Saturday, 26 April 2008

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Tahyna Tozzi has gotten a role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

From: PerthNow.

HER boyfriend Koby Abberton could double as her bodyguard, but with a part to play in Wolverine it sounds as if Tahyna Tozzi will have plenty of muscle around after jetting back to Sydney for her closeup yesterday.

She impressed producers with her role in upcoming Aussie flick Beautiful (starring opposite Deborra-Lee Furness) and plays a mutant in the X-Men prequel.

Tozzi will join the stellar cast next week, flying home with Abberton from New York early yesterday to prepare.

The couple's camera work at Sydney airport - all smiles and laughing - convinced Confidential their romantic comedy is still going to script.

Abberton has previously said he's happy to play a supporting role to Tozzi's career, despite scoring rave reviews of his own for the surf doco Bra Boys.

Hugh Jackman on Wolverine


Hugh Jackman talked to The Herald Sun a bit about X-Men Origins: Wolverine:

Jackman is deep into shooting an X-Men spinoff and new Seed project Wolverine in Sydney with co-stars Liev Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds.

"I'm used to these movies now," he says. "They're big and there's a lot involved, a lot at stake, so it's always high pressure. But Gavin Hood, our director, is a real force. He's an Oscar-winning director (for Tsotsi) and he's used to working under different kinds of pressure and stresses."

Jackman hand-picked Melbourne youngster Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father) to play Wolverine as a young man.

"He's one of those kids who's fearless," Jackman says. "I hope he doesn't read this article because yes, there is pressure on him because of who he's playing and the expectations of fans. I was lucky to be completely ignorant of fans' expectations and the whole world before X-Men came out. I just hope he doesn't read too much or go on the internet because he naturally has the goods I know the fans will love."

"Wolverine" hits theaters on May 1, 2009.

Unhappy Romjin To Quit 'Ugly Betty'?

From: IMBD.

Actress Rebecca Romjin may be quitting Ugly Betty after the current second season, claiming new writers on the show have wrecked her character. Romjin has become a regular cast member since first appearing as Alexis Meade in the first season of the hit TV show. A third series has been approved, but Romjin will only return for guest appearances - hinting that she has fallen out with new writing staff recruited after the Writer's Guild of America strike late last year. She tells's Pop Wrap, "They made a tremendous amount of changes, especially with the writing staff (during the writer's strike). And while I know I'll be coming back next season, with all the changes, I'm not sure they can take care of my character they way they have been. So I'll be leaving, back in a recurring capacity, but time for me to leave and find something else."

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Claremont Reveals The New Generation Of X-Men In GeNext!

From: MarvelNews.

You asked for it X-Fans and now the series voted for on Marvel.Com is here! Enter the extra-sized GENEXT #1 (of 5), from legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and artist Patrick Scherberger, introducing you to the children of the X-Men—but who are they? And what's happened to the original X-Men? Packed full of extras including character design sketches with commentary from Claremont and more, this issue is a can't-miss for X-Fans!

"I think people are going to get a kick out of this new generation of X-Men that Chris and Patrick Scherberger have created," said Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. "They're students expected to carry on the legacy of their forefathers and foremothers, but they're also kids with aspirations of their own. What's life like for a mutant in a world where most of the original X-Men are long gone? The story plays to Chris's strengths in character development and Patrick's art has an energy that makes this series really pop. It's fun and tugs at your heart as the drama of these five very special young people unfolds and surprises."

After 30 years of conflict and chaos, it's time for an all-new, all-different X-Men—but can the X-Men's children live up to their parents' legacy? Find out in GENEXT #1!

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Marsden Afraid Of Sex Scene Scrutiny


Actor James Marsden is terrified of on-screen sex scenes, because he fears receiving bad critiques of his love-making techniques. The Enchanted star, 34, has yet to be faced with the task of raunchy love scenes, but he admits he already cringes at the thought of being so closely scrutinized by the rest of the cast and crew. He tells British magazine Closer, "It's so embarrassing with everyone watching you. It's the opposite of romantic. I already feel like the crew are judging me, so imagine doing a sex scene. They'd be thinking: 'Ooh, is that how he does it in real life?' Awful! I don't know how I'd react if I was offered a part with a sex scene. My wife would tell me to do it, though. She wants people to see that I'm sexy."

Asher Keddie Cast In X-Men Origins: Wolverine

From: XMF.

Australian actress Asher Keddie has a role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, according to the Sydney Morning Herald!

Keddie has a ‘grueling schedule of night shoots’ according to the site. The actress has appeared in numerous television series overseas, and has been nominated for multiple Logie and ASTRA awards.

It is unknown who she will play, but possible characters (from early script reviews) include: Sherrlene, Dr. Carol Hines, and Heather Hudson (unconfirmed). Thanks Narrows!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Jackman in 'come home' call to ex-pat stars

From: ABC News.

X-Men and Boy from Oz star Hugh Jackman says he will use this weekend's 2020 summit to push for measures to encourage more Australian actors working overseas to come back home for projects.

Jackman and actress Cate Blanchett are in Canberra to take part in the creativity stream of the 2020 summit.

As well as encouraging Australian actors to come home, Jackman says he wants to push for a more creative focus in all aspects of life.

"[We need to address] how we really focus our education system to bring out creativity," he said.

"[By 2020 we should have] a really vibrant artistic community that is leading the world, something that is one of the main focuses of Australians, internationally, that we're really proud of."

Blanchett is chairing the creativity stream and says the event's significance cannot be downplayed.

"It's a beginning, I believe really strongly, of a long and meaningful relationship between artists and the government - not as an adjunct to, but as a fundamental aspect of, society."

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Hugh Jackman Interview

From: The Daily Telegraph

HUGH Jackman has put the spectacular failure of his American television series Viva Laughlin behind him and is banking on the success of his production company's first feature film, Deception.

Jackman co-produced the film and also stars alongside Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams in the movie, which opens nationally in Australia on April 24, and on 3200 screens in the US the following day.

"There's nothing like the driving factor of fear of failure,'' Jackman told The Sunday Telegraph from the Sydney set of his current film, Wolverine.

"I am 39. I am not a kid, so if you can't roll with the punches and still find enjoyment with what you do even when things don't go well it's a pretty miserable kind of life.

"Even with Viva Laughlin we failed spectacularly but we went for it and I am still proud we did it. I have no regrets.''

Jackman's Seed Productions, which is also helmed by his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, and business partner John Palermo, suffered a major blow when Viva Laughlin was axed from America's CBS network after just two episodes last October.

But Deception is less of a risk, Jackman said.

"I am really proud of what we've come up with and, of course, I want everything to be a smash hit but I am also a realist and I know that is not going to happen,'' he said.

"But, financially, it can't be a massive flop.

"It was set up in a way where we had taken a lot of financial pressure off ourselves. We were very diligent as producers to make sure we didn't get excessive on the budget and push things too far.''

Seed's next big co-production - with Twentieth Century Fox - is Wolverine, Jackman's X-Men spin-off which also stars Liev Schreiber.

Jackman is 10 weeks into filming the big-budget Hollywood film.

"We are now producing a much bigger movie and the things we learned on Deception were invaluable,'' he said.