Tyrese Gibson is back for another round against the Decepticons in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. With a string of hit albums under his belt, the Grammy-nominated singer has earned respect in Hollywood for his acting.
Gibson tells Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf that the sequel to the blockbuster is bigger, better and louder.
“Michael Bay’s nickname is ‘Boom Boom Bastard.’ He loves to make the bangs bigger and better. One of the biggest lessons we learned…”
Jeremy Renner sizzles as Staff Sergeant William James in The Hurt Locker, and the role has already earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. The handsome Renner has been hoping to break out after strong performances in films like The Assassination of Jesse James and North Country, not to mention a chilling turn as the cannibalistic serial killer in Dahmer.
Playing a risk-taking bomb disposal technician in Kathryn Bigelow’s searing Iraq war drama might be his chance at becoming a household name. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf discovered that Renner got a short course in the reality of war in the Middle East.
“I was just some jerk-ass actor pretending I was a soldier, but I felt it. And you’re going to feel like you’ve been in Iraq because it’s almost like a documentary. It was 125 degrees, and there was no escaping…”
The cool and elegantly beautiful Julia Ormond is not the actress you’d expect to pop up in Surveillance, a new horror film from Jennifer Lynch (daughter of David Lynch) in which a pair of serial killers wreak bloody havoc. But the actress is very much a part of the terrifying and darkly comic mayhem—in ways we can’t reveal.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out why Ormond couldn’t wait to do her part.
“I remember Jennifer Lynch saying, ‘Can you afford to do this role in this kind of movie?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t think I can afford…”