Eiza Gonzalez heartbroken after losing out on Catwoman role

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left…

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.

The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left heartbroken when Zoe Kravitz was cast instead.

Eiza told The Hollywood Reporter she became so obsessed that she imagined herself as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman in the comic book adaptation, and was “living and breathing” the role after getting down to the final stages of the audition process.

“It’s impossible not to do that, especially when you get so far down the line,” the 30-year-old confessed. “It’s part of why you’re so far down the line – because you’re living and dreaming the character.

“For my prep for every role, I’m kind of a weirdo, especially when I’m already at the camera test stage or really deep into it. I will live and breathe the character; I’m more traditional in that sense. It is heartbreaking; it is always hard. You have to envision yourself in the role in order to see the role. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.”

But the Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw star is experienced enough to know that when one door closes in Hollywood, another one opens, and she’s remaining positive that the experience will lead to another opportunity in the future.

“It’s always heartbreaking, but what I’ve learned with time, those relationships that you curate and the people that you meet don’t go away,” she shared. “The beauty of our industry is it’s never ending; it’s always evolving and transforming. I’m just lucky and grateful that I’ve had the chance to meet incredible directors and be part of incredible projects.”

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The Batman shut down for two weeks over coronavirus pandemic

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is the latest movie to have production shut down over the growing coronavirus pandemic.Warner Bros. producers have temporarily halted filming on the comic book adaptation, directed by Matt Reeves and also starring Zoe Krav…

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is the latest movie to have production shut down over the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. producers have temporarily halted filming on the comic book adaptation, directed by Matt Reeves and also starring Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, and Jeremy Irons.

According to editors at Deadline, production on the superhero blockbuster was originally being moved from London to Liverpool amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, but movie bosses later decided to pull the plug on filming for two weeks.

“The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.

Jeffrey Wright, who plays James Gordon in the DC Comics film, took to Twitter to confirm the news.

“Gotham, out. Back at the earliest. Keep safe until,” he wrote, alongside an article from Variety about the shutdown of production.

More than 170,000 people have been affected in 158 countries since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December. Italy, Spain, and some parts of the U.S. have gone into lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, as more than 6,500 people have died.

Another Warner Bros. feature also having filming suspended is the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

The fantasy drama, from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, was due to begin production next week in London, but is now on hiatus, while sports biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith as Serena and Venus Williams’ father Richard, is also temporarily ceasing filming.

In addition, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s upcoming historical drama The Last Duel has been put on “indefinite hiatus” days before shooting was due to begin in Ireland.

The country is on lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19, with schools, colleges and universities closed, and public gatherings banned.

The Ridley Scott-directed movie, also starring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, has been filming in France, and it’s not yet known when production will recommence.

Sony’s comedy The Man from Toronto, featuring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, and Sylvester Stallone’s superhero thriller Samaritan have also been put on hold.

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Dwayne Johnson halts production on Red Notice due to coronavirus crisis

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of hi…

Dwayne Johnson has halted production on his new movie Red Notice to allow cast and crew members to put their families first during the coronavirus crisis.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star took to Instagram on Saturday to share video footage of himself addressing his colleagues on the set of the Netflix project and announced that the shoot would be temporarily put on hold for two weeks from Monday.

“I really appreciate all your hard work and your patience during this time, but my number one goal for you guys, and it’s our number one goal too, is that we’re going to get everyone home to their families,” he said. “This (filming) is the kind of stuff that can wait; the most important thing is to take care of our families.”

Johnson wrote in the accompanying caption: “Gotta protect our babies, spouses, loved ones and elderly. We’ll continue to monitor and assess this situation closely to make the best decisions for our families first and then our businesses.”

Sharing a message of confidence amid growing coronavirus concerns, the 47-year-old added, “We’re a resilient nation who ultimately, will always rise to the occasion to be accountable and work together to overcome whatever hardship lies in front of us. Our country will do its job, as the rest of the world will do theirs.

“Everyone please stay healthy, vigilant, safe and let’s protect one another. We’re all in this – together.”

Red Notice, also featuring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, is one of many Netflix productions which have been paused amid the global uncertainty, which has prompted studio officials across the film industry to shut down shoots.

The latest wave of projects impacted includes Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and Chris Pratt’s Jurassic World: Dominion, while TV cameras have also stopped rolling on Empire, Pose, Supernatural, and Power spin-offs Ghost and Raising Kanan.

Production on news shows Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have been suspended too, along with shoots on The Late Late Show with James Corden and daytime series The Talk.

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Michael Caine has no idea what Tenet is about

Michael Caine is clueless about the plot of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet as he’s yet to see the full script. The veteran British actor stars alongside John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki in Nolan’s latest movie, w…

Michael Caine is clueless about the plot of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet as he’s yet to see the full script.

