Christian Bale scored big-time as the caped crusader in Dark Knight. Now, he’s playing another legend in Terminator Salvation, John Connor, who leads the fight against the machines that are trying to destroy mankind.
Bale fought to save his own reputation after an explosive temper tantrum on the set was leaked to the Internet. He’s since publicly apologized for his uncool behavior and says with a smile, “Would it be self-serving to say that most people think I’m a really nice guy.”
Hey, it’s only a movie.
“I can play John Connor with a healthy bunch of salt. I recognize the story is a little far-fetched and that’s what I enjoy about this mythology. But I had my doubts about the role and McG had to talk me into it. It’s not brain surgery, and we’re not curing cancer, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take it seriously while we’re filming. The world is not going to come to an end if movies stop getting made, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love my work.”…Read more…
Terminator Salvation is set in 2018, which doesn’t seem very far away. And the movie portrays a very dim future for mankind. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf asked the stars and director of the movie if they would want to know the future, good or bad.
Christian Bale: “Listen, I couldn’t resist it. Of course I would want to hear about it. I’m not sure how I’d be able to handle it, but who wouldn’t? I would, actually. I would love to hear it.” …Read more from the cast…
Saturday Night Live fans are in for a surprise when they see Maya Rudolph co-starring withJohn Krasinski in Away We Go. The popular comedian, known for her wildly outrageous impressions of famous faces from Oprah to Michelle Obama, is playing it a lot straighter in the romantic comedy about a couple traveling across America to find the right home for their unborn child.
Rudolph, who’s just announced she’s expecting her second child with director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), admits she got a feeling of deja vu.
Leaving her SNL persona behind.
“I think I did surprise a lot of people. It has nothing to do with leaving behind anything but just sharing more of me. Weirdly, I think I always thought that I would get to make a movie like this. I knew that I would get to find the opportunity to play a special person who was more than just funny. And I got really lucky with this character.”…Read more…
Shawn Johnson went from a gold-medal performance in the 2008 Olympics to mastering the quick step as the youngest contestant ever on Dancing With the Stars. The 17-year-old gymnast and her partner, Mark Ballas, are hoping they’ll take the top prize in next week’s finale.
Meanwhile, the winner of “Choice Female Athlete of the Year” at the Teen Choice Awards radiates the upbeat positivity that she occasionally has to tone down when making sexy moves in the tango and salsa.
Overcoming the fear.
“Coming into the series, I didn’t even know if I could dance. At the beginning I was totally petrified. I just hoped I could make it to week two. I never imagined I’d get this far. But I’ve just been working really hard and now I’d really, really like to win.”…Read more…
It just may be the wackiest role of Rachel Weisz’s Academy Award-winning career. She goes over-the-top in Brothers Bloom as a reclusive heiress who whiles away time in a huge mansion with her many hobbies, including skateboarding, karate, banjo playing and rapping.
Then she meets the Bloom brothers, a couple of con men played by Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, who entice her to take a trip around the world while they plot to steal her millions.
Meanwhile, Weisz is very much into her real-life role as mom to her young son with her boyfriend, maverick director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). And she’ll next be seen in the much anticipated Lovely Bones.
A little help with the skateboarding, please.
“I had never been on a skateboard on my life. Actually, Adrien Brody is a really good skateboarder, so he took me out in the parking lot and tried to help me. He was very supportive, but all I could think of was, ‘This is really dangerous.’ Fortunately, I didn’t crash.”…Read more…