Brie Larson unsuccessfully auditioned for Star Wars and The Hunger Games

Brie Larson confessed she lost out on big roles in film sagas such as Star Wars and The Hunger Games.The Oscar-winning actress made the revelations during her first video on her YouTube channel, as she recalled a friend suggesting she post her old audi…

Brie Larson confessed she lost out on big roles in film sagas such as Star Wars and The Hunger Games.

The Oscar-winning actress made the revelations during her first video on her YouTube channel, as she recalled a friend suggesting she post her old audition videos online.

“I auditioned for Star Wars too… I auditioned for Hunger Games, I auditioned for the Terminator reboot,” Brie explained. “I actually was thinking about the Terminator reboot today because I got a flat tyre and I was like, ‘Oh the last time I got a flat tyre was when I was driving into my audition for Terminator.

“Got a flat tyre at the audition, and then didn’t get the job.”

Brie would likely have been one of many young actresses in Hollywood who were considered for the role of Katniss Everdeen in the hugely successful adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ hit novels, with Jennifer Lawrence eventually landing the highly coveted part.

It was previously reported she was in contention for the role of Sarah Connor in 2015’s Terminator Genisys, but Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke pipped her to the post.

While she didn’t confirm which of the Star Wars movies she auditioned for, fans are speculating Brie was up for the part of Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which ended up going to Daisy Ridley, or Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a part that eventually went to another British actress, Felicity Jones.

Despite losing out on the big blockbuster franchises, the Room star did manage to land the titular superhero role in the hugely successful Captain Marvel, which raked in more than $1.1 billion (£880 million) at the worldwide box office when it was released last year.

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Josh Hutcherson: ‘Filming The Hunger Games was like college’

Josh Hutcherson found that filming The Hunger Games movies was similar to being at college.The 27-year-old played baker’s son Peeta Mellark in each of the four movies in the hit franchise, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, E…

Josh Hutcherson found that filming The Hunger Games movies was similar to being at college.

The 27-year-old played baker’s son Peeta Mellark in each of the four movies in the hit franchise, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Stanley Tucci.

And the actor doesn’t feel like he ever missed out on going to college, as filming The Hunger Games was a similar experience.

“It was like my college,” Josh told Entertainment Weekly. “That was like such a coming-of-age time for me. It was the first time I was away from my family, and on my own.”

He also revealed that if he was offered the role of Peeta now, he would think twice about accepting, as starring in a hugely popular franchise, which has grossed more than $2.9 billion (£2.3 billion) worldwide, wasn’t something wanted to do with his career.

“It was worlds apart from anything I have ever experienced. It’s like a double-edged sword,” he shared. “But when I set out to become an actor at eight, being famous and being recognised was not on my radar. I just wanted to make movies.”

“That naivete followed me until slapped me in the face,” Josh added, noting the worldwide fame that came with starring in the saga. “It made me realise the kind of actor I wanted to be. The idea of doing big, big projects that make you even more well-known doesn’t sound as appetising. If that opportunity came up again, I would have to think about it more.”

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Amandla Stenberg gets TikTok brows

Amandla Stenberg was inspired by a TikTok trend to shave off their eyebrows.The Hate U Give star has been sharing skincare, hair and make-up tips in a beauty tutorial for Vogue. While explaining how experimenting with different hairstyles has kept them…

Amandla Stenberg was inspired by a TikTok trend to shave off their eyebrows.

The Hate U Give star has been sharing skincare, hair and make-up tips in a beauty tutorial for Vogue. While explaining how experimenting with different hairstyles has kept them busy during the Covid-19 lockdown, Amandla revealed they are “loving” a new eyebrow look.

“I just did that thing that everyone is doing now where I shaved off the end of my eyebrows because of godda*n TikTok so I have a different eyebrow shape than usual,” Amandla shared while applying tinted gel to their eyebrow hairs. “But honestly… I’m absolutely loving it.”

Amandla’s brows still appeared well shaped and full, with just a subtle fade at the tips. Vogue reports The Hunger Games star is likely to have been inspired by the ‘fox eye’ trend circulating on social media recently, which has seen beauty fans shave sections of their brows in a bid to look like supermodels Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Amandla made the brow revelation near the end of the tutorial. Earlier in the video the 21-year-old also demonstrated how to create the perfect box braid using curl styling cream and edge control gel, describing the look as “gender neutral, but still femme”.

