Charlize Theron ‘heartbroken’ about Furiosa recasting

Charlize Theron has called being replaced by a young actor for the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel “a little heartbreaking”. Filmmaker George Miller confirmed in May that he was pushing ahead with a spin-off centred around Theron’s character Imperator Furi…

Charlize Theron has called being replaced by a young actor for the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel “a little heartbreaking”.

Filmmaker George Miller confirmed in May that he was pushing ahead with a spin-off centred around Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa, but he ruled out using de-ageing technology on his leading lady and decided to look for a younger actress to take over the role instead.

The Oscar winner has now admitted that she was disappointed when she learned she would not be involved in the Furiosa movie.

“It’s a tough one to swallow. Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character, and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner. We get so hung up on the smaller details that we forget the thing that we emotionally tap into has nothing to do with that minute thing that we’re focusing on.”

Actresses including Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy are rumoured to be in the running for the part.

However, the 44-year-old may play Furiosa again – her Fury Road co-star Tom Hardy previously revealed there are plans for him to star in another two Mad Max films, and Theron has stated she’d return for another sequel if Miller directs.

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Jodie Comer plans pyjama outfit for BAFTAs

Jodie Comer has joked that she may wear a “flashy top” and pyjama bottoms to the BAFTAs next month.The English star has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance as ruthless Russian assassin Villanelle in the hit TV show Ki…

Jodie Comer has joked that she may wear a “flashy top” and pyjama bottoms to the BAFTAs next month.

The English star has been nominated in the Leading Actress category for her performance as ruthless Russian assassin Villanelle in the hit TV show Killing Eve.

The ceremony is due to take place next month, but with the Covid-19 pandemic still at large it seems she may need to ‘attend’ the socially-distanced event via a video link. The BAFTAS is usually a glitzy affair and Jodie is planning to combine her current casual loungewear style with some red carpet glamour.

“I might just do a flashy top and wear my pyjamas on the bottom,” she explained during an interview with British Vogue magazine while joking that the dress code for the awards ceremony hasn’t been confirmed yet. “That way I can say I wore my pyjamas to the BAFTAs.”

Jodie can currently be seen in a remake of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues on the BBC, playing aspiring actress Lesley. Jodie had to apply her own make-up for the role and admits it was a great experience but also nerve-wracking making sure she looked the part.

“Yes! It was fun actually,” the star replied when asked if the rumours were true about her cosmetic skills. “We tried to make sure it had the ’80s feel while being a little more stripped back. I was a bit worried, as sometimes when you’re getting your last hair and make-up checks on set, that’s your little quiet minute to get in the zone. So I was worried that doing it myself, being self-conscious in that way – making sure I looked okay – would be a bit distracting for getting into character. But I made it all part of Lesley. We did a smoky eye.”

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Sandra Oh envious of Jodie Comer’s glamorous Killing Eve wardrobe

Sandra Oh gets a little envious of the chic outfits Jodie Comer wears on Killing Eve.In the hit spy-thriller TV series, the Canadian actress portrays Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanel…

Sandra Oh gets a little envious of the chic outfits Jodie Comer wears on Killing Eve.

In the hit spy-thriller TV series, the Canadian actress portrays Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle, as played by Comer.

Fashion critics have given a lot of praise to the designer outfits from the likes of Molly Goddard, Alexander McQueen, and The Vampire’s Wife that have been donned by Villanelle, but in an interview for the June 2020 issue of Elle Canada, Oh admitted she sometimes wishes Polastri had more interesting outfits.

“It kills me!” she joked to the publication. “I go into wardrobe and see that b**ch’s clothing, and I’m just like, ‘Can I get something above Uniqlo? No?'”

Oh then went on to explain that she’s actually fine with Polastri’s utilitarian parkas and high-neck tops as the clothing choices really help to distinguish the characters.

“What are you saying about a character’s mindset when she dresses over-the-top? Eve is always in neutral, basic tones, right? She’s always earthy, in a lot of turtlenecks. The beauty is in how she changes. She changes in fabric. She changes in line, in shape,” the 48-year-old stated, before noting how Polastri’s clothing is subtly altered whenever she gets close to Villanelle. “But it’s all still in her colour palette, so you still keep the character.”

