Renee Zellweger still overcome with emotion over landing Jerry Maguire role

Renee Zellweger will never forget the moment Cameron Crowe told her she had won a part in Jerry Maguire.The actress, who played Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 drama, opened up about the movie during a recent SAG-AFTRA Conversations event, and recalled how sh…

Renee Zellweger will never forget the moment Cameron Crowe told her she had won a part in Jerry Maguire.

The actress, who played Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 drama, opened up about the movie during a recent SAG-AFTRA Conversations event, and recalled how she was attending a film premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah with her parents and brother when director Crowe called with the surprise job offer.

“It didn’t really seem like a possibility for me. I wanted to do a good job for Cameron when I met him. He just felt kindred to me right away… We loved the same things,” she shared.

“The fact that I was on the list (for the role) was hilarious to me. It had been a while since my audition, and I was at Sundance Film Festival for The Whole Wide World premiere. My mom and dad came. The phone rang and Cameron said, ‘Hey Z, it was really great to hang out and get to meet you. I mean, thank you’.

“I’m like, ‘Hurry up and break my heart already!’ Then he said, ‘I was just wondering… maybe you want the part?’ The next day there was an announcement in Variety and my brother, who was at Sundance with us, came back with a stack of them (magazines). I could cry just thinking about it.”

And to top it all off, Crowe gave her one of the most famous lines in romantic comedy history – “You had me at hello” – which she says to her on-screen love interest, Tom Cruise.

“When people say to me, ‘You had me at hello’, to me it still touches me,” the 50-year-old smiled. “What a cool thing that somebody gives you a line like that.”

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Regina King feared she would always be cast as a ‘wife’ in movies

Regina King instigated a change in her career after she kept being offered the role of someone’s wife in movies.The actress fell victim to typecasting following her stellar turn as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character’s wife Marcee Tidwell in the 1996 hit Jerr…

Regina King instigated a change in her career after she kept being offered the role of someone’s wife in movies.

The actress fell victim to typecasting following her stellar turn as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character’s wife Marcee Tidwell in the 1996 hit Jerry Maguire.

She went on to play Will Smith’s wife in 1998’s Enemy of the State, Eddie Murphy’s significant other in Daddy Day Care in 2003, and Margie Hendrix, partner of Jamie Foxx’s Ray Charles, in the 2004 biopic Ray.

But during an interview on The Graham Norton Show which airs in the U.K. on Friday night, Regina explained that she grew tired of playing the same parts and knew she wanted to start taking on much more complex roles.

“When you get a call asking you to play Samuel L. Jackson’s wife you think, ‘Surely you meant daughter or mistress?’ I love Sam, but that told me it was time to shift,” she explained, refusing to name the movie or character she was offered and turned down.

Regina, who scooped an Oscar earlier this year for her stunning portrayal of a woman seeking justice in If Beale Street Could Talk, also opened up about the sense of relief she felt after her win for Best Supporting Actress.

“It still feels surreal, but I felt so much love in that room. Once you’ve won the pressure is off, and they do have a bar!” the 48-year-old laughed.

Regina is currently appearing as Angela Abar – and her alter-ego Sister Knight – in the critically-acclaimed HBO series Watchmen, which is an adaptation of the bleak, ultra-violent comic.

And while the star is happy doing her own stunts on the show, she’s keen for a double to take over her racy scenes.

“I’ll do some of them, but I have a stunt double to do all the hard stuff because I am not landing on the ground! I do sometimes wish that the double could come in to do some of the sex scenes – that would be awesome!” Regina joked.

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Kelly Preston launching natural beauty brand

Kelly Preston is gearing up to launch her own beauty brand.The Jerry Maguire actress, who has long advocated for abiding by an organic diet, is set to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr in crea…

Kelly Preston is gearing up to launch her own beauty brand.

The Jerry Maguire actress, who has long advocated for abiding by an organic diet, is set to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr in creating her own natural skincare label.

To be known as Breathe Organics, Kelly’s range currently includes four anti-ageing products; a serum and cream for daytime as well as a night serum and moisturiser.

“I’m trying to educate a new consumer – somebody who has heard about organic and knows enough that they are looking for organic products,” she told WWD of her latest venture. “The thought has been, ‘Oh, it doesn’t work as well as a chemical or synthetic counterpart,’ and I’m here to say that it does.”

Kelly’s Breathe Organics products will be priced from $121 – $149 (£94 – £116) and are set to be available to purchase online in either December or January.

The blonde star, who is married to actor John Travolta, has funded the company herself but is considering taking on investment, and in the future, may extend the line to include cosmetics and other products such as face masks.

“For the last 20 years, I’ve been speaking out against chemicals and their effects on the environment, how we can protect ourselves and our children and live around and amongst them,” the 55-year-old commented. “What you put on your skin and body is just as important as what you breathe and ingest.”

Kelly has previously acted as a brand ambassador for beauty giant Neutrogena. But she is adamant that organic formulas are the future of the industry.

“These products are like food for your skin. I’ve always said that if you can catch your skin early, you can prevent so much damage,” she insisted.

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