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New Interview with Mary and AGIM Photo

We are less than a week away from seeing Mary on our TV screens again in the upcoming Paramount+ series, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ & as such, a brand new interview has come out! Below are some highlights Mary did with Airmail.

I have also added a brand new still of Mary and Ewan as their characters into the gallery.

Mary on what it was like filming scenes with her on screen co-star (& real-life husband) Ewan McGregor:

“The fact that we are so in love with one another, and we do kind of burst with feeling for each other all the time, made it really, really easy to bring all those layers to the relationship and to really see the relationship between the count and Anna develop,” Winstead says. “There were certain scenes where we’d go, O.K., we don’t actually have to cry in this scene—let’s pull it together! It was always so moving for us every day.” (Despite their relationship, the producers followed protocol and assigned the couple an intimacy coach to help choreograph their sex scenes.)

Mary on the type of research she did to play the role of film actress Anna Urbanova:

Winstead found herself researching and learning from the lives of real-life Russian actresses who might have been contemporaries of Urbanova’s. “I really focused on Alla Nazimova, who was a huge Russian star in the 1920s and had ups and downs throughout her career that reminded me of Anna,” she says.

“She had many marriages and affairs, with both men and women, and was very bravely open and comfortable with her womanhood and sexuality. She also had a very difficult childhood and was abused by her father, so she left home at a young age to escape that. In our story, Anna’s backstory is kept quite mysterious because that’s how she likes it, but there is a heavy history there that can be felt.”

Mary on Ewan’s commitment to the role of Count Rostov:

“I think that Ewan really captures that so well in his performance, and I think that sort of has a trickle effect throughout the show. A lot of characters have that sense of strength in adversity. Life carries on, and you find humor and laughter and hope in the darkest of places. ”

McGregor has already begun praising his wife’s performance to reporters, and Winstead needs no prompting to return the favor. “I feel like I could talk for hours about how amazing he is, even when I was just home with him as his partner and seeing his commitment to it and the way that he embodied this person like nobody else could,” she says about McGregor’s preparation. He worked with a movement coach to nail the mannerisms and bearing of the leisured class, and maintained his character’s thick, nobleman’s mustache for nearly a year.

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Empire Magazine Scans+New Video Interview

I have added a new interview/magazine scans of Mary and Ewan in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. In the interview, Mary and Ewan talk about what it was like working with one another and filming scenes together as well as discuss their takes on their characters. Head to the gallery to read the interview in full!

In related news, Mary and Ewan also did an interview together on Sirius XM where they talked about their son Laurie meeting baby Grogu for the first time, working together, and Mary getting Ewan into horror films! The entire interview itself is so good! I loved how Ewan said he was impressed with Mary as an actress and she gave it her all in the 2012 film, ‘Smashed’!

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‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Stills

I have added a couple of brand new stills from each upcoming episode of the Paramount+/Showtime Series, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’. In the show, Mary will play Anna Urbanova, a glamorous, independent and self-made film actress, at the height of her fame. She uses her wit and beauty to dazzle Count Alexander Rostov. She’s an enigmatic character who keeps her cards very close to her chest. Reluctant to reveal her true self.

The show will premiere March 29th.

Click on the pics or here to view all the new photos!

Episode titles have also been revealed and they are the following:

Ep 1– A Master of Circumstance
Ep 2– An Invitation
Ep 3– The Last Rostov
Ep 4– Good Times
Ep 5– An Arrival

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New Interviews with Mary

With ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ premiering in 2 weeks, Mary and Ewan are beginning their promotional duties for the upcoming limited series. As such, I have added some new interview videos of them discussing the show and how horribly wrong it went when their toddler son finally met Baby Grogu! ?

Ewan was also on Late Night with Seth Meyers where he talked about working with Mary at the 5:20 mark:

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First Premiere for ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Takes Place

I have added over 100 photos from the first red carpet event for the upcoming Paramount+ series ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ happened in New York City earlier this week at the Museum of Modern Art. At the event, Mary walked the red carpet with her husband and co-star Ewan McGregor and even posed with Ewan’s kids Clara and Jamyan. Inside, the couple posed for more photos and were enjoying themselves. Head to the gallery to check out all the pics!

I have also posted some brief videos of them at the premiere where ET also interviewed Mary and asked her what she hopes to see happen with Hera in season 2:

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Mary and Ewan Appear on the Tonight Show!

