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”: