“Motherhood Is Frightening”-Sandra Bullock on Motherhood, Seeking Goodness & Netflix Film “Bird Box”

Sandra Bullock stars as Malorie, a mum who must scale a river blindfolded, in order to get her and her children to safety, in the new Netflix film, “Bird Box” (drops on 21 December).

I caught up with Sandra to find out how, with all the darkness in the world right now, she manages to see the light and shine bright; why motherhood can be frightening experience; and when she has been afraid but decided to feel the fear and go for it anyway.

“Bird Box” is available on Netflix from Friday 21st December.

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Mat Whitecross Shares Coldplay Living Out Their Dreams in, “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams”

Documentary Maker Mat Whitecross turned a camera on Coldplay 20 years ago, before they were even a band. He recently pressed stopped on his camera and now brings us the inspiring, behind the scenes, making of the band documentary that is “Cold Play: A Head Full of Dreams”.

I caught up with Mat to find out why he first pressed record, living out dreams, and how the band has inspired him.

 

The documentary is available as part of Coldplay’s “Butterfly Package” which includes the documentary on DVD, a live album (recorded in Buenos Aires) and concert film (recorded in Sao Paolo), which is out now.

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Dolph Lundgren And Florian Munteanu On the Toll Being A “Drago” Took on Them

Dolph Lindgren is back as Ivan Drago for Creed II and this time he has his son, Viktor (Florian Munteanu), in tow.

I caught up with Dolph and Florian tell us what it’s like being a Drago, why they almost forgot how to smile and how working out together helped their onscreen chemistry.

“Creed II” is a knockout, and is in cinemas now.

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John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman Reveal What They Want Disney To Do With Their “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Out Takes

John C Rielly and Sarah Silverman are back as Ralph and Vanellope in the “Wreck it Ralph” sequel, “Ralph Breaks The Internet”.

I got to catch up with them to find out what they love about this movie, what it means to be a good friend, and whether or not their outakes will be released for an adult only audience.

“Ralph Breaks The Internet” is out in Irish cinemas on November 30.

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Former LAPD Detective Greg Kading on “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G”

Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G are hip hop icons. Their murders in 1996 and 1997 left fans reeling and asking many questions – mainly, who killed them, A man who knows the answer is the man who was charged with reopening and reinvestigating the case, Greg Kading.

Greg was in Dublin recently. I got to chat to him to find out why people are still interested in this case, what it’s like working on a case like this, how it took over his life and the new Netflix series based on his investigation, “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G”

“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” is on Netflix now

 

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Keala Settle Shares How Hugh Jackman Helped Her Step Into The Spotlight.

The Greatest Showman is a film that many of us have taken to our hearts. One of our favourite characters is Lettie Lutz, also known as the bearded lady. Her song, “This Is Me”, has become, to many of us, our own personal anthem. I caught up with the fabulous woman who has brought all of this to life – Keala Settle.

We spoke about how “This is Me” changed so many lives, including her own.

Keala also opened up about why she didn’t want to step into the spotlight and preferred to do a Greta Garbo with her life, but with the support of her “Greatest Showman” co-star Hugh Jackman she has decided against it.

Check out the initial performance that blew everyone away!

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More Than Words

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A few days in Greece has me reconnecting with my heritage and the richness of it. From the ancient ruins, to the amazing gastronomical feasts, to their beautiful use of words and emotion.

The Greek vocabulary is so full and expressive – English feels so bland after hearing a conversation between Greek people.

My favourite conversations are when they are exchanging wishes for each other. Like the Greeks themselves, the expressions used are so passionate and full of love, wonder and awe. You can’t help but leave the exchange with a smile and happy thoughts.

They take some of the most basic greetings like Happy Birthday and turn them into the most gorgeous, heartfelt wishes.

Happy Birthday
“Xronia Polla” – Many years to you
“Na zisis” – Here’s to a long life
“Na ta ekatostisis” – May you love to one hundred.
“Na zisis hillia xronia” – Here’s to 1000 good years
“Oti epithimis” –May you have whatever you want and dream.

“It’s my family member’s birthday”
Response: “Na ti/ton xerese” (“Celebrate her/him. Here’s to her/his health and her/him bringing happiness to your life”)

Weddings
Wishes for the couple before the ceremony:
Ee ora ee kale” – Here’s to the marriage being good and lucky

Once the couple are married:
“Seehareeteeria” – Congratulations
“Na Zisete” – Long may you live in happiness, love, and joy.

Births
Na sas Zisi – Here’s to a long and healthy life for your child.
Yero ke dinato – Here’s to your child being healthy and strong

Condolences
Silipitiria – Condolences

Responses:
“Zoi se sas” (Life to you)
“Zoi se mas” (Life to Us)
“Na zisete na ton/tin thimaste” – May you live and remember him / her!

This world can be a scary place. Instead of spouting hate, why don’t we take a leaf out of Greek’s books, and wish only the best for those we come across in life.

In the words of the Greeks – “Na Zisame”! (Long may we live in happiness, love and joy!)

 

 

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