The actress revealed her ordeal on social media this week.
Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke out, millions of women have come forward with stories of their own experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment. It's certainly an important thing to talk about, and America Ferrera is the latest star to reveal her own past ordeal.
America Ferrera at the 2017 NBC Universal Summer TCA Press Tour
The 33-year-old 'Ugly Betty' star took to Instagram earlier this week to reveal her shocking experience with sexual abuse as a young child as part of the trending #MeToo movement that has spanned various social media outlets over the last couple of weeks. It encourages women to confess their own exposure to sexual abuse in order to show solidarity for fellow victims and break the silence.
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Derek Cianfrance in the press room at the 69th Annual Director Guild Awards held at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 4th February 2017
Wesley Snipes - who is set to star in the upcoming series 'The Player' - was spotted on the red carpet at the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. He was joined by his co-stars Damon Gupton, Philip Winchester and Charity Wakefield.
As Freddie Prinze Jr explains his dislike of Kiefer Sutherland, which other co-stars have struggled to get on?
Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit show 24 in 2010. While promoting his new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels at the San Diego Comic-Con, the 38-year-old explained that he took a hiatus from Hollywood as a result of his difficulty playing Cole Ortiz on 24.
It would seem, then, that actors are often a lot better at their profession than we give them credit for. While viewers watch scenes of love, tenderness, friendship and camaraderie, backstage, certain actors have all sorts of problems with each other.
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Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite possibly the best action-adventure movie of the year. Not only are its big set-pieces thrillingly rendered with first-rate special effects, but the characters are complex and involving. And the script effortlessly combines jagged wit, youthful exuberance, heart-stopping romance and even some rather bleak emotions.
Five years have passed since Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) discovered his ability to interact with dragons, specifically his inseparable pal Toothless, bringing a new era of dragon-related fun to the small Viking island of Berk. But now his father Stoick (Gerard Butler) is talking about passing on the mantel of chief to Hiccup, and he's not sure he's ready for that. He'd much rather be out zooming over the ocean exploring uncharted lands. Then on one of his trips he encounters a group of dragon hunters led by Eret (Kit Harington), who is helping the notorious villain Drago (Djimon Hounsou) build an army. But this leads Hiccup to an even more startling discovery: his mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) turns out to be alive and running a secret sanctuary for dragons. Can they team up to stop Drago?
It's a rare film that manages to work equally well in the quiet moments as in the massive spectacle, but writer-director Dean DeBlois never wobbles at all. Without ever manipulating the audience, he seamlessly shifts from tear-inducing happiness to soaringly thrilling battle action to agonising emotional pain. The coming-of-age plot may feel familiar, but it's packed with fresh touches, hilarious observations and some surprising twists and turns along the way.
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' writer and director Dean DeBlois talks dragons and how they've very real to him...
Dean DeBlois, writer/director of How To Train Your Dragon 2 (as well as the co-director of the first movie) believes that dragons are real. Well, sort of. “They’re real to us,” DeBlois admitted, when discussing the legendary creatures who are the focus on his animated film. “The longer you live with the dragons, the move specific their personality becomes. Someone might pitch out an idea of ‘What if Toothless were to do this?’ and we would collectively say, ‘No, that’s not Toothless.’ We know enough about Toothless as a character now to know what would be right and something that wouldn’t work.”
A friendship develops between Hiccup and the dragon Toothless in the first How to Train Your Dragon film
Toothless is the central dragon in the How To Train Your Dragon films, which focus on the relationship between a Viking called Hiccup and a dragon that he befriends and names Toothless.
'How To Train Your Dragon 2' has already gained impressive critical reviews ahead of its release in the US today (13th June). The film is as impressive as the original but, in case you were faltering, here's 5 things you should know before you see it!
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to be released in US cinemas today (13th June) and in just over a month in the UK. Before you see it, here's 5 things you should know about How To Train Your Dragon 2:
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released in the US today.
1. For Hiccup And Co. 5 Years Have Passed
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Well, there goes Vitalii Sediuk's pranking career.
Vitalii Sediuk, aka the Ukranian “prankster” who has made a career out of harassing celebrities, has had his day in court and – probably – his fifteen minutes. The “prankster” ran out on the red carpet at Wednesday’s Maleficent premiere and attempted to punch Brad Pitt, of all people. Earlier this month, he had attempted to dive under America Ferrera’s gown at Cannes. This is standard practice for Sediuk and has in fact led to his management dropping him.
To his credit, Brad Pitt recovered brilliantly from the incident.
As of Friday, however, he has even bigger worries. After he pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity charges, Sediuk was sentenced to three years of probation, one year of psychological counseling, ordered to stay 500 yards away from all celebrity events, and issued with a restraining order to keep away from Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Yes, that sounds about right.
America Ferrera managed to laugh about the prank a notorious journalist played on her at the Cannes Film Festival whilst promoting her latest film ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.
America Ferrera was understandably shocked when a man jumped out from amidst the crowd of paparazzi and crawled under her gown at a recent film premiere!
America Ferrera at the Cannes premiere shortly before the gown incident.
The actress was at the Cannes premiere of How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Friday evening when a paparazzi, renowned for his pranks on celebrities, lunged towards the surprised star. Although the Ugly Betty actress appeared initially shocked, she soon laughed the incident off and spoke to Vulture about her ordeal. In an interview, Ferrera laughed about the incident, claiming she was entirely unprepared for the ‘violation’.
Nothing bad ever happens at Cannes, apart from gunshots, jewellery heists and weirdos diving under womens' dresses
Cannes is renown for its glamour and decorum; the world’s finest actors, directors, writers and producers – not to mention the money people putting millions behind the films on the slate – all walk down red carpets in opulent suits and lavish dresses.
But, wait. Something happened. America Ferrera was trying to be one of those people when Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian prankster known for such stunts, dove beneath the dress of the Ugly Betty star. Needless to say, she was perturbed at the time. And needless to say, it has made headlines.
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