Michelle Williams’ negative experience on Dawson’s Creek led to film career

Michelle Williams avoided TV roles after Dawson’s Creek because she didn’t fully enjoy the experience of working on the teen drama.The four-time Oscar nominated actress played Jen Lindley on the U.S. series, alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes a…

Michelle Williams avoided TV roles after Dawson’s Creek because she didn’t fully enjoy the experience of working on the teen drama.

The four-time Oscar nominated actress played Jen Lindley on the U.S. series, alongside James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson, which ran from 1998 to 2003.

Since it came to an end, she has enjoyed huge success on the big screen, in films like Manchester by the Sea, Shutter Island and My Week with Marilyn, and in a chat with Patricia Clarkson for Variety, the 38-year-old explained why she’s actively sought only movie roles for the past 16 years.

“Doing Dawson’s Creek for six-and-a-half years, while it was an incredible learning experience – we did 22 episodes a year, and you’d be getting scripts at the last minute and you had zero input,” she explained. “It was a little like a factory job.

“I don’t think I’ve done television in between then and now because of a fear of loss of input.”

However, that all changed when she was offered mini-series Fosse/Verdon, about choreographer/ director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

“When (Fosse/Verdon) came around, people had been saying for a long time, ‘Television is different now.’ And I could see that that was true and that it was something that I should open myself up to,” she shared.

Patricia first met the Brokeback Mountain star on the set of The Station Agent in 2003, and gave the young actress some valuable advice that Michelle has never forgotten.

“We were out to dinner before shooting the next day, and I had ordered some atrocious meal. You were like, ‘No Chinese food before you have to shoot in the morning. Salt,'” Michelle recalled.

“And you don’t eat Chinese food. I don’t either,” the 59-year-old quipped.

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Christian Siriano: ‘I want to use my voice to celebrate people’

Christian Siriano is keen to use his voice as a fashion designer to “celebrate people”.The 33-year-old designer has been working tirelessly over the past decade to spread the message of inclusivity through his stunning creations and accompanying campai…

Christian Siriano is keen to use his voice as a fashion designer to “celebrate people”.

The 33-year-old designer has been working tirelessly over the past decade to spread the message of inclusivity through his stunning creations and accompanying campaigns.

He’s now celebrating the release of his new perfume, People Are People – which shares its name with a slogan first featured in his fall 2017 runway show.

Explaining how he came up with the slogan, and the message behind it, Siriano told People.com: “With the name of this fragrance, I wanted to show that I don’t care who you are, you can still be a part of fashion. You shouldn’t feel alienated by fashion. You should feel like you can be celebrated.

“It’s scary times out there. Acceptance is such a huge topic. It is. It’s not enough to just make pretty clothes anymore. As designers, we have a responsibility to put (ideas) out there, to get people to understand them. We have this voice, and I want to use mine to celebrate people.”

Siriano gathered family members, including his mother Joye and sister Shannon, and some of his famous friends, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Nico Tortorella, and Patricia Clarkson, to pose in a powerful image as he celebrated the new scent – a mix of jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla.

Other images feature solo shots of stars such as Alicia Silverstone and Danielle Brooks, but Siriano insisted the snaps aren’t a campaign or advertising shots.

“This is not for advertising. It’s not to make money off anything, we’re not doing billboards, we’re not doing ads in magazines,” he explained. “This is really just to bring a little awareness of what I think a fashion editorial should look like.

“It’s a call to action to show that this is what is beautiful in our fashion world, or just in our world in general. It’s about seeing all these beautiful people celebrating one another together, which I think is really a great thing.”

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Elle Fanning wows in couture at Berlin International Film Festival

Elle Fanning pulled out all the stops for the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday night (15Feb18).The actress walked the red carpet at the Potsdamer Platz square prior to the opening ceremony of the event and premiere of movie Isle of Dogs. …

Elle Fanning pulled out all the stops for the Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday night (15Feb18).

The actress walked the red carpet at the Potsdamer Platz square prior to the opening ceremony of the event and premiere of movie Isle of Dogs.

Once again proving her flair for fashion, Elle posed up a storm in a dramatic Valentino gown that featured a white satin skirt and flowing orange top which was pulled together with a pale blue bow at the centre.

The 19-year-old, who is at the festival to promote her crime drama Galveston, matched her look with natural make-up as well as a swipe of black eyeliner, and had her signature blonde hair pulled back into a high bun.

Among the other celebrities to make a sartorial statement was Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, who voices a character in Isle of Dogs. The star sported a sheer black gown covered in sequin appliques from Valentino, which she accessorised with black heels and jewellery from Ara Vartanian.

Greta posed for photographers with her Isle of Dogs co-star Tilda Swinton, who opted for a monochromatic suit from Chanel that featured wide-leg trousers and a high-neck white shirt.

Other cast members from the movie in attendance included Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber and Jeff Goldblum, who all suited up for the night.

Meanwhile, Helen Mirren looked elegant in a grey off-the-shoulder Rami Al Ali tea-length gown which she complemented with a silver Jimmy Choo clutch, while Patricia Clarkson wore a Christian Siriano outfit comprised of a black top and long silver skirt.

Model Toni Garrn also turned heads at the event, donning a minimalist white dress with thin straps made for her by departing Hugo Boss womenswear designer Jason Wu.

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