Forever My Girl, based on Heidi McLaughlin’s bestselling novel, tells the story of a country music star who, after hitting the big time, goes home to the girl he left behind, who’s now a single mother. Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe play the singer and his old flame, and they told us about some of the ingredients that went into making this movie, and why they think you’ll love it.
Having worked steadily in Hollywood as an actress for the last 20 years, Taraji P. Henson has taken the next step in her career: producing. Proud Mary is the story of a hired gun for a Boston mob family who reaches a turning point in her life when one of her hits goes awry. As a producer, she wanted a woman in the title role who could be strong, heroic, and a bit badass. As an actor, she knew the role was perfect for her. Put those two things together, and Henson sees this role — and this movie — as not only very important, but very personal to her, as well.
When actors get ready to play a real-life character, they sometimes have the advantage of speaking with that person to gain insight into their thoughts and behavior. Margot Robbie has been getting rave reviews as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, but when it came to figuring out the character, Robbie was on her own. While she did plenty of research and watched a lot of video to learn Harding’s skating moves, she didn’t get a chance to meet with Harding herself until filming was just about to start.
I, Tonya, which also features a Golden Globe-winning performance from Allison Janney, is in theaters now.
The road from teen pop idol to movie star is not an easy one, but Nick Jonas seems to have navigated it successfully. He’s currently appearing in his biggest role to date, co-starring in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside such Hollywood veterans as Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. So how did Jonas like working with his Jumanji co-stars?
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, after nearly overtaking Star Wars: The Last Jedi for first place in its first weekend at the U.S. box office, is playing now in theaters everywhere.
I, Tonya was a passion project for Margot Robbie: Not only does she portray Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding, she also helped get the film made as a producer. Her dedication has been rewarded with rave reviews for her performance, including Golden Globes nominations for both the film and her performance. Robbie told us the movie was not an easy one to make, and her team had to jump through plenty of hoops before it all came together.
I, Tonya, starring Robbie and fellow Golden Globe nominee Allison Janney, is currently playing in selected theaters.
There’s no denying that Allison Janney is a talented woman. Her seven Emmy awards — four for playing C.J. Cregg on The West Wing, one for a guest role on Masters of Sex, and two for her current series, Mom — easily attest to that fact. But did you know that Janney has some hidden talents? In fact, it’s kind of ironic that she’s playing Tonya Harding’s mother in the new movie I, Tonya, because when she was a teen, Janney was quite an ice skater herself!
I, Tonya, which also stars Margot Robbie as the disgraced skater, is currently playing in selected theaters.