Natalie’s involvement in various humanitarian and educational initiatives over the years is well known. Free the Children (or WE) is one of them. This time, Natalie has signed, along with other eighty personalities like Charlize Theron, Lady Gaga, Ryan Reynolds, Rashida Jones or Isla Fisher, an open letter advocating the improvement and advancement of worldwide education. Drafted by campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE, the letter addresses global leaders, focussing on statistics that show women are among those who are most affected by the lack of access to their basic right of an education. Entertainment Weekly echoes the news, and here is the original source.
Natalie gave an interview for The Sunday Times‘s culture magazine this weekend, and while she essentially says nothing new that we have not read in other articles, there are some interesting quotes. The List collects some of them. Here are a few:
About her “big roles”:
She seems quite unaffected by the prospect of an Oscar. When I venture that Jackie might be the biggest role of her career, she looks mildly surprised. “Oh thanks,” she mutters lightly. “I dunno, I can’t judge myself.”
When pressed, she will say that her greatest strength is her openness to failure. “I have done roles I have failed at — believe me, there are plenty of bad reviews out there.”
And more tidbits to start the weekend:
-During the last two days the press has covered extensively the Natalie’s statements on the pay gap between actors and actresses in Marie Claire article. Ashton Kutcher, Natalie’s co-star in “No Strings Attached”, has also spoken about the issue by supporting her partner through his twitter account.
-A few months ago we learned that Natalie will collaborate with the Boston Calling Festival in a new film line-up, taking advantage of the fact that the Festival changes its headquarters to Harvard Athletic Complex. Yesterday the music line-up was revealed, and also we knew that Natalie’ s contribution will include a showcase of women-produced/directed films to be screened on the festival grounds at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. This year the events will be held between May 26 and 28.
-Today is the last day for AMPAS members to vote the nominees for the next Academy Awards, and we all hope Natalie will be among the best actress nominees for her performance in Jackie. Until we know the answer, here is a new featurette on the film titled “Legacy”:
Fox Searchlight continues releasing videos on different elements of Pablo Larrain´s film: photography, screenplay, performances … this time it´s a featurette focused on the Mica Levi´s music for the movie, which has recently been nominated for BAFTA awards. Here it is:
Waiting to see a trailer for Song to Song this week, here’s a new ration of Tidbits…
-In the last few hours, several media have echoed the statements that Natalie has made in the last issue of Marie Claire UK, on the disparity in wages between actors and actresses, setting the example of their salary in No Strings Attached, the comedy that starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in 2011. Here is the quote:
“Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached. I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood,” she continued. “His [quote] was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”
“Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,” she continued. “In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”
-It has gone unnoticed, but in the same interview Natalie also talked about the future Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s biopic. The article mentions Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, The Leftovers) as the new film”s director. Hopefully we will have more details about it in the near future…
-Here we have a funny video from W Magazine with lots of actors (including Natalie), trying to sing “I Will Survive”:
Natalie has been nominated for best actress in the BAFTA Awards for her role in Jackie, alongside Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone. The film has received two other nominations: best music and costumes. The awards ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place on Feb. 12 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Natalie and Benjamin walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes tonight. Unfortunately, she hasn´t won the award. Isabelle Huppert has finally risen with the golden globe to the best actress in drama category. But nevertheless, Natalie has been splendid on the red carpet. and here we have the photos:
It’s official: Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s latest film, has been selected to open the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin on March 10, a week before its commercial release in American cinemas. Considering that the movie was filmed largely in that city during the ACL Music Festival four years ago, it makes sense to premiere there.
Janet Pierson, director of SXSW, has said about it:
Terrence Malick is a world class revered cinematic poet. His work is a treasure trove of talented actors and vision. Set in the world of music and Austin, ‘Song to Song’ couldn’t be a more perfect Opening Night film for SXSW. While these titles are just a taste of what SXSW 2017 will offer, they reflect the range of work we are known for, from newcomers and auteurs to pop entertainment in traditional cinema, episodics and now VR.
On the other hand, according to One Big Soul, the Facebook page with the best information about Terrence Malick’s work, Christian Bale would not appear in the final cut of the film. We’ll have to wait until the trailer to check it…
Not one, but two have been the special screenings Natalie attended yesterday. In the previous post we talked about one for Variety, and this time here we have a few pictures of the other screening for the Hollywood Academy. Natalie attended the event with director Pablo Larrain and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim. Again, Rex Features and Daily Mail have the photos: