Zendaya has no regrets over any of her red carpet outfits

Zendaya has no regrets over any of her red carpet outfits because they all helped to build her confidence.The Greatest Showman actress always pulls out all of the stops when it comes to her ensembles and wowed at the 2019 Met Gala when she stepped out …

Zendaya has no regrets over any of her red carpet outfits because they all helped to build her confidence.

The Greatest Showman actress always pulls out all of the stops when it comes to her ensembles and wowed at the 2019 Met Gala when she stepped out alongside her stylist Law Roach in a Cinderella-inspired Tommy Hilfiger gown.

While Zendaya is never afraid to push sartorial boundaries, in the latest episode of Vogue’s 73 Questions series, she insisted she loves all of her different looks.

“(I regret) none of them actually,” she said. “Because I think they have all equally helped me find my confidence and figure out what I like. So, I wouldn’t take it back.”

Zendaya works closely with Law on her outfits, with the celebrity stylist also partnering with the likes of Celine Dion, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. However, she was stunned when he once gave her a pair of very expensive earrings to wear to an event.

“I went to a premiere and I had these earrings, they were big beautiful earrings,” the 22-year-old recalled of the most luxurious item she has ever worn. “And I thought they were fake to be honest with you. And then there was this article that came out the next day that was like, ‘Zendaya wears million-dollar earrings.’ And I was like, ‘Law did you put me in million-dollar earrings last night?’ He was like, ‘Hmm, probably.’ So, long story short, they’re not mine, I gave them back. And yeah, that’ll probably never happen again because it was so stressful.”

Elsewhere, Zendaya named Law as the “most stylish” person alive and listed former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Beyonce as her role models. The star also noted that her everyday uniform consists of black trousers, a white T-shirt and Converse sneakers.

“(I’m big on) sneakers at the moment, but I do love some heels,” she smiled.

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Zac Efron tried transcendental meditation to shake off Ted Bundy role

Actor Zac Efron turned to transcendental meditation (TM) to help decompress after struggling to separate himself from his role as serial killer Ted Bundy in his new movie. The Greatest Showman star takes on the controversial role in Extremely Wicked, …

Actor Zac Efron turned to transcendental meditation (TM) to help decompress after struggling to separate himself from his role as serial killer Ted Bundy in his new movie.

The Greatest Showman star takes on the controversial role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which chronicles Bundy’s crimes from the viewpoint of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.

Zac was intrigued to explore Bundy’s violent history after being approached by director Joe Berlinger, but he didn’t realise how tough it would be to shake his onscreen alter ego at the end of each day’s shoot.

He tried to relax with TM, a form of silent mantra meditation, and although it definitely helped, he wasn’t able to completely switch off as Bundy while he remained on location.

“I did breathing and meditation. I think that’s the only way,” he told Entertainment Weekly of how he would wind down after work.

“I really love TM, transcendental meditation. I did TM on the way home. Not while driving, but when you’re shooting a movie, one thing we can afford is a ride home, so on the way home I just do some TM and try to phase out of it.”

“Really, you can’t ever really let go of all of it,” he confessed. “There’s always a little bit of you that knows tomorrow you’re Ted.”

Zac admits his own mother was unsure about the actor taking on the gruesome gig when he first told her about the opportunity.

“It was not a good look, it was a very scared look,” he recalled.

However, Zac assured her the film wouldn’t be “a depiction of evil and atrocities,” and eventually put her “more at ease” when she learned the story would instead be told by Bundy’s live-in lover.

“I find true crime to be extremely interesting…,” he shared. “This is a look into who Ted Bundy was, but not the way that I think would have been the easy way, which was to talk about the murders. It’s really from Liz’s perspective and gets deep into (Bundy’s) psyche and what it was like to lead (two) completely different lives.”

Bundy ultimately confessed to 30 killings in seven states, and he was executed at Florida State Prison in 1989.

Despite the mental toll the role took on Zac, he is proud to have challenged himself with the part, because it’s like nothing he has done before.

“I continue to push myself to try new things and push the envelope with an acting career that I kind of stumbled onto,” he said. “It’s kind of a rite of passage.”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is set for release on streaming service Netflix on 3 May (19).

