Reese Witherspoon never wanted to exploit her sexuality in photoshoots

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way. Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the…

Reese Witherspoon has never posed for sexy photoshoots because she doesn’t want people to think of her in that way.

Throughout her career, the Big Little Lies star has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and posed for many photoshoots, but the pictures never have a smouldering or sexy edge, and in an interview with Vanity Fair, she explained that was a deliberate decision.

“I always had a thing about exploiting sexuality. When I came up in the business, there were all these men’s magazines we were told to cater to. I was never in Maxim. I was never picked as a GQ girl, and I’m O.K. with that because that’s not how I wanted to be viewed. That’s not how I see myself,” she explained.

The 43-year-old shared that she wanted to place more importance on her acting and comedic talents than on her appearance because she can keep working once ageing sets in.

“I always say, ‘Funny doesn’t sag.’ I always just wanted to be funny, you know? And you can’t be rendered obsolete if you just keep being funny,” Reese continued. “Guess what gets rendered obsolete? Your boobs go south, your face goes south, your a*s goes south, but you can always be funny. And those are my idols, my heroes – Goldie (Hawn), Holly Hunter, Diane Keaton, Nancy Meyers – smart and funny.”

However, the mother-of-three insisted women should be allowed to display their sexuality if they want to.

“It’s complex. It’s not how I grew up. I grew up thinking you dress the way you want to be treated. But things are changing,” she added.

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Ana de Armas thrilled to play Marilyn Monroe in ‘groundbreaking’ film

Ana de Armas has described her upcoming performance as Marilyn Monroe in biopic Blonde as “groundbreaking”.The Cuban actress will appear as the Hollywood icon in the Andrew Dominik-directed flick, and accordingly, she can’t believe her luck at being ca…

Ana de Armas has described her upcoming performance as Marilyn Monroe in biopic Blonde as “groundbreaking”.

The Cuban actress will appear as the Hollywood icon in the Andrew Dominik-directed flick, and accordingly, she can’t believe her luck at being cast in the role.

“I only had to audition for Marilyn once and Andrew said, ‘It’s you,’ but I had to audition for everyone else. The producers. The money people. I always have people I needed to convince. But I knew I could do it. Playing Marilyn was groundbreaking. A Cuban playing Marilyn Monroe. I wanted it so badly,” she told Vanity Fair. “I have never worked more closely with a director than I worked with Andrew. Yes, I have had collaborative relationships, but to get phone calls at midnight because he has an idea and he can’t sleep and all of a sudden you can’t sleep for the same reason.”

Ana grew up in Havana and only learned to speak English a few years ago – mastering the language in just four months.

“People ask, ‘How did you learn English so quickly?’ I’m like, ‘Because my life depended on it’,” the 31-year-old explained.

She’s since gone on to land roles in thriller Deep Water alongside Ben Affleck, The Night Clerk with Helen Hunt, and will appear alongside Daniel Craig’s James Bond in No Time to Die. But Ana insisted her success is all down to hard work.

“I’ve never had an agenda. All I want to do is work,” she added. “All I want to do is get something challenging and prove to myself that I can do it.”

Blonde, also starring Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale, is due to be released later this year.

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Robert Pattinson afraid of getting injured while filming The Batman

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in a…

Robert Pattinson is afraid of getting injured while playing the iconic superhero in The Batman.

The British actor was cast as DC Comics’ Caped Crusader last summer, and he told Vanity Fair that since then, he’s been overhauling his fitness regime in an effort to keep in the best shape possible.

“I’m doing Batman next year, and really it’s such a physical part that, more than anything, I’m afraid of getting injured, so I kind of need to be consistent with the working out. I have a trainer, who I really love, in London,” he shared, adding that he needs someone to watch over him to makes sure he does the workouts properly.

“If someone’s not watching over you, it’s so easy to work out in a really undisciplined way. I’ve given myself crazy tennis elbow just from being idiotic when you’re trying to lift too-heavy weights,” The Lighthouse star joked.

Pattinson is a big fan of easy exercises, and said that a quick workout in his hotel room can have the same results as a full gym session.

“I think simple stuff works the best. If you’re in hotel rooms all the time, planking is such an incredible thing to do. It’s really meditative as well. You don’t have to think about. It’s difficult to do it wrong, and the results are pretty incredible,” he explained.

However, he confessed that it takes him a while to get the motivation to start exercise, and likes to double down on his efforts closer to the beginning of filming.

“I think I have a similar thing to most people where I’ll dread working out,” he stated. “But in general, just before a job, it’s almost always a question of leaning down really quickly. So I’ll wait till the last possible minute, and then do (an) extreme lean-down in two weeks.”

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Laura Dern recycles 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for Oscars after-party

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the…

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.

The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the ceremony, headed to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars bash wearing the stunning black gown.

The dress, which featured daring cutouts on the chest, was paired with a pink blazer draped across her shoulders as she hit the red carpet carrying her gold statuette.

Representatives for Giorgio Armani revealed on Instagram that the dress was custom-made for Dern back in 1990.

“Academy Award winner as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laura Dern attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a vintage #GiorgioArmani gown which had been originally custom made for the actress in 1990,” the official Instagram page for the Italian fashion house shared in a post, alongside a snap of Dern wearing the gown for the third time.

The timeless piece made its debut back in 1995, when Dern attended the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala with then-boyfriend Jeff Goldblum to honour Whoopi Goldberg. She simply accessorised the dress with a black velvet shawl and pinned her hair up with a chic barrette.

In 2013, she rocked the Armani Prive gown once again at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, and chose to complement the classic black dress with a chunky gold bracelet and drop earrings.

And Dern wasn’t the only Hollywood star to make a sustainable fashion choice for the 2020 Oscars.

Jane Fonda recycled the red Eli Saab gown that she originally wore to the 2014 Oscars, while Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix wore the same Stella McCartney suit that he vowed to wear to every ceremony this awards season.

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Blake Lively used her children ‘as weights’ during early morning workouts

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while…

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.

The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while training for the new action-thriller during an interview with Vanity Fair. Blake shared that she woke up at sunrise and began the day by making breakfast and hanging out with her girls before heading to set.

“On an average day on set, I probably woke up at 5am, but mostly because I was doing mama duty with my girls,” she shared. “Have breakfast with them, hang out with them, work out with them. ‘Cause I didn’t want to wake up any earlier. I’m not Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I had to just get some sleep.

“I would sort of use them as weights. Instead of wearing a weight vest, I got to wear my children!”

The 32-year-old would then rush to work, before getting home around 9pm to put her eldest daughters, James and Inez, to bed.

However, the Gossip Girl star confessed that after a long day filming, she usually ended up falling asleep in their bedrooms before being woken up by husband Ryan.

“My kids, they don’t ever go to sleep, honestly. We gotta invent something,” Blake joked. “My kids had, like, a pack-and-play – almost like a crib – and I would crawl in there and sing them to sleep, and usually I’d fall asleep in there. Almost every single night I’d fall asleep in there.

“(Ryan) would usually come in and be like, ‘Hey, you’re safe now. You can come to bed.'”

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Jude Law explains his skin colour change in The Holiday

Jude Law has finally explained why his character’s skin colour changes in The Holiday.In the Christmas movie, the British actor plays widowed father-of-two Graham, who romances Cameron Diaz’s character, workaholic business executive Amanda, after she d…

Jude Law has finally explained why his character’s skin colour changes in The Holiday.

In the Christmas movie, the British actor plays widowed father-of-two Graham, who romances Cameron Diaz’s character, workaholic business executive Amanda, after she does a house swap with Graham’s sister Iris, played by Kate Winslet.

Eagle-eyed fans of the much-loved festive movie have long speculated why Jude’s skin colour changes dramatically over the duration of the 2006 film, switching from pale to a deep suntan during several scenes, despite his character living in the snowy countryside of Surrey, England.

The 47-year-old has now explained the reason to Vanity Fair, revealing that they shot the film’s exterior scenes in the U.K., but then moved to Los Angeles to film the interior scenes.

However, director Nancy Meyers took more than five weeks to call Jude to the Hollywood set, meaning that the British actor had over a month in the hot American sun, topping up his tan.

“Nancy has the reputation – well I don’t know if she does anymore, but she has the reputation for taking her time,” he laughed.

“I’m sat in my house waiting for five weeks before they get to me. As you can probably see, if I look at the sun I go very brown very quickly. My father is very dark-skinned. And if you watch that film carefully, when I’m outside in England I’m really white and pasty, and as soon as I go inside I’m like, ‘Hey!’ and I’ve got this suntan,” Jude joked. “No one really notices, but if you watch I darken by about two shades every time I step inside and out.”

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Robert Pattinson hates growing facial hair for movie roles

Robert Pattinson hates growing facial hair for movie roles because he’s “constantly covered” in food.The 33-year-old has undergone several transformations for films including The Lighthouse, The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z, but he reve…

Robert Pattinson hates growing facial hair for movie roles because he’s “constantly covered” in food.

The 33-year-old has undergone several transformations for films including The Lighthouse, The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z, but he revealed that he’s not a fan of facial fuzz.

“I do not understand men who choose to do this to themselves,” Pattinson told Vanity Fair. “The idea of having a moustache as your go-to look for your whole life (means) you’ve got to be out of your mind. It’s like having a stone in your shoe every day.”

And the side effects of having a beard or bushy moustache proved to be too much for the Twilight star.

