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  M.   June 15, 2014

A Kick Up the Eighties — Rising start Hannah Arterton on her lead role in this year’s Mamma Mia!, a film based on the hit song Walking on Sunshine.


Walking on Sunshine will be in UK inemas starting June 27, 2014.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Photoshoots > By Paul Stuart (2014)
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Magazine Scans > The Herald Magazine (UK) – June 14, 2014, with our special thanks to Chuckie

  M.   June 14, 2014

Set on the beautiful beaches of the Italian coastline, Walking on Sunshine is a musically-infused romantic comedy featuring hit songs from the 80s. Starring Annabel Scholey, Hannah Arterton and singer Leona Lewis, it promises to be a film that celebrates life and sunshine, and one that will have audiences singing and dancing in the aisles, if they should feel that way inclined.

The Upcoming spoke to leading lady Hannah Arterton and directing team Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini on the red carpet at the world premiere at Vue West End.

Are you excited about tonight?

Hannah Arterton: Really excited. It’s a bit of a big night for me: it’s my first premiere. I’ve got all my family here, and yeah, it’s really nice.

Have you had the chance to see a proper screening of the film?

Hannah: Yes, I’ve seen it a couple of times actually. I’ve been very lucky to see it a few times and I love it. It’s hard to be objective when you’re in it, but I really do. I’m very proud of it. I think we’ve achieved what we set out to do.

It looks like it’s a film that has a great sense of fun about it, and is bit of a celebration.

Hannah: Yeah, which I think is a quite rare in cinema nowadays. Everything can sort of feel a bit like it’s not good unless it’s really heavy; where you can’t do a good performance unless you’re crying all the time. I do cry quite a lot in this, but I think it’s important that movies entertain, and make you feel good, and have that escapism.

Were you very familiar with the 80s material before the film?

Hannah: Very familiar. My god, I grew up listening to all of these songs, and especially the Madonna tracks. My mum’s a huge Madonna fan, so it was just incredible to be on a beach singing. I mean, the nine-year-old me was incredibly happy.

Was that a part of why you jumped at the chance?

Hannah: Absolutely, and because it was shooting in Italy for three months that was a big draw. But also, I absolutely love the script, I love the character: I think she’s very modern in that she doesn’t initially give everything up for love. She goes and she gets her education and that’s very important to her, and she actually stands by that. And I think that’s a very great message for young women today.

What can people expect from the film then?

Hannah: Oh my god, they’re going to sing, they’re going to come out with sore throats, and you’ll be breathless. Singing, dancing, incredible landscapes, beautiful scenery. Lots of filthy one-liners from Greg Wise. It’s very fun. Read More

  M.   June 14, 2014

by Teddy Jamieson

Hannah Arterton and I are playing a game of Snog Marry Avoid?

A 1980s version for reasons that will become apparent in a moment. Your options are the following, I tell her: Simon Le Bon, Morrissey, George Michael, Madonna.

She wrinkles her nose as she thinks. “I think I would snog … Simon Le Bon, because he was hot. Still is, in a way. I would marry George Michael. That could work. We could be married and live separate lives and I would avoid … none of them. They’re all great.”

Arterton – actor, singer, youngster – was born on January 26, 1989 in Kent. So she was alive for all of one year and five days of the 1980s. You might argue, then, she’s not the best judge of who was snoggable or not back then. But to be fair to her she does sing in a covers band called The Hitman And Her and they’re always delving into the 1980s songbook. “Everyone loves a bit of Whitney,” Arterton points out.

And, oh yes, she’s got this new film coming out called Walking On Sunshine (based on the Katrina And The Waves track, not the Rockers Revenge version, unfortunately). It’s essentially Mamma Mia! or perhaps Sunshine On Leith but, umm, eightier. So instead of ABBA songs and the Greek islands, the cast sing Huey Lewis, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper tunes around Puglia in Italy. It looks like fun, I tell her, though personally I could have done with a couple of Smiths songs in there. “I don’t know if the Smiths would have allowed us,” she laughs. “I think Morrissey might have been: ‘A joyous summer film? No.'”

The other difference between Walking On Sunshine and Mamma Mia! is that the cast aren’t quite as A-list as Meryl Streep and Julie Walters. It’s more singer Leona Lewis and comedian and writer Katy Brand. But on the upside Greg Wise can sing rather more mellifulously than Pierce Brosnan. And Arterton gets a lead – her first. “Even if I never make another film, I played the lead in a big glittery film and it was fantastic.”

It’s a good fit for her. If her presence this London afternoon is anything to go by, sunny is her default position. But – as we’ll see later – she’s not been artificially sweetened. It takes grit to make a pearl.

Does she look familiar, by the way? Around the eyes and about the surname perhaps? Well, she should. She’s Gemma’s younger sister. Fresh milk to big sister’s americano. Unlike Gemma, Hannah is new to the game. She has an appearance in Midsomer Murders and a role as a slave girl in the BBC Saturday-night drama Atlantis to her name and that’s more or less it. So you’re forgiven if you haven’t noticed her before. Read More

  M.   June 13, 2014

We’ve added 56 new HQs from the event! Enjoy! :D

Hannah wore a dress by Michael van der Ham, Annina Vogel jewellery, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and had her styling done by Angie Smith.


Walking on Sunshine will be in UK inemas starting June 27, 2014.

GALLERY LINK:
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Events > “Walking On Sunshine” – UK Premiere

  Nicole   June 12, 2014

Gemma went to the London premiere of Walking on Sunshine to support her sister Hannah. Photos of the two of them together, at the premiere after party, have been added to the gallery!

 

GALLERY LINK:
– Public Events > Walking on Sunshine Premiere

  M.   June 11, 2014

Hannah Aterton attended the UK premiere of ‘Walking On Sunshine‘ at The Vue West End on June 11, 2014 in London, England.


GALLERY LINKS:
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Events > “Walking On Sunshine” – UK Premiere
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Events > “Benvenuto Cellini” Opera Opening Night
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Events > Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party

  M.   June 08, 2014


GALLERY LINK:
– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > Photoshoots > By Ross Ferguson (2014)