Brad Pitt was in his cowboy gear for another day on the set of The Counselor in London today. He was joined by costar Michael Fassbender, who looked hot in a suit. Despite wearing sunglasses, a black eye (made with makeup) was evident on Brad. Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender have been together for the last few days working on the Ridley Scott movie. Soon, they'll be joined by their leading ladies Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. It seems Michael and Ridley hit it off after making Prometheus together. Ridley and Brad also have a filmmaking connection — Ridley directed Brad back in 1991's Thelma & Louise.
Brad Pitt got into character with a cowboy hat and facial hair for The Counselor in London this week. He started work yesterday on the Ridley Scott-directed film, which he'll apparently only shoot for a few days. The drama is based on a screenplay by author Cormac McCarthy and follows a lawyer as he gets into the drug business. Michael Fassbender joined Brad in front of the cameras today. Also reportedly lined up for the project are Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem.
Brad's on set in the UK, where he and Angelina Jolie have been staying as a family since Angelina began filming Maleficent in June. She's been in full costume and has had visits from her kids in between takes. Brad, meanwhile, traveled to Germany and also met up with pal George Clooney in the UK during his downtime.
Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron are almost too hot in the pages of August's W. The Prometheus costars chatted with the magazine's Lynn Hirschberg about their Ridley Scott action movie, and posed for the sexy shots with photographer Mario Sorrenti — check out all the pictures of Michael and Charlize together in the issue. Charlize and Michael spoke about their work, and when they first came across each other's movies. Michael also shared some insight as to the challenges he set for himself when he was out of work well before he hit it big. Here are highlights from Michael and Charlize in W:
- Charlize on sex vs. dying scenes: "It depends on who you're doing the sex scene with. I don't have issues being naked [pauses]. That sounds very slutty. . . . What I mean is, I'm not hung up on my body, and I've been lucky to work with people I've been really comfortable with."
- Michael on challenging himself: "When I was out of work as an actor, I would give myself little challenges, and diving was one of them. . . . when I was 23. I trained for a while and finally got the courage to go up the stairs to the high board. I was at the top, and I was standing there for ages, shivering. A kid who was 10 or 11 came over to me and said, 'The first time you jump off, you're going to get hurt a little bit, but it won't be as bad as you think.'. . . I took his advice, but I didn't fully commit. I hurt my leg."
- Charlize on her first Fassbender movie: "Hunger. A friend said, 'You have to see this movie. It's the best thing I've seen in my entire life.' I thought, Just chill out, okay? But I was absolutely blown away by it. It was, like, all bets are off from now on. This is the guy."
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Stella McCartney will introduce a collection of lingerie next month made of organic cotton and recycled metal (for the rings on the bra straps). "Feeling constricted by one's underwear just isn't my thing; you need to rely on the quality," she said. Bras will cost $55, and panties will go for $26. [T Magazine]
- Dolce & Gabbana's debut showing of couture — or, more appropriately, Alta Moda — was so intense that several people actually fainted during the festivities surrounding it. [The Cut]
- Now that couture week is over, Karlie Kloss is looking forward to a family trip to Denmark. "That's where my grandparents are originally from, and I just booked for the entire family. We're meeting relatives we never met," she said. [Page Six]
- Jason Wu dispensed a piece of advice to aspiring young designers during a breakfast talk this week that everyone should follow. "Sometimes you just need a good night of sleep," he said. [WWD]
- Chloe Sevigny says she has trouble getting designers to lend her dresses. "Aren't I one of the top searches on Style.com, for crying out loud?" she said jokingly in a recent interview. "How hard is it to get a f*cking dress from Valentino?" [Out]
- APC partnered with Nike to refresh its classic Dunk and Air Max sneakers. The reissued shoes will be available in APC stores and online at the end of August. [Refinery29]
- Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are on the cover of the August issue of W magazine. [Design Scene]
- Banana Republic partnered with Virgin America to outfit the airline's 1,200 flight attendants with new uniforms in a palette of gray, black, and orange. The uniforms will debut on Aug. 8, and travelers will be able to purchase pieces inspired by the uniforms during their flights. [Fashionologie Inbox]
A very hairy Michael Fassbender went on The View today to discuss his latest sci-fi flick, Prometheus, out this weekend, but the talk show ladies couldn't resist bringing up the role that really put him on the star-studded map: Shame. Ever since he stripped down to his birthday suit for the dramatic role as a sex addict, he's been fielding questions about the full-frontal experience with both a sense of humor and a maturity about his craft. But Michael was looking a little flushed when the ladies of The View brought up the onscreen nudity. Watch the clip of the hot, bearded Irishman now!
