When Margot Robbie thought she was a good enough actress, she wrote US director Quentin Tarantino a fan letter. At the time, the 29-year-old Australian was working on her 2017 Oscar-nominated biopic I, Tonya, which she produced and starred in. She said at our interview at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills: "I did write him a letter just to let him know that I've loved his films as long as I can remember and that I would so love to see him work at some point. I think I offered to work in craft service or something just to get onto one of his sets. "I didn't even know if the letter would get to him. He asked for a meeting and that's when he told me about the project, which I think was in super, super early stages. It was another little while until I could read the script." The script was for the film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which opens here on Aug 15, and Tarantino offered her the part of the real-life model-actress Sharon Tate, whose gruesome, sensational murder is the … [Read more...] about Robbie wrote fan letter to Tarantino, got role in movie
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WITH Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in tow, Quentin Tarantino unveiled his latest opus in Cannes on Tuesday, a story about movie magic and acting pains that wowed many critics - at least in parts. Set in the late 1960s, when spaghetti westerns ruled the screen, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood was one of the most hotly anticipated premieres at the film showcase – not least because it only made it to the competition at the last minute. Tarantino, a Cannes darling, won the festival’s top Palme D’Or prize for Pulp Fiction 25 years ago, and his latest offering is not short of big names, with Australian actress Margot Robbie and Al Pacino also in the line-up. Centered on Ricky Dalton, a TV actor wracked by self-doubt played by DiCaprio, the film is a love letter to the world of cinema, from its glamorous parties to the highs and lows of being on set. Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Pitt, roam the studios of Hollywood, pondering their careers … [Read more...] about Tarantino rolls into Cannes with ode to cinema
By Caitlin Kenny The Kit Tues., May 14, 2019 Ever find yourself dreaming of a side hustle? Or maybe you’re already grinding it out for your fledgling company. Starting your own business promises a fun, exciting career — but getting there isn’t easy, a truth known well by Canada’s top female founders. Here, the minds behind Mejuri, Nudestix, Moroccanoil, Therma Kota and Michi share their best advice on how to be an entrepreneur in the fashion and beauty industry. Mejuri co-founder Noura Sakkijha The backstory: It was natural for Jordan-born Noura Sakkijha to get into the fine jewelry game, with her parents and grandparents already in the biz. But that’s where she split with the traditional: She set her sights on shaking up the industry. “Usually, jewelry brands talk to men buying for women; collections are barely refreshed throughout the year; and there is this huge assumption that jewelry is a purchase that requires an … [Read more...] about Want to start your own biz? These founders have advice
The growing trend for couples in Singapore is to wait until they are financially secure before they start a family. This often means they delay trying for a baby until their mid-30s. Learn more about the factors couples should consider when having a baby after 35 and the medical options available to help them conceive. TICKING BIOLOGICAL CLOCK Did you know that fertility in both men and women declines with age? A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and, as she gets older, the number and quality of her eggs decline. IMPACT OF STRESS “I’ve seen cases of couples who have failed to conceive despite IVF treatment, then become pregnant naturally when they stop trying or while on holiday as they let their guard down and take the focus off conceiving,” says Dr Lim. “A more relaxed mental state gives them a higher chance of getting pregnant.” FACING INFERTILITY AS A COUPLE As difficulties in conceiving isn’t solely a women’s issue, Dr Lim … [Read more...] about Trying for a Baby After 35? Things to Consider
By Brian Lee Crowley Justin Mohammed Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 Are the federal Liberals right to make it more difficult for immigrants and refugees to enter Canada from the United States? Brian Lee Crowley, managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, argues Yes, while Justin Mohammed, a human rights law and policy campaigner at Amnesty International, argues No. Yes, Canada would be right to tighten its borders, particularly with respect to those who have been entering Canada illegally. Unfortunately, while the government is making noises that it wants to do so, there is little evidence that those measures will be effective. Let’s begin with why it would make sense to toughen border controls. Canada’s highly successful postwar immigration policy, supported by an all-party political consensus and public opinion, has never been laissez-faire about who gets in. On the contrary. That admirable policy has always been premised on the idea that … [Read more...] about Is Canada right to tighten its border?