As some of you may remember, Vanessa was the face of Smythson for the year of 2016 alongside James Norton. 20 new pictures from that photoshoot have surfaced the web and are now over our gallery:
Here’s one of the reviews shared by Italian Studies release after Tribeca. The reviews are mixed up, but we hope that it gets picked up soon by a distributor!
In Gimme the Loot and Tramps, writer-director Adam Leon displayed a keen ear for the vernacular of youth and a captivating light touch observing the fluid shifts in his characters from spiky friendship to romantic intimacy. There are plenty of young New Yorkers on hand again in his third feature, Italian Studies, but precious little engagement as they drone on about their fears, frustrations and yearnings. At the center of this supposed reflection on dislocation and connection is Vanessa Kirby, playing a British writer with temporary amnesia in a display of actressy self-indulgence whose charms are far exceeded by its brief 81-minute run time.
Saved to a slim extent by cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz’s dreamy visuals of New York City in the pre-COVID summertime and by dependably mood-enhancing composer Nicholas Britell’s shimmering score, the film trades the agreeably limber storytelling and seeming spontaneity of Leon’s previous work for a narrative both aimless and inert. More than anything it recalls one of those “lost weekend” stories about Hollywood celebrities that used to be fodder for late-night comedians in times less sensitive to mental illness.
The spark for the project was the ascending star’s availability and desire to work with Leon. While they were tossing around concepts, Kirby reportedly told the director, “I want you to throw me out into the streets of New York and to challenge me.” Apparently, making it interesting for the rest of us wasn’t a concern.
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Hi everyone, since Vanessa is short on news, we took the time to upload some older pictures into our gallery section. We start off with a on set picture of Vanessa in the project we first saw her one, and fell in love with, Labyrinth by novelist Kate Mosse. Then, brand new images promoting The World to Come in the stills and promotional category. Then on the photoshoot section we added several outtakes to the following shoots: 001. ESQUIRE UK, 006. THE WRAP, 013. BAFTA and 004. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Check the magazine category, which has also been updated with some missing scans.
As we announced back in 2016, Vanessa was added to the cast of a project called Played (also known as Members Only), which was supposed to be a TV pilot. Now a few more images and, maybe, the full version, from it were released, now announcing it as a TV Movie, but my guess is it is actually a short movie since it only has around 20 minutes. How we missed brunette Vanessa! Enjoy:
We had this project under cancelled but is now available under Vanessa’s short movies.
Vanessa stunned the red carpet wearing Gucci and with a magnificent necklace made with 1.112 diamonds. She didn’t take the Oscar home, but being nominated is already a blessing, and one step closer for a win. As soon as we have videos from inside as well as interviews from the red carpet this post will be updated.