PERRIE RUBBISHES BREAKUP RUMOURS
Singer Perrie Edwards says her relationship with boyfriend and footballer Alex Oxladechamberlain is not going through a crisis. Rumours about their fall out emerged after the couple both remained silent on social media in the middle of Alex’s football transfer to Liverpool FC. However, Edwards has denied any such claims and has said she is proud of him, reports Dailymail.co.uk. The couple have been together since November 2016, are prepared to work harder for their now long distance relationship. Perrie is “proud” of Alex’s career move. She says, “I don’t think it will be difficult. It’s going to be different — but that’s not a problem. We’ll be fine. I’m just really happy for him and very proud.”
English actor Thandie Newton, star of popular films like The Pursuit of Happyness, Mission Impossible 2, and Crash, has been nominated for an Emmy award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Maeve Millay in American science fiction show, Westworld. In an interview, Newton discusses the show, her love for sci-fi series and more. Excerpts:
What attracted you to Westworld? The first time I met Jonathan [Nolan] and Lisa [Joy], I was like, listen guys, I’m intrigued by this because Jonathan is brilliant. But then I read the pilot and I had to say, sorry, but it feels like there are situations of sexual violence and actual violence. But I knew that with these two, there had to be a purpose behind it.
Have you always been a fan of sci-fi and westerns, as genres? I never thought I was a sci-fi fan. But then, Jonathan and Lisa asked me if I had seen any Sergio Leone films. So there I was, watching Once Upon A Time in the West, and it was exquisite. It was a great lesson about my own intolerance, and it was a lovely step into Westworld.
They didn’t give us all the scripts at once. We had to think about the audience. THANDIE NEWTON, ACTOR
How did you prepare for a series that doesn’t shy away from issues of sex and violence? When I read the pilot script, there was so much that I was horrified by – the violence, the depravity. But the whole point of it is to shock us into the awareness that this is what we do to each other. You have to establish the depravity, show the extreme of what we can do to each other, so you can then comment on it.