At a party for Target’s 50th anniversary last night (Oct, 16th), Naomi Watts, who plays Princess Diana in a forthcoming biopic, gave tips for those who might want to dress up as Lady Di for Halloween. “I had lots of help from professionals — obviously the wig, and I have a prosthetic nose,” she explained. So, what about those of us who have to make do with Ricky’s? “A lot of it is about where the eyes are. She’s very much all about her eyes … Looking out from under the eyebrow, and under the fringe.” Watts bowed her chin slightly and looked up at us, as if to peer through her nonexistent bangs. As for a good costume, Watts says that shoulder pads and double-breasted jackets are essential.
Has it been weird to see all the pictures of herself looking so much like Diana? “Yeah, they took some good snaps,” she answered humbly. “I don’t look that much like her in every angle, that’s for sure. I’m five-foot-five as opposed to five-ten.” She added, “But I’m not trying to mimic. It’s just an interpretation.” Same goes for Halloween costumes, really — don’t mimic the slutty traffic cop, kids. Just interpret.
Here is the green-band – aka PG – trailer for Movie 43. It looks pretty much the same as the red-band one, but with less bad language.
The movie, featuring hyper-realistic water scenes, benefited from Warner’s market savvy release over a holiday weekend.
MADRID – Juan Antonio Bayona’s powerful recreation of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros ($13.3 million) and 1.4 million tickets sold.
Warner Bros. released Bayona’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Orphanage over a three-day weekend after wide acclaim at Toronto, San Sebastian and Sitges.
The Apaches-Telecinco Cinema co-production, which stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a British couple vacationing with their three children in Thailand when the natural disaster hits, boasts intense scenes that forced paramedics to wheel people out on stretchers at festival screenings.
“The Impossible is the proof that in Spain we can make films that compete with Hollywood,” said Telecinco Cinema CEO Ghislain Barrois. “At Telecinco Cinema, we are proud to have worked again with Juan Antonio Bayona, whose opera prima we co-produced. And to have partners like Apaches Entertainment with us in the adventure.”
Grossing $11.6 million in the first three days, Impossible looks poised to outperform previous first three-day record-holders, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($11.45 million) and The Da Vinci Code, ($11.38 million).
Lionsgate will release The Impossible in the U.S. on Dec. 21.
Today, fellow Naomi fans, I have a fantastic treat for you thanks to our generous visitor Galadriel – exclusive scans from Naomi’s recent spread in El Pais Semanal! It’s an all-new photoshoot and interview, and Naomi is styled very elegantly. Really big thanks to Galadriel who kindly scanned the magazine for Blue Jewel – we appreciate it!
Please be kind and don’t re-post these scans elsewhere as they were contributed to Blue Jewel.
Enjoy the scans – I’m sure you will …
I got my hands on a copy of the J. Edgar DVD yesterday, and made and added screencaptures from the extras on the DVD. Sadly, there was only one – a short featurette on Hoover and the making of the film. It featured short snippets of interview with Naomi on the set decked out in her Helen Gandy costume, plus a few shots of Naomi filming scenes with Leo and Clint.
Check out the new screencaptures from this extra in our Gallery. We already have HD screencaps from the film itself.
On Monday, Naomi attended the Spanish premiere of her new movie The Impossible in Madrid. She looked muy glamoroso in a white Marchesa dress with ruched shoulders, with Christian Louboutin shoes, a Louis Vuitton clutch, Chopard earrings, and a Dezso by Sara Beltran bracelet. She kept up her old Hollywood red carpet style with bright red lips and a classic hairstyle with light curls. While co-star Ewan McGregor was absent, Naomi was joined on the red carpet by her younger co-star Tom Holland, director Juan Antonio Bayona, Maria Belon (whose story the film is based on), and other members of the cast and crew. Naomi did a quick change into black skinny trousers and a sleek white jacket for the after party.
Lots of HQ photos from the premiere and party have been added to our Gallery, plus there are videos and articles from the event further down this post. What do you think of Naomi’s look? Have you been to see The Impossible already? What did you think of it?!
Summit have released a new UK trailer for The Impossible. It seems to be pretty much the same as the US one, but here it is:
Here are another two clips from The Impossible, although unfortunately they are dubbed in Spanish. Naomi is just in the first one:
Naomi gave some interviews to promote The Impossible whilst in Spain earlier this week. You can hear her through most/all of the first 2, but the last one has someone talking in Spanish over it.
Check out these new Spanish featurettes for The Impossible, some of which include interview snippets with Ms Watts:
Madre e Hijo y Lo Imposible