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Do You Recognize Abigail Breslin All Grown Up? (And Platinum Blonde!)

Abigail Breslin's August: Osage County Costars Didn't Recognize Her All Grown Up

Originally posted 09/12/2013 02:45PM

We fell in love with her in Little Miss Sunshine as a young girl who lives for pageants, her grandpa and quirky outfits.

Now, Abigail Breslin is all grown up and almost unrecognizable – her light blond locks have even her August: Osage County costars doing double takes.

"The cast doesn't recognize me," Breslin tells E! of her more platinum hair. "I was like, 'Hey guys!' and they were like, 'Who's this random girl crashing our photo shoot today?' "

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Benedict Cumberbatch: I Was Kidnapped & Held at Gunpoint

Benedict Cumberbatch Recalls Being Abducted at Gunpoint in South Africa

Originally posted 09/12/2013 10:10AM

With four movies out this fall, including early awards contenders like August: Osage County, Benedict Cumberbatch is living a dream come true.

But it wasn't long ago that the actor – who's known for his roles in TV's Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – was facing a terrifying death.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actor, 37, tells the story of driving north of Durban, South Africa, to the set of the 2005 miniseries To the Ends of the Earth with friends, when he was abducted and held at gunpoint.

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Why Did Julia Roberts Choke Meryl Streep While Wearing a Butt Pad?

Julia Roberts: Choking Meryl Streep Was 'Intimidating'

Originally posted 09/11/2013 11:25AM

Working with Meryl Streep is a dream come true for any actress – and Julia Roberts is no exception.

But Roberts, 45, admits her longtime fantasy never involved butt pads, flop sweat and a chokehold.

Still, that proved to be their reality when Roberts was cast to play Streep's eldest daughter in August: Osage County, the film version of Tracy Letts's 2008 Tony-winning best play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family gathered around their sharp-tongued, eccentric dying mother, played by Streep, 64.

"It was intimidating, certainly, to be in these scenes with her, choking her, things like that," Roberts admitted at Tuesday's Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the movie. "That's not how I pictured it going in my mind all these years when I thought we'd be together, drinking tea together and speaking in fabulous accents and dressed up and looking very chic."

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