Angelina Jolie is concerned about the Future

I was honored to interview the hottest Hollywood Superstars and the one of the most beautiful women in the world, Angelina Jolie, who eschewed the superficial life of Hollywood and dedicated her time and energy to helping and supporting victims of tragedies around the world.

In the interview she looked like a supermodel but talked like a stateswomen. Read it here:  Angelina Jolie is concerned about the Future.

Husam Asi and Angelina Jolie

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Is Mel Gibson Bouncing Back?

Mel Gibson, who is known more these days for his affinity for racial slurs than his acting prowess has finally come out of seclusion and recently sat down to an interview with UKScreen.

The long-time actor talks about the custody battle he is currently in with his ex-girlfriend Grigorieva, whom he allegedly attacked. Regardless of the controversy, Gibson looks fresh and energetic.

Despite being dropped from Agency, William Morris Endeavor, and also losing a cameo role in a highly anticipated sequel, Gibson jokes throughout the interview, laughing off accusations of Bipolar Disorder and claims that he is an anti-semetic homophobe.

To read about how Gibson drew upon his own experiences to play severely depressed Walter in his upcoming film, The Beaver, and how he seeks solace from his harsh critics click the link below.

http://www.ukscreen.com/article.htm?article_id=40628

Jodie Foster: Actors Can’t be Made

A movie star since the age of 3, Jodie Foster is nothing like most of her contemporary Hollywood starlets. In every day t-shirt and jeans and no make-up on her face, Foster relies on her sharp wit and intelligence to charm her audience.

In a recent interview with UKScreen.com’s Husam Asi, Foster talks about how she relates to some of her more solitary characters.

“There’s something about a singular journey on film that I find really compelling as an actress. And the characters I play deal with fear. I really can’t explain that.”

Foster goes on to talk about how she lives with the fear of loneliness and how she inherited the trait from her mother.

To read more about Foster’s family life growing up and find out her take on embattled The Beaver costar, Mel Gibson, check out the full article on UkScreen or go directly to the article by clicking the link below.

http://www.ukscreen.com/article.htm?article_id=40641

On Set with the Cast of NCIS

In the heart of Santa Clarita, California lies the set of the popular CBS crime drama, NCIS. The set itself looks like any local, southern Californian neighborhood, except for the giant NCIS Washington DC Headquarters, really setting off that there is something special going on here.

The NCIS crew, or The United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service “crew”, gave us a tour of their set in their full uniforms, all the way down to the gloves on their hands.

The cast and crew tell us all about how they decide on a case and how they know that the procedures they show on television are exactly accurate.

To read about that and what Sam learned about cheating the polygraph test click here:

http://www.ukscreen.com/article.htm?article_id=40653

Reese Witherspoon’s Luck of the Draw

Want to know how lucky Reese Witherspoon is? As one of the highest paid actresses in all of Hollywood after being plucked from obscurity when simply doing some background work with friends, Reese is on cloud nine.

In her interview, Witherspoon talks about why she thinks she got to be so lucky and how she built her portfolio up from there, from Election all the way to Walk the Line.

Reese talks about her newest film, Water for Elephants and the “hordes” of girls chasing around costar, Robert Pattinson at UKScreen.com.

Robert Pattinson is just a geek

Idolized by millions of teenaged girls around the world and voted several times as the sexiest man alive, Robert Pattinson told me this morning at an interview at a Santa Monica luxury hotel that although he has accepted his fame,  he is still not in peace with it.

Me and Pattinson with Rosie the Elephant, the star of "Water for Elephants"

He seems to be enjoying the adulation, but the shy Brit feels embarrassed by the excessive attention. The poor guy can’t walk the street without being chased by armies of Paparazzis and throngs of screaming girls.

“Recently, I went to buy a CD at HMV in Oxford street in London. The teller almost fainted when she saw my name on the credit card. She couldn’t even look at me,” he giggles, embarrassingly shaking his head.

Having spent a few months on set with Elephant Kai, Patinson feels more connected to her than to his human fans. “I definitely understood the female Elephant. She seems to be a lot more logical. She likes peppermints and she’ll do some tricks with it, that’s about it. As for fans, I don’t really know how they think at all,” he laughs.

Unlike many other young stars, The 24-year-old actor doesn’t squander his fame in debauchery, drugs and clubs. “All I want is to keep working,” he says.

And that exactly what fame has bestowed upon him. He is actually one of the hottest stars in Hollywood, commanding a 7 figure salary for playing the most coveted roles in the business.

“When you are famous. The quality of the writing  and the projects are better.” he giggles again.

Pattinson invaded the consciousness of humanity in 2005 when he portrayed  Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” but it was the romantic vampire hit “Twilight,” that elevated him to a favoured pin-up status.

Recently, he has starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the adaptation of “Water of Elephants,” in which he plays the lead character, Jacob Jankowski, a veterinary medical student at Cornell, who is left with nothing when his parents are killed in a car accident. He drops out and joins a second-rate traveling circus trying to survive the 30s Depression.

Unlike the rest of the cast, Pattinson delivers an impressive and convincing  performance, keeping the teetering film flowing.

“I don’t do much preparation. I just loose myself into my character.” he says.

The idol of millions is not only a pretty face. While not working, he spends his time at home, reading and writing. In fact, he is so unimpressive with the quality of scripts he reads and films he sees that he has formed his own production company to produce his own work

“I used to write a lot of stuff when I was young. The more I read scripts and watch movies, the more I think I can do better than this. so I sit and write, because I want to produce my own writing rather than someone else’s,” he giggles again.

The hard working actor doesn’t even take breaks and still doesn’t know how to relax. “I always feel better working than vacating,” he giggly star says.

His co star, Reese Witherspoon, who was stunned by the amount of attention he gets,  had told me earlier that he was chased by throngs of women wherever they went. “I tried to drag him out for clubbing, but he wouldn’t have any of it,” she says. “He is very quite; reads a lot and watches old movies; works hard and never complains,” she added in wonderment.

Well ladies, you gotta look somewhere else, for Pattinson is not a player! Actually, I am surprised that women want to be with such a gorgeous guy, because his beauty is quite feminine and most likely they gonna look ugly standing next to him.

Is Russell Brand Wise or Mad?

The formerly unheard of UK comedian turned worldwide star Russell Brand recently sat down to speak with Husam Asi about spirituality, women, and sex amongst other things.

During the interview, Brand speaks of his childhood and insists that his aptitude for comedy does not come from his family or his upbringing, but from having no friends as a child and watching loads of comedic television on BBC before he began performing at small venues around his hometown of Essex.

“People were laughing at me as long as I can remember. they laughed at the stuff I said, the stuff I did and things I thought, even when I weren’t trying to control it. That’s when it’s weird to be a comedian: You notice people laugh at you and you don’t even mean it.”

Brand talks about his comedy and how being married to pop star Katy Perry has changed him in the full article that can be found here:

http://www.ukscreen.com/article.htm?article_id=40609