Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Also on Tuesday, Toni and the cast of “Unbelievable” – Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever and Danielle Macdonald – were interviewed on “The Today Show”, sharing their experience on working on a serious drama. There was also more praise for Collette from co-star Dever, who said that Toni’s performance in “The Sixth Sense” was the reason she became an actress. After “Today”, Toni stopped by Sirius XM for a radio interview. Pictures from both appearances can be found in the photo gallery.


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Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Merritt Wever and Toni Collette are starring in the new Netflix true crime drama Unbelievable, but Wever admitted to being rather starstruck by her Oscar-nominated costar behind the scenes. “Working with her was a very big draw for me,” Wever said of Collette. “It was a very huge honor. Did not disappoint.” Collette said she’s been blessed in her career, but feels humbled that many fans still approach her and tell her how they relate so closely to her characters. “I get a lot of, ‘You’re terrible, Muriel’ and ‘I see dead people,’” Collette said, referencing iconic lines from Muriel’s Wedding (1994) and The Sixth Sense (1999). Wever then admitted she, too, couldn’t resist quoting the Muriel’s Wedding line to Collette when they met on set. “I did that to your face. It was terrible,” said Wever. “No, it wasn’t,” Collette said. “She was immediately mortified!” Wever recounted how she could barely get her words out as she spoke to Collette, to the point that her costar was concerned she was having a brain aneurism. “I was like, ‘You’re terrible, Muriel,’” she said. Wever said she couldn’t resist the opportunity to say the line to Collette in person. “To not a small group of people that’s a big deal – to get to Muriel the actual Muriel, and I got to Muriel Muriel,” she said, “and I hold it in my heart.” “I had to text someone right afterwards,” Wever added. “I was so nervous that she was going to think I was a freak.” Watch the full interview with Toni Collette and Merritt Wever here:

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Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

What a banner week it has been for Toni Collette: The promotion for both “Knives Out” in Toronto and “Unbelievable” in New York – and, in case you’ve missed it, the official announcement that she will indeed star in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming “Nightmare Alley”). This week’s Monday and Tuesday were blocked for all kinds of appearances to promote Friday’s premiere of “Unbelievable” on Netflix. A first visit was paid to Build Series in New York City, with Toni, Kaitlyn Dever, Merritt Wever, Danielle Macdonald and executive producers Susannah Grant, Lisa Cholodenko and Sarah Timberman in attendance. The full interview can be watched below (and in the video archive) while screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Lots and lots of additional video clips from the 44th Toronto International Film Festvial’s premiere and subsequent promotion of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” have been added to the archives, including some fantastic new pictures and clips. Let’s start with the videos:

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The film’s extensive cast split up in half for interviews with Entertainment Weekly, The Wrap, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Studio. Toni was part of the interview group consisting of Rian Johnson, Chris Evans, Ana de Armis and Christopher Plummer – and received universal praise from her colleagues. Chris Evans called her performance in “Hereditary” the best of the last decade and director Johnson praised Collette as one of the best actresses on the globe. So you’ll see a lot of flattered reactions in the videos. Next up are photoshoots that were taken from the cast by various news outlets, including most of those mentioned above. For a complete list of additions, check the update boxes above and below.

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Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Here comes our fantastic confirmation according to The Hollywood Reporter: Just days after the successful premiere of her thriller Knives Out at the Toronto International Film Festival, Toni Collette has closed a deal to join Guillermo del Toro’s all-star ensemble noir thriller, Nightmare Alley. Bradley Cooper is headlining the Fox Searchlight production, an adaptation of the 1946 noir novel by William Lindsay that first hit the screen as a 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power. The story is set in a world of carnival hustlers and con men, telling the story of a mentalist (Cooper) who teams with a psychologist in order to swindle the rich. Things go south for the poor sap when he is out-hustled by the woman. Collette will play a mentalist named Zeena who mentors the protagonist. Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are already on board and the project has actors such as Richard Jenkins and Michael Shannon circling as well. “Guillermo is a true auteur,” said the actress in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with him and the amazing cast he has already assembled. What an honour.” Del Toro is directing the thriller and wrote the script with Kim Morgan. An early 2020 shoot in Toronto is being readied. Collette is having a banner week. Knives Out, Rian Johnson’s all-star whodunit in which the actress plays a key role, premiered to rave reviews at TIFF, with the movie on track to open Nov. 27. Friday sees the debut of Unbelievable, the searing Netflix crime drama that also stars Merritt Weaver. Also Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Collette’s breakout feature, Muriel’s Wedding, with a screening as part of the Academy’s Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film series. The actress is repped by CAA, Finley Management, United Management, and Jackoway Tyerman.

Posted on September 14th, 2019 by Frederik

Merrit Wever and Toni Collette are interviewed by Oprah Magazine: If you watch Unbelievable, the Netflix limited series starring Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, and Merritt Wever, and find yourself dream-casting Collette and Wever’s characters in True Detective season 4, you’re not alone. “Oh my God, everybody keeps saying that!” Collette tells OprahMag.com. “Given the darkness of this show, maybe that’s why they’re enjoying Merritt and I so much. They’re kind of an odd couple, and it’s entertaining.” Collette and Wever play Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall, detectives from two Colorado towns who merge investigations upon realizing they’re looking for the same rape suspect. Inspired by true events, Unbelievable is both a gripping narrative and an incisive look at the way American rape survivors are treated—and, too often, mistreated. Any viewer who cares to self-examine will be left considering the myth that false claims of rape are a pervasive problem: In reality, only about 2 percent of rape and sexual assault claims are found to be false, per FBI statistics. Meanwhile, RAINN estimates that only 1 in 4 rapes are reported, with fear of retaliation and belief that the police can’t or won’t help them cited as reasons many survivors say they didn’t. But what happens to Marie (played by Dever) is proof that long-held cultural biases leave little room for facts. The show interweaves Marie’s story in 2008 with the 2011 search for a serial rapist in Colorado, mirroring the structure of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article that inspired it, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape.” Journalists T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong’s storytelling choice is even more effective onscreen; just as Marie faces yet another infuriating setback from one of the many people who failed her in the wake of her rape, the action shifts to the forward momentum of Detectives Rasmussen and Duvall’s investigation (thus saving the viewer from sinking into the depths alongside Marie).

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