Wonder Woman designer compares new costume to Batsuit

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is…

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.

Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is visually stunning, Lindy revealed in an interview with Total Film that it wasn’t exactly comfortable to wear.

“It’s like the Batsuit, or anything: all small parts,” Lindy, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, explained. “An armadillo-like articulation means that the person can move and twist and turn, and it will return to its previous position. Having said that, it was not pleasant to wear – and no armour of any kind is pleasant to wear!”

Israeli star Gal returns to her superhero alter ego later this year, with Patty Jenkins once again behind the camera and co-stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright reprising their roles.

During the promotion of the first film in 2017, the 35-year-old lead actress admitted her costume was so tight she found it hard to breathe at times, prompting Lindy to make some adjustments for the follow-up flick.

“She could wear part of the armour. So she could have her legs free while she was being filmed from the waist up. And the wings would be taken away when they weren’t needed, which was often. Patty wanted the wings to become a one-woman formation of shields, so no one can attack her,” the designer said.

© Cover Media

Jamie Lee Curtis shoots down The Princess Bride remake chatter

Jamie Lee Curtis has slammed reports suggesting a remake of her husband Christopher Guest’s beloved film The Princess Bride may be in the works. The actress expressed her dismay after Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive officer Tony Vinciquerra…

Jamie Lee Curtis has slammed reports suggesting a remake of her husband Christopher Guest’s beloved film The Princess Bride may be in the works.

The actress expressed her dismay after Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive officer Tony Vinciquerra revealed a reimagining of the 1987 production could be a possibility.

“We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show,” Vinciquerra told Variety. “Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride.”

The remarks prompted Curtis to take to Twitter on Tuesday to rant against the idea while celebrating the achievement of the team behind the classic, including director Rob Reiner and novelist-turned-screenwriter William Goldman. She also referenced the character Guest played in the hit film – Count Tyrone Rugen.

“Oh really?” the 60-year-old wrote alongside a link to Variety’s piece. “Well, I married the six-fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it’s William Goldman and @robreiner’s.”

Curtis then furthered her point with a quote from the film.

“Life is pain highness,” she added. “Anyone who says differently is selling something!'”

Actor Cary Elwes, who played Westley in the movie, also weighed in with a few comments on the social media site.

“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world,” he wrote. “It would be a pity to damage this one.”

The Princess Bride also featured Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, and Andre the Giant.

© Cover Media

Lady Gaga is a fashion winner in plunging white at the SAG Awards

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she po…

It was a battle of the plunging necklines at the SAG Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), but Lady Gaga ultimately won with her stunning Dior Haute Couture white gown.

The 32-year-old singer and actress looked incredible in the eye-catching piece as she posed on the silver carpet ahead of the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

And it seems Gaga’s ensemble may have been a last-minute choice, considering the outfit only debuted on the catwalk at the Christian Dior show during Paris Couture Fashion Week last week.

The A Star is Born beauty teamed the dress, which featured a daringly low neckline and a sexy thigh-high split, with a swipe of dark lipstick and matching nails. She completed her outfit by adding a gold and diamond choker, gold earrings and several bracelets, while wearing her platinum blonde hair swept back in a chic updo. White Jimmy Choo heels finished off her stunning look, which saw her top the best-dressed lists despite missing out on the Best Actress gong at the ceremony to Glenn Close for The Wife.

Gaga wasn’t the only star to showcase her cleavage in a sexy plunging outfit for the awards. Margot Robbie looked incredible in her white and gold Chanel number, which highlighted her slender figure in all the right places, Catherine Zeta-Jones opted for a gorgeous navy blue Zuhair Murad gown, with a daringly low neckline and cinched-in waist, while Robin Wright left little to the imagination in her slinky black Oscar de la Renta dress.

Other outstanding looks on the silver carpet included Lupita Nyong’o’s black and silver Vera Wang ensemble, and Sophia Bush’s polka dot Monique Lhuillier dress, which came complete with a matching cape. Amy Adams was as elegant as ever in her black strapless Celine dress, which featured ruffle detailing on the waist to highlight her hourglass figure, while Emily Blunt courted attention in a bubblegum pink Michael Kors custom gown. Emma Stone went against the grain as she shunned a red carpet gown in favour of a gold top and tailored black high-waisted trousers, a look she’s perfected in the past, as Black-ish star Yara Shahidi also hit headlines thanks to her sequinned Fendi Couture jumpsuit, which featured a net overlay.

© Cover Media

Robin Wright adding menswear to her sleepwear label

Robin Wright will soon be adding men’s pyjamas to her charitable sleepwear line.The actress and designer Karen Fowler set up the label Pour Les Femmes two years ago, with profits from the range being donated to charities supporting women who have survi…

Robin Wright will soon be adding men’s pyjamas to her charitable sleepwear line.

The actress and designer Karen Fowler set up the label Pour Les Femmes two years ago, with profits from the range being donated to charities supporting women who have survived violence in Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though the current brand was created with women in mind, Robin has revealed that she will soon be trying her hand at designing for men.

“That is coming soon. Coming to a theatre near you!” she laughed in an interview with Elle U.K.

Editors at The Telegraph have also reported that Robin is seeking to launch children’s pyjamas as well as homeware items such as sheets, pillow, and candles. And though the House of Cards star is ambitious when it comes to expanding her brand, Karen is adamant that this all stems from Robin’s desire to make the world a better place for women.