Amandla went on to share their make-up regime, which can vary from subtle to full on smoky eyes.

“As I’ve gotten older, my relationship with make-up has shifted depending on how I”m feeling in my body, how often I’m having to wear it for work, so many things,” Amandla explained. “I feel like I have a relationship with it now that feels way less about covering up flaws and insecurities around myself, more about just having fun.”

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The Hunger Games prequel movie in the works

A prequel to The Hunger Games movie franchise is in the works. Suzanne Collins’s popular young adult novel trilogy was adapted into four hugely successful films starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson between 2012 and 2015. O…

A prequel to The Hunger Games movie franchise is in the works.

Suzanne Collins’s popular young adult novel trilogy was adapted into four hugely successful films starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson between 2012 and 2015.

Officials at Lionsgate, the studio behind the franchise, announced on Tuesday that they would also be making a movie adaptation of Collins’s upcoming prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which is due to be released on 19 May.

“Suzanne’s new book has been worth the wait. It offers everything fans could hope for and expect from The Hunger Games while also breaking new ground and introducing an entirely new canvas of characters,” said Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, in a statement.

The new novel follows an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who would eventually rise to become the tyrannical ruler of the dystopian nation of Panem, and the central villain of the original Hunger Games series.

Snow, who was portrayed by Donald Sutherland in the franchise, is chosen to be a mentor for 10th annual Hunger Games, for a young girl from District 12, the future home of Lawrence’s heroine Katniss Everdeen.

Collins, who will also serve as an executive producer of the new film, added, “Lionsgate has always been the cinematic home of The Hunger Games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new book.”

The prequel adaptation will serve a reunion for some behind-the-scenes crew. Francis Lawrence – no relation to Jennifer Lawrence – will return to the director’s chair after helming Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1, and Mockingjay – Part 2, while Nina Jacobson, who produced all of the films in the franchise, will produce the latest film, along with her partner Brad Simpson.

Collins will write the film’s treatment and Michael Arndt, who previously helped write Catching Fire, will adapt the screenplay.

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Liam Hemsworth quit vegan diet after health scare

Liam Hemsworth quit veganism last year after a health scare made him rethink his diet. The Hunger Games actor, who switched to a plant-based diet back in 2015, revealed in the new issue of Men’s Health Australia magazine that he transitioned away from…

Liam Hemsworth quit veganism last year after a health scare made him rethink his diet.

The Hunger Games actor, who switched to a plant-based diet back in 2015, revealed in the new issue of Men’s Health Australia magazine that he transitioned away from it for health reasons in 2019.

“The first two years, I felt great… I felt my energy was high. I felt like my body was strong, cardio was high, everything felt really good,” he shared. “February last year I was feeling really low and lethargic and wasn’t feeling good generally. And then I got a kidney stone.”

The kidney stone, known as a calcium oxalate stone, formed due to an excessively high level of oxalate, a chemical compound found in nuts, spinach, legumes, and bran.

Hemsworth had been consuming these foods in vast quantities, with his morning smoothie alone consisting of five handfuls of spinach, almond milk, almond butter, and vegan protein at the time of his hospitalisation.

“That was what I considered super healthy and doing the right thing,” the 30-year-old explained. “I had to completely rethink what I was putting in my body.”

Although the Australian actor’s vegan days are behind him, he was quick to insist that other people may still have a positive experience with the plant-based diet.

“If something works for a period of time, great, keep doing it,” he advised. “If something changes and you’re not feeling great, then you’ve got to reassess it again and then figure it out.”

Following his health scare, Hemsworth completely overhauled his eating plan and even went on a six-month stint of sobriety in an attempt to have “optimal health at all times”.

He also threw himself into exercise, which he credits with “keeping my head level and just staying balanced” following his separation from wife Miley Cyrus.

