Lily-Rose Depp enjoyed ‘diving into the research’ for The King

Lily-Rose Depp had fun “diving into the research” for her character in The King.In David Michod’s historical drama, the French-American actress plays Catherine of Valois, a princess forced to marry Britain’s King Henry V after he has conquered …

Lily-Rose Depp had fun “diving into the research” for her character in The King.

In David Michod’s historical drama, the French-American actress plays Catherine of Valois, a princess forced to marry Britain’s King Henry V after he has conquered her country.

The 20-year-old, the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, took on the role because she found the historical figure so fascinating.

“I didn’t know much about Catherine before starting, but I had fun diving into the research,” she told Vogue. “We even had historians on set who could answer questions. Catherine really has a voice and she came from a family of strong women.

“They were powerful, especially for that time period, and I think it was evident from the writing how much respect Joel (Edgerton) and David (Michod) had for Catherine. The women in The King are the voices of reason, the only ones untouched by the greed and thirst for power that consumes the men.”

In The King, Depp stars alongside rumoured boyfriend Timothee Chalamet and Robert Pattinson, who adopts a French accent to play her brother, the Dauphin of France.

Despite their familial connection, Depp and Pattinson didn’t get to work together and she didn’t have an opportunity to give him notes on his French accent.

“I asked him at one point when I saw him, I said: ‘Let’s hear the accent, Rob! We need to make sure these two are on the same family page.’ And he didn’t show me the accent!” the star laughed. “But, honestly, I thought he was great. He’s the perfect foil for the king, and pushes all of his buttons. You need that kind of comedic relief by that point in the film.”

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Timothee Chalamet rocks sequinned hoodie at The King premiere

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night. The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpe…

Timothee Chalamet sported a high-fashion sequinned hoodie at the London Film Festival premiere of his movie The King on Thursday night.

The Call Me by Your Name actor has become known for shunning the classic plain suit, the traditional male red carpet attire, in favour of bold, interesting and experimental looks since he rose to fame in 2017.

And the 23-year-old didn’t disappoint as he hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday night wearing a black sparkly hoodie from Louis Vuitton teamed with plain black trousers from the French fashion house and patent black combat boots.

According to Vogue, the hoodie was embroidered with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals and 15,000 sequins and took more than 30 hours to make.

Before taking to the red carpet, the Lady Bird star showed a close-up of the cuff of the hoodie which was embroidered with the words “Treat people with kindness.”

Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh, who often likes to mix luxury with sportswear, shared a snap of Timothee and his ensemble on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Texts with @tchalamet about red carpet looks turn into rare Louis Vuitton hoodies from the men’s atelier quick.”

In the comments, the actor replied, THANK YOOOOU MR. ABLOH !!!!!!” and designer Marc Jacobs gave his seal of approval by writing, “He’s the coolest. Dope hoodie dreams. So here for it!” with fire emojis.

Timothee previously teamed up with the designer on another headline-grabbing look – the sequinned harness he wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year.

However, during a subsequent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he clarified that the bedazzled creation was actually a bib.

“I thought it was a bib! They told me it was a bib,” he said. “I had a friend send me a thing that, like, sex-dungeon culture is a thing where you wear harnesses… I didn’t do it for that reason.”

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Timothee Chalamet: ‘I’ve still got a lot to learn as an actor’

Timothee Chalamet feels he still has a lot to learn as an actor, despite already having received an Oscar nomination. The 23-year-old actor, who bagged an Academy Award nod for his role as a teenager coming to terms with his sexuality in Call Me By Yo…

Timothee Chalamet feels he still has a lot to learn as an actor, despite already having received an Oscar nomination.

The 23-year-old actor, who bagged an Academy Award nod for his role as a teenager coming to terms with his sexuality in Call Me By Your Name, stars as the lead, English King Henry V, in David Michod’s new historical epic The King.

Promoting the film at the Venice International Film Festival on Monday, Timothee said that he is still learning his craft despite being one of Hollywood’s hottest properties.

