Chris Hemsworth once used wife’s $400 La Mer face cream on sunburn

Chris Hemsworth once annoyed his wife Elsa Pataky by using her $400 (£320) La Mer face cream on his sunburn.The Avengers: Endgame star has opened up about how he is a huge fan of skincare products in an interview with U.S. GQ magazine after stealing h…

Chris Hemsworth once annoyed his wife Elsa Pataky by using her $400 (£320) La Mer face cream on his sunburn.

The Avengers: Endgame star has opened up about how he is a huge fan of skincare products in an interview with U.S. GQ magazine after stealing his actress wife’s moisturisers on a regular basis.

However, one incident with the luxe beauty staple left Chris in the bad books.

“She uses a lot of La Mer products, which, you know, cost a small fortune, so she’s less than happy when I use that face moisturiser over my whole body,” the 35-year-old told the publication. “I found out the hard way when I used her $400 cream for a sunburn one time. That wasn’t the best option.

“My shoulders were sunburnt one time and I lathered up my shoulders with some La Mer products not realising how expensive they were. She wasn’t really that impressed.”

As well as being an excellent remedy for sunburn, Chris quickly became a fan of La Mer, and now tries to include it in his own skincare regime.

“It smells so delicious, I wanted to eat it,” the Australian hunk joked.

The Men in Black: International star also relies on coconut oil as a much cheaper moisturiser for his sun-ravaged skin.

“Especially when it’s really dry and I’m surfing a lot, spending a lot of time in the sun,” he shared. “It’s better for sunburn or dehydrated skin – and much cheaper – than La Mer.”

The skincare company was started after founder and German-born scientist Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in a lab accident, and he created a remedy – called Creme de La Mer – using fermented sea kelp, minerals and natural ingredients that became the base of the iconic skincare line.

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Tessa Thompson: ‘People of colour are giving each other the best film opportunities’

Tessa Thompson believes working with directors of colour has been the only way for her to get interesting roles.The Men in Black: International actress, who has Afro-Panamanian, Mexican, and European heritage, has been working solidly for the past five…

Tessa Thompson believes working with directors of colour has been the only way for her to get interesting roles.

The Men in Black: International actress, who has Afro-Panamanian, Mexican, and European heritage, has been working solidly for the past five years on films such as Selma, Creed, and Sorry to Bother You, helmed by the likes of Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler and Boots Riley, respectively.

When it was observed during her cover interview with Marie Claire magazine that she has worked with a lot of black directors, Tessa explained that it’s because people of colour have been better at offering interesting roles to other people of colour.

“It remains the only way,” she declared. “I look at actresses who are not of colour and at the opportunities that they’re presented in terms of directors wanting to make work for them. When I look at my contemporaries of colour, it’s only other artists of colour who are doing that in a real, robust way.”

Since filming Men in Black, the 35-year-old has lent her voice to Lady in the Disney remake of the Lady and the Tramp, filmed Sylvie, a love story set in midcentury Harlem, and is gearing up to reprise the role of Charlotte Hale in the third season of TV series Westworld.

Accordingly, Tessa admitted that her schedule is well and truly filled up.

“I’m really lucky to be inside of projects that I’m obligated to, but it means that I’m increasingly aware of the finite time that I have to make the things I just want to do,” the Los Angeles native explained. “I’ve slotted them into any little window, which means I just don’t have any windows right now.”

Men in Black marks her third time working with Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, after they previously teamed up for 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok and this year’s Avengers: Endgame, and the Dear White People star joked that they were like the new Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, who had an onscreen and offscreen partnership for more than 20 years.

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Tessa Thompson demanded better pay deal on Men In Black: International

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better pay deal on her latest movie, Men in Black: International. The 35-year-old actress shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth in the sci-fi action block…

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better pay deal on her latest movie, Men in Black: International.

The 35-year-old actress shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth in the sci-fi action blockbuster, so when it came to contract negotiations with studio officials, she felt empowered by her involvement in the 2018 campaign to end sexual misconduct and push for equal rights in the workplace to make her wage demands heard.

“(Time’s Up) allowed me to say things I’m not sure I would have said a year ago,” she explained to Marie Claire magazine. “The truth is, the system where you assess international value is inherently sexist and racist because we haven’t had those opportunities. The only way to disrupt that is to create new models.”

