Saturday, 13 December 2014

Dressing up with Naomie Harris

Dressing up with Naomie Harris

The Bond actress on walking in heels and Oscar dressing


Pretty in pink: Naomie Harris

A lot of actors say a character starts with the shoes. In James Bond rehearsals I wear a lot of the sportswear brand Y3 but with Burberry kitten heels because Miss Moneypenny wears heels.
I’ve had to put in some serious time and effort practising walking in heels. Whenever I have to present anything in heels, I have nightmares the night before about falling over. A catwalk is my idea of hell.
When I’m filming Bond the most important thing is getting enough sleep. I wear cosy monogrammed pyjamas and a silk eye mask, apply Dr Gowri Motha night oil and listen to a hypnotherapy sleep CD.
I didn’t take anything from the Skyfall set, but Sam Mendes [the director] gave me a baseball cap and Barbara Broccoli [the producer] gave me a lovely bracelet and necklace.
As a student at Cambridge I had no fashion sense and looked very grungy. Zadie Smith was my contemporary and wore really colourful head scarves and always looked chic.
I recently met Zadie again at a dinner at [Burberry CEO] Christopher Bailey’s house. It’s the first time we’d spoken at length — we mostly talked about babies.
My biggest fashion faux pas was wearing a Matthew Williamson dress to the BAFTAs several years ago. It was inappropriately short. I looked very out of place and made it on to a lot of worst-dressed lists.
It gets really cold on the red carpet at this time of year and if you’re wearing a beautiful dress, you can’t really cover up in a coat or fit any kind of thermal underwear underneath.
A couple of Oscars ago I wore a gold dress made of recycled materials, including sweet wrappers, by Ghana-born designer Michael Badger. It had a large split up one side. You have to have a certain amount of grace to pull off the thigh-high-split look... you also have to be very careful about the underwear you wear.
Naomie Harris wore a pink rainbow dress in Swiss lace with Perspex embellishment and crystals (pictured) by Swarovski Collective designer Peter Pilotto to the British Fashion Awards

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Daily Mail EXCLUSIVE - Never-before-seen pictures of Monica Bellucci, 50, 'who was so beautiful as a child that waitresses gave her free food'

EXCLUSIVE - Never-before-seen pictures of world's oldest Bond girl Monica Bellucci, 50, 'who was so beautiful as a child that waitresses gave her free food'

  • Exclusive pictures show the glamorous actress before she became famous
  • But her father, Pasquale, tells MailOnline she was UGLY as a toddler
  • And he denies cosmetic surgery saying 'her lips were always that big'  
  • The attention was so intense that she became a reclusive child, father says
  • Hairdresser who discovered her said she was a natural from the first shoot 
  • Now, she will become the oldest ever Bond Girl at 50, starring in Spectre 
Pouting into the camera with all the assurance of a teenage bombshell, these exclusive pictures show a teenage Monica Bellucci in some of her earliest shoots.
Taken an incredible 32 years before she was selected, aged 50, from among the world's most beautiful women, as the latest Bond girl - these images show how the remarkable Italian actress has remained virtually unchanged by time.
The raven-haired beauty will become officially the oldest-ever Bond girl when she appears in the new 007 film Spectre opposite Daniel Craig next year.
'Just look at her lips,' her father Pasquale Bellucci insists, as he opens the family archive for MailOnline.
'Everyone says she has had work done. But here is the proof. Her lips really were that full even at the very beginning. She's completely natural.'
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Then and now: Monica Belucci aged 15 (left) and last week, at the launch of the new James Bond film, Spectre
Unchanged: Monica Bellucci aged 18 (left) and last week, aged 50, at the launch of the new James Bond film, Spectre

