Colin Firth Says He Will Not Work with Director Woody Allen Again

Colin Firth is the latest star to publicly denounce Woody Allen, saying he will never work with the director again.

“I wouldn’t work with him again,” Firth said in a statement late Thursday, according to The Guardian

The actor’s announcement comes the same day Allen’s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview about her allegations of sexual abuse against her father.

In 2014, Dylan, 32 – who is one of the star’s three children with ex Mia Farrow — publicly claimed that Allen, now 82, molested her as a child. Allen has long denied the allegations, which first surfaced during his explosive 1992 split from Mia. The director was not charged, though a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause for a criminal case.

Firth appeared in Allen’s film Magic in the Moonlight in 2013, a year before Dylan published her essay.

His son Ronan Farrow also penned an explosive column for the Hollywood Reporter, which addressed the sexual abuse claims and condemned the media for not asking Allen about the allegations and stars for working with him. In response, Allen told The Guardian, “I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity.”

After Dylan’s interview on Thursday, Allen again denied his daughter’s accusations.

“When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare. They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place,” the director said in a statement. “Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.”

“Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother doing exactly that – relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator. It seems to have worked – and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says,” he continued. “But even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago.”

The controversy surrounding the director is making headlines again after the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment accusations rocked Hollywood. A slew of celebrities have since come out and expressed regret for working with the Annie Hall director.

Earlier on Thursday, recent Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan expressed regret over working with Allen on his 2016 Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes.

“Look, I had a great experience working on that project,” Brosnahan said during an interview for The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “But I do have to take this opportunity to say that, for me, I have really struggled with the decision to do that project for a long time.”

On Monday, actor Timothée Chalamet pledged to donate his entire salary for his upcoming film directed by Allen, A Rainy Day in New York, to the Time’s Up movement.

The Call Me By Your Name actor, 22, stars in the comedy alongside Jude LawElle Fanning and Selena Gomez.

In recent weeks, Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Mira Sorvino have also denounced the director.

Dylan said she was not angry with actors who have chosen to work with her father but wants them to “acknowledge their complicity.”

She said, “I hope that, you know, especially since so many of them have been vocal advocates of this Me Too and Time’s Up movement that, um, they can acknowledge their complicity and maybe hold themselves accountable to how they have perpetuated this culture of – of silence in their industry.”

Michael Douglas Accuser Details Alleged Sexual Harassment: ‘I Was Humiliated’

The author and journalist accusing Michael Douglas of sexual harassment is detailing her side of the story for the first time.

Susan Braudy opened up about her alleged experiences with Douglas, now 73, in a detailed written account in The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. She reportedly provided the outlet with a detailed written account based on notes and files she kept, as well as a timeline of her employment backed up by pay stubs. She also said she had told three friends about the alleged events at the time, including well-known author Michael Wolff, who wrote the controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.  

Braudy’s accusations against the actor first came to light when Douglas preemptively denied them in an interview with Deadline. He explained that he was aware that a former employee, whom he did not name, was planning to come forward with damaging accusations against him, and decided to give his account of the events before her story came out in the press. While Douglas admitted he might have used “coarse language with my friends” and that Braudy might have overheard that language, he denied “being a sexual harasser.”

According to her account, Braudy worked for Douglas in the late ’80s, when she was in her 40s. She was hired to run the New York office of Stonebridge Productions, a production company launched by Douglas, who was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the time. Her duties were to “read scripts, hire and supervise screenwriters, and perhaps most important, to babysit Michael in his apartment,” she said in her account.

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Braudy claimed she endured “sexual harassment by Douglas that included near-constant profane and sexually charged dialogue, demeaning comments about her appearance, graphic discussions regarding his mistresses and more.” She also claimed Douglas used a crude word for female genitalia in a one-on-one meeting on her first day.

During a one-on-one script meeting in his apartment, which functioned as his part time office at the time, Braudy claimed Douglas masturbated in front of her. Douglas vehemently denied this accusation in his interview with Deadline.

