Glenn Close believes the MeToo movement helped her gain her role in the new film The Wife
The film sees Glenn play Joan Castleman, a writer who shelves her dreams to support her Nobel Prizewinning author husband, Joe (Jonathan Pryce).
And discussing why The Wife – which Meg Wolitzer had written the book for and for which Jane Anderson had penned the screenplay 14 years ago – took so long to go from script to screen, the 71-yearold told Day & Night: “I think it’s incredible that the film has come out now.
“A movie called The Wife starring a woman with a woman trying to produce it, took 14 years to make. That represents why we need a ‘MeToo movement’.”
Speaking at London’s Somerset House which hosted the movie’s UK premiere, film, the Fatal Attraction star added: “But we’re also here having done the film, having represented what I hope will lead to more of these kinds of movies.”
And for the Tony Award-winning actress, it has been gratifying to hear people praise this latest work, calling it an important and compelling story.
“In a lot of screenings I’ve heard people say this is like the kind of movie that used to be made. It’s a human story and it’s something you can intellectually get involved in.
“To be a part of that, and if that’s a movement: fabulous! There are many reasons why we need to inspire people and comfort each other.”
The Wife will open in cinemas on September 2.
Denzel Washington plans to continue making films for 20 years
Denzel Washington plans to keep going in film for W another 20 years after calling it a day on drink.
The Academy Award winner told Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 show that when he turned 60 he chose to begin his alcohol abstinence, explaining: “When I turned 60 I said that’s enough. You know: been there, done that. And I want to maximise my potential.”
The 63-year-old added: “If life is four quarters I’m in the fourth quarter. So the only way you get overtime is to at least be tied. If you’re winning, you’re winning but I just don’t have the time to waste.”
Meanwhile, Denzel said that he looks to movie veterans and Clint Eastwood for inspiration.
Robert Redford “Redford just retired at 81, Eastwood at 83, so I’ve got about 20 years left.”
Casey Affleck has finally addressed his behaviour on the set of 2010 mockumentary I’m Still Here – which he produced and directed – after two women filed lawsuits against him including one for sexual harassment.
Talking about the crisis, which saw him having to relinquish presenting the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars, the 42-yearold says: “I behaved in away and allowed others to behave in away that was really unprofessional. And I’m sorry.
“I have two boys so I want to be in a world where grown men model compassion and decency and also contrition when it’s called for.”
The 2017 Best Actor Academy Award winner saw two former co-workers file civil lawsuits over his alleged lewd behaviour on set, including forcing himself upon colleagues in bed.
Magdalena Gorka sued him for $2.25million (£1.76million) citing “intentional infliction of emotional distress” and “breach of oral contract” but settled out of court.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor is pregnant with her fifth child
Sophie Ellis Bextor is pregnant with her fifth child. The singer, who has four sons with husband Richard Jones, confirmed she is expecting to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet shortly but doesn’t know if this will be a boy or girl.
Discussing her new album the 39-year-old, who is the daughter of former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, said: “The album will come out around the same time as my fifth infant because I’m having my fifth baby. Mental!”
When asked if it gets easier with this being her fifth she replied: “No, I don’t think it does but I think you get more relaxed with the chaos.
“I’ve just had a week away with Richard and five kids because our eldest brought a mate. I took a book, which now seems like the most optimistic thing I could have done because it didn’t even get opened.”
Richard Gere is expecting his first child with his wife Alejandra Silva
It’s proving to be a rather eventful time for Richard Gere. It was recently revealed he is expecting his first child with 35-year-old wife Alejandra Silva and now he is being considered as a Democratic Party candidate in New York State.
The current congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is now running to become a state attorney next month and if he wins will have to vacate his seat, which is where 68-yearold Richard could fill in.
Joe DeStefano, Mayor of Middletown in the same region, thinks the Pretty Woman star could be a good fit, saying: “Richard Gere’s name is being whispered among Democrats. We’ll see what he’s made of.”
Watch this space.