Actress and fashion designer Tara Subkoff is expecting her first child with artist Urs Fischer.
The Notorious Bettie Page actress, 43, announced she was six months pregnant on Instagram by sharing a picture taken of her in a gallery, and a large baby bump is visible under her black dress.
In the caption, she writes, "My big pregnant belly ! Yup outta the closet tonight I am 6 months preggers everyone !"
She married Urs, a sculptor, in October, 2014 and they celebrated their marriage with a star-studded dinner in New York, where guests included actress Chloe Sevigny, Scarlett Johansson and her husband Romain Dauriac.
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Tom Hooper - 9th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party Presented By Max Mara, BMW, M-A-C Cosmetics And Perrier-Jouet at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016
Tom Hooper - 9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails - Arrivals at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016
Director Tom Hooper deploys the same style he used in The King's Speech for this much darker story about the first man to undergo gender-reassignment surgery. It's an odd mix of rather too-pretty visuals with an edgy series of events that perhaps demands a lot more raw honesty. But the story is fascinating, and the cast is excellent, delivering astute, introspective performances that reveal the much earthier narrative under the lovely surface.
It opens in 1926 Copenhagen, where husband and wife painters Einar and Gerda Wegener (Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander) are hoping to start a family as they develop their careers. One day, Gerda talks Einar into putting on a dress to pose for one of her paintings, and the experience triggers long-suppressed yearnings from his childhood. Gerda and their friend Ulla (Amber Heard) encourage him to attend a party in drag, and Lili Elbe is born, Einar's female alter ego who immediately attracts the attention of a lovelorn man (Ben Whishaw). After they move to Paris, they find another friend in Gerda's agent Hans (Matthias Schoenaerts), who was Einar's childhood pal. But while the French doctors think Einar is simply crazy, Gerda sticks by him as he decides to undergo a radical experimental surgery offered by a doctor (Sebastian Koch) in Germany.
Hooper's usual directorial flourishes include off-centre compositions, painterly sets and emotive close-ups, which bring out the internal struggles of the characters in beautiful ways. But this also has a tendency to simplify a story that is seriously complex. By emphasising the social conflicts and relational melodrama, the entire movie begins to feel rather thin, never quite grappling with the more provocative or disturbing aspects of the issues at hand. There are hints of what might have given the film an edgier kick, such as a moment of Hitchcockian obsession or the shifting of power between the male and female characters.
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The Hollywood Film Awards fire the starting pistol on awards season in the movie industry.
British star Carey Mulligan was among the winners at the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards for her central role as Maud in the new movie Suffragette, a laundry worker who joins the fight for the right for women to vote.
The 30 year old star, who gave birth to her first child with husband Marcus Mumford just a few months ago, won Best Actress at the 2015 edition of the gongs, which are the first major ceremony in a long run of black-tie events leading up to the Academy Awards on February 28th.
The Hollywood Film Awards winners are announced in advance and are not televised, but prominently features movies not on general release and are a reasonable indicator of what will be on offer during awards season.
Director Tom Hooper Has Defended His Decision To Hand British Actor Eddie Redmayne The Lead Role In The Danish Girl Following Complaints That The Part Should Have Been Given To A Transgender Star.
In the new drama, The Theory of Everything actor plays Einar Wegener, one of the world's first-known recipients of gender reassignment surgery who became a woman named Lili Elbe.
The casting has been criticised by several activists who claim the role should have been played by a member of the transgender community, but director Hooper is adamant Redmayne was the right choice.
He tells Screendaily.com, "Eddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that. I was a great believer in him as an actor. I think also there's a certain gender fluidity that I sensed in him, that I found intriguing... I felt that there was something in him that was drawn to the feminine...
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Einar Wegener is a Danish artist, apparently happily married to wife of the same occupation Gerda. One day, Gerda persuades her husband to assist her as a female model while she paints, dressing up in a dress and stockings. An unexpected wave of clarity washes over Einar, who readily agrees to continue posing for Gerda. Dubbing the female persona Lili, Gerda takes her out for fun - but when it seems Lili is falling for her childhood friend Hans Axgil, she is heartbroken. She eventually understands that her husband is actually a woman in the wrong body, and stands by her woman as she undertakes groundbreaking gender reassignment surgery; a series of operations that could threaten her very life, let alone her marriage.
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The director faced some backlash when Redmayne was announced as playing the transgender pioneer.
The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper has defended Eddie Redmayne’s casting as transgender artist Lili Elbe in the upcoming biopic, saying the actor landed the role thanks to his "certain gender fluidity”. Some trans activists had criticised Redmayne’s casting in the film, arguing that trans roles should be reserved for trans actors.
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.
Speaking to Screen Daily Hooper said, “Eddie was really the person I wanted to make the film with, and I was very passionate about that. I was a great believer in him as an actor."
Eddie Redmayne takes on his most 'sensitive' role as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.
Eddie Redmayne prepares for another life-changing role in Tom Hooper's historical biopic 'The Danish Girl', in which he plays Lili Elbe - one of the first people to have ever undergone gender reassignment surgery, way back in the 1880s.
Eddie Redmayne dons a wig and lipstick for his most 'sensitive' role
If his career-defining role as physics genius Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything' wasn't enough, the recent Oscar winner is setting the bar even higher with what could arguably his most challenging role yet. He will be teaming up with movement coach Alexandra Reynolds once again to get in touch with his feminine side, and he even told the Daily Mail, 'I think it's the most sensitive role I have played.'
Eddie Redmayne has revealed he nearly died when a horse he was riding on a set went off at ''100 miles-per-hour'' after he had told the director he was experienced on the beasts.
Eddie Redmayne almost killed himself while riding a horse on a TV series after pretending he was an expert just to get the part.
The 'Theory of Everything' star pretended he was an equine enthusiast while auditioning for TV miniseries 'Elizabeth I' but he regretted his decision when it came to him having to ride one of the beasts during filming for the 2005 project when the animal bolted off at ''100 miles-per-hour'' nearly resulting in tragedy.
When asked what the biggest lie he's ever told to land a role is, he said: ''Gosh, I think there are millions of them. But there was a thing about 10 years ago, Tom Hooper, who directed 'Les Miserables', was auditioning for a thing about Queen Elizabeth. I had my audition and just as I was leaving the room, he said, 'Oh, one more thing, Eddie, have you ever been on a horse?' And I said '... Yes' and walked out of the room, having only been on a horse aged four and just kind of led around a paddock.
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Following the success of the hit 2012 film version of the beloved musical, Hooper is taking on another page-to-screen project with the romantic drama based on David Ebershoff's 2001 novel.
Set in 1930, The Danish Girl is a love story featuring Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, as he becomes one of the first men ever to undergo a sex-change operation.
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Sacha Baron Cohen wanted to make a gritty film about Freddie Mercury's life with Oscar winning director Tom Hooper. Brian May did not.
Sacha Baron Cohen has left the movie biopic of iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury after a disagreement over the direction of the project. Cohen - who bears a dramatic resemblance to the singer - had wanted to make a gritty R-rated drama about the star's life, enlisting David Fincher and Tom Hooper to develop the project.
However - as is always the case with approval of Queen projects - the remaining members of the band were concerned about the movie's potential effect on Mercury's legacy and seemingly wanted to make a sugar-coated PG movie.
According to Deadline.com, the living members of Queen, including Brian May, rejected British writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) as the writer, as well as both Fincher (The Social Network) and Hooper (The King's Speech) as directors.