Abortion has been a hot-button topic for years, but it's been resurrected as one of the most talked about issues this election season with debates about Planned Parenthood and Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remark still ringing in our ears. The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be legal has made it taboo in films and TV, so it's not often that we see the issue honestly approached on screen. However, there have been some exceptions. Without giving too much away, the dark comedy Bachelorette, out today, is one of those movies. In the film — starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan as high school BFFs reuniting for a girlfriend's wedding — one of the characters opens up about an abortion from her teen years, and she even references one of the most iconic films about the same scenario, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Let's look back at some of the memorable female characters who've wrestled with the decision to end a pregnancy on screen.
We caught up with Kirsten Dunst at the NYC premiere of Bachelorette Tuesday night. She looked fresh and girlie in a floral Stella McCartney short suit and suede heels. The actress and style star shared her trick to pulling off allover prints, as well as her upcoming travel plans and what label we're sure to find filling up her closet. It's all in today's Fab Flash!
Bachelorette stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan were up and at 'em this morning with a stop at the GMA studio in NYC's Times Square. Isla shared a wildly awkward story about the uncomfortable bachelorette experience she shared with her mom while Kirsten said she's not planning to watch this one in the company of her father.
Last night, the ladies stepped out in colorful frocks for the East Coast premiere of the raunchy comedy. Isla chatted with us about her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kirsten talked about the lovely time she had on set with her costars. Kirsten also touched on her upcoming visit to Toronto for this year's film festival, saying On the Road's changed a lot since its world premiere at Cannes in May. Garrett Hedlund is expected to join Kirsten in Canada, as is Kristen Stewart, who's reportedly prepping to make her first postscandal red carpet appearance.
Isla Fisher and Kirsten Dunst premiered Bachelorette in NYC last night with their costar Lizzy Caplan, as well as writer and director Leslye Headland. Kirsten, Isla, and Lizzy talked about the portrayals of female friendships in the dark comedy. Isla also gave a shout-out to her GQ Man of the Year-winning husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kirsten shared new info about her upcoming On the Road. It's all in today's PopSugar Rush.
The ladies of Bachelorette brought their film — and their red carpet A-game — to last night's NYC premiere. While we love when costars show off like-minded looks, there's something all the more exciting about watching them bring out their totally unique senses of style. That's just how this trio played it, with Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, and Isla Fisher each giving us their respective takes on event style. Lizzy opted for a brilliant blue-hued leather Halston Heritage minisheath and Stella McCartney pointy-toe pumps, while Kirsten opted for Stella's floral-printed top and short set and finished with a pair of Chloé ankle-strap heels. Isla also stepped out in Stella McCartney, but took a more glamorous angle in a Champagne-hued, beaded cocktail number and metallic strappy sandals. Each wowed in her own right, but it's time to pick favorites. Which bachelorette gets your vote?
Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher brought their comedy, Bachelorette, to NYC last night with their costar Lizzy Caplan. Isla and Kirsten both donned Stella McCartney for the Svedka-sponsored screening, while Lizzy went a slightly different route in Halston Heritage. The trio have been around the country showing off the picture before its theatrical release on Friday, though it's been on-demand for a while and is currently among the top rentals on iTunes. Kirsten, Isla, and Lizzy all told us about the portrayals of female friendships in the film — stay tuned for that later today on PopSugar Rush!
Isla also touched on her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, winning comedian of the year at last night's British GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. She joked that he didn't need her congratulations because he was off having a blast at an afterparty at Bono's house. Kirsten, who's been hanging out in the Big Apple with her boyfriend and On the Road costar, Garrett Hedlund, spoke about a few upcoming trips. She and Garrett are taking On the Road to the Toronto International Film Festival, and she revealed a lot has been changed in their movie since its Cannes debut. Kirsten said it feels more like the book presently. After Canada, she's off to Greece to work on her next film.
We've heard all different opinions from actors and actresses about acting out sex scenes, and they usually involve the words "awkward" and "uncomfortable." But Bachelorette star Lizzy Caplan actually enjoys shooting sex scenes, telling Chelsea Handler last night that she just embraces the awkwardness. Watch the interview now to hear why she's all about making pretend love on screen and what her and her Bachelorette costars were really snorting in the dark comedy about a bachelorette party gone wrong.
Isla Fisher has a role in next Friday's Bachelorette, and it turns out she has some familiarity with wild prewedding parties. On Conan last night, Isla spoke about how she partied before her own mom's nuptials — and things even included a dog collar. Plus, hear Isla talk about her embarrassing husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, in today's PopSugar Rush.
The ladies of Bachelorette, Lizzy Kaplan, Kirsten Dunst, and Isla Fisher, gathered for their LA premiere last night. They had company on the red carpet from their leading man James Marsden, as well as their movie's director Leslye Headland and costar Rebel Wilson. Isla, Kirsten, and Lizzy coordinated in a patriotic range of red, white, and blue — who's your pick for best dressed at the Bachelorette premiere? Isla's red number was from Reem Acra, and Kirsten's blue was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. At the film's ArcLight Cinemas afterparty, Ali Larter showed her tummy in a striped outfit, paird with an Edie Parker clutch, and made the rounds alongside husband Hayes MacArthur. Bachelorette hits theaters Sept. 7, but is available on demand already.
Isla Fisher swung by Chelsea Lately to talk about her new comedy, Bachelorette. It turns out Isla wasn't always confident about her ability to make people laugh, but her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen, gave her a little confidence boost. Isla, though, was cautious about accepting his praise — find out why.