|February 6||Forevermark Collection Cocktail Party|
After a while out of the public eye (and with her fixed lawsuit apparently going into retrial), Nicollette attended the Hoorsenbuhs for Forevermark cocktail party with her brother Nicholas.
|November 4||Carousel Of Hope|
A couple of weeks ago, Nicollette attended the 26th Anniversary Carousel Of Hope Ball, where George Clooney was honored with the Brass Ring Award for his efforts in advocating various humanitarian causes.
|March 20||Honeymoon For One Screencaptures|
I have added to the gallery screencaptures of Honeymoon For One and one picture from set. As well as one still from Becker (thanks Dennis) and more images from an old photoshoot.
|January 15||2012 TCA Winter Press Tour|
Nicollette attended the Hallmark Evening Gala for the 2012 Tour Critics Association Winter Press Tour. She looks lovely in black, don’t you think?
|December 29||OK! Magazine January 2012|
Nicollette and Oliver will be featured on the January 9 edition of OK! Magazine in the US. Don’t forget to buy your copy.
I have also added the cover of Cosmopolitan back in 1984.
This last Thursday Canon held an event at Paramount Studios to present its first cinema camera: Canon Cinema EOS C300.
Set in the future, XXIT is the story of a replicant who must travel back in time to save the life of the original human from whom she was cloned.
During the event they screened a few shorts filmed with the new camera and turns out Nicollette starred in one of them. She played Nikki Williams in Sam Nicholson’s XXIT. The futuristic film was shot in San Francisco, Yosemite Park and Los Angeles and it also counts with the presence on screen of Steve Pate and Oliver (Sheridan’s boyfriend and dog).
|August 9||Today Show & Access Hollywood|
I’ve uploaded pictures of Nicollette going to the taping of the Today Show and during her interview on Access Hollywood.
|July 30||TCA Pictures & Extra|
Wednesday was a busy day for our lady, not only she was at Hallmark’s TCA panel, where she also got a new shoot done, she stopped by The Grove for Mario Lopez’ Extra.
|July 10||The Foundation Polo Challenge|
I’m sure we all missed seeing Nicollette out and about. Yesterday she was among the VIPs meeting with Prince William and Princess Catherine in Santa Barbara for a polo match, among other things. See how beautiful and British, giant hat included, she looked in her Versace dress.
On Honeymoon For One Nicollette shows legions of fans how well she can play sympathetic and warm instead of the usual bad girls she portrays.
“When I read the script I loved it – it was sweet, old-fashioned romantic comedy and my character was just a kind, sweet, trying-to-find-her-way character. That was very appealing to me,” says Nicollette. Her character, Eve Parker, is a successful L.A. advertising executive who discovers her fiancé (Patrick Baladi) is cheating on her – in business and romance – just prior to their wedding. The nuptials are called off, but she decides to go on their planned trip to Ireland by herself.
Greg Wise plays the manager and tour guide of the castle estate where Eve is staying. The city girl seems to have nothing but trouble at the outset. Nicollette’s striking blue eyes light up when she talks about the physical comedy involved in breaking a spkike heel while in the woods in the wrong shoes. “That was a lot of fun,” she says with a smile.
The prospect of horseback riding at their idyllic location was a great lure for Nicollette, an expert equestrienne who began riding at around age three and who owns four horses. Ironically, she had to play Eve Parker as a brand-new, nervous rider. Knowing horses as well as she does “was quite useful, because then you can do anything. You can feel safe doing something that looks very unsafe. I did all my own stunts on the horse,” she reports.
According to Nicollette, that included everything from bouncing around in the saddle like a marionette to hanging on for dear life when the steed takes off unexpectedly at a full gallop.
In another bit of movie irony, Nicollette adds with a laugh, “Greg Wise’s character is supposed to be the horseman, and he didn’t know how to ride. So we went off and I sort of helped him a little bit, and then we choreographed him chasing me down.”
It’s an intense sequence, but for Nicollette, “It was heavenly. I grew up riding, galloping across the English downs, so being in Ireland in that rough wild Irish countryside on this beautiful white horse — ” She stops, sighs. “I fell madly in love with him. I wanted to bring him home with me. His name was Star and he’d never done a movie before. It’s always a bit daunting for a horse when they’re around a camera and a boom for the sound and all of a sudden things are coming at them. He was a bit skittish but I think he trusted me and I think he finally warmed up to the movie set quite well.”
Nicollette met the four-legged object of her infatuation when she and Wise ventured out to the stables where Star is kept. “Greg and I went riding and trying out other horses to see what horse he’d be most comfortable on — but as soon as I saw that white beauty, he was for me.”
According to her, Wise was quick to catch on as a rider. “He’s a wonderful actor. He was a pleasure to work with — ‘a good crack’ as they say in Ireland. And he had a perfect Irish brogue for an Englishman, I must say.”
Despite growing up in England, the West Sussex-born actress had never been to Ireland before. During the weeks of Honeymoon For One production, “We were based in Dublin and that was sort of our hub, and we’d go out to this beautiful countryside. The people were so friendly, and I’m dying to go back when I have time to explore the country, and visit the castles and the seaside towns. And of course, the Irish pubs,” she adds, her voice rising and gaining an Irish lilt, “where they sing and they dance and they drink a lot. The people seem very happy there, it was very nice being in that environment.”
These days, her own environment includes a house in horse country outside Los Angeles that Nicollette has been remodeling for the past three years.
“I am just about finished,” she says of the English/French style hilltop chateau she’s surrounded with fragrant rose gardens and lavender. “It’s very warm and inviting, and I’ve sort of mixed country with more of a streamlined, cleaner feel, because my other house is very country. It’s very important to me to have good energy and a nice flow throughout a house, to make it a place you want to be, not that you walk in and have the feeling you don’t want to touch anything.
“I did the drawings and I was the designer, the architect and the landscaper,” adds Nicollette. “It’s really rewarding to have a vision, put it on paper and bring it to life. I feel very blessed.”
Her love of horses has recently led to her involvement with Ride On, “This wonderful charity for emotionally and physically disabled children and adults. It’s all about them bonding with the horses and riding. There’s so much for them to learn and to feel that love,” she enthuses. “There’s a very different kind of communication that occurs between man and horse that is very powerful and extraordinarily healing. It’s a wonderful place where people truly care and have devoted their lives to making such a difference.”
Clearly, Nicollette Sheridan continues to make a difference in her craft and in life.
I have added more ad art for Honeymoon For One at the gallery.