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Actress Claire Foy reveals struggles with anxiety

Actress Claire Foy reveals struggles with anxiety

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Actress Claire Foy has opened up about her struggles with anxiety, revealing how her career worsened her condition. In an interview with the Guardian the 34-year-old said she had suffered anxiety since she was a child but it "exploded" when she became an actress.Foy recently won an Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. But the star admitted the condition meant she doubted her ability and was plagued by negative thoughts."When you have anxiety, you have anxiety about - I don't know - crossing the road," she told the Guardian's Weekend magazine."The thing about it is, it's not related to anything that would seem logical. It's purely about that feeling in the pit of your stomach, and the feeling th...
JK Rowling defends casting Asian actress as snake

JK Rowling defends casting Asian actress as snake

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JK Rowling has defended casting an Asian actress as Nagini, the snake-like creature belonging to Harry Potter's nemesis Voldemort, in the latest Fantastic Beasts film. The franchise, which tells the story of Newt Scamander, is a spin-off and prequel to the Harry Potter stories.Nagini featured in the Harry Potter books and until now, fans had believed the character was simply a snake (albeit one that had magical powers - about as average as you get in the Wizarding World).But now, the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald has revealed that Nagini was once a woman - played by South Korean actress Claudia Kim. Critics have been quick to comment on social media, saying that having an Asian actor play the role of Nagini, who is submissive to the evil Voldemor...
X-Men actress missing amid tax fraud allegations

X-Men actress missing amid tax fraud allegations

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There is growing speculation that China's highest-paid movie star Fan Bingbing, who has not been seen for months, may have been detained for tax fraud. Fan, 36, has been a household name in China for years and broke into Hollywood with a role in the 2014 blockbuster X-Men: Days Of Future Past.Last year, she topped Forbes magazine's list of top-earning Chinese celebrities with income of 300 million yuan (£33.5m).But she has gone quiet in recent months, following allegations of tax evasion.Beijing Normal University has placed Fan last in an academic report ranking A-list celebrities on their social responsibility.Published earlier this month, 100 Chinese stars including popular actor Jackie Chan and award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi were ranked according to their professi...
Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies

Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies

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Cornelia Frances, who played Morag Bellingham in Home and Away, has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer. The British-born actress played the sister of Alf Stewart on the Australian soap.Ray Meagher, who played her on-screen brother, said: "Cornie was an incredibly loved and valued member of our cast over many, many years."We had a moment of silence for her on set this morning and she'll be sadly missed by both cast and crew." Vale #CorneliaFrances. You were always ahead of the game. Will miss your witty banter on-set X— Lincoln Younes (@lincolnyounes1) 29 May 2018 Channel Seven, which airs the programme, said: "Cornelia Frances was a unique person. Her on screen presence inspired a generation of actors."This gift wa...
Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

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Superman actress Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane has died aged 69, a funeral home has said. The Canadian-born actress died at her home in the US state of Montana on Sunday.Her cause of death was not confirmed by the Franzen-Davis funeral home. Image: Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman Kidder starred opposite leading man Christopher Reeve in the 1978 film Superman and went on to appear in its three sequels.She maintained a close relationship with Reeve until his death in 2004, telling the US news channel CBS: "When you're strapped to someone hanging from the ceiling for months and months, you get pretty darned close." Image: Kidder with Christopher Reeve (L) and Jackie...