We’ve already begun squealing about the return of Jim Carrey in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone after the actor’s virtually acting-free 2012…and, um, those other years before that. That’s when we realized that a ton of our favorite celebs will be all over our big and small screens in 2013 (not to mention our internets, with all their interviews and such) after a dry spell. For example, according to IMDb, this year Carrie star Chloe Moretz and Oz the Great and Powerful lead James Franco return in seven and six film projects respectively. Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara have both been off the scene since 2010′s Black Swan and 2011′s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And Michael Cera? More Arrested Development means more sweet, sweet George Michael for your eyeballs.
Of course, some of these celebs seemed like they never left the limelight (see also: James Franco). Did you know Melissa McCarthy was in only one film in 2012? In Vanessa Hudgens‘ and Dwayne Johnson‘s case, it was the same film. (We didn’t know if either of them would bounce back from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but here we are.) Check the gallery below to find out more about their respective upcoming projects, and what other celebs we cannot wait to see more of this year.
You know what the Academy Awards have been missing recently? Adorableness. That all might change if Beasts of The Southern Wildactress Quvenzhane Wallis gets nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. According to Hit Fix (as well as anyone who actually saw Beasts Of The Southern Wild) 9-year-old Wallis’ turn as the protagonist Hushpuppy could make her the youngest actress to win that particular award. Which got us thinking about all the child nominees and winners that came before. Why can’t the Oscars be entirely child actors and actresses? Ratings would go through the roof! Someone make a call to Bruce Vilanch, and in the meantime we’ll look back at kid nominees from Jodie Foster to Haley Joel Osment to Shirley Temple.
Olive, who let you grow up? We know we’ve been agog at the newly grown-up Abigail Breslin before, but can we say how struck we are by Tyler Shields‘ glam new portraits of the Little Miss Sunshine actress? Somehow Abigail Breslin has been in the lime light during the most awkward years of any human beings life (approximately age 11 to 13) and managed to look adorbs the entire time. Check out our A.B. gallery below if you don’t believe us. Abigail never looked like we did in middle school. Never.
Divergent may be the most anticipated book-to-movie adaptation since The Hunger Games got its turn last year (though The Fault in Our Stars is surely a close second). With a release date of March 21, 2014, announced yesterday and rumors that Limitless director Neil Bruger is attached to the project, all we need now are a couple of pretty faces to obsess over. The roles of 16-year-old Tris and her love interest, Four, are sure to be a big get for any actor and we already have a few favorites already in mind. So does Twitter, where people are constantly proclaiming their love for certain stars they see fit for the leads. Let’s discuss some of our favorites here at VH1 Celeb headquarters, and then we want you to tell us who you envision getting their Dauntless on on the big screen.
Taissa Farmiga is my number one pick to play Tris, and I even have the author’s approval on this one. Veronica Roth once replied to my tweet about Taissa as Tris with “ooh. She’s spot on, looks wise.” Not only does she completely embody Tris physically, but her raw and vulnerable performance on American Horror Story proves she’s got the acting chops, too. Our friend and NextMovie editor Breanne Heldman loves Molly Quinn, telling Hollywood Crush, “Molly has a sass and intelligence that’s also so totally Tris.” Castle fans, do you agree?
Like we’re going to pretend we didn’t enjoy seeing Katherine Heigl slap Jon Bon Jovi in the full New Year’s Eve trailer. You know we’re not made of stone. While the movie is still overstuffed with celebrities from Ashton Kutcher to Zac Efron, and Michelle Pfeiffer‘s wig still looks like it crawled out of a drainage ditch behind the mop factory, it’s hard not to like a film that’s basically 90 minutes of witty banter leading up to a bunch of A-lister smooching and falling in love. Count us in! Oh, except for the part when Abigail Breslin shows off her brasserie to her horrified mother Sarah Jessica Parker for no apparent reason. What was that about? Girl child is 15!
When Vanity Fair throws a party, everybody comes. So it was no surprise that when they threw a party at the Tribeca Film Festival, celebrities, old and new, and of every profession turned up. Young Hollywood was ably repp’d by Anna Kendrick and Abigail Breslin. Hollywood royalty, on the other hand, included the likes of Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken and director, Ron Howard.
There were designers (Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg), rappers (Pharrell) and supermodels (Helena Christensen) that went as far back as Lauren Hutton, even! From the miscellaneous lot, Jerry Seinfeld, Zach Braff, Martha Stewart, Ed Burns, and Emily Mortimer showed up. Take a look at our gallery to watch the motley crew arriving at the do.
When did this happen? We’ve always known Abigail Breslin as Olive in Little Miss Sunshine! Or more recently Zoe in No Reservations—we don’t expect you to have watched that, but we did, and loved it. In our minds that’s how little Abigail stayed! So imagine our awe when we saw these photographs of the 14-year-old actress looking so grown up and lovely playing Sarah Jessica Parker‘s daughter in New Years Eve. Wow! Safe to say we never looked like that in our early teens. We’re so excited to see where her career’s going to go from here. We have a feeling it’s up. FYI: Abby’s birthday’s coming up in April, so happy happies to her.
Moretz gave an interview to L.A. Times in which she said “I read all of the books. I’d die to play Katniss. It’s such a cool role.” However, even though she’s enthusiastic she says she “hasn’t been in talks about it yet.” When TheFABLife created its Hunger Games dream cast, we actually pegged her for the Katniss’ sister Prim since she’s a bit younger. Breslin on the other hand, hasn’t played as many action roles as Moretz which makes her a less obvious choice, but she recently told MTV “I’m a huge fan of the books…. It’s amazing, obviously it would be great [to be in the film]. ” When asked which role in the series she would choose, Breslin responded “Obviously Katniss.” We had never considered Breslin before, but she’s thrown an intriguing twist into our dream cast. What say you, Hunger Games fans? Preference for either of these two, or are they both too young to play our semi-starved, love-triangled hero?
Maybe we need to just get over the fact that Abigail Breslin is no longer the same little girl who starred in Little Miss Sunshine. Still, we can’t help but be surprised at how stylish and mature she looks at the premiere for her latest film, Rango, co-starring Johnny Depp. Looks like our favorite young fashion icon Chloe Moretz might have some competition now that Breslin is starting to dial up the style. (And please note that even though this outfit is similar Vanessa Hudgens’ blazer-on-top-of-minidress look earlier, Breslin doesn’t overdo the shine.) Check out Breslin and her Rango co-stars on the red carpet in our gallery below.
Cameron Diaz might play a mom onscreen in My Sister’s Keeper, but offscreen she’s more like “family friend who is also a truck driver.” While working on the film, Diaz took to giving swearing lessons to her on-screen daughter, Abigail Breslin so that Breslin would be a seasoned f-bomber.
While filming, Diaz said: “I did teach Abby how to say the f-word. I taught her how to drop the f-bomb in every way possible. I said, ‘You’re a child in an adult’s world. I can’t be a child for you.’ When she didn’t swear, I said, ‘You’re starting to offend me, Abby. If you don’t start swearing every three words then I will fine you.’” So like, a swear jar for when you don’t swear.
Breslin, who is 13, seems so pure and adorable, it’s hard to imagine little Olive from Little Miss Sunshine getting all Tarantino on us, but even her mother was on board with the dirty words. Diaz went on to explain, “I even told her mother that I was teaching her to swear and she said, ‘It’s about time.’” [Source: Hollyscoop; Photo: Getty Images]