On Gear Live: Technology Access Foundation Students Visit Capital One to Talk Tech Careers

Latest Gear Live Videos

Anne Hathaway: I’m Obnoxious

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies,

Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway thinks she is "so obnoxious." The One Day actress admits she has a bad habit of "interrupting everybody" and not letting people finish their sentences when she is having conversations with them.

"I'm so bad. I interrupt everybody. I'm so obnoxious. Pardon. I just get really excited when I talk-and especially when I talk to people who are fun to talk to-and I jump in at the end of every sentence and nobody ever gets to finish a thought."

Just as she is aware of her annoying habits, the 28-year-old star is also aware of her limitations as an actress. But the Dark Knight Rises star insists she would "crawl over broken glass" if she thought it would be good for a role.

"Elia Kazan [the late American director-and-actor] once said Vivien Leigh was not the best actress in the world, but she'd have crawled over broken glass if she thought it would help her performance. That's how I see myself as an actress. I may not be the best in the world, but I love my craft more than just about anything, and I will give everything I have to it, whatever the cost . I feel like such a jerk when I say 'my craft,' but I do feel that way."


Advertisement

Liam Neeson Cut from Hangover Sequel

Liam Neeson Nick Cassavetes

Liam Neeson’s cameo won’t be included in The Hangover: Part II after all. The actor was brought in to a play a tattoo artist, replacing actor Mel Gibson when the movie’s cast refused to work with him. Neeson was needed on set for a few reshoots (as the scene had already been filmed), but he was too busy on the set of Clash of the Titans 2 to work it in.

The Hangover: Part II is due in theaters in May, and director Todd Phillips just couldn’t wait. Actor/writer/director/poker player Nick Cassavetes will take on the role instead. Phillips says the scene is now finished, and viewers will see the Cassavetes version in theaters.

Read More | The Huffington Post

VIDEO: Filming the Final Scene for Harry Potter

Seven books, eight movies, ten years -- and it all came down to this. In the video above, you’ll see the last scene ever filmed for the epic Harry Potter film franchise, a bittersweet ending to a tale that’s still in the making on the big screen.

Fittingly, the last scene featured title star Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and his co-stars Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron). The scene was part of their escape from The Ministry of Magic, which we already saw in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.

Read More | Perez Hilton

Three Stooges Movie Ready to Film, Though No Cast Yet

The Three Stooges - movie not cast

Bobby and Peter Farrelly, ready to direct? Check. A funny script that pays homage to the movie’s theme, The Three Stooges? Check. A shooting location? Check. The only thing the new movie doesn’t have is a cast -- which is something of a problem, since filming is scheduled to begin at the end of April.

Yikes. “We just haven’t made a choice,” explained Peter Farrelly, one-half of the filmmaking brother duo. “But, we will in the coming weeks.” Let’s hope so.

The Three Stooges film is a much-anticipated project that once had some of the biggest of big names attached to it. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey were going to become Larry, Moe and Curly (in that order), but both Penn and Carrey ditched the project early on.

Click to continue reading Three Stooges Movie Ready to Film, Though No Cast Yet

Read More | CNN

Quote of the Day: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Making Profitable, Good Films

Christopher Nolan with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio

“There’s a lot of stuff that gets created for the love of it, and there’s a lot that really does get created with almost no love involved. Just to make money. I think of Chris Nolan as a shining example of somebody who can do something for the love and still succeed at the money game. A lot of people make excuses and say, ‘Ah, well, there’s no room for love here. We have to make money.’ And I love to point to Chris Nolan and say, ‘F*ck you guys. This guy’s making more money than you are, and he’s making beautiful, genuine movies.’”

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains how his Inception director Christopher Nolan can make good films and make good money.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

Read More | Details

It’s All in the Family: Hollywood Nepotism

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Casting, Celebrity Gossip, Filmmaking,

Hollywood sign

In most places of business, nepotism is frowned upon. In Hollywood, it’s part of standard casting policies. Why is it okay for La La Land to offer opportunities to unknown - but well-connected - actors, when hiring regulations are in place for every other industry in the country? Let’s dip our toes into the Tinseltown gene pool and see how many family trees we can count.