“Michael unzipped his chinos and I registered something amiss,” she wrote about the alleged 1989 incident. “I peered at him and saw he’d inserted both hands into his unzipped pants. I realized to my horror that he was rubbing his private parts. Within seconds his voice cracked and it appeared to me he’d had an orgasm.”

Braudy said she left the apartment immediately. “I said nothing. I was surprised I wasn’t falling to pieces even though I was humiliated. I realized he thought he could do anything he wanted because he was so much more powerful than I was. Michael ran barefoot after me to the elevator, zipping his fly and buckling his belt. ‘Hey, thank you, you’re good. You helped me, thank you, thank you,’ ” she wrote.

She told three people about the incident: Wolff, former Newsweek journalist Lynn Povich and film editor Joseph Weintraub, who currently lives with Braudy, according to THR. 

From that point forward, Braudy said her relationship with the actor deteriorated. She claims the actor asked her to sign a nondisclosure agreement, which she refused to do. Six months later, she said she was fired.

In his preemptive denial to Deadline on Jan. 9, Douglas said, “I’m bewildered why, after 32 years, this is coming out, now.”

He added, “I’m certainly regretful if she was offended by the language in the ’80s,” he said, adding later, “Finally, masturbating in front of her? I don’t know where to begin. This is a complete lie, fabrication, no truth to it whatsoever.”

As for why she would come forward, Douglas offered, “Maybe she is disgruntled her career didn’t go the way she hoped and she is holding this grudge. It has caused tremendous stress to me for something I believe I have nothing to regret or feel responsible for.”

Responding to the actor’s denial, Braudy told THR, “I believe this is part of the problem, as is his pretext of victimization. These are some reasons why so many women don’t come forward with their stories — Lord knows it’s taken 30 years and a movement for me to gather my courage.

Kevin Spacey Under Investigation for Third Alleged Sexual Assault in London

Kevin Spacey is under investigation for a third allegation of sexual assault in London.

While Scotland Yard does not identify any person “who may, or may not be, subject to an investigation,” a spokesperson confirmed that the new allegation is against the same person currently under investigation for two other alleged sexual assaults, whom PEOPLE previously confirmed is the Oscar winner, 58.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “On 13 December we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster. Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”

Spacey was also accused of sexually assaulting a man in Lambeth, London, in 2005, and was already being investigated by Scotland Yard over a sexual assault in 2008, PEOPLE previously confirmed.

“On Wednesday, November 1, City of London Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service,” a Scotland Yard spokesman previously said in a prepared statement that also did not directly name the actor.

“It is alleged a man assaulted another man (Victim 1) in 2008 in Lambeth. On Friday, November 17 a further allegation was made about the same man.

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“The allegations are of sexual assaults against a man (Victim 2) in 2005 in Lambeth. Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”

In addition to the Scotland Yard investigations, an internal investigation by the Old Vic theater — of which Spacey was artistic director from 2004-15 — previously revealed that 20 separate individuals had accused Spacey of inappropriate behavior toward them. However, it’s not known if this new investigation relates to one of these complaints or is entirely separate.

Spacey checked into a specialist treatment facility following the numerous allegations of sexual assault that have been made against him.

His team has not responded to any of the accusations ever since he expressed regret for allegedly making inappropriate sexual advances toward actor Anthony Rapp, then 14 years old, in 1986.

Spacey issued a statement saying he doesn’t remember the alleged incident, apologizing for “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” and announcing, “I choose now to live as a gay man.”

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling Sparkle in A Wrinkle in Time Character Posters

Meet your three interplanetary tour guides from Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling — who star as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, respectively — sparkle and shine in new character posters from the beloved children’s science-fantasy epic.

The posters, debuted exclusively on PEOPLE, feature each character’s unique psychedelic makeup and color palette.

Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel and directed by Selma’s Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of an ordinary teenager named Meg (played by newcomer Storm Reid) who’s whisked on a cosmic adventure to find her missing scientist father (played by Chris Pine). The three chimerical celestial beings join Meg on her journey and help her “wrinkle” time and space.

Through Meg’s journey, “we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light,” according to the film’s official synopsis.  

Before signing on to direct, DuVernay told Entertainment Weekly she had never read L’Engle’s novel. “I went to school in Compton and it wasn’t on my reading list,” she joked.

