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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Olivia Colman joins Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut

Maggie Gyllenhaal has cast Oscar winner Olivia Colman in her directorial debut The Lost Daughter.The 46-year-old joins Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, and Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard in the big-screen adap…

Maggie Gyllenhaal has cast Oscar winner Olivia Colman in her directorial debut The Lost Daughter.

The 46-year-old joins Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, and Gyllenhaal’s husband Peter Sarsgaard in the big-screen adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel.

As well as directing, Gyllenhaal has also written the script and will serve as one of the producers, according to editors at Variety.

The Lost Daughter follows the story of a college professor, played by Colman, who begins to struggle with her own psychological trauma after meeting a young woman, played by Johnson, and her daughter while on vacation.

In a statement, Gyllenhaal said she was “disturbed and comforted” after reading Ferrante’s novel, and was immediately inspired to bring the story to life.

“When I finished reading Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, I felt that something secret and true had been said out loud,” she shared. “I immediately thought how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other people around. And I set to work on this adaptation.

“I find that the script has attracted other people interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire. And I’m thrilled to continue my collaboration with such brave and exciting actors and filmmakers.”

Colman, who the Best Actress Oscar for The Favourite last year, is currently filming season four of The Crown, which will premiere later this year on Netflix.

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Vanessa Kirby returning for Mission: Impossible 7

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is …

Vanessa Kirby will reprise her role in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

The 31-year-old actress made her debut as the Alanna Mitsopolis, also known as the White Widow, in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and is reprising her role for Christopher McQuarrie’s upcoming action movie.

Vanessa casually confirmed her return in a new interview with Glamour U.K. by revealing she was “in the car, about to go to firearms training” after wrapping production on drama Pieces of a Woman, in which she stars as a grieving pregnant woman who loses her baby.

Th Crown star told the publication she was looking forward to getting back into shape thanks to the intensive training for Mission: Impossible.

“Actually, I am looking forward to training because it means you eat well and work out which I haven’t been doing for that entire shoot,” Vanessa shared.

She also told the magazine that she ended up eating for two while wearing her prosthetic pregnant belly on the set of Pieces of a Woman.

“I was wearing the belly twenty-four seven – I was even sleeping in it,” she explained. “So, you could eat whatever you want, I was like, ‘I am eating for two,’ but there was no real two! It’s a fake two! In my mind no one was going to tell until but then you whip it off and it’s like, ‘oh God!'”

Tom Cruise is set to return as secret agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, alongside franchise newcomers Hayley Atwell, Nicholas Hoult, and Pom Klementieff. Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Henry Czerny are also reprising their roles.

Mission: Impossible 7 is set for release in July 2021.

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Anna Wintour hopes Phoebe Philo makes fashion comeback in 2020

Anna Wintour is hopeful top fashion designer Phoebe Philo will make a comeback this year.During an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief was asked by a member of the public about which fashion stars she would like t…

Anna Wintour is hopeful top fashion designer Phoebe Philo will make a comeback this year.

During an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief was asked by a member of the public about which fashion stars she would like to see more of in 2020.

Accordingly, Wintour shared that she is excited to see what former Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz comes up with when he releases his new venture in collaboration with bosses at Richemont, and is keeping an eye on Philo too.

“I would also love, love to see the great Phoebe Philo back on the runway or back in our lives in some way,” she said. “But I have absolutely no insider information if that is going to happen.”

Philo, 47, previously garnered critical acclaim during her stints as creative director of Chloe from 2001 until 2006 and as the head designer of Celine from 2008 to 2018.

Elsewhere in the chat, Wintour insisted that she won’t be getting her own Instagram account anytime soon, and divulged that she has been catching up on some very stylish TV shows recently.

“I love The Crown. It always looks magnificent, not only in terms of the wardrobe choices, but the entire production values are so amazing. I love the make-up in Euphoria,” the 70-year-old stated. “I also heard a lot about a show called The Eddy which I believe is set in Paris and is meant to be an update on Sex and the City and I am therefore very, very hopeful that this might be a TV show that can get fashion right.”

The Eddy, created by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle, will consist of eight episodes and stream on Netflix. A release date hasn’t been announced.

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Olivia Colman struggled to drop The Favourite weight ahead of The Crown shoot

Olivia Colman had a difficult time getting into shape for The Crown after packing on the pounds for her Oscar-winning role in The Favourite.The British actress gained weight for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the period drama and insists she “probably”…

Olivia Colman had a difficult time getting into shape for The Crown after packing on the pounds for her Oscar-winning role in The Favourite.

The British actress gained weight for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the period drama and insists she “probably” will not undertake the challenge again as she struggled to get back to her slender form ahead of the royal drama, in which she stars as Queen Elizabeth II.

