Speaking in tongues

Applauded young Aotearoa actress Madeleine Sami, dodges questions about her involvement with Rings star Elijah Woods (“we kind of hung out and went to the movies a bit”), a day after Woods confesses he’s infatuated with her in Britain’s Arena magazine. Sami, however, is sure about her New Zealand edge: “I feel a strong desire to keep representing New Zealand and keep finding those New Zealand voices and put them on stage. In Hollywood all our actors don’t do that; they go there and speak American”.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…