Chris Evans disappointed he can no longer wear cable-knit sweaters

Chris Evans has conceded he can longer wear cable-knit jumpers after his character famously sported one in Knives Out.In the 2019 crime comedy, the actor starred as Ransom Drysdale, who was investigated by Daniel Craig’s intrepid private detective Beno…

Chris Evans has conceded he can longer wear cable-knit jumpers after his character famously sported one in Knives Out.

In the 2019 crime comedy, the actor starred as Ransom Drysdale, who was investigated by Daniel Craig’s intrepid private detective Benoit Blanc as one of the suspects in the murder of his grandfather Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer.

Evans became a viral sensation for his character’s cream cable-knit jumper, but he confessed during a recent virtual appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon that his clothing choices are now affected by the unprecedented “phenomenon” over the sweater and he’s reluctant to purchase knitwear at all.

“I can’t wear it anymore. It’s a shame. I don’t know if it works anymore,” the Captain America star revealed.

And Evans jokingly shared his disappointment at no longer being able to wrap up warm in a cable-knit sweater in the colder months.

“I love that sweater. I love those sweaters. I love cable knits. It’s my favourite thing about winter,” he quipped.

A sequel to Rian Johnson’s hit whodunit was announced earlier this year, but the 38-year-old is not expected to reprise his role for the follow-up.

The filmmaker confirmed that while Craig would return as the sleuth, no one else from the original cast, which also included Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Don Johnson, would reprise their roles.

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Ana de Armas thrilled with costumes for new Marilyn Monroe movie

Ana de Armas has over 100 costume changes in her upcoming Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde.The Knives Out actress is currently in the post-production phase of Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, a drama based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.Ana tak…

Ana de Armas has over 100 costume changes in her upcoming Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde.

The Knives Out actress is currently in the post-production phase of Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, a drama based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.

Ana takes on the Hollywood icon in the project, and while it was challenging to play such a complex figure, she was thrilled by all of the wardrobe options.

“That wardrobe was massive,” she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I think I had over 100 changes.”

Little else is known about Blonde, which will also feature Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, and Julianne Nicholson.

However, Ana noted that being able to wear such glamorous outfits was a direct contrast to the clothes she wore while growing up in Havana, Cuba.

“When I was in middle school and high school, it was terrible,” the 31-year-old recalled to stylist Karla Welch, adding that she often wore her brother’s hand-me-downs. “I didn’t have much to choose from. I would wear basically anything I had… Clothes that were too small for him, I would wear it. It was kind of tomboyish.”

And even now, Ana prefers to be comfortable whenever she’s off-duty.

“In the morning, I get up so early to go to set. I see the cute boots or the sneakers when I’m deciding what to wear, and I always choose the sneakers,” she laughed in a recent chat with Porter magazine.

Blonde is set to hit cinemas later this year. Ana’s other upcoming projects include James Bond movie No Time to Die, slated for release in November, and Adrian Lyne’s thriller Deep Water.

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Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond due to anxiety

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015…

Daniel Craig nearly quit as James Bond after making Spectre due to the toll the role takes on his physical and mental health.

The British actor had to complete the last instalment in the espionage franchise in a knee brace due to an onset injury in 2015, and after finishing filming, commented in an interview that he had no desire to take on the role again.

However, Craig is set to return as Bond one final time in No Time to Die, and in a chat with GQ magazine, insisted he meant it when he hinted he’d quit.

“I was never going to do one again,” the 52-year-old explained. “I was like, ‘Is this work really genuinely worth this, to go through this, this whole thing?’ And I didn’t feel… I felt physically really low.

“So, the prospect of doing another movie was just, like, off the cards. And that’s why it has been five years.”

Revealing that preparing for the part harmed his mental health, Craig added: “With Bond, you don’t get the script, so the physicality of it is a preparation, in a way. It’s making my head go, ‘This is what it’s going to be.’

“I have suffered from (anxiety) in the past. I have suffered because it’s been like, ‘I can’t cope, I can’t deal with this.'”

No Time to Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, was scheduled for release next month. Yet, producers have decided to postpone the debut until November due to the spread of coronavirus around the globe.

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Rian Johnson: ‘Apple bosses won’t let bad guys use iPhones in films’

Rian Johnson has claimed Apple executives won’t allow bad characters to be seen using iPhones in films.The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared the filmmaking secret during a video interview with Vanity Fair in which he broke down a pivotal scene i…

Rian Johnson has claimed Apple executives won’t allow bad characters to be seen using iPhones in films.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director shared the filmmaking secret during a video interview with Vanity Fair in which he broke down a pivotal scene in his recent Agatha Christie-style whodunnit, Knives Out, which revolves around Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc investigating who killed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey.

He shed light on making the scene in which all the members of the Thrombey family converge in the mansion for the first time following Harlan’s death and revealed that you can tell who the villain of the piece is by looking at their mobile devices, as there is a reason why several characters were seen using an iPhone onscreen and one, in particular, was not.

