It’s been a while since we’ve had a best and worst celebrity looks of the week, so here we go. This is from the last week of October. I chose Kelly Osbourne for best celebrity dressing up as another celebrity. That’s her above as Christina Hendricks. Pretty dead-on.
I promise not to overdo it on the Halloween costumes.
November 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Naomi Watts is married to Liev Schreiber which even though I know it’s a fact, it just sounds wrong to me. Not “wrong” as in morally wrong just “wrong” as in incorrect. BUT IT’S TRUE. They met in 2005 at the Met Gala (see, Paltrow? Some people have a great time at these) and Ms. Watts told Allure magazine how she piqued his interest. From Allure via Zimbio:
He got up to say he was leaving, and I was like, ‘Oh, shit.’ So I said something cheeky. ‘Don’t you want my digits?’ It made him laugh. He texted me saying, ‘Would you like to go for a drink right now?’ And I said, ‘No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.
Watts says her move was, “a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be.” What would Lady Di think?
Would YOU try her cheeky and ballsy flirting move? I think it’s a good idea, because from my experience and what I’ve been told by dudes, a lot of them are clueless about whether they’re actually being hit on or not.
October 16, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
When you take on a role of someone as iconic as Princess Diana, there is bound to be a lot of talk surrounding it. There’ll be criticism, hard-hitting questions, etc. I don’t think Naomi Watts is stupid enough not to have realised this, but she doesn’t seem to be doing well with facing the tough stuff, as she walked out on an interview about the film this week on BBC radio DJ Simon Mayo‘s show because she didn’t like the questions.
A first for me and @wittertainment as Naomi Watts walked out of an interview! She seemed a tad uncomfortable with the questions. Shame
— Simon Mayo (@simonmayo) September 3, 2013
Well… right, then. Simon talked about the incident on his 5 Live show on Friday with Mark Kermone, saying (via DS):
“I think it’s fair to say that Naomi sounded quite cautious and defensive through most of the interview,” he said. “They wanted to do the interview with the director (Oliver Hirschbiegel) present, in case I asked any crazy questions about how Diana died.
“There was no intention and no point in asking those questions, because the film’s not about that. So we gave that insurance, and she does the interview on her own, and I think she was a little bit nervous about that.”
“But I’ve looked at the transcript and we’ve gone through the interview, and there isn’t a single question that I think anyone will say, ‘Ooh, there you go you see, that was unfortunate, you shouldn’t have asked that’,” he added.
“She becomes unhappy, she turns to her people and she wants to stop. She’s drawing fingers across her throat, she wants out. About a minute and a half short of the ten-minute allocation, she says, ‘Oh, we’re being told to wind up, we’re being told to stop’, which she wasn’t.
“But she wanted to stop the interview, which of course she’s entirely entitled to do, and so she left.”
September 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
I still think this whole project is bad news bears, but whatever, it’s happening, so we all just have to embrace it. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana in a new biopic and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In any case, it’s not like Naomi just jumped into it without a second thought. Turns out, she was rather nervous about getting Diana “very right”.
From Total Film:
“I was very nervous about the accent.
“She had a very distinct voice – she came from aristocracy so she was quite posh, but there was a warmth there, too. Her accent wasn’t too ‘fruity’.
“She also had this thing where the bottom half of her face didn’t move that much.”
LOL, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the expression “fruity accent” before, but I like it. It’s not that I mind Naomi as an actress, per se, just that Diana is such a beloved figure and also a controversial one, in certain ways (certain stupid ways, that is). I haven’t read the script or seen the film, but I hope they’ve done her justice.
August 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana in a film that would fit seamlessly into Lifetime television. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just very…Lifetime-y. I hope they’ll bring it to the US for us, because according to We Are Movie Geeks, there’s no set date for the US (yet?). It will be in UK cinemas on October 10. Anyway, here’s the first trailer (not just a teaser, but an actual trailer.)
I actually think Naomi Watts looks pretty good as Diana. She’s no Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra or even Rob Lowe as Liberace’s plastic surgeon in Behind the Candelabra, but she doesn’t seem to be a disaster. See for yourself.
What do you think?
August 6, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Princess Diana was beloved to all around the world, not just the UK, and her death was a horrible tragedy that touched us all. So of course Hollywood wanted to make a movie out of her life, and who better to play her than… Naomi Watts? Uh… no. I like Naomi, don’t get me wrong – she’s a pretty solid actress and was really nice to me back in the day when I was a cashier at Whole Foods and rang her an Liev Schreiber up (she told me to write a book) – but as Princess Diana? Really? I just can’t, for some reason.
In any case, it’s real and it’s happening and Diana has its first trailer. I’m not really sure what I think about it, other than an urge to scratch my head and a long, Michael Scott ‘noooooo’ running through my brain. Sorta like this:
I suppose the first pillar in the road to recovery is acceptance, so let’s get on with it. Here’s the trailer – watch it and tell me if I’m crazy for thinking Naomi is totally the wrong person for this role. I’m not even sure who the right person would be – maybe no one. Maybe this movie shouldn’t be made.