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Hugh Jackman ‘fascinated’ by filmmaking process in Missing Link

Hugh Jackman was “so fascinated” by the way his stop-motion animation Missing Link was filmed that he made a trip to the studio in Portland, Oregon.In the family comedy, The Greatest Showman actor voices Sir Lionel Frost, a British myths and monsters i…

Hugh Jackman was “so fascinated” by the way his stop-motion animation Missing Link was filmed that he made a trip to the studio in Portland, Oregon.

In the family comedy, The Greatest Showman actor voices Sir Lionel Frost, a British myths and monsters investigator who goes on a mission to prove the existence of the legendary Bigfoot, Mr. Link, voiced by Zach Galifianakis.

The movie took years of painstaking work to make, and Hugh was so fascinated by the process that he made a trip to the Laika stop-motion animation studio in the suburbs of Portland to see the team in action.

“Everything is in camera. Everything is real puppetry, real stop-motion animation, I mean everything,” he told BBC News. “If you watch the film through that lens you can feel the years, literally years, it takes to complete and the love and all the heart that goes into it.

“Once I knew about that company, I was in. I actually travelled up to Portland just to see what they were doing because I was so fascinated by it.”

The Australian star prepared for the role by perfecting his English accent, which came naturally to him since his father is British and had “a little bit of poshness to him”.

The 50-year-old spent three or four years recording dialogue for Missing Link on and off, and the sessions were all about playing around.

“I go in and just play,” he explained. “You go in for years, I would say three or four years, and you just go in for three or four hours at a time and I just play with the director (Chris Butler) and we work on maybe three scenes at a time and you do it over and over again and we laugh and we ad-lib and they show me footage.”

Missing Link, which also features the voices of Zoe Saldana and Emma Thompson, hits cinemas from early April (19).

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Hugh Jackman fronts new R.M. Williams campaign

Hugh Jackman is the new ambassador for Australian footwear brand R.M. Williams.As part of his new role, The Greatest Showman actor is fronting the label’s Undeniable Character campaign, launching in April (19).”R.M.’s have been a part of my life across…

Hugh Jackman is the new ambassador for Australian footwear brand R.M. Williams.

As part of his new role, The Greatest Showman actor is fronting the label’s Undeniable Character campaign, launching in April (19).

“R.M.’s have been a part of my life across the entire journey, from my early stage days to where I am today,” the Australian star said in a statement. “It’s an honour to be a part of the R.M. Williams family and to wear the brand’s iconic craftsman boot for the Undeniable Character campaign.”

R. M. Williams is one of Australia’s most famous brands, and is known for its handcrafted leather boots, clothing and accessories.

Founded by bushman-turned-entrepreneur R. M. Williams in 1932, the leather label welcomed Jackman as a shareholder in 2015.

Talking about the new campaign, a company representative said it “will bring to life the enduring quality of R.M. Williams through the stories of the boots and their wearers. Someone with Undeniable Character has grit, tenacity, determination and a pioneering spirit just like R.M. himself and Hugh Jackman”.

R.M. Williams’ chief marketing officer Mat Hayward added: “Undeniable Character goes to the heart of the R.M. Williams brand – the grit, the hard work and the tenacity that went into creating the best boots in the world – the Craftsman range. For us, Hugh is the perfect embodiment of Undeniable Character and what it means as a brand, and we’re thrilled to share that story with the world.”

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Zac Efron was shocked by ‘charming’ Ted Bundy

Zac Efron turned on the charm to play Ted Bundy in his new film after realising just how charismatic the serial killer was. Efron takes on the controversial role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, and admits that his Bundy research suggested…

Zac Efron turned on the charm to play Ted Bundy in his new film after realising just how charismatic the serial killer was.

Efron takes on the controversial role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, and admits that his Bundy research suggested Ted was incredibly popular and well-liked – even after he was charged with several gruesome deaths.

“I knew a little bit about him,” The Greatest Showman star tells WENN. “I knew he was a scary dude and I knew that my parents were freaked out when I said I’m thinking about reading a script about him… Then I did a little bit of research.

“(Director) Joe (Berlinger) knows so much about Ted Bundy, so he was my amazing resource. The most interesting and exciting thing for me to contribute to the movie was Ted had this thing about him, this facade, his charm, and the way that he worked with people.

“A lot of people in prison loved him. Cops that knew him seemed to think he was an OK guy. It wasn’t until after he fully admitted to everything that most of the world really believed that Ted was even capable of these things. He pulled the wool over our eyes.”