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Woody Harrelson helped Sadie Sink go vegan

Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink was inspired to adopt a vegan diet after hanging out with clean-eating Woody Harrelson and his family. The 17-year-old chose to give up meat at the age of 13, but it was only after working alongside The Hunger Games …

Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink was inspired to adopt a vegan diet after hanging out with clean-eating Woody Harrelson and his family.

The 17-year-old chose to give up meat at the age of 13, but it was only after working alongside The Hunger Games star in 2017’s The Glass Castle that she decided to ditch all animal products from her plate.

“We did The Glass Castle together and I was already vegetarian, but just kind of being around him and spending time with his family, I was just like, ‘You know what? I could do this,'” she explained on U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live.

Sadie added to Elle.com, “His daughter and I had a three-day sleepover, and the entire time I was with them I felt good about what I was eating, and not like I was missing anything.”

She has since tried to encourage her own loved ones to eat less meat by perfecting her recipe for a butternut squash and spinach lasagna.

“It’s my dad’s favourite thing,” she said.

Woody previously downplayed his influence on his castmate’s eating habits, noting that while he’ll share his insights if he’s asked, he refuses to be the guy who attempts to change his co-stars.

“I don’t find that people come around to my way of thinking,” he told WENN in 2017. “It’s very hard to talk someone out of a burger if they like burgers. I don’t try to do it but if people ask me about dairy I’ll go on a little dissertation, I’ll get on the stump.

“Otherwise I don’t think there’s any value in lecturing someone about what they’re eating even though I watch people who are literally eating themselves into an early grave and I just want to say, ‘You should not be doing that. Don’t put that into your mouth!’

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Jennifer Lawrence has picked out her wedding dress

Jennifer Lawrence has already settled upon a dress for her wedding day. The Hunger Games actress got engaged to art dealer Cooke Maroney in February after a whirlwind romance, and they celebrated their impending nuptials with an engagement party in Ne…

Jennifer Lawrence has already settled upon a dress for her wedding day.

The Hunger Games actress got engaged to art dealer Cooke Maroney in February after a whirlwind romance, and they celebrated their impending nuptials with an engagement party in New York, where they’re based, in May.

She hasn’t revealed when the big day will take place, but during an appearance on the Naked with Catt Sadler podcast, Jennifer explained that she already has some important decisions ticked off her to-do list.

“I’ve been in a good place,” the 28-year-old said. “I haven’t been neurotic about (wedding planning). I’m like too lazy to be neurotic. I saw a dress I liked, and I was like, ‘That’s the dress.’ I saw a venue and I was like, ‘Cool, we got the venue.'”

The Oscar-winning actress, who serves as a brand ambassador for French luxury fashion house Christian Dior, also admitted the only time she had a “bridezilla moment” and broke down in tears was when she changed her mind about having a bachelorette party and discovered a lot of her friends couldn’t come.

“I thought I didn’t want to have a bachelorette party, and then last minute I decided I did,” Jennifer explained. “Then nobody was available because it was last minute. And then I started crying. I was like, ‘I don’t even know why I’m crying. I didn’t know that I wanted a bachelorette party. I guess I just feel pathetic.’ (Cooke) was like, ‘Oh my God, you don’t need to feel pathetic.'”

Jennifer added that she is rescheduling the party with her friends and is preparing to head back to work in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Jennifer Lawrence creates production company

Jennifer Lawrence has launched her own production company. The Hunger Games created Excellent Cadaver with producing partner Justine Polsky and they have now signed a first-look film deal with bosses at Makeready. Lawrence and Polsky will develop mov…

Jennifer Lawrence has launched her own production company.

The Hunger Games created Excellent Cadaver with producing partner Justine Polsky and they have now signed a first-look film deal with bosses at Makeready.

Lawrence and Polsky will develop movie projects together independently or with Makeready’s partners at Universal Pictures and Entertainment One, according to Deadline.

“(Makeready)’s Brad (Weston) and Pam (Abdy) are visionary producers with incredible taste and a history of supporting diverse and compelling storytelling,” a statement from Lawrence and Polsky reads. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Makeready and look forward to this exciting collaboration.”

The actress and Polsky are working together on several upcoming projects, including Burial Rites, a film adaptation of Australian author Hannah Kent’s award-winning 2013 novel. The movie will centre on Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland in 1830. It will be directed by Luca Guadagnino.

