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Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly share a love of — applying makeup

September 11, 2009

bettanyWhat’s that old saying? The couple that plays together, stays together?

Well, when it comes to actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, who are married in real life and play Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darwin in the new movie “Creation,” it could very well be the couple that plays together, stays together AND does their makeup together!

On the red carpet at the opening night gala for the Toronto International Film Festival, Connelly was asked about working with her husband on the set of “Creation” and, of course, she lavished praised on Bettany and his performance as the evolutionist whose seminal work, “The Origin of Species,” espoused theories of evolution and natural selection.

Then, Connelly added, “On a silly, superficial level. How many girls can say ‘I put on my makeup on with my husband?’ We did our makeup together.”

And she’s likely very right.

But it does make us wonder: when going out for a gala opening like the one at Toronto, who gets more time in front of the mirror? Judging by the picture, maybe they just share.


With two actors of their caliber, each one in his/her own right, “Creation” must be an Oscar contender, I have no doubts about that. Wish them the best, they deserve it.

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