Olivia Wilde and Liam Neeson in Rome, Shooting “The Third Person”

Posted on October 19, 2012

We think Kiki & Viggo definitely take the prize in the “attractive, well-dressed, vast-differences-in-age couple shooting a movie in Europe” sweepstakes this week, but anyone would find them a tough act to follow. Taking second place is Liam & Olivia, shooting “The Third Person” on the streets of Rome.


Even though the title makes it sound like a political thriller or something, apparently it’s about three couples in love in three cities; Rome, Paris and New York. Co-stars include Mila Kunis, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Casey Affleck, and Kim Basinger. Pretty white people in pretty clothes with extravagant problems. Or not. It doesn’t sound like our kind of movie, and since Paul Haggis is writing/directing – don’t even get us started on Crash – it’s definitely not going on our must-see list until we hear more about it.

Still. They look pretty. Love her shoes.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Her dress and shoes are both lovely, but– really? I think it’s kind of ridiculously awful that men can get romantic roles at the age of 60 (with women less than half their age), while the reverse would be looked upon with disdain and catcalls about being a cougar.

      Eugh. It just annoys me. A lot.

      • alyce1213

        Me too.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         And well it should.

      • tinyredlocks


      • http://twitter.com/Chucko78 Chuck Barthelme

        I will only say this- my 35 year old wife has Liam on her list. 

        • http://twitter.com/Chucko78 Chuck Barthelme

          I should also add that I feel a bit dirty, but Helen Mirren is absolutely on my list. In fact, most of the women I find attractive are older than me by a good 10 years or more. Not that it’s the same as the reverse, but I think for me it’s something about maturity conveying a sense of comfort in one’s own skin that I find attractive.

          • Sobaika

            Helen Mirren should be on everybody’s list.

            • rumcg66

              Hell, Helen Mirren is on  MY list, and I’m a straight woman.

            • Presumptuous Insect

              I know exactly what you mean. Do you recall that first season of Prime Suspect? You could not take your eyes off of her.

        • Maria Rosenfire

           Just to clarify, I’m not saying that he’s unattractive, or that he doesn’t deserve to have this role, or that May-December romances are wrong. What I am saying is that there’s an extremely unfair double standard in Hollywood, and that this is a good example of it– it’s not his fault that casting odds are stacked in his favor. What would people say if some 20-something boystar made a romantic movie with Helen Mirren? They would certainly have something to say about it, and I doubt that it would be anything good.

          • http://twitter.com/Chucko78 Chuck Barthelme

            I absolutely agree.

            • Maria Rosenfire

               Also, I don’t know what people in general would say about Helen Mirren making a romantic movie with a 20-something, but I as a member of people would say, “Well done, Helen Mirren, you stone cold vixen.”

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Add that that would be one damn lucky 20-something to be going hot and heavy with Madame Mirren!

          • http://onebluetree.blogspot.ca/ Sara L.

            Shadowboxer? Not really a romantic movie, but she does knock boots with Cuba Gooding Jr., who is 23 years her junior. got terrible reviews, though.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

              See also- The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.

            • librarygrrl64

              Yes, but wasn’t the age difference intrinsic to that story, as it is in the Mortensen/Witherspoon project? I don’t have an issue with that. But I do have an issue when the producers can choose just about anyone and they go back to the 60-year-old man/30-year-old woman pool again and again.

            • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

               She got to knock boots with Daniel Craig in The Mother as well. That was a while ago though, I think.

            • Fionnuala Barrett

              Er, wasn’t that Anne Reid?

            • bluefish

              That was indeed Anne Reid in a great film giving an amazing performance. 

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

         It’s been like that for forever. And it doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

           At least now more and more people are speaking up about it, though.   I think that’s the first step to get the culture to change, albeit at a glacial pace.

      • throwslikeagirl

        I see Kim Bassinger’s in the cast with no other man near her age. Hmmm…

      • DeborahJozayt

        I remember when “As Good As It Gets” came out and they screenwriters had to change the script because of the age difference between Hunt and Nicholson. Suddenly adding Hunt’s child to the picture totally aged her. Like really?!

