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Tessa Thompson loved her character’s wardrobe in ‘Sylvie’s Love’.

The 37-year-old actress stars in the titular role in the romantic drama – which is set in the 1950s – and she loved the experience of wearing vintage dresses in the flick.

Tessa said: “They were actual clothes from the 1950s, we had no money so to capture the period we just used a lot of vintage clothes. We had some beautiful, exquisite pieces but we also had literally the smell of history on them!

“I took a couple of the pointy bras home and thought I would bring that aesthetic back, but I haven’t quite managed it!”

The movie features Tessa as Sylvie as she falls for musician Robert Hunter (Nnamdi Asomugha) and she expressed her delight in making a classic Hollywood romance featuring two black stars in the lead roles.

She said: “We wanted to make a film in the style of a classic Hollywood love story centred around two black characters, which hasn’t been done nearly enough.”

Tessa plays Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and confessed that she is yet to steal anything from the set. However, she is planning to replicate her ‘Thor’ co-star Chris Hemsworth by snatching some memorabilia in the future.

Asked about stealing Marvel props on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Tessa said: “No, because I am not Chris Hemsworth!

“I am going to steal something next time though because I feel relatively certain I have another couple (of films) before they can fire me, so I am pretty safe!”

‘The Graham Norton Show’ airs on BBC One on Friday (11.12.20) at 10.45pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.



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Phil Spector | Phil Spector dies aged 81 of coronavirus complications

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Phil Spector has died aged 81 of coronavirus complications.

The legendary music producer – who worked with some of the world’s biggest artists including Tina Turner, The Beatles and The Ramones and was the creator of The Wall of Sound music production formula – passed away on Saturday (16.01.21), four weeks after he was diagnosed with the virus.

Spector was serving a 19-year sentence in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson when he passed away. He was diagnosed with the virus a month ago and had received treatment in hospital before being returned to the prison after recovering well. However, he had reportedly been complaining of trouble breathing and was rushed back to hospital, where he passed away, TMZ reports.

He started his career in high school, where he produced the song ‘To Know Him is To Love Him’, by the Teddy Bears. After that, he went on to produce a number of hit songs including ‘You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling’, ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘You’re My Soul and Inspiration’ by The Righteous Brothers as well as ‘Be My Baby’ by The Ronettes and The Crystals’ ‘He’s a Rebel’. He also worked a lot with The Beatles and produced their final album, ‘Let It Be’, including the title track and ‘The Long and Winding Road’, as well as some of John Lennon‘s solo work including ‘Instant Karma’ and ‘Imagine’.

However, he was most well known for creating the Wall of Sound technique, which he had described as the “Wagnerian approach to rock ‘n’ roll”. It led him to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.



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Jason Donovan | Jason Donovan open to another Kylie Minogue duet

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Jason Donovan would “never say never” to another duet with Kylie Minogue.

The ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’ hitmaker is proud of how “iconic” their collaboration ‘Especially For You’ – which was released in 1987, shortly after their ‘Neighbours’ alter egos Scott and Charlene got married – has proven to be and he’s open to trying to replicate its success again in the future.

Asked about the possibility of another duet, he said: “Look, never say never.

“It’s such an iconic moment, probably more so than Scott and Charlene, our characters in the show, because it lived on through radio and video.

“You don’t necessarily see our episodes repeated but the song does pop up a lot. All I can say is I’m so lucky. I genuinely pinch myself and go, ‘wow’.

“It was such a big thing for many people, including myself, to have made that mark, and a soundtrack to people’s lives.

“Not many people get that chance and it’s all about timing.

“I was in the right place at the right time with an ambition and a little bit of talent and I just went for it.”

Jason admitted he’s kept a lot of memorabilia from his pop peak, even though he knows it’s not something other people would do.

He told Heat magazine: “I know a lot of people in a similar position to me tend to throw a lot of that stuff out.

“I sort of understand that, but I’ve kept posters and I’ve kept discs. I’ve even kept letters from people and all sorts.

“Even if they’re not important to anyone but me, it doesn’t really matter. I like that I’ve got them.”



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KT Tunstall | KT Tunstall “self-sabotaged” her own career.

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KT Tunstall thinks she “self-sabotaged” her career.

The ‘Suddenly I See’ hitmaker always wanted to be a musician but didn’t know how to “handle” overnight success because she hated being famous and the pressures that came from being a well-known artist.

She told the Big Issue magazine: “I would tell that young girl, the young me, stick to your guns, use your gut and don’t hold it all in when you’re feeling upset.

“I think there was an element of self-sabotage in the way I handled things because I didn’t really like being famous.

“It really was a case of overnight success – after I did Jools Holland in 2004 everything changed. It went crazy.

“I was never a magazine cover artist, and I didn’t really want to be and that’s not very helpful if you want to be a rock star. So I didn’t really use the power I had.

“I remember telling myself, nothing will really change. But of course it did.

“Everybody hanging on tenterhooks waiting to see where the next album is going to chart. Being told I couldn’t delay my second record because it was going to make somebody’s share prices drop. That’s not what I wanted.”

The 45-year-old star wishes she could relive the night in 2006 when she won the British Female Solo Artist accolade at the Brit Awards because it meant so much to herself and her parents.

She said: “If I could go back and re-live any moment in my life, I would go back to the Brits in 2006.

“It had been such a long road, and really tough with my family, too. They’d been very worried about me.

“We were at odds for a long time because I was pursuing this career they just didn’t think was going to work.

“But they were at the Brits with me, I have this amazing photo of my dad – he’s passed away now – but in this photo he has this really smug smile on his face, holding my Brit above his head.

“Prince was playing, and my mum turned to me, and she goes, he’s good, isn’t he?

“I met all these incredible artists that I loved. And I won the category I was in alongside Kate Bush and PJ Harvey! I said I was gonna break the head off and give it to Kate Bush.

“And I met Jimmy Page and he said he loved my boots. What an amazing, amazing night and I had such a good time. I’d love to do it all again.”



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