, and said she was inspired to buy a pair after watching an episode of Sex and the City, in which Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw showcased her extensive collection of the expensive shoes.

“I was like, ‘These are SJP’s!” the 37-year-old joked. “I was really excited about it.”

The former Bollywood star struck up a friendship with Louboutin, and the designer even created several custom pairs of shoes for her when she tied the knot with Jonas in late 2018.

“I did some things that held the ankle with a mid-heel,” the fashion star explained. “And then for emergencies I added some sets of sandals the colour of her skin with gold inside.”

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Brooke Shields takes up meditation during self-isolation

Brooke Shields has taken up meditation to help her mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.The 54-year-old actress opened up about life at home with her family during the coronavirus lockdown and revealed she has recently turned to meditation to …

Brooke Shields has taken up meditation to help her mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 54-year-old actress opened up about life at home with her family during the coronavirus lockdown and revealed she has recently turned to meditation to help her mental health.

“I have never meditated before in my life. I’m the person who says, ‘I’m too busy to meditate!’ But when the quarantine began, I went through a period of self-indulgence,” Brooke told InStyle magazine.

The Suddenly Susan star confessed she had given up on healthy eating and was instead relaxing with junk food and cocktails.

“I would say to myself, ‘I’m not going to the gym, so I don’t have to work out. I’m just gonna have that quesadilla and that ice cream and cocktails.’ I got in the mindset of going to bed really late and waking up really late,” she added, noting that she was getting more anxious the worse her diet became.

After her family urged her to stop, she began meditation, which has transformed her outlook on life, wellbeing, and exercise.

“So much of what we are experiencing is fear – fear of the unknown – and it’s debilitating. The meditation was maybe 45 minutes long, but it felt like 10,” Brooke shared, before admitting that the practice helped transform her approach to working out as it made her focus on the “spiritual element of exercise.”

“Working out has never been Zen for me. None of the exercising I’ve done in the past has stemmed from me loving it, or from it giving me any peace of mind,” she explained. “Now I’m thankful that I’m even capable of working out.”

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Elsa Pataky: ‘I could not imagine my life without exercise’

Elsa Pataky couldn’t imagine her life without exercise because it acts as the “glue” that holds everything together.The 43-year-old actress opened up about her approach to wellbeing and fitness in an interview with InStyle and confessed that her daily …

Elsa Pataky couldn’t imagine her life without exercise because it acts as the “glue” that holds everything together.

The 43-year-old actress opened up about her approach to wellbeing and fitness in an interview with InStyle and confessed that her daily workouts are something she couldn’t ever sacrifice.

“I could not imagine my life without exercise. For me it is the glue that holds everything together: my health, my happiness, my relationship,” she said, adding that she’s been interested in exercise since her teens.

“It was then that I started to learn everything I could about training and nutrition,” she explained. “Since then, I have trained consistently, though there have been times when I was less active – such as when I had my children. So I also know how hard it can be to start exercising again after you’ve had a break.”

The Fast and Furious star shares three children with husband Chris Hemsworth – seven-year-old daughter India and six-year-old twin boys Sasha and Tristan – and she said working out with the Thor hunk keeps their marriage alive.

“The best way to stick to training is to do something you love and, if you can, do it with someone you love. My husband Chris and I are always looking for opportunities to keep active together doing things we enjoy,” she shared. “Having three kids makes it a bit more complicated, but we always find a way. It enriches all of our lives.”

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Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when working with stylists

Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when she’s working with stylists because their suggestions could inspire a change in direction. The Blondie singer, who was known for her experimental punk look in the band’s heyday, has received a lot of help when…

Debbie Harry tries to be open-minded when she’s working with stylists because their suggestions could inspire a change in direction.

The Blondie singer, who was known for her experimental punk look in the band’s heyday, has received a lot of help when it comes to cultivating her image over the years, particularly from late fashion designer Stephen Sprouse.

And while Debbie now knows that a short skirt and thigh-high boots make her look her best and feel comfortable, she likes to keep her mind open when she’s partnering with a stylist because they might come up with something interesting.

“Over the years I’ve had a lot of help with my look – especially from designer Stephen Sprouse in the early days. He was very punk himself,” she told singer Bebe Rexha in an interview for InStyle. “I was never afraid of wearing, you know, garbage or ripped-up stuff. But he really taught me about the best lines for me. The surefire shots were always thigh-high boots with short skirts, long coats, and a beret.

“I always try to dress for comfort, though. I don’t like to be too distracted by my clothing because I still want it to complement me and make my body look its best… I always felt very comfortable in short skirts and thigh-high boots. It just worked for me. But when I’m working with a stylist, I try to be open-minded because sometimes you get a really good surprise that leads you in a new direction.”

The 74-year-old also shared how she used to make some of her own outfits, such as a black sweater with “Blondie” written in red, and noted that she has accumulated “quite an archive” of her iconic looks throughout the years.

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Bebe Rexha wore wigs after bleaching caused her natural hair to fall out

Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching. In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark b…

Bebe Rexha once had to wear wigs because her natural hair fell out due to bleaching.

In the May edition of InStyle magazine’s Style Crush series, the Meant to Be singer confessed to her music and fashion inspiration Debbie Harry that her natural dark brown hair fell out as a result of her constantly dyeing it a peroxide blonde.

The 30-year-old asked the Blondie star for advice on maintaining the bleached look and Harry suggested letting the dark roots show through for a bit longer before making a trip to the colourist.

“How did you keep your blonde hair from not falling out when you first bleached it? Because my hair used to be so long,” Rexha asked, and Harry replied, “I didn’t keep it from falling out, actually! One thing I’ve learned is to keep a little bit of your dark roots. You can’t always maintain that when you’re on the road, but if you don’t let the colour touch your scalp, it gives your hair more strength. It’s probably going to break no matter what, though.”

The star then admitted her hair was once in such a bad condition that she had to wear wigs, but her hairstylist saved her locks by using Olaplex, a formula which rebuilds broken hair bonds and prevents breakage and damage.

“Tracey Cunningham saved my hair with Olaplex because I was wearing wigs at one point,” she shared. “I’m going to do what you said and let it grow out a bit. Dark roots look cool with dark eyebrows.”

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Laura Dern prioritising meditation during coronavirus lockdown

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to…

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.

The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to look after herself when the restrictions were first put in place in response to the Covid-19 outbreak last month.

“I completely dropped my meditation. In a crisis, everything else falls away. The anxiety and stress of everything going on made it too overwhelming. Women are notorious for guilting themselves out of self-care,” Laura shared, noting that as a mother-of-two, she had to focus on herself in order to be a better person for her family. “I am realising that as a mother and a daughter, self-care is a requirement in my day if I’m going to stay healthy enough to be the sole provider as an only child for my parents – getting and preparing their food and making sure they’re safe – while taking care of my kids who are home now doing online school.”

Now, Laura is making sure to meditate first thing in the morning and always invites her children, son Ellery, 18, and daughter, Jaya, 15, to join in.

“In the afternoon, we meet up and we sit together on the couch and we have our meditation practice,” the 53-year-old added.

Elsewhere, the Marriage Story star noted that she no longer watches the news, as it was giving her anxiety, and is doing simple activities with her family instead.

“We make sure to have the time in the day to walk our dogs and get fresh air, we make tea, take (online) yoga classes, and we’re learning to knit together,” she sweetly shared.

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