Josh O’Connor made Anya Taylor-Joy break character while filming Emma

Anya Taylor-Joy “couldn’t hold it together” while filming scenes with Josh O’Connor on the set of Emma.The Split actress plays wannabe matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in Autumn de Wilde’s new comedic adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, alo…

Anya Taylor-Joy “couldn’t hold it together” while filming scenes with Josh O’Connor on the set of Emma.

The Split actress plays wannabe matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in Autumn de Wilde’s new comedic adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, alongside O’Connor as Mr. Elton, Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightley, and Mia Goth as Harriet Smith.

In an interview with Refinery29, Taylor-Joy admitted she sometimes had difficulty keeping a straight face while sharing scenes with The Crown actor.

“I did have problems with Josh O’Connor at the beginning because I just couldn’t hold it together,” she shared. “He’s the only person I’ve ever worked with who makes me break character. I really had to take myself away and be like, ‘Anya, don’t f**k this up right now, you need to keep it together!’”

The cast bonded during the two-week rehearsal period and became good friends, which meant de Wilde had to stop them from having too much fun so they could concentrate on the film.

“We had two weeks to rehearse but without locations and costumes, so it was all about getting to know each other,” the star told Vogue.co.uk. “We formed friendships that still haven’t gone away. Now, almost a year later, we have a very active WhatsApp group with 18 of us from the cast. It was so fun on set, almost too fun. There were times when Autumn was yelling, ‘Guys! We actually have to film this thing!’”

She added, “We’re a riotous bunch and it can be like herding cats but she’s great at that.”

Emma, which also stars Bill Nighy, Callum Turner, and Miranda Hart, is in cinemas now.

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Mia Goth defends controversial Miu Miu advert

Mia Goth has defended the controversial Miu Miu campaign she appeared in back in 2015.Officials at the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority banned the image from the Italian label’s fashion campaign after receiving a complaint following its publicati…

Mia Goth has defended the controversial Miu Miu campaign she appeared in back in 2015.

Officials at the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority banned the image from the Italian label’s fashion campaign after receiving a complaint following its publication in Vogue magazine.

They declared the picture, which showed the Suspiria actress reclining on a crumpled bed fully-clothed, appeared to sexualise a child. They called the advert “irresponsible” and stated it was “likely to cause serious offence” because Goth’s pose was “sexually suggestive” and youthful appearance made her look under 16 years old, even though she was 22.

Speaking about the controversy with London’s ES magazine, Goth, now 26, admitted she was surprised by the reaction because she didn’t think the advert had a sexual tone at all.

“I was very taken aback by it, because I didn’t feel I was being exploited,” she said. “I didn’t feel it came across in any way sexual at all. I was literally just sat in a room. It says more about the people who had an issue with it than the actual campaign, because in my eyes it was a beautiful piece of art.”

At the time, representatives for Prada, which owns Miu Miu, issued a statement in which they rejected the accusation that the image, taken by Steven Meisel, had a sexual tone, while a spokesperson for British Vogue also defended it.

Goth began her modelling career when she was spotted by fashion photographer Gemma Booth at the Underage Festival when she was 14 and subsequently signed to Storm Model Management. She always wanted to act and eventually made her movie debut with Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac in 2013.

Describing modelling as her “stepping stone” to acting, the British actress added, “I’m grateful for what it gave me, which was an introduction to feeling comfortable in front of a camera… And it was good pocket money.”

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Kristen Stewart plays both Romeo and Juliet in Pirelli Calendar

Kristen Stewart plays the part of both Romeo and Juliet in the new Pirelli Calendar.The famed calendar for the Italian tyre brand features the likes of Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Emma Watson, and Yara Shahidi depicting contemporary versions of the lovestruc…

Kristen Stewart plays the part of both Romeo and Juliet in the new Pirelli Calendar.

The famed calendar for the Italian tyre brand features the likes of Claire Foy, Mia Goth, Emma Watson, and Yara Shahidi depicting contemporary versions of the lovestruck character from William Shakespeare’s play.

Kristen, Chinese popstar Chris Lee, and Indya Moore are also among the famous faces who play both parts of the doomed lovers in the imagery, as well as the accompanying film, shot and directed by photographer Paolo Roversi.

