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Jennifer Lawrence lost a tooth while shooting 'Don't Look Up'
Jennifer Lawrence gives a toothless performance in her new movie Don't Look Up, but that's more a statement of fact than a critique. At the premiere of the Adam McKay film on Sunday, when asked about some of the challenges she faced during the production, Lawrence revealed she lost a tooth "pretty early" into filming. "Remember when my veneer popped off?" she asked co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. "And I couldn't go to the dentist until the end of the movie, so I had to film most of the movie toothless. That was my personal challenge." Meanwhile, DiCaprio's example of a challenge was "talking to people with masks and shields all day." Hey, at least you had all your teeth, Leo!
Halle Berry set her Razzie for Worst Actress on fire
It's not an honor just to be nominated at the Golden Raspberry Awards, which brutally select the year's worst films and performances. But Halle Berry famously showed up to actually accept her Worst Actress Razzie for Catwoman in person in 2005, and now she's reminiscing to Vanity Fair. "If I can show up to collect an Oscar when you're honoring me, I can certainly show up to collect a Razzie when you say, good try, but do better," she said, adding she "went there and made fun of myself." The Academy Award-winning actress also revealed what she did with the award: "I set that thing on fire." Berry recently said she'd love to direct a new Catwoman after the previous version was almost universally panned. "I think I would redeem myself," she said. And if not, hey, she could get some more firewood out of it.
Gwyneth Paltrow has never heard of Marvel's 'Hawkeye'
Gwyneth Paltrow isn't even really that familiar with the Marvel projects she's personally been in, so did we expect her to know about the ones that don't involve her? Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took some fan questions on Instagram and was asked if she's watched the latest MCU Disney+ show Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner. Not only hasn't she seen it, but this was apparently the first time she'd even heard of the show, as Paltrow wrote back, "No, what is that?" Normally, we'd assume this rules out a Pepper Potts cameo in the series — though considering Paltrow learned she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming years after the movie came out, don't be so certain.
'Succession' star Brian Cox worries about what Jeremy Strong 'puts himself through'
Brian Cox has some concerns about his number one boy. On Sunday, The New Yorker delved into how often Succession star Jeremy Strong goes to "unusual lengths" to get into character — like when he wanted to be sprayed with actual tear gas for The Trial of the Chicago 7. His co-stars, it seems, don't necessarily love this. Strong himself admitted that "I don't know how popular the way I work is amongst our troupe," and Cox, who plays Logan Roy, said, "I just worry about what he does to himself. I worry about the crises he puts himself through in order to prepare." Cox added that the "inability to separate yourself off while you're doing the job" is a "particularly American disease." Meanwhile, Roman Roy actor Kieran Culkin said the way Strong gets himself into character via self-isolation "might be something that helps him," but "I can tell you that it doesn't help me." Culkin also revealed Strong once expressed concerns that people would think Succession is a comedy — even though Culkin feels "the show is a comedy" — and that Strong proclaimed he takes Kendall "as seriously as I take my own life."
Tom Holland confirms he'll take on the role of Fred Astaire
Shall he dance? Spider-Man actor Tom Holland confirmed Sunday that "I am playing Fred Astaire" in a new movie. "The script came in a week ago," he said, adding he just had a "lovely" chat with producer Amy Pascal about it while he was "in the bath." The confirmation came after Pascal casually mentioned in a GQ profile of Holland that she wanted him to play Astaire — which GQ suggested "might be a rare perfect casting" — though despite both of their comments, Deadline reports a deal for the movie hasn't been finalized yet. It does make sense, though, given Holland's background in dance. He starred in Billy Elliott the Musical and, perhaps even more notably, delivered a jaw-dropping Lip Sync Battle performance dancing to "Umbrella" in 2017. Is it too late to cancel this Fred Astaire movie and just make a feature length version of that?