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Scarlett Johansson and Adam Pearson in 'Under the Skin'

"In the end, the nude scene was a bigger deal for her than it was  for me. I’m totally comfortable in my own skin. The worst part was that I was bloody cold."

- Adam Pearson, who suffers from genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, revealed that he had no problem filming a nude scene with Scarlett Johansson for the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin.

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Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's The Bling Ring, and is in negotiations to bring the classic children's story to life on the big screen, Deadline.com is reporting.

Fans shouldn't expect a repeat of Disney's bubblegum 1989 cartoon version about aquatic princess Ariel and talking crab Sebastian, however. Coppola is thought to be planning a version in keeping with the original 1837 story, which sees the broken-hearted Little Mermaid commit suicide after the Prince marries another woman.

The new Universal Pictures/Working Title production is said to be based on a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), which was originally drafted by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) and Abi Morgan (Shame).

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Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore doesn't think she's a very good actress.

The 39-year-old star - who has starred in countless films since the age of six - doesn't rate her dramatic ability because she prefers to become the character, rather than imitate them. "I don't think I'm a good actress. I feel like it's fake and yucky and it doesn't ring true. But if you research and you study and make it personal, you just become that person, and it's your truth and everything else around you falls away. Then you're telling the truth, it's not lying, it's not fake," she explained.

The blonde beauty credits her godfather Steven Spielberg for giving her the best advice, which has stuck with her for 33 years: "Steven told me, 'Don't act your characters. Be your characters.' At [the age of] six, I guess I was comfortable and more humorous than I would have remembered now. But once I got older and kept continuing acting, I don't know if I would have succeeded without that advice, because that's the thing that saved me. I'm not an actor, I'm a pretender."


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Scarlett Johansson and Romain DauriacScarlett Johansson's pregnancy could delay filming for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The 29-year-old actress is reportedly due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiance Romain Dauriac, 31, in August, but shooting for her upcoming movie, which kicks off on April 5, may need to be re-scheduled to fit around her growing baby bump.

The blonde beauty plays Natasha Romanoff in the superhero film, which sees her squeeze into a figure-hugging catsuit and bosses are reportedly keen to shoot her scenes as soon as possible. "Shooting for the superhero sequel will need a bit of rearranging. They're going to fast-track her scenes," a source said.

Meanwhile, Scarlett and Romain's baby news comes just six months after the French creative agency boss popped the question with a vintage Art Deco ring last year. However, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star has previously said she and Romain don't want to "rush" tying the knot as "being engaged is an exciting time to enjoy and to really savor."


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Dakota Johnson and Jamie DornanJamie Dornan changed the way he walks while filming Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Northern Irish actor decided to improve his strut after a dancing instructor on the set informed he looked awkward and was "quite bouncy," and applies his new heel-to-toe technique every day.

"So basically, I've always had a complex with the way I walk. I've not always been told I've got a bad walk, but someone's always commented on my walk. It's always been a bit like, 'alright. That's how you walk?'" the 31-year-old former model said.

The actor, who welcomed his first child, a baby girl, with wife Amelia Warner in December, made the discovering while taking dancing classes before shooting a scene for the film, during which his character Christian Grey twirls Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, around the dance floor:

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Bret Easton Ellis and Kanye West

Kanye West is making a movie with Bret Easton Ellis.

The controversial author was initially reluctant to work with the "Bound 2" hitmaker, but was instantly won over when he heard the rapper's latest album Yeezus, though he is unsure when the project will go ahead. "It's in Kanye Land, and that's subject to a whole other time frame," offered Ellis on the status of the film. "He came and asked me to write the film. I didn't want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He'd given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I'm right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So f**k it, I said yes. And that's how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We'll see what happens."

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Emma Watson on the set of 'Noah'Emma Watson was forced to take method acting to whole other level while filming Noah.

In an article for Wonderland magazine - which the 23-year-old guest edited - Emma revealed that she became sick after drinking some dirty water on set, where director Darren Aronofsky banned plastic water bottles: "I was so tired one morning I picked up a mug from my trailer and drank some stagnant water that had been there for the duration. I was so ill... Having no water bottles on set at five in the morning, when you're exhausted and delirious, wasn't ideal."

When she told Aronofsky that she wasn't feeling well, the director instructed her to use it for her scene. "I turned round to the bus and was like: 'Is he joking?' and there was deadly silence," Emma recalled.

Fans will see whether or not Aronofsky's directing methods work when Noah hits theaters March 28.

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Jamie Hince and Kate MossKate Moss wants to be a screen writer and director.

The 40-year-old model is keen ditch her 20-year career in fashion and is determined to produce her own thriller after becoming hooked on dark and gripping movies with her husband Jamie Hince, 45.

"Kate and Jamie regularly watch deep psychological films with amazing photography and subtitles," a source said.

The blonde beauty has been looking into scriptwriting lessons and has been speaking with her contacts in America in a bid to break Hollywood with her new ambition. "She has been looking into scriptwriting and hopes to attend special lessons in directing and producing. She has also been speaking to a few Hollywood contacts. Kate very much wants to take things to the next level in Los Angeles and London," the source explained.

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Johnny Knoxville in 'Bad Grandpa'Johnny Knoxville is "honored" that Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is nominated for an Oscar.

The 42-year-old actor - who co-wrote, produced and starred in the movie, where he plays an 86 year-old man - is proud of the fact his film could win one of the most esteemed awards in the movie business for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling.

"A film associated with Jackass [franchise, known for its wild and often puerile stunts] is nominated for an Oscar. It's a big deal. We're very honored. It also makes us giggle. You know what we do," he told USA Today.

In the movie Johnny plays Irving Zisman, who is on a journey across America with his eight year-old grandson, and their stunts and the trouble they got into was filmed in the real world, capturing the reactions of the general public.

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Johnny Depp and Amber HeardAmber Heard wore a "condom dress" in 3 Days to Kill.

The 27-year-old actress - who is engaged to Johnny Depp - admits shooting the movie wasn't always comfortable because of adverse weather conditions and the uncomfortable costumes she donned to play Agent Vivi.

"We filmed in the winter in Paris. It was about 20 degrees on the best day and I was literally wearing dresses made out of the same material condoms are made out of. I'm not kidding, there's this incredible latex designer who does a line of latex dresses. They were as weather protective as a condom would be. It's snowing and icing. They had to keep throwing hot water on the cobblestones because it was freezing over. It was raining and snowy, there was ice all over the cobblestone streets and I'm wearing six-inch unbroken-in Louboutins and Jimmy Choos and I'm in a condom dress and a long blonde wig. Did I mention it was snowy and cold?"

Amber also revealed she is "dying" to go to a country dancing night at Los Angeles gay bar Oil Can Harry's: "I'm dying to go. Every week, I try to make plans with my gays to go and every week something happens and I can't go. I'm dying to."


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