Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood: Celebrity Advance Items From Movies.Com

HOLLYWOOD (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Billy Bob Thornton plays a tough-as-nails physical education teacher opposite Susan Sarandon in Mr. Woodcock, and he tells columnist Jeanne Wolf he made a lasting – and creepy – impression on sexy Sarandon when he met her for the first time. Says Thornton, “We didn’t know each other before this, so me and a couple of friends came up with a plan to get her attention. I put up pictures of Susan in my trailer from when she was first in movies to the present day. They were all over the walls. Then I invited her in and never mentioned them, and acted like everything was normal. I just wanted to make her nervous and make her think I was some kind of weird stalker of hers. It kind of worked.”

HOLLYWOOD – American Pie alum Seann William Scott plays Susan Sarandon’s son in Mr. Woodcock, and he was definitely hot for his movie mom. Scott confesses to Jeanne Wolf, “She is so hot. Billy Bob [Thorton] and I spoke about how much we always wanted to hook up with her. Then her man, Tim Robbins, came to set one day, and he’s like 12-feet tall, and we thought, ‘Okay, we’re going to have to talk about this secretly in our trailer.’ I was intimidated.”

HOLLYWOOD – Little Harry Potter is growing up. Daniel Radcliffe dropped trou in Equus, and in the upcoming flick December Boys, he loses his virginity, which was a nerve-racking scene. Radcliffe jokes with Jeanne Wolf, “I was furiously reading up on a bunch of manuals to see what I was supposed to do. I wanted to get it right. I was very nervous, but I laughed a lot. When I get nervous that’s all I do.”

HOLLYWOOD – Actor Viggo Mortensen plays a cold- blooded Russian gangster in the upcoming David Cronenberg- directed drama, Eastern Promises, and Mortensen tells Jeanne Wolf he did some first-hand research to get his Russian role just right. Mortensen explains, “I went to Russia and met with some former prison inmates who explained the code behind their tattoos, which reveals things like what their criminal specialties are. In two seconds, they can get a guy’s whole history. They were very helpful, and I said, ‘I don’t want to make you guys look bad [in the film].’ Hmmmm. I’m wondering if those guys will come looking for me after they see the film.”

HOLLYWOOD – Actor Terrence Howard plays a cop on the heels of Jodie Foster in The Brave One, and he tells Jeanne Wolf it was tough keeping up with the vigilante Foster while filming. Howard says, “I’ve never worked with someone of her [Foster’s] caliber before. She’s going for the finish line, and she’s not going to give you a head start. If you’re not careful, you’ll be left behind.”

HOLLYWOOD – Legendary actor Peter Fonda lends his talents to the remake Western flick 3:10 to Yuma, but in reality, he would never want to live in the Old West. Fonda tells Jeanne Wolf, “I don’t think life was simple at all back then. I think it was a really hard thing just to stay alive, let alone stay alive long enough to see your 40th year and keep all your teeth in your head. Despicable, as Sylvester the Cat would say.”

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