Fugs and Fabs: The Belle Premiere


I don’t want to scare you guys, but Draco Malfoy is REALLY tan now. In other news, this movie — which is ALL about LONGING in period costume — appears to have a LOT of good looking men in it. Matthew Goode is ALSO in it, although he was not at the premiere. I love handsome longing.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]

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  1. Kristin
    +6

    Miranda is an awesome whack-job. I love it.

  2.  Miranda
    +10

    Oh Felton. The LA tanning mafia has gotten to you. But this slideshow is full of really attractive people, so that makes up for his orangeness.

  3.  Kimberly
    +22

    JKR’s like, “I said, ‘a boy with a pointed face was standing on a footstool…’ not a painted one!”

    Tom, I am alarmed. That is a rather nice suit, but I am completely distracted by the face.

  4. Kris
    +4

    So is Tom Felton playing a villain again? Or should I say “a cad”?

    • janet
      +14

      Yes! According to the trailer at least he is mean and racist, which made my friend wonder when we saw it if he is always going to be typecast as Guy Who is Outspokenly Racist. Rethink that career choice, Tom.

      • Kris
        +11

        I saw him on a panel at DragonCon a couple of years ago, and he said he prefers to play bad guys and isn’t worried about getting typecast. Apparently he’s a really nice guy IRL, and likes to choose roles that are his polar opposite to avoid taking his work home with him. I just can’t help but wonder what it would be like to see him playing a good guy.

    • Pat
      +8

      Yes, I’ve seen the movie and he is a nasty piece of humanity. He’s got a great sneer.

    •  Kristin C
      +2

      His character is the villian, and he is very vile indeed. I wish that he could play a good guy, his twitter and interviews are so charming.

  5. Emily
    +18

    I remember reading an interview with Tom Felton where he said the worst part of playing Draco was that he couldn’t be in the sun too much and had to hide under umbrellas, and when it was over he was really looking forward to going to the beach like a normal person.

  6.  Sophy
    +4

    This movie looks so good…have to see it…..and she is wearing a romper which is a shame since she could sell almost anything else with that pretty face of hers.That white lace dress is beautiful and its so nice to see all the men stars dressed well which is much more rare than it should- I mean how hard is it to wear a nice suit or a nice three piece suit – come on ….

  7.  Elle
    +18

    I hate to cause you distress, but Gugu Mbatha-Raw IS wearing a romper. A FORMAL ROMPER.

    •  ohsohappy
      +3

      Yikes! That explains why it is so short. Good call!

      • Mrs. Helpful
        +4

        Oy! I saw Gugu M-R play Ophelia on Broadway opposite Jude Law’s Hamlet — I though they were both wonderful. She put a fair amount of backbone into Ophelia, who is often just more shadowy. All of which is to say — woe unto us when our serious Shakespearian actors are showing up to things in rompers. Or maybe I am wrong about that and it is entirely appropriate.

    • Leti
      0

      Indeed, she is, and I just can’t get on board with that, no matter how delightful she is otherwise.

  8.  ohsohappy
    +3

    Miranda’s head looks great, with exception of the ear thing. That almost kills it, but her face is just so pretty.

    •  fiatluxury
      +6

      totes read that as “earthling”, and nodded sagely – her head DOES look pretty good, even if she must be surrounded by earthlings.

  9. Stefanie
    +5

    Matthew Goode is in this movie? I don’t care what it’s about, Im game. And Im very disappointed he wasnt here for me to ogle.

    • gin_in_teacups
      +4

      You should definitely go see it because it’s great, but for the sake of you not getting disappointed – Matthew Goode is only in it for about 5 minutes.

    • sahanabanana
      +2

      I recently watched a BBC adaptation of My Family and Other Animals and discovered Matthew Goode.
      Oh MY.
      Highly recommend the movie and the book, they’re both HILARIOUS and refreshingly PG.

      •  ElizabethT
        0

        ALL of Gerald Durrell’s books are so, so funny. I must see this right away. Imelda Staunton as the mom?!

