As we previously reported, beloved director and producer Garry Marshall passed away on Tuesday evening due tocomplications of pneumonia, not long after he had suffered from a stroke, in a hospital located in Burbank, CA. He was 81 years old.
Marshall is best known for launching many actors' careers through his hits like Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Beaches, and more. So it's no wonder that this death quite an impact on Tinseltown. In fact, many A-listers have since taken to Twitter and Instagram to mourn the late industry vet — including Rob Lowe, Mandy Moore, Kathy Bates, and countless others.
Speaking with Hamptons magazine this week, the 28-year-old gushed (again) about working with the "empowering" movie maker, who has been plagued with sexual assault allegations, while filming the upcoming 1930s drama Café Society.
Miz Lively shared:
"[Woody] creates a very pleasant set where everybody's just happy to be there and happy to be making a movie, and happy to be a part of film history. For him to have that confidence in you almost gives you the confidence in yourself to just go with the flow. And those are the moments that he really likes, the found moments, the moments that aren't written but just happen."
The legendary filmmaker has released plenty of romantic period pieces over the years, but for every brilliant film like Midnight In Paris there's a Magic In The Moonlight that just didn't have the magic audiences were hoping for.
But in his newest film Café Society, the Annie Hall writer is back to a lighter comedy taking on the golden age of Hollywood — and he brought an all star cast along for the ride!
Set in the late 1930s, a young man from the Bronx (Jesse Eisenberg) travels to Hollywood to stay with his big wig uncle (Steve Carell), and falls in love with a young woman (Kristen Stewart) in hopes of wooing her with his charming neuroticism, love of jazz, and New York swag.
But KStew ain't the only pretty lady in town — Eisenberg soon meets bombshells played by Blake Lively and Anna Camp. And you better believe they ALL want a piece!
Ch-ch-check out the trailer for Café Society (above) and catch the film in theaters August 16!