Welcome to Toni Collette Online, your premiere web resource on the Australian actress and singer. Best known for her iconic performances in "Muriel's Wedding", "The Sixth Sense", "United States of Tara" and "Hereditary", Toni Collette has emerged as one of her generation's greatest talents. In its 13th year online, his unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, in-depth information on all of her projects on film, television and the theatre as well as extensive archives with press articles, photos and videos. Enjoy your stay.
Production stills and promotional stills from the second season of “United States of Tara” have been updated, with many new additions and better quality replacements. The second season not only brought us a memorable Tornado episode, but also the wonderful Viola Davis in a guest appearance arch. If you’re planning on rewatching Tara (it’s available on a variety of streaming platforms, depending on where you live) or want to revisit your favorite episode, check out the site’s episode guide for all three seasons with synopsis, recaps and screencaptures. Updates on season 3 will follow next.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is publishing interviews from the show’s beginnings. Among the early guests has been Toni Collette, who was in Los Angeles to promote the theatrical release of “Japanese Story” and garner some last-minute Oscar buzz for the film. The interview itself is very generic with the two questions alwa Did she have to gain a lot of weight for “Muriel’s Wedding” (yes) and did she fake appendicitis as child (yes). Still, it’s nice to see this interview for the first time – and be reminded how fast 20 years fly by. Enjoy the video segment and screencaptures.
Clint Eastwood showed he’s not ready to slow down yet when he was spotted filming his upcoming film “Juror No. 2” on Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia. According to the Daily Mail, which provides us with pictures from the actors on set, the project has been called the moviemaker’s ‘final film,’ with The Hollywood Reporter describing it as an attempt to find ‘one last project in order to be able to ride off into the sunset with his head held high,’ though neither Eastwood nor Juror No. 2’s studio Warner Bros. have said he is planning to retire after completing it. Eastwood was previously seen on set with Nicholas Hoult in June, after the writer’s strike had started but just before his cast had to stop working due to the recently wrapped actor’s strike. Hoult plays a juror sitting for a murder trial who realizes he may be the one who killed the victim during a reckless driving incident, rather than the person on trial. As his guilt eats away at him, he tries to steer his fellow jury members away from convicting the man while attempting not to incriminate himself in front of the prosecutor, played by Toni Collette. “Juror No. 2”, which will be Eastwood’s 40th film as director, is scheduled to be released next year.
“United States of Tara” remains one of Toni’s greatest projects and – altough it was cancelled too soon – includes three pitch-perfect seasons. Time to upgrade the galleries for the Shwotime series. All production stills have been sorted in order of the episodes and over 50 additional production stills have been added as well, alongside some new on-set pictures and key art. If you’re planning on rewatching Tara (it’s available on a variety of streaming platforms, depending on where you live) or want to revisit your favorite episode, check out the site’s episode guide for all three seasons with synopsis, screencaptures and recaps. Updates on season 2 will follow next week.
Here comes another great addition to Toni’s theatre archives: The poster and programme for The Sydney Theatre Company’s 1990 production of “A Little Night Music”, alongside a new production still with Toni and Michael Beckley, all courtesy the actor’s website. As many earlier sources, the programme’s CV states an appearance by Toni on the Australian series “G.P.”, although I’ve never been able to track any more information on this. Additionally, there’s an audio clip on Youtube of Toni singing “The Miller’s Son” in the musical. Enjoy.
With still nothing happening right now, it takes some digging to find news on Toni’s upcoming projects. Among them is Bong Joon-ho’s “Mickey 17”, which is slated for a theatrical release next year, but has already received a test screening this past June, according to WorldofReel. Since test screenings or reactions are rarely officially confirmed, we should take this summary with a grain of salt:
Perfectly conveys the mood and directorial ticks of all his previous films; it’s funny but also cleverly political and though action and adventure take a back seat it’s always doing something sharp and thrilling. Robert Pattinson is wonderfully unhinged in twin roles, very reminiscent of the performances in Fight Club, Mark Ruffalo is delivering a very Trump-ian performance that akin to Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer and if that’s not enough Toni Colette is just as evil and always in his ear. The production is stunning, big sets and practical effects with very minimal CGI work and the cinematography here is like super close to so much of David Finchers work, so stunning and very much a likely contender for a nomination. It was quite an experience. The introducer emphasized how early it was in the process with very minimally done but 75% was pretty much polished and ready to go with just a score and sound design missing. So much of it was clearly practical.
The article goes on to predict the film’s release date to move to an earlier date, in order to receive a splashy premiere at next year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Joon-ho’s last film, “Parasite”, won the Palme d’Or.