Natalie was spotted out and about in Los Feliz yesterday, doing some shopping with Aleph (whom is visible in all of the photos). Thanks to Adonis, via Celeb Baby Laundry, for the finds.
Two pieces of film news in one week? What is this witchcraft? Below is a new article/interview feature from Grazia magazine. Dior is the main subject, but Natalie talks about film, family, food and France. In particular, she mentions that she has a French film in the works, but it’s a secret. Consider my curiosity well and truly piqued.
Thanks to Eden and Kitten.
Did someone say film news? Holy hell, it has been too. Damn. Long. Here is a very evocative “promo” poster of Natalie’s first directorial feature film, A Tale Of Love And Darkness.
Thanks to Belerofonte and Collider.
Natalie fans are blessed with a catalogue of thousands of photos of her through the years. However, we all know that for every one great editorial shot, there are dozens more that are just as good but never see the light of day. When we do catch a glimpse of these “extras”, particularly years after the fact, it feels akin to finding treasure. Today Kitten delivered some priceless gems, with several additions to one of the very first ever Natalie photoshoots.
Click the thumb below to check out the additions to the Bruce Weber shoot of Natalie and Alessandro Gassman from 1994.
Thanks to Teenageddirtstache
We’ve updated the gallery with some new-old candid photos of Natalie and family visiting apartments in Paris back in April. Please note that Aleph is visible in the photos. Thanks to HQ Utopia.
We continue the Leon content, in celebration of the film’s 20 year anniversary, with some set photos of Natalie posing with cast and crew. I think this classic Gary Oldman pose has been seen by all but these others might be new to some fans. In order, Natalie with director Luc Besson, with Jean Reno and with everyoooooone!
Following up from yesterday’s update, Natalie has now released a statement about Lauren Bacall’s passing. Clearly she made a lasting impression on Natalie. Thanks to Kitten for the find.
“Lauren Bacall’s strength, wit and talent matched her extreme beauty. I had the great fortune that she so generously allowed me to direct her in my first short film,” the 33-yera-old actress told JustJared.com. “It was a true honor to watch her act up close – her sense of humor, timing and imagination were apparent in every moment. I will never forget the gift of her trust in me and the inimitable and vast talent she had. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.”
We’ve updated the gallery with some HQ candid photos of Natalie returning to her car in a parking garage after visiting an office building (presumably) in Los Angeles last Saturday. Thanks to anna1992anna.
We’ve updated the gallery with some more new and HQ photos of Natalie and Benjamin arriving to Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On The Run Tour concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA last weekend. Thanks to silkecut.
Natalie and Benjamin attended a Jay Z and Beyonce concert at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, and we have photos and video’s of the arrival. What’s most interesting is that Natalie, who has spoken about how she likes to re-use clothes as much as possible, is doing just that by seemingly turning a dress worn in 1997 (!!!) into a cool top.
After the jump we have two videos, bookended by the most grating rock tune imaginable.
A nice batch of mini updates for you. Thanks to Belerofonte and Adonis.
- Let’s kick things off with a Luc Besson quote about a sequel to The Professional.
Natalie is old now, she’s a mother. [Laughs] It’s too late. If I got an idea tomorrow about a sequel, of course I would do it. But I never came up with something strong enough. I don’t want to do sequels for money, I want to do a sequel because it’s worth it. I want it to be as good or better than the original.
The old thing was probably a joke but we know that Luc has written a script for Mathilda and that he doesn’t hold the rights to the property, which is a big reason why no sequel has been attempted. It’s nice to hear him say he would want it to be better than the original, my concern would be Luc thinking better means more running along walls and upper-cutting bad guys in slow motion.
- Next up, some potential Avengers 2 spoilers (only for those who are VERY spoilerphobic) regarding Chris O’Dowd, the Irish actor who was on a date with Jane Foster at the beginning of Thor 2.
- Finally, a photo from the Attack Of The Clones shoot, showing just how boring being on set can be.
How about a little heart warming on this cold (at least where I am) Sunday afternoon? Last year Natalie worked with Make A Wish Australia to make one specific dream, of a young cancer sufferer, come true. Click the thumb below to read the full story up on the Make A Wish Australia Facebook page.
Thanks to Kitten for the find.