Would-be actors lined up along Brown Street winding around Division Street this morning hoping to be chosen as an “extra” in the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet in the role that won Joan Crawford a Best Actress Oscar. The story is based on the 1941 novel by James Cain.
The story takes place in the 1930s, casting director Grant Wilfley told the candidates who came to the Paramount Center for the Arts, where the casting call was held.
The movie makers expect to film in Peekskill April 26-30 and today were looking to find people to be in street scenes.
Michael Santosuso, 43, from Thornwood, was first on line. He arrived at 8:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. start time.
“I’ve always been interested in acting, films and the arts so I thought I would try,” said the technology manager who was out of work. He said he has done some commercials and small projects. Today, he added a little extra gel to his short hair so help him look a bit more 1930-ish.
Read more about this casting call in Peekskill tomorrow in The Journal News/Lohud.com
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Apparently Kate has signed to play the role of Jane in Which Brings Me To You, the new project from director Susanne Bier! The beautiful English actress will be accompanied by Bradley Cooper in the role of Will, and the talented Natalie Portman. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name.
Summary: two romantic burnouts meet at a wedding and almost consummate their lust before putting the brakes on. They agree to exchange candid confessions about their pasts on the off chance that this might be the real thing.
Just days after last year’s Oscar winner Kate Winslet announced her split with hubby Sam Mendes comes news that the marriage of the newest champ, Sandra Bullock, may be on the rocks. In Touch Weekly reports that Bullock’s hubby, Jesse James, had an affair on the sly while Bullock was filming The Blind Side.
Now Oscarologists wonder: Is there really a kiss of death curse associated with winning best actress?
Over the past 12 years, eight of the best-actress champs busted up with their lovers after winning: Kate Winslet (won for 2008), Reese Witherspoon (2005), Hilary Swank (1999, 2005), Charlize Theron (2003), Halle Berry (2001), Julia Roberts (2000), Gwyneth Paltrow (1998), Helen Hunt (1997). Five of the splits occurred less than a year after their Oscar triumphs (Winslet from hubby Mendes, Witherspoon from hubby Ryan Phillippe, Swank from hubby Chad Lowe, Paltrow from boyfriend Ben Affleck, Roberts from boyfriend Benjamin Bratt). Berry’s break-up with Eric Benet occurred 18 months after winning; Hunt split with Hank Azaria less than two years later.
It’s ironic, looking back, at how effusively the stars gushed at the Oscar podium while thanking their men on the eve of their relationship’s end.
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Kate Winslet is reportedly packing up and moving back to the U.K. She’s lived in New York for the last seven years, but her split from husband Sam Mendes has made her want to return to England.
According to the Daily Mail, Kate is in “turmoil” over the divorce. A source close to the actress said, “Kate is in meltdown mode and doesn’t know quite what to do.”
Apparently Kate wants to be near her parents and her close friend Emma Thompson, who both live across the pond. “Kate feels she needs a support system, but she is torn because doesn’t want to disrupt her kids and is able to be very low key in New York,” continued the source.
The latest on why Sam and Kate decided to split is that he told her he didn’t think he could be with one woman for the rest of his life. A close friend of Kate’s told the Mail, “Sam had been really withdrawn and had shut himself away from her. They then had this big talk and he told her ‘people can’t be inspired by just one relationship. For me, it’s never going to be about one relationship… life is a series of relationships.’
Kate told him ‘For me it is, that’s what I wantâ€™, but Sam replied ‘Well, that’s not what I want’ and they both knew the marriage could not go on, it was hopeless. Kate did not want to break up, she had been trying her best to keep things together for months, but in the end it was just too much.”
It seems like men in the public eye lately don’t realize how lucky they are to be dating smart, beautiful women! Sam Mendes, Jesse James, and Tiger Woods should be grateful for what they had!
Leonardo DiCaprio is helping pal Kate Winslet deal with her marriage breakdown, it has emerged.
DiCaprio and Winslet rose to fame playing lovers in Titanic and were reunited on screen two years ago in Revolutionary Road – directed by her husband Sam Mendes.
It has been claimed that the actress’ relationship with Mendes, 44, suffered on set and eventually led to their break-up.
The couple separated several months ago and made the split official on Monday.
However, DiCaprio has become a shoulder to cry on as cracks appeared in her six-year marriage.
“Leo and Kate have been like brother and sister since they starred in Titanic together,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
“And since Kate’s marriage started to go south, around the time they were filming Revolutionary Road, they’ve got closer again. Kate has always really adored Leo and feels like she can tell him anything. They were so young when Titanic came out, so it’s fair to say they basically grew up together, professionally at least.
“They were thrust into stardom together and were the only people who knew what the other was going through. He’s been a rock for her,” the source added.
Source: newkerala.com Online News
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