Angelina Jolie didn’t have an easy time landing her starring role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
According to an excerpt from an upcoming biography about film executive Sherry Lansing published in THR, the then 24-year-old actress had to agree to drug testing and mental wellness checks during filming.
Even though the film’s director Simon West saw her “baggage” – rumored drug usage, her relationship with her brother, her relationship with Billy Bob Thornton – as “selling points,” the studio was still concerned.
“[Angelina] said: ‘Look, I want to do it, but I know what my reputation is, and I’ll do anything you want to prove that I’m worthy. I’ll be reliable, and I’ll turn up, and I’ll work hard.’ She said, ‘I don’t care if the studio wants to drug test me every day,’” Simon said in the excerpt.
After landing the role, Angelina reportedly underwent urine and blood tests and passed.
According to the excerpt, the studio also hired professionals to look after Angelina‘s well-being – both physically and mentally – during the movie’s production.
Angelina‘s role in the movie was ultimately a success, with the film earning $275 million worldwide.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed takes the lead in his brand new film, City of Tiny Lights!
The flick follows Tommy Akhtar (Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody (Billie Piper) seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.
“Proud to announce #CityOfTinyLights will be in cinemas April 7th,” Riz captioned with his Instagram post. “A noir thriller representing the London I see every day but rarely on screen.”
Pictured: Riz all suited up joining co-star Billie at their City of Tiny Lights photo call held at the BFI Southbank on Tuesday (March 28) in London, England.
Harrison Ford doesn't let a few in-flight incidents prevent him from flying his airplane. He was spotted taking off with wife Calista Flockhart and son Liam this past weekend at Santa Monica Airport. This comes after he mistakenly landed on a taxiway reecntly.
The 34-year-old Oscar-winning actress quickly switched up her look to attend the official after party for her film Colossal following it’s official premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater, where she rocked a gorgeous Armani Prive gown.
Anne was joined at the after party by her co-star Jason Sudeikis, 41, and their director Nacho Vigalondo. The film will hit theaters on April 7.
FYI: Anne is wearing a vintage 1970′s Oscar de la Renta dress, Rupert Sanderson shoes, vintage Gucci bracelet and vintage gold and diamond star ring by Platt Vintage Jewelry, James Banks designs earrings, and Edie Parker clutch.
Katie Holmes stopped by Good Morning America to discuss her new mini-series The Kennedys After Camelot!
The 38-year-old actress stopped by the morning show on Wednesday (March 29) in New York City and was seen in a different outfit leaving the show later in the day.
“I draw so much inspiration from [Jackie Kennedy],” Katie said during her interview. “How she influenced style, how she influenced bringing so much to the White House when she was there. So many artists were supported by her and definitely with everything she went through, she was so focused on keeping her children safe, protected and loved and really fulfilling their own dreams and she had such an elegance.”
The 26-year-old actress and the 48-year-old director, who met on the set of Mother!, have been making their long distance relationship work.
Darren recently visited Jennifer on the set of Red Sparrow in Budapest and Jennifer has been spending her time off with him in New York City.
“Jennifer is comfortable with an older guy because she is mature and focused,” a source told People.
Another source added, “Jen has been mesmerized by his talent and brains since she started working with him. They are very sweet together and seem happy…They keep to themselves and don’t seem to want a lot of attention.”
They continued, “Jen is a serious actress and being around another person in the business who is intense about what he does has been good for her.”
We’re glad to hear Jennifer and Darren are so happy together!
Hillary Clinton took a speech opportunity to aim some words at President Donald Trump‘s administration and at the conservative news media in front of a large crowd of women on Tuesday (March 28)!
While speaking at the 2017 Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference in San Francisco, the former Secretary of State took the stage as the closing keynote speaker to raise awareness on issues surrounding gender inequality.
“Just look at all that’s happened in the last few days to women who were simply doing their jobs. April Ryan, a respected journalist with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question,” Hillary expressed, referring to an exchange between Ryan and the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Tuesday morning.
“One of your own, California congresswoman Maxine Waters, was taunted with a racist joke about her hair,” Hillary continued, referring to comments by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly‘s on a Fox News program.
Hillary also took advantage to speak on the recent failure of the GOP’s plan to repeal Obamacare. “When Congress and the administration tried to jam through a bill that would’ve kicked 24 million off their health insurance … they were met with a wave of resistance,” Hilary declared . “And when this disastrous bill failed, it was a victory for all Americans.”
Watch the full speech below…
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Professional Business Women of California Conference