Julia’s Twitter Chat

Here are some of the questions Julia answered, head over to her Twitter for more.

Julia I want to know what you enjoy most doing writing&directing or acting?
I love both. And they compliment each other nicely. Kinda like when a painter makes sculptures, or a sculptor starts to paint

I was wondering how you came up with the idea of “Blue”?
Haha, I didn’t. It was all Rodrigo Garcia, and his crazy imagination

What was it like hearing other speak your words in Paloma? How did the idea of Paloma arise?
That’s one of the most exciting things ever, when you see this thing from your imagination come to life

Do you have some fave german food?
Beer. (Kidding, weiswurst)

Are there any particular directors that influenced the style or look of #Paloma?
I really like Julian Schnabel’s films, and Sofia Coppola’s early work.

What did you like best or what was most challenging while acting with your sister?
I felt so protective of her, I had to remind myself to stop mothering. But it was a delight because we are so close.

What your favorite horror film?
Maybe The Shining or Psycho

Which book are you reading at the moment?
It’s hard for me to get into a novel while I’m on set, but I did just finish The Odyssey

Where do you like to spend your holidays most?
I love exploring new places, next on the list is Brazil if I’m lucky.

For Paloma did you get to ‘hand pick’ your cast? Was it your ideal cast for your script?
I had seen Grace in a play, thought she rocked. And then mostly cast my friends- Gaby and I grew up together.

Save the last dance is my favorite movie ! Do You still practice dance ?
Only in my living room ;). Yoga has kind of replaced dance.

What do you love to do between 2 takes?
Between takes you are usually trying to focus on getting the next take right. Between scenes you are trying to learn lines.

Do you have a fave movie or series at the moment?
I’m hooked on SHERLOCK at the moment.

Who are some actors/actresses that inspire you?
Too many to name, but I’ll start with Cate Blanchett and Bill Macy and and and…

Julia Stiles to Star in TNT’s ‘Guilt By Association’

Julia Stiles has been tapped to star in the drama based on prosecutor Marcia Clark’s book of the same name, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Guilt by Association follows three women: deputy district attorney Rachel Knight, LAPD detective Bailey Keller (Elisabeth Rohm) and prosecutor Toni LaCollette (Rose Rollins) — each of whom end up embroiled in the same cases.

Stiles will play Rachel, a talented deputy district attorney in the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office who sometimes operates outside the law in order to uphold it. As a member of the Special Trials Unit, Rachel is at her best when prosecuting society’s worst. Driven by compassion but haunted by guilt, Rachel tackles the department’s most difficult cases and does so with humor, an edge, and an “evidence is for pussies” attitude. When the suspicious death of a close colleague throws her own judgment into question, Rachel must rely on her connections and instincts to solve the case and clear her friend’s name. Unorthodox, impulsive, maybe even self-destructive, Rachel will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

Stiles, who had multiple broadcast and cable pilot offers this season, takes over the role after Neve Campbell dropped out of the project. Clark — who famously served as lead prosecutor during the O.J. Simpson trial, co-wrote the pilot with Nashville’s Dee Johnson. Clark, Johnson and Nelson McCormick serve as exec producers on the drama.

Stiles, who earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her guest role as Lumen on Showtime’s Dexter, would make her TV series regular debut should Guilt move forward. She currently stars in Hulu’s web series Blue. Her feature credits include Girl Most Likely, Silver Linings Playbook, the Bourne franchise and the upcoming Five Minutes to Live. She’s repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Out of the Dark gets International Sales

Back in April we brought you the news that Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea were set to star in the supernatural thriller Out of the Dark under Spanish helmer Lluis Quilez, and now we can report that Exclusive Media has just landed the international sales rights for the flick at AFM 2013.

Quilez directed the film from a screenplay by Alex & David Pastor and Javier Gullón which is about…

…an American couple, Sarah and Paul Harriman, who move to Colombia with their young daughter, Hannah, to take over the manufacturing business owned by Sarah’s father, and soon realize that the house they’ve moved into is haunted.”

