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Ii Aussie starlet Teresa Palmer getting ready to walk down the aisle with her boyfriend, Canadian actor Scott Speedman?
The US tabloids claim that the couple are getting super-serious, super-fast.
It’s understood the 25-year-old Aussie actress this week introduced Speedman, 35, to the cast and crew of her new film AWOL, which also stars Aussie hunk Liam Hemsworth.
And sources have told American Star magazine that the couple have already discussed marriage.
“I got a very lovely surprise standing outside my hotel room on fri night!! Best ann arbor weekend ever,” Palmer tweeted of Speedman’s visit.
The I Am Number Four star is due back home later this year to begin shooting Mad Max: Fury Road with Brit hunk Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.
Teresa Palmer is hoping to follow in Angelina Jolie’s footsteps.
The I Am Number Four star has commissioned a script to be written with a “very Angelina Jolie” lead role for her, and is set to produce the indie film about corruption in the pharmaceutical industry.
“As a producer you have creative control, and that’s what is so exciting about it,” the actress told Australian Vogue.
“At the end of the day, if you have made a film it’s totally your responsibility, and if it works it’s your responsibility and if it doesn’t it’s also your responsibility.”
Having appeared in The Grudge 2, December Boys and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and worked alongside Hollywood stars such as Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Sandler and Nicolas Cage, 25-year-old Teresa still has to pinch herself sometimes.
“I don’t think I will ever get to the point where I think: ‘Oh, I’ve made it’. I know my parents are really proud of me, and they think I’ve become successful, so that’s nice, but there’s still so much I want to achieve in my life,” she added.
Teresa Palmer may be known for her blockbuster roles, but she’s more than just another pretty Hollywood blonde.
Appearances can be deceiving. Sitting in a Sydney cafe, Teresa Palmer, she of the golden locks and delicate features, looks positively angelic. She is polite and softly spoken, but the 24-year-old Adelaide-born actress is definitely not to be underestimated.
Take her latest role. In I Am Number Four, a sci-fi blockbuster produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay and directed by DJ Caruso (Disturbia), she plays “bad-ass” Number Six, one of nine aliens sent to Earth disguised as high school students and now on the run from their enemies. In the movie she kicks, punches, rides a motorcycle and fires rocket launchers with as much élan as Angelina Jolie.
She had a great time, especially given how hard she trained. “My character is such a warrior and I’m really not,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve never done any sort of kicking or shot a gun, I’ve never stabbed anyone, obviously, so these are skills that I’ve had to learn.” She was in training for three months prior to shooting and it had some unexpected benefits. “I feel like if I ever got into some sort of rumble on the street, I will actually be able to defend myself.”
Is Blue Tongue Films stalwart Kieran Darcy-Smith counting his lucky stars or what? While his directorial debut (previously going by “Say Nothing”) was in production, the stock of two of his leading thespians—Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer—have risen astronomically which is sure to throw his film right into the spotlight.
The psychological drama now also has a new title in “Wish You Were Here” with the unveiling of a handful of first look stills to tease the tale of “four friends who lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday only for three come back.”
The film is a passion project of Darcy-Smith, co-star and co-scribe Felicity Price as well as producer Angie Fielder with lensing taking place earlier this year in Sydney and Cambodia. Anthony Starr also stars as Palmer’s boyfriend while Edgerton and Price feature as the second couple in what promises to be a character-driven story that will strive to uncover (as the synopsis asks) “who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?” So pretty much a dramatic version of “The Hangover.” Here’s an older, more detailed synopsis:
“It’s such a great concept. Two couples go away on this ill-fated trip to Cambodia and one of us doesn’t return,” Palmer recently told us of the film. “The filmmaker, Kieran Darcy-Smith is an incredible director….[he’s part] of the Blue Tongue film group and they’ve produced amazing movies like ‘The Square’ and ‘Animal Kingdom’… They’re a great group of people and I’m really excited by that film.”
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