Jennifer Connelly in Top Gun Maverick: 5 amazing things to know about the…

Did you know that Jennifer Connelly lent her voice to a Marvel character? And replied to Jason Priestley? Focus on five amazing things in the career of the one who gives the reply to Tom Cruise in “Top Gun: Maverick”.

Jennifer connelly in top gun maverick: 5 amazing things to know about the...
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Do you really know the actress Jennifer Connellywhich gives the answer to Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick ? While the feature film a hit in theaterswe invite you to discover five astonishing things about the career of the one whose the role of Penny Benjamin had already been mentioned in 1986 in the first Top Gun.

marvel, Sergio Leone, Jason Priestley… Did you know these moments like no other that marked the course of the actress?

SHE HAS DEBUTE IN FRONT OF THE CAMEAR BY SERGIO LEONE

One can hardly dream of a more prestigious screen debut. In 1984, Jennifer Connelly has her very first experience as an actress in Once upon a time in Americathe classic Sergio Leone. The Italian maestro chooses her to embody the young Deborah Gelly because he is convinced by the tests of this little girl then aged 11, but also because he finds that her nose resembles that ofElizabeth McGovernwho plays Noodles’ companion as an adult (Robert DeNiro).

“Acting in Once Upon a Time in America was a very good experience”said Jennifer Connelly in an interview given in 2004. “I remember that Sergio Leone was a very warm man. The filming took place in Italy. The food, the language… Everything was surprising for me.”

SHE HAS (ALMOST) PLAYEDE THE MEMY CHARACTER AS HER HUSBAND AT MARVEL

In 2003, Jennifer Connelly made her first foray into Marvel with the role of Betty Ross in the Hulk ofAng Lee. He will have to wait 14 years to find the studio in the feature film Spider-Man: Homecomingwhere she lends her voice to Karen, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and integrated into the Spider-Man costume (Tom Holland).

In an interview granted in 2017 to the Slashfilm websitethe American Kevin Feigethe big boss of Marvel studios, returned to this nice vocal cameo. “The idea of ​​Spider-Man interacting with his suit took on some substance during post-production on the film, and we liked the idea of ​​it being a female voice programmed by Tony Stark. for Peter”he said.

“It happened very quickly”continues Kevin Feige. “We wondered who could do that voice. And the name Jennifer stood out for three reasons. First, she’s a great actress, who can do anything. Second, she’s cast in 80s classics who inspired us. Finally, and this is the most “meta”, she is married to Jarvis.”

The most observant will indeed have noticed that Jennifer Connelly has been in a relationship for several years with Paul Bettanymet on the set ofAn exceptional manwho has repeatedly lent his voice to Jarvis, the personal computer ofIron Man (who will then take human form by becoming Vision). A connection “computer-vocal-super-heroic” for the less surprising with his companion!

ONE OF HIS SCENES IN REQUIEM FOR A DREAM IS INSPIREDEE OF A CLASSIC ANIME

Did you know that a scene from Requiem for a Dream was the exact cover of a sequence from a classic Japanese anime? The moment when Jennifer Connellycurled up in her bathtub, screams her head underwater, is indeed inspired by a scene from Perfect Bluethe debut feature of the late Satoshi Konreleased in theaters in 1999.

Among the many fans of Perfect Blue, which recounts the descent into hell of a pop icon when she decides to leave her group to become the star of a television series? Some Darren Aronofsky. As a tribute, the American filmmaker will go so far as to recreate a scene from the film shot by shot in his Requiem for a Dream. The proof below!

SHE PLAYEDE IN A CLIP WITH A STAR OF THE SERIE BEVERLY HILLS

In 1992, Jennifer Connelly stars in the clip of I Drove All Nightsong performed by Roy Orbinson. A piece originally composed for the latter but which was made famous shortly before with the version of Cindy Lauper and which will then be taken over by Celine Dion.

In the video clip of Roy Orbinson, the American actress rubs Jason Priestleythe famous Brandon Walsh from the cult series beverly hills. It’s very kitsch, there’s love and a motorbike (but not that of Tom Cruise), and it is to be discovered below!

SHE WONE AN OSCAR

In 2002, the Academy of Oscars hailed the talent of Jennifer Connelly by awarding her the statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in An exceptional man. A signed feature film Ron Howard in which she plays Alicia Nash, the companion of the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. played on screen by Russell Crowe. For her role, Jennifer Connelly will also get the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress as well as the BAFTA in the same category.

It should be noted that the American has also benefited from a nice critical reception for her performances in Requiem for a Dream and House of Sand and Fog. In this last film, Connelly embodies a young woman abandoned by her husband and in serious financial difficulty. On the verge of ruin and become an alcoholic, she will be forced to sell her own house to an old retired Iranian colonel played by Ben Kingsley.

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