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The Real Gretchen Carlson Joins Naomi Watts at 'The Loudest Voice' NY Premiere

Naomi Watts poses with journalist Gretchen Carlson while attending the premiere of her limited series The Loudest Voice on Monday (June 24) at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

The Oscar-nominated actress portrays Gretchen in the new Showtime series!

Other cast members in attendance included Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller, Annabelle Wallis, Simon McBurney, Aleksa Palladino, Josh Stamberg, Mackenzie Astin, Lucy Owen, Jenna Leigh Green, and Patch Darragh. This seven-part limited series based on a bestselling book is about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, who is played by Russell.

The series premiere of The Loudest Voice airs on Sunday (June 30) at 10pm.

FYI: Naomi is wearing an Erdem dress.

30+ pictures inside of Naomi Watts and others at the premiere… More Here! »

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Russell Crowe Reveals the Reason He Turned Down 'Lord of the Rings' - Watch!

Russell Crowe is revealing why he decided to turn down a role in the Lord of the Rings series.

The 55-year-old actor made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, where he discussed turning down the role of Aragorn, which eventually went to Viggo Mortensen.

“Because I didn’t think Peter Jackson actually wanted me on the film. Because I think he was forced into talking to me because there was a moment in time when everybody wanted me in everything and he’s a fellow New Zealander and so I can hear his voice. I’m talking to him on the phone and it’s like, I didn’t think he even knows what I’ve done and I just knew that my instinct was that he had somebody else in mind, which turned out to be Viggo and he should be allowed to hire the actor that he wants,” he explained.

He also said he doesn’t have any regrets about his choice, and only ever thinks about missing out on the paycheck when it’s brought up in interviews.

Watch him explain inside…

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Russell Crowe Says 'Prosthetic Process was 6 Hours' for Roger Ailes Role in 'Loudest Voice'!

Russell Crowe made a stop to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (June 20) and talked all about becoming unrecognizable as Roger Ailes for his new series, The Loudest Voice!

In Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, the rise and fall of Roger Ailes are chronicled with Crowe taking on the leading role of the late Fox News founder.

“When we first started, the prosthetic process was 6 hours, but over time we got it down,” Russell explained, later explaining that the quickest he was able to transform into character was two hours and 17 minutes.

Russell also revealed he had to wear two bald caps, a full neck piece and heavy prosthetic: “When you sweat, sooner or later as water has its will and way, it just starts to spurt out of you,” he admitted. “You’ll be sitting and having a conversation and you can see in the eyes of the person your talking to that something dramatic just happened.”

Watch the trailer for The Loudest Voice here!


How Russell Crowe Became Roger Ailes, Physically And Mentally

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Russell Crowe Sports Full Beard While Promoting 'Loudest Voice'

Russell Crowe steps out ahead of the premiere of his new series The Loudest Voice!

The 55-year-old Robin Hood actor was all smiles while taking a stroll on Wednesday (June 19) in New York City.

He sported a full beard, a black Ralph Lauren polo shirt, blue jeans, sneakers, and sunglasses. (See photos of Russell without a beard back in April.)

The Loudest Voice is a seven-part limited series about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. It focuses on the past decade which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, and the sexual harassment accusations that brought his career to an end.

Don’t miss Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes when it premieres on June 30 on Showtime! Watch the trailer here.

READ MORE: Russell Crowe Bought a Dinosaur Head From Leonardo DiCaprio

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Russell Crowe Bought a Dinosaur Head From Leonardo DiCaprio

Russell Crowe is explaining how he ended up buying a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio!

The 55-year-old actor says the guys were hanging out when they started discussing how Leo wanted to sell his dinosaur head because there was a new one coming up for auction.

“I said, ‘I’ll buy it! How much do you want for it?’ He was pretty cool about it. He said, ‘Just give me what I paid for it.’ I think he paid like $30, $35 grand for it,” Russell explained on The Howard Stern Show.

He added, “I bought it for my kids. I cut myself a little bit of slack…My kids, particularly my eldest, were fascinated. They were into dinosaurs. Here’s one for the playroom!”

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Russell Crowe Is Roger Ailes in 'The Loudest Voice' - Watch the Trailer!

Russell Crowe stars as Roger Ailes in Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, and the trailer is here to watch!

The upcoming seven-part limited series about the late Fox News exec will premiere on June 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

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The series is based on Gabriel Sherman‘s bestselling book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, which included interviews with more than 600 people.

Naomi Watts stars as Gretchen Carlson, Sienna Miller is Roger‘s wife Elizabeth, Seth MacFarlane stars as Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney is Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis is Laurie Luhn and Aleksa Palladino is Roger‘s longtime assistant Judy Laterza.

Here’s a plot summary: in today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican Party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.

Watch the trailer for The Loudest Voice

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