October 24, 2014

First HQ picture of Emma Watson and Michael Nyqvist in "Colonia" + new interview

This comes from the Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper that I bought. I couldn't copy and paste the text (nor the picture), so I had to rewrite the whole thing, so please, mention Watsonuncensored if you use it.

Google translation (sorry):
     "We are happy to arrange birthday parties for children," it says on the gate at the entrance to a disused slate mine in Martelange in Luxembourg. But this day is the mining museum transformed into a small kingdom for a tyrannical and powerful pedophile.
     In front of the main building, next to some cacti and palm trees, is a creamy white Mercedes convertible from 1970s parked on the gravel road. Two kakiuniformerade motorcyclists chatting with dictator Augusto Pinochet in dark sunglasses - or at least with an actor who is like him on the dot.
     A make-up artist called out to powder Emma Watson, center of the crowd. The movie star is wearing white socks and a blue dress with small white spots. The hair is set in a pretzel going in the same Bavarian style as half a dozen men in lederhosen and felt hat standing on the small stage.
     - Be ready! Step away from the road, shouts a film workers in French, German and English.
     The crowd starts a hundred Chilean pennants patter in the sunshine.
     At  the  microphone  on  stage,  dressed  in  a  beige  suit with wide tie and shoulder-length fejkhår greets Michael Nyqvist dictator welcome to Colonia Dignidad: "I thank God that it is you who holds the reins of this beautiful country," said the Swede who plays the German sect leader Paul Schäfer. The German is a monster who, like the rest of the story behind the Colonia Dignidad, is taken from reality. 
     Paul Schäfer was a German preacher who in 1961 escaped from Germany to Chile with several members of his parish after allegations of violence against two children. There, he started what became one of the 1900s perhaps the most monstrous torture center. His victims were tortured, raped and became laboratory rats for various medical experiments. The monster had a special appetite for children, mostly boys in the age of ten. They were forced to swim with Paul Schafer each evening.
     - He preferred blond cherubs, told one of the victims of Nathan Shachar, DN's envoy in the jungles of southern Chile in 2005.
    The most horrible was that Paul Schäfer committed their crimes many people with good memory. The military junta in Chile sent there political opponents, poor parents who hoped their children would get free education minister confided their children ... and the local authorities sent back those who managed to escape from there, like stray cattle. Even Germany's ambassador visited cult. Men who stood near the German conservative politicians used the sect's massive land area which platform to circumvent an arms embargo on the dictatorship, claiming the German director Florian Gallenberger.
     In the feature film tries Lena, aka Emma Watson, admission to the sect to save his beloved played by Daniel Brühl ("Inglourious Basterds", "Goodbye Lenin").
     The taking in the yard in front of the disused slate mine is one of the film's key scenes. As in reality, it was only during official visits from the outside world as men, women and children were allowed to be side by side on the field. On ljudteknikerns LCD screen, we see how Emma Watson finally catches sight of his beloved. She anxiously seeking his gaze, but he seems completely gone in drugs and brainwashing ... until his hand finds her and gives a fleeting sign that he just plays theater. During the rapid success of the meeting the pair meeting held in the sect's potato cellar. 
     A moment later hit movie Friday Emma Watson in a small cottage next to the caravan serving lukewarm wiener schnitzel to film the workers. Michael Nyqvist playing the German sect leader Paul Schäfer. The Harry Potter films' Hermione says she chose her first major leading role with care.
     - Most screenplay is about a damsel in distress is rescued by a male knight in shining armor, but this is a story about a young woman who rescues her husband. It was there that immediately appealed to me, says Emma Watson. 
     Combating gender stereotypes seem to have become something of a mission for Emma Watson. On 20 September this year, beating the movie star a whole world with amazement when she ascended the rostrum of the UN General Assembly in New York as a figurehead for the UN Conference on Women, HeForShe. 24-year-old's speech on equal rights and opportunities between the sexes were at a rhetorical level, which had almost been able to impress Martin Luther King.
     - I wrote down the whole speech in three or four hours in my hotel room. It was as if several pieces of the puzzle of my life suddenly fell into place! This was not something I just came up with that. Until a month ago, I struggled a lot with my own celebrity status, what I wanted to spend my time and how much of myself I was ready to share with the others, says Emma Watson, who also played in films like Sofia Coppola "The Bling ring "and Darren Aronofsky's" Noah ".
     Last summer, she took a degree in literature at the University Brown. After that she was eager to plunge into the film business again - despite the fact that the Harry Potter movies have really made ​​her financially independent for centuries to come.
     - I've never thought of my job as something I get paid for. Daddy did not tell me how much I earned before I turned 18. It came as a real shock to me! The truth is I just like to be challenged in my job. Additionally, I have not done anything since I was nine, ten years ... This is the only thing I can. Film is my life and my home, says Emma Watson.
    - This Film is my first chance to develop a role from beginning to end. I carry the whole movie and it's very different. It is both invigorating and liberating. It's really cool, she says.

