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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was a hit novel back in the 1960s. Legendary director Luc Besson, mastermind behind movies like The Fifth Element, Lucy and Leon, brings to life the story of Valerian and Laureline played by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Rihanna also makes an appearance as “Bubble,” a shapeshifting alien with incredible talents.

Director Besson and the cast dished on how incredible and humble Rihanna was on set, saying how she checked her entourage at the door, and was a focused actress.

“She asked the entourage to get out of the set and was dedicated and she acting like a real actress; she was amazing,” Besson said.

Delevingne says that she and Rihanna met five years ago and are now friends. But when she first met her she was starstruck.  Cara was really impressed with how committed Rhianna was, saying, “Watching her in this film kinda completely detach from everything and seeing her throw herself into this like she does everything, it was incredible to watch that transformation.”

DeHaan also told Hip Hollywood that he, Cara and Rihanna also went out for sushi during filming, and then flashed a grin at Cara, implying that it was a particularly good time.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters July 21! Check out the full interview below:



Oprah Loved Being A Braided Blonde Bombshell In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’



Oprah Winfrey is a blonde bombshell in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and she loved every minute of it. HipHollywood sat down with the media mogul along with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to talk about playing the Mrs. and their elaborate hair, make-up and costumes.

“Girl we had hair for days,” gushed Winfrey. “My favorite was the ponytail, the braid.”


Celebrity hair guru Kim Kimble, who frequently works with Beyonce, headed up the film’s hair department. For the film she turned Lady O into a blonde, Reese into a red head and gave Kaling fab braided locks. “They were like [hair] sculptures,” said Kaling who plays Mrs. Who.

So how long did it take to get these ladies out of this world ready? “Hours,” joked Winfrey and Reese in unison.

To be exact, the ladies were in hair and make-up 3-5 hours daily as lead hairstylist Kim Kimble and make-up artists LaLette Littlejohn and Derrick Rutledge got them camera ready. “I think Kim and the team worked for days before, sculpting and making it right,” added Winfrey who plays Mrs. Which.

Derrick Rutledge, Winfrey’s personal makeup artist who also worked on the film, designed rhinestone eyebrows for each Mrs. Which ensemble. Meanwhile costume designer Paco Delgado drew from volcano explosions and depictions of galaxies to create costumes that made Winfrey shimmer and appear larger than life.

In the Disney big screen adaption, the three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit lead 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) and others on a journey to rescue the girl’s scientist father (Chris Pine) from evil otherworldly forces.

It’s better seen than simply described, so be sure to check out A Wrinkle In Time in theaters now!

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