They are also collaborating on Bad Blood, in which Jennifer will star as disgraced Theranos blood testing founder Elizabeth Holmes, the woman who skyrocketed to prominence as one of the youngest self-made billionaires ever, only to fall from grace after her biotech company came under investigation. The film will be directed by The Big Short’s Adam McKay.

The 28 year old will also portray socialite Zelda Fitzgerald in Ron Howard’s Zelda, which she will produce with Polsky. Lawrence is also looking to make her directorial debut with Project Delirium, which will centre on American government officials who tested the effects of chemical weapons on soldiers in the 1960s.

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Amandla Stenberg keeps armpits unshaven on red carpet

Amandla Stenberg has defied convention by keeping her armpits unshaven on the red carpet.The actress looked stunning in a plunging black Valentino gown at the London premiere of her latest film, The Hate U Give, forgoing accessories and wearing her hai…

Amandla Stenberg has defied convention by keeping her armpits unshaven on the red carpet.

The actress looked stunning in a plunging black Valentino gown at the London premiere of her latest film, The Hate U Give, forgoing accessories and wearing her hair in a braided bob hairstyle.

Teaming the outfit with a sultry smokey eye and natural nude lip, Amandla drew attention to her hairy pits when she posted pictures from the event to her Instagram account on Sunday (21Oct18).

“#drama #armpit,” the 19-year-old captioned two images of herself from the night.

Though some Instagram users were not supportive of her decision, Amandla received plenty of her praise from her fan base, with many complimenting her look and decision to move away from traditional beauty norms.

“Love it when the young women of Hollywood aren’t afraid to be themselves and make a statement despite being in the limelight and constantly criticised and picked at…shows you’re above all the negativity,” one user commented.

The Valentino dress marked a new look for The Hunger Games star, who has previously sported eye-catching statement pieces, such as the red Calvin Klein oversized pantsuit she wore to the Met Gala in 2016, and the striped Thom Browne shirt and trouser combination she donned at the 2018 Black Girls Rock! ceremony in August.

In an interview with Glamour U.S., Amandla admitted it was hard not to love dressing up due to the career path she’d decided to take.

“(Fashion) is just an inherent part of my job. It’s something that I love,” she smiled, adding that she was adamant to stay true to her beliefs through her clothing. “I am learning how to integrate. I want to express myself as authentically as I can.”

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Jennifer Lawrence promotes women’s empowerment with new Dior campaign

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest campaign for Dior offers a celebration of women’s empowerment inspired by female horse riders in Mexico. The actress, who has been a spokesmodel for the luxury brand since 2013, fronts the latest promo for the fashion ho…

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest campaign for Dior offers a celebration of women’s empowerment inspired by female horse riders in Mexico.

The actress, who has been a spokesmodel for the luxury brand since 2013, fronts the latest promo for the fashion house, which was unveiled in a series of stunning images on Wednesday (03Oct18).

In the photos, the 28 year old poses in the wilderness alongside a black stallion and sports a variety of dresses, petticoats and a leather corset.

Shot by Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen, the concept was inspired by Mexican horsewomen, known as Escaramuzas, and aims to capture the “embodiment of liberated femininity”. In one of the shots, Lawrence carries a Dior Book Tote bag with her name embroidered on it.

This is The Hunger Games star’s second Dior campaign in as many months – she served as the face of Dior’s scent Joy last month (Sep18) and appeared in a short video, directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, as part of its promotion.

“That was my first smell of perfume, so Dior has been in my nostrils since I was a child,” she told Harper’s Bazaar at the time. “It’s so weird that I have my own fragrance now! It’s also fascinating how one note will smell one way, and then when you pair it with another it smells completely different.”

The Oscar-winner previously headlined a handbag campaign in 2013, as well as the ads for Dior Addict Lipstick in 2015.

The new promo comes following her comments expressing frustration with dishonest representations of beauty standards.

“I just like it when everyone’s honest,” she told InStyle magazine. “If you are 20 pounds underweight and talk about eating pizza and fried chicken all the time, that’s not going to make people feel good about themselves.”

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