Kevin Hart embracing grey hair during coronavirus lockdown

Kevin Hart is embracing his natural grey hair during the coronavirus lockdown.The 40-year-old actor has been keeping his fans and followers on Instagram entertained as millions round the world are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the Covi…

Kevin Hart is embracing his natural grey hair during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 40-year-old actor has been keeping his fans and followers on Instagram entertained as millions round the world are forced to stay home to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

In his new series called Confessions from the Hart, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star debuted his salt and pepper-coloured beard and hair as he revealed his plan to share candid stories and secrets about his life.

In the caption, he told his 87 million followers that he’s embracing his natural hair colour now he’s stuck inside.

“P.S I have always had a s**t load of grey hair… I was just a frequent dyer… I’m not working right now so I said F**K IT,” he wrote.

In a later video update, the comedian admitted he was enjoying his new look.

“I’m not gonna lie to y’all, I’m kinda rollin’ with the grey hair,” he said. “I’m feeling it, man. I ain’t never not been working for this long, so I never had a chance to let it grow like this… Grey hair in the beard? Grey hair up top, on the sides? … Giving you full ‘distinguished gentleman’ out here, man. Embrace it, don’t run from it!”

And Hart isn’t the only to transform his appearance while self-isolating.

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness took to Instagram to reveal he had ditched his beard for a clean-shaven look, while actor Riz Ahmed debuted a new buzzcut.

“Anyone else do a #Stayhome haircut that got outta hand? Least now it feels like there’s someone else here when I look in mirror,” the Venom star wrote alongside two photos of his haircut on Instagram.

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Dwayne Johnson halts production on Red Notice due to coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of hi…

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of himself addressing his colleagues on the set of the Netflix project and announced that the shoot would be temporarily put on hold for two weeks from Monday.

“I really appreciate all your hard work and your patience during this time, but my number one goal for you guys, and it’s our number one goal too, is that we’re going to get everyone home to their families,” he said. “This (filming) is the kind of stuff that can wait; the most important thing is to take care of our families.”

Johnson wrote in the accompanying caption: “Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses.”

Sharing a message of confidence amid growing coronavirus concerns, the 47-year-old added, “We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs.

“Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this – together.”

Red Notice, also featuring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, is one of many Netflix productions which have been paused amid the global uncertainty, which has prompted studio officials across the film industry to shut down shoots.

The latest wave of projects impacted includes Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World: Dominion, while TV cameras have also stopped rolling on Empire, Pose, Supernatural, and Power spin-offs Ghost and Raising Kanan.

Production on news shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have been suspended too, along with shoots on The Late Late Show with James Corden and daytime series The Talk.

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Dwayne Johnson: ‘Black Adam will change the DC Universe’

Dwayne Johnson has claimed his character Black Adam will “change the DC Universe”.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star has been developing his own standalone film about the DC Comics character for several years, and back in November, it was announce…

Dwayne Johnson has claimed his character Black Adam will “change the DC Universe”.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star has been developing his own standalone film about the DC Comics character for several years, and back in November, it was announced that the anti-hero movie had finally got the go-ahead.

Johnson has been gearing up for his role as the powerful supervillain, and in a post on Instagram on Sunday, he showcased his intensive training with a black-and-white snap of him in the gym.

“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change,” the 47-year-old wrote, confident that Black Adam is going to usurp the iconic DC Comics’ superheroes such as Batman and Superman. “Training and prep for #BlackAdam has been a grind but this passion project outweighs the sacrifices. Truth, justice and the Black Adam way. #eyeforaneye #antihero #blackadam.”

The former wrestler also revealed that shooting will begin in the summer.

No further casting for the blockbuster has yet to be announced, however, Jaume Collet-Serra, who recently worked with Johnson on Jungle Cruise, is set to direct, Lawrence Sher will serve as the cinematographer, and Adam Sztykiel, who wrote Johnson’s 2018 movie Rampage, is adapting the script from the Black Adam comics.

The anti-hero, created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck, made his comic book debut in 1945 and has often been depicted as the villain of superhero Shazam.

