Ashley Greene arrived at the LA screening of Skateland last night in a chic blush gown alongside her dapper costar Shiloh Fernandez. We got our first glimpse of the Skateland trailer last Spring, but the two stars have been busy busting out other projects since then. Shiloh recently shared the big screen with Amanda Seyfried in the dark fairy tale Red Riding Hood, while Ashley wrapped up her role in Breaking Dawn. Both Ashley and Shiloh are in the running for your favorite rising star in this year's PopSugar 100 — don't forget to submit your rankings and enter to win one of four awesome prizes!
Amanda Seyfried slipped into a sexy LBD for today's London screening of Red Riding Hood. She's been in Europe since Sunday, when she touched down in Paris with her boyfriend, Ryan Phillippe, and his The Lincoln Lawyer costar Matthew McConaughey. The trio left the airport together, but it was just Amanda and Ryan who were caught taking a romantic stroll under the Eiffel Tower on Monday. Matthew and Ryan relocated to Berlin yesterday while she traveled south to catch up with her hot costars Max Irons and Shiloh Fernandez in France.
This week's new release Red Riding Hood updates the classic story with a mystery and a love triangle. Amanda Seyfried plays the title character, a young woman caught between two men, played by newcomers Max Irons and Shiloh Fernandez. We talked to the movie's leading men to find out what it was like working with Catherine Hardwicke, what their chemistry was like with Seyfried, and whether their onscreen rivalry carried over into real life. Check out what the boys had to say, and watch our interviews with director Hardwicke and star Seyfried as well!
Why is supernatural romance all the rage these days? When you see a movie like Red Riding Hood, a mature take on the classic fairy tale, you understand why. Director Catherine Hardwicke re-imagines the story, jumping off the basic points (young girl in a red cape, bloodthirsty wolf, grandmother in peril) and manipulates it into a sexy mystery that's equally appealing for both the beautiful cast and whodunit plot. Amanda Seyfried stars as the title character, Valerie, with a juicy dilemma: she's in love with poor woodcutter Peter (Shiloh Fernandez) but her hand has been promised to well-off tinsmith Henry (Max Irons).
Romantic entanglements prove to be the least of Valerie's worries, though. A big bad wolf has tormented her village for ages, but when it claims a young victim, the townspeople panic. A famous priest (the incomparable Gary Oldman) visits to help them, bringing a new piece of information — the villagers are actually being hunted by a werewolf. The witch hunt that follows is distressing for everyone, but it's worse for Valerie as she wonders if her smokin' hot lover Peter could be the wolf everyone fears. Hardwicke manages to draw out the satisfying puzzle while seducing the audience, making Red Riding Hood a deliciously guilty pleasure.
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Amanda Seyfried and Catherine Hardwicke Talk Fairy Tales and Twilight at the Red Riding Hood Premiere
Amanda Seyfried chose purple Lanvin for the premiere of her dark new film Red Riding Hood at Mann's Chinese Theater last night in LA. The debut also drew Breaking Dawn's Nikki Reed and American Idol's final 13. Elle cover girl Amanda wasn't with her real-life love, Ryan Phillippe, on the red carpet. Instead, she posed with her two sexy leading men, Shiloh Fernandez and former model Max Irons. The spin on the classic fairy tale was helmed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke, who years ago chose Shiloh as a finalist for the part of Edward Cullen. The actor said it took three auditions before Catherine finally cast him in one of her movies, but that it was worth the wait. Catherine, meanwhile, told us Amanda was the perfect pick for the part of Red. The director also talked about her former leading lady, Kristen Stewart, who is starring in another adaptation of a Brothers Grimm tale — Snow White. She revealed that Kristen will kick ass in the role, which makes the heroine less of a damsel in distress than past versions. Check out today's PopSugar Rush for even more from our interviews with Catherine and the cast!
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Not Amanda Seyfried, who plays Valerie in Red Riding Hood — which makes her the Little Red Riding Hood of storybook lore. Yes, this update turns the child caring for her grandmother into a lusty PYT, and Shiloh Fernandez plays her illicit love interest. But is her woodcutter more than human? The trailer implies that he could be the werewolf Valerie's fellow villagers (led by Gary Oldman) are hunting for.
Leonardo DiCaprio produced the film with Catherine Hardwicke in the director's chair. She's a woman who knows her way around gothic monster stories thanks to Twilight (and she's particularly talented at casting relatively unknown but extremely attractive leading men — we can add Fernandez to the hot werewolf tally already). The atmosphere of Red Riding Hood feels darker and sexier than Hardwicke's vampire venture, but between Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, and Twilight, are people getting overloaded with werewolf pop culture? Ponder that as you watch the trailer when you read more
When I first watched the trailer for Skateland, it seemed like the kinda movie that's up my alley: a little indie coming-of-age drama about teenagers who are stuck in that place between high school and what comes after that — who doesn't remember that feeling? Then, I watched it again and came to a realization: is Skateland just a bizarro version of Adventureland?
Let's go over the facts. Twilight saga actress? Check (this time it's Ashley Greene instead of Kristen Stewart). '80s setting? Check. Teenagers with jobs at a local entertainment venue? Check. Brooding young lovers who are questioning just what the world holds for them? Yup. I'm not saying that it's deterring me from seeing the movie — especially since I loved Adventureland — but hopefully there are some major shake-ups beyond the trailer. Decide for yourself when you read more