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Aug 15
2011

This week’s release of “Fright Night” in US theaters brings new promotional material to raise word on the film, including plenty of Toni material. While I think she won’t be doing any press for it since she’s filming in Australia, these clips make up for it :-) An interview on the film and her character as well as a look behind the scenes. Additional interviews and b roll can be found at TrailerAddict. Enjoy the clips!

Aug 07
2011

The Daily Telegraph has the very first picture of Toni in character on the Australian “Mental” set: It’s the new movie that reunites director P.J. Hogan with his old Muriel’s Wedding star and it looks like Mental will be as eccentric as Hogan’s previous classic. Collette went on set dressed in character as Shaz, the working-class nanny. The flick co-stars Liev Schrieber and Anthony La Paglia and is Rebecca Gibney’s first big silver-screen foray. Hogan gave an insight into Collette’s character recently, describing Shaz as “hilarious, outrageous, dangerous, courageous, inspiring, heart-breaking and totally, totally mad”. The film, being shot in Queensland, is due next year.

Jul 26
2011

Since there’s nothing new on Toni (“Fright Night” premiered at the Comic Con last week, but Toni was not present), let’s see what she did 14 years ago. In 1997, she guest starred as herself on the Australian show “Frontline” in the episode “The Code”. “Frontline”‘s leading man Mike is a guest star on When This Is Your Life, and Toni is one of his childhood friends who greets him. This is a bit obscure since I have no idea if it’s really a guest spot or if there’s any relation between Toni and Mike-actor Rob Sitch. Nevertheless, here’s a clip of her appearance with captures added to the gallery.

Jul 23
2011

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Liev Schreiber has joined Toni Collette in P.J. Hogan’s new comedy “Mental”, his first local production since Muriel’s Wedding in 1994, which thrust both location and leading lady into the international spotlight. Mental sees Schreiber as a philandering politician who employs Collette, a “crazy hothead hitchhiker”, to nanny his five daughters following the breakdown and hospitalisation of his wife. Anthony LaPaglia, Deborah Mailman and Rebecca Gibney feature alongside Collette and Schreiber for the joint Australian and American production, along with Cloudstreet’s Kerry Fox, Dorian Gray’s Caroline Goodall and Sam Clark from Neighbours.

Jul 14
2011

Unfortunately, Toni has not received an Emmy nomination this morning for the third and final season of “United States of Tara”. The category for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series includes Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C, a deserving winner in my opinion ;-), Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation). Nevertheless, Toni has won her Emmy already in 2009 for “Tara”, so things could be worse ;-)

Jul 13
2011

A new production still of “Fright Night”, featuring Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin, has been added to the gallery.