“I don’t know if I should say this or not,” he said. “Not because it’s lascivious or something, but because it’s gonna screw me on the next mystery movie that I write. But forget it, I’ll say it, it’s very interesting. Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but, and this is very pivotal, if you’re ever watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera. Every single filmmaker who has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret wants to murder me right now.”

Knives Out, which also starred Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis, was a critical and commercial success following its release in November.

It was recently announced that Johnson, who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscars, was working on a sequel that will follow Blanc as he investigates a new murder.

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Ana de Armas wore brother’s hand-me-downs while growing up in Cuba

Ana de Armas has recalled how she grew up wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs.The actress was raised in Havana, Cuba and has since gone on to carve out a successful career in Spain and Hollywood, having landed roles in films such as Blade Runner 2049, …

Ana de Armas has recalled how she grew up wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs.

The actress was raised in Havana, Cuba and has since gone on to carve out a successful career in Spain and Hollywood, having landed roles in films such as Blade Runner 2049, Knives Out, and the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die.

However, in a cover interview with Porter magazine, Ana explained that her early years were very humble, and she would often sport garments made from her sibling’s school uniform.

“His old school uniform pants (were) cut into play shorts,” she remembered.

Ana went on to share that she enjoys wearing costumes for movies and getting dressed up for red carpet events. But when she’s off-duty, her outfits are all about comfort.

“In the morning, I get up so early to go to set. I see the cute boots or the sneakers when I’m deciding what to wear, and I always choose the sneakers,” the 31-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ana opened up about how she made the difficult decision to pursue an acting career at the age of 18. Yet, her determination soon paid off, and shortly after arriving in Spain, she was hired for her first TV gig.

“I always knew what to expect. I knew the limitations of the country (Cuba), in terms of production I had to go,” she commented. “So, before I even turned 18, I told my parents that was going to happen. They’ve been so supportive, I was lucky. But it was me going into the unknown. I was just like, ‘This is what I’m going to do with my life.’ I put myself in their shoes and realise now what they were thinking, and how terrifying it must have been.”

No Time to Die hits cinemas in April.

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Ana de Armas thrilled to play Marilyn Monroe in ‘groundbreaking’ film

Ana de Armas has described her upcoming performance as Marilyn Monroe in biopic Blonde as “groundbreaking”.The Cuban actress will appear as the Hollywood icon in the Andrew Dominik-directed flick, and accordingly, she can’t believe her luck at being ca…

Ana de Armas has described her upcoming performance as Marilyn Monroe in biopic Blonde as “groundbreaking”.

The Cuban actress will appear as the Hollywood icon in the Andrew Dominik-directed flick, and accordingly, she can’t believe her luck at being cast in the role.

“I only had to audition for Marilyn once and Andrew said, ‘It’s you,’ but I had to audition for everyone else. The producers. The money people. I always have people I needed to convince. But I knew I could do it. Playing Marilyn was groundbreaking. A Cuban playing Marilyn Monroe. I wanted it so badly,” she told Vanity Fair. “I have never worked more closely with a director than I worked with Andrew. Yes, I have had collaborative relationships, but to get phone calls at midnight because he has an idea and he can’t sleep and all of a sudden you can’t sleep for the same reason.”

Ana grew up in Havana and only learned to speak English a few years ago – mastering the language in just four months.

“People ask, ‘How did you learn English so quickly?’ I’m like, ‘Because my life depended on it’,” the 31-year-old explained.

She’s since gone on to land roles in thriller Deep Water alongside Ben Affleck, The Night Clerk with Helen Hunt, and will appear alongside Daniel Craig’s James Bond in No Time to Die. But Ana insisted her success is all down to hard work.

“I’ve never had an agenda. All I want to do is work,” she added. “All I want to do is get something challenging and prove to myself that I can do it.”

Blonde, also starring Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale, is due to be released later this year.

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Rian Johnson’s Knives Out sequel to feature whole new cast

Rian Johnson wants Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc to investigate a whole new cast of characters in the upcoming Knives Out sequel.The inquiries of the British actor’s Southern sleuth proved a hit with audiences last year, with Johnson already st…

Rian Johnson wants Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc to investigate a whole new cast of characters in the upcoming Knives Out sequel.

The inquiries of the British actor’s Southern sleuth proved a hit with audiences last year, with Johnson already starting work on a follow-up to his whodunnit movie.

Speaking to Variety at the Oscars on Sunday, the Looper filmmaker confirmed that while Craig would return, no one else from the original cast, which included Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Lakeith Stanfield would reprise their roles.

“It’s going to be Daniel (Craig) playing Benoit Blanc, the detective. Other than that, all bets are off. It’s a totally new cast,” he said.

Asked about who might replace them, he hinted at another all-star cast, adding: “I want everybody! Just point. Throw a rock on this red carpet and you’ll hit someone that I want in the movie.”

Knives Out has taken almost $300 (£233 million) in cinemas across the globe since it opened last November, and Johnson previously discussed wanting to create a Knives Out franchise.