Natural model: Monica Bellucci, here aged 18, was completely self-confident in her first photoshoots and comfortable posing for the camera, according to the hairdresser who discovered her
Natural model: Monica Bellucci, here aged 18, was completely self-confident in her first photoshoots and comfortable posing for the camera, according to the hairdresser who discovered her
Stunning: Monica Bellucci styled at 18-years-old by Piero Montanucci, the hairdresser who discovered her
Stunning: Monica Bellucci styled at 18-years-old by Piero Montanucci, the hairdresser who discovered her
Family portrait: Pasquale Bellucci (pictured, back) says his daughter (pictured at 12, left) was ugly as a toddler
Family portrait: Pasquale Bellucci (pictured, back) says his daughter (pictured at 12, left) was ugly as a toddler
Her father, who ran his own lorry company before he retired, and her mother, a housewife, couldn't be prouder of their only child, who found fame on the catwalk before posing nude in Vanity Fair and starring in dozens of films including Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mel Gibson's The Passion.
The supermodel's pictures - which Mr Bellucci insists have not been seen before - hang everywhere in the family home in the village of Selci Lama near Citta del Castello, Umbria where she grew up 'surrounded by love'. Stacks of VHS tapes of her interviews from all over the world stand next to the TV.
'It's lucky we never had another child. They would probably have been jealous of Monica', her mother Brunella laughs.
But despite her breathtaking beauty as an adult, the sex siren wasn't a cute baby or toddler. 'She was so ugly', Pasquale says, pealing into laughter as they bring out 'Monica's first nude' aged 4 months.
Until she was a teenager they even kept her hair short like a boy, as her father had a theory that it would make it stronger and thicker in the long run. 'That's why she still has that long beautiful black hair today,' he insists.
But by 12 it was clear that she was exceptional -- she had an early instinct for fashion and already wore high heels, makeup and a chic turban to cover her short curly hair. 
Aged 18, Monica Bellucci was a great beauty who has remained 'completely natural' and has never had any work done, her father told MailOnline
Aged 18, Monica Bellucci was a great beauty who has remained 'completely natural' and has never had any work done, her father told MailOnline
Enchanting aged 18: Mr Bellucci says keeping her hair short as a child is the reason it's so long and beautiful today
Enchanting aged 18: Mr Bellucci says keeping her hair short as a child is the reason it's so long and beautiful today
Captivating: Monica's father recalled that she'd come straight home after school because people would stare at her in public. Pictured far left aged 18, above
Captivating: Monica's father recalled that she'd come straight home after school because people would stare at her in public. Pictured far left aged 18, above
Happy childhood: Portraits of Monica adorn the walls of her family's home in Umbria, Italy, where her parents say she was 'surrounded by love'
Happy childhood: Portraits of Monica adorn the walls of her family's home in Umbria, Italy, where her parents say she was 'surrounded by love'
First shoots: Piero Montanucci (right), the hairdresser who 'discovered' Monica, says she was completely self-confident in her first professional shoot aged 18 (left)
Her beauty was utterly captivating even then. Complete strangers propositioned her with offers of millions of lira and a new life abroad, friends say.
Waiters and waitresses at restaurants offered her the opportunity to eat for free. Teachers at school lost concentration – one presented her parents with a sketch he had done of her while supposedly teaching her in class.
But such beauty in a small town was not always a blessing. Monica at one point became reclusive because the attention was overwhelming, her father remembers.
'All the other kids would go and hang around in the piazza after school, as teenagers do. But Monica would hide away, taking a detour through the backstreets and then coming straight home.
'One day I asked her why she didn't want to be in the square with the others and she said: "When I go in the piazza everyone looks at me. The men look at me. The women look at me. All the kids from school. I feel ashamed".'
Her father continued: 'I told her "You need to get used to it. Looking like you everyone is going to stare at you for the rest of your life. You have to be strong." From that day she blossomed. She became strong'. 
These early words of wisdom boosted her self-assurance and she was soon 'discovered' by a local hairdresser who she met when she hitched a lift off him into town. 
Piero Montanucci, who is a still a friend today, says Monica 'had total self confidence' from their first shoots. He released pictures which he said had never been seen before to show how her natural beauty is unchanged.
Making history: At 50, Monica will become the oldest-ever Bond girl in the upcoming film, Spectre, where she will appear opposite Daniel Craig
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Making history: At 50, Monica will become the oldest-ever Bond girl in the upcoming film, Spectre, where she will appear opposite Daniel Craig
Bond girls: 50-year-old Bellucci poses with her younger co-stars, Naomie Harris, aged 38, (right) and Lea Seydoux, aged 29 (left)
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Bond girls: 50-year-old Bellucci poses with her younger co-stars, Naomie Harris, aged 38, (right) and Lea Seydoux, aged 29 (left)
The flamboyant hairdresser who still has a salon in Citta di Castello remembers the heady days of the 1970s: 'One day we did a shoot for some hair mousse with a photographer.
'But somehow the pictures turned out nude. The boss called me after two days and said 'Piero you've shot everything but her hair'. We had to do it all over again.'
Monica dressed 'almost androgynously' in the village, he said, as she didn't like to exhibit herself.
'One day she was wearing some sexy outfit on a shoot and I said she should dress more like that in Citta. She said, "Piero do you really think I can go around the village wearing this?" I had to admit no. It might have caused chaos!'
Half the town was in love with her, friends say. But Monica herself has said she found it annoying. She told an Italian newspaper: 'I was born in a provincial town.
'There any beautiful girl elicits a morbid curiosity just for existing. It was annoying. If you spoke to anyone people said you had gone to bed with them. For the men you are an object, for the women a whore.'
With all the attention, the diva's first lover came when she was 14 - in a Fiat Lancia. Monica told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. 'I was 14 and a half. Precocious. He was four years older... I could have done it far earlier as I was very free but I did it with a boy who I was very I love with who I liked physically and everything happened in the most beautiful of ways.'
But the Dolce and Gabbana muse refused all offers of fame and fortune saying she wanted to finish school first.
Old friends: Piero Montanucci (pictured, right) still remains friends with the actress, who posed nude in Vanity fair and starred in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Old friends: Piero Montanucci (pictured, right) still remains friends with the actress, who posed nude in Vanity fair and starred in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Even at 18, above, Monica's father says her beauty was 'utterly captivating' and even complete strangers propositioned her with offers of millions of lira and a new life abroad 
Her former mentor Piero explains: 'She didn't want to become famous -she always said she wanted to study 'and then we'll see'. Everything just happened to her. She did everything slowly, little by little. That's why her career has lasted. That's why she's still at star at 50 years old.'
After their final shoot together aged 19, before she went off to Milan signing a contract with Elite, Piero saw the contact sheet and said 'But Monica you are a beautiful girl', he remembers. 'She said: 'Hadn't you noticed before now?'
Despite her celebrity credentials, the Matrix actress returns to Citta di Castello often. But she and her two daughters Leonie and Dava will spend Christmas in Brazil with former husband Vincent Cassel whom she divorced this year.
In a storyline fit for a Bond girl, she was briefly rumoured to be dating Russian oligarch Telman Ismailov, but her parents scotched reports of a relationship.
Her mother said: 'She wants to be single. She has had a marriage – it lasted 20 years-now she's not looking for anything. She wants to give her love to her children. If love happens it happens.'
Striking brunette Brunella, who is a clothes size 8 and still works out at the gym - diva style - in full make-up, looks at least a decade younger than her real age of 71. She puts the family's longevity down to a diet high in fish – and homegrown vegetables from their garden. 
And if the latest Bond star is anything like her mother she'll still be gracing our screens in 20 years. 


