Updated with Henry Cavill interview on June 14, 2013, at 2.57 p.m. GMT
The Man of Steel promotion has moved on to a rainy London, where the Superman reboot had its premiÃ¨re yesterday at the Empire Leicester Square, in the home country of lead actor Henry Cavill.
Amy Adams, wearing a strapless Valentino gown, says she agrees with ITN’s sentiment that Cavill is ‘the hottest man on the planet’ and that has some qualities in common with Lois Lane, namely that she is ‘very determined, very sassy, I don’t take no for an answer.’ However, she says that she could not be a reporter, because, ‘I’m not good at pushing past a barrier. If some body sets a boundary for me, I want to respect it.’
Cavill says he has similarities to Kal-El: ‘He’s always trying to do the right thing. He doesn’t always get it right, but his intentions are always honest and good.’ If he had a second identity, Cavill says he would consider joining the armed forces, but was less sure about how he would change the world if given the wish.
Directorâproducer couple, Zack and Deborah Snyder, meanwhile, have an umbrella malfunction in the videos below. Director Zack Snyder revealed that Cavill was the only actor screen-tested, though producer Deborah Snyder points out that there was a considerably lengthy search process prior to that. ‘We scoured the ends of the earth to find him,’ she reveals, but notes that he has ‘charisma’.
The director found Cavill ‘earnest’ and easy to work with. He adds, ‘It’s a big immigration story. It’s also a story where if you feel like you’re different or if you don’t fit in, you yourself are important, and that’s what Henry brings to it.’
Filmmakers are having another crack at DC Comics’ Superman, as Man of Steel has its world premiÃ¨re, with the first non-American to play the cinematic lead, Henry Cavill.
The film had its premiÃ¨re in New York on Monday night, with the presence of Cavill, Kevin Costner (as Jonathan Kent), Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), and Laurence Fishburne.
In an interview, Jersey-born Cavill says there was a great deal of affection for the character, and he sensed that when donning the Superman costume.
He also notes that it did not take long for him to win the role, with a ‘remarkably short audition process. I did one audition, one screen test, Christmas was in between, which sort of lengthened it, and I had the movie within a month and a half, and that’s unheard of as far as my experience goes â¦ This time round, I just got lucky.’
The reboot has taken a darker, more serious tone to adapting the comic book’s origin story. The Dark Knightâs David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan were behind the latest version’s story, with Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) directing.
Early reviews have leaned toward the positive, with some appreciating the new movie’s darker and more dramatic tone, while some have bemoaned its humourlessness. Man of Steel opens June 14 in the US.
Ruby’s mini-collection, entitled Magic Hour, is perfect for those winter parties and a great injection of colour into your wardrobe.
Classic Breton-stripe T shirts and flirty print dresses and blouses make up the collection. Our favourites are the Magic Hour Bloom baby doll, with its winter floral pattern. This, paired with tights and fun heels, is the perfect little dress for any cocktail or winter wedding, while the Minnie blouse is perfect office-wear, with its flirty ruffles and playful polka dots injecting fun into your work or casual weekend outfit.
To mark the collection’s arrival in stores this Friday (June 7), Ruby has collaborated with director Isobel Dryburgh on a short film, which captures side-tracked youths meandering along in the wilderness.âSopheak Seng, Fashion and Beauty Editor
As Wellington gears up to Africa Day this Saturday, with a 12-hour celebration at the Wellington Town Hall beginning at 11.30 a.m., thereâs a distinctively non-African name behind the scenes doing the make-up for the fashion show on the day, as well as the smaller Taste of Africa event at Te Papa from 6 p.m. tonight (May 23).
Kareen D. Holland, whose business KD One recently opened at Morrison Kent House on The Terrace, is applying her extensive experience in film make-up to the community event.
KD Oneâs natural skin care and cosmetics stemmed from Hollandâs years in film, working with such luminaries as Wetaâs Sir Richard Taylor.
Working at Taste of Africa and Africa Day is Hollandâs way of giving back to the community, something she was keen to do ever since KD One opened last month.
Africa Day showcases African culture through dance, music, arts, crafts and cuisine. It is the first major cultural event for African communities in Wellington.
KD One was mentored by Lucire publisher Jack Yan as part of his work with Business Mentors New Zealand.