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How being a parent helped Scarlett Johansson for her role in 'Jojo Rabbit'
Sometimes real-life experiences can be really helpful, especially when you are taking inspiration for a specific character. Something similar happened with actor Scarlett Johansson, who revealed that being a mother helped her for the upcoming movie ‘Jojo Rabbit’. Being a real-life mother to a five-year-old Rose helped Johansson portray a parent on the big screen twice in 2019, reported an American entertainment magazine.
The ‘Avengers’ actor opened up about the same at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where her next outing ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is set to premiere on Sunday. “It’s a parent’s job to protect their kids,” Johansson said at TIFF.
“I think that by not involving Roman’s character in the reality of what’s going on at home. I think I’m basically keeping him alive that way. I’ve never had a child in a film before. And then this year, I made two films where suddenly I had 10 and 11-year-olds, so I kind of became this insta-parent,” she added. The ‘Black Widow’ actor noted that being a parent herself has been invaluably helpful in portraying the role of Rosie on screen.
“I think for actors, of course, there are ways of getting yourself where you need to go. Being a parent myself was just invaluably helpful to me,” Johansson said. “I had empathy for Rosie’s plate that I may not have had insight on otherwise. She was just a joy to play. She’s a warm, lovable character that felt really comfy to me. And I wanted that to come across, that she’s just comfortable and kind of sugary and warm,” she said of her character.
The upcoming satirical comedy revolves around a lonely German boy JoJo Rabbit Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), whose life is turned upside after discovering that his mother Rosie (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic during World War II. The only person he feels he can truly count on is his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi). Apart from starring in the film, Waititi has also directed the upcoming drama. It is set to hit the big screens on October 18.
Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson's Batman role: He’s the only guy that could play the part
Actor Kristen Stewart is happy that her ‘Twilight’ series co-star and ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson has bagged the role of the iconic superhero Batman. Pattinson is set to portray Batman in filmmaker Matt Reeves’ upcoming film about the caped crusader.
Talking to an American entertainment magazine on the sidelines of Toronto International Film Festival, where her movie ‘Seberg’ will be screened, Stewart said Pattinson is the only actor who could do justice to the role of Batman. “I feel like he’s the only guy that could play that part. I’m so happy for him. It’s crazy. I’m very, very happy about that. I heard that and I was like, ‘Oh man!’ It’s awesome,” the actor said.
Pattinson, 33, and Stewart, 29, broke out on the Hollywood scene after playing vampire Edward Cullen and Bella Swan respectively in ‘Twilight’ series. But after the franchise ended, both the actors switched to indie projects.
Pattinson starred in films such as ‘Cosmopolis’, ‘Good Time’ and most recently ‘High Life’, while Stewart garnered attention for performances in movies like ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ and ‘Personal Shoppers’. Pattinson is set to work with filmmaker Christopher Nolan on his next ‘Tenet’, which also features John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki. He currently awaits the release of ‘The Lighthouse’ and “Waiting for the Barbarians”.
Stewart, meanwhile, will feature in ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot and ‘Underwater’.
Who Will Be in James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'?
The filmmaker is said to be focusing on a new team who did not appear in the 2016 original.
Warner Bros. has squad goals. Thursday evening fans learned that James Gunn will be directing a new iteration of the Suicide Squad for release on Aug. 6, 2021. The writer-director, who was infamously fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following the resurfacing of controversial jokes made on Twitter in 2008 and 2009, became attached to pen the movie last October. The Suicide Squad will hit almost five years to the day after David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (2016). Ayer’s film, while critically maligned, proved to be a box office success and went on to make $746.8 million worldwide.
Despite the negative reviews, and hasty tonal edits by Warner Bros. — an overreaction to the negative response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier that year, Ayer’s film brought an awareness of a largely unknown property to general audiences. Suicide Squad may not have elevated the genre, but it offered a unique perspective that hinged on cast diversity and helped make Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn a household name. But the next time we see the Squad, they’ll be quite different.
The real reason why The Big Bang Theory is ending
Chuck Lorre didn’t want to do it without Parsons
Certain things in entertainment are inevitable: Every three months there will be a new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the theaters, every day a classic rock radio station will play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” and every fall, seemingly since the beginning of time, there will be another brand new, ratings-topping season of The Big Bang Theory.
The sitcom juggernaut about a group of nerdy geniuses, waitress-turned-drug company rep Penny, and their lives at their apartments and Cal Tech debuted on CBS in 2007 and only grew in popularity. It became a massively successful show, even into its twelfth season (2018-19), which made it the longest-running multi-camera (meaning live-action, laugh track-laden) comedy in American TV history. Shockingly, it also became the last season of The Big Bang Theory. How could CBS ever do this, or allow this to happen? Here’s a look at the real reasons The Big Bang Theory ended.
According to Deadline, here’s how The Big Bang Theory co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre announced the show’s end. After an August 22, 2018 table read of an upcoming episode, Lorre summoned the cast to his office. When everyone arrived, Lorre let star Jim Parsons have the room. Through tears, he told his castmates that the currently shooting 12th season of the show would be his last. Immediately thereafter, Lorre told the assembled actors that the 12th season would be everybody’s last — he’d opted to end the show rather than continue on without Parsons or Sheldon Cooper. Deadline also reported that Parsons told Lorre five days prior to the meeting, and many executives tried to get him to change his mind, but to no avail.
As Parsons couldn’t be budged, Lorre decided to end the show rather than attempt the difficult task of reformulating the show and continuing on without one of its leads. Besides, he had other projects to work on; he’s the creator and a writer for The Kominsky Method, which in January 2019 won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Whatever happened to Noah Wyle
Of the countless young actors who came and went throughout the ’90s, Noah Wyle seemed more primed than most for long-term success rather than flash-in-the-pan popularity. He didn’t sport traditional leading man looks (and was therefore never pegged as a teen idol sort). He seemed maybe a touch less ambitious than most, eschewing leading man roles in favor “supporting player” parts among ensemble casts. That “supporting player” factor almost certainly played a part in how Wyle chose some of his early film roles, particularly his turn as a fresh-faced corporal opposite Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men and his portrayal of a jazz-loving Hitler Youth leader in 1993’s WWII misfire Swing Kids.
A year after Swing Kids danced into theaters, Wyle landed another supporting role in an ensemble cast, this one as a young doctor learning the ropes in a Chicago-set medical drama, ER. The show would become one of the biggest TV series of the ’90s, and it made an overnight star of Wyle and pretty much every other member of the cast. It also seemed to set the young actor on the path to superstardom. While that level of notoriety has always eluded Wyle, he’s still been working steadily in and out of the Hollywood spotlight for a couple of decades now. Here’s a look at what Noah Wyle has been up to since leaving ER behind.