A great big “thank you” goes out to Jess for making us the featured site at Nicole’s Magic this month. If you aren’t familiar with the site, then you should definitely head on over and check it out because it is a fantastic site dedicated to the lovely Nicole Kidman. 🙂
Charlize Theron plays another put upon working woman in In the Valley of Elah. The only female detective in a police precinct, her character, Det. Sanders, faces sexism and resistance from her colleagues and superiors. She colors her hair dark and wears long sleeves and pants to cover her fabulous curves, but itâ€™s not about how she looks.
â€œPaul [Haggis] and I talked a little bit when we started to talk about Sanders. I said to Paul, â€˜People make such a big deal about it. The irony of it is when it comes to finding a character for me, it’s just about the facts.â€™ You look at this woman, so it’s not about how can we make me look different? I think the great thing about being an actor, it’s not about that. It’s about how do we get access to the truth. To me, that’s always the biggest question whether it’s where is the scene going or how do I physically look or how are we going to facilitate Paul in telling this story correctly.â€
ThinkFilm has won the battle for “Battle in Seattle,” acquiring all U.S. rights for about $2 million.
“Battle,” which sports an all-star ensemble led by Charlize Theron, had its world premiere Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival and marks Stuart Townsend’s directorial debut. The film is set amid the protests and riots that surrounded the World Trade Organization’s 1999 meeting in Seattle.
The deal was ThinkFilm’s second buy at Toronto this year. It scored the biggest sale of the fest’s opening days when it picked up “Then She Found Me,” Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, taking U.S. distribution rights for slightly less than $2 million.
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Photos of Charlize and Stuart at the ‘In the Valley of Elah’ premiere are now available in the gallery. Enjoy! 🙂
I finally found the ‘Battle in Seattle’ portraits from the Toronto Film Festival on September 9th and they are now available in the gallery (please be sure to register/log in to view). I’m sure you’re probably all seen them somewhere online by now, but if not, you have to check them out because they are gorgeous.
Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron are husband and wife â€“ even if not legally.
“I’m married,” Townsend told PEOPLE this week. “I didn’t do a church wedding or anything, but we’re married. We’re husband and wife.”
“We love each other and we want to spend our lives together,” the 34-year-old actor said about his nearly seven-year relationship with Theron, 32, who he calls “the greatest woman I’ve ever met.”
“We didn’t have a ceremony,” he added. “I don’t need a certificate or the state or the church to say otherwise. So no there’s no big official story on a wedding, but we are married. … I consider her my wife and she considers me her husband.”
The couple, who met on the set of Trapped, were at the Toronto Film Festival to premiere Townsend’s writing and directorial debut film, Battle in Seattle, a dramatized look at the 1999 World Trade Organization convention and the protests that overtook the city of Seattle and caused a state of emergency. Theron also stars in the film.
During a dinner party at The Supper Club, the couple even showed off their rings â€“ Theron fidgeted with hers as she shared a story about it and then grabbed Townsend’s hand to display a silver cross-shaped band on his ring finger.
“It was really amazing tonight to premiere the film with her,” Townsend said. “She’s proud and she was crying, so it’s as important to her as it’s important to me. We’re a team and we’re in this together. That’s what you do. You look out for each other.”