Ewan McGregor seems to have it all in American Pastoral: success, a beautiful wife and a lovely daughter. Then his life falls apart when his kid joins radicals opposed to the Vietnam War. Ewan told me that, with four daughters of his own, he identified with the challenges of getting parenting right.
Tyler Perry returns again as the tough grandma who tells it like it is in “Boo: A Madea Halloween.” In case you’re counting, it’s her ninth appearance on the big screen. In spite of Madea’s popularity, Tyler told me why you’ll never see him trick or treating in a wig and heels.
Rebecca Hall went to some dark places in “Christine,” as TV News reporter Christine Chubbuck who felt her career and life were at a dead-end and finally killed herself on a live newscast. Rebecca was just glad her new husband had a role and was there to comfort her behind-the-scenes.
Michelle Rodriguez has gone from tough lady to teacher. Ever since she traded punches in Girlfight, Michelle Rodriguez has held her own in hard driving action flicks. But she’ll surprise you with her latest role in Milton’s Secret.
Gene Wilder told me he loved making people laugh. No matter where he was in the world, kids would say, “There’s Willy Wonka!” With that sweet face, that hair, those eyes – wow! He is truly unforgettable. RIP.