Dame Helen Mirren looks so well for her age that a body double 39 years her junior has been hired for her new movie Eye In The Sky.
The Queen actress wowed fans with her figure when she was famously pictured in a red bikini in 2008, and she frequently receives comments that she looks more youthful than her 69 years. Her body is in such great shape that 30 year old Fleur Van Eeden has been hired to stand in for Mirren for some scenes in the war thriller, which is being filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.
Eeden tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It's amazing to be playing her body double when I'm 40 years younger her. But Helen looks fantastic... No way does she look her age - she looks amazing. I want to look like that when I'm 69." Mirren will play a colonel leading a drone operation in Eye in the Sky, which also stars Alan Rickman and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. It is due for release next year (15).
Matt Damon is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in a new installment of The Bourne Identity franchise. Damon decided not to sign on for last year's (13) The Bourne Legacy, which starred Jeremy Renner, despite leading as the spy in the three previous films of the blockbuster series.
The Oscar winner hinted he was open to reprising his lead role in May (14), but only if his director pal Paul Greengrass, who helmed The Bourne Supremacy in 2004 and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, is back behind the camera.
While Greengrass has openly stated there was no place else for the Bourne character to go creatively once he regained his memory, it seems they might have found a way around the plot roadblock.
Editors at Deadline.com reported on Monday (15Sep14) that Universal Pictures bosses are hoping to get Damon and Greengrass to start production on the next Bourne film in 2016, which would delay the planned spin-off sequel starring Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross and directed by Fast & Furious' Justin Lin.
Representatives for the studio have yet to comment on the report.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel helped actor Aaron Paul celebrate his birthday and Emmy Awards win by decorating his trophy as a member of rap act RUN-DMC. Kimmel also gave Paul two extra Emmys dressed as the other two members during the star's appearance on his U.S. late-night show on Thursday (28Aug14).
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul caused mayhem as he prepared for his historic night at the Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) by staging a Twitter scavenger hunt all over Los Angeles for fans of the show. The actor found keepsakes in a closet and decided to part with them by sharing them among savvy fans - but he had no idea so many people would be interested in his character's license plate, plants, props and scripts from the show.
He explains, "The first clue was: 'Go find R.J. Mitte, aka Walt, Jr., at the IHop (restaurant) in West Hollywood. He'll be eating breakfast and he'll have some signed scripts for you'.
"Literally within 60 seconds, the IHop is just bombarded with just crazy fans and causes so much traffic."
Fans were so keen to get their hands on Paul's random stuff from the show, some were caught cheating.
He explains, "These ladies were camped outside my house and I pulled out and... they kept following me. I walked directly up to their, I took a picture of them and said, 'Shame on you, shame on you! You cannot cheat! You don't win anything!'"
Paul showed off photos from the scavenger hunt during an appearance on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (28Aug14), and one featured himself on a park swing, dressed as his Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.
He explained, "This is me in a West Hollywood park. I said, 'Tag, you're it,' on Twitter. 'The first person to tag me in the West Hollywood park (will win the suit I was wearing)'... and I signed it on the back, 'Ya b**ch, Aaron Paul'."
The actor made it extra difficult because when fans arrived at the park, he started running away from them.
"I have a case for all the stuff from Breaking Bad... This third one, there's no room, so I've put it on top of it right next to my gas mask I wore on the show." Actor Aaron Paul on where he'll be putting his third Emmy Award.
"It was a long night... It ended in the pool at the Chateau (Marmont) with (us in) our tuxedos and all the girls in their gowns. I mean, when you have a night like that you gotta go swimming." Aaron Paul on how he and his Breaking Bad castmates celebrated their Emmy Awards wins on Monday night (25Aug14).
Aaron Paul became the youngest actor to win three Emmys when he picked up gold at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Monday night (25Aug14). Paul, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday (27Aug14), was honoured for his role in Breaking Bad.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston returned home to a hero's welcome following his big win at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) after his Los Angeles neighbours decorated the front of his house with posters and balloons. The actor claimed the coveted Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, while his co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, creator Vince Gilligan and director Moira Walley-Beckett also struck gold at the Hollywood ceremony.
And, as Cranston celebrated the recognition by dancing the night away at an Emmys afterparty, his neighbours showed their pride by decking out his front gate and fencing with helium balloons and notes of congratulations written by local kids.
The star was photographed smiling at the touching decor outside his home on Tuesday (26Aug14).
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Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's heartfelt tribute to his wife during his Primetime Emmy Awards acceptance speech on Monday (25Aug14) prompted fans to flood her charity website - and crash it.
The actor nabbed his third trophy for playing Jesse Pinkman on the critically acclaimed series which ended last year (13), and while accepting his Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Paul made sure to not only mention the cast and crew of the show, but also his wife, Lauren Parsekian Paul.
During his touching speech, he said, "To my wife, my God, thank you for marrying me. Thank you for dedicating your life to spreading kindness across the world. We all appreciate it. If you guys don’t know what she does, look up Kind Campaign. Do yourself a favour, look up Kind Campaign." Within minutes of mentioning his wife's charity, which aims to end girl-on-girl bullying, the website went down due to a traffic overload, and stayed down through Tuesday (26Aug14).
Paul previously supported his wife's organisation by holding a special screening of the final episode of Breaking Bad last September (13).
Paul, co-star Bryan Cranston and series creator Vince Gilligan attended the event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, and raised $1.8 million ( million) for the Kind Campaign from ticket sales.
Hit series Breaking Bad went out with a big bang on Monday night (25Aug14) after dominating the drama categories at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Bryan Cranston earned his fourth Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, while his co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were named Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series.
Creator Vince Gilligan also triumphed at the ceremony after Breaking Bad, which wrapped its fifth and final season last year (13), beat Mad Men, True Detective, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Downton Abbey to take home the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series title. In addition, there was a writing honour for Moira Walley-Beckett for the episode Ozymandias.
Modern Family was another multiple winner - the show continued to reign over the Outstanding Comedy Series category for the fifth year in a row, while Ty Burrell walked away as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, the first prize of the night, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series went to Gail Mancuso for her Las Vegas episode of the show.
BBC series Sherlock landed a trio of trophies for writer Steven Moffat and its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, while Jim Parsons (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Allison Janney (Mom) scored big, too.
Singer Sara Bareilles performed a touching rendition of Nat King Cole classic Smile for the event's traditional In Memorium segment, which included nods to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peter O'Toole, Lauren Bacall, Paul Walker, James Garner, Maya Angelou, Bob Hoskins, Mickey Rooney, Harold Ramis, Elaine Stritch and Shirley Temple, among others, before concluding with a snap of Robin Williams and a special honour from his close friend and fellow comedian, Billy Crystal.
The main list of winners at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Seth Meyers, is as follows:
Outstanding Drama Series - Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series - Modern Family
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Allison Janney, Mom
Outstanding Miniseries - Fargo
Outstanding Television Movie - The Normal Heart
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Martin Freeman for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Variety Series - The Colbert Report
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - The Amazing Race
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - Moira Walley-Beckett for Breaking Bad episode Ozymandias
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Louis C.K. for Louie episode So Did the Fat Lady
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Gail Mancuso for Modern Family episode Las Vegas
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Steven Moffat for Sherlock episode His Last Vow
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special - Glen Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Colin Bucksey for Fargo episode Buridan's A**.