“Child 44” thrilled and chilled London’s Leicester Square on Thursday evening, for its U.K. bow at Vue West End.
Set in Soviet Russia, the film’s serial killer stalkers Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace charmed the red carpet, in spite of their disappointment around “Child 44’s” abrupt Russian ban.
Rapace, a Swede who grew up in Iceland, said she didn’t find the Russian accent too tough to master: “I kind of melted into it and stopped thinking about it.”
Londoner Hardy found delivery of the Russian diction a more arduous task, however — with children’s television becoming his educator. He resorted to an accent masterclass led by a popular purple puppet: “I watched Sesame Street. The Count speaks just like it,” he quipped.
The bestseller’s author Tom Rob Smith was on home turf and joined his lead pair on the carpet to celebrate with fans.
Without an official after-party, Rapace ran to do more promotional filming for “The Graham Norton Show.” Hardy, however, took celebratory matters into his own hands, disappearing off post-pic with an entourage of pals for London drinks.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King provided insight into some of the events surrounding the Golden Globe-winning film Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast, including director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production. “It’s an unfortunate situation, with like 16, 17 days to go and Bryan Singer just had some issues, his [...]
Mj Rodriguez and Nico Santos are set to announce the nominees for the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The “Pose” star and “Crazy Rich Asians” funny man will make the announcement during a live-stream hosted by AT&T and from the AT&T Hello Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25. “The images and stories recognized [...]
Despite the rain on Wednesday night in West Hollywood, there were plenty of smiles inside the Mondrian hotel thanks to artist Matt Smiley‘s Refresh exhibition. Not only is Smiley his real last name, but several of his paintings and other pieces in the exhibit feature smiley faces. “I’ve seen more smiley symbolism lately, and I’ve [...]
While the Academy may have decided to go hostless for this year’s Oscars, that doesn’t mean the rest of Hollywood has stopped thinking about who would be a good choice for the emceeing gig. Former host Whoopi Goldberg recently suggested Ken Jeong. Jeong said, when he was a guest on “The View,” Goldberg told him [...]
“Schitt’s Creek” has big dreams. Dan Levy, who stars as David on the series, says his wish list of guest stars includes Oprah, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Gwyneth Paltrow. “All for different reasons, none of whom we’ll get,” he cracked at the Critics’ Choice Awards. For those who haven’t caught on to the “Schitt’s Creek” [...]
Science can be very glamorous. It certainly will be during Oscar week on Feb. 21 when the UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability (IoES) honors Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bündchen for environmental activism at its annual Hollywood for Science Gala. “When I moved to LA, the air was unbreathable. Rivers were catching fire in [...]
“Black Monday” show creators David Caspe and Jordan Cahen divulged an intriguing detail to come later in the first season of the new Showtime comedy at its world premiere, held at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Monday night in Los Angeles. “The fourth or fifth episode opens with a sexual harassment seminar, which very well [...]