Jena Malone‘s engagement announcement was one of the better parts of 2016
considering there weren’t many to choose from, but one of her fellow Hunger Games stars’ recent secret engagement reveal will go down as one of the most shocking of 2017 — we know it’s only February, but we already know that to be true.
According to Nicole Kidman, before she made the world a far more romantic place by linking up with now-husband Keith Urban, she was engaged to an actor from the Jennifer Lawrence-led movie franchise: Lenny Kravitz! That’s right, the 52-year-old rock star, who brought Katniss’ stylist, Cinna, to life on the big screen for two of the four THG flicks, was once tapped to marry the 49-year-old Oscar-winning actress. WHA-?!
In an interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, while promoting her new project, Big Little Lies, Nicole let it slip that her original connection to BLL co-star Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Divergent) was quite familial. “Well, I knew Zoë because I was engaged to her father,” she confessed. “It’s all in the family! I love Lenny; he’s a great guy.”
Nic publicly acknowledged that someone put a ring on it in between Tom Cruise and Keith Urban in a 2007 Q&A with Vanity Fair. “I get engaged, and I get married — that’s my thing,” she said. But this is the first time she revealed to whom she was betrothed. “It just wasn’t right,” she explained. “I wasn’t ready. We weren’t ready.”
Is it just us, or do you find yourself rooting for the murderer in a lot of YA movies:
The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen definitely had to drop a few bodies to get to her eventual destiny — Marvel being the first — and we were not mad about it. That guy killed Rue! You're just not a true Hunger Games fan if you didn't get just a little excited when she needed to take someone out as a necessary evil. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
Another bad-ass woman doing what it takes to get the job done. Bodies were dropping left and right in this film, and many of them at the hands of fellow faction members. There were no limits, and it was hard to deny that we didn't want any. If that's what it takes to restore the world to its rightful rotation, then you can't deny that sometimes murder was a necessary evil. (Though, we are sorry about Will.)
Yes, even Harry Potter himself did some killing. Technically speaking, even though half the world is in denial, Harry did kill Quirrel. But he's Harry Potter, so you can't really fault him for much. He's just too lovable. But murder is murder, and at the end of the day we still wanted Harry to prevail. It was either kill or be killed.
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As much as you may love the flick, it was based on a very twisted plot. Like the fact that the main love interest sucks people's blood. Everyone wants a love like Bella and Edward's. So what if a few people had to be drained of their blood? It's the sacrifice for creating the perfect love story.
The Mortal Instruments
When you really think about it, all of the shadowhunters did the world a favor — they were, after all, killing demons before they had a chance to attack us oblivious mundanes.
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The 5th Wave
Evan Walker turned out to be a part of a species sent here to destroy humans, but he was super hot. Of course you shouldn't root for a murderer because of their level of attractiveness, but when you saw how great he was with Cassie, you know you kinda ignored his murderous past.
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Ender Wiggin does what he has to do to survive, but that doesn't make any of his transgressions any less murderous. He had good reasons, though, and for those we totally wanted him to beat out everyone standing in his way. Hard not to love a man on a mission.
Kissing Kate Barlow, as she was called, was the best part of this film. So what if she basically killed all of the men in the town? Some of them deserved it. It's hard to make murder and red lipstick look fashionable at the same time, but Kate nailed it. She had us screaming, "Yas, Queen!" throughout the whole movie.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
It's hard to root for a guy who kidnaps three orphans in order to steal their fortune, and continually tries to kill them at every turn. However, Count Olaf was the perfect character. You wanted him to get caught, but you still wanted to see what next scheme he had up his sleeve.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Four friends conspire to hide a murder, and then find themselves the targets of a murderer — it makes for the perfect thriller! It's not hard to want to see four spoiled rich kids spend their summer running from a crazed killer, and it's even harder to want them to survive (which *SPOILER ALERT* they all did not).
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