Feb
20
Posted by Riikka under 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with No Comments

Here’s another Boleyn Girl review, courtesy of Hollywood Reporter. It is less complimentary than the Variety one but it still praises Scarlett’s versatility and her character’s growth in the movie.

Anne Boleyn was the one who managed to stay alive while married to England’s King Henry VIII for 1,000 days, but her sister Mary in “The Other Boleyn Girl” would have been his queen if only she had been better at making babies.

That, of course, was always the problem. The Tudor line’s grip on the throne was invariably threatened by the lack of a son, even though it would be daughter Elizabeth who reigned in the nation’s golden age.

In Justin Chadwick’s handsome but glum film, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, the focus is on Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) as their father, Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), and uncle, the Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey), conspire for one of them to win the king’s fancy while their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) looks on in disgust.

Feb
20

The Prince of Wales attended a “double” royal premiere tonight, as he met the stars of a new film featuring one of his ancestors.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met the actors from The Other Boleyn Girl at a screening at the Odeon cinema in London’s Leicester Square.

Natalie Portman, who stars with Scarlett Johansson as sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn battling to win the affections of Henry VIII, said she was very excited to meet the prince.

“It must be so strange to see a film version of your family,” she said.

Feb
20

The press archive has been updated with three new articles, two from USA Today and the third from ComingSoon.net. Like the recently added Cinema Blend interview, the ComingSoon.net one is also from the Boleyn press conference so it contains some comments you may have read before. There’s also some additional quotes that were not published by Cinema Blend, such as Scarlett and Natalie discussing The Horse Whisperer. A very interesting read! In these articles Scarlett also confirms that Mary Queen of Scots will be her next movie.

The Other Boleyn Girl: Natalie vs Scarlett!
‘Boleyn’ girls Portman, Johansson share a sisterhood thing
More from the ‘Boleyn’ girls

Here’s an interesting quote from Scarlett regarding her upcoming album. Speaking of, I’ve updated the music page with additional info on “Anywhere I Lay My Head”.

Johansson, meanwhile, has an album of Tom Waits covers out in May. With her distinctive husky voice, Johansson relished getting into the studio and isn’t worried whether the album tops the charts.

“How it does is ineffective for me. You can’t reverse the process,” Johansson says. “The people I care about are very excited about it. Who knows? I don’t have any kind of expectation. I love to sing.”

Last but not least, I’ve added a beautiful pic of Scarlett and Natalie. This came along the USA Today article and it was taken at the press conference.

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– Photoshoots: USA Today

Feb
19

Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana are currently attending the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund Royal The Other Boleyn Girl Premiere in London, England. The event is studded by British celebrities – even the Royalty is in attendance tonight! Scarlett is wearing a beautiful floor-length silver gown. Check out the gallery for the first photo additions.

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The Other Boleyn Girl Royal London Premiere

Feb
18

Check out a new interview with Scarlett and Natalie Portman, courtsesy of Cinema Blend.

“I found strengths in every character that I’ve played. Even if it is a vulnerable person or someone who’s easily manipulated, there are strengths to every personality. Even if I wasn’t looking for a girl power kind of role, maintaining integrity in a character is a positive thing for women to see. It’s inspiring for women of all ages.”

Read full article here.

Feb
17

MovieWeb has posted lots of Boleyn Girl related videos. They include two behind the scenes-videos and video interviews with the cast and crew, including Scarlett herself. It is certainly a good watch. Big thanks to Filip for the heads-up! As usual, I’ve made screen captures of all of the videos featuring footage of Jo.

GALLERY LINKS:
The Other Boleyn Girl: Behind the Scenes Footage Captures
– Online Interviews: 2008 – MovieWeb

Feb
16
Posted by Riikka under Scarlett-Photos.com, Video Archive with 4 Comments

I have added a video of Scarlett and Natalie being interviewed yesterday at the Berlin Film Festival premiere. This aired on yesterday’s edition of Berlinale Journal. Big thanks to Frederik for sending in the video and its caps!

Scarlett also attended an after party for Boleyn Girl after the premiere late yesterday. I’ve added a bunch of photos from this event. On top of that, all Berlinale albums have been updated with plenty of new shots of our stunning lady. Click here to see all new additions.

Feb
16
Posted by Riikka under 'The Other Boleyn Girl' with 7 Comments

Variety gives The Other Boleyn Girl a rave review, especially complimenting Scarlett’s work!!! I am really excited as the early reviews were mixed and not so complimentary of Scarlett. It has been a while since I’ve read such a positive review of a new performance of hers. Check it out!

Playing less fast and loose with history than Philippa Gregory’s novel, “The Other Boleyn Girl” is a sexy, good-looking political bodice-ripper with an almost flawless cast at the top of its game. With a straight-arrow script by Peter Morgan (“The Queen”) and smooth direction by Brit TV helmer Justin Chadwick (“Bleak House”), pic has the feel of an Old Hollywood studio costumer freshened up with contempo technique and acting styles. Tip-top cast, led by Eric Bana and Scarlett Johansson as Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn, could make this score beyond upscale auds with aggressive promotion and good reviews.

Feb
15
Posted by Riikka under Public Events, Scarlett-Photos.com with 10 Comments

For the red carpet premiere of The Other Boleyn Girl Scarlett Johansson wore a feminine raspberry Oscar de la Renta dress accessorized with Miu Miu pumps and Van Cleef & Arpels gems.  A total of 43 images have been added in the gallery. More coming up! Meanwhile, feel free to post your thoughts on her Berlin looks.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Events: Berlin Film Festival – The Other Boleyn Girl Premiere

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