The veteran British actor stars alongside John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki in Nolan’s latest movie, which follows a secret agent who attempts to prevent World War III using time travel. However, like all Nolan films, specific details are unknown.

When asked about the movie by The Hindu, Caine admitted he didn’t know what Tenet meant and had no idea what the film is really about.

“(Nolan) is so secretive he won’t let me have the script. All I had was one day’s work and he gave me my pages. I did my part and shot only with John David. I haven’t heard anything since,” he said.

Caine is a frequent Nolan collaborator, with him appearing in all of the British filmmaker’s projects ever since Batman Begins in 2005.

“All the films I have made with him have raked in over a billion dollars, so he has to have me in a film even if he has no part for me. In Dunkirk, I was only a voice-over and I got billing in the credit title,” the Alfie actor added.

In the interview, he also recalled his first meeting with the Inception helmer – when Nolan turned up at his house with a script and asked him to star in Batman Begins.

“I told him, ‘I am too old for Batman. Do you want me to play the butler? What would my dialogue be? ‘Would you like another beverage or more custard?'” Caine, who played Batman/Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, joked. “So, I did the movie and it was one of the greatest things I have done in my life.”

Tenet is scheduled to hit cinemas in July.

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Charlie Heaton wants to emulate Robert Pattinson’s career

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth ser…

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.

The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth series of the show. Looking ahead to his career once the series is finished, Heaton hopes he can mirror the path Pattinson carved out for himself once he finished the Twilight franchise.

“Not in an aspect where it’s like, ‘Wow, I want to be Robert Pattinson,’” he told GQ magazine. “But having seen him come off this huge show, he’s made these really interesting choices. He’s done The Lighthouse, and he did Good Time. Obviously now he’s doing Batman, but I think he’s chosen to work with interesting directors, and I feel a lot of respect for him.”

The 26-year-old has already got some movie projects under his belt, including upcoming X-Men instalment, The New Mutants, and the sequel to Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir. And although his New Mutants character Cannonball is an outsider like Byers, Heaton hopes he can show off his range in the future.

“They see you as one thing, and you continue to do that,” the star shared of the industry. “Do you want to play this really awkward, offbeat outsider? Yeah. I can – but I can do other things. It’s having people trust that you can do other things or proving it to them.”

He was initially scared to take on the part, as he was concerned about signing away years of his life, while he was also “absolutely terrified” on The Souvenir: Part II, because Hogg likes to completely improvise her scenes, except for a few notes about character description.

“You start in the morning and you’d be absolutely terrified,” he confessed. “And then you shoot, and then every day you go home with this buzz. You’re like, ‘Wow, it was so alive. I can’t believe I did that.’ And then it would start again every morning, where you’re dreading going to work.”

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Robert Pattinson regrets Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire premiere outfit

Robert Pattinson considers his outfit for the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005 to be one of his worst fashion choices.The Twilight star shot to fame playing Cedric Diggory, his first major movie role, in the fourth instalm…

Robert Pattinson considers his outfit for the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005 to be one of his worst fashion choices.

The Twilight star shot to fame playing Cedric Diggory, his first major movie role, in the fourth instalment of the Harry Potter movie franchise, and attended the premiere in Leicester Square wearing black leather trousers, a white shirt, a red velvet blazer, and dark red shoes.

In an interview with British GQ, Pattinson revealed he cringes at a lot of his old red carpet looks, but his ensemble for the premiere really stands out.

“I was wearing leather trousers with these cowboy boots and a velvet jacket,” he recalled. “I mean, it literally looked like a kid had gone into a dressing-up box.”

Pattinson’s sense of style has improved over the years and he credits fashion experts for making him look red carpet ready.

“If I was choosing to wear clothes myself, I don’t think I would have gone in a lot (of) the directions that I have ended up going in with Dior and people like Kim Jones,” the 33-year-old added, referring to the creative director of Dior Homme. “I never would have thought I would be wearing chiffon, silk, and satin. I wore this tuxedo, which had basketball shorts last year – never would have imagined that!”

Even though he has become more experimental with his style, the British actor, who is the face of the luxury brand’s current fragrance campaign, is well aware there are certain pieces he can’t pull off.

“I wish I could dress like A$AP Rocky,” he gushed. “He just has serious style. We have been to quite a few different fittings together and I will see the craziest thing and really want to wear it, but I’d look like a total moron. Then we will go to the show and I will see Rocky in it and be like, ‘Jesus Christ, you can literally wear anything!'”

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Robert Pattinson reckons he smells ‘like a crayon’

Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked t…

Robert Pattinson has been told on more than one occasion he smells “like a crayon”.

The British actor, who has been the face of luxury fragrance Dior Homme since 2013, candidly discussed his unique personal scent in an interview with Allure, and joked that it resembled that of embalming fluid used to preserve dead bodies.

“Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon,” he told the magazine. “Like I’m embalmed.”

In addition to his unusual confession, Pattinson also said he doesn’t wear fragrance all the time as he finds it too powerful, but makes an exception for the Dior Homme scent, which he described as “fresh”.

“I hardly ever wear fragrances. If I wear a fragrance, I find it quite overbearing. But this one, for some reason, you don’t really notice you’re wearing it,” the 33-year-old commented of the high-end cologne. “I can never really describe it. People are like, ‘Is it woody smelling?’ But I don’t really know what wood smells like. It definitely makes me feel more awake. There’s something fresh about it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Twilight star Pattinson revealed that he was always shocked when he was picked for “good looking” roles in movies and was stunned when he was chosen to play school hunk Cedric Diggory in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

“I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people. My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get,” he explained.

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Robert Pattinson afraid of getting injured while filming The Batman

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in a…

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.

The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in an effort to keep in the best shape possible.

“I’m doing Batman next year, and really it’s such a physical part that, more than anything, I’m afraid of getting injured, so I kind of need to be consistent with the working out. I have a trainer, who I really love, in London,” he shared, adding that he needs someone to watch over him to makes sure he does the workouts properly.

“If someone’s not watching over you, it’s so easy to work out in a really undisciplined way. I’ve given myself crazy tennis elbow just from being idiotic when you’re trying to lift too-heavy weights,” The Lighthouse star joked.

Pattinson is a big fan of easy exercises, and said that a quick workout in his hotel room can have the same results as a full gym session.

“I think simple stuff works the best. If you’re in hotel rooms all the time, planking is such an incredible thing to do. It’s really meditative as well. You don’t have to think about. It’s difficult to do it wrong, and the results are pretty incredible,” he explained.

However, he confessed that it takes him a while to get the motivation to start exercise, and likes to double down on his efforts closer to the beginning of filming.

“I think I have a similar thing to most people where I’ll dread working out,” he stated. “But in general, just before a job, it’s almost always a question of leaning down really quickly. So I’ll wait till the last possible minute, and then do (an) extreme lean-down in two weeks.”

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Matt Reeves shares first look at Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has tease…

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.

News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has teased fans with brooding camera test footage from the set of the blockbuster.

The 55-second clip sees a moody Pattinson in the iconic black costume, with the sounds of Michael Giacchino’s piano-driven score playing in the background, which is saturated with red lighting.

The British star looks into the camera in the final few seconds, with his face covered by the black bat mask.

“#TheBatman #CameraTest,” Reeves simply captioned the clip on Twitter on Thursday, while Giacchino told his followers: “Yes folks that’s my music in the video Matt just sent out. Enjoy!!”

The star-studded cast of The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz, who is set to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

And she was full of praise for Pattinson and his take on the iconic DC Comics character in a recent interview with Variety.

“He’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor,” she told the publication. “I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure. I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense.

“It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.”

The Batman, also starring Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, and Peter Sarsgaard, is scheduled to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Robert Pattinson wants to help independent filmmakers

Robert Pattinson wants to use his star power to help independent filmmakers get their movies into cinemas.After his breakthrough role in Twilight, the British actor took an unexpected career path and went down the indie route, going for challenging exp…

Robert Pattinson wants to use his star power to help independent filmmakers get their movies into cinemas.

After his breakthrough role in Twilight, the British actor took an unexpected career path and went down the indie route, going for challenging experimental films that possibly wouldn’t have received the funding to get made without his involvement.

Speaking with the BBC, Pattinson admitted he gravitates towards characters and parts that are “a bit perverse and a bit crazy” and wants to use his name to keep independent movies in cinemas.

“I definitely am on the side of trying to get independent movies into theatres and getting somebody to see them,” he said. “I think if every single obscure filmmaker was just completely drowned out by conglomerates then that would be an awful thing.”

Pattinson, whose recent films include Good Time, High Life and The Lighthouse, explained that he picks challenging films that he would like to watch himself.

“When I first started getting into film, the movies that I’d be buying DVDs of would be slightly obscure things from Cannes or whatever,” the 33-year-old continued. “And I just think… I don’t want to feel like someone’s trying to entertain me. It’s like if you go to a party and there’s someone there who’s just trying to entertain everybody. You might have a chuckle at them, but you know they’re really just a throwaway, pointless person with no depth… But if someone’s very much themselves and has an intriguing, independent point of view, then they are an interesting person to converse with. I just look at movies the same way.”

The Harry Potter star, who has started production on The Batman, in which he’ll star as the Caped Crusader, added that he is aware his career could end at any moment and he would hate to finish on a film that he took simply to elevate his box office status.

“I always think that whatever movie you’re doing, there’s a potential that it’s the last movie you’re ever going to get, and so I don’t want to end my career on a ‘transitional’ movie,” he stated.

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