In just a few short years, Teresa Palmer has built a movie career any young actor would envy. Teresa moved to LA at age 20 shortly after landing her role in the comedy Take Me Home Tonight, relying on good friends Topher Grace and Anna Faris to help show her the Hollywood ropes. Her latest film, Wish You Were Here, hits select theaters this weekend and also stars fellow Aussie Joel Edgerton. We caught up with Teresa to talk about the project and what it was like to play an impulsive party girl, a phase she admits she "bypassed" in her own life because she was so focused on work. Teresa also told us that her next project will have her juggling roles in front of and behind the camera; she's writing, producing, and starring in a movie loosely based on her own life.
Liam Hemsworth puts his seductive skills to work on the big screen in Love and Honor, in which he plays a Vietnam soldier who goes AWOL to win back the love of his hometown girlfriend. He stars opposite Teresa Palmer in his latest flick, which is available on demand today and in theaters next month. Get a sneak peek at Liam's adorable flirtatious side in the new clip from Love and Honor.
Zombie comedy Warm Bodies comes to theaters this weekend, with Nicholas Hoult at the forefront as an undead Romeo. Is the unconventional romance worth a trip to the movies, though? Check out our video review to find out if you should watch, pass, or rent Warm Bodies.
Zombies have been invading movies and televisions for decades, but few if any of those films or shows have examined what it's like inside the minds of the undead — which is part of the reason why Warm Bodies offers a fresh take on the genre. The comedy centers on R (Nicholas Hoult), a young-looking (and, frankly, kind of cute) zombie whose mind is still intact, even if his memories and motor skills aren't. When R meets Julie (Teresa Palmer) during a routine flesh-eating fest with his fellow undead, he feels a sudden desire to protect her. And what unfolds is a tender love story that, believe it or not, is also relatable.
Warm Bodies solidifies Hoult has what it takes to carry a film, injecting just the right amount of charisma and comedy under all of that zombie makeup. What R lacks in verbal communication he makes up for in witty internal monologue, sharing the trials and tribulations of eating brains with the audience and reminding himself not to be too creepy around Julie. Julie herself is understandably hesitant to believe R's grumbles that he won't hurt her but soon becomes intrigued with how gentle he is — not to mention his surprising amount of nostalgia for records and other artifacts that he collects. Translation: he's a zombie hoarder. The pair actually connect in a way that feels authentic and fun to watch. It's basically a combination of Beauty and the Beast and Romeo and Juliet, but with a lot more laughs.
To see what else I liked about Warm Bodies, just read more
Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, and Dave Franco celebrated their new film, Warm Bodies, with a glamorous premiere in LA. Teresa, who wore a black lace Philip Armstrong gown, chatted with Nicholas at the premiere's afterparty and shared a cute moment with John Malkovich, who plays her father in the zombie romantic comedy. She was joined by her costar Cory Hardrict and his wife, Tia Mowry, and model-turned-actress Analeigh Tipton who wore a stunning Barbara Bui dress.
At the premiere, Nicolas spoke about his X-Men costar and ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, who most recently picked up a SAG Award for her highly acclaimed performance in Silver Linings Playbook. He admitted to being "very proud" of Jennifer so far and hoping that she wins an Oscar. A SAG trophy isn't the only award that Jennifer has picked up during this year's award season — check out Jennifer Lawrence's best award-season moments so far.
If you're a zombie movie fan, you should be counting the days until Warm Bodies lumbers into theaters this week. Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer headline the movie as star-crossed lovers, but in this case, Romeo is a member of the undead. Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, and Analeigh Tipton also costar in the horror-comedy-romance. Before you buy your tickets, take a look through all the pictures of the movie!
It may have been a snowy Friday evening in NYC, but that didn't put a damper on either Teresa Palmer's or Analeigh Tipton's outfit choices. In fact, the Warm Bodies starlets both donned sweet Springlike silhouettes for the film's screening, invoking a lighter, easier brand of styling. In effect, the ladies squared off in a sartorial battle of "who wore it best" last night, and we're letting you call the shots. But before you declare a winner, take a closer look at each chic contender's ensemble. Teresa paired a white Vera Wang embroidered crop top with a voluminous Vera Wang skirt, then finished it off with metallic Christian Louboutin sandals. Analeigh stepped out in an Alberta Ferretti sheer gray schoolgirl dress that got its charm via a seriously sparkly collar. Her black patent leather pumps completed the look. From our vantage point, we see two actresses that supplied outfit intrigue courtesy of key embellishment details, and still (expertly) managed to keep their respective looks fresh, youthful, and sleek. The question now is: who gets your best-dressed vote?
Teresa Palmer is the heroine of Warm Bodies as Julie, one of the few humans still standing after a zombie apocalypse. When she falls for R (Nicholas Hoult), she begins to take a different view of the undead, much to the chagrin of her zombie-hunting father (John Malkovich). I recently sat down with Palmer to discuss how much she loves her "sassy, feisty" character and how she personally relates to Julie. She also shared her excitement about working with Malkovich, saying that she felt like she was in acting school having him on the set. Warm Bodies hits theaters on Feb. 1, but check out the interview now!
Now that Edward and Bella have drifted off into the vampire sunset, it's time to find a new human/undead couple to root for. Allow us to present R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer), the cute zombie/human couple at the center of upcoming comedy Warm Bodies. We've been looking forward to this, um, unnatural love story since we saw the trailer, and we're loving this cute new poster that reads "He was dead inside until he met her" — get it? The film opens on Feb. 1, but you can check out another character poster via the Warm Bodies Tumblr.
See a bigger version of the poster when you read more