It was reported last year that plans to incorporate Black Adam into last year’s Shazam! movie, starring Zachary Levi, fell through, and it’s not yet known if the superhero will appear in Johnson’s upcoming standalone flick.

Black Adam is due to be released in December 2021.

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Karen Gillan got cold feet about starring in directorial debut

Karen Gillan wanted to drop out of starring in her directorial debut at the last minute.In The Party’s Just Beginning, the Guardians of the Galaxy actress stars as Liusaidh, who is dealing with the aftermath of her best friend taking his own life. …

Karen Gillan wanted to drop out of starring in her directorial debut at the last minute.

In The Party’s Just Beginning, the Guardians of the Galaxy actress stars as Liusaidh, who is dealing with the aftermath of her best friend taking his own life.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, the Scottish star admitted she tried to back out of the starring role, but the idea wasn’t well-received by producers.

“I was always planning on playing the lead character, right up until the last minute. I was like, ‘Woah, I really want to concentrate on being the director and it would be really great to bring in an actress and let me sit behind the monitor,’” she recalled. “So, I tried to pitch that, which didn’t go down very well with my producers. So, I was like: ‘You know what? I agreed to do this and I’m gonna see it through.’”

The 32-year-old, who also wrote the film’s screenplay, ended up enjoying the experience because it meant she had complete freedom with her performance.

“I had free rein on the character. It was amazing to have complete freedom as an actress,” Karen continued. “I was given so many options and there was nobody telling me not to do things, which was kind of fun. I really enjoyed the amount of freedom that I had. It’s not the way I’d always want to work, but I certainly enjoyed it on this film.”

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star had been wanting to direct a film since she had her own video camera as a teenager and plans to follow up The Party’s Just Beginning with a middle-budget horror film.

“I feel like I could really use that extra budget to up the production values and the visuals and make more interesting choices,” she explained.

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Kevin Hart hates working with animals in movies

Kevin Hart didn’t enjoy working with real animals on Jumanji: The Next Level as he was terrified of the camel he had to ride.The funnyman reprises his role as video game avatar Franklin ‘Moose’ Finbar in the sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jun…

Kevin Hart didn’t enjoy working with real animals on Jumanji: The Next Level as he was terrified of the camel he had to ride.

The funnyman reprises his role as video game avatar Franklin ‘Moose’ Finbar in the sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but was less comfortable during filming this time as he had to deal with real beasts.

Kevin explained during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show that he prefers working with computer-generated animals as he can trust them more.

“I prefer green screen to actual animals – I have a certain respect for them because we don’t know what they are thinking!” he laughed.

However, his co-star Dwayne Johnson then revealed the real reason was because he had to ride a camel during a segment of the film set in the desert. “It’s a fear. He is terrified of camels!” he added.

The Ride Along actor also discussed playing a different character in the sequel, as he is now the avatar for Danny Glover’s Milo Walker, rather than the young athlete Anthony ‘Fridge’ Johnson.

“The thought of (playing an avatar) is challenging, but when you embrace the idea, it’s actually more fun than anything and we had the opportunity to elevate the first movie we did. The challenge was to come back and outdo that success,” he said.

Elsewhere in the interview, the wrestler-turned-actor shared his delight with the sequel, which expands upon the first movie, which was a reboot of the original 1995 film Jumanji, starring Robin Williams.

“The first movie was amazing – it really took off,” Johnson said. “With the success of that, we wanted to come back even bigger for part two so we all committed to each other that the story would be right and that the creativity would expand the Jumanji universe.”

Jumanji: The Next Level, which also stars Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas, is out on 13 December.

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Sick Dwayne Johnson forced to cut short Jumanji sequel shoot

Hollywood hardman Dwayne Johnson was recently forced to cut short filming for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel after suffering from fluid in his lungs. The Rampage star, also known as The Rock, has been busy shooting scenes for the action/adv…

Hollywood hardman Dwayne Johnson was recently forced to cut short filming for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel after suffering from fluid in his lungs.

The Rampage star, also known as The Rock, has been busy shooting scenes for the action/adventure follow-up, but for the first time in his career, he was unable to push through his illness to stay on schedule, and had to end his work day early to get some much-needed rest.

