Sunday, 26 March 2017

Thandie Newton is sophisticated in a rose gold sequin pencil skirt at Westworld screening in Hollywood

Thandie Newton is sophisticated in a rose gold sequin pencil skirt and pretty florals as she hits Westworld screening in Hollywood

She never lets her fans down with her quirky red carpet style choices. 
And Thandie Newton cut a sophisticated figure in a sequin floral embroidered pencil skirt as she attended a Westworld screening in Hollywood on Saturday night.
The British actress, who plays Maeve Millay in the hit science fiction series, paired her eye-catching skirt with a patterned blouse. 
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Eye-catching: Thandie Newton, 44, shimmered in a sequin pencil skirt and patterned blouse as she attended a Westworld event in Hollywood on Saturday
Eye-catching: Thandie Newton, 44, shimmered in a sequin pencil skirt and patterned blouse as she attended a Westworld event in Hollywood on Saturday
The 44-year-old star looked composed in her unusual rose gold shimmering skirt.
Her blouse featured a pattern of birds perching on branches with delicate ruffles across the bodice and at her cuffs. 
The mother-of-three donned pretty pastel pink peep-toe t-bar sandals and swept her raven locks back into a high ponytail.  
Stunning: The beautiful British actress and mum-of-three looked sultry at the event, emphasising her eyes with a sweep of bronze shadow and loading her lashes with mascara
Stunning: The beautiful British actress and mum-of-three looked sultry at the event, emphasising her eyes with a sweep of bronze shadow and loading her lashes with mascara
Style setter: Thandie paired her shimmering skirt with a blouse which featured a pattern of birds perching on branches and a pair of pretty pink t-bar sandals 
Style setter: Thandie paired her shimmering skirt with a blouse which featured a pattern of birds perching on branches and a pair of pretty pink t-bar sandals 
Thandie accentuated her eyes with bronze shadow, eye liner and loaded her lashes with mascara. 
The Mission: Impossible II star also sported delicate gold earrings for the event.
The actress is enjoying a successful period, starring in two major series: Westworld and Line of Duty. 
She appears in Westworld totally naked but Thandie has insisted the scenes do not make her uncomfortable and in fact the challenge is liberating.   
'I was more comfortable naked!' Westworld and Line Of Duty star Thandie admitted she prefers acting totally nude than in 'inviting and provocative' costumes
'I was more comfortable naked!' Westworld and Line Of Duty star Thandie admitted she prefers acting totally nude than in 'inviting and provocative' costumes
'I found myself more empowered naked than I did with the saloon outfit on,' she said, comparing her nude scenes to the ones in which she wears frilly, figure-clinging, busty costumes for her sex worker robot character, Maeve Millay.
'I was more comfortable naked because the costume was the most potent objectification of a woman, with the boobs pushed right up, the tiny waist. 
'It’s an invitation for sex,' she said while in conversation with Line Of Duty exec Jed Mercurio.
'The fishnet tights, the little heels with the laces... It’s all about sensuality. It’s about eroticism. It’s about "Look, but don’t touch".
'It’s all there to make the invitation for sex as provocative as possible and then the promise of satisfaction is practically just there.'
Empowering: A staunch advocate for gender and racial equality, the British star explained that acting in the busty costume garnered a kind of unwanted, lewd attention on set, while her nude scenes saw her treated much more respectfully
Empowering: A staunch advocate for gender and racial equality, the British star explained that acting in the busty costume garnered a kind of unwanted, lewd attention on set, while her nude scenes saw her treated much more respectfully


