This evening a few more scans from the Dior magazine appearance. Another (great shot) from the photo set plus some photos of Natalie from the Shirin Neshat short film, Illusions & Mirrors.
Sorry for the lack of updates, am swamped at work right now and Rachel is the same. Plus she has no internet right now. But fear not, will never leave you guys hanging when it comes to any big news. But today’s update is about smaller news items…
- Hollywood Elsewhere has a little piece about this years possible double Malick release, which Natalie should hopefully play a big role in. The writer Jeff Wells is wringing his hands over Malick’s slow process to get films out and into theatres, but here’s hoping the wringing turns to clapping and we get at least one of them out this year. Right now I’ll take a trailer, thanks.
- We have a write up about the We Day California event, which Natalie recorded a video for…a video update that had ZERO comments so clearly this Free The Children associated event is not exactly firing up the Natalie faithful. Maybe the article will do a better job of it
- Lastly, Lightscamerareaction and Kitten found a really adorable photo of Natalie on the set of Star Wars Attack Of The Clones. Awwwww…
No, it’s very unlikely that Natalie will be seen at the Oscars or the after party, where she is normally a regular. A Tale Of Love And Darkness is supposed to be a short shoot but is surely not wrapped yet.
Hopefully one of Natalie’s upcoming films connects and we can see her back in the award season chatter next year. But whether she gets the recognition or not, I just want to see her being tested and pushed again. Thinking back to Black Swan I felt so damn proud, not just for the win but because the film was also great and the performance was more than worthy. I really need a great Natalie performance. It’s been too long.
Thor, Thor 2, Your Highness, No Strings Attached…I’m not saying they’re all awful and not suggesting they don’t have any redeeming features but they’re all so disposable. I’d take one more scene like this over a dozen shrug worthy performances, no matter how cute and beautiful Natalie may be in them.
Time for a new poll and the new Dior Magazine photos make for the perfect topic as opinions seem very split.
The blooming bouquet video poll was anything but split with only 6 voters giving it the thumbs down.
Celina is back with our new wallpaper calendar set for the new month. She just received second place in the Charlie Awards, finally letting someone else win for a change – our own Rachel. Speaking of which, please join me in wishing happy birthday to Rachel!
Natalie’s full photo editorial and partial interview from the fifth issue of Dior Magazine are finally here, courtesy of theFashionSpot. Click through the preview to view the HQ scans in our gallery. A big thanks to Kitten for the find, as always.
Now that the charlies are out of the way, it’s time for a new poll. There were a few poll worthy topics over the past few weeks but I’ve gone with a consensus check on the new Dior video.
As for the last poll prior to the charlies, we were expecting some big news and one of them has at least come to pass. Maybe two if you count the pregnancy take back.
Natalie visited Kids4Peace, an international humanitarian organization, in Jerusalem last Thursday. Click through the preview to read more about her visit and view the photo gallery at the Kids4Peace blog. Thanks to Kitten for the find.
An interesting find from MrsKiraSayers – a video of Natalie promoting We Day, in which we focus on ourselves for once. Actually no, it’s about local youth who help out in their communities and Natalie is the co-chair. Looks like a pretty big event planned but hit play below to find out all about it.
We have quite a few Thor related news items so I’ve decided to put them all together for a new hammer themed edition of tidbits.
- We start with confirmation that Thor 3 will be a part of Marvel’s phase 3. After the second film I can’t say I’m really looking forward to that, but I know many of Natalie’s fans will be punching the air.
- Next up is a piece of concept art from Andy Park.
- And here is a new(?) photo from the first Thor film.
- Finally, a Thor 2 interview with Natalie touches on a few other aspects like how she regrets not being more rebellious as a teenager. For Star Wars fans there is also what Natalie said to JJ Abrams about the upcoming series.
Thanks to lightscamerareaction, MrsKiraSayers and Belerofonte.
We’ve updated the gallery with some more new-old photos from Natalie’s 2013 Frederic Auerbach editorial for Dior, plus HQ versions of some of the old ones. A big thanks to Eden and Kitten for the finds!
The Charlie Awards comes to an end with the customary overall rating for the year. Normally I just do numbers from 5 (best) to 1 (worst), but this year I’ve gone for a little description instead. But you can still look at them as 5 to 1 in that order.
Rate The 2013 Natalie Year
Total Voters: 172
We’ve updated the gallery with 15 UHQ photos of Natalie acting and directing on the set of A Tale of Love and Darkness in Jerusalem last Thursday. Thanks to Kitten and anna1992anna.
Time to take a walk on the dark side with the negative look back at the 2013 year in Natalie news. One category left after this and then we’re finally done!
Worst News Of The Year
Total Voters: 184
Probably one of the bigger categories, simply want to know what the best Natalie news of the year was. Next up will be worst news, if you have some suggestions feel free to post them in the comments section.
Best News Of The Year
Total Voters: 208
As teased in the comments and Twitter, I just wanted to apologize for jumping the gun on the Natalie pregnancy rumour. If you’ve been visiting the site for awhile you’ll know I’m very quick to pour water over rumours based on very little evidence. It’s actually a pet peeve of mine where someone takes one still frame and extrapolates a narrative from that one moment.
When the better candid photo arrived, followed by another posed shot with perfect lighting, I really thought there’s no way she’s not pregnant. I don’t enjoy the private aspect of covering Natalie news (once upon a time it was different but either I’ve matured – hah – or the fact that Natalie now has a family has changed that) but we do it for the fans who are interested in all aspects of Natalie’s life. As I’ve always said, this site is for you guys. If there’s Natalie news out there, you should be able to read about it and engage with it here.
But back to the faux pregnancy, as I mentioned in the comments the day after, I just wanted to draw a line under it and move on. The speculation was getting annoying and, as I just mentioned, I was now pretty damn convinced. Well, this week it became clear that Natalie’s brood will remain at one for the near future at least. What was up with those photos…who knows, maybe she found Betty Draper’s pregnancy suit.
In any case, sorry again and I’ll be sure to avoid any proclamations without being sure of the facts in future.