Posted on October 10th, 2015 by Frederik

See that girl, watch that scene, and then watch it over and over again for 21 years. That’s how often we’ve revisited Muriel’s Wedding, the 1994 Australian rom-com-dram which starred Toni Collette — then just an unknown Oz actress with one film credit to her name — as a social misfit named Muriel Heslop, who dreams of one day getting married to a soundtrack by her favorite band, ABBA. Muriel’s rescued from her dreamy, emotional solitude by a charismatic outsider named Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths, in her first film role) and together, they forge a platonic companionship that remains the reason why, more than two decades after its release, we’re still dreaming of the day we can rock out to “Waterloo” with Muriel and Rhonda. The next best thing? EW’s reunion with Collette and Griffiths, who were eager to get together and relive their days in Porpose Spit. The women reunited for our annual Reunions Issue and spilled some fun secrets from their way to the Wedding. Which celebrities have confessed to be Muriel fans? How did the first-time movie director land the rights to ABBA? And why did the movie almost have a different ending?! Read the complete article over at Entertainment Weekly.

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Frederik

A big batch of magazine scans, ranging from as early as 1995 to 2014 have been added to the photo gallery. Besides some covers, for which I’m still looking for the full pages, some great pictorials and interviews have been added as well. For a complete list, click any of the previews below. If you’ve collected any Toni articles that you would like to share, please drop me a line.



Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by Frederik

In March 2010, Toni Collette graced the cover the UK Psychologies magazine, with a very insightful interview and great pictures featured inside. Many thanks to Adrienne for contributing scans from this magazine to Toni Collette Online, very appreciated!

Posted on December 6th, 2014 by Frederik

Here’s an article from the Sydney Morning Herald published last month for the Australian release of “A Long Way Down”. Toni Collette has never been afraid to transform herself for a role – she was launched onto the world stage, after all, as a chunky version of herself in Muriel’s Wedding – but as Maureen in A Long Way Down, which screens as part of the British Film Festival now touring the country, she seems almost to have shrunk inside her frumpy cardigan. The film was launched at the Berlin Film Festival, which is where we speak. The day after it debuts Collette is back up on the screen again in another film, the small American independent Lucky Them, playing a hipster rock journalist. In real life, she thrives on living out of a suitcase and is a big believer in embracing change. “If you try to put the brake on,” she says, “it’s all going to go to shit.” A somewhat less bumpy version of this message pervades A Long Way Down, which is adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel about four very disparate people who meet on a London rooftop one New Year’s Eve. They have all come to commit suicide. Each has his or her reason, but Maureen’s is the most poignant: she has a severely disabled son who would get much better care, she believes, if she were not there to look after him. Maureen is also isolated, friendless, overworked and terribly tired, a situation that starts to ease a little when the four would-be suicides form an unlikely gang. The full article can be read here.

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by Frederik

Have a look at these wonderful new pictures of Toni in the current Edit magazine issue – it might be the last time in a while to see Toni with hair! According to their exclusive interview, Toni shaves her head for the upcoming “Miss You Already”, which she is currently shooting with Drew Barrymore in London. And is determined to shed pounds from her already petite frame in order to manifest into the role of Barrymore’s terminally ill best friend. Scans from the magazine can be found in the photo gallery.

Posted on March 30th, 2014 by Frederik

The Washington Post has a great interview with Toni Collette. In Will Eno’s Broadway play, “The Realistic Joneses,” opening April 6 at the Lyceum Theater, Toni Collette plays Jennifer Jones, a woman whose laconic husband (Tracy Letts) has a rare terminal illness. When her new neighbors, also called the Joneses (played by Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei) show up, the four characters start interacting in all sorts of weird ways. Mr. Hall’s character can’t seem to stop talking – he says all the things most people tend to keep to themselves; Ms. Tomei’s is an emotional mess; and Ms. Collette’s Jennifer has the difficult task of keeping it together when everyone around her starts to lose it. Ms. Collette, who became a worldwide star 20 years ago as the adorable star of ‘Muriel’s Wedding,’ has gone on to play everything from a schizophrenic mom in “United States of Tara” and an unhappily married yuppie in last year’s “Enough Said” to the mother of a child pageant star in “Little Miss Sunshine.” The complete interview can be read here.