Best of 2016 Celebrity Interviews – From Shailene Woodley to Deadpool
Action, romance and a little weirdness — and that’s just a few minutes with Deadpool. The biggest stars in Hollywood sat down with Made in Hollywood in 2016, revealing all the behind-the-screen secrets of their movies. Here, based on online viewership, are the most popular interviews of the year.
5. Shailene Woodley – The Divergent Series: Allegiant
She scaled walls and dangled upside down in yet another quest for survival in “Allegiant,” the third installment of “The Divergent Series.” Doing her own stunts was another day at the office for Shailene Woodley, who says that “nothing was really too difficult,” though there was one physical chore she could have done without. “I just really don’t enjoy running, particularly,” she says, “so the running wasn’t hard so much as it was monotonous.”
4. Donnie Yen and Mike Tyson – Ip Man 3
How does it feel to be punched by Mike Tyson? “It feels like a tornado, a storm coming at me,” says Donnie Yen of his fight scene with the fierce boxing champ in “IP Man 3.” “I can feel the wind–his fists coming at me.” But Tyson, so scary in the ring he once bit off part of an opponent’s ear, says sparring in a martial arts movie requires new skills. “There’s different emotions, different moves,” he says. “There’s being choreographed and being relaxed. There’s repetition over and over.”
3. Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell – Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children
Taking a trip into the imagination of director Tim Burton can wear you out. “It was very physically demanding,” says Ella Purnell, who plays a girl who can’t keep her feet on the ground, literally, in “Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.” “But it was really good fun, actually. That was the best week of filming.” But Asa Butterfield says the effort is worth it for a chance to work with the director. “Tim’s so good at making you feel so relaxed and get all of that pressure and all of those feelings — which probably aren’t really healthy — to the film,” says Butterfield. “He just really brings the best out of you.”
2. Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin – Me Before You
No fire-breathing dragons, no white wigs, no nude scenes: Emilia Clarke embraced her sojourn away from “Game of Thrones” in the multi-hanky doomed romance “Me Before You.” “It was being able to see the chance to play this character, which I feel is much closer to me than my other characters that I’m known for,” he says. Playing her love interest, a suicidal quadriplegic, Sam Claflin says, “I knew it’d be very emotionally, physically and mentally, challenging to kind of take on the role of Will, and to tell a beautiful story about real life and real people and dealt with certain subject matters in such a fragile and lovely way.
You’ve never seen an interview like this before — and you may never again. Deadpool himself sits down to answer questions in a voice that sounds suspiciously like Ryan Reynolds‘. “I’m not going to lie. I’ve got the acting bug. Right up my bum,” he says. “I’m going to remake all of Ryan Reynolds’ movies but only with one slight adjustment: making them good.” So how does it feel to sell out? Get ready for 30 seconds of laughter followed by, “I’m sorry, what was the question again?”