After familiarizing herself with the novel, she said, “I saw so much beauty in it, but also so much meaning. She’s a very radical thinker and she embedded her sense of what society should and could be in this piece, and a lot of it I agree with.”

The three leading ladies have developed great chemistry on and off screen. At the 2018 Golden Globes, Witherspoon presented Winfrey with the Cecil B. Demille Award, saying, “I got to work with Oprah on our movie A Wrinkle in Time where we spent four hours in the makeup chair almost every day.”

Kaling, who skipped the award show on maternity leave, later jokingly tweeted: “UH REESE I WAS IN THE MAKEUP TRAILER TOO.”

The Mindy Project creator and star welcomed her first child on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles. The actress’ pregnancy news first broke in July but it wasn’t confirmed until a very famous friend of the star spilled the beans: Oprah.

On The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October, Kaling revealed that she was expecting a girl and dished on what it was like to have none other than her A Wrinkle in Time costar confirm the baby news.

“She did announce it,” the Champions creator told Ellen DeGeneres, stifling a laugh. “If anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person. You can’t complain that much about it. And you also can’t be like, “Hey, Oprah, zip it’ — because she’s almost like a religious figure.”

A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters March 9.

Dylan Farrow Gives First TV Interview About Woody Allen Allegations: ‘I Am Telling the Truth’

Dylan Farrow is opening up for the first time on television about her sexual assault allegations against her father Woody Allen.

“I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it’s important that people realize that one victim, one accuser, matters, and that they are enough to change things,” Farrow says in a preview of her appearance on CBS This Morning.

The full interview, which airs Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT on CBS, will cover a range of topics including the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up.

Farrow’s appearance comes after Alec Baldwin defended the director, calling criticism of Allen over longstanding sexual abuse allegations “unfair and sad.”

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“Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”

In 2014, Dylan Farrow – who is one of the star’s three children with ex Mia Farrow — publicly claimed that Allen molested her as a child. Allen has long denied the allegations, which first surfaced during his explosive 1992 split from Mia. The director was not charged, though a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause for a criminal case.

His son Ronan Farrow also penned an explosive column for the Hollywood Reporter, which addressed the sexual abuse claims and condemned the media for not asking Allen about the allegations and stars for working with him. In response, Allen told The Guardian, “I have no interest in all of that. I find that all tabloid stupidity.”

Baldwin went on to say that his intention is not to “dismiss or ignore such complaints,” but that such subjects should be treated “carefully.”

“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent?” Baldwin tweeted. “I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well.”

The controversy surrounding the director is making headlines again after the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment accusations rocked Hollywood. A slew of celebrities have since come out and expressed regret for working with the Annie Hall director.

On Monday, actor Timothée Chalamet pledged to donate his entire salary for his upcoming film directed by Allen, A Rainy Day in New York, to the Time’s Up movement.

The Call Me By Your Name actor, 22, stars in the comedy alongside Jude LawElle Fanning and Selena Gomez.

In recent weeks, Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Mira Sorvino have also denounced the director.

Rebecca Hall Donates Salary She Made Working With Woody Allen to Times Up: ‘I Am Profoundly Sorry’

Rebecca Hall is the latest actress to express regret for working with Woody Allen, and has decided to donate her salary from her movies with the director to the Times Up movement.

The actress, 35, made the emotional announcement on Instagram, admitting that reading statements from Dylan Farrow, Allen’s daughter, helped her realize that working with the controversial director was a mistake.

Farrow claims Allen, now 82, molested her when she was a child. Allen has long denied the allegations, which first surfaced during his explosive 1992 split from Mia Farrow. Allen was not charged, though a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause for a criminal case.

Hall appears in Allen’s new film A Rainy Day in New York alongside a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Suki Waterhouse, Selena Gomez and Jude Law.

“When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy,” she explained.

Since accepting the role, Hall wrote that she realized “there is nothing easy about any of this.” After thinking about it “very deeply,” she said she remains “conflicted and sad.”

After reading Farrow’s statements about Allen, Hall said she came to understand “that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed.”

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She added, “That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.”

