Man, if there’s something I love, it’s the awards season fashion that just dumps on us this time of year. I mean, what a gorgeous bunch of women in gorgeous dresses—I almost can’t even take it. It’s like Christmas morning when I can go ahead and make these lists.
Above, you saw Elisabeth Moss, who was number five on the list—the remaining four follow. Weigh in with your opinions in the comments!
#4 – Nicole Kidman
#3 – Claire Danes
#2 – Katrina Bowden
#1 – Marion Cotillard
January 28, 2013 at 7:30 am by Sarah
LOL I know, a little misleading, right? My bad. While it is true that Claire Danes and Matthew McConaughey are having a baby (Claire definitely moreso than Matthew, I must say), they are each having said babies with their respective significant others, OK? Claire is having a baby with her husband, Hugh Dancy (who, might I add, is pretty hot), and Matthew McConaughey has impregnated his new wife, Camila Alves, for a third time.
Their respective PR announcements? Well, let’s start with Matthew’s. He fired off a Tweet yesterday that sounded something like this:
Happy birthday America, more good news, Camila and I are expecting our 3rd child. God bless, just keep livin.
And Claire Danes’ rep announced yesterday, also, that she was pregnant and expecting to birth a baby. From People:
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“There’s definitely a chance, no plans yet,” the Homeland star, 33, told PEOPLE last fall when asked if a baby could be on the way shortly. “But yeah, that’d be fun.”
So isn’t that great? Whee, babies, even though if I have to hear Matthew McConaughey say anything about “livin’” ever again in my whole remaining time on this earth, I just might have to cut it all short. BLEH.
Congratulations to the happy families!
July 5, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
The Hollywood Reporter has gone and done their annual Emmy Roundtable, and this month’s edition features the leading ladies of the most-talked-about shows on television. Claire Danes, Emmy Rossum, Kyra Sedgwick, January Jones, Julianne Marguiles, and Mireille Enos all sat down for an interview and a pretty photo shoot (the pretty photo shoot was my favorite, no surprise there). This is what they had to say about their careers and their respective shows.
“When I started Homeland, it had been God knows how long since I’d last done an episodic show. I was 14, 15 when I did My So-Called Life. And Homeland is just so dense. The volume of material that you have to commit to memory is overwhelming … [Also], I don’t love stripping down, but I also don’t love the idea of being kind of coy or prudish for the sake of it.”
“When I got on set – I’d never done nudity before – I was like, ‘Oh, everyone here is human.’ Some days you feel like, ‘Oh, God. I wish we were shooting this last week, I felt so skinny.’”
Shut up, Emmy Rossum.
“I started this season of Mad Men eight months pregnant, and I finished it with a 5-month-old [son Xander]. It was bizarre. And I was in seven hours of prosthetics every morning, trying to rip off a fake chest piece so I could breastfeed. I loved [the fat suit]. When Mad Men started, my character had a bunch of monologues because she was in therapy, but the therapist never spoke. I had no exercise to try to help me with that. So I recorded myself saying stuff and then listened to it while I slept, hoping that it would stick like a bad song. And it worked!”
“In what we do with episodic work, it’s a nonstop train. I mean, there are days when, I was saying this to Kyra before, I had worked until midnight and then I had to go and shoot something else at five in the morning. I looked at my husband and I was like, ‘This is why Judy Garland was on pills. I can’t keep this up. I need a pill!’”
“He [husband Kevin Bacon] was the one who supported my doing The Closer. It was a huge commitment and life-changing thing for both of us. We always read each other’s scripts; he often follows my advice, and sometimes I’m wrong, but he’s not. And I’m so grateful we have that, I really am. … I really want to do more films. I would like to do other characters for a shorter amount of time. But the TV experience was amazing, and it afforded me the experience of delving into a character and growing with her.”
“Is it wrong to admit that having to kiss Brad Pitt was very, very terrifying? It was [in] World War Z, which I shot last summer and it was the second day of shooting.”
So these are your Emmy ladies. And I’ll be honest when I say that I’ve seen all of these shows with the exception of the much-talked-about ‘Homeland’, but after hearing a lot of you guys talk about it, I think I know what I’m doing this weekend. YAY FOR TIVO.
Who’s your favorite leading lady for an Emmy? Check out the gallery for individual portraits.
June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
These photos came from Harper’s Bazaar Russia, and because I don’t speak Russian and my Google Translate is being all ghetto today, I have no idea what the interview’s about. But then, I don’t really care all that much. I mean, honestly, do you even have eyes? Did you see these pictures? Do you know how hot Claire Danes is lately?
With the exception of the fashion faux pas she suffered a few weeks ago at the 2012 Met Gala, landing her on our 5 Worst Dressed list for the event, she’s been on fire.
