On Monday, Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace made a surprise appearance at the Mumbai premiere for “Bright”. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery. You’ll also find a press junket interview with Noomi in the video archive.
Hollywood’s “Bright” stars dazzled all their way at yesterday’s London premiere of the upcoming action and thriller cinematic. The event had it all for the fans, massive autographs and photo shoot where the “Bright”’s crew showed up, including stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Lucy Fry. The co-production of Max Landis and David Ayer is one massive cinematic already awaited in the must watch list of action films, expected to kick off release in cinemas on Friday, December 22. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Article and pictures courtesy Vogue and Astrid Andersen: When an interview ends with you strapped into Noomi Rapace’s new top-of-the-line Audi as she bounces behind the wheel to top-volume Cardi B, then accelerates up Ladbroke Grove faster than anything out of North Korea, well, it’s been an awesome assignment. And when Vogue was invited to lunch with the Swedish-born actress (the original Lisbeth Salander!) and the Danish-born designer Astrid Andersen, that’s exactly how things ended up. But before we hit the road—Andersen and Rapace up front, singing and whooping as we went full throttle, me in the back, trying not to toss my salad—there was much to discuss. Royal College of Art–trained Andersen founded her menswear label in 2010, and last year started showing womenswear, too. She and Rapace didn’t meet all that long ago, but have since become firm friends. So for Spring 2018, Rapace volunteered to model Andersen’s collection (the women’s, with a sprinkling of men’s) in a shoot masterminded at the actress’s London house. That seemed like a perfect reason to meet, eat, and listen in on these two besties discussing friendship, clothes, first boyfriends, and plenty more besides. What follows is an edited record of a conversation in which, just like that hair-raising drive afterward, Vogue was very much in the back seat.
If you do something that you’re forced into, or you’re eye candy for someone, or you dress for someone else and you don’t feel comfortable, well, you don’t feel empowered and you don’t feel free. If you can’t dance in it, you can’t move in it, you can’t feel your energy and your charisma flowing, that is wrong. But if you wear something that you can move in and that makes you grow, you can come into any room and be like: Boom, here I am! You know, I never thought I would be comfortable in some places. I come from a farm and I come from no money. I didn’t even speak English seven and a half years ago. So I have to go on my intuition all the time. And I think that Astrid is very much the same; you have to go on your gut feeling.
On Wednesday, Noomi and the cast and crew of “Bright” celebrated the film’s Los Angeles premiere. A press conference was held earlier that day and Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on this one: While promoting his latest film, Netflix’s Bright, at a press event in Beverly Hills, California, Will Smith went on a political tangent in which he addressed the state of the world, President Donald Trump (without saying his name), and what comes next. “This is the purge, right?” Smith asked the gathered crowd, according to IndieWire reporter Jenna Marotta — a day after controversial Republican Roy Moore lost the Senate special election in Alabama to Doug Jones. “This is the cleanse, this is what happens. This is the natural reaction to the amount of light that came into the world when Barack Obama was the president.” Flanked by costar Joel Edgerton and director David Ayer, Smith went on to say, “We had to expect that [the pendulum] was going to go the other way,” in reference to Trump’s rise to political power. “As a cleanse — this is the darkness before the dawn.” Adding to the unexpected grandiosity of his words, Smith remarked, “I feel very, very strongly that we are shifting into what the next age of humanity is going to be right now. It’s just the s—t has to get stirred up, in a way. We’re seeing it all. … It’s going to be really interesting to see how humanity reacts to it, and it’s going to be a f—king mess. It’s going to be a mess, but it’s the mess in the cleanup. It’s the mess and the purge before that new, real light shows up.” It was definitely a stark aside from the subject of the press conference, which was Bright, a fantasy film about an LAPD officer (Smith) and his orc partner (Edgerton) getting involved in a skirmish over a magic wand. Penned by Max Landis, Bright also features Noomi Rapace as an elven fighter.
On Wednesday, Noomi channeled her inner Sia for an appearance on “Conan” to promote the December 22 release of “Bright” on Netflix. You can check out her appearance in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.
On Thursday, Noomi brought some rock chick to New York City for an Evening Honoring Louis Vuitton And Nicolas Ghesquiere at the annual Lincoln Center Gala. Other attendees were Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Connelly, Sophie Turner, Michelle Williams, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Jaden Smith, Riley Keough, Ruth Negga, Laura Harrier, Xavier Dolan, Justin Theroux, and more for the evening, which featured a performance by Woodkid. Accepting the honor from Connelly and Paul Bettany onstage, Ghesquière paid respects to his friend Azzedine Alaïa and also gave tribute to the many women stepping forward against sexual harassment in the current cultural awakening. “It means a lot – I’m very honored and very proud to be associated to the Lincoln Center, to be associated with the arts and all the support they are giving to young people, the future talents,” he said backstage, shortly before the program. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. There’s also a short video from the red carpet where she is asked about the recent engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (for those who care :-)
Yesterday, director Tommy Wirkola, Noomi Rapace and the team of “What Happened to Monday” presented the film at the 2017 Torino Film Festival in Turin, Italy. “Monday” released this Spring in France, during the Summer in the United States on Netflix, and is awaiting various theatrical releases throughout Europe by the end of 2017 / early 2018. Pictures from the film festival’s photocall and press conference have been added to the photo gallery. A press junket interview with Noomi can be found in the video archive. Edit: Lots of additional pictures have been added with many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up, as well as two more interviews with Noomi and Giannetto De Rossi, the hair and make-up designer on “What Happened to Monday”.
There’s no shortage of upcoming magazine appearances, lucky us, which includes two fantastic new editorials for Flaunt Magazine (December issue) and Styleby Magazine (Sweden, Winter 2017/2018 issue). Outtakes from both photoshoots have been added to the photo gallery.
On Tuesday, Noomi was among the attendees of Louis Vuitton’s celebration of Ginger Nutz in Vogue in London, choosing a rock-inspired ensemble as she rocked a stylish leather jacket and camouflage combo while posing with creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. Pictures from the bash have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: Lots of additional pictures have been added.
Yesterday, Noomi has been a guest to the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards. She took the stage to present the ensemble award to the cast of “I, Tonya” – Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace, Caitlin Carver and Julianne Nicholson. Pictures from the arrivals, show and press room have been added to the photo gallery.