Chris Pine may be best known for kissing Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck (she told me he bit her lip and he swears he didn’t). Now, Pine is breaking out of the pack of young Hollywood hunks with the hottest role of the summer: young Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
What makes him irresistible — besides being drop-dead handsome — is his drop-dead sense of humor about his sudden boost to stardom.
Making Kirk a bad boy.
“I definitely err towards thoughtfulness more than I do impulsiveness. So it was fun to play the young Kirk as a guy who is a bit more dangerous than I am in terms of being a smart mouth and not being afraid to use his fists. But I think his great journey is that he starts at a place of self-destructiveness and then kind of finds his way to a level of maturity that he needs to command the Enterprise.”…Read more…
Zachary Quinto already has fans who love his deliciously dark performance as the mysterious serial killer Sylar on Heroes.
Now that he’s on the big screen, Quinto’s facing legions of fans who can’t wait to see him in the legendary role of Spock in Star Trek.
If Quinto is feeling the pressure, he’s keeping it hidden. But there’s no secret about the love and admiration he has for the star who made the Vulcan outcast an icon.
Don’t call him a Trekker, or even a Trekkie.
“I had seen the original series and was a moderate fan, but I wasn’t a fanatic. I certainly wasn’t ever a Trekker but I understood them, and how they’re so totally into everything Star Trek, especially after going to Comicon. It was like a rock concert with 6,500 people screaming their lungs out and I found it incredibly exhilarating. So you do want to deliver for them.”…Read more…
Evan Rachel Wood was on the scene at the Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of Woody Allen’s latest comedy,Whatever Works. She co-stars as the very young wife of the curmudgeonly Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm).
You can also catch her playing a heroic teen leading a fight to save her planet from evil aliens in the 3-D animated Battle for Terra. Now, the big question is whether or not Evan will deliver on her original promise to star in the Broadway version of Spider-Man, directed by Julie Taymor.
What Evan said to us last year.
“I looked at myself and went, ‘Duh. Mary Jane.’ And so I sent a picture of myself to Julie Taymor, and I guess she agreed because I’m playing the part. I’m really excited about getting the chance to sing and also maybe hang from tall buildings.”…Read more…
Matthew McConaughey manages to keep his shirt on for most of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. But, not to worry, he hasn’t lost that sexy six-pack that’s almost always on display for the paparazzi.
Matthew is back in a familiar role as a player suddenly faced with all the women he rejected over the years. But, he swears, he’s just misunderstood. And his female fans are just going to have to deal with his new role as a proud dad to his young son with girlfriend Camila Alves.
He loves his exes.
“I would get a lot more hugs than my character in this movie. A lot of his girlfriends aren’t that happy with him. But I still have a good relationship with my past girlfriends. Some of them are just acquaintances. Some of them are still women that I talk to weekly. And they’ve all gone on to be happy and have good men in their lives. A lot of them have children, too.”…Read more…
As the world copes with a mounting financial crisis fed by corporate corruption, the legendary financial predator who makes Bernie Madoff pale by comparison is returning to the scene of his crime. Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his searing portrayal of Gordon Gekko, is reprising his role in Wall Street 2, once again helmed by Oliver Stone.
You can also catch him as Uncle Wayne, a part that comes close to spoofing his real-life image as a Hollywood playboy, in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
The legend endures.
“Everybody is fascinated with Gordon even though he was a villain. That’s what was so weird. I kept getting a run of drunken investment bankers coming up to me at bars saying, ‘You’re the man. You’re the man. You’re the reason I got involved in this business.’ And I’m going, ‘Whoa, but I’m the bad guy, right?’ And they were like, ‘No, no!’ So there you go. Greed is good.”…Read more…