“I would love to. We’ll see how this one does, you know. But if this movie does alright, if I can get together with Daniel every few years and do a new Benoit Blanc mystery? New location, new cast, new mystery. It’d be so much fun,” the filmmaker told Screen Rant.

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Knives Out sequel officially in the works

Lionsgate executives have confirmed a sequel to Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out is a go.The murder mystery, which stars an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ana de Armas, has grossed nearly $300 million (£232…

Lionsgate executives have confirmed a sequel to Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out is a go.

The murder mystery, which stars an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ana de Armas, has grossed nearly $300 million (£232 million) worldwide since its release in November.

Johnson had previously expressed interest in making a sequel and reports have been swirling suggesting he was already working on a script, but the sequel was officially confirmed by Lionsgate chief executive Jon Feltheimer during an earnings conference call on Thursday, according to Deadline.

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director told the publication in January he would be happy to continue the story.

“I had such a good time making it, such a great time working with Daniel, and now just seeing that audiences are responding to it, the idea of continuing it on seems like it would just be a blast,” he said. “But there’s a lot that has to happen before that can happen, first and foremost being writing a script. So, we’ll see.”

Johnson’s producing partner Ram Bergman also shared with The Hollywood Reporter that James Bond star Craig was eager to reprise the central role of private detective Benoit Blanc in another Agatha Christie-inspired film.

“Daniel had so much fun doing it, and he wants to do more,” Bergman said.

Knives Out has been a commercial and critical hit. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and Johnson has been nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Award, and Writer Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, he was beaten by Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while at the BAFTAs and WGAs, he lost out to Bong Joon Ho for Parasite. The Oscars take place on Sunday.

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Lashana Lynch thrilled to work with Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Bond movie

Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas were thrilled to discover Phoebe Waller-Bridge had been hired as a writer on their James Bond movie No Time to Die.The Fleabag creator was brought onboard the project by Bond actor Daniel Craig and helped redraft a script…

Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas were thrilled to discover Phoebe Waller-Bridge had been hired as a writer on their James Bond movie No Time to Die.

The Fleabag creator was brought onboard the project by Bond actor Daniel Craig and helped redraft a script written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Scott Z. Burns. Accordingly, franchise newcomers Lynch and de Armas were thrilled to learn of her involvement.

“I very literally squealed when I first heard her name,” the Captain Marvel actress told The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, British girl just like me. She’s going to know how to actually take care of women onscreen.'”

“I saw Phoebe, and I just blushed – I got red like a tomato,” the Knives Out star added. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, can I hug you? I want to be your friend.'”

The hire was considered an attempt by franchise producers to bring the films into modern times, with more well-rounded female characters that aren’t just Bond’s conquests.

Cuban actress de Armas told the publication it was clear the franchise was evolving by the fact that Lynch is a main character and gets to wear trousers, and while her character Paloma wears a gown and heels, she has insisted there is more to her than her appearance.

“She’s got this bubbliness of someone who is excited to be on a mission, but she plays with this ambiguity — you don’t really know if she’s like a really trained, prepared partner for Bond,” she said. “(Her) brains and looks are equal this time. She’s very smart. She helps Bond navigate through certain things that he wouldn’t be able to do alone.”

Meanwhile, Lynch explained that she approached Waller-Bridge with ideas about her character and they help craft a real woman who was “round enough the edges”.

No Time to Die hits cinemas in April.

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Knives Out and Jojo Rabbit triumph at Costume Designers Guild Awards

Knives Out, Jojo Rabbit, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil took home the top honours at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday.Jenny Eagan scooped the Excellence in Contemporary Film prize for her work on Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out,…

Knives Out, Jojo Rabbit, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil took home the top honours at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday.

Jenny Eagan scooped the Excellence in Contemporary Film prize for her work on Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out, while the Excellence in Period Film award went to Mayes C. Rubeo for Taika Waititi’s satire Jojo Rabbit, which is set in Nazi Germany.

Ellen Mirojnick beat competition from the likes of Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to take home the Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film award for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

Over in the TV section, Schitt’s Creek’s Debra Hanson, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Donna Zakowska, and Game of Thrones’ Michele Clapton were recognised for Contemporary, Period, and Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television, respectively, while The Masked Singer U.S. scooped the Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television prize.

Meanwhile, Bombshell actress Charlize Theron was honoured with the Spotlight Award, which is given to an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.

Film director Adam McKay received the Distinguished Collaborator Award, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker costume designer Michael Kaplan was honoured with the Career Achievement trophy, and Mary Ellen Fields was presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

The 22nd annual ceremony was hosted by Mindy Kaling at The Beverly Hilton hotel in California.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Excellence in Contemporary Film: Knives Out – Jenny Eagan

Excellence in Period Film: Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – Ellen Mirojnick

Excellence in Contemporary Television: Schitt’s Creek – Debra Hanson

Excellence in Period Television: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Donna Zakowska

Excellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Television: Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton

Excellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: The Masked Singer – Marina Toybina

Excellence in Short Form Design: United Airlines: “Star Wars Wing Walker” commercial – Christopher Lawrence

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