“Robin’s celebrity has been a huge factor in pumping our brand,” she explained to the newspaper. “But it’s a passion project for her. And it’s something she doesn’t have to do. She doesn’t need to make the money. She doesn’t need a second job. But we really want the message out, because it means a lot to both of us. We really want to help these women in conflict regions all over the world.”

And if any men out there are planning on buying the woman in their life pyjamas for Christmas, Robin is certain just one question will help determine the perfect pair.

“How does the man want to see his woman?” she questioned. “I mean, you’ve got a plethora of ideas right there. Is she that woman, (or) is she that woman?”

© Cover Media

House of Cards stylist explains Robin Wright’s new ‘militaristic’ look

House of Cards costume designer Kemal Harris decided Robin Wright’s outfits needed to have a military vibe to them for season six.Robin’s alter ego Claire Underwood became U.S. president after Kevin Spacey, who played her onscreen husband, President Fr…

House of Cards costume designer Kemal Harris decided Robin Wright’s outfits needed to have a military vibe to them for season six.

Robin’s alter ego Claire Underwood became U.S. president after Kevin Spacey, who played her onscreen husband, President Frank Underwood, was fired from the show following allegations of sexual misconduct in November 2017.

Kemal has always dressed Robin in form-fitting high-end looks, but with the plot development, she could push the style boundaries even further.

“Presidential blues, some military greens, black, of course… I wanted to continue with (a military) theme, especially since Claire is really fighting for her role, her position, everything,” Kemal told The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s at battle with her peers, all these people who are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We had this deal with Francis, you have to honour this deal.’ She’s fighting to prove the fact that even though she’s female, she’s worthy of the position.

“So I felt wardrobe-wise everything should be a little tough, a little militaristic. Everything has a high neck, long sleeves. Some of the images I kept coming back to were actually women in (the) military in WWII and the early ’50s, specifically women in the Navy.”

One of Claire’s wardrobe staples for this season is White House cuff links, which Kemal sourced directly from the White House gift shop.

However, you won’t catch her carrying a bag now that she’s the leader of the United States.

“Something that struck me is you never see a past or current president with a briefcase or a laptop bag,” Kemal explained. “They’re never pulling their own roller bag. I don’t even know if they carry a wallet. I made a conscious decision not to give Claire a handbag because, pardon my French, she’s the f**king president of the United States, and she has work to do and she has people for that and they can carry her bags. She doesn’t need keys anymore.”

© Cover Media

Wonder Woman release date pushed back

Wonder Woman fans will have to wait an extra seven months to see the second instalment in the franchise, after movie bosses confirmed the release date has been pushed back.Wonder Woman 1984 was due to hit screens in November 2019, but Warner Bros execu…

Wonder Woman fans will have to wait an extra seven months to see the second instalment in the franchise, after movie bosses confirmed the release date has been pushed back.

Wonder Woman 1984 was due to hit screens in November 2019, but Warner Bros executives have decided on a June 2020 release date instead.

Lead actress Gal Gadot broke the news to her fans on her social media accounts, revealing she was excited by the schedule shake-up.

“Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!” she wrote, referring to the original film’s release over the summer months last year (17).

Warner Bros president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein echoed Gal’s sentiment in an official statement.

“We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs,” he said.

Director Patty Jenkins shared Gal’s Twitter message with her own followers, adding: “Our weekend. Feels like home. Can’t wait for the day to come to share so many people’s great work, blowing me away every day.”

The official release date for the comic book follow up is 5 June. Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal co-star, with reports that original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, who played the superhero on the small screen in the ‘70s, will also be making an appearance.

Moving into the slot left by Wonder Woman 1984 is the rebooted Charlie’s Angels franchise, which features Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the three detectives.

© Cover Media

Robin Wright thrilled by success of conscious fashion line

Robin Wright is thrilled by the success of her socially conscious fashion line.The House of Cards actress first teamed with designer Karen Fowler on sleepwear company Pour Les Femmes in 2014, with profits from sales creating economic opportunity for wo…

Robin Wright is thrilled by the success of her socially conscious fashion line.

The House of Cards actress first teamed with designer Karen Fowler on sleepwear company Pour Les Femmes in 2014, with profits from sales creating economic opportunity for women in conflict regions across the globe, but especially in Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Speaking about the concept, Robin has explained that the venture allows women to earn income, start their own businesses and break the cycle of poverty.

“Buy our pyjamas because you are helping a woman start her life again after being raped repeatedly,” she told PorterEdit. “It’s pretty simple.”

Pour Les Femmes is known for its pyjama sets, but also sells 100 per cent cotton nightgowns, robes, separates and sleep shirts. Items are priced from $105 (£81) to $325 (£252).

And Robyn can’t help but get emotional whenever she thinks about the long-lasting impact the company will have on many women’s lives.

“Seeing those women have their faith in life again…They don’t want a handout; they want their life back. We just built a school in Lake Kivu (on the border of Congo and Rwanda) with the proceeds. These kids have been standing by, dying to learn – now they can go to school. I love it,” the 52-year-old smiled.

During the interview, Robyn went on to share that she wants to be “a good diplomat”.

And she has instilled the same values into her 27-year-old daughter Dylan and son Hopper, 25, who she shares with her ex-husband Sean Penn.

“They are both very thoughtful. I always kicked them: ‘Hey, think about other people.’ I really enforced that. I mean, I’m not comfortable in a disgruntled situation. I like people. You don’t want to not be liked or not like,” she added.

© Cover Media