What on earth is going on with Goya’s Ghosts? Laura Barnaes confirms the issue of Nat not attending the premiere.
I’ve just heard Milos Forman himself talking to the press at the premiere and he’s literally said “don’t get me wrong, I love Natalie, but she has been forbidden to come by her manager because it wouldn’t be good to her image” with a face of “and I’m not making any comment on it because saying something negative about her wouldn’t be polite”.
Don’t know what’s happening, Bardem wasn’t there too but her brother was and he said he couldn’t come because he was filmming in Colombia. Colombia is quite far away but a trip from London to Madrid doesn’t take so much time, it’s quite weird.
I really can’t work this out. That first quote makes it sound like Nat (and/or her people) doesn’t want to associate herself with the film. It can’t be because its just a bad film as actors are obligated to support a film regardless. And there’s no way it’s half as bad as the Star Wars films or WHTI or Free Zone etc.
I think we’re missing a big piece of this puzzle.
On a brighter note, Veggiegal found a positive (and spoiler filled) review from Screen Daily.