Hall then explained that she plans to donate her salary to the Times Up movement, which was launched to help fight sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and beyond.

“I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere,” Hall said.

Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have also recently said that they regret working with Allen.

To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.

Ashley Judd Calls James Franco’s Response to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations ‘Terrific’

James Franco’s response to the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him is earning praise from one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement.

Ashley Judd, a longtime advocate for women’s rights and sexual assault survivor, told HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur that she was pleased with Franco’s response to accusations he had acted inappropriately towards a number of women in the past.

“I think that what James said is terrific,” Judd told the BBC journalist. “And I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. I mean, we’ve all operated with a certain amount of tone deafness, and I like the culpability, and we have to have restorative justice.”

She added, “This is about men and women being all together and having a more equitable and just workplace, home life, social spaces. I mean, we know that when women are empowered in the workplace and are in decision-making positions that workplaces have better financial outcomes and there’s less harassment when there is more diversity. And it takes that kind of individual accountability to collectively make the change on a large scale.”

Controversy around Franco started to erupt on Jan. 7, when he appeared at the Globes and two women accused him of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior on Twitter. Then an article published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, five women accused the actor of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner.

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Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied each of the women’s allegations, and cited Franco’s comments on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday as his formal denial.

“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done,” Franco told Colbert. “I have to do that to maintain my well being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”

 

During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, the actor addressed the sexual harassment allegations.

“There are people that need to be heard,” the actor told Meyers. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

One accuser, The Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy, who worked with the actor in 2014 on his Off-Broadway directorial debut, The Long Shrift, wrote in now-deleted tweets, “Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much.” Adding “James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.”

When Meyers asked for clarification, Franco was quick to deny his former costar’s claims.

Shaking his head no, he said, “I had a great relationship with her. She took the tweet down. I don’t know, I really don’t. I don’t know, it was so shocking. I guess I’m just letting it be.”

In the L.A. Times article, two students of Franco’s claimed the actor would often become angry on set when they would refuse to film topless while another former acting student at the film school Franco founded said he once removed safety guards while filming an oral sex scene on the set of the 2015 film The Long Home.

Additionally, actress Violet Paley recounted her previous social media claims that Franco exposed himself and tried to pressure her into oral sex. Though she said they had a consensual relationship, Paley said: “That time wasn’t consensual.” She also alleged that he told her friend to meet him in a hotel when the friend was 17.

Franco continues to wrack up awards for his performance in The Disaster Artist. He won a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical last weekend, and a Critic’s Choice Award for best actor in a comedy Thursday night, although he skipped the show.

Shaken by the accusations, a source told PEOPLE, “He’s in a really bad place. His close friends are trying to be there for him but it’s been hard – he’s only talking to a select group of people. For now, he’s just hiding out.”

Meanwhile, with the Globe and Critics’ Choice wins and SAG nomination, Franco has been considered a lock for an Oscar nomination — and that probably won’t change.

Mark Wahlberg Refused to Work with Christopher Plummer Until He Was Paid Over $1 Million: Report

Mark Wahlberg refused to approve the casting of Christopher Plummer as a replacement for Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World until he was paid over $1 million, USA Today reports.

Wahlberg’s contract afforded him “costar approval,” two sources who were not authorized to speak on the matter told the outlet.

“What he said was, ‘I will not approve Christopher Plummer unless you pay me.’ And that’s how he (expletive) them,” one source told USA Today.

Another source told the paper that Wahlberg’s lawyer vetoed Plummer’s casting in a letter to the film’s financiers, saying the actor would only agree if he were paid the extra money.

Earlier this week, USA Today revealed Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while his costar Michelle Williams received only a per diem of $80 a day. Ultimately, she was paid less than one-tenth of 1% of her male costar for the reshoots.

The Wrap previously reported that Wahlberg was paid extra for his “more extensive” reshoots, which occurred over the Thanksgiving holiday. The actor also did not have reshoots included in his contract and was therefore able to negotiate a higher price, according to the outlet.

But USA Today now reports that both actors had reshoots in their contracts and both were in Europe filming for the same number of days.

