Cinema Blend has an interesting interview with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie for The Other Boleyn Girl. They talk about costumes, working with one another, Eric Bana, and Showtime’s The Tudors. You can click on the link to read the full article.
Can you talk about working in the costumes?
Scarlett Johansson: Of course as an actor, anything that will help you get into character is helpful. As modern women we’re used to being able to move freely, not think about what we’re wearing. These costumes—it not only is uncomfortable to wear, it affects how people move around you. It affects your intimacy and all these things. It’s a constant reminder of the restrictions that were placed on women of this time.
Natalie Portman: It definitely helped. The costumes are so bold and sort of daring, it definitely matched who [Anne Boleyn] was as a woman too. That was definitely helpful. [As for eating in the costumes], I remember Scarlett warning me, she was like, “I had a bagel at lunch. Big mistake.” You take your costume off for lunch at break, and you forget—
SJ: And then you pour yourself back in. It’s definitely more uncomfortable after lunch. It’s gotta go somewhere, and it’s not going in the middle.
MovieWeb has a bunch of videos dedicated to The Other Boleyn Girl, including behind the scenes footage, an international TV spot with a few new scenes, and a lovely interview with Natalie about the character of Anne and working with Scarlett Johansson. I made some screencaps for the gallery.
Natalie will also be on the Conan O’Brien show on February 28th!
Hello, everyone. First of all, we apologize if you have experienced any down time on the site. I was having trouble adding more HQ images to the gallery from yesterday’s events, but I managed to add several and 10 pictures from the Other Boleyn Girl premiere after party. Lastly, Variety reviewed the movie. Click on the link to read the full article. Here are the Natalie parts.
With the flashier role and some of the sharpest lines, Portman’s Anne dominates more of the early going than seems dramatically right for a movie whose title refers to the lesser-known sister. But at the end of the day, Johansson’s quieter Mary comes through as the pic’s emotional center, her tender love story with the conflicted monarch evoking the only genuine feelings on display. Johansson’s slow-burning perf is a model of restraint, her Mary trying to make emotional sense of an environment in which marriage is simply a political and social commodity. She’s nicely contrasted by the sheer physical presence of Bana’s moody, virile Henry, who’ll finally do anything — even cut off England from the Catholic Church — to produce a male heir.
Though she has the lynx-like eyes and ambition down pat, Portman doesn’t quite bring the necessary heft to make Anne a truly dominant power player, partly because she seems the least comfortable of the three non-Brit leads acting with acquired English accents.
To kick of tonights updates I have added some photos of Natalie at the Photocall for The Other Boleyn Girl at the Berlinale Film Festival. The premiere is set to start at 7pm local time, so remember to keep checking back for more photos of Natalie on the red carpet!