I know I'm going to be suffering from nightmares because of Prometheus for months, but I'm also sure that it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. It has horror-film imagery with a science-fiction premise: A team, led by researchers Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green), goes on a mission aboard the spacecraft Prometheus to a distant planet in 2093 to find information about the origins of humankind. Before they get into the field, though, they get the feeling that something is amiss when Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), the head of the corporation that's sponsoring their mission, gives them strict guidelines about what they're allowed to do. Then things get freaky: strange creatures emerge, people start acting weird, and the blood starts oozing. It's creepy, tense, and graphic, but unforgettable.
The main elements of Prometheus, like the script and the performances, come together to make it a solid movie, but it's the visual experience that makes it memorable. The film is stunning, and its special effects make you feel like you've really been transported to another planet (and for that, even 3D haters won't mind that it's in 3D). From the incredible opening scene to some of the more horrifying, "I wish I could unsee that" images, Prometheus is worth checking out for anyone who loves sci-fi — and jolting movie experiences. To find out why else I thought the movie was so good, just keep reading.
Michael Fassbender stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote Prometheus this week, but Jimmy was more interested in asking Fassbender about his roots. After trying to explain how he ended up with homes in Germany, London, and Ireland, Fassbender got nostalgic about his dreams of being in a rock band — and then broke into song. Watch as he and Jimmy do a fun little duet!
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Fans gathered at London's Leicester Square today to try and get a peek of Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Guy Pearce at the world premiere of Prometheus. The trio were also joined on the blue carpet by the film's director, Ridley Scott. Charlize, dressed in Christian Dior, is back in the UK following a recent stint there promoting her other major release, tomorrow's Snow White and the Huntsman with costar Kristen Stewart. Michael's in London, his home base, after a weekend of partying at Monaco's Formula One Grand Prix, where he ran into X-Men: First Class costars Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
This is one of the first major Prometheus event for Charlize, Michael, and Guy. However, the movie's viral video campaign kicked off earlier this Spring. Michael's character, an android named David, gave fans a sneak peek at the alien sci-fi thriller. Next Friday, June 8, Charlize will battle herself at the box office when Prometheus opens against Snow White and the Huntsman. She's also going head-to-head against other A-list celebrities in the PopSugar 100 faceoff — have you voted yet?
Michael Fassbender's next movie Prometheus is on its way to theaters, and that means one thing — more Michael interviews! He's in the June issue of GQ, which hits newsstands on May 22, and struck a series of hot poses for photographer Mario Testino. Michael chatted about his Ridley Scott action movie, out on June 8, as well as his career. Michael opened up about being disappointed at missing out on an Oscar nomination for Shame, and even spoke about his costar in that film, and current girlfriend Nicole Beharie. Check out all the Michael pictures in GQ, and here are highlights from his interview:
- On all the attention about his nether regions after Shame came out: “It’s fun to a point, and after a certain point you worry that it kind of detracts from the movie. But there’s nothing I can do. I just have to laugh it off. I can. Pretty much. Because I take my work seriously but I can’t take myself too seriously. I’m in such a crazy privileged position — shit, this is the pinnacle of the dream when I was 17. Nobody wants to hear really how difficult it is."
- On being upset about not nabbing an Oscar nomination: "Ar the beginning people [say], ‘You’re going to be going to the Oscars,’ and you’re like, ‘Whatever, doesn’t matter, don’t think so.’ But after a while it does penetrate. After a while you’re like, ‘Anyway, so I’m going to the Oscars…’ And you start to believe it. And I did. I thought I was going. And then I found out I wasn’t and I was upset. I was very upset by it. The first reaction was ‘What the f-ck…?’ It’s a vanity thing. It does become important to you. And it shouldn’t."
- On dating Nicole Beharie: "I’m seeing Nicole, we’re trying to see each other as often as possible. That’s kind of difficult when she lives [in New York] and I live in England . . . Nothing happened while we were filming. We started talking more on the promotion thing. So, yeah, it just sort of unfolded like that.”
What's better than one Michael Fassbender? How about multiple Michael Fassbenders playing chess with each other? A few Fassbender clones make appearances is this new viral video for Prometheus, but it's not hot so much as it is creepy. We've already seen a trailer for the film, but this video puts a spin on what we had assumed. In the clip, Fassbender stars as a hyper advanced robot named David, and he's being interviewed about his various skills. In this universe, it appears robots are able to do almost anything a human can do, including understand emotions like sadness and gratitude.
When I saw that first trailer, I assumed Fassbender and his cohorts were of the human species, but now I'm not sure what to think. Are the robots or are these androids from another region? Ridley Scott's Alien franchise seems well suited for viral marketing, and this teaser gives out just enough information to get audiences intrigued. Weyland Industries, the company in the clip, even has its own website to explore. You'll have to wait until June 8 to see the movie, but you can watch the video when you read more