The Ridley Scott film, which tells the story of billionaire J. Paul Getty and his grandson’s kidnapping, was reshot after its original star, Spacey, was accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple men. Plummer was chosen to replace Spacey as the oil tycoon.

While both Williams and Wahlberg immediately agreed to participate in the reshoots, the latter’s agent reportedly told the film’s financiers he “never” works for free,  according to a source who spoke with TMZ. Wahlberg’s agent Ari Emanuel (the co-CEO of WME) set the price, to which film execs eventually agreed, per TheWrap.

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Ahead of production, Wahlberg, who was named Forbes’ highest-paid actor in 2017, took a pay cut in order to star in the film, according to the New York Times.

Scott previously said the returning cast members appeared in the reshoots for free.

“No, I wouldn’t get paid, I refused to get paid,” Scott told USA Today in December, adding that most of the staff waived their fees. “Christopher had to get paid. But Michelle, no. Me, no.”

At the time, the director was not aware of any additional salary negotiations, reports TMZ.

Williams recently weighed in on the personal sacrifices she made for the reshoots, admitting she missed Thanksgiving with her daughter in order to work.

“I had to break the news to my family and tell them I wasn’t going be home and make alternate arrangements for them,” she told Vulture. “But everyone was so supportive, no one more than my 12-year-old daughter, who said, ‘You worked so hard on this. Don’t let it be ruined because of one bad man.’ ”

Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Gail Harris, the mother of kidnapping victim John Paul Getty III.

All the Money in the World is in theaters now.

Everlasting Love! Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Still Cute on the Red Carpet 30 Years Later

In a town where relationships never seem to last, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have managed to buck the trend, emerging as one of the cutest couples on the red carpet for 30 years.

The duo were spotted together at the European premiere of Hanks’ new film The Post in London, England on Wednesday. The actor looked dashing in a dark suit and overcoat, while Wilson kept warm in a black leather jacket.

Their styles might have changed over the years, but the couple looked just as happy and in love as they did 30 years ago at the Hollywood premiere of Dragnet in 1987 (also pictured above).

Hanks, 60, and his first wife Samantha Lewes divorced in 1987 and he married Wilson the next year.

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“I wish there was a secret, you know. We just like each other. You start there,” Hanks previously said about what it takes for a successful marriage.

“I still can’t believe my wife goes out with me,” he added. “If we were in high school and I was just funny, I’d never have the courage to talk to her.”

Hanks, who is currently starring as legendary newspaperman Ben Bradlee in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, said marriage to Wilson has been easy.

“They say it must be hard work. No it’s not,” Hanks said. “Every now and again you know, you gotta get over some stuff but life is one damn thing after another and its actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”

The Post is in theaters now.

First Look! Charlize Theron Explores Motherhood and Reunites with Diablo Cody in Tully

The comedic minds behind Young Adult are teaming up again with Charlize Theron for their new film Tully — and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look!

Director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) and Theron are back together again for the first time since the 2011 comedy. Their new film tells the story of a young mother named Marlo (Theron), who is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass.)

While initially skeptical about having help, Marlo eventually forms a unique bond with the “thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging” young woman named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

“Marlo is a woman who tries her best to keep up with the demands of being an attentive mother, a loving wife, and maintaining at least some self-identity through it all,” Theron, 42, tells PEOPLE of her character. “But at the end of the day, she’s human, and she drops the ball a little. Or a lot.”

As for her character’s new nanny, Theron says, “Tully watches her newborn overnight so that Marlo can get some sleep, and she becomes a surprising source of therapy and friendship for Marlo and she shows her what life can be like outside the mom bubble. But Marlo starts to realize Tully is not all that she seems.”

A mother of two, Theron says she drew on personal experiences to play Marlo. “When you’re told you need to look tired and overworked for a role, it’s not hard to remember what those first few months with a newborn are like,” the Oscar winner says.

“Your life is not your own at that point, and I really did identify with Marlo in that it’s tough when you realize that your life will never be the same when you have kids. It’s rewarding of course, but it doesn’t change the fact that those sleepless nights and ever-expanding to do lists really take a toll on you.”

