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Elizabeth Olsen Nervous About Starring in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Elizabeth Olsen in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'Elizabeth Olsen is nervous about starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The 25-year-old actress is one of the new stars to join the cast of the superhero movie - in which she will play the Scarlett Witch, alongside newcomer Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who will portray Quicksilver - and worries she has not had the same opportunity for character development as returning cast members.

"It is intimidating going into a production where everyone has their characters fully fleshed out and they know their weaknesses and they have their comedy. Aaron and I don't really have the luxury of time to develop those," she said.

The returning cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

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Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey Walk

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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Quote of the Day: Jared Leto on Why He Might’ve Turned Down ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Jared Leto in 'Dallas Buyers Club'

"I think it probably made a really interesting aspect of the film, to have that connection and to have Rayon have one of his heroes be Marc Bolan. That’s great. Marc Bolan was an awesome person. But, for me, I made it very clear early on that I saw Rayon as a man who wanted to live his life as a woman, not someone who enjoyed putting on women’s clothing. If they wanted that kind of performance - or anything glam, or anything drag queen-y - I wasn’t the person for the part."

- Jared Leto speaks freely about how he didn't want to portray Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, a role which one him an Oscar nomination this year.

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Keira Knightley Is Tired of Her Characters Dying

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley is tired of her characters dying in movies.

The 28-year-old actress appeared on the red carpet for the European premiere of her latest film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at the Vue cinema in London's Leicester Square and said she chose to appear in an action film because it was more "fun" than some of her recent roles, which have included Never Let Me Go, A Dangerous Method and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

"I got to the end of Anna Karenina and I sort of realized that I'd either been dying in every film or something horrific was happening to me in every film, and I wanted to do something where that didn't happen. I wanted goodies and baddies... this is a piece of wonderful, totally pure Hollywood entertainment, which I fancied. And then I did two more movies - one called Can a Song Save Your Life and one called Laggies - that are just incredibly positive and fun."

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Naomi Watts Felt Compelled to Play the “Complex” Princess Diana

Princess Diana and Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts wanted to play Princess Diana because she was such a "complex" woman.

The 44-year-old actress portrays the late royal in new movie Diana - which is based on the book Diana: Her Last Love and focuses on the last two years of her life including her romance with Dr. Hasnat Khan. Naomi initially turned down the part twice but was compelled to take on the role because she found Diana - the mother of British Princes William and Harry - so fascinating. Speaking at the world premiere of the film at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square, she said, "Any woman I take on [on screen] I want them to be all things. I'm fascinated by women who are complex, full of contradictions, who are fun, intelligent but fragile at the same time. Someone who is going through something, some kind of transformation and this story is definitely that."

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Quote of the Day: Carey Mulligan on Gatsby’s Daisy and the Kardashians

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in 'Gatsby' and the Kardashian sisters

"She's in her own TV show. She's like a Kardashian."

- Carey Mulligan compares her character, Daisy Buchanan, from her upcoming film Gatsby, to reality stars of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Emma Watson Feared Being Typecast

Emma Watson on 'GQ'Emma Watson was worried about being typecast after Harry Potter.

The 22-year-old actress - who appears on the May issue of British GQ magazine as her tattooed, pole-dancer character from The Bling Ring - admits she is attracted to playing wilder roles at the moment because she never wants to be forced to play the same character:

"Really I was open-minded about doing anything, but the one thing I didn't want to do was get myself into a corset because I was worried I'd never get out again. I knew it would be a really comfortable thing to do, but I felt... I had to dive into something really different. This has been a really big departure for me; it's a really big character."

Emma also revealed that while she loved playing law breaker Nicki in the upcoming drama about a group of fame-obsessed teenagers that use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes in Los Angeles, which was based on real-life events, she hated the character.

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Quote of the Day: Daniel Day Lewis’ Wife on His Characters

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller

"All his characters are wonderful to live with, in their own way... My favorite was Abe... because he filmed away from home, and I didn’t have to live with him."

- Rebecca Miller, the wife of Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, opens up about her husband's characters, as he is known for his extreme method process.

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Daniel Craig Is “Nothing” Like Bond

Daniel Craig as James BondDaniel Craig is different to James Bond in "every way."

The 44-year-old actor insists the suave spy - whom he has portrayed in three movies, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall - has "nothing" to do with him as soon as he stops playing the character.

When asked in what ways he is different to 007, he said, "Every way. Nothing - that man has nothing to do with me. Nothing at all, no."

While Daniel - who is married to Rachel Weisz - admits he has been typecast by a number of people for playing Bond, he has no plans to relinquish the role: "It's working out for me at the moment. So I'll keep at it, and there'll be other stuff to do. When I accepted the job, I knew that it would have a major effect on my career. I mean, people would find it very difficult not to see me as Bond now, which I always knew would happen. But what can I do about it? It was my choice to be Bond. So I've got to get on with it and try to be the best Bond I can."


Cinecast: Brittany Murphy’s Final Film Finished, Anne Cries Over Catwoman

Judd Apatow guest edits 'Vanity Fair'+ Three years following Brittany Murphy's death, the actress' final film, Something Wicked, is complete. An independent thriller directed by Darin Scott, the movie currently seeks a distributor.

+ When asked whether or not she would bring Catwoman back to the big screen, Anne Hathaway was ecstatic about the thought. She also cried at a press conference over talking about the idea of saying goodbye to the catsuit.

+ Judd Apatow becomes the third guest editor for Vanity Fair - appropriately for their first Comedy Issue. The three covers for the magazine - which comes out in December - feature a number of Apatow's regular actors, including his wife Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Kristin Wiig, and Will Ferrell.

+ Matt Damon has confirmed that he has been cast in George Clooney's latest directorial effort, The Monuments of Men.

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