EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Emma Stone is passionate about intimacy coordinators, saying working with one ‘changed the whole energy of the set’
How did Hollywood actors deal with love scenes in the dark days before ‘intimacy coordinators’?
La La Land star Emma Stone, 34, said Elle McAlpine, who starred in her upcoming film Poor Things, was “amazing”.
The actress adds, “I felt really comfortable. I was like, ‘I think it’ll be okay. I won’t need to talk to the privacy coordinator so much.”
“I couldn’t have been more wrong. She was so sweet and passionate.
“She was so helpful. It changed the whole energy of the set and the feeling of security.
La La Land star Emma Stone, 34, says Elle McAlpine, who starred as intimacy coordinator in her upcoming film Poor Things, was ‘amazing’
Emma Stone said: ‘She was so helpful. It changed the whole energy of the set and the feeling of safety’
She’s the 1980s TV star known for hosting children’s programs such as Blue Peter and Saturday Superstore, but Sarah Greene, 65, has a dirty sense of humor, reveals Roman Kemp, who hosts the show with her. BBC’s new daytime quiz show The Finish Line.
“Sarah loves innuendo,” says Roman, 30, son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp. “And there is no limit to the filthiness of this insinuation.
“I don’t know if it’s intentional or not, but my word.
“People thought I would be the only one for this.”
Standing room only for the Proms pianist
Sir Andras Schiff (pictured) could stay to listen to the orchestra perform Beethoven’s Eroica symphony had to hide behind the double basses at the BBC Proms
The only downside of performing to a sold-out crowd at the BBC Proms is that there’s no seat for you if you want to stick around for the second half.
Such was the fate of the great virtuoso pianist Sir Andras Schiff after performing Bartok’s Piano Concerto with the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The only way Sir Andras could stay to listen to the orchestra play Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony was to hide behind the double basses.
A steward told me: “He was delighted to sit among the players – and was small enough not to be noticed.” Except at the end when he took another bow…
Author Thomas Pakenham, the 8th Earl of Longford, celebrated his 90th birthday this week with a party at Cambridge Cottage, a former royal residence at Kew Gardens in London. Lord (Michael) Heseltine gave a speech, recalling how he told guests at his own 90th birthday party in March to write down his 100th birthday in their journals.
So would Thomas, he predicted. Longevity runs in the Longford family: Thomas’ mother, Elizabeth, died at 96 and his father, the delightfully gifted Frank, at 95.
He helped bring Les Miserables, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera to the West End, but theater producer Nick Allott, Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s right-hand man, dreamed of being an actor. That was until he was hijacked by an outspoken teacher at Charterhouse School in Surrey.
“I did a lot of acting in school,” says Allott, 69, who was held up after class one day by a “very inspirational teacher” called David Summerscale who “loved theater and directed plays.”
Allott tells the Ruthie’s Table 4 podcast: “He said to me, ‘You want to play, don’t you? I said yes.” He said, “Forgive me, you’re not good enough. You’re pretty bright, you get along well with people – there’s a lot of theater jobs you could do really well.” That was probably the best advice I’ve ever had.