Julia in the UK

Julia recently visited London where she spoke to Cosmo UK and headed to the ITV studios …

It’s been a whole SIXTEEN YEARS since 10 Things I Hate About Youburst onto our screens and thrust a long-haired Heath Ledger singing on the school bleachers into our lives. Sigh.

We loved watching Julia Stiles play angsty, non-comformist Kat Stratford – and as she was in London to promote her new series Blue, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask her aaaaalll about it…

How do you feel looking back on ‘10 Things…’ today?
I’m so grateful to have been in that movie. It was my first big break, and such a fun part. I have so many good memories from filming, but I don’t really like to watch it back. They’re still talking about it so many years later, that’s really lucky and I’m fortunate to be a part of it.

Er, why?
If you could imagine a home video of your seventeen-year-old self, broadcast for all the world to see, you might feel slightly uncomfortable, too. I was such a baby.

What were the most enjoyable parts of filming?
Just being teenagers away from home, making a movie over the summer, it was ridiculous. It was such a special experience because it was so raw, and we were so unfiltered, all of us in the cast. There was something innocent and pure about that time.

We’ve heard the tears at the end of your ’10 Things I Hate About You’ reading were real – were they?
They were not intentional. On some level I knew that I was supposed to be somewhat emotional, because when we did the table read I remember I just said the poem, and I could have been reciting the phone book.

But [when it came to filming] I never expected that I was going to start crying. I don’t know why I did, whether it connected to something going on at the time, or if I was just overwhelmed by the whole experience of making my first big movie.

You must be proud of how far your co-stars have come since that film?
I’m so proud of so many. Joseph Gordon Levitt is an amazing musician and what he’s done with Hitrecord is really, really interesting. David Krumholtz [who played Michael] is on a successful TV show, and Larisa Oleynik [Bianca] has blossomed into a lovely young woman. The only caveat to that is, obviously, it’s really sad what happened to Heath Ledger. It’s a little bittersweet.

You’re a proud feminist – how was it playing a character who was, in many ways, the first fictional feminist in the genre?
Kat was really angst ridden too. [Nowadays] I feel like, on the one hand obviously there’s so much to be grateful for; women can vote, can have jobs, be self-reliant. But sometimes I wonder how far we’ve come – I could wax political forever but I know I’ll get in trouble for it.

In your new project, Blue, you play a mum to a pre-teen son, who works as an accountant by day but an escort by night…
Yeah – It was a challenge for me, but a welcome challenge. As much as there’s a dark humour with the way that we show her life, it’s also really sad what she’s dealing with. Yeah, so sometimes you take that home with you.

You can watch Julia in ‘Blue’ on Lifetime TV (Freeview channel 238, Virgin Media channel 242, and Sky channel 156) from Monday 2nd March at 10pm.

“Constellations” Broadway Opening Night

Julia attended the Broadway opening night of Constellations last night (Jan 13th) she posed for a few photos in front of the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where other celebrities such as Kirstie Alley, Josh Hamilton and Jason Biggs were also sighted.

Constellations stars Jake Gyllenhaal who makes his Broadway debut, although he has performed in an off-Broadway production before alongside Ruth Wilson, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in Showtime’s The Affair, plays his romantic interest.

The thought-provoking play by Nick Payne centers around one relationship and the ways it could evolve across parallel universes.

Out of the Dark in Cinemas February 27th 2015

Last month JoBlo brought us the effectively creepy international trailer for Lluís Quílez’s supernatural thriller OUT OF THE DARK, which stars Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea, and today we have word on when you finally expect to check it out in theaters as well as a look at the film’s poster.

Sarah Harriman’s (Stiles) family has relocated from London to a small town in Colombia to take over her father’s business. Moving into a beautiful old home and having her father nearby, their new life in Santa Clara seems like a promising place to raise their young daughter Hannah. But Sarah and her husband, Paul (Speedman), soon learn of an ancient legend that haunts the town and has created a culture where ghosts have become the answer to anything that goes wrong.

As they settle into their new surroundings Hannah begins to act strangely, wandering off into the jungle as if following something, and suddenly falls ill. When Sarah and Paul begin to see disfigured ghost-like creatures around the house Hannah disappears, sending them on a frantic search to find her. As they delve deeper into the town’s superstitions they discover a shocking secret about their family and must uncover the truth in order to save their daughter.

OUT OF THE DARK arrives in theaters February 27 from Vertical Entertanment. Vertical’s Rich Goldberg says that “Out of the Dark is much more than it seems on the surface. We think it will surprise genre fans with its ability to reach beyond just the scares and great storytelling and have a thought-provoking motif that will stay with them well after they see it.” Sounds good to me! In the meantime check out the new poster, here.

Julia Stiles as Jessica on The Mindy Project Christmas Episode s03e11

Julia Stiles is the latest big name ready to visit The Mindy Project, and she’s making a move on one of its taken men: Morgan (Ike Barinholtz)! We’ve got your first look at her upcoming guest appearance on the Fox sitcom, which finds her playing an old friend of Danny (Chris Messina) who happens to have a hoarding problem. Hey, no one’s perfect.

Set to make her debut in the annual “Christmas” episode s03e11, airing on Dec. 9, Stiles’ Jessica will be a new love interest for Morgan, who just so happens to be dating fellow nurse, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore). At least for now!

The Mindy Project

Julia Stiles appears to be taking a break from the big screen and moving to the small screen! She posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday while working on the set of The Mindy Project. According to Entertainment Weekly, she has booked a guest starring role on Fox’s comedy series and will play “a friend of Danny’s (Chris Messina) who is a recovering hoarder. She will also be a love interest for Morgan (Ike Barinholtz).”

Photographed alongside her new co-star Mindy Kaling, tiles captioned the flick, “They call me Dr. Stiles… First Day! @mindykaling.”

We can’t wait to see Julia’s big cameo debut back to the small screen. Looking good, Jules!

Julia wins Celebrity Charades

Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, just welcomed a star-studded lineup of players for this year’s signature annual benefit Celebrity Charades 2014: Judgment Day, which took place last night, October 27, 2014, at Capitale (130 Bowery).

Charades contestants that battled it out in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition this year included: Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Sasha Cohen, Billy Crudup, Jill Hennessey, Taran Killam, Richard Kind, Bobby Moynahan, Ed Norton, Danny Pino, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Cynthia Rowley,Daphne Rubin-Vega, Julia Stiles, Callie Thorne, Yul Vázquez, and David Zayas, along with a handful of surprise special guests.

Julia Stiles was a winner at this event that revolved around a game of speed charades. She wore a loosely fitted blouse featuring a purple and black pattern, and tailored to fit her neck and wrists while long cascading ribbons added a feminine flair.

This year’s gala will honor lawyer and Labyrinth Board Member Judd Burstein for his extraordinary commitment to the organization. The Judgment Day law theme is in tribute to Mr. Burstein. For tickets, tables and more info, visit labtheater.org or email charades@labtheater.org.