Acting

Sporty Stormbreaker Star Relished Role's Physical Side

Submitted by A Gent on Fri, 07/21/2006 - 16:00

Are you prepared for this role to make you a heartthrob for teenage girls everywhere?

"I don't think about that yet. But hopefully, touch wood."

How did you get the role?

"I was the first person they saw, and oddly enough the last person too. I went through this gruelling process of audition after audition. I finally got to the stage where I thought I couldn't face another one, but that was when they offered me the role. It was fantastic, a great opportunity."

Franka Goes To Hollywood

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 07/22/2004 - 16:00

LOS ANGELES German actress Franka Potente is not one to mince words. Her reason for doing The Bourne Supremacy, the sequel to the 2002 hit thriller, The Bourne Identity?

"Contract. Simple answer," says Potente, as we chat in a Beverly Hills hotel suite.

Even so, Potente admits to being disappointed that her character Marie disappears from the screen some ten minutes into the movie, despite the actress having received second billing. At the time she was contracted for the sequel, she had no idea that her part would be severely cut from the second film.

Colin Farrell Uncut

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Thu, 07/22/2004 - 16:00

Los Angeles

Colin Farrell was in top form during his brief meeting with local journalists, here in Los Angeles to promote the small, indie film, A Home at the End of the World. Oblivious to the rules surrounding smoking, the perennially unflustered Irishman, had a bottle of Guinness in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Nothing has changed for the 28-year-old who, when we met during the Daredevil junket, mentioned his mother's concerns over his love of profanity, smoking and various other extra curricular activities.

I, Robot: Will Smith interview

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sat, 07/10/2004 - 16:00

Los Angeles At the conclusion of the new Will Smith movie I, Robot, a fellow audience member was heard to remark: 'That Will Smith is such a personable young actor'. The next day, the casually attired movie star says that he is more than comfortable with that particular persona.

Pierce Brosnan on Bonding

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 04/25/2004 - 16:00

Pierce Brosnan looked relaxed enough at a Los Angeles hotel room talking up his latest film, Laws of Attraction. Brosnan was more than happy to take on an unBond-like role in this battle-of-the-sexes comedy, in which he and Julianne Moore play a pair of hugely successful, yet sparring divorce attorneys who eventually find themselves inexplicably in love and in Ireland.

Brosnan's Daniel is self-effacing, charming and in love with the idea of marriage and commitment. Are actor and character alike?

Charlize Theron Turns Ugly

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 02/08/2004 - 16:00

Many an actress will tell you they want to be taken seriously for more than their sexy screen persona. Halle Berry proved that with Monster's Ball a few years back, and now, at the height of her own success, comes another Monster played by the leggy and statuesque Theron.

Julia Roberts Sets Limits

Submitted by Paul Fischer on Sun, 01/25/2004 - 16:00

Los Angeles

Julia Roberts begins by excusing herself for having the flu.

"I keep on throwing up, which is quite disgusting, but don't worry, I'm not contagious," Roberts says laughingly. Never a big fan of press junkets, with a reputation for being difficult, the Oscar-winning actress was surprisingly good-humoured when promoting the Fifties-set Mona Lisa Smile last month.