HOLLYWOOD Kate Winslet knows how to glam it up for the red carpet, but the actress tells Jeanne Wolf she likes to play roles that are less than glamerous like her character in the new flick Little Children. Says Winslet: I much prefer playing characters who look kind of ugly and unkempt hair and strange clothing; I was like, Come on, lets make her look really bad; lets put her in the worst imaginable shirt and overalls youve ever seen.
HOLLYWOOD Ryan Phillippe practiced his role as an army medic in the new flick Flags of our Father on a dummy in his hotel room in Iceland. He tells Jeanne Wolf: I got the prop guys to give me a male dummy to practice on, and every night Id be putting on pressure bandages and tourniquets. I left the dummy in my room and I know it freaked the maid out. I would put him in different positions every time I left to surprise her.
HOLLYWOOD In her new film Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, Alicia Silverstone has some intense fight scenes but the actress admits she didnt do any of the stunts. She tells Jeanne Wolf: Our stunt doubles were these two Chinese guys. One dressed up as me and it was pretty funny to have a man wearing this huge blonde wig and butt pad. Silverstone says she wanted her character to channel martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
HOLLYWOOD Amber Tamblyn says she and spooky co-star Takako Fuji really bonded during the filming of the horror sequel The Grudge 2. Tamblyn says Fuji was a big fan of her flick The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants back in her home country of Japan. Tamblyn tells Jeanne Wolf: Shed been in this scary makeup and shed come running up with a magazine to show me where it was playing in Japan. I have to admit it was a little strange.
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