The third series of Killing Eve premiered in April, with a fourth season already greenlit.

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Jodie Comer has ‘given up’ wearing cosmetics during coronavirus pandemic

Jodie Comer has “given up” wearing cosmetics while in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.The Killing Eve star is currently holed up at her parents’ house in Liverpool, England, after filming on her movie The Last Duel, starring Adam Driver and…

Jodie Comer has “given up” wearing cosmetics while in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Killing Eve star is currently holed up at her parents’ house in Liverpool, England, after filming on her movie The Last Duel, starring Adam Driver and Matt Damon, was shut down due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

In a new interview with The New York Times, Jodie confessed that while she’s still sticking to a strict skincare regime, she’s ditched the make-up while practicing social distancing.

“Right now, I’ve just given up. I haven’t worn make-up for the past couple of weeks,” the 27-year-old laughed, adding that she’s gone bare-faced for group chats on Zoom. “When I’m on sets, they’re constantly reapplying make-up. It’s kind of nice to let my skin breathe. That’s my excuse at least!”

The British star also discussed her skincare regime, revealing that she’s come a long way since using baby wipes on her face to remove her make-up.

“When I was in high school, I literally used to baby wipe my face. I’m mortified to admit this,” she explained, adding that while she’s been blessed with good skin, the lockdown is playing havoc with her complexion.

“I’ve always had kind of good skin – I’m really lucky. Now, it’s like, ‘Whoa!’ I know, I know, I’m trying to not be a drama queen,” she quipped. “Being indoors so much more probably doesn’t help and disturbs everything a bit. I think there’s something to letting the sun be on skin.”

Jodie is a brand ambassador for Noble Panacea, and has been using their eye cream, serum, and moisturiser to keep her oily combination skin under control.

“The moisturiser has such a gorgeous consistency. It feels like there’s a thin layer that continues to moisturise all day,” she gushed. “I try to exfoliate once a week. I use the Clarisonic tool with the different brushes. I usually do that on Sunday.”

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Jodie Comer used to overdo eyebrows as a teenager

Jodie Comer used to rock “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows when she was growing up. The Killing Eve actress grew up in Liverpool, England – where girls tend to go all out when they get ready for a night on the town – so her introduction to beauty and …

Jodie Comer used to rock “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows when she was growing up.

The Killing Eve actress grew up in Liverpool, England – where girls tend to go all out when they get ready for a night on the town – so her introduction to beauty and hairstyling as a teenager was of the maximalist variety.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the 27-year-old recalled her ritual of getting a “curly blow” at the hair salon and staying in all-day rollers which “you take out at the last minute so your hair stays in longer”.

She then laughed at the memory of her appearance, sharing how she had a big smoky eye, contouring, and “super heavily drawn on” eyebrows.

“I don’t know if you’re familiar with Liverpool, where I’m from, but Liverpool is the city of glam,” she said. “I look back at pictures of myself, and I’m like, ‘Whoa!’ I respect my parents for just letting me get on with it!”

Jodie has come a long way from overdoing the make-up and cleaning her face with only a baby wipe, as she is now into sheet masks, has facialist Jasmina Vico on speed dial, and is the new global ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea.

The British actress now feels more comfortable with no make-up on, although she still has to make sure her brows are on point.

“As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised I just feel more comfortable with no make-up on,” she explained to Vogue.co.uk. “I don’t top up my make-up throughout the day, but I do like a Chanel lipstick. And eyebrow gel. I can have absolutely nothing on my face, but my brows need that.”

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Jodie Comer was ‘obsessed’ with make-up growing up

Jodie Comer was totally “obsessed” with cosmetics when she was a teenager.In an interview with Allure, the Killing Eve actress revealed that it was a big deal to get dressed up with her friends when she was growing up in Liverpool, England, so she used…

Jodie Comer was totally “obsessed” with cosmetics when she was a teenager.