This is what I’ve been able to gather from the interview, and if that’s not good enough? Then just head to the gallery to look at the lovely pictures. They’re what this post is all about anyway.
33-year-old Claire was the Covergirl on the June issue. For the photographer Mark Abrahams (Mark Abrahams) actress posed mostly in dresses Prada. You just look like a celebrity looks spectacular in the role of rock chicks. Impressive, is not it?
In an accompanying interview with Danes talked about filming the TV series “Stranger among us”. The second season of the show will start on television in late September. Part of the filming took place in Israel.
This year, Clare received the “Golden Globe” in the category of “Best Actress Drama Series” for her role as Carrie in the TV series “Alien among his.”
“This is an amazing country – shared the opinion of the actress. – A Tel Aviv seemed to me a real city party. I understand that people here are in a state of almost constant stress and depression. They just need to let off steam, and they do. ”
As you know, the American version of the show is based on the original Israeli television series Gideon Raff “Prisoners of war.” Claire went to one of the main characters – Carrie, an expert on the Middle East, CIA analyst.
In the center of the second season, as in the center of the first, the relationship will be the main characters – Carrie and Sergeant Brodie. “The main reason why we have not killed Brody in the first season finale, is that their relationship has not yet been exhausted” – creators of the series previously reported.
Oh, and are you guys into this whole ‘Homeland’ thing? To be quite honest, I’ve never even heard of it, and I’m usually into those second-rate HBO series.
May 29, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Earlier in the day, we brought you the best, prettiest, most lovely ladies of the 2012 Met Gala, and now, we move on to the really fun part: the worst-dressed list.
In this edition, we have Claire Danes and Melania Trump, both of which look like they locked themselves in a tanning bed a la Tanning Mom; Christina Ricci, who, to distract us from the ugly-ass tattoo on her shoulder stuck a big, gigantor bow on her ass; Eva Mendes because she’s a twat and HA! HA! HA! she looks like she’s wearing an off-the-rack prom dress from 1995; Karolina Kurkova, who got a sneaky little joke memo telling her that this year’s Gala was Cheap Flapper themed; and an honorable mention in Kate Upton, who should know to never, never apply her makeup with a stun gun. Laws, that’s bad.
#5 – Claire Danes
#4 – Christina Ricci
#3 – Eva Mendes
#2 – Karolina Kurkova
#1 – Melania Trump
Who looked the worst?
May 8, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
A good chunk of the interview hinges on something the youngest among you probably won’t remember, which is how Ethan Hawke fell from public grace after his dramatic split from then-wife Uma Thurman:
“I call it the black years,” he says of the period following his divorce in 2004, sequestered in the delicious post-punk rot of the Chelsea hotel. “It was really difficult. It was difficult in ways I couldn’t even see at the time. There was the obvious way in which it was difficult—the death of a dream, the inability to parent in the way that you want to. But for me it was—what’s that Dante quote? ‘At the midpoint of my life, I’ve come to the part of the forest where the straight way is lost.’ Nothing teaches you like getting levelled. And I got levelled in my early 30s. Nothing went exactly the way I thought it would. Wait a second: love isn’t real and, holy shit, I put all this energy into not making the same mistake my parents did and I just re-enacted them all! I thought I was so much smarter than everybody. And I’m not.”
The article goes on to say that Hawke found solace—and eventually a personal and professional redemption of sorts—in stage acting.
This really strikes on something else I read recently, a fascinating blog post titled “Claire Danes’ Second Act.” See, right around the same time Hawke murdered his own career, Claire Danes took an identical hit simply by dating Billy Crudup. Popular perception of Danes whiplashed from “girl next door” to “homewrecker,” and yeah, sure, it was unfair.
But the viewing audience is not so able to reconcile an actor’s private life with his public persona, unfortunately. Pop culture critic Anne Helen Petersen refers to this lasting stigma (and I really like her coinage) as “star text”—that is, when a celebrity’s personal life, for better or worse, informs every onscreen performance. We imbue every character’s backstory with the actor’s own life “narrative.”
It takes a lot of work to rehabilitate a reputation—viewing audiences aren’t so fickle as they are moral and deeply ungenerous—and in Danes’ own case, Petersen posits, it was Danes’ marriage to Hugh Dancy that made her viable as an actor again. (Let’s not even acknowledge Claire’s work as a Latisse spokesperson, though! Good grief.)
Anyway, check out the Ethan Hawke interview. He hasn’t quite recovered from whatever smudge has blighted his career since his divorce, no, but he is thoughtful, intelligent and—from what I hear—a terrific writer.
P.S. This is the first time I’ve practiced typing extensively on a Netbook, and it DOESN’T SEEM TO HAVE SPELLCHECK EVEN, so here’s hoping I didn’t embarrass myself too terrifically.