On May 18th in Cannes, amongst all the stars in town for the Cannes Film Festival, there was one “Cinderella” who stood out from the heavy rain. Entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter presented their first ever International Artist of the Year award to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. An event was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Choo and Mouton Cadet at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez to present the global icon with the award. THR editorial director Janice Min, publisher Lynne Segall and Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis were on hand to present the award to Fan, which was to “recognize a rising a global celebrity whose work has the power to affect entertainment around the world.” The private event was originally supposed to take place at the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar atop the Palais des Festivals, which was moved indoors because of the heavy rainstorms in Cannes. Attendees including actors Naomie Harris, Paz Vega and Oscar Isaac and filmmakers James Toback, McG and Gurinder Chadha.
Fan wore a gorgeous Valentino gown to the event and told THR, “I feel like Cinderella tonight.” She added, “It’s every girl’s dream to wear these designer clothes. But even though I love fashion, the most important thing to me is my acting career.”
Take a look at the gallery for more images from the event!
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 1
May 16, 2013: It’s my first time at the Cannes Film Festival, attending as a writer/editor on behalf of Asia Pacific Arts and Audrey Magazine. I’ve been told to expect a crazy circus — as there are hundreds of screenings for both the official Film Festival and the simultaneous Film Market — and I can’t wait.
The day before, Baz Luhrman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Amitabh Bachchan walked the red carpet for the Opening Night film, The Great Gatsby. Also in attendance was the superstar jury, headed this year by Steven Spielberg, which include Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman, Lynne Ramsay, Christoph Waltz, Cristian Mungiu, Naomi Kawase, Daniel Auteuil, and Vidya Balan.
ABC announced on May 10th that they’ve picked up the pilot for the Marvel television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Wasting no time to promote the show, a teaser trailer was also released. While it’s only 32 seconds, we catch a glimpse of actress Ming-na Wen (as character Melinda May) punching a guy in the face at the :18 mark.
Other cast members include: Clark Gregg (who reprises his role from the Marvel films as Phil Coulson), Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agent Jemma Simmons”), Iain De Caestecker (“Agent Leo Fitz”), Brett Dalton (“AgentGrant Ward”), Chloe Bennet (“Skye”) and J. August Richards.
ISSUE Spring 2013
story Hilal Nakiboglu
photo Russ Elloway
After a small role in the award-winning film ARGO, the London-born Indian actress appears next in a film with Josh hartnett and in NBC’s highly anticipated series MISTRESSES.
Audrey Magazine: First of all, congratulations on your involvement with Argo [Sunny played the Swissair ticketing agent].
Tehmina Sunny: Thank you! It was such a wonderful experience. I’ve always admired Ben Affleck as an actor, so to be actually working with him was incredible. He’s an amazing director, very respectful and down-to- earth. He had a great team around him, too.
AM: You have a film coming out later this year, with Josh Hartnett, called Singularity. Tell us about your character.
TS: I play the antagonist, Sonubai. She’s quite ruthless and not shy about ￼￼getting what she wants, even if she hurts people in the process.
AM: Was she fun to play?
TS: Very. It’s only now that I’m playing the more ruthless characters. It’s fun. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting tougher, but I’m being seen more for these roles, and I love it.
AM: And Josh Harnett?
TS: His process was fascinating for me to watch. He’s opened me up to new ways of thinking about how to play a character and work with material. I’m so excited about that project. It just looks so stunning: the cinematography, the costumes, and the storyline. I believe it’ll be premiering at Cannes this year.
AM: How do you get ready for an event like Cannes?
TS: I stick to what works for me. I try to do yoga three or four times a week. Sometimes Pilates. A little bit of weights, but not too much. I love my cardio. I love spinning. I like running, because it puts me back in my own world, which I need sometimes.
AM: In her book, Mindy Kaling says that as she runs, her mind generates these detailed revenge fantasies. Does yours do that, too?
TS: [Laughs] Not quite. Running clears my mind. If I’m feeling anxious or even afraid of something, I’ll run, and it makes me better.
AM: What are you watching on TV right now?
TS: Everything. Homeland. I’m an avid Good Wife fan. I enjoy How I Met your Mother and Modern Family. I have eclectic taste.
AM: The Good Wife stars fellow British Asian actress, Archie Panjabi. Do you two hang out?
TS: She’s based in New York, so not really. But I did meet her at an Emmy party. When I was younger, I saw her in a film called East is East, and since then, I’ve followed her career. It was really nice touching base with her. She was very friendly and asked me, “How are you finding it here? How do you find the process?” And I was saying that four years ago, when I started, there was nothing. The calls that went out were very, very specific. Now, there seems to be more diversity and different roles within projects that I can be seen for. It’s great that the doors are opening.
AM: And what role would you like to see open up for you next?
TS: I’m not going to lie: I’d love to be the next Bond girl.
Audrey covergirl, Jamie Chung has even more beautiful photos for us. Since we last spoke to Chung, the actress has kept herself quite busy. Recently, she has been playing the role of Mulan on the tv series Once Upon A Time. She is also casted for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For which is scheduled to release on October 2013.
Jamie Chung is this month’s covergirl for Bello Magzine’s Action Issue. JustJaredJr.com reports some of her responses:
” On fashion: “I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do. Only recently have I been really splurging, and experimenting, and trying new things.”
On living in NYC: “Currently, I’m staying in the financial district so it’s kind of convenient to all the different ones. I’d like to consider myself quite savvy with the subway.” “
Click on to check out more of her photos!
Hannibal is premiering on NBC on April – learn a little bit about the actress who plays Beverly Katz – Hettienne Park!
Author Han Cho
Issue Fall 2012
A Real Life Modern Family
Contributor Han Cho gets a peek into the everyday life of Modern Family’s youngest member (and her mom).
“Sorry, the house is such a mess!” exclaims Ko- rean American comedian and actress Amy Anderson, gesturing to the toys that litter the room. She scoops up her daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and their chihuahua Bob Barker, only to have them both wriggle out of her arms and scramble upstairs. She laughs, “This is my life. Little person, little dog.”
STORY Olivia Ouyang
ISSUE FALL 2012
Go On, NBC
Suzy Nakamura plays teacher’s pet to Matthew Perry’s class clown in the highly anticipated return of the Friends’ star to NBC.
Matthew Perry (Friends) returns to NBC as Ryan King, a sports newscaster who loses his wife in a texting and driving accident. Ryan thinks he’s ready to go back to work, but his boss, played by John Cho, is insisting that he go to therapy. Ryan reluctantly complies, wreaking havoc at the group meetings led by a woman whose only training is her previous work with a Weight Watchers outreach program. Among the group therapy members is annoying teacher’s pet Yolanda, played by Suzy Nakamara.
ISSUE: Spring 2013
Yung At Heart
Elodie Yung may kick some serious ass (with double katana swords!) as Jinx in the upcoming film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but we get to the heart of what really matters to the French Cambodian actress.