Bryce Dallas Howard opens up about battle with severe cystic acne

Bryce Dallas Howard has recalled how she suffered from severe cystic acne on the set of 2005 film Manderlay.In an interview with The Guardian, the Jurassic World actress opened up about working with director Lars von Trier on the drama, which co-starre…

Bryce Dallas Howard has recalled how she suffered from severe cystic acne on the set of 2005 film Manderlay.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Jurassic World actress opened up about working with director Lars von Trier on the drama, which co-starred Willem Dafoe, Danny Glover, and Lauren Bacall. However, Bryce has now shared that taking on the challenging part of Grace Margaret Mulligan took its toll on her physical appearance and health.

“This may be boring or gross or whatever but I turned 23 while I was making that movie and suddenly I had cystic acne. I’m, like: ‘What?'” she shared. “And it wasn’t because I’d been wearing a bunch of make-up. It was because of these feelings and what I was needing to sort out within myself. I was having a lovely time with everyone – genuinely loved it. Cross-country skiing with Lars von Trier: highly recommend it. But despite all that, I had internalised the issues of the film.”

Bryce went on to note that her acne cleared up as soon as she completed work on the project. Yet, she has also struggled with separating her personal emotions from that of the characters she plays in other movies, including 2011 period drama The Help, in which she portrayed Hilly Walters Holbrook.

“When I was doing The Help it was so much fun to be with that group of women and in those friendships; we really felt like family. And I loved getting to do that movie, mostly because my character got what she deserved. But there were a handful of scenes where she was more on top, being quite evil, and I was sick over it. I had this feeling of churning, churning. I thought, ‘What is happening to me? There’s a disruption in my soul right now,'” the 39-year-old remembered. “It was after that movie that I was like, ‘OK. If it seems like the character has all these crazy things to play, it’s going to affect you.’ So now I’m just cautious about the bodies and spirits I inhabit.”

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Victoria Beckham admits super-tight clothing choices were a ‘sign of insecurity’

Victoria Beckham has discussed how her insecurities led her to always wear tight-fitting clothes early on in her career.The 46-year-old designer was on hand to answer questions from fashion students, as part of Graduate Fashion Week, for a new intervie…

Victoria Beckham has discussed how her insecurities led her to always wear tight-fitting clothes early on in her career.

The 46-year-old designer was on hand to answer questions from fashion students, as part of Graduate Fashion Week, for a new interview with The Guardian newspaper.

And when quizzed by one budding designer about her style evolution, Victoria was candid in her response.

“When I was in the Spice Girls there were stylists who dressed the group, but in my personal life, I have never worked with a stylist. I used to wear lots of structured dresses with corsetry, and I do still have some of those dresses, but my personal style has become more relaxed.

“Looking back, I guess it was a sign of insecurity that I would always wear clothes that were very tight, very fitted,” she said, noting that her wardrobe changed as her eponymous fashion label began to take off.

“I know what works on me, what looks good, what makes me feel confident and comfortable. I don’t feel I have anything to prove now in the way I dress,” the mother-of-four shared.

And while the former Spice Girl is enjoying wearing her lockdown wardrobe of casual clothes and trainers while at her family cottage in the English countryside with husband David Beckham and their brood, Victoria confessed she’s missing getting dressed up.

“I’m not quite at the elasticated waistband stage yet – I still want to feel good about myself,” she quipped. “I do miss getting dressed. A nice pub lunch with family and friends, a few glasses of wine. I’m really grateful for the family time, but I’m ready to be a little bit sociable now.”

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Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good movies

Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good, female-focused Hollywood movies.The actress was the leading lady in hit comedies including Private Benjamin, Wildcats, and Overboard during the 1980s, and she thinks that there needs to be more focus on funny w…

Goldie Hawn wants to make more feel-good, female-focused Hollywood movies.

The actress was the leading lady in hit comedies including Private Benjamin, Wildcats, and Overboard during the 1980s, and she thinks that there needs to be more focus on funny women these days.

