A couple of short news to end the week….
-A biography of Mike Nichols written by Mark Harris has just been published, and the book contains heartfelt quotes from Natalie about the beloved director and what he meant to her. IndieWire has an article with some excerpts:
I was nineteen,’ says Portman, ‘and I hadn’t done anything I had needed to research except for Anne Frank. I’d watch Phil [Hoffman] write down question after question in his notebook, and Meryl [Streep] would make up songs to sing and put them in her pocket just in case her character suddenly wanted to burst into song.’ She feared she was out of her depth and turned to Nichols, whom she found to be not only a sensitive director but also ‘the only older man who mentored me without there ever being a creepy element in it.’
I think he was a genuine feminist,” Portman says of Nichols in the book. “There was nothing, nothing, nothing there except him seeing you as a creative, interesting, talented human. It is the rarest, finest quality, and not many directors of his generation had it.”
-Filming of Thor Love and Thunder continues in Sydney. Apparently, the actors who play the “guardians of the galaxy” have finished their scenes, and some of them have already left the country. Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson has started shooting on set. We know it thanks to an instagram story posted by the actress:
A single photo of Natalie has not been leaked yet; hopefully we get a glimpse of her in the next few weeks….