Eddie Murphy couldn’t wait to kick off his shoes after shooting Dolemite Is My Name because the platform heels he had to wear left his feet “throbbing”.The comedy icon plays Dolemite star Rudy Ray Moore in Craig Brewer’s biopic, and getting the ’70s wa…
Eddie Murphy couldn’t wait to kick off his shoes after shooting Dolemite Is My Name because the platform heels he had to wear left his feet “throbbing”.
The comedy icon plays Dolemite star Rudy Ray Moore in Craig Brewer’s biopic, and getting the ’70s wardrobe just right was key to pulling off the performance because the late funnyman was known for his extreme fashion sense – although Murphy didn’t love the footwear.
“The costuming gave the character a pulse. Except the shoes. Those platform shoes, it was more like a throbbing feeling,” the 58-year-old told W Magazine. “When you’re in your 50s and you put on platform shoes, your feet are saying, ‘Take these off me.'”
However, Murphy learned to ignore the pain during filming because he wanted to do Moore justice with his movie portrayal, having admired the man since he was a teen.
“The first time I saw Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite, I was 15 years old,” he recalled. “My brother told me to see it, and we thought it was crazy and funny and, ‘What is this?’ That’s the universal response to Dolemite.”
The Netflix project has since won Murphy critical acclaim, earning him a Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination at the recent Golden Globes, where the movie was also shortlisted for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
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Charlize Theron needed medical treatment after lowering her voice to play Megyn Kelly in Bombshell proved to be “very stressful” on her vocal cords.The critically-acclaimed drama chronicles the real-life female Fox News employees who exposed the sexual…
Charlize Theron needed medical treatment after lowering her voice to play Megyn Kelly in Bombshell proved to be “very stressful” on her vocal cords.
The critically-acclaimed drama chronicles the real-life female Fox News employees who exposed the sexual harassment of CEO Roger Ailes back in 2016, and stars Charlize as the former Fox News reporter.
However, the 44-year-old was so determined to nail her portrayal of Megyn, she was willing to risk her health to get the sound just right.
“It was very stressful on my vocal cords to do Megyn Kelly’s voice in Bombshell,” the Oscar-winning actress told W Magazine for their Best Performances 2020 issue.
“Megyn has a very deep register, and I started having a really hard time. I ended up having to go see a specialist. Poor me,” Charlize quipped.
She also explained that she was more than happy to wear unfashionable nude-coloured tights to play the controversial Fox News reporter, after being told to do so by a fellow Oscar winner.
“Colleen Atwood, our costume designer, has won four Academy Awards, so when she tells me to put the nude hose on, I put the nude hose on,” she laughed.
The South Africa-born star’s dedication to the role has paid off, and her performance earned her nominations for the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards.
Charlize, who also produced the movie, is tipped to score her third Oscar nod when the contenders are announced next week.
Bombshell, which also stars Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, is now showing in U.S. cinemas.
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Hailey Bieber is obsessed with moisturising and will never get dressed without applying moisturiser first.The model made the comments during an interview with W magazine, and suggested that she inherited the trait from her mother. “I don’t ever get out…
Hailey Bieber is obsessed with moisturising and will never get dressed without applying moisturiser first.
The model made the comments during an interview with W magazine, and suggested that she inherited the trait from her mother.
“I don’t ever get out of the bath or shower without lathering lotion all over,” she said. “My mum was always super big on moisturising, too.”
Hailey also shared her love of natural skincare, and cited natural oils – such as coconut – as her beauty staples.
“I try to use things that I don’t think are going to be too harmful or fragrance-y,” the 22-year-old reflected. “I prefer natural fragrances because your skin is the biggest organ of your body, so everything you’re putting into your skin is super important.”
The star went on to state that, while she initially hated her mother’s passion for skincare, she has grown to appreciate her efforts, and has now instilled a similarly regimented regime for herself.
In addition to making a conscious effort to wear SPF every day, Hailey revealed that she will also never go to bed without removing her make-up first.
“Every night, it’s a routine. There’s never not been a scenario where I haven’t taken my make-up off before going to sleep,” she mused. “I could have been doing all of the things and I still would have managed to take it off.”
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Danielle Herrington has genuine regrets over trying the thin eyebrow trend as a youngster.The model rose to fame after landing the 2018 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and has since gone on to work for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and …
Danielle Herrington has genuine regrets over trying the thin eyebrow trend as a youngster.
The model rose to fame after landing the 2018 cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and has since gone on to work for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Philipp Plein.
