Sexy South African actress Charlize Theron is September 2008′s Elle Russia Covergirl! Charlize is currently in Italy for the Venice Film Festival. She is supporting her latest film with Kim Basinger entitled, “The Burning Plain.”
Natalie Portman wins Humanity Award August 31, 2008
Actress Natalie Portman is in Venice tonight enjoying a Humanitarian Award given to her for her involvement with important social and environmental programmes. Portman’s prize is $50,000 US dollars and a trophy. The cash she receives is being donated to the programme, organizers said.
Portman makes her directorial debut in a short film called Eve, being screened at the festival this week.
German actress Diane Kruger and her boyfriend Joshua Jackson attended the Jaeger Dinner at the Fondacion Cini during the 65th Venice Film Festival this evening.
Kruger is set to team up again with Brad Pitt for the new Quentin Tarantino flick entitled, “Inglorious Bastards.”
“I just found out I’m going to do [Quentin] Tarantino’s next film with Brad Pitt,” Kruger told People at the Valentino party in Venice Thursday. “I’m very excited. Quentin just called. I play a German movie star but I don’t want to give too much away.”
Charlize Theron premieres new flick in Venice! August 29, 2008
South African beauty Charlize Theron is in Venice promoting her latest flick entitled, “The Burning Plain.” Theron stars as a troubled Oregon restaurant manager who is forced to confront her past when a mysterious visitor arrives from Mexico, and Kim Basinger, who appears in flashbacks as Sylvia’s mother at a pivotal moment in her young life.
This is director Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut but is no stranger to Holllywood. Arriaga was the screenwriter for “21 Grams” and “Babel.”
Theron, who also worked as a producer on the film, said there was a list of actresses to play the Gina role, but that they were thrilled to get Basinger.
“She’s amazing,” Theron said. “There is something about Kim. There’s a strength with her leftover vulnerability from her 20s that’s just unbelievably beautiful to watch. There are moments on the screen when she’s shaking, her entire body is shaking for real. You couldn’t act that.”