      • formerlyAnon

        Gotta admit while totally on board with the age-difference worse-than-annoyance, what bugs me most in the inequality department, looking at these, is that while I LOVE her shoes, they are so unfunctional! Supposedly they’re wandering in a charming romantic haze – but unless she’s had nerve blocks, I give her 20 minutes, tops, before all she can think about is how much her feet hurt on the concrete in those shoes.

        And if they have to run away from impending danger, unless it politely waits for her to unbuckle & shed the shoes, she’s toast unless Liam can scoop her up and still outrun it – or she trips him and the impending danger lets her get away while devouring him.

      • Mary229

        Well said. The thing is age is not an issue so long as its equal.

        We live in a culture where a 36 year old woman gets called “too old” to play opposite a 30 year old guy but no one blinks if the guy is 20 years older.

        The discrimination makes me sick.

        I have friends who are married to younger men and older men. Love is love.

        Pretty clothes. But just for once I’d like to see an older woman/younger guy narrative that paints the love in a good light.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/21151157@N00/ rawrgrowlrawr

          Harold and Maude? :)

      • librarygrrl64

        Agreed. I just can’t with this.

    • alyce1213

      Love me some Liam, but James Franco and Adrien Brody together in one movie is too much douchiness.
      I’m out, you couldn’t pay me to see it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’ve paid to see Liam in a few dogs…the things I’ll do to see a ruggedly handsome Irishman!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        It would be awesome if they were one of the 3 couples!

      • librarygrrl64

        Brody alone is too much douchiness.

    • nnbb

      Crash was an AWFUL movie. This one sounds like Love, Actually.
      Olivia looks fab and soft. I usually think she looks harsh.

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         Yeah, I do, too, but she looks really lovely here.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

           Ditto! I think she’s pretty, but I just don’t get how everyone is falling all over themselves over her – she always looks WAY too severe to me. Here, she looks so much softer (hair, makeup, dress), and it’s really flattering on her.

          • librarygrrl64

            She has an interesting face. Beautiful but not soft and girlish. The kind that should age well and just get more and more interesting every year. She is also apparently intelligent, funny, and self-deprecating, or at least she comes off that way in interviews.

      • enonymous

        Crash received Best Picture because the Academy didn’t have the balls to give it to Brokeback Mountain.

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

          I guess I’m in the minority because I liked Crash, BUT there’s no doubt that Brokeback Mountain deserved the Oscar.

          • quiltrx

            I’m in the freak minority that likes the OTHER ‘Crash’.

            • http://twitter.com/otterbird otterbird

              I saw that in the theater- I liked it, too.  But I’m also in the freak minority that liked “Very Bad Things.”

    • Sobaika

      Kirsten and Viggo looked like something out of a retro travel poster, but these two have a much cooler, more urban vibe. Olivia is so damn pretty. 

      I can not with Crash.

      • http://twitter.com/spygrl1 Trish

         I would kind of love T and Lo to dissertate on the awfulness of Crash. I refuse to acknowledge those Oscars.

        • Christy Gill

          Oh, I feel so happy to find more folks in LOATHE with Crash (and, extra points, who also love TLo). Lordy, I didn’t like Crash when I saw it, came to hate it even more after Oprah decided it deserved being on her show and then *really* came to loathe it when it became the Oscar child that made everyone feel good about themselves and their understanding of racism in America when the movie was trite, un-nuanced, poorly acted and incredibly NOT a good movie about race. And then when it beat out Brokeback?! Oh *no*, hun.

          • AnneElliot

            I’ve never seen Crash (just turned off by hearing about a particularly icky scene) and having read these comments, I never will.  I loved Brokeback Mountain and was furious when it didn’t win, and that Heath Ledger didn’t win Best Actor.  Hoffman was wonderful as Capote but I thought Heath Ledger was just brilliant.  

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

            I can’t decide which is worse, Crash or The Blind Side.

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        Oh my God, fucking Crash. Beating out Brokeback Mountain AND Capote AND Good Night and Good Luck with its idiotic and shallow take on race relations. Spike Lee must have been screaming at the heavens when it won.

