A few weeks back Natalie was awarded the Courage To Care award for her years of work for the LA Children’s Hospital. Thanks to a great find by NPYall, we can enjoy some actual interesting Natalie content for a change. The hospital put out a video about Natalie’s involvement, which features interview footage, the Mulleavy sisters, Foosball and a lot of light shining on the hospital and volunteers.
We’re well overdue for a new poll and with the big Thor 3 news landing yesterday, it was a no-brainer to make that the subject.
As for the previous poll, it seems over a third of Natalie’s fans can thank Leon for becoming fans in the first place.
Marvel held an event today and announced not one, not two, not three, not four, not five…*skips ahead*…not eight but NINE new films. Odds were good that one of the films would be Thor 3, and that is exactly the case – the film is titled Ragnarok. I have no idea if Natalie will be in the film, but her initial deal was for 3 films (if memory serves), so I would expect at least one more Asgaardian frolick.
Natalie attended a benefit for Benjamin’s LA Dance Project and The Daily Mail are wasting no time stirring up another pregnancy rumour. Draw your own conclusions…
Thanks to Belerofonte. Check back later when Rachel will hopefully have some more photos from the event.
UPDATE – Click here to view HQ photos in the gallery, thanks to Kitten.
Jane Got A Gun is supposedly going to be released in less than 4 months. The troubled production, moved release date, lukewarm early reviews and lack of official promotional materials, all combine to create an air of “meh” amongst many Natalie fans. So it’s nice to have a slight silver lining from this interview with co-star on Jane, Joel Edgerton.
“But out of the fire has been forged this quite remarkable movie,” says Edgerton of the completed film, which Relativity will release in February. “There’s never been a mathematical equation that says a good experience making a movie equates to a good movie, or a bad experience on a set is going to lead to a bad movie. That’s the unquantifiable nature of moviemaking, and it means you’ve got to go in with the right intentions and hope that the ship is steered in the right direction by all of the different people pulling the ropes, so that you eventually land at the port you wanted to land at.
“At the end of the day, the movie will be judged for what it is, and I think it’s fucking great,” he muses. “Thank God, because I would have killed myself if I’d gone through all that and then the movie was terrible. I would have been so disappointed. How could I have gone through all of this and then been disappointed in the result?”
Thanks to Belerofonte.
I didn’t have a chance to check on the site till just now, and was happy to see a furious debate brewing in the comments section over photos and a video of Natalie and Benjamin at the Arclight. I use the word “happy” because I really do enjoy a spirited debate, and the topic of where the lines should be drawn between fan and celebrity is always very interesting.
Personally, I didn’t find this appearance particularly distasteful. This is because I’ve seen much worse and because I didn’t experience the event. I see a couple racing to catch a movie and some annoyance at being captured by the paparazzi.
If you felt differently when viewing them, that is completely valid. If you wish candid photos had no place on this site, that is also a totally respectful stance. But we run this site for her fans, and every time we have tested the water on this, you guys have made it clear – you want candids. Even Aleph photos, which I personally wouldn’t choose to have on the site, the majority made that call.
Ultimately, I think it’s good that we see sets like this, which make us feel uncomfortable. As fans we SHOULD be reminded that Natalie, and other celebs, are harassed by photographers on a daily basis. As Rachel mentioned, smiling candid shots when she doesn’t know she’s being photographed are, if anything, even more morally questionable.
So please, by all means keep the discussion going. Don’t attack fellow Natalie fans, but feel free to express your feelings on a very important subject.
Benjamin’s LA Dance Project are returning to LA for a set of shows starting on the weekend, and guess who he has enlisted to get the word out on Facebook and Instagram. This probably also means we can look forward to a new public appearance for Natalie.
Thanks to Belerofonte.
I’ll be setting up a poll to see if you guys loved Natalie’s Woodstock Film Festival appearance as much as I did, but before we do a pulse check, take a look at the full video of Darren Aronofsky being awarded the Maverick award. Natalie’s speech is short and sweet, while Jennifer Connelly gives it great gusto. Thanks to Kitten for the find.
We’ve updated the gallery with a ton of new photos (over 100) of Natalie’s appearance at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Gala yesterday evening, including the pre-awards dinner, ceremony, and backstage. A huge thanks to Belerofonte and Kitten for the finds.
Last night Natalie, together with Jennifer Connelly, presented Darren Aronofsky with a Maverick Award on behalf of the Woodstock Film Festival. I’ve set up a temporary album featuring mostly behind the scenes snaps from the event, but hopefully Rachel can find some better quality Natalie photos a bit later on. Click the GORGEOUS thumb below to view the gallery.
In addition, we have a video snippet of Natalie’s speech via Instagram. Thanks to Belerofonte.
We’ve updated the gallery with a new-old photo of Natalie playing foosball with patients in the Teen Lounge (where she became involved as a volunteer in 2008) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles back in late August.
This candid set from the weekend, featuring Natalie and Aleph out and about, has a few cuteness bombs. Unfortunately, Aleph is visible in the best shots, so please steer clear if that is your stance. Thanks to Kitten for the find.
As we mentioned a few weeks back, Natalie was to be honoured by the LA Children’s Hospital with the Courage To Care award, for her dedication and support to the hospital. Last night was the event and Natalie arrived on the red carpet with Benjamin. We’ll have a gallery up later but until then click the thumb below for the Daily Mail’s account, along with some good quality images of the Grecian inspired outfit.
UPDATE – Click here to see UHQ photos in the gallery.
Forgive me Natalie fans. You can probably count on one hand the number of times there haven’t been updates on two consecutive days…and that’s going back a decade and a half. The week just overwhelmed and I apologize profusely. It didn’t help that Natalie news was at an all time low this week, but we’re on the verge of something exciting. Hang in there.
Alright then, back on the horse I leap. Let’s start with poll results for a change, as it was no ordinary poll. Our Leon scene poll had a predictable winner, which I can’t disagree with. I was surprised with Leon’s choking on milk being so high, as well as the Russian roulette being so low. But I am absolutely shocked that Natalie’s confrontation with Oldman in the bathroom didn’t get more love – the scene is fire. Gotta love the “I’m sorry”.
Click the thumb below for a bigger version.
For the new poll I’m drawing from the Leon well again.
Impatient Natalie fans of the world, try and remember that no news is good news. And mini news is the greatest news of all. Here is a new assortment of bite sized Natalie updates.
– Let’s kick things off, and our shoes off, with the news that Natalie has donated a pair of Dior heels to the Small Steps charity. Fellow Thor co-stars, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, also served up some slightly less attractive offerings.
– Elle UK has a slideshow featuring Natalie’s hair styles through the years. 2006 Golden Globes > everything else.
– And finally, it’s with great pride that I can reveal that our own cosplay expert, Celina/Novalee, has made it onto the official Marvel Tumblr for a really well crafted and exceedingly sexy Sif outfit. Join her Facebook group to see what stunning outfit she cooks up next.
Okay, keep the cartwheels modest because while these two project links look legitimate, they’re not exactly going to feature Natalie front and centre.
First up is The Seventh Fire, which is a really interesting sounding documentary that Natalie is producing. She mentions the project here (google translate that sucker!) and below is the synopsis from IMDB.
An Ojibwe community in rural Minnesota is caught between the violent rise of Native American gangs and the struggle for cultural identity. The Seventh Fire is a raw cinematic journey into a rarely seen part of America that reveals the crisis facing American Indian communities across the country.
Next up is a project that sounds like it might have Natalie in front the camera. Let’s start with the IMDB synopsis.
“Based on short stories from Robert Boswell’s collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.”