“(The 80s) were a great period of abandonment, great music, great fun. A lot of the movies that we made then were feel-good movies. They don’t make them much anymore,” Goldie told British newspaper The Guardian. “(They were) very, very, very funny, but they were also really about something. I produced a lot of movies, and I was always interested in the situations that women had to deal with.”

The 74-year-old shared that women were her “obvious focus” in the movies she produced, because she wanted to show that it wasn’t always easy “having power and being female.”

She added: “That’s the way it was. It wasn’t that all men were terrible or that the situation was unbearable. It was a cultural problem.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she opened up about why her career stalled for 15 years once she hit her 50s, and revealed that she made the decision to stop chasing roles.

“I wasn’t going to wait for a phone to ring. And I certainly wasn’t going to continue to produce, because I produced for like 25 years and I didn’t want to do that anymore. I’d done it, I did it, it was done. Great, but now it’s time to move on,” she recalled.

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Alicia Silverstone hurt by Batgirl body-shaming comments

Alicia Silverstone was hurt by the public body-shaming that came with her role as Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin.The Clueless star has confessed that she still hates to think about all the negativity and criticism that she faced as she suited up for …

Alicia Silverstone was hurt by the public body-shaming that came with her role as Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin.

The Clueless star has confessed that she still hates to think about all the negativity and criticism that she faced as she suited up for the star-studded film flop, and said she really struggled with some of the harsh comments made about her body by the media when she was just 21 years old.

“They would make fun of my body when I was younger,” Alicia told British newspaper The Guardian. “It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong. I wasn’t confused. I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape; that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”

The actress played the crime-fighting superhero in the comic book movie alongside George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, and Elle Macpherson.

The 43-year-old previously opened up about being referred to as “Fatgirl” in a 2018 interview with Vanity Fair, revealing the criticism almost made her quit Hollywood.

“It didn’t make me think, ‘Oh yes, I’m going to try really hard to be (what you think I should be),” she told the publication. “My response was, ‘Hell no’. I had no interest in being famous or maintaining any kind of fame. If you told me that acting meant I was going to be called fat and have to do things a certain way, then I was like, ‘F off’.”

Elsewhere in The Guardian interview, Alicia admitted she “stopped loving acting for a very long time”. She vaguely said, “There were working circumstances that were less than favourable in terms of how things went down… And no, I didn’t say ‘f**k you’ and come out like a warrior but I would just walk away and go, OK I know what that is and I’m done, I’m not going near that again.”

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Mark Wahlberg helped ex-felon land Hollywood role after serving time

Mark Wahlberg helped an ex-felon land a role in his movie Spenser Confidential after serving a 16-year prison sentence.During an interview with The Guardian, the actor, 48, confessed he’s not a fan of “cancel culture” – where fans withdraw support from…

Mark Wahlberg helped an ex-felon land a role in his movie Spenser Confidential after serving a 16-year prison sentence.

During an interview with The Guardian, the actor, 48, confessed he’s not a fan of “cancel culture” – where fans withdraw support from a celebrity over a mistake – and revealed how he helped one man break into Hollywood after troubled beginnings.

“Well… I don’t know,” he said, when it was suggested cancel culture stemmed from “morality”. “I think it would be easy to look at it and say that, but having been through it and experienced it, I think it’s a different thing.

“You see the gentleman who just came in here,” he continued, as a man greeted the star while exiting the room. “He just did 16 years in prison. OK? He got out and I put him in the movie. That could have easily been my life. Being in a situation like that and having nothing else – certainly I made a lot of terrible mistakes and I paid for those mistakes dearly.”

Mark, the youngest of nine children in a deprived area of Boston, was bullied by his older brothers, and by the age of 13 was known by police officers for his penchant for cocaine and other substances. He was sentenced to two years in prison for felony assault in the 1980s but he only served 45 days.

