For “The Way, Way Back”, Toni Collette will be making Promotion rounds in the US next week. On June 24, she will be a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. And on June 27, Toni will be on “The View” on ABC. Make sure to catch her appearances. Coverage will be posted here afterwards.
This is my favorite time when all the promotional videos for an upcoming film are released :-) Fox Searchlight is good to us with various new clips for “The Way, Way Back”: A new trailer, featurette, and b-roll, as well as a compilation of television spots, a promotional interview with Toni Collette and a clip from the film have been added to the video archive. The Los Angeles premiere for “The Way, Way Back” will be held this Sunday, so expect more coverage on the film. For now, enjoy the new clips.
“Mental” has been released on DVD in various European countries (instead of a theatrical release), so there was finally a chance to see P.J. Hogan’s reunion with Toni Collette, almost twenty years after “Muriel’s Wedding”. The similarities stop here already, “Mental” is, as described by one reviewer, like Mary Poppins on acid – which is quite fitting. Look out for a personal review in the career section. Over 1.000 DVD screencaptures have been added, alongside screencaptures from an interview with Toni on the set. Video clips will be posted next. Enjoy.
|Another new project for Toni! According to the Daily Telegraph, Collette stood out in a cast of men on the set of the new TV series Devil’s Playground in Darlinghurst, dressed conservatively in a blue woollen dress with felt hat – a costume meant to reflect 1980s Australia and not the 1940s as it appeared to observers. The actress has only a small role in new six episode Matchbox Pictures/Screen Australia mini-series which is being directed by Rachel Ward and Tony Krawitz.|
Collette wrapped her small role on Wednesday ahead of an appearance on the red carpet last night for the premiere of The Way, Way Back. Also starring in Devil’s Playground, the sequel to Fred Schepisi’s original film The Devil’s Playground, is Jack Thompson who looked the part in clerical robes suggesting he will play either a Catholic cardinal or bishop in the production, to be broadcast on Foxtel. Actors Simon Burke and Christopher Stollery joined Collette and Thompson on Sydney set this week.
On June 06, Toni Collette and Steve Carell have attended the Sydney Film Festival’s premiere of “The Way, Way Back”. Carell made an unexpected appearance after a last-minute text message from mate and Little Miss Sunshine co-star. When Carell got Collette’s message, he surprised her on the theatre’s red carpet after a day of interviews at the Park Hyatt Hotel. “We got to know each other even better on this film, because it was shot in (Carell’s) home town in Massachusetts. “Toni had a little beach house in that area and her baby and her husband were there. It was really fun, a really nice family time”. Pictures from the premiere can be found in the gallery.