If you haven’t heard by now, Will Smith’s son is going to become the next A-list, must-have child star. He’s starring in the new Karate Kid reboot (a movie that’s unnecessary at best), and now he’s putting his on display in a movie soundtrack tie-in. Like it’s not already great being Will Smith’s kid, Jaden, 11, is now forging a strong career in the “family business.” Which just happens to be multi-million-dollar movie and recording contracts. Nice.

Is Jaden Smith the most talented kid for the ? Are his rap skills so superior that he deserves the outpouring of press he’s been getting for his involvement with the film’s theme song?

Frankly, it doesn’t f&*^ing matter. The Karate Kid reboot (which, we hate to break it to you, does

not

feature karate) is produced by and from its inception was intended as a Jaden Smith vehicle. No one else ever auditioned for the role of the Karate Kid, not that anyone else had a snowball’s shot in hell of landing it anyway.

Hollywood has always been the land where dreams come true…if you’ve already got an “in.”

Click to continue reading It’s All in the Family: Hollywood Nepotism


James Cameron’s Avatar Excitement

James Cameron on the set of Avatar was like a “kid in a candy store” on the set of Avatar.

Actress - who stars as Dr Grace Augustine in the new 3-D animated blockbuster - said watching the director helm his first movie in 12 years since the epic Titanic was incredibly rewarding.

“He invented the cameras, he was using the cameras. He was shooting his characters in the flora and fauna he created with the creatures that he created. He was having a great time, and so were we. To see him on the set of Avatar was like watching a kid in a candy store.”

James - who spent four years producing the movie - used revolutionary CGI techniques that required the actors to work wearing a camera fitted to a helmet, which picked up their facial expressions. The 60-year-old Hollywood star said the director managed to create a “magic” on set.

“When we were in our little suits with our ears and tails we could see what we looked like in Jim’s magic camera - I don’t know what he calls it, I call it the magic camera - so we were free just to be with each other as actors, as characters and Jim’s focus was completely on us.”


Jason Schwartzman Eyed Up Clooney

Jason SchwartzmanMegan Fox won’t have to worry about Jason Schwartzman staring at her—he seems to have eyes for George Clooney.

The Rushmore actor said working with George Clooney on animated film Fantastic Mr Fox was a bizarre and amazing experience.

“Typically when you’re working with someone it’s not kosher to just kind of gaze at them because you’re usually on camera as well. But when we were sitting around a table with just a recorder, it was really nice for me to be able to look at George. I admit I might have actually been staring. Obviously, he’s a handsome gentleman, but what I found fascinating was just kind of watching him work. It was like having a front row seat in an acting class.”

Jason, 29, said director Wes Anderson got the cast to spend lots of time together, so he could capture audio of them interacting: “He also took us to this farm on a field trip where we ran around and played in the dirt and did all sorts of crazy things. I was like, ‘I can’t believe my life has come to this moment where I’m on the ground digging with George Clooney.’ It was so bizarre and amazing.”


New Moon Director Wants to Make You Cry

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in New MoonDirector of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Chris Weitz, wants to make fans of the series cry their tear ducts out.

“We’ve tried our best to deliver on the romantic scenes in the film, and I would like to be able to produce more tears than any movie before, if possible. If we could only weigh them with some kind of cubic tear measure!”

Weitz also spoke out about the lack of privacy there is with shooting the film, thanks to Twitter:

“To be honest, even making the movie is under a tremendous amount of scrutiny now, so that when the cast went back to Vancouver there were cameras everywhere. Everyone knows where every set is going to be. It goes with the Internet and all the information is out there all the time, and whenever one of them is spotted it’s immediately Twittered.”

Make sure you bring your tissue box when the film hits theaters November 20th.

Read More | People

Diane Kruger Talks ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ Karl Lagerfeld

Diane Kruger as Bridget von Hammersmark

When Quentin Tarantino has his mind set on a particular actor or actress for a role, he’s nearly dead set on his pick. For this reason, German native Diane Kruger had a lot to prove in order to win his confidence in her for Inglourious Basterds.

“[Quentin Tarantino] actually had someone else in mind when he first cast his movie, and that didn’t work out for whatever reason. He actually couldn’t believe that I was German, so I had to prove my German-ness to him,” the model-turned-actress explained.

Then again, who can blame him when one can barely pick up on Diane’s accent? Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld can’t tell!

Click to continue reading Diane Kruger Talks ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ Karl Lagerfeld

Read More | WWD

Advertisement