Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actor: one for The Theory of Everything in 2015, and a year later, for The Danish Girl. Both of the roles were based on real-life people, and he won for The Theory of Everything. Well, it sounds like he’s thankful he didn’t win for The Danish Girl. Because at the very least, his performance as a real-life transwoman in The Danish Girl wasn’t immortalized forever with a little engraved statue. Six years after the film was released, Eddie is pretty confident it wasn’t the best idea for him to play that role.
When Hollywood decided to adapt Doctor Strange and his pals into 2016’s Doctor Strange, Tilda Swinton, usually an A+ casting choice, was cast in the role of the Ancient One. In the film, the Ancient One is a Celtic mystic. But in the comic books, the Ancient One’s birthplace is the Himalayas, which would make them Asian. Executive producer Kevin Feige finally realized that wasn’t the coolest decision, and he’s now taking responsibility for it.
There are a couple of reasons why an actor might turn down a specific movie role. Maybe they’ve got a 5-year plan to be as rich as Jeff Bezos, and their agent can’t guarantee a big enough paycheck. Or maybe they’re a “real” actor who only chooses roles that fulfill their pursuit of artistic integrity. Or maybe they’re the star of the 2004 film Mean Girls and the 2008 film Mamma Mia!, and they realize that nothing could top such career achievements, so why bother? Well, that’s not how Amanda Seyfried picks and chooses which call sheets her name appears on. But she did recently reveal that she fully turned down a role in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy solely because she thought it was going to bomb, and she didn’t want her name attached to a turkey.
To help those who are truly confused about the subjects of this alleged wedding, 24-year-old Noah Centineo is an actor who has appeared in several Netflix movies, most notably playing the cute boy love interest in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. He’s also the new He-Man. 22-year-old Stassie Karanikolaou, known on Instagram as Stassiebaby, is the friend Kylie Jenner chose to replace Jordyn Woods as her official best friend and Instagram selfie partner. Most people probably weren’t even aware that Noah and Stassiebaby were a thing. But they definitely know now, because Noah and Stassiebaby have been forever joined as husband and wife by one of Las Vegas’ finest legally ordained wedding officiants. Okay, it’s probably not going to be a forever thing. Rumor has it that Noah and the Jenner-Kardashian barnacle allegedly tied the knot as a joke, and are now freaking out because – duh! – getting married in Las Vegas is very much a legally-binding thing.
Back at the beginning of June, many celebrities decided to lend their support to the Black Lives Matter movement and have some big, bold conversations about systemic racism. Like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who posted a five-part statement to social media, acknowledging how “uninformed” they were about racism, and that they had donated $200,000 to the NAACP to help mitigate their past “mistakes.” But they never specified what those mistakes were. Well what do you know, it would appear that one of the Lively-Reynolds’es finally got around to addressing the giant plantation in the room.
If you need a momentary break from the ongoing crappenings of the #Metoo movement today, you’re in luck! Here’s a little tale of some good old fashion American racism to take your mind off of things. Wait… that doesn’t work, does it? Damn it to hell! I’m sure Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson will get some more matching tattoos soon, but first, force yourself to swallow this humdinger brought to us by Vulture.
On Friday, Actor Ving Rhames (forever Marcellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction) was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show, when he was asked “How does racism show itself in your life?”. Ving responded “hold my beer” and launched into a pretty fucked up story involving the cops, a paranoid white neighbor, and a gun pulled on him inside of his own house. Continue reading