Having that real-life experience played a major role in Theron taking on the role. “I don’t think I could’ve done this film without having experienced motherhood yet, so this film came at the perfect time for me,” she explains. “There’s so much pressure on parents to balance everything in their life so perfectly and to do it with a smile. So I wanted to tell a story that shows parents, ‘Hey, life is a lot harder for us, and it’s okay if you have to get help.’”

Reuniting with Reitman also factored into why Theron signed on. “Working with him again felt like picking up on the last day of shooting Young Adult, just with a different film and character this time around,” she says. “Our relationship has been so solid and consistent all these years. He’s not afraid to tell stories about real women with real flaws — things that are sometimes uncomfortable for people to acknowledge.”

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Reitman was also excited to join forces with Theron and Cody again. “There are few women who look more fearlessly into life’s dirty little secrets and find a way to make them funny and I’m just so damned lucky to work with them both again,” he says.

Davis, who recently appeared in Blade Runner 2049, calls Tully “a pretty unflinching look at motherhood — good and bad — that I found really unique and funny and beautiful.”

Tully hits theaters April 20th.

Nicole Kidman Makes Instagram Debut After Globes Win & Immediately Uses It as a Powerful Platform

Nicole Kidman is getting social for the new year!

The Big Little Lies actress, fresh off her Golden Globes win, joined Instagram late Sunday night. Her first post was a photo of herself after hours at the awards ceremony.

“About last night……shut the place down!!! I am so proud of my Big Little Lies family and to have stood with my sisters on such a special night,” she wrote, along with the hashtag, #TimesUp.

The hashtag was in reference to the new initiative Time’s Up, which aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all kinds of workplaces.

A couple hours after making her first post, Kidman shared another photo, this time alongside her Big Little Lies cast members, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. She captioned it, “My sisters.”

Her first two posts have already combined for over 100,000 likes.

Last night, Kidman won the award for best supporting actress in a limited series or movie made for television for her portrayal of Celeste Wright in the HBO series.

Thanking Witherspoon and her fellow Big Little Lies actors, Kidman said, “We did this because of our friendship, our creative union and our support of each other. And I love you.” She added, “Laura Dern, Shailene, Zoe we sat at a table and pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other and this is ours to share. Wow, the power of women.”

To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its GoFundMe page. Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.

Speaking to her husband, Keith Urban, she said, “When my cheek is against yours everything melts away and that is love. It’s true. I love you so much.”

Big Little Lies, which earned the most nominations of any TV series with six on Sunday night, will be returning for a second season.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wins Golden Globe for Best Movie, Drama

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the best film in the Golden Globes‘ 2018 drama film category.

The film was the most awarded film of the show, also winning best actress (drama), best screenplay and best supporting actor.

Producer Graham Broadbent thanked the cast and crew for the win, including writer and director Martin McDonagh.

Other nominees for the award included Oscar frontrunners like Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post and The Shape of Water.

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All five nominated films were buoyed by strong lead performances. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer were both Golden Globe-nominated for Call Me By Your Name. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were also both nominated for Golden Globes for the true-story film The Post, as were Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water.

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The 75th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.

Who Is Tommy Wiseau? All About the Man James Franco Won a Golden Globe for Playing

Tommy Wiseau came to Hollywood with dreams of movie stardom and ended up creating a cult classic phenomenon later deemed “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” with 2003’s The Room. He’s now the subject of James Franco’s latest movie, The Disaster Artist.

On Sunday, Franco won a Golden Globe for playing Wiseau in his film.

Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on The Room, blowing most of it on follies like buying film equipment instead of renting and insisting on shooting both digitally and on film. With his unintelligible script, zany acting techniques and inscrutable accent, everyone involved in the production was certain it would fail.

Yet the film’s unintentional hilarity earned it a devoted following. To this day, fans pack into midnight screenings dressed as their favorite characters, and videos highlighting the film’s most cringeworthy moments have garnered millions of views on YouTube (see below).

Now, the story behind the making of the movie — detailed in The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, a book written by Wiseau’s Room costar and sometimes best friend Greg Sestero — is coming to theaters with Franco’s film, which he directed and stars in as Wiseau.

