Annette Bening Talks About Romancing Jamie Bell for 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell pose for a photo at a screening of their movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool on Tuesday (November 14) in New York City.

The actors plays a couple in the film and Annette has opened up about getting to romance a younger man on the big screen.

“It was wonderful. When I started [acting] when I was 30-something, I was always playing alongside men who were much older than I was – Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, my husband [Warren Beatty]. Wonderful actors, I’m not complaining, I loved it – but that is the norm and so to have it turned the other way, in a way that’s loving and sophisticated [was great],” she told the BBC.

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Jamie Bell & Annette Bening Strike a Pose Together at AFI Fest 2017!

Jamie Bell and Annette Bening are working the camera together!

The Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool co-stars attended the screening of their new movie at the 2017 AFI Fest presented by Audi on Sunday (November 12) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

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Elvis Costello, as well as Annette‘s husband Warren Beatty, also posed for photos on the red carpet.

Jamie also attended the 2017 Governors Awards in Hollywood over the weekend, and coupled up with Kate Mara at the 2017 SAG Foundation Awards days before.

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Amy Adams, Melissa McCarthy & Viola Davis Present at the Hollywood Film Awards 2017!

Amy Adams, Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis handed out Hollywood honors at tonight’s awards ceremony!

The actresses all hit the stage at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (November 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Amy honored Jake Gyllenhaal with the Hollywood Actor Award for his work in Stronger, while Viola awarded Mary J. Blige her Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for Mudbound.

Annette Bening was also a presenter for the evening.

FYI: Amy is wearing Tom Ford. Viola is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress.

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Annette Bening & Jamie Bell Buddy Up at Hamptons Film Fest for 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool' - Watch Trailer!

Annette Bening is all smiles while posing for a photograph at her In Conversation with Annette Bening panel held during the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday (October 8) in the Hamptons, New York.

The 59-year-old actress was accompanied by her co-star Jamie Bell as they also promoted their upcoming movie, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Annette Bening

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, directed by Paul McGuigan, tells the true story of actress Gloria Grahame, who begins a relationship with young actor Peter Turner – Watch the official trailer below!

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ | Official Trailer
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Kate Mara & Jamie Bell Couple Up For 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' Premiere

Kate Mara and Jamie Bell made a super cute couple at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival!

The newlyweds stepped out at the premiere of Jamie‘s movie Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool on Tuesday night (September 12) in Toronto, Canada.

They were also joined on the red carpet by his co-star Annette Bening and her husband Warren Beatty.

The film tells the true story of actress Gloria Grahame, who begins a relationship with young actor Peter Turner.

Earlier in the week, Kate and Jamie attended the premiere of Kate‘s film Chappaquiddick.

FYI: Kate is wearing a David Koma dress.

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Matt Damon Gets Support from Wife Luciana at 'Downsizing' Venice Film Fest Opening Ceremony Premiere!

Matt Damon is dapper in a suit while hitting the red carpet with his gorgeous wife Luciana Barroso at the premiere of his latest film Downsizing held during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Wednesday (August 30) in Venice, Italy.

The 46-year-old actor and Luciana were joined at the big event by co-stars Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau, as well as Jury members Annette Bening and Rebecca Hall, who was accompanied by her husband Morgan Spector.

Also in attendance was Victoria’s Secret model Izabel Goulart.

FYI: Kristen is wearing a Zuhair Murad couture gown with Giuseppe Zanotti heels and Buccellati jewelry. Hong is wearing an Elie Saab gown. Annette is wearing Giorgio Armani. Rebecca is wearing Armani Privé. Izabel is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress.

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Annette Bening On Lack of Female Directors at Venice Film Fest: 'Sexism Does Exist But Things Are Changing'

Jury president at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Annette Bening – the first woman jury head in more than a decade – isn’t too worried about the lack of diversity in the lineup.

The 74th Venice Film Festival only has one film directed by a woman screening in the competition section, which includes 21 films, Vivian Qu‘s Angels Wear White.

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When asked to comment on the minimal representation of female directors in the competition at the Jury photo call on Wednesday (August 30), Annette avoided criticizing the festival, saying that she “was thrilled to be asked to be here, so I didn’t count the number of films that were accepted that were directed by women. I didn’t approach it that way.”

“I think that we as women, we have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make,” Annette added (via THR). “I know that most people that I know, whether they’re veterans or newcomers, or they’re men or women, most people struggle to get their movies made. And there is a lot of sexism, of course that exists. There’s no question. But I think things are changing. The more that we, as women, can make films that speak to everyone, we can be regarded as filmmakers.”

Annette was joined at the photo call by her fellow Jury members Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, Jasmine Trinca, David Stratton, Edgar Wright, Greta Scarano and Michael Franco.

FYI: Rebecca is wearing an Altuzarra dress. Anna is wearing a Chanel dress.

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