Tessa told movie officials that while she was aware of the popularity and fame of Australian hunk Chris, she deserved to get a better deal than what they were offering.

“When we were having the conversation around how we structure our deals, I said, ‘I understand who Chris Hemsworth is and who I am not relative to him, globally and otherwise. But in the success of the film, that changes. In success, I want equity. Because then you can’t make the same argument,'” she shared.

And when asked if she got what she wanted, Tessa coyly replied: “Let’s just say we’re all happy.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the star shared her frustration with Hollywood’s continued lack of diversity, and called for more equality for women of colour.

“When we talk about issues of pay equity, that means something different to Natalie Portman than it does to me,” she said. “Women who are not of colour are talking about pay equity with men. (We) are so far away from that.”

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Tessa Thompson inspired by Time’s Up movement to push for better deal on Men In Black: International

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better deal on her new movie, Men in Black: International.The 35-year-old stars as Agent M in the film and shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, and candi…

Tessa Thompson was inspired by the Time’s Up movement to push for a better deal on her new movie, Men in Black: International.

The 35-year-old stars as Agent M in the film and shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, and candidly opened up about her contract negotiations in an interview with Marie Claire magazine.

Tessa confessed that it was her involvement in the Time’s Up movement, which was founded last year by Hollywood celebrities in response to the sexual harassment scandal, that prompted her to push for equality.

“(Time’s Up) allowed me to say things I’m not sure I would have said a year ago,” she explained. “The truth is, the system where you assess international value is inherently sexist and racist because we haven’t had those opportunities. The only way to disrupt that is to create new models.”

Tessa then told studio bosses that while she was aware of the popularity and fame of Australian hunk Chris, she deserved to get a better deal than what they were offering.

“When we were having the conversation around how we structure our deals, I said, ‘I understand who Chris Hemsworth is and who I am not relative to him, globally and otherwise. But in the success of the film, that changes. In success, I want equity. Because then you can’t make the same argument,'” she shared.

And when asked if she got what she wanted, Tessa coyly replied: “Let’s just say we’re all happy.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she opened up about her frustration that Hollywood is still lacking diversity, and wants more equality for women of colour.

“When we talk about issues of pay equity, that means something different to Natalie Portman than it does to me. Women who are not of colour are talking about pay equity with men. (We) are so far away from that.”

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Toy Story 4 breaks global box office records

Toy Story 4 has shattered world box office records for an animated film, despite a disappointing opening in America.The new movie, which sees Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their voice-acting roles for the characters of Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyea…

Toy Story 4 has shattered world box office records for an animated film, despite a disappointing opening in America.

The new movie, which sees Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their voice-acting roles for the characters of Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, has debuted with $238 million (£187 million) globally, beating The Incredibles 2’s $235.8 million (£185 million) launch in 2018.

But Toy Story 4 slightly underperformed in North America, failing to meet estimates but still coming in at number one with $119.5 million (£94 million) over the weekend. Disney bosses expected the feature to debut with about $140 million (£110 million).

Horror remake Child’s Play debuted in a distant second place in the U.S. with $14 million (£11 million), while Aladdin, Men in Black: International and The Secret Life of Pets 2 rounded out the new top five.

In spite of the shortfall, Cathleen Taff, distribution chief for Disney, told editors at The Associated Press that producers were pleased with the opening figure for the latest Toy Story sequel.

“The Pixar team has always been disciplined about making sure they have a compelling story to tell, and that is especially true when it comes to sequels if you look at their past,” she said in a statement. “Their process of sort of going through the rigor of making sure that this is a story people want told, the end result speaks for itself.”

When unveiled in 2010, Toy Story 3 made $110 million (£86 million), while the first two features in the franchise were hugely successful at the box office.

And while Toy Story 4 introduces new toys, such as Duke Caboom, as voiced by Keanu Reeves, and Gabby Gabby, played by Christina Hendricks, U.S. journalist Mark Harris has asserted in a widely-shared Twitter thread that audiences may be tiring of sequels.