    • Contralto

      Good God, is he delectable.

      • 3boysful

        Liam is my big secret crush.

        By the way, boys, thanks for the plethora of posts today! Isn’t it happy hour now?

        • RebeccaKW

           He’s my big, non-secret crush.  Every time I see a commercial, etc, I start swooning and telling everyone in ear shot how hot he is. 

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.ca/ Sara L.

         Yes. Yes he is.

      • mountainFashionista

         Funny — he’s on my “Really? People think he’s sexy?” list. 

        I think he’s nice looking, and a great actor, but my pants stay still when I see him.

        • Sobaika

          Not sure if this will help, but rumor has it that he is particularly well-endowed. It’s Hollywood legend at this point.

          • terpsichory

             Ah! That explaines the second picture. I was wondering what they were talking about.

            • Janet B

              His shoes?

            • Sara LaBatt

              Ha, this made me laugh so hard!  Thank you!

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBNJ6GJTXYEE6BON3WGK6KEGT4 Elizabeth

              Ha, ha! Love the witty posters on this site!

              If you want to check out a bit more of Liam’s, uh, package, check out his latest appearance on Ellen. He was doing a spoof to promote breast cancer awareness and came out in a pink bathrobe, which he then took off to reveal pink underpants while he took a turn in her dunking booth.

              Any guy who is willing to get wet while wearing pink underpants for a good cause gets a thumbs up from me!

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

               Hysterical. Didn’t notice till you pointed it out. And I too have heard the rumors.

      • sweetestsith

         I love that man. I usually stick pretty closely to my age range, and he’s old enough to be my father, but I don’t care. He’s smoking. And totally made Star Wars, EP1 worth watching.

    • PeaceBang

      I knew you were my people. Look at all this hate for “Crash,” a truly detestable film. I’m definitely full on the Beautiful White People All-You Can Eat Buffet today.

    • julnyes

      Crash – the anger that movie induces in me is cataclysmic.

    • http://twitter.com/Chucko78 Chuck Barthelme

      Wow, she is gorgeous in these shots. Love her outfit, head to toe.

    • mommyca

      her shoes and purse: divine!!!! 

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      Love the shoes. The whole outfit is gorgeous and she looks lovely, but the shoes….ohh, I love those shoes.

      Liam Neeson is, as always, delicious. I do, however, completely side with the complaints Maria Rosenfire above. I hate the double standard.

      • out for a walk

        Those shoes are quite lovely. And while the constant harping about ladystars’ shoes not fitting properly on the RC gets tiresome (not to say I never partake in said harping) it’s pretty refreshing to see their shoes on set, since they inevitably do fit.

    • MilaXX

      I love Liam Neeson and stop and watch Taken every time it’s on tv. The movie does indeed sound stupid and I hated Crash too.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

         Edit: Whoops. Got it mixed up with “Unknown.”

        We’ve done the too-lazy-to-change-the-channel sit-through of “Taken” too many times to count. Same thing with “Salt.” Comfort food movies. Pop-Tart movies.

        • MilaXX

          Taken, That movie with James MaCavoy(?)being chased by Morgan Freeman, Jumpers and Shawshank Redemption are mine

          • Sobaika

            I’m pretty sure Shawshank Redemption is on everyone’s I’m-sitting-through-this-one list. That James McCavoy/Angie/Freeman movie goes for me too, and also Remember The Titans.

            • turtleemily

              Liam was on The Daily Show recently and said Shawkshank is one of his.

            • MilaXX

              watching another pop tart movie; Hitch. Sadly I look just like Will when my allergies act up. In addition to an epi-pen, I have an emergency does of prednisone at home.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I found “Taken” too silly for words, but enjoyed “Unknown”…which is playing on HBO as I type this.
          BTW-Liam Neesom and Helen Mirren were a couple earlier in their lives. Six degrees of hotness.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

             Wow, really? That’s, like, if Don and Joan had gotten together. Surprised the two of them didn’t knock the earth out of its orbit, or start a tidal wave, or something.

