Eastenders actress Gillian Wright has been powerfully portraying Jean Slaters battle with ovarian cancer on the soap series, and has revealed she came close to shaving her head to make the portrayal as real as possible.
The star, who ultimately wore a bald cap for her scenes, revealed that she had to endure three hours of complete stillness in the make-up chair in order to get the final realistic look.
Admitting she considered shaving her hair off completely, speaking to Lorraine Gillian discussed the reasons why she ultimately didnt.
She said: I did give that a lot of thought but there were two main reasons that I didnt go down that path and one was logistics. Rob Kazinsky, who plays my son, his availability meant we had to that weeks storyline way early in the year.
So all the stuff that I did with climbing the O2 and all of that was done afterwards which meant I wouldve had to have worn a wig to look like me – which I thought it was a bit risky at the top of the O2! Its a bit windy, she joked.
However, there was another, more poignant reason behind her decision that ultimately went into the bald cap options favour.
Ive got dear friends and family who are going through, or have gone through treatment for cancer, some of whom have lost their hair, she added. It didnt sit right with me to do this as a game of pretend.
Gillians character Jean was reunited with her son Sean (Rob Kazinsky) for an emotional week focusing on mental health in early May.
Jean, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was seen attempting to help Sean with his depression as he considered suicide.
It ended in a powerful episode which saw Jean – having narrowly escaped death in an accident which left her bleeding heavily – managing to talk him round after a days mother-son bonding.
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Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe prompting fans to boycott Sony
Spider-Man will no longer be produced by Marvel (Picture: Marvel)
Marvel will no longer be producin..
Marvel will no longer be producing any Spider-Man films, after Disney bosses failed to come to an agreement with Sony.
According to Deadline, the studios were unable to come to an agreement over money, meaning Spidey is ducking out of MCU for now.
The publication states Disney asked that any future films starring the superhero – currently played by Tom Holland – be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement, something Sony refused to consider.
Instead, they reportedly suggested to keep their current deal, offering the studio 5 per cent of the first dollar grossing, with the studio declining.
Marvel president Kevin Feige was creative lead in the previous two Spider-Man films of the latest era, with 23-year-old Tom climbing into the superhero suit.
But unless a negotiation is reached, he will not have the same role in the two movies reportedly in the works.
Understandably, fans are not impressed with the developments, with some even threatening to boycott Sony over their involvement.
Flocking to Twitter, one fumed: @Sony needs to go back to negotiating table with @Disney to keep #SpiderMan in the #MCU Spidey movies need to be in that universe and we dont need Sony to f*** it up again. #savespiderman.
Ill be seriously p***ed if #SpiderMan is no longer in the MCU, another said. I guess Sony hasnt learned their lesson.
Im gonna go ahead and call Sony on their bluff. Im pretty sure they will not pull away from Marvel, yall worrying over nothing. When Disney wants something they get it, thats it! #SpiderMan, a fan suggested.
#SpiderMan far from home was the highest grossing Sony movie, but yet this still took him away from the MCU!! Oh, these MFers extra stupid, a Twitter user fumed.
While a follower added: #BoycottSony They cant take Spidey away like this! Boycott Sony until they give #SpiderMan to Disney! FULL CONTROL OVER THE CHARACTER!!
The news comes after it was revealed Spider-Man: Far From Home – aka the second instalment in the recent series – has become Sonys highest grossing film of all time.
Meaning Spidey is even bigger than James Bond.
Far From Home, the second film in the recent Spider-Man series starring 23-year-old Tom has bought in a whopping $Read More – Source
Keanu Reeves confirmed to appear in Matrix 4 alongside Carrie-Anne Moss after 14 years
Keanu had better dust off that trench coat
Its official, Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role in..
Its official, Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role in The Matrix franchise with confirmation that the actor will appear in the fourth installment.
The 52-year-old will take on his lead role as Neo once again with his co-star, Carrie-Anne Moss, reprising her role as his sidekick Trinity.
Fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise are thrilled with the news as its been 14 years since Keanu last donned Neos long black trench coat in 2003s double whammy of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
The Matrix 4 will be in good hands as Lana Wachowski is back on-board to write and direct the fourth installment.
Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the exciting news on Tuesday, stating: Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.
Lana added in her own statement released to Variety: Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now.
Im very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.
Theres not long for Keanu to dust off those dark sunglasses as sources say production on the anticipated project is expected to begin at the beginning of 2020.
For those wondering about Laurence Fishburnes character Morpheus, well Variety claims the studio is looking for actors to play a young Morpheus, leading to suggestions about when the sequel is set.
Its been a long time coming for Warner Bros., who have reportedly struggled to get Matrix 4 off the ground over arguments about who owned rights.
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Keanu, 54, is certainly enjoying a hot boy summer, following the success of John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4, both of which smashed the global box office.Read More – Source
Kristen Stewart enjoys relaxing spa day as monster movie trailer Underwater drops
No wonder she needed a spa trip (Picture: Fox/Backgrid)
Kristen Stewart was pictured visiting a Los..
Kristen Stewart was pictured visiting a Los Angeles spa on Monday, leaving us wondering if she needed a relaxing massage as well after the trailer for new monster flick Underwater dropped.
Kristen, wearing a white crop top and black leggings, arrived at the spa on her own for a treatment (or maybe two) on the same day as the trailer for the new thriller was released.
Underwater stars Kristen, John Gallagher Jr and Vincent Cassel as a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
But the researchers, who are seven miles under the oceans surface, realise that there may be a bigger concern than just getting help after the earthquake.
Its a busy few months for the 29-year-old whose new film JT LeRoy is out now in UK cinemas while later in August fans will see her walk the red carpet at Venice Film Festival for the world premiere of Seberg.
Seberg tells the true story of a young FBI agent who is asked to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg in the 1960s.
Later in the year her popcorn flick Charlies Angels, a reboot of the TV show, will hit cinemas in November and then in January, Underwater will arrive.
In among all that shes also been playing the field as she was pictured packing on the PDA with former girlfriend Stella Maxwell on a yacht, leading everyone to assume they were back on.
But oh no, because days later she was pictured kissing screenwriter Dylan Meyer.
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