Well that was unexpected. Just days before giving birth to Amalia, Natalie filmed a music video for James Blake. In my opinion, this is easily her best music video appearance. Really beautiful.
It has been an intense week as far as Natalie news is concerned. The premiere of Song to Song has eclipsed everything else, so here is a reminder of other interesting news in the form of Tidbits:
–Vulture wrote a couple of days ago an interesting article about Natalie and how critics don’t let her “grow up”
–The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, the student film sponsored by James Franco, and with Natalie as one of its protagonists, finally got distribution in the USA. Hopefully this will mean finally seeing the film in some way, after two years in which it has only been seen in some festivals.
–Annihilation, the last film of Alex Garland, had a test screening this week in New York. Although the reactions are embargoed, it has transcended that it’s probably an atypical sci-fi movie, difficult to sell to an audience, with great performances of the whole cast. Paramount has not set a release date yet, but it could be later this year or even in the spring of 2018. Hopefully we do not have to wait that long …
-Finally, here we have a couple of vfx reel videos of Jackie, which demonstrate what digital technology can do today to help a low budget production like this:
The second video shows the scene of the murder, which is a bit tricky, so I put it after the jump:
Last November, Natalie took part in one of many roundtables with actresses for “The Envelope”, the LA Times magazine, and finally we can see the full video. Thanks to Ana for the find…
Click in the image below to see it:
The weeks go by and we still don’t see a trailer for “Song to Song,” Natalie’s next movie to be released in March. To make the wait more bearable, here are a few videos with Natalie as protagonist…
W Magazine continues to publish videos shot during the meeting of actresses for its January issue. This time we have a fictional casting for “The Goonies”, with Natalie, Ruth Negga and Emma Stone:
-Natalie shot a small appearance in the documentary Mr. Gaga last year. This feature tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Here we have a couple of videos in which we can see her, both in the documentary and behind the scenes:
Vanity Fair continues releasing videos made during the photoshoot sesion of its Hollywood special issue. On this occasion, this series focus on different abilities of the actresses. In this particular video, Natalie teaches us some curious words in Hebrew:
Taking advantage of this impasse of big news, here goes a few tidbits…
-With the release of Jackie in several countries outside of the USA, many interviews in different newspapers and Magazines are appearing. Amo has found one of them in the English magazine “The Lady”, in which Natalie denies some of the topics about her life that are often read on some sites.
-It seems to be confirmed that Mimi Leder will be the next director of “On the Basis of Sex”, the long-delayed biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is not yet known when the movie will start filming, but it could be one of the projects that the actress approaches after her pregnancy. In her recent appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, she talked a little about the argument:
-Finally, someone has uploaded to YouTube a short Planetarium scene … and well, let’s say we had not seen anything like this since “Hotel Chevalier” 🙂
Video after the jump…
Well… as predicted by all the pools in recent weeks, Natalie didn’t win the SAG award for best actress (it was Emma Stone who prevailed in the category at the end). Anyway, the ceremony leaves us images and videos of a splendid Natalie on the red carpet. Here are a few of them:
Vanity Fair is publishing in its instagram account some great behind the scenes photos & videos from the special Hollywood issue. Here are a couple of them with a stunning Natalie:
Jackie will be released in different European countries between January and February. As a result, more advertising material is emerging. Here we have a couple of new video clips from German and Italian distributors, which reflect two great scenes of the movie. Obviously, for those who have not seen the film yet may be too revealing, so… carefully 🙂
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”: