I saw this play on Broadway a couple years ago and it’s one of the best things I’ve even seen. It’s got a great cast and the trailer looks very good… here’s hoping it’s a good as I want it to be. Synopsis: Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy® winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts star in THE NORMAL HEART. Directed by Emmy® winner Ryan Murphy and written by Academy Award® nominee Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of ... Read more
August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run. Cast Meryl Streep as Violet Weston Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston-Fordham Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham Benedict ... Read more
While Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are getting most of the awards recognition for August: Osage County, it’s fair to say that neither role would’ve been as impressive if they hadn’t had another great performance in the film to play off of — Ivy Weston, portrayed by Julianne Nicholson. Nicholson’s character is Roberts’ character’s sister and Streep’s character’s daughter, so Ivy plays a central role in the family feuds that make up the story of the movie. Because she is not normally an actress in lead roles, Nicholson spoke to Reuters about what she found difficult about the role and ... Read more
One of the films currently gunning for an Oscar nomination is August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the dysfunctional family drama. Actress Julianne Nicholson, who plays Roberts and Juliette Lewis‘ younger sister with a shocking secret, the role was a chance to shine alongside some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters. While the film has a serious of climatic moments, the reveal to Nicholson’s character Ivy that her cousin Little Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch) is actually her brother is heartbreaking. The two characters had been carrying on a secret affair so the taboo of incest slaps the audience in the ... Read more
The Hollywood Reporter has another wonderful roundtable video and this time, it’s with the actresses of the moment: Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station), Amy Adams (American Hustle) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave). In the video below, they talk about the best and worst piece of advice they been given about acting, the scariest moment they’ve had on set, personal sacrifices they’ve made, their most challenging auditions and if screenwriters are writing better roles for women. Also in the video, Julia Roberts talks about ... Read more
It is difficult to bemoan the injustice some actresses suffer when collecting their paycheck, seeing that it would solve the economic crisis facing an entire school district in most cities.
According to a recent interview with Larry Crowne co-star Bryan Cranston, the actor wore “slightly less clothes” than one disgraced politician during filming for a sex scene with Julia Roberts, who plays his professor wife in the upcoming movie.