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Behind The Candelabra - EW cover
  • Matt and Michael Douglas are in character on the cover of the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly promoting Behind the Candelabra. Highlights from the interview and tweets from Debbie Reynolds are below:

    Yes, that really is Michael Douglas and Matt Damon under the prosthetic makeup, wigs, and crystal-trimmed suits — all part of their costumes for Behind the Candelabra, the new Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie (airing May 26) about the stranger-than-fiction romance between Liberace (Douglas) and his young lover, Scott Thorson (Damon) from 1978 to 1982. In this week’s issue, Damon and Douglas give a frank, funny interview about filming one of the weirdest, glitziest gay love stories ever put on film, one that required both actors to do things they’d never done before onscreen. Like, say, wearing a metallic thong — and nothing else.

    “Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a– and she would give me a spray tan,” explains Damon, who spends plenty of the movie in tiny swimsuits, and wasn’t too excited about his real-life wife seeing his bronzed backside. “We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.”

    For more from Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on Behind the Candelabra, plus exclusive photos of the movie’s costumes, sets, and supporting cast — you won’t believe what Rob Lowe looks like! — pick up a copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, March 8.

    Debbie Reynolds ‏@DebbieReynolds1
    I'm so happy to be in BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Matt Damon has the most beautiful eyes. Michael Douglas worked so hard to act like Liberace.
    Isn't this wonderful? I can't wait to see it myself!! I had so much fun doing this. Loved being around the boys!!
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 7th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 7th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Anne Thompson's story seems to have the only new quotes. The magazine is now available so scans should be online shortly.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 7th, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 8th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Full scans?

    If anyone finds the full scans of the EW article online, can you please post the link? Most of the scans appear to have been in the EW footage (Matt looks very plastic, Rob Lowe looks bizarre).

    This is a longer story from EW about the spray tanning:

    Edited at 2013-03-08 08:58 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 8th, 2013 09:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

    Photos from the Monuments Men studio set outside Berlin:


    Video of the super fun GQ shoot from last year (amusement park) is now on YouTube:

    Edited at 2013-03-08 10:33 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 8th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Enquirer story

    Celebitchy has a story from the Enquirer about Lucy and Jennifer Garner not getting along.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 9th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Enquirer story

    I would like to think this story is untrue, they have holidayed together and there were pictures of Ben and Jen with the kids going to MAtt and Lucy's when they stayed in LA i think last year, as always no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors and unfortunately as Matt likes to try and keep his private life private there are times when some shitty stories come out. I dont like all the pictures that get taken of Ben and Jen with the kids, surely theres some way for that to be stopped but maybe they actually do like it
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 9th, 2013 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
    If I had a scanner, I'd scan my copy of the magazine. It's a neat little article with some of how the film came to be, and comments about making the film. The interview was done with Matt and Michael in February in NYC. I was a little dissapointed that there weren't more photos of Matt in character, there are only two, one looking away and one small one with Michael posing. The cover is the best photo in the issue. It'll be very interesting to see how this movie is received. I'm very proud of Matt, he is fearless!

    Edited at 2013-03-09 05:15 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 9th, 2013 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for that. The scans will eventually come online.

    Debbie Reynolds has posted a pic of herself in character as Liberace's mother:

    Debbie Reynolds ‏@DebbieReynolds1
    Liberace's Mother in BEHIND THE CANDELABRA. Would you recognize me if we met in the casino? pic.twitter.com/hPeLkQJor4

    Edited at 2013-03-09 06:32 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 9th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Sorry I know this is off topic but I have been looking everywhere and have not been able to find this and I believe I originally read this on your site. Didn't Cate Blanchett once say that she thought Matt's performance in the Good Shepard was her favorite performance of the year? Is there a link to her saying that? or a link to her saying it on this site? Thank you.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 9th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I can't find the original comment. Paula has certainly written that on this site previously.
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 9th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Promised Land Cover Art

    Well, the cover art for the Promised Land DVD and Blue Ray are now on amazon!! To say I'm excited would be an understatement!!!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 9th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 9th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Studio photo

    A photo of Matt at a sound studio in Berlin today after recording a voiceover for a new trailer (Elysium?)

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 9th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Studio photo

    Ah,so you were right about Matt's facial hair just being weekend stubble and not for Monuments Men. After all, in the book Rorimer didn't have a beard (lol, still hoping that if I wish hard enough, he'll be Rorimer!)
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    Oh I know about Matt's sexy eyes wish I was lucky like you to stare at him in person (but he might think that I'm crazy-obsessed or something)...zzzzzz. Can't wait for this movie too Debbie ;)
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