Ang Lee to be honoured with BAFTA Fellowship
Director Ang Lee will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at this weekend's BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony.The 66-year-old director will be recognised for his contribution to film during the ceremony on Sunday (11.04.21).
Emerald Fennell says 'Promising Young Woman's BAFTA win is "so thrilling". © Bang Showbiz Emerald Fennell (c) BAFTA
The director and screenwriter admitted she was "overwhelmed" that the cast and crew picked up the Outstanding British Film BAFTA Film Award on Sunday (11.04.21).
Speaking at a Winner's Press Conference, she said: "This is just unbelievable and so thrilling. I feel quite overwhelmed because I just feel so proud of everyone who worked on this film and so grateful to them."
Gallery: No kids please! These stars have decided not to have children (BANG Showbiz)
Babies or no babies?
There’s nothing we love more than celebrities getting pregnant. From staging elaborate reveals on Instagram, to casually announcing that they’ve named their child X Æ A- 12, North West, or Sir! But here’s the thing – having children is not for everyone. Whether it’s because they want to focus on their career, or they never got around to it, or they simply don’t want to, here are 10 stars who don't want children...
During a 2019 interview with Elle, Miley Cyrus revealed that her decision to not have children was based on environmental reasons. The popstar said: "We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it's exhausted. It can't produce. We're getting handed a broken planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I'm not bringing in another person to deal with that."
When Oprah Winfrey sat down with Gwyneth Paltrow on the ‘Goop’ podcast, she admitted that having a baby didn’t feel right for her. The queen of talk said: “I don’t think I would have been a good mother for baby children, because I need you to talk to me, and I need you to tell me what’s wrong. I can’t just figure it out. And I was always - I knew this about myself. Gayle [King, her best friend] was like, 'Don't you love babies?’ I was like, 'Oh babies are fine.' It just didn’t feel like it was for me."
Helen Mirren says not having a family was never “an absolute conscious decision”, but she was always “too engaged in my life as an actress", the Oscar-winning star once told Peter Travers. In 2013, Helen told British Vogue: “It was not my destiny. I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn't care what people thought...It was only boring old men [who would ask me]. And whenever they went, 'What? No children? Well, you'd better get on with it, old girl,' I'd say 'No! F off!'"
Jared Leto is known as a singer-songwriter, director and actor, but as far as becoming a parent is concerned, the star has no plans. He told ES Magazine in 2017: “I think it's really important to be present if you have children. I have a lot of... things to take care of.”
Renée Zellweger once said that “motherhood has never been an ambition.” On multiple occasions, the actress revealed that she doesn’t live life by planning every aspect of it. In 2016, Renée told the Independent: “’I've never really thought like that about anything in my life, really. I’ve always been kind of open to whatever may be, curious to see what’s next. I’ve never been that deliberate about my life and the things that I would require in order to be happy.”
In 2009, Ricky Gervais told Red Magazine that he’s never thought about having kids because he doesn’t think he’s responsible enough to look after them. The comedian said: “I didn’t have a work ethic for such a long time. Imagine if I had a child like me? I didn’t start earning until I was 36. I’m the sort of person who has to check three times that I’ve shut the door, so I’d probably stare at a kid all day to check it was breathing.”
Much like her character Samantha on ‘Sex and the City’, Kim Cattrall is all about freedom. In a March 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, the actress said: “When I was five, my fantasy was to have a hundred dogs and a hundred kids. I realised that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn't ready to take that step into motherhood… Being a biological mother just isn't part of my experience this time around."
I know we all wish that she could be our grandma, but Betty White admitted in 2011 that she has never looked back on the decision to not have kids. The actress said during on interview on CBS Sunday Morning: “No, I've never regretted it. I'm so compulsive about stuff, I know that if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would've been my whole focus. But I didn't choose to have children because I'm focused on my career. And I just don't think as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both."
In her first acceptance speech, when she won Best Original Screenplay, Emerald seemed to fumble over her awards, clearly having not expected to win the gong. And when one journalist commented that they thought she might be running around her room, she admitted she was too "nervous" to move.
BAFTA 2021: Priyanka Chopra and Hugh Grant lead stars presenting show
Details of the event, which will be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but will not have a red carpet to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, were revealed by BAFTA on Thursday.Details of the event, which will be recorded at the Royal Albert Hall but will not have a red carpet to adhere to coronavirus restrictions, were announced by BAFTA on Thursday, ahead of the ceremony on Saturday and Sunday.
She added: "This hotel room is so enormous, I'm actually frightened to move. If I touch anything, it might go on fire or fall or break so I'm actually sitting quite still - nervously - incase something goes wrong."
Emerald had previously revealed she wished she could kiss the 'Promising Young Woman' cast but was unable to owing to the current restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking via video link, she said: "There are so many people I want to thank and I want to go to your houses and kiss you - which I can't do. Thank you to the amazing cast ...
"Thank you to the lovely crew and thank you everyone. I'm missing so many people, this is the terrible thing. It was the greatest thing of my life, making this film and I love everyone who made it. I'm so grateful to them and I'm so grateful to everyone who has watched it."
Missed the BAFTAs? Here are the five best moments from this year's pared-back awards ceremony .
From an unintentional crack at the British persona to tributes to Prince Philip, here are the top moments you might have missed at this year's ceremony.And after being criticised last year for being too white (maybe with cause: every actor nominated was white while Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson were both nominated twice), there was also a bit of redemption in this year's list.