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Hollywood actor Chris Pine paid Graham Norton a visit the other day, and boy did he cause a stir, much like his role in the new flick Outlaw King, in which Pine shared more than a little of himself.

Norton, never one to beat around the bush, launched into the talk show by addressing the fan frenzy surrounding the 38-year-old Star Trek actor’s role as Robert the Bruce in the new Netflix film.

To put it bluntly, Chris Pine has a scene with FULL FRONTAL NUDITY. Yup, you read that right.

What a time to be alive.

“There’s a scene in the film where I bare the full Monty and, yeah, that seemed to get a lot of attention,” Pine comments. Attention is one word for it, obsession is another. Fans have lost their minds over his crown jewels, and they aren’t afraid to let him know about it either.

Rami Malek and Sally Field were also present as guests on the couch, and they most definitely enjoyed themselves reading the tweets sent in about Chris Pine.

Sally Field, being the hero that she is, schooled Chris Pine on the fact it's been pretty much entirely women who have been baring all for years, hence why the world is freaking out when a man does it.

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier, the actor stated that the nudity was necessary to convey that his 14th century character in Outlaw King was still just a living thing underneath it all.

"There's so much beheading in this, and yet people want to talk about my penis," he continued, while at the Toronto Film Festival.

"Underneath the Emperor's clothes is a muling, puking little kid who was once upon a time just rolling around in the mud and a child. The idea that underneath every prime minister, and president, and ruling leader that we give power to is someone that is just an animal…”

We wonder if director David Mackenzie has read some of those tweets? Pine’s name actually translates to a vulgar French term for male genitalia, ironic enough as that is.

It seems like realism is what they were going for, but Pine’s fans may have missed that notion…

Outlaw King premieres on Netflix on the 9th of November, prepare yourselves ladies and gentlemen. 

Feature image: Twitter/@NetflixFilm


Irish film maker Simon Fitzmaurice made his appearance at the festival to show his film after five long years of hard work.

The director, who has made called by many an inspirational figure, has Motor Neuron Disease. His film My Name is Emily was written entirely using an iris-recognition screen. He then went on to direct the film using the same method and completed the project earlier this year.

The film, which sees Evanna Lynch in the lead role, follows the story of teenage Emily and her Robert on their mission to find her father.

Simon’s opportunity to have his film screened at the festival which has landed him the title of “Ireland’s most promising film-maker.” Speaking about his appearance the 39-year old said:

“Getting to Toronto is the result of a lot of people’s work and support, including Culture Ireland, and I’m so grateful to everyone involved.”

In 2008 he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease shortly after he finished his second short film The Sound of People. That short went on to be screened the Sundance Film Festival.

The father-of-five refuses to allow his disease to affect his dreams of becoming a feature film director despite the extra challenges he faces.

One of these being the extra costs of travelling to events such as TIFF as he faces higher transportation costs than most others. Culture Ireland sponsored Simon in order to allow him to represent his film in person at the festival.

Minister of State with responsibility for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, said:

“Simon Fitzmaurice is a hugely talented award winning Irish film maker and I am delighted that Culture Ireland is supporting his presence at Toronto International Film Festival to attract the attention both he and his film deserve worldwide



We've always considered The Notebook star Rachel McAdams to be one of the most stunning actresses around, and it turns out her attractiveness is something of a family trait.

The Canadian native was in Toronto yesterday for the kick-off of the city's annual film festival, and she brought her younger brother Daniel along.

Let's just say he's easy on the eye…

Wearing a sharp black pinstripe suit, Daniel looked fittingly dapper next to his sister, who stunned in a sheer black floor-length gown with lace and floral detailing.

Rachel kept her jewellery low-key, accessorising with one gold Bvlgari ring and small diamond stud earrings.

Toronto-based Dan is a personal trainer who runs his own company, McAdams Fitness, according to his LinkedIn profile. He studied Criminal Justice in university before changing tack and focusing on sports.

Now a successful PT, Dan specialises in TRX and Olympic Lifting… which would explain those arms:

Sadly for anyone planning to woo the Canadian hottie, he's been married for the last two years, Us Weekly reveals.

The genetically blessed McAdams siblings were on the red carpet for a Grey Goose-sponsored TIFF party in honour of Rachel's upcoming movie Spotlight.

Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and Michael Keaton, the film tells the story of the Boston Globe news team who uncovered the Catholic priest child molestation scandal back in 2002.


There is a time and a place to ask personal questions – and twenty minutes into a press conference is NEITHER the time or place. 

This is what one reporter found out yesterday when he asked Tom Hardy about his sexuality.

Daily Xtra reporter, Graeme Coleman posed the disconcerting question to Tom during the Toronto International Film Festival.

"In the film, your character, Ronnie, is very open about his sexuality. But given interviews you've done in the past, your own sexuality seems a bit more ambiguous. Do you find it hard for celebrities to talk to media about their sexuality?"

"What on earth are you on about?" Hardy asked, drawing the audience to laugh.

"I was referring to an interview given to Attitude magazine a few years ago," Graeme said.

This is where the interview takes on a whole new level of awkward.

"But what is your question?" the soon-to-be dad posed.

"I was wondering if you find it difficult for celebrities to talk about their sexuality," Coleman said.

You really need to see it to believe it, so here is a short clip of the awkwardly-funny moment. 

Also look at actress, Emily Browning's face at the end – it is priceless.