Thandie Newton strips down for her role in new series Westworld

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A staunch advocate for gender and racial equality, the British star explained that acting in the busty costume garnered unwanted, lewd attention on set, while her nude scenes saw her treated much more respectfully.
Her Line Of Duty role, DCI Roz Huntley, sees her tackle an empowering female character in a different way.
'I realised we were going to do something horribly, diabolically real. I found the most horrible shoes and pop socks that I would insist on pulling up so you could see them,' she said of the part, which sees her play a law-enforcing professional mother, whose costumes were far from revealing.
'Every woman will recognise the frustrations,' Thandie said of Roz, who is a mum of two being investigated for possible corruption by AC-12.
Strong woman: Thandie is currently starring in two major series - Westworld and Line Of Duty
Strong woman: Thandie is currently starring in two major series - Westworld and Line Of Duty
'In every role, in every job, every line of work, as a mother you just have to be twice as good and if you’re black you have to be twice as good on top of that,' she went on, addressing race.
'She’s a Senior Investigating Officer and she’s taken five years off, to raise her family and has to claw her way back to where she was. It’s a very real problem, what is most degrading is the sexual abuse that goes on whether it’s verbal or whether it’s physical it’s very tough on women.
'Roz is under a hell of a lot of pressure and the audience sees that pressure and that allows the audience to be judge and jury, which I think is fantastic.'
On top of feminism and racial issues, Thandie has had her own experiences with body image - suffering from bulimia while at Cambridge University, where she studied anthropology.
Sex-bot: 'The fishnet tights, the little heels with the laces... It’s all about sensuality. It’s about eroticism. It’s about "Look, but don’t touch",' she explained
Sex-bot: 'The fishnet tights, the little heels with the laces... It’s all about sensuality. It’s about eroticism. It’s about "Look, but don’t touch",' she explained
Stunning: Her Line Of Duty role, DCI Roz Huntley, sees her tackle an empowering female character in a different way
Stunning: Her Line Of Duty role, DCI Roz Huntley, sees her tackle an empowering female character in a different way
Drawing on experience: On top of feminism and racial issues, Thandie has had her own experiences with body image - suffering from bulimia whilst at Cambridge University, where she studied anthropology
Drawing on experience: On top of feminism and racial issues, Thandie has had her own experiences with body image - suffering from bulimia whilst at Cambridge University, where she studied anthropology
'I was not perceived as the person that boys wanted to go out with. And that has a very strong effect on a young girl,' she said. 'I was lying in bed and I remember feeling my heart against my rib cage. Because my ribs were so close to my skin it was like my heart was coming out. I thought: "F***, I’m going to die".'
Since dabbling with acting, which she first did when she was 16 years old, she was lured into touching herself on camera for an audition, which the director is said to have used privately at sex parties.  
Award-winning: When first starting out in acting, Thandie was lured into touching herself on camera for an audition, which the director is said to have used privately at sex parties
Award-winning: When first starting out in acting, Thandie was lured into touching herself on camera for an audition, which the director is said to have used privately at sex parties
The star admits she joined the cast of Line Of Duty without having seen the previous three seasons or even reading the script for season four.
She said: 'I hadn’t seen any of it before but I had a call from my agent and she said, "If you ever want to work on British television this is the best thing you could ever do."
'I watched it with my husband and I could not stop from episode to episode. I didn’t know what was going to happen in the episodes but I just signed on.'
Filming took place in Northern Ireland and Thandie recalled how she enlisted her children's nanny to help her learn the lengthy mass of lines in the scripts. 
'She would dread it every night. I’d ply her with wine, really expensive wine, to sweeten her up, then I’d be going through lines, psyched because of the day of filming. Poor woman, I should have paid her a bit more,' she revealed.   


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Prime Suspect 1973: Star admits her ‘clumsy’ Jane Tennison won't live up to Helen Mirren's



Prime Suspect 1973: Star admits her ‘clumsy’ Jane Tennison won't live up to Helen Mirren's

PRIME SUSPECT 1973 starlet Stefanie Martini has revealed her adaption of Helen Mirren’s now infamous detective Jane Tennison will be a far cry from the heroine which launched the latter as a household name.




Trailer: ITV's crime drama Prime Suspect: 1973




Tonight, Martini takes centre stage as a young Jane breaking into the force, to inject “a bit of posh”.
However, those expecting a return of the Inspector they came to love all those years ago will be sadly mistaken. 
"She’s very young, naïve doesn’t have a lot of experience, doesn’t know how everything works yet,” explained Martini. 
“She has the spark, determination and drive to become a really good police officer and detective, but it’s without the other knowledge she has to attain in the future.
Prime Suspect 1973's Stefanie Martini ITV
Prime Suspect 1973's Stefanie Martini says new Jane Tennison clumsier than Helen Mirren's
She’s clumsy and messy and much softer than the previous version of the character
Prime Suspect 1973's Stefanie Martini
“Jane’s eager and keen though, and puts herself forward to contribute and be involved in the case, but doesn’t really know the procedures behind everything and the right and wrong ways to do things. She’s clumsy and messy and much softer than the previous version of the character."
The original Prime Suspect, written by Lynda La Plante, ran from 1991 to 2006 and won eight BAFTAs - including four for Helen, 71, as Best Leading Actress. 
The latest version is based on Lynda’s 2015 book Tennison, and follows Jane’s first days in the Metropolitan Police. 
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Stefani Martini stars as a young Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect 1973
Stefanie Martini ITV
Prime Suspect 1973 launches tonight on ITV
Lynda revealed she only started thinking about Jane’s origins following a relatively recent talk in Sheffield when an audience member asked what turned Jane into such a cold officer. 
“I had no background for her,” she said. “I thought, ‘Where did she come from and, more importantly, how did she get to be that person who dealt with all the discrimination and put-downs?’”
And, in turn, this evening’s primetime drama was born.
Prime Suspect 1973 debuts tonight at 9pm on ITV