Participant Media backed the film with Image Nation and Colombia’s Dynamo and Spain’s Apaches Entertainment. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King and Nick Spicer of XYZ Films served as executive producers. King is adamant that OUT OF THE DARK will offer something new and terrifying to the genre, stating…

This is not your average ghost story.  You can be sure that there’s a bigger reason why this takes place at this particular house in the Colombian jungle and to this particular family.”

I’m always up for a fresh take and some original ideas behind a haunted house flick. Plus having Julia onboard is always a good sign. Photos from the event below..

 

Julia joins The 24 Hour Plays

Montblanc announced today the 13th annual performance of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will be held in New York City on Monday, November 18, 2013.

An annual benefit event produced by the 24 Hour Company and Freestyle Picture Company for Urban Arts Partnership, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway attracts some of entertainment’s biggest names as they join forces to participate in an extreme rite of theater: writing, directing, and performing 6 original short plays, all in just 24 hours. Proceeds from the evening’s performance will support Urban Arts Partnership, NYC’s largest arts educational organization, in their efforts to close the achievement gap in our city’s underserved public schools.

Tickets can be purchased through www.smarttix.com with special access packages available through www.citiprivatepass.com.

This year’s company members (schedule permitting) include actors Sasha Alexander, Jason Biggs, Jamie Chung, David Cross, Natalie Dormer, Rachel Dratch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson,Greta Gerwig, Gina Gershon, Karen Gillan, Bryan Greenberg, Hill Harper, Gaby Hoffmann, Zachary Levi, Anthony Mackie,Zosia Mamet, Diane Neal, Rosie Perez, James Purefoy,Fisher Stevens, Mickey Sumner, Tracie Thoms and our Julia Stiles.

Directors include America Ferrera, Ari Edelson, Andy Fickman, Kathy Najimy and Thomas Kail.

Writers include Rachel Axler, David Lindsay-Abaire, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck and Jonathan Marc Sherman.

“Urban Arts Partnership is proud our students have the opportunity to work with such incredible talent. Success in The 24 Hour Plays requires persistence, ingenuity, and critical thinking – qualities that are developed when students have arts education in their lives,” said Philip Courtney, CEO of Urban Arts Partnership. “Young people attending underserved New York City public schools get the short end of the stick when it comes to the arts, and thanks to our supporters we are giving them a fighting chance.”

Julia on WIGS

Julia Stiles and Eric Stoltz are teaming up for WIGS. On Blue, which will debut on the WIGS YouTube channel, Stiles plays a single mother trying to protect her son from the consequences of her secret career as an escort. The third season finds Blue getting a little too close to a client (Stoltz).

TVGuide.com has the exclusive first look at the duo in action on WIGS, which offers short films and documentaries all starring female leads. Past WIGS series have starred Anna Paquin, Maura Tierney and Jennifer Beals, among others.

Julia Stiles | Blue interview

Actress Julia Stiles first came into the spotlight in the teen films 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You, and Save the Last Dance. She then transitioned to varied projects including Mona Lisa Smile, The Omen, the Bourne Series, where she played Nicky Parsons, and Showtime’s Dexter, which earned her an Emmy Award and Golden Globe nomination. Most recently, she had a supporting role inSilver Linings Playbook.

Now, Julia Stiles is starring in a series called Blue, which is in its second season on YouTube’s WIGS channel. Jerry Nunn talked to the award-winning actress about her push to online dramas. Read the Full Interview Here.

We also added some candids of Julia and her boyfriend walking in NYC last month here.

   

Article: Nylon – Flashback Friday: Julia Stiles!

Julia’s 1999 cover is featured as this week’s Flashback on the Nylon Magazine blog. View the post below and check out more scans in our gallery.

Nylon Magazine Julia Stiles

Major throwback/flashback/OMG moment!

Check out Julia Stiles on our cover way back in Sept/Oct of 1999!

Okay first thing to notice is the dope Hawaiian tropical vibe–Come on, it’s amazing. Second, is that a halter top? We sure hope so. Third, 1999 is also the same year 10 Things I Hate About You came out, which means we were def on point with this one. Hashtag: Kat Stratford? Third: What’s up, Missy Elliot? We love you!

And lastly, lets take a moment to appreciate that Rachael Leigh Cook reference, please. Okay, great, we’re good to go. See you next week for another round of Flashback Friday! -ALI HOFFMAN

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