    • Gypsy Danger
      +1

      Have you seen “Stoker”. He is uber creepy in that. It was an odd little movie, but I liked it.

  10. Tamarin
    +6

    Tom’s hand and Tom’s face are 2 completely different colors. It’s a shame because his suit is actually quite nice.

  11. Sandra
    +11

    This film was clearly made for us, being all Olden-Times-With-Romantical-Problems and everything.

    Also, le sigh for the tailoring. Why don’t more guys understand just how attractive this is?

  12. Trish
    +4

    Sarah Gadon looks like she just stopped by after making her First Communion.

  13.  eandh
    +4

    Tom may have been trying to cover something up with all that bronzer – his very much beloved dog had to be put to sleep because of terminal cancer just last week, and I think his eyes look red here. He’s also been in LA for ages shooting a TV series, and picked up more of a tan than Draco was ever allowed to. I really only remember Gugu from Doctor Who, she played Martha’s sister, but she is very very pretty even in a romper

    •  Allyn
      +2

      THAT’S why she looks familiar. Thank you!

      • Madeleine
        +7

        Gugu was also in “Lost in Austen” and played Amanda’s room-mate who ‘looked like she put her lipstick on by eating it!’ . Lost in Austen is fun PLUS Tom Mison is in it, which I think is relevant to Fug Nation’ interests :) Ooh and also Lord Grantham and River Song!

        • Joanie
          +2

          I loved both Lost in Austen and the Undercovers. But I really, really do not like Gugu’s outfit;, dress or romper, it’s still hideous!

  14. Gine
    +5

    Death Comes To Pemberly was, IMHO, not great overall–except for Matthew Goode and Jenna Coleman as Wickham and Lydia. It was worth watching just for them.

    • Pat
      +7

      The book was, for me, a disappointment, so I’m not looking forward to the adaptation except for the two reasons you mentioned.

      • Gine
        +4

        They were fantastic–maybe my favorite onscreen Lydia and Wickham ever, which is obviously saying a lot. But the rest, yeah. It just didn’t hold my interest.

      • Algae
        +5

        I felt the same way! The book had too much internal thinking and not enough of the crackling dialog I appreciate with Austen and Austen-adaptations. I hadn’t heard who was in it yet, though, so now I’m all interested again.

  15. lacejay
    +8

    I went to this movie last weekend and not only is it a gorgeous period piece, it was actually good! You should all go!

    • Edith
      +1

      Just seconding this. The movie – based on a true story – is fantastic. Seriously, so, so good.

  16. sahanabanana
    +5

    Just wait till his father hears about this…

  17. Neil
    +10

    Tom is obviously there as the result of a mistake……he thought he was on the way to an ‘Orange is the new Black’ premiere.

  18. Livvie93
    0

    I legit LOVE the colors of the last dress. Imagine if it were sleek, with a defined waist. YES.

  19.  Meghan
    +1

    *GACK* I stopped reading after “Death Comes to Pemberley” because I just loved PD James’ book and when I first read it thought it should be a movie on PBS! Can I sue them for stealing my intellectual property?! I can’t wait until it hits the US!!!

  20. Jenz
    0

    Poor Draco got hit with Ginny’s Bat-Bogey Curse. Formal rompers aside, Gugu looks very pretty but she needs a little more NAB (talk about redundant sentences – my grandmother is crawling out of her grave to come and correct me).

  21. Petrova Fossil
    +4

    We saw the movie last night and Tom Felton’s character was nasty, brutish and short.

  22. Jessica
    +3

    Between this and that other recent collection of men in good suits, I’m very hopeful we’re moving away from the “too small is fashionable” trend for men. Also, I think that white dress needs a belt – am I wrong?

    •  Another Katie
      0

      Yes! I was just coming to compliment the men on avoiding the shrunken suits that have seemingly taken over red carpets the past couple years. Though, I gather these three are British, so maybe the English haven’t bought into the trend (or are already done with it)? In any event, I don’t have any desire to know every contour of everyone’s bodies, whether man or woman, hot or not, so I welcome the change.

