In Duplicity, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen team up to play a pair of spies wrapped up in a complicated battle between pharmaceutical rivals.
In real life, the actors talk about the honesty in their own relationships — and why they couldn’t seem to pull it together on the set for director Tony Gilroy.
Q: Don’t you think it’s funny that we’re in a society now where the corporate guys are the villains?
Julia Roberts: Well they’ve earned it.
Clive Owen: The movie is about two corporate spies who end up together deciding to scam the big companies they work for and try and make themselves a big payday.
JR: You don’t really know if we’re friends or enemies or lovers and we’re kind of all of those things. It’s tough to fit romance into all the scheming. But I guess it is sexy. I don’t know if it’s romantic, but maybe it’s sexy. Read the rest of this entry »
Emmanuel Itier: Why did you want to do this movie?
Julia Roberts: I just want to be with the smart guys, and I think that’s where you’re most creative — is to be with people who are intensely bright about what they do and creative. I had seen Michael Clayton and I’d met with Tony (Gilroy) and we connected, and of course I have this relationship already with Clive, and so when he called me and asked me to do it, it just seemed like a good match. Read the rest of this entry »
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen have Duplicity when their crime caper lands in theaters March 20. In honor of Roberts and Owen criminally good chemistry, we have compiled 10 top movie crime couples. From the famous pairings of George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez to the iconic coupling of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, Hollywood royalty is well represented when it comes to having partners in crime.
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Duplicity
Their resonance has only begun on screen, but Clive Owen and Julia Roberts have perfect crime chemistry in their latest, Duplicity.
This just in! Usmagazine.com reports that there are two females on the planet who don’t like the way Clive Owen dresses. Owen says that his daughters, Hannah, 19, and Eve, 9, are not impressed.
“I get texts that say things like, ‘Don’t wear the velvet jacket because it’s weird and embarrassing,’ ” he tells Us. “They make me too self-conscious. I have to get changed in the dark.”
Owen, who has been married to actress Sarah-Jane Fenton since 1995, says that when his daughters aren’t dispensing fashion advice, they like to take in an age-appropriate movie: “I’ve literally seen every kids movie in the last eight years.”
Former ‘Closer’ co-stars Clive Owen and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen Friday for the clever corporate spy flick ‘Duplicity,’ and Clive tells ET that working with Julia is just like “playtime”!
“On ‘Closer’ we discovered that we like each other, we trust each other, we get on, we’ve got a very similar sense of humor, so all those things are taken care of,” Clive tells ET’s Mark Steines. “So really, there’s just the excitement of coming together and playing with something new.”
The pair traveled to such far-flung locations as Dubai, the Bahamas and Rome, but Clive says watching Julia’s fame at work in New York made the biggest impression. Read the rest of this entry »
Passion plays a major role in Duplicity, opening Friday and starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts as dueling spies running a major scam against a corporation and possibly each other.
In fact, it was love at first read for Owen when he first finished the script, written by Michael Clayton scribe Tony Gilroy, who directed the film as well.
“I went crazy for the script. I was going through a phase where I was turning everything down. This gem landed. I finished the last page and called my agent,” Owen said at a Q&A he attended with Gilroy at the Soho Apple store on Tuesday afternoon. “It was a rare gem.” Read the rest of this entry »
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