Celeste is blindsided by Mary Louise; Gordon continues to disappoint Renata; Bonnie contemplates a solution to her mother’s suffering and her own ongoing guilt; Ed entertains an unusual proposition before catching Madeline in an unguarded moment.
I just realized that I never posted the captures from last week’s episode of Big Little Lies … there are now in our gallery.
Nicole has always been a fan of Giorgio Armani’s fashion so it was no surprise that she and Keith were in attendance at the Paris Fashion Week’s Armani Prive fashion show yesterday.
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 2 | Paris Fashion Week – Armani Prive Fashion Show
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 2 | Paris Fashion Week – Armani Prive Fashion Show – Front Row
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 2 | Paris Fashion Week – Armani Prive Fashion Show – Backstage
July started with Nicole in Italy for the Taormina Film Fest. While there she participated in a Masters Class where she talked about learning about film and falling in love with acting. Then on Monday night the festival awarded her the Taormina Arte Award.
“I’m in love with the cinema. And I wanna say this because this is Italy. It began the European cinema. And I wouldn’t sneak off obviously if I would see Kubrick. But I would also see Fellini. I was young and I didn’t understand a lot of works in the scene, but I knew that I want to be a part of it. And I wanted to say thank you Italy because you have always “got me”. And I am ok,”
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 1 | Taormina Film Fest – Masters Class
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 1 | Taormina Film Fest – Red Carpet
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2019 > July 1 | Taormina Film Fest – Awards Ceremony
Not yet a year into his expensive five-year deal with Netflix, Ryan Murphy is about to deliver his biggest get for the streamer. Deadline hears he will direct and produce the feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated stage musical The Prom and has secured a cast that puts Netflix in new starpower territory.
Meryl Streep will star alongside James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Ariana Grande, with Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells playing key roles. Sources said Murphy will get underway directing the film adaptation of the Broadway hit in December, for a fall 2020 awards season release in theaters before it airs on the streamer.
Murphy adds this to three series he is delivering — The Politicians, Ratched and Hollywood — with two yet to be announced documentaries and another movie stage adaptation coming. Latter is The Boys in the Band, directed by Joe Mantello with the recent Broadway 50th anniversary revival cast. That one begins shooting in July, fresh off its recent Tony win.
In Prom, Streep will play Dee Dee Allen, a two-time Tony winner who teams with Corden’s Barry Glickman in a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt. After career-ending reviews, they decide — along with Broadway babies Kidman as Angie Dickinson and Rannells (Book of Mormon) as Trent Oliver — to champion a cause to rehabilitate their careers. They find one in Emma, a high school senior in Indiana who isn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom. A nationwide search led by casting director Alexa Fogel is on to fill the role of Emma.
Grande will star as Alyssa, a popular daughter of the head of the PTA. Awkwafina will play the group’s publicist Ms. Sheldon, and Key will play Streep’s love interest and Emma’s ally, Principal Hawkins.
Murphy will produce with Alexis Woodall, Bill Damaschke, and Dori Berinstein. Script is by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music and lyrics are by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, based on the original concept by Jack Viertel.
Murphy’s star-studded cast came together quickly this spring. All were the director’s first choices, and each said yes quickly after seeing the Tony-nominated musical with its themes of inclusion and tolerance.
Murphy will produce the soundtrack along with Grande and her manager, Scooter Braun.
The Prom will cap a prolific year for Murphy, who has won a Golden Globe for The Assassination of Gianni Versace, a Peabody Award for Pose, and a Tony Award for Boys in the Band. Murphy, Streep, Kidman and Grande are all repped by Kevin Huvane, who went above and beyond in packaging the film for CAA.
For Netflix, this comes a day after the streamer announced it secured George Clooney to direct and star in an adaptation of the Lily-Brooks Dalton novel Good Morning, Midnight, with script by Mark L. Smith.
Nicole’s co-star Alexander Skarsgård did an interview with Kiss 1065 in Australia and talked about filming those intense scenes with Nicole!
Basically the entire plot for season one of Big Little Lies surrounds the character Perry Wright and the destruction that he has caused in Monterey, not only towards his wife Celeste, but also to the innocent and new mother in town, Jane.
The newly released season two of the series also focuses on Perry following his shocking death at the end of season one.
This morning, the man behind the character, Alexander Skarsgard, joined Kyle and Jackie O to chat about working on Big Little Lies and what it was like to create such intense moments with his onscreen wife, Nicole Kidman.
In case you haven’t watched the series, Alexander and Nicole’s characters portray some pretty intense (to say the least) sex scenes, after it is revealed that Perry is abusive of his wife Celeste.
Speaking with Alexander this morning, Kyle and Jackie O wanted to know what it was like to film such horrific scenes with Nicole.
He explained that it certainly was an “intense” and even at times “horrible” experience, but working with someone as professional as Nicole made it slightly easier to get through.
“Those scenes were obviously quite intense to shoot,” he told us this morning.
“I mean, it was extraordinary to work with Nicole. She’s not only an incredible actress but she’s also like the most lovely and generous and sweet woman. So of course, shooting those scenes were horrible. Absolutely horrible.”
Alexander also revealed that the scenes were so physical that they actually brought in a stunt double to help out.
But he told us that Nicole refused to use the body double and instead committed to performing those violent scenes herself, to the point where she was actually bruised.
“Nicole and I had some time together to build up that trust before shooting those scenes which was crucial to have, because again, some of them are very violent and very physical and very psychologically draining,” Alexander continued.
“She is incredibly committed and we did have a body double, like a stunt double on set, for you know, when I throw her over chairs and stuff and when it gets really violent, and Nicole wanted to do it herself.”
“It kind of helped to make it more authentic,” he continued to say. “But of course it was very difficult. We were both incredibly drained and Nicole bruised after those days.”
Alexander continued to gush about Nicole Kidman and how incredible she is to work with. He also told Kyle and Jackie O about what it was like to work alongside Hollywood legend Meryl Streep, who joins season two to play Perry’s mother, Mary Louise Wright.
The captures from last night’s episode of Big Little Lies.