“I feel that I’m really still learning, and I’m trying to chase whatever is the best version of an actor that I can be,” he explained, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In particular, he said he learned a lot from his co-stars Joel Edgerton and Sean Harris, who play Henry V’s wayward mentor Falstaff and Lord Chief-Justice, William, respectively.

“There are things you learn and you could note to people,” he gushed. “And there are things you learn that just drift into the subconscious. These are two visceral actors. I’ve learned from everyone, but I’ve had particularly educational experiences with them.”

Edgerton also revealed that shooting the film, which is based on several William Shakespeare plays, in England and Hungary, was often a struggle.

“I just remember sitting there thinking, I’m glad David’s directing this and not me,” he said. “I thought one day I was going to drown in the mud. And then one day I was fighting, and I realised I had mud all over my entire face.”

The King debuts in cinemas on 11 October ahead of a Netflix release in November.

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Filmmaker hoping to follow up Elvis Presley car movie with Asian road trip

Moviemaker Eugene Jarecki is considering a tour of Asia in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce after filming The King from the driver’s seat of the motor. In the film, which opens this summer (18), Jarecki tours across America chatting to backseat guests like…

Moviemaker Eugene Jarecki is considering a tour of Asia in Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce after filming The King from the driver’s seat of the motor.

In the film, which opens this summer (18), Jarecki tours across America chatting to backseat guests like Alec Baldwin and Ethan Hawke about Elvis’ impact on culture, and he had such a good time, he’s now considering an offer to take the car to the Far East and make a similar movie with local celebrities and fans.

“We’re holding onto the car because we kind of want to give it back to the world at the right moment,” he tells WENN. “In Asia, they’re talking about me doing a tour in the car in Japan and Korea with some leading celebrities over there, which would be kind of wonderful and fascinating.”

But Eugene hopes the motor is better behaved than it was when he was making The King.

“The car broke down 25 times!” he smiles. “The strange thing about the car is it only performs badly in cushy country club conditions… We drove through Death Valley and it purred right through at 112 degrees! We drove it over the Rockies. It didn’t even have (tyre) chains on it and we were sliding all over the place. Wonderful!”

The director picked up the car as a movie rental after learning it was up for auction following years as a museum exhibit in the United Arab Emirates.

“A wonderful young guy on my staff found out Elvis’ antiquated old jet and his car were simultaneously up for auction,” he adds. “We thought, ‘Isn’t it interesting to watch beautiful Elvis being commodified by ugly cut-throat capitalism? What’s a guy like him doing in a machine like this?’ That had been why I went to look at the car.

“It wasn’t in great shape, so we bought it and restored it before touching the road with it.”

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Netflix taps Timothee Chalamet for royal role

Timothee Chalamet has landed a regal new role in upcoming Netflix movie The King.The 22-year-old has been professionally acting for 10 years but was launched to superstardom in January 2017 after the critically acclaimed drama Call Me By Your Name prem…

Timothee Chalamet has landed a regal new role in upcoming Netflix movie The King.

The 22-year-old has been professionally acting for 10 years but was launched to superstardom in January 2017 after the critically acclaimed drama Call Me By Your Name premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The coming-of-age drama, about a 17-year-old boy who embarks on his first gay relationship, earned Timothee a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and it seems bosses at Netflix are keen to tap into the rising star’s talent.

In The King, Timothee will play the young Henry V, reports Deadline. The website adds: “After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering.”

War Machine director David Michod is helming the flick, and he also co-wrote the script, with Joel Edgerton.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company is making The King, with Brad producing alongside colleagues Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as well as Joel and David.

Shooting is expected to start in June.

Timothee recently told Frank Ocean in an interview for V Man that he was beefing up for a new role, though didn’t say if it was The King.

“The project I’m jumping into is exactly that. I’m going to put on 25 pounds—I’m like a skinny little s**t right now,” he laughed.

The young actor will battle it out with three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, British star Daniel Kaluuya, Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman for the Best Actor gong at the 2018 Oscars on 4 March.

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