The real name of the animal who plays the titular character of the American/Canadian children’s television series “Zoboomafoo” (1999-2001) was Jovian. He was a Coquerel’s Sifaka species who was born at the Duke Primate Center in 1994 and died November 10, 2014. May he rest in peace the little guy.
The 2015 British-American romantic drama film “Carol”, based on the novel “The Price of Salt” (also known as “Carol”) by author Patricia Highsmith, features actress Rooney Mara as the co-lead role of Therese.
She was the original choice for the role and was offered the role after completing 2011’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” when John Crowley was set to direct but she passed on the role due to weariness. Then actress Mia Wasikowska was then attached, but later left the project in order to do the 2015 film “Crimson Peak”. When that happened, coupled with director Todd Haynes coming on board in 2013, Mara came back on board to play the role.
And now…Mara might, at minimum, get her second Oscar nomination. With all the production halts…feels like “Carol” was just waiting for Mara to get back on board. Destiny anyone?
“A lot of women in magazines are pretty in a way that is not erotic because they don’t look like anybody that you know.”
– Jason Segel, “The End of the Tour”