“I had to put on a lot of weight for Queen Anne in The Favourite but I had to lose a lot of weight for this,” she told OK! Magazine of her performance on The Crown.

And she clarified that she was the one suggesting she should lose a few pounds, not the series’ producers.

“Well, I didn’t have to, because everyone was very polite and nice, but I said, ‘I need to lose weight.’ They were very sweet and supportive about it,” the 45-year-old shared. “It would have felt a bit wrong to play Queen Elizabeth II as the same size as Queen Anne. I probably wouldn’t say yes to putting on weight again for a job because it’s been very difficult to lose.”

The star also revealed that she had a bit too much fun playing the stern-faced monarch on the show.

“Well, I’m not supposed to smile as much as I do, that was fun,” she laughed.

Colman takes over from Claire Foy as The Queen in the third season of the Netflix hit – set between 1964 and 1977 – which begins streaming on 17 November.

Helena Bonham Carter, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor, and Charles Dance also appear on the show.

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Matthew Goode named as face of Pink Shirtmaker

Matthew Goode is the new face of U.K. shirt label Pink Shirtmaker.The British actor, who is known for his roles on TV shows such as The Crown and Downton Abbey, has been tapped by bosses at the LVMH-owned company, formerly known as Thomas Pink, as a br…

Matthew Goode is the new face of U.K. shirt label Pink Shirtmaker.

The British actor, who is known for his roles on TV shows such as The Crown and Downton Abbey, has been tapped by bosses at the LVMH-owned company, formerly known as Thomas Pink, as a brand ambassador and will appear in upcoming campaigns, starting with fall/winter 2019.

“The craftmanship that goes into each shirt is what gives Pink such a strong reputation as an English shirtmaker – good tailoring is the ultimate luxury,” said Goode of the partnership.

In the first campaign, titled A life in the Pink, the Emmy Award-nominated star wears items from the brand while posing in a range of scenarios, such as in a bath and in a bed while sipping a cup of tea.

He also appears in a humorous short film and will front Pink’s ready-to-wear collection as well as its Bespoke service, which is based at a new workshop in Vauxhall, London.

Regarding the collaboration, Pink president and chief executive officer, Christopher Zanardi-Landi, praised Goode, 41, calling him a natural fit.

“We are proud to announce Matthew Goode as our ambassador. Matthew embodies not only the Englishness of Pink and the sharpness of our cut, but also the sense of humour that’s deep in our veins,” he praised in a statement. “His style, class and very importantly, his humour, underline the long-term vision of the brand. Matthew Goode is the perfect Pink gentleman.”

In addition to his new fashion gig, Goode is currently starring as Matthew Clairmont on the TV show A Discovery of Witches and filming Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man, a prequel to the Kingsman franchise.

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Vanessa Kirby: ‘I didn’t do enough squats ahead of Hobbs & Shaw action scenes’

Vanessa Kirby regrets not spending more time in the gym ahead of her role in action movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Crown star discussed her action role as Hattie Shaw in the upcoming franchise spin-off on BBC radio show, The Zoe Ball…

Vanessa Kirby regrets not spending more time in the gym ahead of her role in action movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

The Crown star discussed her action role as Hattie Shaw in the upcoming franchise spin-off on BBC radio show, The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, on Monday and admitted the action scenes left her “constantly aching”.

“It didn’t actually take that long (to film). Maybe three, four months. It was super-fast,” she told host Zoe Ball. “A lot of the fights were really intense and concentrated. I was constantly aching. I didn’t do enough squats in advance.”

Kirby, who rose to fame playing Princess Margaret in the Netflix series, jumped at the chance to play the sister of Fast & Furious character Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, as Hattie is just as “capable of fighter” as her male counterparts and she hopes she’ll be an inspiration to young girls.

“It’s like this British contingent with Idris Elba and Helen Mirren and I. One of the reasons why I wanted to do is that she’s as a capable of fighter as the guys,” she continued. “If fourteen year old girls leave the cinema and feel as capable as their brothers then I have done my job.”

The 31-year-old actress is reportedly in the running to take over the role of Catwoman in 2021’s The Batman movie alongside Robert Pattinson, following in the footsteps of actresses Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Anne Hathaway. But when asked by Ball, she teased: “I’ve no idea what you’re talking about.”

However, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kirby called it a “dream role” and hinted if it were offered to her, she wouldn’t say no.

“Are you kidding?” exclaimed the Brit. “I would love to be Catwoman. Oh my god, it would be a dream.”

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Vanessa Kirby clueless about Catwoman casting rumours

Vanessa Kirby has played down chatter suggesting she’s a top contender for the role of Catwoman in The Batman.Director Matt Reeves has confirmed Robert Pattinson will play the latest incarnation of Gotham’s caped crusader in the film, replacing Ben Aff…

Vanessa Kirby has played down chatter suggesting she’s a top contender for the role of Catwoman in The Batman.

