Summer movie press tours have been making unexpected headlines. While the movies themselves are receiving positive buzz, the personal lives/unexpected interviews of these film stars are eclipsing the red carpet moments in very different ways.
Steve Carell - 'Hope Springs'
Hope Springs, which stars Hollywood heavyweights Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, showcases Steve Carell in a supporting role as the couples' therapist. Yet recently the tables have turned as pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter as Carell tells readers his deepest, darkest feelings on his breakout industry job. In his interview, Carell described working on The Daily Show as sometimes like "shooting fish in a barrel."
Dissing your first job is not uncommon in Hollywood, so can one truly blame Carell for speaking out about how unnecessarily cruel the show could be at times? He waited until becoming an established actor with an impressive resume and still holds a friendly relationship with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Robert Pattinson - 'Cosmopolis'
Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson is best known to many screaming girls around the world as Edward Cullen of the Twilight series. For this particular role in Cosmopolis, though, he ditches the fangs for a suit and smirk. Pattinson's character Eric Parker is stuck in traffic, keeping an anxious eye on the value of the yen. Reality brings this young actor very different worries as former girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart confessed to infidelity during his film's press tour.
Have the pressures of being one of Hollywood's "it" couples destroyed yet another of these prized relationships? Stewart was seen smooching married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Of course, Stewart has gone into hiding and has been removed from the Snow White sequel, yet Pattinson is displaying a brave face on this week's The Daily Show and GMA. Team Pats!
Sylvester Stallone - 'The Expendables 2'
After the immense success of the first installment, Sly Stallone and the entire crew of unforgettable action stars both past and present have returned to the big screen for The Expendables 2 just as tragedy struck the Stallone family, Sly cancelled all public appearances for the film's promotion. July 13, Sage Stallone, the 32-year-old son of Sylvester, was found dead in his Los Angeles home along with various bottles of pills.
According to several sources, Sage (Rocky V/1990) was a young actor turned recluse. Being the son of Sylvester Stallone certainly has its pressures. Stallone, terribly torn up about his firstborn son (as any parent would be) appeared on this week's GMA alongside his supportive castmates, commenting "It's important to get back and try to start reliving your life."