“But even people who love franchise movies get older, get bored, want something new. (Maybe even something new that could become a franchise!) And it’s dangerous to assume that as those moviegoers fall off the treadmill, they’ll be steadily replaced by perfect, pliable new consumers,” he argued.

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Tessa Thompson tried on 50 costumes for Men in Black: International

Tessa Thompson went through 50 options before selecting her Men in Black: International costume.The 35-year-old actress worked closely with veteran costume designer Penny Rose to select the perfect look for her character M, who wears a stylish yet prac…

Tessa Thompson went through 50 options before selecting her Men in Black: International costume.

The 35-year-old actress worked closely with veteran costume designer Penny Rose to select the perfect look for her character M, who wears a stylish yet practical look modelled after the signature black suits that appear in the franchise.

For the reboot of the hit films, Rose opted to reimagine the items with the help of British designer Paul Smith, and they put together 50 jacket and pants options for Thompson to try out, with the star ultimately settling on pieces she could easily move in.

“Together, we decided that the two-button, double-breasted, longer jacket – with the big kick-pleat at the back – would be far more impressive for all the action work,” she told Fashionista.com. “It moves very well.”

When it came to footwear, Rose decided the 10-inch height difference between Thompson and her co-star Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Agent H, called for heels and selected comfortable yet empowering lace-up work boots by Naked Wolfe that she described as “fairly elegant”.

Rose also experimented when it came to Emma Thompson’s costume as Agent O, pairing a blazer designed by Smith with a custom-made pencil skirt featuring peplum detailing.

“It made her feel a little saucy and a little bit cheeky,” Rose added. “We wanted to give it a twist and make it a bit seductive, if you like.”

Men in Black: International, also starring Liam Neeson and Rebecca Ferguson, is now showing in cinemas.

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Tessa Thompson thrilled with futuristic gown for Men in Black: International premiere

Tessa Thompson has gushed over the futuristic gown she wore to the Men in Black: International premiere on Tuesday night.The actress, who plays new MIB recruit Agent M in the spin-off of the hit franchise, embraced the sci-fi theme when she stepped out…

Tessa Thompson has gushed over the futuristic gown she wore to the Men in Black: International premiere on Tuesday night.

The actress, who plays new MIB recruit Agent M in the spin-off of the hit franchise, embraced the sci-fi theme when she stepped out at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York City for the film’s debut in a silver Rodarte dress with high-low hemline.

Taking to Instagram to share a slideshow of images of her posing on the black carpet, Tessa thanked Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy for embracing her vision and supporting her over the years.

“@Rodarte dressed me for my first big premiere years ago & 4 last night’s debut of @mib_international they made this dress special for me. Luv u (sic) so much @kateandlauramulleavy . Endless thanks. & to the dreamy team that got me ready,” the 35-year-old wrote in the caption.

Tessa topped off her look with silver platform heels and a moon-shaped purse from Judith Leiber, while her make-up artist gave her a slick of iridescent eyeshadow on her lids.

Accordingly, Kate and Laura shared their excitement over the look too, commenting on the post, “We love you Tessa!!!!!!!! You are magic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

The post caught the attention of a number of Tessa’s celebrity pals too, with La La Anthony writing, “Beyond,” with a string of fire emojis, and her Creed co-star Michael B. Jordan commenting, “Such a fan!”

Tessa’s Men in Black: International co-star Chris Hemsworth, who takes on the role of Agent H, also attended the event, looking handsome in a Dolce & Gabbana suit, while the actor’s wife Elsa Pataky rocked a white Armani ensemble.

Men in Black: International opens in cinemas from 13 June.

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Tessa Thompson pitched gender-inclusive titles for Men in Black film

Men In Black: International star Tessa Thompson pitched several ideas for a name change for the franchise.The actress stars as Agent M in the film, in which she shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth. And in a chat with Asso…

Men In Black: International star Tessa Thompson pitched several ideas for a name change for the franchise.

The actress stars as Agent M in the film, in which she shares top billing with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth. And in a chat with Associated Press at the New York premiere on Tuesday, she shared that she had flagged a couple of ideas to the production team which takes into account its diverse cast.