Director Matt Reeves has confirmed Robert Pattinson will play the latest incarnation of Gotham’s caped crusader in the film, replacing Ben Affleck after his portrayal of Bruce Wayne in the Justice League movies, and earlier this month, rumours began to swirl that the Mission: Impossible – Fallout actress was a contender to portray elusive cat burglar Selina Kyle.

But while Kirby is flattered her name has been linked to Reeves’ film, she has insisted no one has approached her about the part.

“I don’t know anything about it,” she told Entertainment Tonight, before sharing that she would be open to the role. “Are you kidding? I would love to be Catwoman… Oh my God, it would be a dream.”

Kirby then went on to joke that she would have to get into shape to play Catwoman, a role that has been previously been taken on by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway.

“I’ll have to do lots of squats,” the 31-year-old smiled. “I mean, literally, lots of squats.”

Kirby is best known for playing Princess Margaret in Netflix TV series The Crown and will next appear as Jason Statham’s onscreen sister Hattie in the Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw.

The British actress made an appearance to promote the action film at the Hollywood premiere on Sunday, with her co-stars Idris Elba and Dwayne Johnson also in attendance.

The Batman is slated for release in 2021.

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Helena Bonham Carter joins film adaptation of Enola Holmes

Helena Bonham Carter is joining Millie Bobby Brown in the detective movie Enola Holmes. The Harry Potter actress has been cast as the mother of Brown’s character Enola, the 14-year-old sister of famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, according to…

Helena Bonham Carter is joining Millie Bobby Brown in the detective movie Enola Holmes.

The Harry Potter actress has been cast as the mother of Brown’s character Enola, the 14-year-old sister of famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be based on Nancy Springer’s The Enola Holmes Mysteries book series, which began in 2006 with The Case of the Missing Marquess. The young adult series is made up six books and follows Sherlock’s much younger sister Enola – who turns out to be a highly capable detective in her own right.

Wonder screenwriter and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne has been tasked with adapting the books for the screen, while Harry Bradbeer, who has helmed episodes of British sitcom Fleabag and hit thriller series Killing Eve, will serve as director.

The Stranger Things actress will also produce the project with her sister Paige Brown for their PCMA Productions company, while Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes will oversee the project for Legendary Pictures.

The 15-year-old will soon be seen reprising her role of Eleven in the hit Netflix sci-fi series when the third season is released in July. She recently appeared in Godzilla: King of Monsters and is set to star in its sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong, as well as the drama, The Thing About Jellyfish.

Bonham Carter, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2010’s The King’s Speech, has completed voice work on sci-fi TV series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and will be seen portraying Princess Margaret in season three of Netflix’s The Crown later this year.

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Jared Harris over the moon to be working with Matt Smith on Morbius

Jared Harris couldn’t wait to reunite with his The Crown co-star Matt Smith on the set of Morbius.Jared Leto is taking on the lead in the new Spider-Man spin-off, with Smith set to play villain Loxias Crown. Harris is also part of Daniel Espinosa’s cas…

Jared Harris couldn’t wait to reunite with his The Crown co-star Matt Smith on the set of Morbius.

Jared Leto is taking on the lead in the new Spider-Man spin-off, with Smith set to play villain Loxias Crown. Harris is also part of Daniel Espinosa’s cast, though he’s keeping tight-lipped on his actual role.

“I knew that I would get to work with Matt again, so I was excited about that,” he told Collider when asked what drew him to the project. “We’ve become friends. We became friends on The Crown, and we stayed in touch, so that seemed like it would be fun. And then, I’m a fan of those movies. I grew up reading comic books, so I enjoy watching those films, and it seemed like it would be fun to be a part of it. I can’t say too much about it because, as you know, they are extremely strict about keeping a lid on everything, even naming the characters’ names.”

Morbius, a scientist who becomes a bloodthirsty vampire, was first introduced in 1971 for The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel comic book series.

Talking about his own comic habits, Harris, son of late screen legend Richard Harris, said he had “stacks and stacks” as a youngster.

“Back in the day, certainly when we would be on holiday, there was no television. VHS hadn’t been invented yet. You had to entertain yourselves, and when you were a kid who was nine years old, you read and re-read comics,” the 57-year-old recalled. “That was one of the ways you did it. You played games and cards, and you swam, and you kicked the ball around, but there were times when the adults wanted their own time. They didn’t want to talk to you or play with you, so you’d just go off and entertain yourself, and you’d re-read your stack of comics.”

Morbius hits cinemas in July 2020.

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