I have added the first high-quality stills of Bella as Gigi in ‘The Neon Demon’. Make sure you check them out in the gallery :
Movies Productions > The Neon Demon (2016) – Production Stills
According to Just Jared, Bella will be at the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 with the cast of “The Man in the High Castle” as the annual event officially starts today. If you want more information, please click here.
4:15 pm: The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Cast TBA and executive producer Isa Dick Hackett (Room 6A)
MELBOURNE girl Bella Heathcote’s father wanted a secure, comfortable life for his daughter.
A university degree. A back-up plan. Perhaps following his footsteps into a sensible career like law.
But here she is up to her neck in the meat market of beauty and celebrity that is Los Angeles, surrounded by lecherous men, bitchy girls, exploitative photographers, sex, drugs, lust, narcissism, ultraviolence, necrophilia … the kind of depravity a loving parent’s nightmares are made of.
“I think Dad probably thinks that of most of the films I do,” Heathcote laughs.
Ah, yes, did we mention Dad’s nightmare is taking place in a movie? Not just any movie, but the most controversial of 2016 thus far: The Neon Demon
From Danish provocateur Nicolas Winding Refn (best-known for putting Ryan Gosling in dreamlike yet brutal predicaments in Drive and Only God Forgives), The Neon Demon is the story of naive 16-year-old orphan Jesse (Elle Fanning, who was 16 during filming) rising quickly through the ranks of modelling in LA.
Her arrival is met with equal parts desire and resentment — or even outright malice —from rival models played by Heathcote and Mad Max: Fury Road’s. Abbey Lee.
The film premiered in competition at Cannes in May and its reception there — alternately booed and applauded — set the tone.
The Neon Demon is either loved or hated, has something to say or is completely vacuous, is feminist or faux, highbrow or camp, marvellously or terribly depraved.
“High fashion, low IQ” declared the headline on one US review.
The movie will have its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival this month.
Heathcote’s verdict? “It’s just a movie,” she says.
If you want to read the entire article, click here.
Studios Photoshoots > Portraits – Christina House [The Los Angeles Times] – 2016
‘It’s like we were all possessed’: The stars of ‘Neon Demon’ confront its stylish darkness with director Nicolas Winding Refn
Who is the Neon Demon in “The Neon Demon”?
It’s a fair question, as the latest from Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is purposefully ambiguous as to whether the entity of the title is a specific person or being or maybe instead the hunger for fame and its flashbulb shine of glamour and beauty. Or perhaps it is that indefinable, ineffable “it” some people possess — or even the city of Los Angeles itself.
KILLING IT: ELLE FANNING AND THE STARS OF THE NEON DEMON
This Summer, Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, And Abbey Lee Star As Ruthless Models In The Most Talked-About Film To Come Out Of Cannes. Along With The Film’s Notorious Director, Nicolas Winding Refn, They Discuss The Mutual Attraction Between Horror And Fashion
“What’s it feel like—you walk into a room, it’s like in the middle of winter, and you’re the sun?” About halfway through Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, in theaters now, real-life model Abbey Lee poses this question to Elle Fanning. A relative mainstay from the cutthroat underbelly of the Los Angeles modeling world, Abbey Lee’s Sarah is clearly threatened by Fanning’s Jesse, a nubile new recruit. After only one casting, the younger model is receiving the Aphrodite treatment from the fashion industry. In response to Sarah’s desperation, Jesse musters a mimetic reply, more menacing than confident: “It’s everything.” With this line, the hoary twenty-something is eviscerated by her teenage replacement. It’s these impassive moments—hollowed out and flattened, save for their hyperstylized cruelty—in which Refn’s new opus strikes its most cutting tone.