  23. hfree
    +1

    Matthew Goode is only in this for the first 5 minutes. I was really disappointed in this film overall. I had just visited Kenwood House (where the title character grew up) and really wanted to love this film, but it devolves into a movie with a far too much 21st-century wish fulfillment for me.

    Also, on the clothing side, there is a scene where she is in one dress, it cuts to her in a different dress (a distinctive one that she wears often in the film), and then cuts back to her in the first dress. I usually don’t comment on goofs like that but it was so distracting!

    •  Melinda
      +3

      I am incredibly unobservant, b/c I’ve seen it and did not even notice that! What a weird mistake.

      I think if you go into the movie knowing that it is “based on a true story” in the sense that it’s based on a person who did exist and who did, indeed, live in England, it’s enjoyable. The performances are good, the clothes are good, and there aren’t many Georgian/Regency-set films with a woman of color as the protagonist. (Mbatha-Raw is really great.)

  24.  a
    +1

    I thought I saw Death Comes To Pemberley in my Masterpiece preview – yep, just looked it up! Oct 26-Nov 2…

  25.  julyol1972
    +3

    Matthew Goode in “Stoker” was unbelievably sexy, which was odd because I’d never seen him in that light before. But Lord, that man made me fan myself in some of his scenes with Nicole Kidman. Wia Wasikowska was a revelation too. Did not know that girl carried the sexy gene in that body of hers, but she was legitimately hot in that movie.

    • Gypsy Danger
      0

      I commented up thread about this movie. Hadn’t read all the comments as yet..

  26.  lucia
    0

    Ugh the orange face… The rest of him looks fab though, just ditch the tanning bed. On another note, he looks FINE in the trailer for that new TV show that he’s in!!!!

  27.  PinzNneedlz
    +6

    Someone’s been drinking the poly-orange-juice potion….

  28. Laura
    +2

    Death Comes to Pemberley was interesting enough, although the lady they cast for Elizabeth looked about a hundred years old. Matthew Rhys was a pretty charming Darcy, though.

    But I’m in desperate need of more BBC period dramas in general; I think I’ve seen almost all of the good ones.

    As for the clothing, everyone looks pretty much acceptable. And I only remember Undercovers because it had Ben Schwartz, whom I ADORE.

  29. Nicole
    0

    I actually quite liked Death Comes to Pemberley. I didnt realize it was coming out as a movie!! I am excited. There have been so many awful Austen ‘sequels’ that I was surprised by a good one. Looking forward to it !!

  30.  HelenBackAgain
    +4

    Clearly Tom Felton has accidentally dipped into a Skiving Snackbox, and wound up with one that gives its eater the appearance of jaundice.

  31. Non-Princess Kate
    +1

    This is actually a really, really good movie!! Jessica and Heather, y’all need to go see it! Lots of romantical problems, plus some actual societal problems + solutions. Very good.

  32.  Aspasia
    +2

    You know, I love Miranda Richardson, but I have a fancy reusable shopping bag that looks a lot like her….formal caftan? I use it to transport my imported whisky and red wines from the store to my house. Maybe she’s hiding a (or several) flasks of whiskey in there?

    I like Gugu’s dress but yeah, just a little bit longer. Sarah’s dress would be more age appropriate without the sleeves (or make them cap sleeves). And Tom needs to understand that orange is not an actual skin colour.

    I’m really excited to see the movie. Belle Lindsey is one of my favorite historical persons.

  33. mochalite
    0

    Anyone know where to catch streaming episodes of Undercovers? I tried to find it on hulu or netflix.

  34.  Linda_AZ
    0

    Felton: Unfortunate.

    Other guys: Dreamy.

  35. Jessica hulse Dillon
    0

    I would have to go with the 40s. Bring on the fitted waists and full skirts of the post war era, plus the stacked heels to chase down bad guys!