    One of itmaningarna as she faced during the filming of "Colonia" was to travel to Chile. There, she witnessed what is left of the colony, both by members, as well as victims who have left the sect.
     - The Experience I will never forget. The buildings looked exactly like in the 1970s, although it is called Villa Baviera nowadays. I freaked out completely. You really wonder how such a thing could happen, says Watson.
     Survivors have told her how to handle the meeting with Michael Nyqvist's character. The Swedish international film star make this one of their grisigaste roles ever.
    - You probably can not play more evil, that is. It's not a nuffra is right! I have to kind of pervert the whole brain and above all find it as Paul Schafer thought he did well, he says, running purposefully knife in his wiener schnitzel.
     Michael Nyqvist seems to appreciate that quiet talk about the movie. A few days ago he was in New York and gave eighty-four-minute interviews in two days on the TV series "100 code".
     - And almost all eighty journalists had hung up on the fact that a dog was shot in the series ... To explain the role of cult leader Paul Schäfer requires a little more time. It asks questions about what drives some minds whether it be a pastor in KNUTBY, a Pol Pot or the fool anywhere. Somewhere they have to believe in what they say about any kind of purity of the faith. Then it seems, after all, with all the sects that as soon as it is sex with so pajar anything said Michael Nyqvist.
     Paul Schäfer role he sees as a challenge and as each cultural workers obligation to interpret.
    - Specially with the winds blowing today across Europe and also in the Swedish elections. Belief in strong men and simple solutions wins the ground everywhere, he says.

    The interplay between him and Emma Watson often become violent, says the British actress.
    - Michael Said he sees this as a fight to the death between Lena and Schäfer where everyone is trying to crack the other mentally, says Emma Watson, who asked the Swede to not tell how he was going to react in scenes that would become more authentic.
    - He took it, and went loose with everything; kicked me, stomped, shouted "sit, stand, sit," and everything is possible. While this is Michael Paul Schafer to a man who can also vereka good drinker, says Emma Watson, and raises his arms so that the pink scarf falls down on the wooden floor.
     It's chilly here in Luxembourg and the crew is forced to constantly be prepared in all sorts of weather. The soil is flushed with water even when there is sun, in the event that it would start raining. That way they do not have to take on scenes to soil that is moist in one sekinden becomes dry in the other when the film is färgidklippt.

     It pulls together into one shot to where Chile's spy chief will test fire a weapon with Paul Schafer. Then, all home to the hotel and relax. Daniel Brühl black Audi, Michael Nyqvist's black Mercedes and Emma Watson's gray Nissan jeep waiting to take them home to movie stars' common hotel to get some rest together.
     - We have it really good together! I suggested Emma and Daniel that we would start a cult together, but it was like no one took the bait, joking Michael Nyqvist before he steps onto the stage for today's final shot.

October 14, 2014

New picture of Emma Watson, this summer, in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, France.

Emma was travelling through a few European countries this summer, with her boyfriend Matt. In addition to France, Emma was firstly seen in Greece, and lastly in Italy during her trip.
Credit: Kenza

October 12, 2014

Emma Watson arriving in Luxembourg [October 12, 2014] (I think)

Original text:
Nichts mit Starbesuch auf der "Nacht der Museen" oder auf dem traditionellen Nussmarkt in Vianden: Schauspielerin Emma Watson hat eine kleine Drehpause genutzt, um das Großherzogtum zu verlassen. Die Britin landete am Sonntag gegen 18 Uhr auf dem Flughafen Findel und entstieg dort einer British-Airways-Maschine, die aus London-Heathrow kam.

Derzeit dreht die junge Darstellerin, die als Hermine in "Harry Potter" bekannt wurde, das Drama "Colonia Dignidad" in Luxemburg. Vor wenigen Tagen wurde sie gut gelaunt von Fotografen am Set in Obermartelingen abgelichtet.

Die Dreharbeiten sollen hierzulande noch bis Ende des Monats andauern. Dann geht es mit der Crew weiter nach Deutschland und Südamerika. Die zweite Hauptrolle in dem Film hat der deutsche Schauspieler Daniel Brühl ("Good bye, Lenin!") übernommen.