In an interview with Allure, the Killing Eve actress revealed that it was a big deal to get dressed up with her friends when she was growing up in Liverpool, England, so she used to cover her face in products – but she’s now come to realise she’s more comfortable without make-up.

“I went through this period where I was just obsessed with make-up and I wore a tonne of it, and then I suddenly realised how much I was wearing, and the fact that I was spending all this money,” she admitted. “I think now I’m just trying to be more comfortable with what I have rather than having to cover up… But I do love putting make-up on for a night out.”

While the 27-year-old has toned down her make-up use over the years, there is one product she cannot give up – eyebrow gel.

“My number one is eyebrow gel. I can’t live without it,” the star shared, adding that she often applies it herself on set. “I could have no make-up on, but if I fix my brows… or when I’m on set, the one thing I want to do myself is my eyebrows.”

Comer also revealed that if she finds herself without eyebrow gel, she simply spritzes on some hairspray to a mascara spoolie brush and uses it to comb her arches.

The British actress gave the interview to promote her partnership with luxury skincare company Noble Panacea. She has been appointed its global brand ambassador and will appear in all of the upcoming advertising campaigns.

“I have to believe in it,” Comer said of the collaboration. “And have to want to wear it myself and be proud of it. And I tried the products and just loved them.”

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Jodie Comer tapped to front campaign for skincare brand Noble Panacea

Jodie Comer has been appointed as the global brand ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea. The British actress, best known for playing Villanelle in TV show Killing Eve, has been tapped by executives at the innovative skincare company to f…

Jodie Comer has been appointed as the global brand ambassador for luxury skincare brand Noble Panacea.

The British actress, best known for playing Villanelle in TV show Killing Eve, has been tapped by executives at the innovative skincare company to front their advertising campaigns, help them promote sustainability and women’s empowerment, and support their partnership with Girl Up, a non-profit founded by the United Nations Foundation to help girls become leaders.

“I’m so excited about this collaboration with Noble Panacea and this is the very start of the journey. The brand is so forward-thinking and it’s amazing to think where they could lead,” the 27-year-old said in a statement. “Beauty is more than aesthetics. There is so much science and research that has gone into the making of Noble Panacea products. The brand is authentic and innovative and I think it will inspire a lot of people to think differently about what they’re buying into and consuming. Ultimately, I believe in the integrity of the brand. In return, the team believes in me which is deeply encouraging and exemplifies what Noble Panacea stands for.”

Noble Panacea was founded last year by Sir Fraser Stoddart, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The brand’s products, which range in price from $149 to $420 (£120 – £340), use his Organic Molecular Vessel (OMV) Technology, which allows for the superior protection, penetration, and release of potent active ingredients. The company offers two ranges – The Brilliant Collection and The Absolute Collection – which contain four products each, such as serums, eye creams, moisturisers, and night creams.

And Celine Talabaza, chief executive of the company, believes the Emmy Award winner is the perfect fit for the brand.

“Jodie is the dynamic, contemporary muse perfectly matched to our disruptive movement in beauty,” she gushed. “She has dedicated herself to her craft in the same way our founder, Sir Fraser Stoddart, has to his, with tremendous success and even more promise for the future. Jodie embodies the versatility of authentic beauty, a beauty that extends far beyond the visible.”

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Jodie Comer celebrates landing British Vogue cover

Jodie Comer has praised the team at British Vogue for giving her the opportunity to grace its cover for the first time.The Killing Eve actress is the magazine’s April cover star, and the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share her delight at being on th…

Jodie Comer has praised the team at British Vogue for giving her the opportunity to grace its cover for the first time.

The Killing Eve actress is the magazine’s April cover star, and the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share her delight at being on the front of the prestigious fashion bible for the first time.

“Here is my @britishvogue cover for April 2020 (Aghhhhhhh). Thank you to @Edward_Enninful and the wonderful team at vogue for championing me and blessing me with this ridiculous opportunity,” Jodie wrote, before thanking famed photographer Steven Meisel for making her feel comfortable during the shoot.

“To #StevenMeisel whose grace and warmth, from the moment I met him has continued to inspire me and build my self confidence more than I think he’ll ever know,” she gushed.

