Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good movies

Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good, female-focused Hollywood movies.The actress was the leading lady in hit comedies including Private Benjamin, Wildcats, and Overboard during the 1980s, and she thinks that there needs to be more focus on funny w…

Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good, female-focused Hollywood movies.

The actress was the leading lady in hit comedies including Private Benjamin, Wildcats, and Overboard during the 1980s, and she thinks that there needs to be more focus on funny women these days.

“(The 80s) were a great period of abandonment, great music, great fun. A lot of the movies that we made then were feel-good movies. They don’t make them much anymore,” Goldie told British newspaper The Guardian. “(They were) very, very, very funny, but they were also really about something. I produced a lot of movies, and I was always interested in the situations that women had to deal with.”

The 74-year-old shared that women were her “obvious focus” in the movies she produced, because she wanted to show that it wasn’t always easy “having power and being female.”

She added: “That’s the way it was. It wasn’t that all men were terrible or that the situation was unbearable. It was a cultural problem.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she opened up about why her career stalled for 15 years once she hit her 50s, and revealed that she made the decision to stop chasing roles.

“I wasn’t going to wait for a phone to ring. And I certainly wasn’t going to continue to produce, because I produced for like 25 years and I didn’t want to do that anymore. I’d done it, I did it, it was done. Great, but now it’s time to move on,” she recalled.

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Anna Faris disliked shooting ocean scenes for Overboard remake 

Anna Faris disliked shooting ocean scenes for Overboard because the weather was so cold.   The actress portrays a single mother who convinces a playboy with amnesia, as played by Eugenio Derbez, that they are a married couple in the new movie – a…

Anna Faris disliked shooting ocean scenes for Overboard because the weather was so cold.   

The actress portrays a single mother who convinces a playboy with amnesia, as played by Eugenio Derbez, that they are a married couple in the new movie – a remake of the 1987 film of the same name featuring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.  

Many of the scenes in the movie were filmed at sea, with Anna now sharing that the boat shoots weren’t nearly as glamorous as they may seem onscreen.   

“It was cold. I never understood why (Eugenio’s) character wanted to go to the Pacific Northwest!” she told Collider.com, while her co-star added: “It was crazy! You can’t imagine how cold it was. The wind was freezing and the water was freezing, too. Honestly, being on the yacht was not comfortable because we were not able to sit down anywhere and you’d have to be outside.”  

During the interview, Anna also discussed how anxious she was at the beginning of the shoot because the original Overboard is one of her favourite films. But after real-life couple Goldie and Kurt gave her their seal of approval at a dinner, she began to feel much more relaxed.   

“They just told stories about falling in love and doing the movie together and how special that was. By the end of the dinner, after some wine, they were like, ‘Okay, we give our blessing. You can do the movie,'” the 41-year-old smiled.   

The new Overboard also features Eva Longoria, John Hannah and Swoosie Kurtz. And Anna is adamant that the project is packed full of comedic moments.   

“There hasn’t been a lot of romantic comedies lately. We haven’t had that many of the feel-good movies, especially as summer approaches,” she added.  

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Avengers: Infinity War races past $400 million mark to outpace U.S. box office top 10

Avengers: Infinity War has become the second-fastest movie to race past $400 million (GBP295 million) at the North American box office. The Marvel blockbuster managed the feat as it also notched up the second-best second weekend ever, with a $112 mill…

Avengers: Infinity War has become the second-fastest movie to race past $400 million (GBP295 million) at the North American box office.

The Marvel blockbuster managed the feat as it also notched up the second-best second weekend ever, with a $112 million (GBP83 million) haul to stay at the top of the box office.

Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit $400 million faster and landed a bigger second weekend, with a $149.2 million (GBP110 million) take.

Infinity War has now raked in a massive $1.16 billion at the global box office, breaking the record for Imax 4DX cinemas, which offers film fans motion seats. The blockbuster was shot entirely in Imax.

In North America, it made more than the twice the rest of the top 10 combined, with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez’s comedy revamp Overboard debuting with a very distant $14.7 million (GBP11 million) over the weekend.

The film originally hit cinemas in 1987 with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell as stars.

A Quiet Place lands at three on the new box office countdown, while Amy Schumer’s comedy I Feel Pretty is at four, and Dwayne Johnson’s latest action movie Rampage rounds out the new top five.

Charlize Theron’s new movie Tully, in which she plays a desperate new mum, debuts at six with $3.2 million (GBP2.3 million).

Black Panther added $3.14 million (GBP2.3 million) to its 12-week haul at seven and is now just $7 million (GBP5 million) from hitting $700 million at the North American box office.

Horror film Truth or Dare, Super Troopers 2, and Bad Samaritan round out the top 10.

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