ETONLINE.COM – DreamWorks’ latest release, The Croods, imagines the first road trip of the human race, so we got the stars to dish on some of their personal firsts — including their first celebrity crushes.
The 3D animated comedy follows the world’s first modern family, as they embark on a journey after their cave is destroyed.
Nicolas Cage plays the overprotective father (Grug), who feels he has to guard his daughter Eep (Emma Stone) from a charismatic teenage boy named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) that charms Eep with his visions of a place called “tomorrow.”
As a true kid of the ’90s, Emma Stone named former Home Improvement star Jonathan Taylor Thomas as her first crush, while Nicolas Cage went with a classic sex symbol.
“Raquel Welch,” Cage said simply. “And I met her at the premiere of a movie called Birdy. She introduced herself and I said, ‘I have had so many dreams about you,’ and I made Raquel Welsh blush. It was a great day.”
Watch the clip for more. The Croods hits theaters March 22.
ACCESSHOLLYWOOD.COM – Even in his new animated film, “The Croods,” Ryan Reynolds can’t get away from being shirtless.
“Yeah, [my character] Guy is incredibly shirtless,” Ryan told Access Hollywood at the premiere of his new animated feature in New York City on Saturday.
“I remember saying that to [Dreamworks CEO] Jeffrey Katzenberg the first time I saw the drawing, I was like, ‘Really Jeffrey? Really? If we do a sequel, let’s throw a shirt on him,’” Ryan continued. “And then they’ll just take the pants off.”
In the film, Ryan plays Guy, a young man The Crood family encounters after their cave home is destroyed, opening them up to a new world (one that is actually being destroyed!).
Emma Stone is the voice of Eep Crood, while Nicolas Cage voices family patriarch Grug Crood.
On Saturday, Ryan revealed he actually only just met Nicolas.
“I just met Nick Cage [on Friday], which was amazing. I hadn’t met him [before],” Ryan said. “We’ve been working together on a movie for two and a half years, been fighting with him [as the characters]!”
“The Croods” hits theaters on March 22.
ETONLINE.COM – What does it take to impress A-listers Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds?
ET’s Brooke Anderson caught up with the two at the New York City premiere of their new animated film set in the prehistoric ages The Croods — in which Emma’s character Eep gets excited when Ryan’s character Guy gives her the gift of shoes — where both superstars revealed the most squeal-worthy gifts they’ve ever received.
“Somebody made a piece of furniture for me — that was really exciting,” Stone revealed. “It was pretty incredible. It’s a chair, it’s really beautiful.”
As for Reynolds, he also admitted that his favorite gift is a super-sentimental one.
“Somebody made a book for me on my birthday,” Reynolds dished. “It was kind of incredible. They contacted everyone from second grade to now through my life, and they all wrote a little short story or something. That made me fall over. That’s the best gift I think I’ve ever been given.”
As for the new film’s road trip plot, Reynolds said that growing up in his male-centric family, road trips were a far from warm and fuzzy experience!
“Every road trip we took as kids was straight-up bloodshed,” he joked. “I have three older brothers, one’s a cop, my dad was a cop. I mean, it was just like a moving Irish mob kind of making its way south towards Disneyland, and it was always sort of a terrifying experience.”
Check out the video to hear how being a father in real-life influenced Nicolas Cage’s performance in the film, and why he was a “great source of frustration” for his famous family growing up!
The Croods hits theaters March 22.
Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage dish on how they created real-life noises for the animated film. Plus, who was Ryan’s date for the flick?
Newly weds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively attend the premiere of ‘The Croods,’ but avoid being photographed together, and Nicholas Cage shares his excitement at his son seeing the film for the first time.
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We can’t hold it in any longer! Tomorrow’s “Nikki & Sara LIVE” is going to be SO INCREDIBLY HUGE.
First we’ll welcome Jessica Alba to the studio. We’ve been fans of hers since the “Dark Angel” days, when she played a genetically enhanced female super soldier, which, if you break it down, sounds almost autobiographical.
Jessica Alba actually IS a genetically enhanced female super soldier. It’s the only way to explain how she keeps up all of this. And, as if having Jessica Alba on the show tomorrow night isn’t enough star power, watch for special appearances by Emma Stone AND Ryan Reynolds. Yes, we’re serious.
+ Tweet your questions for Jessica to us (@NikkiGlaser and @SaraSchaefer1) with the hashtag #NikkiandSaraLIVE, and make sure to tune in to our biggest show yet this Tuesday, March 12, at 11pm/10c.
ACESHOWBIZ.COM – The third and final trailer for “The Croods” lands online, a few weeks before the film is released in theaters. The latest trailer focuses more on the Croods daughter Eep, who is full of curiosity and a desire for adventure. She falls in love with Guy, a guy the family meets during their mission to find a new home.
It also highlights the romance between Eep and Guy, as she is excited when Guy tells her, “Come with me, to a place where things are better.” Eep also ignores her father’s warnings, but goes with anything Guy says.
The trailer gives away some new shots as well, including the one which sees the painful process of how the family makes a picture. “I call this a snapshot!” Grug says shortly before a rectangular-shaped large rock hits them, leaving marks of their bodies on the rock like a printed picture.
“The Croods” is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures – and their outlook is changed forever.
This DreamWorks Animated film features the voice of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman. Written and directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco, it is set to hit U.S. theaters on March 22.
TODAY.COM – Actors working on period films often get swept up in the fancy costumes and decorative scenery of the era; in the case of Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, whose voices appear in the new film “The Croods,” that wasn’t going to happen. First, because it’s an animated film. But second — because it’s about a group of Stone Age cave-dwellers starting to evolve.
Which means clothes, as Reynolds and Stone told Savannah Guthrie and Lester Holt on TODAY Friday, are kind of a new thing.
Emma’s character Eep, for example, turns into a nearly modern woman when she’s introduced to the concept of footwear: “Eep is very excited to discover shoes,” says Stone. “Women and shoes. There’s a lot of screaming involved.”
Meanwhile, Ryan’s feisty character Guy is a trendsetter, because he shows up with a new invention: Pants.
“Pants, fire, shoes,” noted Emma about the inventions Guy brings with him.
“That’s like my first date,” joked Reynolds. Guy is also wearing a clingy little sloth named, what else, Belt. “It’s kind of like the prehistoric … fanny pack,” added the actor. “This is before drug dealers wore them.”
The pair didn’t get to see much of each other while lending their voices to the film, as they were recording many miles apart. But Reynolds seems to have really taken to the low-key nature of being asked to lend only his voice, not his face, to a role. “What other kind of showbiz job do you get to roll out of bed in a muumuu and a scrunchie and jump in a booth and just have fun?” he asked.
“The Croods” opens in theaters March 27.
EONLINE.COM – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds meet other celebs all the time.
But hanging out with flying squirrels and hairy spiders?! That’s not an everyday occurrence for these newlyweds! The adorable twosome recently got a chance to get up close and personal with different types of creatures at the Science North animal center in Sudbury, Ontario.
The popular Canadian tourist attraction posted a Facebook photo of Blake, Ryan and actor Kevin Durand with some of its staff. According to the site, they all had a chance to interact with some of the center’s ambassador animals, “including Quillan [the resident porcupine], Drifter [a beaver], the flying squirrels, and a tarantula that was particularly fond of Ms Lively.”
Ryan’s a lucky guy. Even the spiders are crushing on his wife!