“I was looking for a pure soul, someone full of innocence that combined strength, beauty, tenderness, and courage. I found this in the glimmer of an eye, in the gestures and words of Emma and Yara, Indya and Mia and in the smiles and tears of Kristen and Claire…” Roversi said in a statement. “There’s a Juliet in every woman.”

For 2020, the format has also changed, with Roversi ditching the traditional spiral-bound calendar for a hardback book and a short film.

In the film, which took six months to shoot, each of the women audition for the role of a modern-day Juliet, and answers questions about their own experiences with young love and recite lines from Shakespeare’s tragedy, with Kristen also reading Romeo’s lines.

“I think this is really a portrait gallery of different women, who all express their own character and personality,” Roversi told Fashionista. “It’s not just an image they’re giving, but a presence.”

The photographer’s daughter, Stella, and Spanish musician Rosalia also feature in the calendar.

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Anya Taylor-Joy won’t be watching Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emma before new adaptation

Anya Taylor-Joy is avoiding watching Gwyneth Paltrow’s portrayal of Emma before she plays the character in a new movie adaptation.The Oscar winner played socialite Emma Woodhouse in the 1996 period comedy Emma – an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel …

Anya Taylor-Joy is avoiding watching Gwyneth Paltrow’s portrayal of Emma before she plays the character in a new movie adaptation.

The Oscar winner played socialite Emma Woodhouse in the 1996 period comedy Emma – an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name.

In October (18) it was revealed that Glass star Anya would be starring in the lead role in a fresh adaptation helmed by music video director Autumn de Wilde in her feature film debut.

In an interview with Britain’s Marie Claire magazine, Anya confessed that she hadn’t seen the ’90s version, which was released the year she was born, and would not be doing so because she doesn’t want it to affect her decisions about the character.

“I want my own Emma. I’m quite excited to bring a more eccentric version to the screen,” she said. “I’d like to create a very real person with very real insecurities. That’s not a comment on Gwyneth’s performance, because I haven’t seen the film. It says a lot about the character that Austen says (at the beginning of the book) that she’s written a character who nobody other than her will like. I love that.”

Filming for Emma, which also stars Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn and Mia Goth, kicked off in March.

Anya, 22, found fame in horror films such as The Witch and Split, which she finds amusing considering she isn’t a fan of the genre.

“If you had told baby me that I would be known as a scream queen or as horror’s It girl, I would have laughed so hard. That is so not me; I’ve never even seen a horror movie. I’ve never actually looked at genres,” she said.

This year is shaping up to a busy one for Anya, who has the release of X-Men instalment The New Mutants, drama Here Are The Young Men, and children’s flick Playmobil: The Movie over the coming months.

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Dakota Johnson finds fashion shoots ‘difficult’

Dakota Johnson finds it “difficult” to pose when participating in fashion photoshoots.The actress is currently promoting Suspiria, director Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the 1977 horror film of the same name, in which she plays a dancer who enrols at a p…

Dakota Johnson finds it “difficult” to pose when participating in fashion photoshoots.

The actress is currently promoting Suspiria, director Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the 1977 horror film of the same name, in which she plays a dancer who enrols at a prestigious dance academy plagued by unusual occurrences.

Dakota also teamed up Luca for a surrealist photoshoot with W Magazine to celebrate the project, and during an accompanying interview, explained that she felt uncharacteristically at ease during the shoot.

“For me, fashion shoots are difficult. I don’t really thrive in them,” she said. “I love clothes, I love fashion. But modelling – that’s not my bag. I’m just not the most comfortable. This shoot was different, though, because it was very much a character.”

Dakota went on to share that she and Luca dreamed up a backstory for the photoshoot and wanted her to play a “trapped housewife who completely loses her mind”.

The Fifty Shades of Grey star was also inspired by the costumes she wore in Suspiria, which were designed by Luca’s regular collaborator Giulia Piersanti.

“The costume department was so extraordinary – but that’s the way with all of Luca’s films. They had amazing vintage clothes and handmade pieces. There were some fabrics that I loved that I wanted to re-cover chairs in,” the 29-year-old smiled.

Meanwhile, Dakota appeared right at home on the red carpet at the London premiere of Suspiria on Tuesday night (16Oct18). The brunette beauty stepped out in a figure-hugging, strapless silver sequin gown from Gucci teamed with Cartier jewellery.

Her co-star Mia Goth opted to wear silver too, and chose a tiered Givenchy gown with spaghetti straps, while Tilda Swinton donned a black silk suit.

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