“You’re constantly sneezing, constantly covered in food. When we were in Nova Scotia, having a moustache definitely (helped you) fit in a little bit more with fishermen; I think you’d get more abuse if you didn’t have one,” he shared. “It definitely does encourage you to have a whole bunch of different facial expressions… I think I was just constantly trying to keep my hairs out of my nostrils.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the British star said he was relieved to be the face of Dior Homme, as it helped balance out all the “weirdos” he plays on the big screen.

“In the last five or six years, I’ve almost exclusively played weirdos,” Pattinson laughed. “It was almost a relief to be like, ‘At least I’ve got Dior coming out, so I don’t look like I’m just completely enveloped by the dark side yet.'”

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Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers inspiration sues over movie likeness

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offe…

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.

Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offer from film executives to sign off on the rights to her life story for the hit drama, claims the 50-year-old based the part of Ramona on her.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the former adult entertainer goes on to accuse officials of defaming her, as Ramona is portrayed as “using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child” – something Barbash insists never happened.

She is now suing bosses at Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions company, seeking $20 million (£15.25 million) for compensation, and another $20 million in punitive damages.

“Defendants did not take caution to protect the rights of Ms. Barbash by creating a fictionalised character, or by creating a composite of characters to render J.Lo’s character a new fictitious one; rather they engaged in a systematic effort to make it well-known that J.Lo was playing Ms. Barbash,” the lawsuit states.

Lopez isn’t named in the lawsuit, but she served as one of the producers of the project, which has earned her critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Representatives for Hustlers have yet to comment on the legal action.

The movie is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015, about a real-life group of exotic dancers who con their wealthy broker clients.

Back in September, Barbash told Vanity Fair she was not impressed with the film and disputed some of the events that were depicted.

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Scarlett Johansson: ‘Nothing was improvised on Marriage Story’

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver didn’t improvise any of their dialogue in Marriage Story because director Noah Baumbach was specific about sticking to the script.In the new drama, the Avengers star and Star Wars actor play an estranged couple goin…

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver didn’t improvise any of their dialogue in Marriage Story because director Noah Baumbach was specific about sticking to the script.

In the new drama, the Avengers star and Star Wars actor play an estranged couple going through a cross-country divorce process while trying to juggle parenting duties.

There are many scenes in which they have arguments and discussions that feel so realistic many people have assumed they were improvised, but Scarlett has now revealed that it was all in the script in the first place.

“What surprises a lot of people about that film is that every single hesitation, every unfinished sentence, every moment where an actor talks, all of that stuff is scripted,” she told Vanity Fair magazine. “It’s just so well written. Every single thing that comes out of our mouths is totally scripted, and nothing is improvised. No hesitation. No ‘If….’ No ‘But….’ It’s all completely scripted, and Noah is so specific about it.”

The director approached the 35-year-old about starring in his divorce drama before he had even written the script and he created the character with her in mind.

Although she was saying his lines, he felt like it could have been Scarlett’s movie as she made it feel so personal.

“You want actors who are there to bring truth to the scenes, and only they can do it at the moment – she’s amazing at it,” Noah praised. “I mean, everything is right there… I feel like I’m watching her movie a lot of times because it feels so personal, what she’s doing, even though they’re my lines.”

Marriage Story, which also stars Laura Dern and Ray Liotta, is now streaming on Netflix.

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Scarlett Johansson: ‘I handled transgender role controversy badly’

Scarlett Johansson regrets the way she handled the drama surrounding her casting in Rupert Sanders’ film Rub & Tug.The Avengers actress accepted the role as transgender gangster Dante ‘Tex’ Gill but subsequently stepped away from the project after she …

Scarlett Johansson regrets the way she handled the drama surrounding her casting in Rupert Sanders’ film Rub & Tug.

The Avengers actress accepted the role as transgender gangster Dante ‘Tex’ Gill but subsequently stepped away from the project after she was criticised for taking the part from a real transgender actor.

Johansson originally responded to the backlash by defending her casting and pointing to other cisgender actors, like Jared Leto, Felicity Huffman, and Jeffrey Tambor, who have played trans characters on film and TV, but in a new cover interview with Vanity Fair magazine, she admitted her handling of the controversy was a mistake.

“In hindsight, I mishandled that situation,” she said. “I was not sensitive, my initial reaction to it. I wasn’t totally aware of how the trans community felt about those three actors playing – and how they felt in general about cis actors playing – transgender people. I wasn’t aware of that conversation. I was uneducated.

“I learned a lot through that process. I misjudged that. It was a hard time. It was like a whirlwind. I felt terribly about it. To feel like you’re kind of tone-deaf to something is not a good feeling.”

Johansson quit Sanders’ film in July, 2018, telling Out Magazine, “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realise it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues.”

It wasn’t the first time Johansson and Sanders caused a stir with a casting decision – they were accused of whitewashing 2017’s Ghost in the Shell, a film in which she tackled a role originally created as an Asian character.

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