Google Translation:
Nothing to do with Star visit the "Museum Night" or on the traditional nut market in Vianden: Actress Emma Watson has used a small hiatus to leave the Grand Duchy. The British landed on Sunday 18 clock on the Findel airport and got out of there a British Airways plane that came from London-Heathrow.

Currently filming the young actress who became known as Hermione in "Harry Potter," the drama "Colonia Dignidad" in Luxembourg. A few days ago she was photographed in a good mood on set by photographers in Upper Marte Lingen.

Filming is expected to continue in this country until the end of the month. Then it goes with the crew on to Germany and South America. The second main role in the film has taken over the German actor Daniel Brühl ("Good bye, Lenin!").

October 11, 2014

Damien Chazelle talks about "La La Land", starring Emma Watson and Miles Teller

How is Miles’ physicality shifting now then, with him both training to be a boxer in “Bleed For This” and a pianist in “La La Land”? 
Yeah, he's definitely getting into roles that require more and more training. He had to become a jazz drumming virtuoso for this movie, and he has to become a drummer and play the piano for the next. We joke he'll have to become Gene Kelly for “La La Land”, but more like Gene Kelly meets Thelonious Monk.
The great thing about him is that he breathes those challenges. I was pretty confident that he had what it took for this role in “Whiplash” beforehand. It's funny, because when you first meet him he just seems like a jokester and a party boy—you're like, "How did you play ‘Rabbit Hole’?" Then you get to know him just a tiny bit more and you see underneath there's this whole other person with drive and focus. I think he's more similar to the guy you see in “Whiplash” than people think.
You’ve tackled polar opposites tone-wise with your music-driven films, [Chazelle’s debut] “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” and “Whiplash”. Where on the spectrum are you falling with “La La Land”? 
It's gonna be this MGM-style film with big song and dance numbers. The models are “Singin’ In The Rain,” “The Star is Born,” “Gentleman Prefer Blondes,” “Meet Me in St Louis,” etc., but also the French New Wave, Jacques Demy, “Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” Definitely a completely different register than "Whiplash," but hopefully—I like movies that go for broke, so hopefully it'll have the same energy. The mood will be different, though. 
You're starting that next year? 
Yeah, March-ish.
Are you going for the MGM-style pre-record for the musical numbers, or trying to capture them live? 
Eh, it was good enough for Fred and Ginger it should be good enough for us. I think the problem is that people have forgotten how to pre-record. So you see a lot of musicals where you can really hear the pre-record; it sounds like someone pressing "play" on a CD, because they've designed the number as if it's going out on the radio. But if you look at Fred and Ginger or Gene Kelly's stuff it's much different. They recorded dialogue differently back then, studio controlled, all that stuff, and they did the singing differently—much more conversational, a little more distance and less goosed up. So everything feels more of a piece.
But for the kind of dance numbers that we're going to do in this movie there's no possibility—and no point—to do them live. In “Whiplash” there's hardly anything that's live and we managed something there. You just have to know how to do it properly. The thing about musicals is—if you screw them up, there's nothing worse, but if you do them right, there's nothing better. They're this huge risk/reward genre so you can really fall on your face, but if you get it right the sky's the limit. It just lifts off the screen, and it's why a lot of those old MGM movies still feel just as fresh today as they did back then. I guess I'm both scared and excited to do the next one.

Emma Watson is back in England [October 11, 2014]

Credit: Millie

Emma comes back from about a week of filming in Luxembourg for "Colonia". She was also seen in London yesterday.

October 05, 2014

New outtake picture of Emma Watson for her Schoeller photoshoot in 2010

From the photographer:
I wanted to recreate a backstage feel with Emma Watson, who is young and light-hearted and spontaneous, wearing a huge dress in an industrial space. I borrowed the kitchen from an events catering company in New York and at the last minute I added the teapot and the teacup to emphasise Emma’s Englishness. She’s no diva, there were no antics, she was up for anything and when I suggested having a cup of tea, she just laughed and said: ‘I’m British, of course I drink tea.’ You can tell from that cute little smile that she was happy with it.

September 29, 2014

Emma Watson in 'Colonia'. Variety confirms what we already knew.