Bundy is still proving to be popular among women and Netflix bosses have released a statement urging fans who are swooning after watching their newly-released docu-series Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes to look beyond the killer’s looks.

“I’ve seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy’s alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service (Netflix) – almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers,” the message reads.

The series chronicles conversations with Bundy, who ultimately confessed to 30 killings in seven states.

He was executed at Florida State Prison in 1989.

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Tommy Hilfiger to hold next TommyNow show in Paris

Tommy Hilfiger is to hold his next TommyNow fashion show in Paris, France.The American designer launched his brand in 1980 and has since gone on to build up a reputation for his sleek suiting and preppy sportswear, with fans extending across the film a…

Tommy Hilfiger is to hold his next TommyNow fashion show in Paris, France.

The American designer launched his brand in 1980 and has since gone on to build up a reputation for his sleek suiting and preppy sportswear, with fans extending across the film and music industries.

Of late, Hilfiger has adopted a ‘see now, buy now’ business model and unveiled his TommyNow concept lines at spectacles held in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Milan, and he has now confirmed that he will be heading back to Europe for his spring 2019 event, which will include new brand ambassador Zendaya’s debut line.

“TommyNow has become an integral part of our brand story, celebrating our optimistic and inclusive energy with audiences globally,” Hilfiger said in a statement on Tuesday (08Jan19). “For spring 2019, we can think of no better place to premiere the first Tommy x Zendaya collaborative collection than Paris. Our innovative ‘see now, buy now’ experiential show will blend our Americana heritage, Zendaya’s confidence and optimism, and the city’s iconic elements for a truly unforgettable runway event.”

Teasing the next location, a company representative has also posted a short video showing The Greatest Showman actress Zendaya walking in one of Paris’ famed Metro stations while wearing a beige trench coat, blue jeans and brogues.

“Can you guess where #TommyNow will go next?!” the clip was captioned.

A Zendaya x Tommy logo made with a ’60s-inspired font popped at the conclusion of the teaser, potentially indicating the theme of the collection.

The spring 2019 show is scheduled to take place on 2 March. A location has not yet been announced.

Hilfiger dropped his last line in Shanghai in September, with the range including a capsule line created in collaboration with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

Previously, the 67-year-old designer had a fruitful creative relationship with model Gigi Hadid, who unveiled her fourth and final limited-edition line for the company at the Milan show in February 2018.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II taught himself how to swim for Aquaman

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was a little concerned after landing the role of Aquaman’s nemesis in the DC Comics blockbuster – because he didn’t know how to swim. The Greatest Showman star plays the villain Black Manta, opposite Jason Momoa as the movi…

Actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was a little concerned after landing the role of Aquaman’s nemesis in the DC Comics blockbuster – because he didn’t know how to swim.

The Greatest Showman star plays the villain Black Manta, opposite Jason Momoa as the movie’s titular superhero, but he was so anxious about stepping into the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he decided to teach himself a new survival skill before director James Wan started filming.

“I feel like I kinda snuck in (to the Aquaman cast), and I didn’t wanna show up on the first day and be like, ‘So, James, I actually can’t swim,'” he explained on breakfast show Good Morning America.

However, instead of enrolling in lessons with a professional, Yahya turned to the Internet for help.

“I taught myself how to swim off YouTube…,” he said. “Just set up the phone right next to the pool, and make a really big mess!”

Asked if he had a favourite stroke, the actor quipped, “Whatever keeps me alive! It’s not pretty, but I can survive.”

Ironically, Aquaman isn’t his first movie involving water – he also featured in the 2017 Baywatch reboot.

“I keep getting myself in these situations where I did the Baywatch movie, and then Aquaman,” he laughed.

Meanwhile, Yahya reveals he received a few words of wisdom from X-Men star Hugh Jackman about portraying the bad guy while they shot The Greatest Showman.

“He said, ‘You know, playing a villain is the best part, because you get the best lines, you work the least amount of days, and you win all the fights, except for the last one!'” Yahya recalled. “And so I get there on set (to shoot Aquaman), and it actually turns out to hold pretty true. He knows what he’s talking about!”

However, he’s not convinced Black Manta is a real villain: “I’m a nice guy,” he reasoned of his character. “I’m not a villain in the movie; I think I play a good guy!”

