On Tuesday Teresa Palmer filmed some steamy scenes for her latest film, 2:22 in Sydney alongside her Dutch co-star and Game Of Thrones heartthrob Michiel Huisman.
As the pair played up to the cameras, the 28-year-old Adelaide local looked stunning in a sleeveless silk grey top, which she teamed with a pleated high-waisted skirt, and patent ankle strap heels that showed off her endless legs.
Tipped to be released at the end of 2015, the Australian-American thriller is directed by Paul Currie and follows Dylan, played by Michiel, and a strange series of events that occur every day at 2:22pm and eventually send his life into chaos.
In the film Michiel strikes up a romance with the enchanting Sarah, played by Teresa, but he must try and fix the 2:22 curse before it jeopardizes their relationship.
We have added x10 HQ outtakes from the photoshoot by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia March 2015 (scans to follow!)
Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina are in various stages of negotiations to join Chadwick Boseman in Message From the King, the action-thriller that Entertainment One and The Ink Factory are co-producing and co-financing.
Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia) is on board to direct the project, which tells of a man from South Africa named Jacob King who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his sister and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold.
Evans will play a Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist who provides services both legal and illegal and offers to help King find his sister (don’t take his help, Boseman!). Palmer will play a mother who turns tricks to support both her drug habit and 6-year-old daughter. Molina will play a Hollywood producer who has underworld connections and may or may not know where the stepson is.
The movie, with a budget under the $10 million mark, is eyeing a March shoot in the City of Angels.
We have added a couple of sneek peek photos from Phoebe and Teresa’s Australian Vogue Photoshoot, check back on Monday for more! Check out the interview below. Also don’t forget their film The Ever After is available to buy TODAY, at .theeveraftermovie.com
What were your first impressions of each other?
Phoebe Tonkin: “I think my first impression of her was when I saw 2:37. I was in such awe of her and her performance. We properly got to know each other on a three hour car drive to Coachella. We bonded over kale chips, boys and red wine and the rest is history. I think my first impression of her was that she was the coolest girl I had ever met. I later learned she was not only the coolest, but also the kindest. She is a ray of light in my life and I am blessed to have her.”
Teresa Palmer: “We first met in Bondi at a screening in 2009. I remember being introduced to her but I had already clocked her as soon as I walked up the stairs to the event. You were the most striking girl I had ever seen and I couldn’t stop staring. Statuesque and THE EYES!! I remember thinking that my boyfriend at the time (who introduced us) most certainly had a crush on her! Your bright shining energy and bounce was absolutely infectious. It wasn’t until 2011 when the stars aligned and I drove her to Coachella that I knew we were bonded for life. The way we were like missing pieces of the puzzle to each other was really magical and so began our journey.”
How did you start working on the film, The Ever After?
PT: “I had known Teresa and Mark were writing this film together. I was so impressed they were being so vulnerable not just with each other but in this script, these characters they were writing were so real and honest. Teresa had said from the get-go she had an idea for a character for me, and I was so grateful to be involved in something like this.”
TP: “Mark and I were in the midst of courting each other over email when we decided to write a film together. I think we were so passionately falling in love that we felt the need to channel that energy creatively. Only a few months after Mark and I met we started to work on the film. We knew that we wanted to capture your magnetism on film so we wrote the role of Mabel for her and then hoped she would say yes!”
Did you draw from any real-life experience?
PT: “I have spent quite a lot of time in New York and around similar characters as the one I played. There’s something dangerous and dark about the world some of those types of characters live in. I think the script really showcases that side of it, and allows the audience to just be an observer.”
TP: “Yes we very much blurred the lines between reality and fiction. So much of what is on screen we drew from experiences in our own life. We touch upon the entertainment and fashion industry, substance abuse issues, mental illness, sexual abuse, all of which either one of us or people very close to us have navigated through. It is an intensely personal film exploring the challenges of marriage and the fundamental breakdown of communication.”
What is your fondest memory from the film set?
PT: “I think the fondest was probably just being in New York, shooting in such an organic and instinctive way. Mark was very open to ideas in terms of dialogue and blocking, and coming from a TV background it was very different to the way I normally work.”
TP: “When Mark proposed to me in the bathroom before we filmed the first scene of the movie! It was entirely spontaneous and crazy. He used the ring my character wore in the film to propose to me because the ring that he designed was taking too long and he got impatient. The crew kept trying to get in the bathroom to light it for the next scene and Mark kept kicking the door shut while on one knee.”
What does friendship mean to you?
PT: “I think as you grow older friendship becomes something stronger than what it meant to you when you were younger. There is something so reassuring about not seeing someone for a long period of time and then being able to slip back into that comfort with each other like no time has passed at all. As actors, that is the nature of the work we do, staying on location for long periods of time and being apart from people who you are close to. It’s also nice to have friends that not only support you, but inspire you, and Teresa fulfils both of those!”
TP: “To me a friendship is beautiful in that unlike family, friends are those we choose to move through life with. My friends are mirrors of me and vice versa, we create a community in which we encourage each other to shine bright, building one another up and wishing the best of life for each other. We are a sisterhood of women who encourage and inspire and connect with one another through the ebbs and flows of life.”
What would you be if you weren’t an actress?
PT: “I would love to be working in journalism and communications, perhaps for a magazine like Vogue!”
TP: “I would run an eco chain of Parent and Me Play cafés around the world. A community where parents and children can come to a supportive place to share, eat, learn and lean on each other in a loving, encouraging and positive way. Stay tuned!”
