For X-Men: Apocalypse, several new young actors joined the ensemble and were forced to hit the ground running alongside their more experienced costars.
Jennifer Lawrence said the newcomers weren't given an easy start: "They really get punched and beaten like the rest of us." To which James McAvoy responds that "they gave as good as they got as well. That's cool." Newcomers to the cast have likened the film to a summer camp where everyone hangs out together both on set and off. "We did everything together," says Sophie Turner, who joined the ensemble as Jean Grey. "Everybody plays together. We had a cast coordinator that organised events for us to go to, so it was like a bonding experience."
This made it easier for her to work on creating a character. And talking with Famke Jansson, who played Jean in the first X-Men trilogy, helped. "The difference between this and Famke's Jean Grey," Turner says, "is that she's young, insecure and very alienated, even from the other mutants, because she's so powerful. She's also going through all the hormones and the boys and the stuff that every teenager goes through. Being a mutant ain't easy! So there's a real vulnerability to her, and it's great to see how she and Scott [Tye Sheridan as Cyclops] find each other through that alienation. She's a great role to play."
Continue reading: Sophie Turner And Tye Sheridan Dove Into X-Men: Apocalypse
Kristen Stewart discussed her first kiss and split from Robert Pattison in a recent interview.
Kristen Stewart’s first kiss was “horrible”, the 25-year-old actor revealed during a recent interview in which she discussed her latest film, Equals. Stewart’s character in Equals shares her first kiss with Nicholas Hoult’s character. During the interview, Stewart shared details of her own first kiss and it doesn’t sound like it was a very pleasant experience!
Kristen Stewart at the premiere of Equals at the TIFF in September 2015.
Continue reading: Kristen Stewart Discusses Her First Kiss & Robert Pattinson Heartbreak
Hugh Jackman has revealed he was once in talks to play James Bond. Now, with his time as Wolverine drawing to a close, he would “seriously considering” taking on the iconic role.
Hugh Jackman may be hanging up his Wolverine claws but he’s keeping his options open when it comes to other iconic roles. In a recent televised interview, the 46-year-old Australian born actor revealed he would “seriously consider” taking on the role of James Bond.
Hugh Jackman at the premiere of Dukale's Dream in New York, June 2015.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman On Playing James Bond: “I’d Seriously Consider It”
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Jenna Dewan-Tatum has joined the cast of CBS’ ‘Supergirl’.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum has reportedly been cast in a recurring role in CBS’ upcoming series, Supergirl. The 34-year-old actress will play Lucy Lane, Lois Lane’s younger sister, in the upcoming series.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum at the 5th Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation 'Celebration of Dance' Gala in Los Angeles in August 2015.
Continue reading: Jenna Dewan-Tatum Cast As Lucy Lane In CBS’ ‘Supergirl’
What do you want to see in Hugh Jackman's final appearance as Wolverine?
Hugh Jackman has shared the first promotional image from his last appearance as Wolverine on Twitter. He’s also asked fans what they would like to see from his final appearance as the clawed mutant superhero, in 50 words or less.
Hugh Jackman at the premiere of Dukale's Dream, New York in June 2015.
Hugh Jackman will be hanging up his Wolverine claws. The actor confirmed the third, currently unnamed, Wolverine film will be his last appearance in the role.
Hugh Jackman has confirmed his final appearance as Wolverine will be in 2017 when he plays the X-Men superhero in the third Wolverine spin-off film. The 46-year-old actor made the announcement whilst appearing on the American talk show Dr. Oz on Thursday (7th May).
Hugh Jackman has announced he will retiring from his Wolverine role.
Hugh Jackman has hinted he may be hanging up his Wolverine claws after fifteen years in the role.
Hugh Jackman's Instagram post on Saturday (28th March) has set the rumour mill working overtime with fans of X-Men already lamenting the loss of Jackman's Wolverine. Jackman hinted he may be finally leaving the role, captioning a picture "one last time". 46-year-old Jackman has played the Marvel superhero since the first X-Men film in 2000.
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for 15 years.
X-Men actor Ian McKellen will be honoured in his hometown of Wigan. The 75-year-old actor will receive a star in the town centre's Believe Square.
Ian McKellen will be honoured in his hometown of Wigan. He will be given a star in Wigan town centre. Although McKellen was born in Burnley, the 75-year-old actor lived in Wigan during the 1940s. McKellen said he was pleased to receive the award as the town "holds many special memories".
Ian McKellen will recieve an honour in his hometown of Wigan.
Continue reading: Ian McKellen Honoured With Star In His Hometown Of Wigan
Ryan Reynolds shares first official photograph in which he appears in costume as Deadpool for the upcoming movie of the same name.
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool, the upcoming film in which he stars as conflicted anti-hero Wade Wilson A.K.A. Deadpool. Deadpool is notorious for his warped sense of humour and the official photograph is certainly unusual. Reynolds shared the photograph with fans on Twitter on Friday (27th March).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool.
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