The Emmy winner went on to credit hairstylist Guido Palau and legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath for helping her to “look fabulous” for the stunning cover and accompanying shoot.

Jodie then touchingly thanked her publicist Victoria Raeburn-Wales for her unwavering support, before sweetly concluding her post: “One to show the grandkids.”

The actress was inundated with comments from her famous friends, including Sophie Turner, Poppy Delevingne, Michelle Monaghan, and British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful, who simply wrote: “KILLED IT. Thank you @jodiemcomer x.”

In the cover interview, Jodie touched on the upcoming third season of Killing Eve and teased the possibility of delving into her character Villanelle’s softer side.

“The audience love what they love about her, but it’s been nice to show a different side to that. Maybe a little bit of vulnerability,” she shared.

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Ben Affleck ‘nervous’ about filming medieval movie with Matt Damon

Ben Affleck is a little “nervous” about filming his new medieval movie, The Last Duel.The 47-year-old has signed on to appear alongside Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Matt Damon in the upcoming project, which is based on a true story and set in 14th cen…

Ben Affleck is a little “nervous” about filming his new medieval movie, The Last Duel.

The 47-year-old has signed on to appear alongside Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, and Matt Damon in the upcoming project, which is based on a true story and set in 14th century France.

But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Affleck confessed that the medieval storyline, and working with armour and weapons, would definitely push him outside of his comfort zone.

“I am a little nervous. Because I have never done medieval!” the actor laughed. “It’s 1386, so it is like armour and swords and stuff like that. But it was a real pleasure working with Matt and Nicole Holofcener, who wrote the script with us.”

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film will tell the story of knight Jean de Carrouges, as played by Damon, who accuses his squire, Driver’s Jacques Le Gris, of raping his wife Marguerite, portrayed by Comer.

In an effort to settle the fight, King Charles VI sanctions a duel between the two knights – the last-ever recorded in the country.

While Affleck was previously reported to be playing one of the leading roles opposite his longtime friend Damon, he is now taking on a supporting part and focusing his efforts on co-writing the script and serving as executive producer.

And the Gone Girl star also revealed that he and Damon are revelling in being able to work with each other once again.

“(We) just kept saying, ‘Why have we not done this more often?’ We just got lucky that our schedules kind of intersected so that we had some free time to share,” he smiled.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge finds dressing up ‘very stressful’

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confessed she finds dressing up to be “very stressful”.In an interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Vogue, the Fleabag creator explained that while she enjoys giving the characters in her TV shows chic and opulent wardro…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confessed she finds dressing up to be “very stressful”.

In an interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Vogue, the Fleabag creator explained that while she enjoys giving the characters in her TV shows chic and opulent wardrobes, she struggles to create outfits for herself.

“When you land on an outfit that you love, there’s no greater feeling. I maintain the right to leave the house looking like s**t, in my pyjamas. I find dressing really stressful, just that decision every day. You want to just Steve Jobs it,” Phoebe shared, referencing the late Apple co-founder’s staple wardrobe of a black turtleneck and blue jeans.

The Brit also noted that she specifically wrote Villanelle’s pink tulle dress into the Killing Eve script, with actress Jodie Comer playing the character, and wearing the now-famous creation by designer Molly Goddard.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Emmy-winning star revealed her regret at focusing just on her looks to help get her acting jobs when she was younger.

“I think I felt like the most important thing was how I looked – especially in your 20s, when everyone’s like, ‘Cash in on it now because you haven’t got a lot of time!’ Hair was everything,” the 34-year-old recalled. “I was always trying to please, to do the right kind of acting.”

She also discussed the post-Emmys photo of her celebrating at an after-party while smoking a cigarette and drinking a vodka gimlet cocktail, surrounded by her awards.

While Phoebe isn’t on social media, her friend Josh Cole – head of comedy at the BBC – posted the snap on Instagram, showing her wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown while sat on a sun lounger.

“He always asks for approval,” she insisted. “And I was like, ‘Yes, f**k yes! Approved.’ So approved.”

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