    • mjude

      i am in love with liam, have been forevah. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      He’s gorgeous and wonderful.  :)

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      That’s pretty much the start of my dream wardrobe.

      • Judy_S

         Yeow. It’s the start of my DREAM…

    • GSMSF

      It’s not just the age difference, but the clothing difference.  Why is she all head to toe fancy designer clothes, high heels, tight dress, designer bag, and he’s wearing a tee shirt and corduroys?  It looks like he lost his job and is meeting his executive lawyer wife for lunch or something.  

      • AmeliaEve

         My thoughts exactly. He is sliding quickly from casual to rumpled. A crisp sports shirt and some colorful brogues would lift him out of that rut, but here they look terribly mismatched.

        • kirkyo

           Seems to me he is the more appropriately dressed for daytime “walking around”.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Just like Kiki’s dress, I’ll take Olivia’s, but I’d also like the bag and shoes too, please. 

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Bitch better take her hands off my man. He looks scrumptious in his blue-on-blue ensemble with the different textures. Kinda begs you to run your hands all over him…

      Ahem. My husband would look like sex on a stick in that outfit.

    • kschwarting

      Ugh.  Don’t get me started on “Crash,” either.  I loathed that self-congratulatory movie.  On a more positive note, I really like that dress.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Liam looks really good in these pictures.  And imagine how he would tower over Olivia, if she didn’t have on those incredibly high heels.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Hmmm. I simply cannot watch a movie with that craphound James Franco in it.

    • http://twitter.com/FilmJen Jenny stark

      My adoration for you two has grown exponentially knowing that you both hated “Crash.”  LUV!   Of all the over-hyped films that have won Best Picture, that one really took the cake.  It made a generation of my Film students make the most intellectually lazy films about race.  I told them all to watch “Do the Right Thing” “Killer of Sheep” “Lone Star” and “Mi Familia” to see how it’s done.  Urgh! 

    • http://twitter.com/FilmJen Jenny stark

      On a less professorial note–Olivia is very pretty.

    • Veronica1022

      Oh I love Liam Neeson.  He is just so freakin sexy!

    • Line Fauchald

      I have yet to laugh/cry in regards to the (what I’m sure is) the poor judging and the laughable otfits of this episode, but I will say this: I appreciate nothing more than my Project Runway-based minutes in front of the TV. It’s always the highlight of the week. It’s not because of the contestants, judging, challenges, characters or B/M-cutting room changes. It’s because I’ve got my 3 1/2 year buddies T-Lo to get me through the shit challenges and sad judging.

      I love you – regardless of how much you might start to hate the show.

    • Rebecca Jay

      I heart Liam so hard.

    • GorgeousThings

      White people with first world problems? Hmmmm, maybe I’ll wait for it on Netflix. But I do love Liam Neeson.

    • quiltrx

      Liam will ALWAYS be sex-on-a-stick for me, in the Harrison Ford-ish vein.  He makes me heave a romantic sigh.

      Hmmm…Neeson AND Brody AND the GOOD Affleck?  This might be worth a look despite the director.

    • MzzPants

      Clearly, in the second picture he’s saying, ‘Look what I can make my coat do!’

      • snarkykitten

         Look what my coat can hide? >_>

    • nannypoo

      He’s very handsome, but when did he start to look like Alec Baldwin?

    • glennethph

      He’s 60?  In the pictures above, he looks…not sixty.  Younger.

    • decormaven

      Great shot of pretty people! However, that movie will probably not catch my eye, because I’ll start laughing when I see Adrien Brody. The “Masters of Style” commercial airs quite frequently in the preshow trailers at my theater; his expression in it is just too douche-y in it for words. 

    • ballerinawithagun

      I thought you hated T-straps??? Love her whole look.

    • http://twitter.com/SuzBald Susan Baldwin

      Also love her shoes.  Also hated Crash.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      A movie about first world problems, fabulous

    • Judi Townsend

      Why didn’t you TLO like Crash? 

    • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jayme

      Athens > Rome

      For always.

      They both look good, but not great.

    • Scott Prendergast

      CRASH is abysmal.  Avoid.