Fact: Vera Farmiga has been cast as Stranger Things child star Millie Bobby Brown's mum in the Godzilla sequel. She'll be married to Kyle Chandler in the monster movie.
Quote: "At one point in Up in the Air, I'm lactating on George Clooney's chest during an intimate scene, and he grins and bears it!" Vera Farmiga on shooting love scenes post-pregnancy.
Quote: "He's this cold-blooded... (guy) who, I think, has some delusions of what his legacy is going to be. I don't like what's happening in Ukraine. I don't buy it. He's sending 'peace keepers' in for humanitarian aid. It's armed guards blatantly land grabbing. I don't like it... It feels like a remote issue for us (in the U.S.), but it's not. At any moment one of these key players can make a move in this very dangerous game and it will change the world as we know it." Actress Vera Farmiga takes aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin over the crisis in her native Ukraine. Tensions in the Eastern European region were heightened last month (Mar14) when Putin sent soldiers into the Ukrainian territory of Crimea following a period of civil unrest.
Fact: Actress Vera Farmiga is to be honoured at the Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts next month (Jun11). The Oscar nominee will be presented with the Compass Rose Acting Award for her career achievements.
Quote: "I have several pet goats. We shear them, I process their wool, spin the wool. Get a sweater a year." Actress Vera Farmiga has unusual pets.
Quote: "I didn't speak English until I was six. My parents were from the Ukraine and I grew up in a Ukrainian community. My grandparents made sure that we grew up with a deep appreciation for our heritage." UP IN THE AIR actress Vera Farmiga is bilingual.
Fact: Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is to make her directorial debut by turning born-again Christian Carolyn Briggs' memoir, This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost, into a movie. The adaptation will be called Higher Ground.
Fact: Vera Farmiga, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Michelle Pfeiffer and Colin Farrell paid tribute to each of the Best Actor nominees prior to Jeff Bridges' big win at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10). Each star recalled anecdotes of working with those actors nominated.
Quote: "No one ever recognises me... I had to tell a recent driver of mine that I was nominated for an Oscar and he said, 'For what? Costumes, make-up?'" Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga is rarely bothered by star spotters.
Quote: "The first costume fitting was, like, 14 days after delivery... but it's what we have to do if you want it all." UP IN THE AIR star Vera Farmiga on becoming a new mum days before the movie started shooting.
Quote: "The breast milk down both sides - it would have been inappropriate." Actress Vera Farmiga used a body double for a nude scene in new movie UP IN THE AIR, because she had recently given birth.
Quote: "It's practised by most mammals in the animal kingdom... It's respected as a tremendous life force and has medicinal value. I'm a great cook, but... what condiments do you use? You're not supposed to eat it wet, I think you have to hydrate it and put it in the oven." Pregnant actress Vera Farmiga ponders turning her placenta into a post-birth meal.
Quote: "It blows my mind. I mean, there's a naked human inside me... I love it. I could do this every single day for the rest of my life. People are just warmer, they're friendlier, they're more generous... They just want to jiggle your jubblies." Eight-months pregnant THE DEPARTED star Vera Farmiga.