Diane Kruger


“I was 15 years old when I moved out of Germany to work in Paris and I didn’t start acting until I was in my twenties and that was in French films…”


CANNES – It’s taken her 15 years, but Diane Kruger has finally made a German film. She’s played
German characters before – in Unknown opposite Liam Neeson and in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious
Basterds – but she’s never had to play in a German language film where she gets to work in her native
language. It turned out to be a case of better late than never, however, when Kruger collected the best
actress prize at the recent Cannes Film Festival for her stunning performance in German director Fatih
Akin’s IN THE FADE (Aus dem Nichts). So what took Diane so long?


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Sofia Boutella


“It was difficult at first but then I grew to love French culture and start to get involved in gymnastics and dance.”


LAS VEGAS – Sofia Boutella has fast-tracked to fame over the last few years.  First came Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and before she upped the ante with a key role in Star Trek: Beyond.  This summer sees her explode onto the screen again playing the title role in THE MUMMY opposite Tom Cruise and then in ATOMIC BLONDE with Charlize Theron.  With her striking features, sculpted physique, and exotic accent, Boutella is currently attracting massive attention from the major studios and she’s glad to have had the chance to work with some of the biggest stars in the business.


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Jon Hamm


“There becomes this assumption of, ‘oh this is a reflection of who you are.’ And Don and I, we’re opposed in most ways.” Baby Driver.


It’s nearly two years since the hit AMC series came to a finish and since then, Hamm has been tackling a range of diverse role far from the stilted remit of Draper.

There was his turn as Reagan’s hired assassin in Netflix’ Wet Hot Summer, a masquerading spy in Keeping up with the Joneses – and his newest role as a devious armed robber in Edgar Wright’s hotly anticipated heist thriller, Baby Driver, where one of the nicest men in Hollywood gets to finally play…the bad guy. Which is range in itself for Hamm, who has admirably clung on to his amiable, laid back nature.

Despite becoming on the most lusted after actors in Tinseltown, the 46 year-old Missourian regularly scoffs at his superstar and sex symbol status and claims each new job will be his last.


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James McEvoy


“I just wanted to be a movie where I could rock, and I say rock with emphasis, a sweater vest with a full length fur coat,” he chuckles, “like a magnificent armour.” – ‘Atomic Blonde’


Sporting rugged facial hair and a dishevelled, voluminous quiff, the 38-year-old Scot is casually handsome as he chats about his role as David Percival, covert operative to Charlize Theron’s Lorraine Broughton, a top level MI6 agent, dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring. And while the film belongs to the Oscar-winner and her succession of jaw-dropping action sequences, it’s McAvoy who stealthily unleashes his winning brand of sobering, cute humour, providing an irresistible foil.


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Naomi Watts

 

“It’s a weird contradiction, particularly, where you live in such close proximity with people,” she explains. “They live beside you, above you, beneath you, they’re all around but they’re complete strangers to us. We know absolutely nothing about each other.”

 

But when the gorgeous girl next door [Maddie Ziegler] alludes to potential abuse from her stepfather, Henry enlists his mum to help him expose the truth and save his first love from harm.  It’s an emotional rollercoaster for Watts, best known for her Oscar-nominated performances in The Impossible and 21 Grams, and the latest in a string of rousing turns for the workhorse actress.

Currently shooting period saga, Ophelia with Daisy Ridley, she’ll soon be seen alongside Brie Larson in The Glass Castle and is currently appearing in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks.


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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Game of Thrones 7


“It’s not therapy what I do…” 


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a theory when it comes to getting the chop on Game of Thrones; off-screen alter egos dishing out spoiler alerts.  “They’re the ones who always get killed off,” chuckles the actor who plays Jaime Lannister. “If you talk about Thrones, you die in Thrones.


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Jude Law Exclusive – King Arthur


“I like examining psychosis and narcissism in power”

 

Jude Law loves a bad guy. Playing several over the course of his career – Road To Perdition, Contagion, The Young Pope – his latest crack at villainy came with Guy Ritchie’s $100 million take on the Knights of the Roundtable tale, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.


