1. Alex Wolff, the star of Hereditary, says he was left ‘traumatised’ after filming the scariest movie of 2018.
Alex Wolff, 20, says working on the film Hereditary, released in Australian cinemas on Thursday of this week, left him scarred.
“It’s hard to describe eloquently, it’s just a feeling,” the star of Patriot’s Day and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, told Vice. “I don’t think you can go through something like this and not have some sort of PTSD afterwards.”
The horror film, also starring Toni Colette, has been widely declared the scariest movie of the year, and centres on the unravelling of a family haunted by secrets of their ancestry.
Wolff was responsible for enacting some of the most terrifying scenes from the film, including violently slamming his head against a desk repeatedly.
Many of the scenes, Wolff told Vice, “stuck with [him] while filming, and it stuck with [him] well after.”
He continued, “When I started talking about it, all these flashes with all this disturbing shit I went through sorta came back in a flood. It kept me up at night to where I got into a habit of emotional masochism at that point of just trying to take in every negative feeling I could draw from.”
2. “This is awful… She’s actually achieved nothing.”: Waleed Aly criticises Kim Kardashian on The Project.
Yesterday, Alice Johnson was granted clemency for a drug offence, freeing her from her life sentence.
Her most notable supporter was reality star Kim Kardashian West, who met with President Donald Trump to request the 63-year-old grandmother’s release.
The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
But according to The Project’s Waleed Aly, Kardashian “achieved nothing”.
On last night’s episode of The Project, Aly said: “She’s actually achieved nothing. She’s achieved something for one person in one case.”
“I reckon this is awful. You now have a president who effectively thinks he can do things by pardons. That’s the way he operates,” Aly added.
Aly’s co-host Carrie Bickmore also pointed out that Kardashian had an unfair advantage in the case.
“I feel for all the people who have been advocating on behalf of people for years,” she said. “Kim just walks in, [and they decide], ‘OK, let her out.'”