For e-tailers like MatchesFashion.com, print media offers a fresh way to curate the brand. The London-based luxury site publishes a biannual magazine, The Style Report, with two issues at a timeâone for men, one for women. The zine features current must-have clothes, accessories, and jewelry, naturally, along with stories about industry tastemakers. The face of the fourth womenâs issue is Noomi Rapace, whom you probably know from her turns in Prometheus and the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In the interview, Rapace discusses the contrast between her gritty characters and her real-life love of fashion. âI am not drawn to characters that are just sweet and cute, or sexy, and beautiful, because it doesnât mean anything,â she says. For the complete issue (and the menâs version, which stars Zachary Quinto), head over to MatchesFashion.com today.
Noomi has been spotted in London to continue shooting Michael Apted’s “Unlocked” and Daily Mail has written more about it: Noomi Rapace proved she’s still got some dynamic moves in her repertoire on the set of her latest movie, displaying her fitness levels in London on Thursday. The beautiful Swedish actress is currently in the British capital filming Unlocked alongside Orlando Bloom. The 35-year-old got involved with what appeared to be her own stunts during filming, hanging upside down on a climbing frame in front of the river Thames, without the need for any help or protection. As well as managing to keep her balance (and showing off her toned quad muscles in the process), the super-fit star also added in a few impressive sit-ups. Keeping her balance, Noomi also jumped over the rails of the climbing frame carefully, taking care not to lose footing. The gritty new action thriller follows the terrifying story of a biological warfare threat on the British capital. Specifically, the story follows a CIA interrogator who is lured into a ploy that puts London at risk of such an attack. Unlocked is directed by Michael Apted, who is best known for films The World Is Not Enough and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and it also stars notable names Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette.
With Noomi currently shooting “Unlocked” in London, there isn’t much to report. Therefore, I’ve checked what has been left to update, and found a bunch of magazine scans to be added. They include the British Time Out (thanks Alvaro) and Stella Magazine (great cover), the US Porter Magazine as well as the French Grazia magazine, with many thanks to Mina. Enjoy the new scans.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Stella Magazine (UK, November 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Grazia Magazine (France, November 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Time Out London (UK, November 14, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Porter Magazine (USA, October 2014)
According to an interview with Noomi in the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, “Alive Alone” is not going to happen after all. This is bad news since the project sounded very exciting and it was apparent throughout the year how Noomi prepared visually for the part. The interview was conducted at the San Sebastian Film Festival back in September, so I’m a bit surprised there hasn’t been an official announcement on the project’s fate since then. Here’s a translation of the part of the interview, which revolved around Noomi’s extensive preparation for each new role:
For “Alive Alone”, I had the feeling to be extremly vulnerable. I was supposed to play a drug addicted prostitute. For this, I starved myself to a minimum weight and have spent much time with prostitutes and drug addicts to really feel how they live. I wanted to dig as deep as possible into human abyss and shut myself out of the real world. Unfortunately, the project was called off shortly before filming began.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director MichaĂ«l R. Roskam’s crime drama The Drop, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts. The release will be available for purchase on January 20, 2015. A phenomenal cast, including Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, lead this gritty thriller about Bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle Marv (Gandolfini) who must choose between survival and loyalty when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a mob debt they can’t repay.
The Telegraph has a fantastic new interview: Noomi Rapace arrives for our interview looking gloriously mad, like the love-child of Lady Gaga and Alienâs Ellen Ripley. She is a vision in a Balmain boiler-suit, open to the waist to reveal a chest of gold jewellery and a pin-stripe bra. On her feet are a pair of six-inch Sergio Rossi boots, and on her peroxide blonde head a pair of sparkling sunglasses that appear to have been mined from the moon. âA lot of people think Iâm quite dark and angry and hardcore and really quite kind of super serious,â she tells me, by way of explanation, âand then they meet me and theyâre like, âOh my God, youâre so funny and you laugh and youâre smiling so much!â and Iâm like, âYeah, why wouldnât I?ââ Because you like to play women who are quite dark and angry and hardcore and super serious, I say, thinking of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (she was the lead in the original, Swedish version), and Elizabeth Shaw, the ripped scientist in Ridley Scottâs Prometheus who gives herself a caesarian after realising she is pregnant with an alien. Because most of the women you play are quite, you know, scarred? âYes!â the 34-year-old Swede giggles wildly. The complete interview can be read here.
According to Screen Daily, Noomi Rapace will play the desperate mother of a kidnapped child in The Price, which worldwide rights holder Cargo Entertainment is selling at AFM. Buyers have responded strongly to the package about a woman who learns she can only recover her kidnapped son if she provides a blonde girl of the same age in exchange. Writer-director Siofra Campbell and the producers are ramping up for a February Berlin shoot. Peggy Cafferty and Patrick Campbell serve as producers alongside Germanyâs Sven Woldt.