Carey Mulligan, who received an Oscar nomination for An Education, is back on the big screen in The Greatest. Mulligan delivers an affecting performance, with a little help from Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon, as she breaks the news to the family of a teenager killed in a car accident that she’s pregnant with his child.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf discovered why the role had a lot of resonance for the 24-year-old and learned a bit about what audiences can expect when Mulligan joins her off-screen beau, Shia LaBeouf, this fall in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
“I don’t think it’s overrated. I think in retrospect you probably see it differently…”
Sam Worthington has soared to the A-list since starring in the futuristic blockbuster Avatar. Now, he’s gone back to ancient Greece to fight gods and monsters in a remake of the ’80s hit Clash of the Titans.
The original film starred a young Harry Hamlin as Perseus, the son of Zeus, but Worthington has a very different take on the role. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out why the Aussie actor wanted to make Perseus a hero for kids as well as adults.
“The upside is that it’s very well ventilated. Look, Russell Crowe wore one…”
Liam Hemsworth is a young Aussie actor who seems poised to become an overnight success. He traveled from Down Under to L.A. to land his first major movie role opposite Miley Cyrus in the very romantic The Last Song.
Now, the pair seem as much in love in real life as they are in the movie. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that before he locked lips with Miley on screen, he had no clue she was a superstar.
“Honestly, I had no idea how big of a star Miley really is before I was cast…”
Julianne Moore has suffered on-screen in a variety of intense performances that have earned her four Academy Award nominations.
Now she’s going off the deep end in Chloe as a wife who hires a prostitute (played by Amanda Seyfried) to find out if her husband is cheating — but it’s Seyfried and Moore who end up in some shockingly explicit sex scenes. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out why Moore is surprisingly laid back about their passionate romp.
“I don’t know what she’s talking about when she remembers being uptight…”
Craig Ferguson has always marched to the Scottish beat of his own drum. While Jay, Conan and Letterman waged war, the 47-year-old remained above the fray as host of the popular Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Now he’s headed to the big screen in the animated 3-D feature How to Train Your Dragon. Ferguson told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why he connected with a fearsome Viking dragon slayer and why he’s OK with his unconventional approach to the late-night scene.
“Everybody I know from Scotland is kind of one because they’re into that Viking thing of drinking…”