If you've been keeping up with our slew of set visit videos from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," you already know that actor Godfrey Gao, who plays the magical Magnus Bane, filmed his very first scene in the film sans pants. But you may not know the hysterical backstory behind the the skivvy scene.
Here, straight from the actor himself, is the rest of the tale of his first day on set (and in the breezy wardrobe):
"I had a rack of blazers to chose from, dress shirts, accessories, and I see a rack of underwear," Godfrey recalled. "It's like boxers, briefs, all sorts of styles and colors. And, you know, the stylist was like, 'Pick one. Whatever you like.' I was like, 'Can I have none of those? Can I have some pants on or something?' And the director, Harald [Zwart] walks in, and he was like, 'Those look pretty much like an outfit, the boxers with a heart shape or flowers on them.' He asked me, 'What kind of underwear are you wearing today?' And I said, 'Just some regular gray briefs, you know—just normal looking.' He said, 'Why don't you take off your pants and see what it looks like with the other outfits on.' I said, 'What? Are you serious?' So I showed him, and he was like, 'Cool. That's the outfit. We're going to use that."
Shailene Woodley's transformation into "The Fault in Our Stars" protagonist Hazel Lancaster has officially begun.
Late Friday evening, the actress posted an image of her new, much shorter 'do to Twitter.
Shailene and "TFiOS" author John Green had been hyping the cut for days, using the hash tags #itgrowsback and #hairforhazel to encourage fans to donate their locks to the charity Children With Hair Loss, just like the 21-year-old is doing.
In this weekend's "Austenland"—based on Shannon Hale's 2007 novel of the same name—Keri Russell plays a Jane Austen obsessive nursing a major crush on that rascally "Pride and Prejudice" rogue Mr. Darcy. Her obsession inspires a stay at an Austen-themed resort, where she hopes to find a love interest of her own.
In real life, Keri admits that Jane Austen wasn't as much a looming figure in her formative years as was a certain teen detective.
"I think Nancy Drew was a little bigger in my life than Jane Austen," Keri told MTV News' Josh Horowitz of the Carolyn Keene-penned heroine. "She's a teenage detective. What's cooler than that? I mean, Nancy Drew was just super-cool ... I read every single one of those books. I loved it."
Dust off your halo and fluff up those wings, angels—we've got some heavenly casting news for you. According to Deadline, the long-gestating big-screen adaptation of Lauren Kate's young-adult novel "Fallen" has landed two leads: Addison Timlin and Jeremy Irvine!
Addison, whom you may recognize from Showtime's "Californication," will play Luce, while Jeremy of "War Horse" fame will portray Luce's enigmatic love interest Daniel.
Author Lauren took to her blog to hype the news, writing, "Their audition tapes are thrilling. I know you are going to love them on the big screen. Stay tuned for a Cam announcement..." SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
by Jessica Bloustein Marshall
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any Darcy-worshipper in possession of a free evening must be in want of a romantic comedy.
Behold, such a thing to fill you with felicity and merriment—"Austenland," a new rom-com about an average Jane (Keri Russell) with an unhealthy predilection for all things Jane Austen, who takes her obsession to a whole new level when she takes off for a Jane Austen-themed getaway to England. She sets off with an I <3 Mr. Darcy tote bag and high hopes of landing the Mr. Darcy of her dreams.
With "Austenland" hitting select theaters this weekend, here are five things you should do before seeing it.
Merry Mundanes: Just six sleeps stand between us and the theatrical debut of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," based on the best-selling urban fantasy by Cassandra Clare! And with the release oh-so close, Sony has released another brand-new clip (via Yahoo!), featuring stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan.
In this scene we find our heroes stumbling into an abandoned church that doubles as the Shadowhunter Institute. (Pretty cool how it magically appears as the facade melts away, huh?) Clary stumbles upon entering, succumbing to the demon bite she sustained during an earlier ruckus. She makes a feeble attempt at a joke about Jace rending his garments to bandage her wound, with the bad boy responding in his characteristically snarky manner: "If you wanted me to take off my clothes, you should have just asked."
Millions of Edward Cullen enthusiasts know Stephenie Meyer as the woman behind their literary love, but the "Twilight" author's taken a bit of a break from her own writing to bring another author's novel to the big screen.
Enter "Austenland," the 2007 novel by Stephenie's friend Shannon Hale. The story follows 30-something Jane Hayes, who is so enamored of "Pride and Prejudice" suitor Mark Darcy that she takes to an Austen-themed retreat to try and experience the "real thing" for herself. Stephenie knew the story would be perfect for the silver screen, so she created her Fickle Fish production company to make it happen.
"It came about kind of backwards," Stephenie explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "I read it years and years ago, I think before 'New Moon' was out, and really loved it, and just said, 'Oh, this is so great. It'd be such a great movie. We should do that some day,' because I'm friends with the author. And she's like, 'Totally, in 10 years with a camcorder, we'll go to England and just film it on the fly. And then [screenwriter/director] Jerusha Hess got involved, and then we were like, 'Now we're professional! Now it's really going to happen with real cameras!'"
After a tantalizing taste, we can finally (fully) bite into the first trailer for "Vampire Academy," thanks to a first look on Yahoo!
Ahead of its premiere, author Richelle Mead speculated via Twitter that most reactions would be along the lines of "!!!omg*flail*!!!mustwatchagain!!!" and, well, it's like she can read our minds or something. The trailer boasts plenty of fan-favorite moments, and we certainly have our own list of scenes we took a shine to.
To that end, keep reading after the jump for the five things we loved most about this first look at "Vampire Academy"!
The big-screen adaptation of "The Fault in Our Stars" is looking a bit shifty these days, isn't it? Ha! Hahaha! Bwahahahaaaa! ...Yeah, okay, but we had to. Because the dish from The Wrap is that Sam Trammell, the figurative (and occasionally literal!) silver fox of Bon Temps, is joining the cast of the much-anticipated teen tearjerker in the role of Hazel's dad.
For the uninitiated, "The Fault in Our Stars" is the story of Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two teenagers who fall in love while both are battling cancer. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are starring, and Sam will be joining Laura Dern as the other half of Hazel's parental unit—a nice chance for him to show off his range as an actor in a role that's a little more family-manly (and a world that's a little less gory, sexy and supernatural) than the one he inhabits on "True Blood,"
A tormented rockstar, a boundary-pushing relationship, and a slick and sexy guitarist who isn't quite what he seems: Sounds exciting, doesn't it? So it's no surprise that we're seriously stoked for the September release of "Plush," a movie which contains all these things and then some, and for which we've got an EXCLUSIVE poster debut for your viewing pleasure! Feast your eyes on Emily Browning as rock musician Hayley, the leading lady of this upcoming thriller from "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke.
Ooooh, pretty. Hayley's sparkly sunglasses can be seen reflecting the handsome faces of Xavier Samuel and Cam Gigandet—and you just know they're also hiding a pair of haunted eyes, amirite?