The actor went through great lengths to mimic Wiseau’s accent, body movements and appearance. With his mane of jet-black hair, muscular build and unusual fashion sense — he has a penchant for wearing multiple belts and sunglasses at all times — Wiseau looks like he could be a romance novel cover model, a rockstar or a character from Bram Stroker’s Dracula all at the same time.

While Sestero’s book is rich with details about Wiseau’s odd habits — like his obsession with hydration — much of Wiseau’s life before The Room remained a mystery. Decades later, questions about the director — like his age, where he comes from, the source of his wealth and even his real name — remain largely unanswered.

With Franco’s big screen adaption gaining buzz as a potential Oscars player, audiences are bound to be left wondering: Who is the real Tommy Wiseau? The following is everything we know — and everything we don’t — about this bizarro modern-day Orson Welles.

Where Is He From?

A major break in Wiseau’s origins came during a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Appearing on the late night show alongside Franco, Wiseau finally offered what sounded like some credible insight into his place of birth.

“I’m originally from Europe, but I’m, right now, American like everybody else. Long story short, I used to grow up in New Orleans, Louisiana,” he said. “So, people ask me, ‘Where you come from?’ Right? So, what’d you wanna do? Which country do you pick? Um, you know, I pick New Orleans.”

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In the past, Wiseau has offered multiple accounts of his heritage. While his accent sounds Eastern European, he has previously said that he was born in France and moved to Louisiana at an early age to live with family in the city of Chalmette. He’s also claimed to have grown up in New Orleans.

Filmmaker Rick Harper, who made a documentary about The Room titled Room Full of Spoons, found through his own research that Wiseau was born in the Polish city of Poznań. In The Disaster Artist, Sestero also found evidence that Wiseau was born in Eastern Europe, after gaining access to immigration papers through Wiseau’s brother’s girlfriend.

How Old Is He?

Whenever Sestero asked Wiseau his age, the answer was always some variation of “However old you are Greg.” Sestero was in his early 20s when he first met Wiseau, who, despite a rigorous self-care routine that included constant exercise and lots of black hair dye, looked to be in his early 50s.

Sestero ended up learning from Wiseau’s brother’s girlfriend that he was born in the 1950s, and Harper later pinned the year down to 1955, making Wiseau around 48 during the production of The Room.

How Did He Make His Fortune?

Like most of Wiseau’s personal information, Sestero never got a straight answer about the source of his wealth — although with his flashy car, flair for expensive restaurants and The Room’s seemingly bottomless budget, there were signs of it everywhere.

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“ cost $6 million to make … and it looks like it cost about $6,” Franco said at the Toronto Film Festival. “There was an insane billboard in L.A. for like five years that must have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars alone, and it is the scariest thing you’ve ever seen, with his lazy eye, like, staring at you. It looks like an ad for a cult … But paid off, because plays in almost every major city at least once a year. I think we worked it out that he must make half a million or a million dollars a year, or something like that.”

In The Disaster Artist, Sestero writes that Wiseau claimed to have made a killing flipping real estate in San Francisco, but Sestero never believed that to be true. There has been speculation that he was awarded a large settlement after getting into a car accident with a wealthy Hollywood producer. While there’s no evidence for this, Wiseau was in a car accident and has said the near death experience inspired him to pursue acting, according to Sestero.

In 2008, he told Entertainment Weekly he made his money in retail — a claim repeated in The Disaster Artist. “We import from Korea the leather jackets that we design here in America,” he said. “If you work, you have to save money, right? I didn’t get money from the sky. I was preparing, let’s put it this way.”

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What’s His Real Name?

While it’s unclear if Tommy is his real first name, Wiseau is almost certainly not his real last name. The best guess is that his real surname comes from a Reddit user who did research into the birth certificates of the director’s uncle and aunt and determined the family name to be Wieczor.

In The Disaster Artist, Sestero suggests Wiseau might have gained the nickname “The Birdman” while selling bird trinkets on the streets in France. The word for “bird” is “oiseau in French, so the rumor is that he took the first letter of his real last name and applied to a corruption of the French word for bird and ended up with Wiseau.

The Disaster Artist is now in theaters. The 75th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.