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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014

Naomie receives flowers on first day of filming SPECTRE

First day filming 'Spectre' flowers! Thank you Daniel, Barbara, Micheal, Untitled



Day 1.

Naomie also posted a link on her Twitter page to help support vulnerable children

Pls watch this video and help support vulnerable children:

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMMENCES ON NEXT BOND MOVIE SPECTRE

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Is Waltz's character from the Fleming books?


Sony Pictures, MGM and EON Productions announced today that filming has now begun in London's Pinewood Studios on the 24th James Bond movie, SPECTRE.
Skyfall's Sam Mendes is back in the director's chair. Joining returning cast members Daniel Craig (007), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny), Ralph Fiennes (M), and Ben Whishaw (Q) are Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, and Andrew Scott.
You may recognize the bulldog below as being Bond's gift at the end of Skyfall:Here's the official plot synopsis: "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE."
Waltz's character is reportedly named Franz Oberhauser, who The Mirror points out is "thought to be the son of Hans Oberhauser, Bond's ski instructor and father figure. But it's possible this is a red herring, and Waltz is going to play a 'classic Bond villain' - perhaps even Blofeld, the cat loving supervillain who appeared in seven previous Bond films."
Hans Oberhauser appeared in the original Ian Fleming short story of Octopussy.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bond 24 Spectre Interview - Naomie Harris - Flicks And The City

Bond 24 Spectre Interview - Naomie Harris


Published on 4 Dec 2014
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LONDON, UK, December 4, 2014 – 007 Soundstage, Pinewood Studios, London. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the title of the 24th James Bond adventure, SPECTRE. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. SPECTRE begins principal photography on Monday, December 8, and is set for global release on November 6, 2015.
Along with Daniel Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott. Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for SPECTRE.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.
Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “We’re excited to announce Daniel’s fourth installment in the series and thrilled that Sam has taken on the challenge of following on the success of SKYFALL with SPECTRE.”.
Written by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Director of Photography is Hoyte van Hoytema and Editor is Lee Smith. Production Designer, Dennis Gassner returns along with Costume Designer, Jany Temime and Composer, Thomas Newman. Action Specialist, Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Stunt Coordinator is Gary Powell, SFX Supervisor is Chris Corbould, and Visual Effects Supervisor is Steve Begg.
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was a worldwide box office phenomenon, opening #1 in 70 territories around the world, taking over $1.1 billion worldwide and setting a new all-time box office record in the UK by becoming the first film to take over £100 million.