Mary and Ewan made a joint appearance last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City! During the interview, the married couple talked about both being in the Star Wars universe and what it was like for their son Laurie to meet Grogu in real life! Ewan also talked about how it felt having that huge mustache for over a year due to last year’s SAG/writers’ strike and what it was like working together on set. Be sure to check out their hilarious interview below and watch ’til the end to see the first clip from the show!
I will be sure to make tons of screencaps from their appearance later this week!

It’s so beautiful to finally see them doing an interview together. I can’t wait to get more as the promotional press for AGIM picks up. 🙂

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New ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Still and Interview

A brand new still of Mary and Ewan in their upcoming series ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ has been released via Empire.  Set in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov (played by Ewan McGregor) is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. If he ventures beyond the hotel’s walls, he’ll be shot and killed—and so inside he stays, dining and grooming and sleeping and chatting away with anyone and everyone in his vicinity. Mary will play Anna Urbanova, a glamorous, independent and self-made film actress, at the height of her fame. She uses her wit and beauty to dazzle Count Alexander Rostov. She’s an enigmatic character who keeps her cards very close to her chest. Reluctant to reveal her true self.

Speaking to Empire, this is what Mary and Ewan had to say about working with one another:

“In-between takes we were just bawling our eyes out,” Winstead chuckles, looking back on a particularly tender sequence. “It was so beautiful to get to play the scene and make that moment feel so real. But it was really, really hard for us as well.” With a backdrop of world-changing politics, there are plenty of forces that threaten to keep the Count and Anna apart. “It’s about the making of the Russia that we know now,” states McGregor of the series. “It starts in 1921 after the Revolution, and everybody’s in turmoil. There’s a lot of discussion about belief in something – people who believe in the Communist movement and people who don’t, and what it does to their lives.”

A Gentleman in Moscow will begin streaming on Paramount+ March 29th.

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Mary and Ewan to Appear on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Just as the headline indicates, both Mary Elizabeth and Ewan will be appearing together on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon next Monday, March 11 to begin promoting their upcoming series, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’. The show will air at 11:35/10:35c on NBC.

The series, an adaptation of Amor Towles’ novel of the same name, follows Count Alexander Rostov (Ewan McGregor), who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past has placed him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol and threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again.

As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.

The series also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as glamorous, self-made film actress Anna Urbanova; Alexa Goodall as the Count’s unlikely young friend Nina; Johnny Harris as conflicted secret police officer Osip; and Fehinti Balogun as Mishka, the Count’s best friend from university.

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A Gentleman in Moscow Trailer and Screencaps

The first trailer for the upcoming Showtime/Paramount+ series ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ has finally been released and I’ve added it below for your viewing pleasure. Additionally, I have made screen caps of Mary’s appearance in the trailer. ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ will premiere on Paramount+ in Canada, the UK and Australia on March 29 and on Paramount+ in Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Korea on May 17. In the U.S., the show will also premiere on Friday, March 29th.

Be sure to head to the gallery to check out the caps as well as a brand new still!

Trailer screencaps

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First Photos and Interview For ‘A Gentleman In Moscow’

Vanity Fair exclusively shared a batch of first look photos of Mary’s newly upcoming series, ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ which will premiere on Paramount+ March 29th. Based on the 2016 novel of the same name, AGIM’s story is set in 1922 where Count Alexander Rostov (played by Ewan McGregor) is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. If he ventures beyond the hotel’s walls, he’ll be shot and killed—and so inside he stays, dining and grooming and sleeping and chatting away with anyone and everyone in his vicinity.

In the Showtime/Paramount+ series, Mary will play Anna Urbanova, a glamorous, independent and self-made film actress, at the height of her fame. She uses her wit and beauty to dazzle Count Alexander Rostov. She’s an enigmatic character who keeps her cards very close to her chest. Reluctant to reveal her true self.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, this is what Ewan said about acting alongside Mary:

“To be in love and married to somebody, and then to get to play all those cold shoulder scenes, was just hilarious,” McGregor says. Near the shoot’s end, as the relationship took a tragic turn, the pair found the emotional intensity of their scenes following them home. “You just have to see what she’s done with this role—she’s such a brilliant actor, and the way Anna ages is absolutely heartbreaking at the end,” McGregor says. “We have a scene where we have to part, and we just were an absolute mess [after filming].”

It is also revealed during the interview that Mary’s character is expanded in the series compared to the book version:

In this series, Anna’s presence expands from the book, which stays closer to the count’s perspective. “The novel is necessarily very count-focused, and you don’t get that broad an impression of Anna’s life away from the count,” Vanstone says. “It was really important to us to create that in a world for Anna, and to give that character more agency through the story.”

Be sure to head to the gallery to check out the full-sized photos!

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