He insisted he turned his life around after he “took it upon myself to own up to my mistakes and go against the grain and not be a part of the gang anymore.”

“So I think no, judging a person on what he’s doing and where he’s coming from and all those things, no, I would hope that people would be able to get a second chance in life,” the Daddy’s Home star added.

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Stella McCartney swaps models for animal mascots at fall 20 show

Stella McCartney highlighted animal welfare at her latest fashion show by swapping some of the models for furry mascots.The British designer has been a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability in the industry, having committed to using eco-friendly …

Stella McCartney highlighted animal welfare at her latest fashion show by swapping some of the models for furry mascots.

The British designer has been a trailblazer when it comes to sustainability in the industry, having committed to using eco-friendly and cruelty-free materials in all of her products.

On Monday, McCartney unveiled her fall/winter 2020 collection at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week, with the presentation attracting the likes of Janelle Monae, Shailene Woodley, Caitriona Balfe, Ashley Benson, and Isabelle Huppert – though she stunned the crowd by having people dressed as cows, foxes, alligators, rabbits, and a horse walk the runway alongside the regular models.

“What we try to do here at Stella is to sugarcoat a powerful, meaningful message in a little bit of humour and fun, to make our point in a palatable and digestible way so that people listen,” the 48-year-old commented of the concept to The Guardian. “These animals are the ingredients of everyone else’s fashion shows. We are the only luxury fashion house in the world that isn’t killing animals on the runway. I wanted to make that point, but in a joyous way.”

Elsewhere, McCartney made efforts to reduce environmental impacts by reusing seating, sharing invites digitally, repurposing walls, and planting trees. As for the fashion, the designer took inspiration from the work of Russian-born French artist and illustrator Erte, with some of his archival works used for the first time as fashion prints.

“Erte’s artistic vision is translated into Stella’s aesthetic vocabulary. Featuring a compelling tension created by the feminisation of masculine clothing, sculptural silhouettes, and minimal embellishments are balanced with natural textures,” the show notes read. “True to Stella, the palette includes terrestrial tones of mineral, clay, sand, charcoal, walnut, and navy alongside punches of lilac and ginger.”

Highlights of the range included a dark dress with silver beading on the bodice, cosy coats, and oversized suiting.

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Gisele suffered from panic attacks early in career because she ‘wanted to belong’

Gisele suffered from panic attacks at the start of her career because she desperately wanted to be accepted.The Brazilian beauty candidly opened up about her struggles with anxiety in an interview with Britain’s Observer and revealed that when she firs…

Gisele suffered from panic attacks at the start of her career because she desperately wanted to be accepted.

The Brazilian beauty candidly opened up about her struggles with anxiety in an interview with Britain’s Observer and revealed that when she first started out in the industry, she desperately made an effort to please people.

“I wanted to belong, I wanted people to like me and it was important to me so I would go out of my way to say yes to everybody. I wanted to please everybody. God forbid I would, like, disappoint anyone. And hey, that’s why I got panic attacks,” she said.

Gisele went on to recall a time in 2004 when she realised that she had “hit rock bottom”, despite being one of the most photographed women in the world and in a relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I was eating steak and fries every night. I was drinking a bottle of wine and smoking cigarettes and having a mocha cappuccino for breakfast,” the 39-year-old shared. “That wasn’t so good. It was uppers and downers, it wasn’t drugs, but I couldn’t sleep because I was drinking so much coffee during the day.”

The mother-of-two, who’s now married to American football star Tom Brady, then realised she had to overhaul her lifestyle in order to combat her crippling anxiety, and started meditating.

“When I had a panic attack, I thought I was going to die. I was scared. I couldn’t breathe. And what I realised was that I am creating this for myself: we are creating the lives we are living with our actions and we have a choice,” she explained.

However, she has since caused controversy by slamming the use of anti-depressants and medication to help sufferers of anxiety and panic attacks.