“I pitched ideas like People in Black but that would be PIB which sounds like a sandwich, ” she told AP. “I pitched Humans in Black which would be HIB… which sounds like something you don’t wanna get… I think we could maybe change the name at some point but the truth is I think it’s really significant and I hope we can get to the space where it’s not noteworthy when women topline these films and I think a film like this helps us get there.”

Despite her light-hearted suggestions, the 35-year-old explained earlier in the chat that returning to the film franchise with the same name was necessary to reassure the fans.

“My presence in it because I’m a woman shouldn’t diminish the fact that were making a movie very much in the same tone and style of the original films,” she said, of the franchise made famous by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. “But I think, you know, Emma Thompson has a brilliant quip in the movie, where I say, ‘Men in Black’ because I’m confused that is the title of the organisation and she goes ‘I know. I’ve had the conversation, it’s taking time.'”

While the film title may not reflect the changes currently taking place in society, Tessa believes there has always been representation. And if she gets the chance to make more movies it’s a situation she is confident will change.

“I think if Agent M sticks around the organisation long enough she will probably push some buttons to make it change and frankly that’s the only way that things change,” she smiled. “People on the inside that have a real stake. Really calling the institutions out.”

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Chris Hemsworth once asked Tom Cruise for career advice

Chris Hemsworth once plucked up the courage and asked Tom Cruise for career advice.The former soap opera actor has established himself as a superstar in Hollywood, and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Anthony Hopkin…

Chris Hemsworth once plucked up the courage and asked Tom Cruise for career advice.

The former soap opera actor has established himself as a superstar in Hollywood, and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business, including Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Bridges and his The Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr.

But it was a chance meeting with movie legend Cruise that prompted Hemsworth to ask him about movie-making, and what drove him in the business.

“I asked Tom Cruise years ago what drove him to make certain decisions on films. He said, ‘I just want people to see my movies. I don’t want to put that much blood, sweat and tears into it, and have it come and go,'” he recalled to Variety.

Cruise is well known for his outstanding work ethic, as he performs most of his breathtaking stunts himself, including scaling the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in 2011.

Hemsworth shares the same viewpoint as the Top Gun star and told editors at Variety that he still wants his fans to see his movies in the cinema, rather than at home.

“I just love the theatrical experience. I think there’s nothing quite like it, and the industry will change in a big way if we don’t get people to the cinema,” the 35-year-old explained.

The father-of-three echoed those sentiments in a recent Instagram post, uploaded as he landed in Indonesia to begin the massive press tour for his latest movie, Men in Black: International.

“This is the first time ever for a major studio to bring cast for film promotion to Indonesia. Pretty exciting to be a part of history this week hitting such a massive market in the film industry,” Hemsworth wrote.

Men in Black: International hits cinemas from 12 June.

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Paul Smith outfitted entire cast of Men in Black: International movie

Paul Smith suited and booted the entire Men in Black: International cast for the franchise’s new film.The alien-fighting agency features for a fourth time in F. Gary Gray’s upcoming movie, which hits cinemas this summer, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa …

Paul Smith suited and booted the entire Men in Black: International cast for the franchise’s new film.

The alien-fighting agency features for a fourth time in F. Gary Gray’s upcoming movie, which hits cinemas this summer, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson leading the cast, taking over from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who last appeared 2012’s Men in Black 3.

Costume designer Penny Rose turned to her frequent collaborator Smith to outfit the cast, with the project marking a first for the designer.

“We’ve never provided clothes for an entire film,” Smith smiled to WWD. “(Penny’s) been coming to us for many years, mostly in the London shop. She’ll usually use six suits here, or two things there. But not 140!”

“He has a very original style that transcends all ages,” said Rose, adding that for the latest film she wanted “to raise the sartorial bar” for the stars and background players alike.

Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson also feature.

And although the suits needed are all black, the British designer, known for his love of colour, has added touches of his signature style in the form of monster-patterned silk linings and multi-stripe socks peeking out from Hemsworth’s pant legs.

As well as the cast’s costumes, Smith is also rolling out a retail collection inspired by the film, which hits stores on 22 May.

The line, priced between $55 (£43) to $1,560 (£1,229), includes suits, dress shirts, sunglasses, pug-shaped button studs, monster-printed hoodies, leather accessories, socks and ties.

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