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John Boyega Was 'Hungry For The Right Kind Of Role' After Star Wars

John Boyega was "hungry for the right kind of role" after 'Star Wars'.The 30-year old actor starred as stormtrooper Finn in three instalments of the Disney sci-fi franchise from 2015 until 2019, and explained that...

John Boyega Not Interested In Star Wars Return

John Boyega has no plans to return to 'Star Wars'.The 30-year-old actor played Finn in the sequel trilogy of the epic sci-fi franchise but has confirmed that he has little interest in coming back for...

Walk Of Stars Hits London's West End

Sylvester Stallone, Bryan Cranston and Viola Davis are among the famous faces honoured with a spot on the Walk of Stars in London’s West End.Streaming service Paramount+’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame boasts...

Viola Davis Slams Hollywood Escapism

Viola Davis has slammed Hollywood "escapism".The 'Suicide Squad' actress believes the expectations of films now to create unrealistic entertainment and to capitalise on commercial opportunities is ruining the opportunity to craft complex characters and is...

Viola Davis To Co-star With Ben Affleck And Matt Damon In Nike Movie

Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans are joining Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Nike movie.Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Tom Papa and Julius Tennon also co-star in the untitled Amazon Prime movie, which will...

Paramount+ To Take Over London's West End This Summer

Paramount+ is set to take over London's West End this summer.The new streaming service will bring the district to life with a variety of consumer-led installations, pop-ups and activities in partnership with Heart of London...

Viola Davis Says She Was Told She Wasn’T 'Classically Beautiful' Enough To Play Romantic Leads

Viola Davis says she was told she wasn’t “classically beautiful” enough to play romantic leads. The ‘First Lady’ star revealed that casting directorsThe 56-year-old actress told The New York Times that industry professionals told her...

The Suicide Squad Director James Gunn Reveals Alternate Ending 'Too Dark' For Final Cut

James Gunn has revealed his "dark" plans for a scrapped alternate ending to 'The Suicide Squad'.The 55-year-old filmmaker has admitted he almost killed off Daniela Melchior's character Ratcatcher 2 at the end of the DC...

Adrienne Warren Starring In The Woman King

Adrienne Warren has been added to the cast of 'The Woman King'.The 34-year-old actress joins a starry ensemble for the flick that also includes Viola Davis, John Boyega and Lashana Lynch.Thuso Mbedu and Sheila Atim...

John Boyega Joins The Woman King

John Boyega has been cast in 'The Woman King'.The 29-year-old actor is to feature alongside Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu in the historical epic.Gina Prince-Bythewood, who recently directed the Netflix action movie 'The Old Guard',...

Lashana Lynch Starring In The Woman King

Lashana Lynch is to star in 'The Woman King'.The 33-year-old actress will feature alongside Viola Davis in the historical epic that will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood for TriStar Pictures. 'The Underground Railroad' actor Thuso...

James Gunn Teases The Suicide Squad's 'Pop Classic'

James Gunn says a "pop classic" is set to feature in 'The Suicide Squad'.The 50-year-old director has helmed the much-anticipated new adventure movie, and he's teased some vague details about the film's soundtrack.James - who...

Viola Davis Brings 'Joy' Into Her Life With Her Self-care Routine

Viola Davis gets a lot of "joy" out of her self-care routine.The ageless actress has shared some of the top products she uses daily and admitted bringing "joy" to herself and her family - including...

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 Wins Top Prize At 2021 Sag Awards

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' took home the top prize at Sunday's (04.04.21) SAG Awards.The Netflix drama - which stars the likes of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Keaton - was honoured...

Viola Davis 'Felt Empowered' In Padding For Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Viola Davis “felt empowered” by the heavy padding she wore in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’.The 55-year-old actress was initially hesitant to take on the role of the jazz singer but ultimately embraced the opportunity to...

Sir Anthony Hopkins Is Oldest Best Actor Nominee At Oscars

Sir Anthony Hopkins has become the oldest person to receive an Academy Award nomination in the Best Actor category.The 83-year-old actor has been recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his...

Nomadland Wins Big At 2021 Gotham Awards

'Nomadland' was the big winner at the 2021 Gotham Awards.Chloé Zhao's 2020 independent contemporary western drama - which stars Frances McDormand - scooped Best Feature and the Audience Award at Monday night's (11.01.21) live-streamed ceremony...

Viola Davis Felt 'In The Presence Of Greatness' Alongside Chadwick Boseman

Viola Davis felt she was "in the presence of greatness" when she starred alongside Chadwick Boseman. The 55-year-old actress appeared opposite Boseman - who passed away in August this year aged 43 following a secret,...

Chadwick Boseman Honoured With Posthumous New York Film Critics Circle Award

Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously honoured with the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle awards.The 43-year-old actor tragically passed away in August following a secret four-year battle with colon...

Viola Davis Doesn't Consider Her Character A Hero Or Villain In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Viola Davis doesn't view her character in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' as a hero or villain.The 55-year-old actress stars in the titular role of the drama movie as a fiery black musician who is engaged...

Viola Davis Did Not Buy Childhood Home: I Was Being Too Abstract!

Viola Davis has clarified she did not buy her childhood home.The 'Fences' star posted a picture of the house she was born in on social media this week to mark her 55th birthday, and in...

Viola Davis Buys Childhood Home And Former Plantation

Viola Davis has marked her 55th birthday by buying her childhood home, which used to be the site of a plantation.The 'Fences' star has revealed she has come full circle for her birthday by snapping...

Viola Davis 'Betrayed' Herself With The Help Role

Viola Davis feels like she ''betrayed'' herself with her role in 'The Help'.The 2011 civil rights movie became the most viewed film on Netflix last month amid the Black Lives Matter movement, but the actress...

Viola Davis: My 'Entire Life' Has Been A Protest

Viola Davis feels like her ''entire life'' has been a protest.The 'How to Get Away with Murder' star insists there are many aspects of her life that have felt like a protest for the rights...

'You've Made My Heart Bigger': Viola Davis Marks 17th Wedding Anniversary

Viola Davis has hailed her husband Julius Tennon ''the most beautiful man in the world'' in a gushing post to mark their 17th wedding anniversary. The 'Hidden Figures' actress took to Instagram this week to...

Bryce Dallas Howard Tells People Not To Watch The Help

Bryce Dallas Howard has advised people not to watch 'The Help' as it is told from a ''white perspective''.The 2011 civil rights movie has become the most viewed film on Netflix in recent weeks in...

Lin-manuel Miranda, Viola Davis And Sandra Oh Call Out Racism In Theatre

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viola Davis and Sandra Oh are among those who have signed an open letter calling out systemic racism in the theatre world.The trio joined over 300 people - including Uzo Aduba, Sterling K....

Shirley Knight Dies Aged 83

Shirley Knight has died aged 83. The late star - who was nominated for Best Support Actress Academy Awards on two occasions, for 1962 movie 'Sweet Bird of Youth' and 1960 film 'The Dark at...

Why Does Viola Davis Regret Her Role In 'The Help'?

Viola Davis has declared that she regrets her role in the 2011 movie The Help, despite the fact that it saw her land an Oscar nomination.Davis played the role of Abileen Clark, one of two...

The Academy Awards Serve Up Viola Davis' Third Major Acting Gong

Viola Davis has just landed Best Supporting Actress at the 89th Academy Awards for her role in the 1950s African-American drama 'Fences'. The win was almost too much for the star though, who looked and...

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