Actress Reese Witherspoon Feels Much More At Ease As She Approaches Her 40th Birthday After Confessing She Was "Scared Of Everything" In Her 20s.
The Walk the Line star reaches the milestone in March (16), and while some celebrities hate the idea of ageing, Reese is thrilled about her advancing years as she feels more comfortable in her own skin.
"I'm much more open now," she told the American edition of Harper's Bazaar. "In my 20s, I was scared of everything. I didn't know what my career was. I didn't know why people liked my movies. I was wary of interacting with people. I was 25 when Legally Blonde came out, 26 for Sweet Home Alabama, and 29 for Walk the Line. And I was scared, really scared. Now I feel like a different person. It's a great thing getting older. You are who you are; you say what you mean."
This new found confidence has helped Reese become a successful producer as well as an Oscar-winning actress, having bought the rights to Wild and Gone Girl in recent years.
Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon: 'I Was Scared Of Everything In My 20s'
Walk The Line Director James Mangold Is Taking Charge Of Another Biopic, This Time About Iconic Actress Ingrid Bergman And Her Clandestine Affair With Noted War Photographer Robert Capa.
The film, set in post-World War Two Paris, is based on author Chris Greenhalgh's 2012 book Seducing Ingrid Bergman, a dramatised account of the stars' real-life romance, which took place while she was still married to Petter Aron Lindstrom.
The project has been in the works for the past two years and Mangold will now help to move the film forward by working with screenwriter Amash Amel to tweak the script.
Casting details and a release date have yet to be revealed.
Catherine Konrad cited irreconcilable differences for the split.
Editors at Tmz.com report that Konrad is seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of their two sons, aged nine and six.
Continue reading: James Mangold's Wife Files For Divorce
Country legend Johnny Cash's brother has given his thumbs up to a new museum featuring artefacts and memorabilia from the Walk the Line singer's life, insisting it was an "awesome experience" to walk around the place.
The Johnny Cash Museum, which opened for business in Nashville, Tennessee last month (Apr13), is the culmination of months of hard work for founder Bill Miller and his staff, and Cash's younger brother Tommy is among those who have paid the treasure trove of country music memories a visit.
He tells Billboard.com, "It's indescribable. There's so much to comprehend. I knew all of the memorabilia was somewhere, but to see it all in one building is an awesome experience. I could spend a week in here and probably not see every single thing. It's something that people that come to Nashville from all over the world will want to see."
Continue reading: Johnny Cash's Brother Impressed With New Museum
Joaquin Phoenix, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, has now adopted the persona of a rap artist, and his recent performances in Las Vegas, NV and Culver City, CA have been lampooned by the celebrity website TMZ. The website has posted clips of the nearly unrecognizable Phoenix, paunchy and bearded, clumsily imitating the gestures of hip-hop performers and being nearly drowned out by the noise from the crowd watching him. "The guy just quit acting to become a Rock Star," TMZ commented on the Culver City clip, "and if this freestyle disaster is any clue as to how his music career will go, let's just say it's DOA." As for the Las Vegas clip, it remarked, "The delusional former actor has given up a promising career for a Federline future" (a reference to Britney Spears's former husband, whose efforts to launch a career as a hip-hop star -- "K-Fed" -- never got past the starting gate).
Continue reading: Tmz Website Ridicules Actor-turned-rapper Phoenix
British actor Rufus Sewell hates being mistaken for Joaquin Phoenix - because movie fans compare him with Phoenix in his "fat phase".
Sewell has admitted he often disappoints autograph hunters when they realise he's not the Walk the Line star.
But The Legend of Zorro actor isn't amused by the mistake - and denies it's flattering.
He says, "Well, not really - to be like a less successful version of someone else. And only in Gladiator, when he got deliberately fat."
The family of country legend Johnny Cash has suffered another blow - the singer/songwriter's sister has died. REBA CASH HANCOCK lost her battle with a lengthy illness on Sunday (05MAR06) - just before Reese Witherspoon picked up the Best Actress honour for playing her late sister-in-law JUNE CARTER CASH in biopic Walk the Line. A funeral service for Cash Hancock, who managed the House of Cash museum and studio complex in Tennessee, will be held today (08MAR06).
The 31-year-old, who stars as late country singer Johnny Cash in the biopic, denies rumours his addiction had spiraled out of control, because had always been able to work despite his high alcohol intake.
Phoenix says, "To be honest I don't know how comfortable I am saying that I'm an alcoholic.
Continue reading: Phoenix: 'I'm Not Sure If I'm An Alcoholic
The intense movie star, who plays the late country legend in the film, wanted to look like an amphetamine addict coming to terms with his drug problems and so went to extremes to make sure he was as authentic as possible.
But, by abstaining from sipping water, Phoenix blacked out on the set and ran into a prop, almost knocking himself out.
Continue reading: Phoenix Went To Extremes To Play Detoxing Cash
Joaquin Phoenix was forced to re-evaluate his opinion of non-drinkers after combatting an alcohol problem earlier this year (05).
Phoenix tells London magazine Time Out, "I always thought sober people were pussies, that you were a pussy if you couldn't handle your drink.
Continue reading: Phoenix: 'I Didn't Think Highly Of Sober People'