We don’t know all that much about the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the Resistance leader played by franchise newcomer Laura Dern in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But after this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, we do know that Holdo is handy with the steel (a still from the set showed her gripping a blaster in the fog).
When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer premiered Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the audience wasn't alone in seeing the footage for the first time — the film's stars had no idea what was coming, either. Yahoo Movies caught up with the cast immediately after the debut, and grilled them on their initial reaction to the preview. (Watch above.)
The online campaign of hate towards the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film took a sinister turn overnight with one of the film’s stars being moved to tears by racist abuse on Twitter. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones, who plays MTA worker-turned Ghostbuster Patty Tolan, found herself bombarded on Twitter by trolls sending her relentless racist abuse, some of which she screengrabbed and shared with her 175k followers. I want to hate so bad but I can’t because I know it doesn’t fix anything and just make me sad.” - Ghostbusters Scares Up $50m Opening - Harold Ramis’ Daughter Appeals Against Hate She then appealed to Twitter itself to do something about the troll culture on the social media platform, with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey personally reaching out to the comedian to help her out. So hurt right now.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega replied urging her to “find peace”, while the film’s director Paul Feig replied “You did nothing to deserve this.
Have you ever felt sorry for a person in a stock photo? We sure have. But, this latest stock image to surface at the University of Nebraska may change that.
Awards season is a bit of a polarizing time of year. Celebrity news reaches a fever pitch and yet, we can’t help but anticipate all that season brings, whether we claim to love it or hate it. The gowns, the speeches, the performances and even the controversies are all part and parcel.
The new cast members of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have clearly been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions since landing roles in the galaxy’s single biggest movie series. “Going on the Millennium Falcon has been surreal,” John Boyega (who plays Finn) said of the iconic ship piloted by Han Solo and his first mate Chewbacca. Meanwhile Lupita Nyong'o, who plays the motion-capture pirate Maz Kanata, was floored by the film’s use of its famous extraterrestrial creatures.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt came dressed as Yoda. Sofia Vergara wore Princess Leia’s signature hair buns. Other actors like Rainn Wilson (who also came in costume) and Eric Stonestreet tweeted out their approval.
Only a short time ago in a galaxy not so far away, there was a bitter divide between the devotees of sci-fi/fantasy behemoths Star Wars and Star Trek. “Here’s what you need to do,” Boyega said, addressing the man who played Captain Kirk.