• Secure your account

    A friendly reminder to our users, please make sure your account is safe. Make sure you update your password and have an active email address to recover or change your password.

  • Xenforo Cloud has scheduled an upgrade to XenForo version 2.2.16. This will take place on or shortly after the following date and time: Jul 05, 2024 at 05:00 PM (PT) There shouldn't be any downtime, as it's just a maintenance release. More info here

Hugh and Halle in Mexico Today

narrows101

Guest
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
5,039
Reaction score
0
Points
31
http://tonight.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=3247579&fSectionId=347&fSetId=251

Hugh and Halle meet Mexican fans at X-Men premiere May 16, 2006

By Kimberly Chase

Mexico City - Hollywood stars Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman said on Monday that they hope their new film - X-Men: The Last Stand - will inspire Latin American audiences to be true to themselves and to value their heritage.

Berry spoke of empowering people of colour through the movie, which has a diverse cast of characters and debuts in Mexican theatres on May 26.

"I think we have to continue to force people to accept us for who we are and the way we are," she told journalists at a Mexico City hotel.

Wearing an embroidered yellow halterneck top and with loose, brown curls falling over her shoulders, Berry said the Monday night showing would be her first time viewing the movie from start to finish.

"I'm going to see it tonight at the Mexican premiere with all the fans," she said. "I'm really excited."

Directed by Brett Ratner, the film is the third in a series based on the X-Men comic books about mutant super-heroes and villains whose special abilities make them feared by the world's human majority.

Berry said she wanted to depict a strong woman in her portrayal of Storm, who has the ability to control the weather. Berry added that she fought to keep faithful to the comic book version of Storm, which she felt was stronger and more interesting than in the original screenplay.

"If I'm only on camera for five minutes, that's fine, but let it be five meaningful minutes," she said. "It's not fun to play a woman who does nothing."

Jackman, who portrays the metal-clawed Wolverine, said he also felt the movie could empower audiences and in particular help adolescents feel confident about themselves.

"They should follow what their instincts are," he said.

Jackman added that he thought the film's action and special effects would "resonate" with fans involved in Mexico's comic book culture.

The Australian actor said he'd be interested in continuing the role of Wolverine, but Berry said that after playing Storm in the three X-Men movies and the title role in 2004's Catwoman, she hoped for a more ordinary role in her next film.

"I think I'm done," she said. "I'm fresh out of super-heroes at this point." - Sapa-AP

watermark.jpg
 
I'm glad to see Halle actually happy to promote this film and with the role she deserves! I only wish that was Marsden standing beside her! It's sad now looking at that photo when in X1 there was 4 main X-Men(Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops and Jean) but now in X3 2 are dead. It's gonna be emotional!:(
 
Storm22 said:
I'm glad to see Halle actually happy to promote this film and with the role she deserves! I only wish that was Marsden standing beside her! It's sad now looking at that photo when in X1 there was 4 main X-Men(Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops and Jean) but now in X3 2 are dead. It's gonna be emotional!:(
Ditto.
 
More pics courtesy of Getty Images.ROLO fans will like these:)

576192901ql.jpg

576193382it.jpg

576192647yl.jpg

576193249hy.jpg

Mexico City, MEXICO: US actors Halle Berry (R) and Hugh Jackman in front of a X-MEN banner during a press conference in Mexico City 15 May, 2006. The X-MEN movie will open in theatres in Mexico on May 26th. AFP PHOTO/Susana GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
 
I'm happy Halle seems excited about this film. Slightly bummed that she doesn't want to do another one, Though I can't blame her. It's just going to hard to get a sequel when Storm is left being the leader.
 
Storm22 said:
I'm glad to see Halle actually happy to promote this film and with the role she deserves! I only wish that was Marsden standing beside her! It's sad now looking at that photo when in X1 there was 4 main X-Men(Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops and Jean) but now in X3 2 are dead. It's gonna be emotional!:(

I Agree :(
 
fallenAngel said:
I'm happy Halle seems excited about this film. Slightly bummed that she doesn't want to do another one, Though I can't blame her. It's just going to hard to get a sequel when Storm is left being the leader.
Correction;)
In New York, the band of merry mutants spent the weekend promoting the latest installment of the X-Men franchise. This latest storyline deals with a "cure" that has been created for the mutants in order to become regular human beings.

Halle Berry was on hand to talk about Storm and her much enhanced role this time around. In the last two X-Men films, Storm was basically wallpaper, she didn't do much except for decorate the background.

In the Last Stand, Berry steps up and takes hold of the reigns and really shows us how amazingly cool Storm can really be. Come on, she can control the weather stop laughing.

Here is what she had to say,

Would she be interested in appearing in any future X-Men spin off series such as a storyline involving the young mutants?

She said absolutely. She feels her character has really evolved into someone who can handle a position of leadership. (you will understand why this is when you see the film)


Halle Berry is totally excited that she has a lot more to do in this film. She would definately be interested in coming and working on any future X-Men features as a mentor and leader to the young mutants.

When asked about Catwoman, she says she is done with comic book characters. She will not take on any other roles comic book roles. However, she would go back and do Catwoman again. She thinks that Catwoman is a very strong character that could be great if done right. And the storyline would have to avoid problems such as having weak villains, like a woman whose face shattered. She feels the character has a lot more to explore.
Source: http://www.iesb.net/fox2006/051206b.php

BTW i think the folks from IESB are wrong Storm being wallpaper in the first 2 films (she didn't do anything). Maybe they're just sucking up so they could interview her.
 
I don't like seeing that Halle and Hugh are the only ones being spotted promoting the movie at these premieres...:(
 
WorthyStevens4 said:
I don't like seeing that Halle and Hugh are the only ones being spotted promoting the movie at these premieres...:(
Hugh Jackman-Halle Berry got top billing, remember?
 
Retroman said:
Hugh Jackman-Halle Berry got top billing, remember?

I know, but where's Ian, James, Rebecca, Patrick, Anna, Shawn, Ben, Kelsey, Ellen? :(
 
WorthyStevens4 said:
I know, but where's Ian, James, Rebecca, Patrick, Anna, Shawn, Ben, Kelsey, Ellen? :(
They'll do promotion, don't worry. I think Rebecca said everybody will do their bit. Some will split up in groups over the world.
 
WorthyStevens4 said:
I know, but where's Ian, James, Rebecca, Patrick, Anna, Shawn, Ben, Kelsey, Ellen? :(
Anna and Shawn were promoting the film in San Francisco. Ian has another film to promote but will be at Cannes. I've been wondering why we have seen Patrick Stewart - he hasn't even shown up on british tv.
 
Aw, both Hugh and Halle look gorgeous. Thanks, Retro.
 
Fanticon said:
AHH! sounds good to me Ahh...whats with all the Ahh between Ahh's:eek:

sounds like she really liked it:) :up: this is good news too...1hr50mins but that means 7mins of credits:down :(

1 hour and 50 minutes is without credits. 2 hours total.
 
Downhere said:
1 hour and 50 minutes is without credits. 2 hours total.

Where did it say the film is 1hr 50min without credits? Is this speculation or have my dreams finally come true?lol
 
Retroman said:
They'll do promotion, don't worry. I think Rebecca said everybody will do their bit. Some will split up in groups over the world.
So, will we ever see them together in one big group?
 
Mr Lex Luthor said:
So, will we ever see them together in one big group?
Probably at Cannes. The movie is shown there on Monday.
 
They look great. Halle and Hugh have come a loooooong way from the B and C-list stars they were when 2000's X-Men came out. :up:
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
200,712
Messages
21,790,835
Members
45,617
Latest member
BadlyDrawnKano
Back
Top
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"