Well, the movie is finally called "Colonia" instead of "Colonia Dignidad", but apart from that, what we knew is confirmed.
LONDON — “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”) will topline thriller “Colonia,” which will shoot in Luxembourg, Munich, Berlin and South America until the end of the year. 
Pic, which is helmed by Florian Gallenberger (“John Rabe”), tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the south of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel. 
Gallenberger and Torsten Wenzel penned the script, which is inspired by true events. Benjamin Herrmann is producing through his Majestic banner (“Desert Flower,” “John Rabe,” “Tour De Force”). Nicolas Steil will serve as co-delegate producer through Iris Productions (“Sunset Song”). 
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Kolja Brandt, production designer Bernd Lepel, costume designer Nicole Fischnaller, makeup designers Waldemar Pokromski and Claudine Moureaud, sound recordist Carlo Thoss and editor Hansjoerg Weissbrich. 
Pic is co-produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in association with ProSieben and Sky, supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Luxembourg Film Fund and the MEDIA program of the EU. 
Watson is represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin (U.K.) and WME (U.S). Bruhl is represented by Players (Germany), Tavistock Wood (U.K.) and WME (U.S.).

According to an announcement made by the producers on Monday, principal photography on the film has begun. The Chilean military coup drama will shoot in Luxemburg, Germany and South America and go on until year-end.

September 26, 2014

New interview of Emma Watson about Tavi Gevinson + Emma's stylist mentions her.

From Nylon magazine:
We know you've probably scooped up our October It Girl issue with cover girl Tavi Gevinson (it hit newsstands earlier this week), but now we've got some super exclusive extras that we know you have yet to see. And yes, it's safe to say that Emma and Tavi bond over acting, the film industry, staying grounded, and so much more.


I remember reading an article on Rookie and wanting to know who wrote it. It was Tavi, so I started following everything she wrote. She has the most amazing ability to articulate ideas that are very difficult to put into words. She can make something so complicated seem simple and straightforward, and I think that’s why girls want to read Rookie. It provides a touchstone, a sense of comfort."

"But it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that I actually met Tavi, when she interviewed me for Bling Ring. She came to my apartment with her dad, and I felt an instant connection. I understand what it’s like to be a young person in an industry that is much more grown up than you are. I remember that feeling of having to be chaperoned by my dad to a Chanel after-party and being stuck between two worlds—trying to juggle a professional life and homework. We bonded over how strange it is to explain to your contemporaries what you’re doing outside of school, and trying not to sound really arrogant and self-involved, but at the same time not lying about what you’re doing."

"When she was interviewing me, I opened up to her in a way that I wouldn’t with any other journalist, because I felt that she was vulnerable, too, and we had so much common ground. Tavi’s just very authentic, and for someone so young, she is remarkably self-possessed. You just feel that you can trust someone like that. We’ve been supporting each other ever since that interview."

"Sometimes she’ll email me and bounce ideas off of me, and I’ll do the same. When I took my position as a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, I asked her to read through something I was writing, and she very kindly did. In turn, she’s asked me some questions about acting and other small pieces of advice. I’m not surprised she’s gotten into acting, because she’s such an intriguing character in her real life that of course people would want to see her on screen or on stage."

"I think people are so drawn to her because there’s no such thing as high or low culture with Tavi. She can talk about a couture collection, intellectual feminism, and Taylor Swift songs all with equal excitement. She’s an interesting person, because she’s interested—in everything. So when you’re with her, the conversation never stops. I think she’s pretty incredible, really.


"I felt that Tavi was a kindred spirit, really, and it’s not very often that I meet young women who are in a similar position to mine. I felt very grateful to get to meet her, really. When you meet her in person she’s so articulate and she seems so well put together but she’s also just a girl. This sounds so cliché but she’s just like you and me. She’s very accessible. She’s really enigmatic and also a very vulnerable, sensitive, open soul. I hope that she knows that I’m here for whatever she needs, and I think she would say the same."

"I think so often we’re surprised to see interviews where people seem to be working things out in such a public way, and I’m just wary that there just aren’t that many safe spaces, so to have someone who will listen and who you can say something completely ridiculous to, that you don’t really mean, or you can make mistakes with and kind of figure out what you think, without judgment, without criticism– it just gives you space to figure things out. And to get a second opinion. Tavi and I, neither of our parents are really from the film industry, and most of Tavi’s friends aren’t celebrities, same with me. We’re kind of, both of us, entering into unchartered territory and it’s scary. You don’t always feel like you really know what you’re doing, and discovering things for the first time, and so it’s good to speak to someone who understands that."

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Sarah Slutsky (Emma's stylist since 2012), mentions her in her interview with Teen Vogue:

"With Emma and me, it's really a collaboration," Sarah says. "We are constantly looking at images; we try to have fun with it."