Amelia, I will not be liveblogging the Oscars this year: Mr. Overexposure himself, James Franco, will be co-hosting the 83rd annual Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he will get stuck under a boulder and cut his arm off onstage? I kid, I kid. But seriously, James Franco is damn near impossible to avoid these days. He just published a book, his new movie “127 Hours” is out, he does performance art dissecting “Three’s Company,” he’s posing in drag on the covers of magazines, and he’s apparently a grad student at, like, five different colleges simultaneously. (I am exaggerating, but not by much.) While that is wonderfully productive, he’s really just a not-terribly-interesting thespian whose forté is acting like a stoner. Anne Hathaway, at least, can sing, dance and act, which are qualities that might come in handy for an Oscars host.
I’ll be skipping this year’s Oscars, I’m afraid. I’ll learn all I need to know next season on “The Rachel Zoe Project” as Rachel freaks out over Anne’s dresses, I’m sure. [People] Keep reading »
I have a soft spot for rom-coms, and since two of my favorite actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, are the stars of “Love and Other Drugs,” I’ll definitely be taking in a matinee over the Thanksgiving weekend. In the previews, I was struck by the expansive loft that Maggie, Anne Hathaway’s character, calls home. Luckily, I was able to track down some set design photos of the space, along with film stills that showcase the loft. Let’s take a tour! Read more … Keep reading »
“There is that revoltingly embarrassing moment when you have to take your clothes off in front of strangers. I mean, I don’t go to the beach in a bikini for a reason. So I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to be in control. I’m going to do everything properly, disrobe at the last minute, and in between shots get the clothes back on.’ But then I found that every time I put my robe back on, it rubbed all the body makeup off, and that added 20 minutes to filming. As with all things in life, the second you stop making it about you and you make it about everyone else, it just got, dare I say, fun.”
— Anne Hathaway continues discussing her nude scenes in “Love & Other Drugs,” this time with Entertainment Weekly, which she and co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal grace the cover in the buff. [via EW.com] Keep reading »
Yet another nakey magazine cover. But somehow Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal manage to make it squeaky clean on Entertainment Weekly. Altogether now … awwwww. Just one week until we get to see two full naked-ish hours of these two in “Love and Other Drugs.” Keep reading »
“In a way, I think it made it easier—going through the journey of not only making ['Brokeback Mounatin'] but then the response of the audiences brought us all very close. That’s a very tight-knit group that remains so to this day. But ['Love and Other Drugs' director] Ed [Zwick] took it to another level here. We worked for 8 days on ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and this was months. Beyond that, it’s our love story in this movie. … Sometimes there’s just chemistry between people. I remember vibing with [Anne] since the minute we started working. Not only as actors but intellectually, too. We all kind of had this weird intellectual orgy.”
—Jake Gyllenhaal speaks at the “Love and Other Drugs” press conference about reuniting with Anne Hathaway, and how having a history with her made it easier to do the difficult and often naked scenes in the flick. We know he’s pretending to date Taylor Swift and she has some kind of boring boyfriend, but are we alone in wanting these two to get together in real life?
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