“When you have a girl swinging around by her ankles in a cat suit, that’s innately sexy, but she’s also intelligent, ambitious, motivated and calculated. I’ve never really seen a film of this genre where there’s more than sex appeal to the female characters. I would find it boring to be just a pawn in a film about a whole bunch of men fighting it out and rolling around and getting down and dirty. I didn’t want to just be the sensual vision in a tight outfit,” said Johansson.
Scarlett Johansson scored the coveted role of deadly superspy Black Widow in Iron Man 2. She joins Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow to help take out a whole new bunch of bad guys. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that the startlingly fit Johansson wants people to notice more than her curves in a skin-tight costume.
“I was eating really, really clean. But you can’t deprive…”
Jackie Earle Haley dons a fedora and swings those razor-fingered gloves as he assumes the role of legendary horror icon Freddie Krueger. In the newly released re-imaging of Nightmare on Elm Street, he takes over for Robert Englund, the actor who made the disfigured dream killer infamous.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out how Haley suffered a little to be scary and why he’s thrilled to continue his Oscar-nominated comeback after giving up on acting.
“He is like one of the coolest horror characters…”
Brendan Fraser is no stranger to slapstick comedy. Now he’s taking his penchant for pratfalls to a new level in Furry Vengeance, coping with the animals and humans who all want a piece of him.
Fraser told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why he went the extra mile to get paunchy and why he’s OK with people are getting a kick out of it.
“I needed a bigger butt on account of…”
Few can understand the level of fame and success that Oprah Winfrey has achieved. The jealousy and curiosity that people feel in the face of such achievement has created a wave of gossip about the new book, Oprah: A Biography, which exposes what are supposed to be sordid revelations about her past.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf talked to author Kitty Kelley. Wolf says Kelley showed no regrets and no shame about her intrusive expose. After all, she admits she has a book to sell.
“This is a woman who’s made her mark interviewing…”
Brooke Shields holds her own with Brendan Fraser as the pair go for laughs in Furry Vengeance. They endure endless pratfalls as well as assaults from just about every creature in the forest.
Brooke told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why she almost, literally, went for broke and what it takes to keep her career and family together.
“I landed on the ground and I was like…”