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Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin features two new songs

Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie will feature two brand new songs, as well as plenty of classics from the original feature.Mena Massoud, who is playing the titular character in Guy Ritchie’s project, spilled details on the red carpet at the GQ Men of…

Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie will feature two brand new songs, as well as plenty of classics from the original feature.

Mena Massoud, who is playing the titular character in Guy Ritchie’s project, spilled details on the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year party on Thursday (06Dec18), and insisted that cinemagoers are in for a treat when it comes to the music.

“We’ve got all the original music in there, plus a couple of new songs,” he explained to Variety reporter Marc Malkin. “They’re really empowering. I gotta say one is very empowering for women, I think people are going to really, really dig it. The other one is awesome as well. We got the same guys who did La La Land and The Greatest Showman, we’re in good hands.”

Massoud refers to songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, known together as Pasek and Paul, who won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for their La La Land song City of Stars, and received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win for This Is Me from The Greatest Showman.

Aladdin, which is scheduled for a 24 May 2019 release, also stars Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and Will Smith as the beloved Genie. And Mena felt very privileged to share so much screen time with the I Am Legend star.

“It was amazing. (Will’s) one of the most generous, grounded people in the industry,” he gushed. “I’m just so lucky, megastar that he is.”

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Hugh Jackman: ‘I’d love to star in a Greatest Showman sequel’

Hugh Jackman has thrilled fans of his hit movie musical The Greatest Showman by revealing he’d love to portray P.T. Barnum in a sequel. The 2017 film became an unlikely smash all over the world and the movie’s soundtrack has become one of 2018’s bigge…

Hugh Jackman has thrilled fans of his hit movie musical The Greatest Showman by revealing he’d love to portray P.T. Barnum in a sequel.

The 2017 film became an unlikely smash all over the world and the movie’s soundtrack has become one of 2018’s biggest hits, spawning a tribute album featuring Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

And now the film’s star is ready to go again, telling the BBC he’d relish the chance to come back for a sequel.

“If a genuine opportunity came up where it felt like the right thing to do, then yep, I’d get the top hat back out,” he said.

“We have a situation in the business where the company that did it (20th Century Fox) has been sold to Disney, so there are a lot of spinning plates right now. I’m not sure what they would do, but it did take a while to get the first one up, and it’s not to be underestimated how difficult it is to get a musical up and going.

“But it’s clear to me and to everyone that people love these characters. I loved this movie, I loved this character and it was one of the great joys of my life.”

Meanwhile, a Broadway musical version of The Greatest Showman is reportedly in the works with Nicole Scherzinger a front-runner to star, and Jackman will be hitting the road in 2019 for a one-man show, during which he will perform songs he sang in the movie, along with tracks from his film Les Miserables and a collection of Broadway hits.

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Zendaya teams up with Tommy Hilfiger for capsule collection

Zendaya is the latest star Tommy Hilfiger has tapped for a collaboration.The actress has already designed collections for several clothing lines, most recently teaming up with Boohoo to create a 50-piece line of “chic, fashion-forward clothes” called T…

Zendaya is the latest star Tommy Hilfiger has tapped for a collaboration.

The actress has already designed collections for several clothing lines, most recently teaming up with Boohoo to create a 50-piece line of “chic, fashion-forward clothes” called The Zendaya Edit. Now, Zendaya is turning her attention to high fashion, and expanding on her role of Tommy Hilfiger’s latest global women’s ambassador.

The 22-year-old will be featured in the brand’s global integrated campaign beginning in spring 2019, while the Tommy x Zendaya collection will launch in February (19).

“Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes,” she insisted in an interview with WWD. “It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.”

Hilfiger, who previously partnered with supermodel Gigi Hadid and Lewis Hamilton on ranges, decided to join forces with The Greatest Showman star because of her ability “to make bold statements while always staying true to herself”.

“We were thinking about who’s next and she (Zendaya) just checked all the boxes,” he smiled. “She’s a movie star, a musician, a great personality. She really is an advocate of women. She is youthful, she has great, casual style and when you see her on the red carpet, she is magnificent.”

Following the upcoming Tommy Hilfiger fashion show, Zendaya will tour with the collection to a number of international cities. Though it hasn’t been confirmed whether Zendaya will follow model Gigi’s lead and walk the runway during the presentation, the 67-year-old is adamant “she could easily do it, she’s incredibly beautiful and has the right look”.

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