While Danielle always looks picture-perfect when she steps out on the red carpet, she has now shared that she’s had her own beauty missteps over the years.
“Probably the thin eyebrow look (was my biggest beauty error),” she told W magazine. “When I was younger, I always wanted to do what my older cousin did, and she would always go and get her eyebrows waxed. So, I did the same, and now that I look back at old photos, it was a huge mistake!”
As a model, Danielle is used to experimenting with all sorts of cosmetics, and has figured out some key tricks along the way. She never travels without an eyelash curler in her beauty kit, as well as her go-to concealer.
“Naturally, I have dark circles around my eyes, so I’ve learned to put a peachy colour on before I put concealer to cancel out those dark circles. I learned this from working with amazing make-up artist, Carolina Gonzales,” the 25-year-old commented.
Among her favourite beauty products are Fenty Beauty’s MatchStix lipstick in Truffle, Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Daily Peel and SK-II’s Facial Treatment mask.
And when it comes to her beauty icons, there’s one Oscar-winning actress that is always at the top of her list.
“Halle Berry; she’s flawless and literally hasn’t aged!” she smiled.
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Timothee Chalamet worried his mum with his weight loss for Beautiful Boy. The young actor shed 18 pounds (8.1 kilograms) for his role as drug addict Nic Sheff in the film and admits his skinny frame freaked out his family members. “My mum was worried…
Timothee Chalamet worried his mum with his weight loss for Beautiful Boy.
The young actor shed 18 pounds (8.1 kilograms) for his role as drug addict Nic Sheff in the film and admits his skinny frame freaked out his family members.
“My mum was worried!” he tells W Magazine. “First, I’m in a movie where I was having sex with a peach (Call Me By Your Name), and then it was like, ‘I got another movie!’ She said, ‘Great!’ And then I had to tell her what it was about.”
Beautiful Boy is based on Sheff’s acclaimed book about his battles with drug abuse and his relationship with his father.
Chalamet reveals he researched drug use and abuse before auditioning for the part in the hope he would land the role.
“It was a script they’d been trying to get made for 10 years,” he adds. “Every guy actor my age had gone up for it. I’ve been lucky, but a lot of the bigger Hollywood movies like Spider-Man, things like that, I didn’t get. So, for Beautiful Boy, I did a lot of research and read about drugs, and I brought the books to my first meeting with the director.
“I could see in his eyes that he was thinking, ‘This kid is nuts!’ But I felt this movie – the subject of drug addiction – was so important. I wanted to make an anti-glorification-of-drugs movie. And I think we did.”
Timothee met Sheff a week before he started shooting and the get together made him realise anyone can become an addict: “There was nothing about Nic that fit my stereotype of an addict,” the actor says. “That was the learning grace of this movie – Nic is alive and well, but the reality is, it’s a day at a time. You never really beat it.”
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Nina Agdal is choosing her projects very carefully after exposing her experience with body shaming.The Danish model, who has posed for Victoria’s Secret and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, hit headlines last month (Jan18) after posting an ope…
Nina Agdal is choosing her projects very carefully after exposing her experience with body shaming.
The Danish model, who has posed for Victoria’s Secret and in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, hit headlines last month (Jan18) after posting an open letter online, in which she took aim at editors of an unnamed publication for scrapping plans to feature her on their latest cover because her look “deviated” from her portfolio pictures.
Nina won praise from followers on social media for sharing her story, and has now explained that she will try her best to promote body positivity through her upcoming fashion gigs.
“I’m being very selective with what I’m doing right now because this is very important to me. I’m not trying to jump into whatever job jumps up… I just support people that truly believe that all women are beautiful,” she told W magazine. “Obviously I want to continue modelling, but it is just going to be a different direction where I can speak my own story, too, and not just be a face.”
In her original message posted on Instagram, Nina uploaded the apparently unused image from the photoshoot, and added in the caption that her agent received “an unapologetic email” announcing the cover’s cancellation because it “‘did not reflect well on my talent” and “did not fit their market” – even though she has always been open about her athletic build and healthy curves.
The post has now received over 130,000 likes, and while she was concerned about the reaction to the expose at first, Nina is pleased that she went ahead and spoke out.
“I texted my best friends, and I was on my couch crying. I was freaking out. For 30 minutes I just sat on my couch and cried. It felt like a relief to me, to finally say something this real,” the 25-year-old explained of her emotions when she first hit publish on the post. “Instagram is a perception game. It is not f**king reality. So to finally publish something that meant something to me, from me, definitely made me feel super emotional and vulnerable. But I felt happy. I am so happy I did it.”
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