Monthly Archives: November 2010

Jim Carrey: ‘I’m Here to Do Extreme and Interesting Things’

Jim Carrey takes it to the limit and beyond in the very R-rated I Love You Phillip Morris, loosely based on the life of convicted Texas con man and four-time prison escapee Steven Russell. He ends up having a mad affair behind bars with another prisoner played by Ewan McGregor.

Carrey tells Parade’s Jeanne Wolf what attracted him to the most off-beat role of his career and his long-term goal of helping to make the world a better place.

Jim Carrey

“There are very few scripts…”

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Over the river and through the woods…

On my way to New York City from LAX on the busiest travel day, etc…whew! No stress. No strain. For once, media overexposure may have dissipated a problem.

Airport travelers

No lines. More personnel. Less tension. Speedy full-body scans proceeded with no remarks or even jokes. The only jostling was the “take off your shoes/take out your computer” process.

Speculation was that there were more news cameras than passengers in the terminal. If things went this easily at airports around the country all of the time, George Clooney wouldn’t have gotten a single laugh in “Up in the Air.”

Crisis averted. The people in charge got the message. Planes were boarded. Holiday greetings were passed around generously. The protest worked as a warning that we are all watching the watchers.

Harry Potter’s Tom Felton: It’s Been Totally Worth It to Lose a Little of My Childhood

Tom Felton won audiences over as Draco, the arrogant young bully of Slytherin who loved giving Harry Potter a hard time.

Now, he’s facing an identity crisis in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. Parade’s Jeanne Wolf found out why Felton found the final films the most exciting, even if he’s not exactly the hero.

Tom Felton

“It’s been a great journey for Draco…”

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Emma Watson: ‘I Don’t Pretend to Understand the Male Gender’

Emma Watson was just nine-years-old when she took her first train ride to Hogwarts as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. A decade later, the $5.4 billion success of the big screen versions of J. K. Rowling’s best-sellers has brought magic to her career.

Parade’s Jeanne Wolf talked with the 20-year-old about reaching the end of a fantastical journey. Plus, how Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint became her on-set love gurus.

Emma Watson

“You see a different side to…”

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Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Potter is ‘Like the Mafia’

Daniel Radcliffe has grown up on the big screen as the young wizard Harry Potter.

Now, after ten years and seven hugely successful films, the 22-year-old actor is reaching the end of the magical odyssey with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. Parade’s Jeanne Wolf found out about the incredible journey he’s taken.

Daniel Radcliffe

“J. K. Rowling pretty much promised …”

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