Promotion for “Collateral Beauty” is underway with press junkets taking place today. The first to publish their exclusive sit-down with Will Smith and Helen Mirren is Access Hollywood: Smith and Mirren discuss the movie’s emotional undertones with Liz Hernandez. Which of the three main themes do they believe is the hardest for humans to understand in real life – love, time or death?
This morning, Helen Mirren was a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show to promote the theatrical release of “Collateral Beauty”. She participated in a funny opening, talked about “Fast 8”, husband Taylor Hackford, her last appearance at the Cannes Film Festival – surprised the second guest James Marsden and also played a round of “Heads Up”. Three video from Ellen’s site can be found after the cut.
On November 21, Helen Mirren has attended a SAG/AFTRA screening and Q&A for “Eye in the Sky”. Hosted by TV Guide’s Jim Halterman, the conversation gave great insight on the making of “Eye in the Sky”, Helen’s early years in the theatre, her frustrating transfer to Hollywood and her first meeting with Taylor Hackford. Great interview which also includes fan questions at the end.
Here comes the second theatrical trailer for “Collateral Beauty” with some obversations from Entertainment.ie: With its plot drawing likeness with A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life, plus a release date of 30th December, it’s clear that Will Smith’s latest aims to get you all worked up after the presents are opened but before the season has wrapped. From the trailer, we’re getting the idea that Will Smith’s character, Howard, is still in mourning over the death of his young daughter. His colleagues, who include Kate Winslet and Edward Norton, are worried about him. Howard starts to write letters to Death (Helen Mirren – ‘turns out death is an elderly white woman,’ quips Howard), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Love (Keira Knightley, who is just permanently crying for some reason). The trailer also seems to give away an awful lot, so you have been forewarned.
The first theatrical trailer for David Frankel’s “Collateral Beauty” has been released today, boasting a great ensemble for what looks like a heartwarming Christmas story. Will Smith stars in Collateral Beauty, a star-studded drama that focuses on the Oscar-nominated actor as a once-successful business man faced with the tragic loss of his young daughter. Smith’s character is left to pick up the pieces, and as his close friend (played by Kate Winslet) describes it, “He used to love life. Now he hates it.” He mourns her passing by writing letters to abstract ideas such as love, time and death, aspects of life he narrates in the trailer, “are the three things that connect every single human being on earth,” continuing, “We long for love, we wish we had more time and we fear death.” Smith then begins receiving surprise visits from the ideas themselves, this time in the form of Helen Mirren as death, Keira Knightley as love and Jacob Latimore as time. “I saw you in her eyes when she called me daddy and you betrayed me,” Will’s character says to Knightley’s during their emotional encounter. “Collateral Beauty”, also starring Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris hits theaters just in time for the holidays on December 16.