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Dwayne Johnson for Baywatch. New Interview.

 

LAS VEGAS – There is no better embodiment of the American Dream than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  He has gone from a troubled teenager in Hawaii to become the highest-paid actor in the world, earning a reported $64.5 million last year according to Forbes. Who better than to play the part of Mitch Buchannon in the big screen adaptation of BAYWATCH, the long-running TV series which gave global audiences a lighthearted vision of California beach culture.


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Ansel Elgort


“My character suffers from tinnitus, a ringing in his ears, because he was in a bad accident as a kid when he lost both his parents.”

 

Today, looking chic in a grey Armani jacket, T-shirt, and jeans, he’s speaking about his new film, BABY DRIVER, an action-packed heist drama in which he plays “Baby,” a master getaway driver in the employ of a sinister gangster (Kevin Spacey).  Directed by Britain’s Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Shaun of the Dead), the film also co-stars Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.


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Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Loves & Hates’ – ‘Rough Night’


LOVES:

NEW YORK CITY

“I love living in the heart of New York which is this incredible metropolis and where I’m surrounded by my family and friends.  They help keep me grounded and I try to lead as normal a life there as I possibly can there. I go to shops, I meet people, I go to movies, I go to the gym.”

“You can be yourself there or whatever version of yourself you want to be. That’s not possible in a lot of other places. I love the idea of raising my daughter here. She’s probably exposed to so many more things just going to the playground than almost any other toddler her age growing up in a lot of other places.”


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Kevin Bacon Exclusive: I Love Dick

 

“I basically read the title and I was done, I’m on board. I Love Dick” [Laughs]


He touches on his initial fling with fame after the success of Footloose and why he then struggled to find his feet in an industry which grappled with his intense gifts and talent.  Latest series, I Love Dick, from the intelligent makers of Transparent, sees a crumbling couple [Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne] relocate from New York to small town Texas where they encounter the enigmatic, intoxicating Dick who becomes a focus of obsession for the marriage.


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Lily James Interview – Baby Driver


“Come on, let me see what you’ve got under your clothes.” 


Baby Driver boasts an impressive cast that sees James joined by Ansel Elgort (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars), Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.   While shooting the film in Atlanta, Georgia last year, the 28-year-old British beauty was accompanied by several of her cast mates to a fabled Atlanta strip club which held weekly karaoke nights: “I had so much fun singing Spice Girls songs.”


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Goldie Hawn – Snatched


“Because if you’re gone for 15 years, people think you’re dead. Literally.” 


It’s slightly surreal sitting in front of the 71-year-old legend and star of such classics, Overboard, Private Benjamin, Death Becomes Her and The First Wives Club.  For starters, Hawn is expectedly youthful, with feathery, bouncy blonde locks framing doe-eyed, elfin features. She’s casual but sexy in slims jeans and off the shoulder black sweater and laughs with a breathy cool. And after 15 years away from the big screen – since her last outing, The Banger Sisters with Susan Sarandon – Goldie appears enthusiastic and exciting for this new chapter in her life. Or as she calls her return to ‘the best job in the world’.  And that’s all thanks to current queen of comedy, Ms Amy Schumer.  A lifelong fan of Hawn, Schumer stalked and followed the star until she got a proper audience and presented the script for the chaotic comedy, Snatched.


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Guy Ritchie Interview – King Arthur


“I haven’t slept, I rarely sleep well in the days before the movie’s release.”


The 48-year-old's right to be nervous. Arthur is a huge leap away from the safe environs of celebrated efforts Lock Stock and Snatch. It has the recipe for huge success – hunky lead actors, superb CGI effects, relentless actions scenes. But Ritchie’s career has been spliced with towering highs and shattering lows. So the man, previously married to Madonna, is only being practical in his outlook.

In the $100 million fantasy epic, Ritchie employs a gritty take on the Knights of the Roundtable saga, introducing Charlie Hunnam’s Arthur as a street level low life, unaware of his mystical lineage who’s tasked with saving the people of England from the evil King Vortigern [Jude Law].


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