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A trip to a castle in England to interview a Queen – what’s not to love about that? In this case, it was Arundel Castle in West Sussex to interview Queen Ravenna, aka Charlize Theron, and her co-stars in Snow White and the Huntsman. There’s more to come on the actual interviews (including a behind-the-scenes anecdote about falling in front of Chris Hemsworth – oh, the shame!) when the film releases next month, but in the meantime, here are some pictures from the day.
Charlize Theron is having a great year, but her Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Chris Hemsworth is having one fantastic month so far.
On the back of The Avengers, in which he stars as the hammer-wielding Thor, scoring the best opening of all time, the actor’s wife Elsa Pataky just gave birth to their little girl, India. I spoke to him at Arundel Castle just a day before the baby’s birth, and two days before the news came yesterday that The Avengers has gone on to join the $1 billion club, 19 days after it opened in the US. Hemsworth told me that the film’s success at the box office has been phenomenal, and “a huge relief”, but the best part for him is that people are enjoying the movie. “People are liking it, and there were such good reviews for it. That’s a far bigger pay-off than the box-office numbers,” he said. Continue reading →
2012 was going to be a big year for Charlize Theron even before she became a mother. The Oscar-winning star has 3 films on the go, each of them attracting a growing amount of anticipation. Young Adult, which was released in some territories, including the US last year, makes its debut in her home country of South Africa this weekend. Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus are due out in June.
The Oscar-winning actress told me she was relishing being back in front of the camera, living the “gypsy life”, with all these roles. This was, of course, before the adoption of young Jackson was revealed, and so I imagine now she might be more content to stay at home again.
In Young Adult, Charlize plays Mavis, the girl everybody loved to hate in high-school; the one who never quite grew up and is holding onto a life gone by, which includes an old flame who’s now married. The role earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination, and here she talks about going back to Benoni, her (and my) hometown.