What are your similarities and what are your differences?
PT: “I think we are both very driven, very passionate. We both have many of the same interests and the same standards for people we have in our life. I think we both ultimately want the same things in life, to live a somewhat basic existence with children and animals and vegetable gardens in Topanga, to be specific. In terms of differences, I think having been her business partner for the last three plus years, I would definitely she is far better at time management than I am!”
TP: “Our similarities are that we both laugh a lot, we crack each other up. We love getting deep and real and communicative, we both love working on self and we are seekers in life. We are caring and compassionate and both love kids, dogs. I think that we are both warm, we meet people openly and lovingly. We are also such silly goofs at heart. Total dorks. Our differences are that she has washboard abs no matter how much pasta she eats! She’s always way cooler than me, in that effortless ‘Phoebe just gets it’ way. With Your Zen Life, Phoebe gets and loves the technical and aesthetic side of the website whereas I love working on the video content. We are the perfect Ying and Yang with our business.”
What advice would you give to people who want to go into business with a friend?
PT: “Get used to communicating a lot over email! There was a time when within the space of seven weeks we were communicating between Italy, Wales, Australia, Atlanta, California and Tahiti. I also think that we both went into business together because it was something we both genuinely enjoyed and were passionate about. There were no other motives besides creating this beautiful platform and open a line of communication for other like-minded people.”
TP: “Have a very clear and open communication with that person. Know them well. Have an exit strategy if one of you loses passion or wants out. Stay open always and plan where you want to take the business long term. Have big ideas and create stepping stones towards achieving those things with each other.”
How do you find Zen in your life?
PT: “I try to drink a lot of water, get eight hours of sleep a night and eat well. But ultimately what is most important is surrounding yourself with positive people and striving for happiness and balance in your life. I think it’s important to stay educated on what is happening around the world to really have perspective on your own life, it’s very easy to take things for granted.”
TP: “Through my family. Especially being with my son Bodhi. Just taking him to playgroup and watching his joy in pushing around a little walker or interacting with other children. Seeing life through his eyes, witnessing the sense of joy, discovery, happiness, his amazement at colours, textures, sounds and how proud he is and astonished that he can use his legs to walk. That puts everything in to perspective, how easily it is to become desensitised and take all of these things for granted. It brings me suddenly present and teaches me to always keep a deep sense of gratitude.”
We are pleased to share the first trailer for Teresa’s upcoming film Cut Bank! We also added x22 screencaps to the gallery, mark your calendars, Cut Bank hits select theaters on Friday, April 3.
Here’s the synopsis: “Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth) has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of Cut Bank, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra (Palmer). But luck doesn’t exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma.”
We also added a couple of photos of teresa and bodhi arriving at Sydney Airport Feb 5th 2015.
Teresa talks to The Morning Show about Point Break, The Ever After and family life with Bodhi and Mark.
Teresa attended the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection Launch held at the David Jones Elizabeth Street Store on Wednesday (February 4) in Sydney, Australia. She wore a stunning jumpsuit by Dion Lee.
“Epic night at @davidjonesstore Fashion Launch in Sydney,” Teresa wrote on her Twitter account. “Fabulous clothes, amazing friends.”
Knight of Cups joins this year’s line-up at the Berlin Film Festival (More Info)
Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, functional architecture with the ageless beauty of nature. Rick’s internal monologue coalesces with the voices of the women who cross his path, women who represent different principles in life: while one lives in the real world, the other embodies beauty and sensuality. Which path will Rick choose? In the city of angels and the desert that surrounds it, will he find his own way?
The Australian actress, who is in town filming her new movie 2:22 and tonight will attend the David Jones Autumn Winter collection show, said she could turn on the more emotional parts of herself more easily since giving birth to son Bodhi last February.
“I have such a greater emotional depth now I’m a mum,” she said. “I’ve been exposed to the true feelings of love and what that means to care so deeply for another human being so that’s one thing that’s essential for this movie that I can tap into. It’s been a beautiful emotional shift becoming a mamma.”
The 28-year-old has been busy in the past six months, shooting a reboot of ’90s surf film Point Break and releasing her film The Ever After with husband Mark Webber which was independently released by the couple.
This week Webber took to Instagram to address the use of the term ‘’independent film’’. “When do we stop calling films financed by FOX independent? I made a film about marriage & love with my wife @tez_palmer, that’s truly independent … Have you watched the trailer yet?” he wrote on Monday.
Palmer agreed with Webber’s remarks. “For us it’s beautiful that it’s a pure expression of our art and our story and what we want to put out there so I love that it cuts out the middle man and is a true representation of us.”
Teresa Palmer is staying Down Under for work on her new film 2:22. Co-starring with Game Of Throne’s Michiel Huisman, filming for the romantic thriller will begin on Monday.
The movie will be filmed at Sydney’s Fox Studios as well as in New York City later in production.
Michiel will play Dylan Branson, a man whose life is permanently derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22pm.
When he falls for Sarah, played by Teresa, a beautiful woman whose life is threatened by these strange events, Dylan must solve the mystery of 2:22 to preserve a love whose second chance has finally come.
Director Paul Currie said: ‘I’m just thrilled for Michiel and Teresa to be headlining our terrific cast.
‘They are such an exciting and compelling combination – two wonderful actors who are able to play the charm, sophistication and emotional depth required to bring this wonderful story to life.’
Teresa recently moved into Bondi, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs with her 11-month-old son Bodhi, who has already joined up to a play group in the area as she prepares to begin shooting the film.