“That’s the problem with today’s society, people want instant gratification,” she fired. “I could have taken a pill, but I decided no.”

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Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a card on Mother’s Day

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her …

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.

The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her friend following the sad news, and in a new tribute piece penned for The Guardian, the French stylist recalled how Lagerfeld would regularly send her flowers and sweet notes.

“You are the proof that one can be both a great stylist and an amazing mother,” she recalled to the publication of the message in one of the cards he sent her.

Roitfeld went on to explain that Lagerfeld was the only person to call her “Madame Roitfeld” and was also the first to get in contact with her after she departed her role as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in January 2011.

“He encouraged me to be original, telling me: ‘Everything you’re doing, you are to be the first to do.’ It was a trait he valued above all else. When I wanted to start my own perfume line, he said: ‘OK, you want to do a perfume, now be the first one to do it. Be the first editor to make a perfume. You have to surprise people, because people are always bored,'” the 65-year-old recalled.

Roitfeld labelled Lagerfeld as her “rock” and noted that the designer was a “very faithful” person. She was always impressed by his attention to detail and politeness on set too.

“He is always in my thoughts, so present that I still catch myself using the present tense when I talk about him today,” she concluded.

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Harry Styles liberated by his new androgynous style

Harry Styles has found embracing androgynous fashion to be very liberating.In recent years, the Adore You hitmaker has built up a reputation for sporting bold outfits, including sheer shirts, colourful Gucci shirts, and fun accessories. Yet, in a new …

Harry Styles has found embracing androgynous fashion to be very liberating.

In recent years, the Adore You hitmaker has built up a reputation for sporting bold outfits, including sheer shirts, colourful Gucci shirts, and fun accessories.

Yet, in a new interview with The Guardian, Harry explained that while he is very excited to be experimenting with clothes, his outfits aren’t references to his sexuality.

“Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No,” he told the publication. “I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool.”

And Harry confessed he has finally become comfortable enough in his own skin to express himself through fashion.

“A part of it was having, like, a big moment of self-reflection. And self-acceptance. I think it’s a very free, and freeing, time. I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me,” the 25-year-old noted.

The former One Direction singer also shared his views on gender in fashion and said he doesn’t mind if he wears clothes that were designed for women.

“What women wear. What men wear. For me, it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though,'” he stated. “I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.”

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Jane Seymour: ‘Not every designer will dress someone my age’

Jane Seymour has claimed certain fashion designers are hesitant to dress older women.The actress rose to fame as Bond girl Solitaire in the 1973 flick Live and Let Die, and has become a red carpet staple, regularly stepping out in designer gowns from t…

Jane Seymour has claimed certain fashion designers are hesitant to dress older women.

The actress rose to fame as Bond girl Solitaire in the 1973 flick Live and Let Die, and has become a red carpet staple, regularly stepping out in designer gowns from the likes of Versace, Escada, and Nolan Miller.

However, Seymour recently told The Guardian that borrowing looks is becoming increasingly difficult as she gets older.

“I was never paid by a designer to wear anything, although nowadays not every designer will dress someone my age,” the 68-year-old said, before sharing her own thrifty tip. “I don’t care whether re-wearing clothes is acceptable or not – if I’m feeling the dress and the occasion, and if it fits, then I’ll wear it again.”

Despite the occasional rejection, Seymour doesn’t have to worry about where her next look will come from, as she became accustomed to designing her own garments early in her career.

“When I was younger I didn’t have any money so I’d buy good fabric from Liberty – the offcuts that nobody wanted – or I’d go to vintage stores, bring-and-buy sales or church sales, and turn them into outfits for myself,” she confessed.

But that DIY approach was short-lived, as the star soon became pals with late fashion designer Gianni Versace, who used to lend her clothes he made for his sister, Donatella – including the beaded catsuit she wore to the 1991 Emmys – as the two wore the same size.

“Looking back, I can’t believe I wore it,” the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman actress said of the daring ensemble.

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