I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or what, but all the Celebration Europe press I ran across today is so… sensationalist.
First, Daily Mail reporter Tanya Gold doesn’t even get a paragraph into her CE experience before breaking out the requisite ‘Get a life’ comment. Keeping reading – it’s full of such classy gems. Although I do like the description of Steve Sansweet as George Lucas’ “representative on Earth.”
As for the real stars of the CE experience, we have comments from Anthony Daniels, admonishing Sir Alec Guinness and a trifecta of Mark Hamill comments that the blurb artists are trying their damnedest on: ‘wanting’ to be Vader; the Luke warehouse; and the one with the legs, Portman’s a babe.
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Getting on with it…
At least according to Lycos: “Natalie Portman” is their #1 most searched-for Star Wars term, followed up by Oola, Endor, Harrison Ford, and Yoda. Interesting, but I wonder what Google or Yahoo’s search stats would be…
Quite a few tidbits about Star Wars people in the news:
Keira Knightley (Sabe) is about ready to give up acting. Millions of fanboys flock to counseling for support.
Masi Oka, a former ILM-er, almost did the same thing before a gig on a little show called Heroes came along.
Natalie Portman (Padme Amidala) is apparently going in the opposite direction by playing two roles in her upcoming film Goya’s Ghosts.
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) didn’t seem to care much. She just enjoyed having lunch with hairy creatures and robots.
And someone who might be a bit too busy to do any acting for a while is Keisha Castle-Hughes (Queen Apailana), who gave birth to a little girl on April 25th.
Pictures of Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman on the set of The Other Boleyn Girl, an adaption of the book of the same name. Portman is playing Anne Boleyn, with Johansson in the title role.
Since the costume-porn is minimal on that one, I’ll throw in some scans of Kirsten Dunst in Vogue pimping Marie Antoinette.
Interview with Natalie Portman. Mostly concerning her latest film, V for Vendetta. (via Cinematical)