Did you expect to come here and see some awesome pictures of Nicole Beharie from the New York Film Fest Shame premiere and afterparty a few nights ago at the rooftop of "The Standard Hotel" in a fantastic cocktail dress??!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! I'm sorry; I really, really wish I had some!! You can boo me right now, just like I want to boo all the press/paps that saw her at the festivities and didn't arrange to take her picture.
I don't get it! This is a critically acclaimed highly anticipated film, which will be pushed for Oscar consideration and where she plays the main romantic interest; I know the part is brief but still poignant, plus she's gorgeous and wonderful in the movie sooo....why isn't there more press about her?!
*Sigh* Don't mind me. ANYWAYS, I found this article at FilmExperience.net. Nathaniel R., a really nice writer from that site, just told me in the comment section that he spoke to Nicole at the afterparty. This is what he says in his story:
Of course she was amazing in the film. While we're at it, check out the NYFF review of Shame from IndieWIRE's Shadow and Act HERE.Nicole Beharie, on the other hand, who plays Fassy's would be girlfriend (and co-worker) in Shame didn't know what to expect at all. She had just seen her film for the first time that night. Turns out that she and Fassbender improvised a lot and since all three of her major scenes are actually single continuous shots (yay!), she had no idea which takes were chosen. I make a mental note to thank Steve McQueen for this as it is such an strangely rare treat to be able to watch two fine actors acting together rather than in their own disjointed closeups.