“Got my a** kicked yesterday when I woke up with a fever,” he wrote in a post on Instagram on Friday (22Mar19). “Saw my Dr who observed I had fluid in my lungs. Fun.

“Went to work, but for the first time in my entire career – wrestling around the world thru pain and hardcore injuries – shooting movies/touring around the world – yesterday was the first time ever I tapped out with only 3hrs left in my shooting day. So sick I couldn’t finish the job. Drive home miserable (sic).”

Dwayne shared the news alongside a photo of his “magic potion” – antibiotics and vitamin supplements, but then revealed he was already on the mend, and was returning to the Jumanji set to continue shooting.

“The kid is back,” he declared. “Going to work. Ready to finish what I f**king started and finishing this week on a strong uptick with my hard working crew.”

Taking friendly aim at his friend and co-star Kevin Hart, he concluded, “I’m also gonna do my best to get @kevinhart4real sick today. Wish me luck.”

Followers were quick to offer up their well wishes to the recovering star, and Dwayne later returned to the social media site to share his gratitude.

“Happy Friday,” he posted. “Thank you so much for the (love)”.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel also features the return of Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas, alongside new castmembers Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, and Awkwafina.

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Wrestler Paige cried hysterically after learning Dwayne Johnson wanted to make biopic

Wrestler Paige was left in tears when she learned Dwayne Johnson wanted to make a movie about her life and career. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star is the producer of the new biopic Fighting with My Family, which centres on Paige’s time working…

Wrestler Paige was left in tears when she learned Dwayne Johnson wanted to make a movie about her life and career.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star is the producer of the new biopic Fighting with My Family, which centres on Paige’s time working to become a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Diva, and she reveals Johnson contacted her about making the movie after watching a 2012 documentary about her story.

“It all started with Dwayne,” she tells People magazine. “I didn’t know it was going to be made the day of Wrestlemania 2014. I get a text on my phone, ‘Hey, it’s DJ. I would love to talk to you at some point today.’ I didn’t know who DJ was! I didn’t know he had a nickname. And then I go, I get taken to his room, he comes in, he’s like, ‘Hey, I just want to let you know that I stumbled across your documentary. And I fell in love with the family. I fell in love with your story and I think it’s so beautiful and so relatable that I want to do a movie on it.'”

“(I was) speechless,” she continues. “I was crying my eyes out.”

Dwayne, who used to wrestle under the name The Rock, also appears in the film, and Paige reveals he has become a mentor to her as she moves from wrestling to entertainment, following her ring retirement last year (18).

“He’s such a good human being and he always makes time to speak to you, even though he as the busiest schedule of anyone in the world,” she says.

Actress Florence Pugh stars as Paige in the movie, which was written and directed by Stephen Merchant. It was released in the U.S. last week (ends15Feb19).

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Dwayne Johnson used road wrestling experience for Fighting With My Family

Action man Dwayne Johnson drew from his own family “dysfunction” to bolster the storyline of his new real-life wrestling comedy Fighting with My Family. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star, aka The Rock, returns to his ring roots for the movie, wh…

Action man Dwayne Johnson drew from his own family “dysfunction” to bolster the storyline of his new real-life wrestling comedy Fighting with My Family.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star, aka The Rock, returns to his ring roots for the movie, which is based on British sportswoman Paige’s rise to fame within her wrestler relatives.

Johnson portrays himself onscreen, but admits many of the scenes depicting the chaos Paige had to deal with at home while pursuing her WWE dreams reflected what he went through, growing up as the son of wrestler Rocky Johnson.

“I grew up in a wrestling family and we live like gypsies, so a lot of fun dysfunction,” he told U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. “The dysfunction you see in the movie, it’s just taken from our lives.”

The project, written and directed by The Office co-creator and star Stephen Merchant, was inspired by U.K. TV documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, but Johnson reveals getting the film to the big screen was a struggle, as it was initially rejected by bosses at every major movie studio.

Despite the setbacks, Johnson and his team at his Seven Bucks Production company pressed on, and executive producer Hiram Garcia, who is also Dwayne’s former brother-in-law, reveals they never gave up on the project.

