One of the many highlights of Oz The Great And Powerful is the sibling rivalry between witches Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Evanora (Rachel Weisz). Although both have their issues with one another, it’s Theodora who actually wants peace in the family, even if it means making amends with their other sister Glinda (Michelle Williams).
During the press day for Oz The Great And Powerful, Rachel Weisz talked about her early visions for Evanora’s attire and how director Sam Raimi helped her during the process.
Click on the media bar and listen to Weisz talk about an early costume which made her look like the Duchess of Windsor (Raimi is also heard in the clip).
Adele is one of the biggest superstars in music today. Not only has she won nine Grammy’s so far in her career, she also just won an Academy Award for her hit song Skyfall, which was the title of the latest James Bond movie.
Adele has one of the most unique voices in music today. She always strives to be a perfectionist no matter what song she sings. Adele comes from a family with no background in music, and she attributes some of her talent to the 90’s superstar group, The Spice Girls, among other things.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, who just performed at the 85th Academy Awards, is currently guest starring on the NBC musical/drama Smash. As many remember, before becoming a big star Hudson was a contestant on season three of American Idol. Hudson joins Idol alum (Smash cast member) Katharine McPhee who was the runner up in season five of American Idol.
Hudson is a big fan of Katherine McPhee and just gushes about her.
Matthew McConaughey teams up with Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols for Mud. The drama centers on a fugitive (McConaughey) on the lam from the police and a crime family for killing a man who threatened his girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon).
The film is the continuation of a string of character driven projects which mark a new creative chapter in McConaughey’s career. Nichols, who received excellent reviews for Take Shelter, is known for telling intricate and emotionally intense stories, and this Arkansas set project should receive its share of critical attention when it opens nationwide April 26th.
During a recent interview, Mr. McConaughey talked about the actors he admired growing up, as he explained why Spencer Tracy was an early influence during his youth.
Benjamin Bratt, who stars as a Mexican cartel boss in Snitch, cut his teeth working on the long running TV series Law & Order. Bratt has many fond memories of the program, including working with late actor Jerry Orbach.
“I learned a lot about acting and about life from Jerry Orbach,” says Bratt. “He quickly became one of my dearest friends. In spite of the age difference, he was one of the last old school gentlemen. He was a former song and dance man. Quick with a joke. Great with a story. I would tease him (that) we would eat lunch more often together than he would with his own wife because every day we worked together, depending on the location, we’d go out and grab a bite somewhere. And it always had to be fried calamari to start and then whatever else came along.”
To hear Bratt elaborate on his memories of Jerry Orbach, click on the media bar below: