Entries by Rollo Ross from 05/2012

Can Cannes Do It?

| Posted 05.16.2012 | UK Entertainment

Cannes has a few aces up its sleeves this year. Brad Pitt will be in town to premiere Killing Them Softly slap bang in the middle of the festival which will no doubt cause a flurry of media interest - "Will Angelina come? Will she do that leg thing again? Will they have engagement rings on? Do they fart and if they do, do their pumps smell of roses?"

A(n) (Un)Usual Day in Cannes

| Posted 05.20.2012 | UK Entertainment

It's not uncommon to be asked what it's like to work at the Cannes film festival, and I usually reply that "it's really quite exhausting." However, what I'm reminded of today is that it's also completely weird in an insane banana type way.

Being a Lemon in Cannes

| Posted 05.21.2012 | Huffington Post

With most interviews you're either talking to the actual real-life human being or their alter ego, which is actually more common than you'd think. A lot of A-listers in particular seem to come across like they're acting in interviews and just reciting a script given to them by their publicist. But with the comedy TV host Keith Lemon, I feel like I'm interviewing both him and his creator Leigh Francis and I struggle to understand which person I'm talking to.

A Fleeting Meeting With Ronan Keating

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Huffington Post

I said in my original blog about Cannes to expect the unexpected at the film festival. Well, who would have thought that Ronan Keating would be here for a film and that torrential rain would dampen the spirits of everyone at the festival - including Ronan?

Cannes: It's a Brand's World

| Posted 05.23.2012 | UK Entertainment

You might think logically that the Cannes film festival is all about films. It's not. It's substantially about brands trying to hawk their names around the festival and ensure that they are associated with the most luxurious event of the year.

Tired of Cannes

| Posted 05.25.2012 | UK Entertainment

It's Day 10 of Cannes and the annual festival fatigue has well and truly set in. I arrived at the press junket for the new HBO movie Hemingway and Gellhorn to find most of the other journalists there acting like doped up zombies. Even Nicole Kidman tells me how exhausted she is before my interview starts...