“It’s a story that we felt, no matter what scale we made it, it’s something that will always resonate with audiences globally, so no matter what, we were gonna get the movie made,” he said.

Fighting With My Family had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Monday (28Jan19), after which it received early praise from critics. It opens in the U.S. next month (Feb19).

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Dwayne Johnson wanted Jason Momoa to play his brother in Fast & Furious spin-off

Jason Momoa was forced to sit out the opportunity to play Dwayne Johnson’s brother in the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off due to scheduling issues. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star is reprising his role as U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke H…

Jason Momoa was forced to sit out the opportunity to play Dwayne Johnson’s brother in the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off due to scheduling issues.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star is reprising his role as U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs from the hugely popular street racing franchise for the new action movie, in which he reunites onscreen with Jason Statham – as Deckard Shaw.

Johnson, aka The Rock, has been offering up little insights into Hobbs & Shaw’s plot via his Instagram page in recent months, and on Sunday (27Jan19), he shared an image of himself in character, standing alongside his four movie brothers, played by Training Day actor Cliff Curtis, Battleship’s John Tui, wrestler Roman Reigns, and American footballer Josh Mauga.

“A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. THE HOBBS BROTHERS,” he captioned the photo.

Johnson went on to explain the background of his onscreen family, revealing his siblings are based in Western Samoa, where they run the Hobbs Customs car garage, a former illegal chop shop-turned-legitimate business.

Explaining how they play a key part in the film, he continued, “In Samoa we have another saying which is ‘Ou te le tau to’atasi ae matou te tau fa’atasi’ which means, When you fight one, you fight us ALL.

“Biggest showdown the Fast & Furious Universe has ever seen is coming this summer. HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND”.

Fans were quick to share their excitement about the line-up, but one follower questioned why Aquaman star Momoa wasn’t recruited for the project, suggesting he would have been a perfect fit for the film.

Johnson spotted the comment, and admitted the two actors, who both have Polynesian ancestry, had tried to link up for Hobbs & Shaw, but the timing just didn’t work out.

“tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother, but his schedule was too packed,” Dwayne responded.

However, he gave fans hope for a future collaboration, adding, “Next Hobbs movie for sure”.

Hobbs & Shaw, which also stars Idris Elba and Helen Mirren, will open in theatres this summer (19).

It’s not the only franchise spin-off in the works – original series star Vin Diesel recently confirmed a female-driven instalment is also in development.

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Kevin Hart to star in Monopoly movie

Kevin Hart has signed on to star in a film based on classic board game Monopoly. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star will reunite with his Ride Along and Night School director Tim Story for the project, which Hart will also produce under his HartB…

Kevin Hart has signed on to star in a film based on classic board game Monopoly.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star will reunite with his Ride Along and Night School director Tim Story for the project, which Hart will also produce under his HartBeat Productions label.

Plot details, other casting news, and a production start date is being kept under wraps, but the game involves players rolling the dice to gain opportunities to buy properties on the board. A previous project was reportedly in the works but it fell apart.

Kevin is currently enjoying box office success with his new movie The Upside, which jumped to number one at the North American box office over the weekend with a $19.6 million (£15.1 million) debut.

“This honestly might be my biggest box office accomplishment of my career,” Hart wrote on Instagram earlier this week (ends18Jan19). “There is always a ‘Upside’ to Everything… God is Good. I am beyond thankful for my fans & their love & support.”

“I also want to give a huge Shoutout to STXFilms for supporting this movie & getting it to a point where it could be seen by audiences worldwide…,” he added. “I also want to thank (director) @neil.burger & (co-stars) @bryancranston & @nicolekidman and all the other actors & actresses & crew that were involved in the making of this movie!!!!! This is HUUUGGGEEE… make sure you guys go see it. P.S look mom your boy has another #1 movie in the box office (sic)!!!!!!”

Hart’s movie news comes on the heels of his Oscars hosting controversy – he stepped down as MC for the 2019 ceremony after a series of derogatory Twitter comments aimed at the gay and lesbian community, dating back to 2008, resurfaced online.

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