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12 Monkeys Premieres Tonight: Star Emily Hampshire Reveals What It’s Like to Take On Brad Pitt’s Iconic Movie Role

It may sound crazy, but Emily Hampshire is basically Brad Pitt. Don’t believe us? Just wait until you see her portrayal of a mental patient in Syfy’s new time-traveling series, 12 Monkeys. The Canadian actress takes on the female version of a character originally portrayed by Pitt in the 1995 film of the same title. “The writers didn’t know how anybody was going to live up to Brad’s part, so they changed the role to a woman,” Hampshire told InStyle during a recent visit to our New York offices. “His character’s name is Jeffrey Goines, and I’m Jennifer Goines.”

Despite the gender switch-up in the modern day take on the cult-classic, Hampshire said she was under “a lot of pressure” when reprising the role of Goines, who is enlisted to help a time traveler (played by James Cole) from the future as he tries to save the population from a deadly virus. “It’s the same character, but I’m not doing an impression of his performance—it’s totally new,” she said.

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Fans of the original 12 Monkeys will appreciate subtle nods to the original film. “They made a replica of the sweater that Brad wore in the movie,” Hampshire said. “It’s this grungy velour sweater from the nineties. Fans went crazy when they saw pictures of me wearing it at Comic-Con!” That one pullover is as far as it goes when it comes to similarities between Jeffrey and Jennifer Goines’s wardrobes.

Spoiler alert: Hampshire revealed that her character “comes into a lot of money” following a plot twist, and “starts wearing Christian Louboutins and Yves Saint Laurent dresses.” The actress just wishes that she knew how stylish her costumes would be when she first took on the role. “I thought my character would be wearing pajama pants in the hospital the whole time,” she said. “Now I wish I had asked to keep my wardrobe!”

Tune in to the show tonight, Jan. 16, at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.

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Zooey Deschanel Explains What Happens When She Films on the Same Lot as Her Sister Emily

Zooey Deschanel and her sister Emily Deschanel are very close for Hollywood siblings. In fact, quite literally. The actress-singer appeared on Late Night on Thursday, where she revealed that not only is the New Girl set and the Bones set on the same lot, but sometimes they get the same fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity visitors.

Deschanel—who looked lovely as always, in her signature style—shared a story with host Seth Meyers in which basketball great Kobe Bryant stopped by the New Girl set, much to her surprise. “It was kinda weird, because I wouldn’t have guessed that he would be our audience,” she said. But, as it turned out, Bryant was visiting a few sets that day, including the Bones set, where her sister films nearby.

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While Meyers cracked that Bryan initially got the “wrong” Deschanel during his trip to the lot, the actress had a different theory about why the athlete visited both of them: “I like these Deschanels so much, I’m going to visit the other set … it’s one convenient location!”

Watch Deschanel recall the entire sibling story in the video above!

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Emily Blunt Does Prints Right: See Her Delightful Trio of Floral Frocks

Emily Blunt has been blazing the promotional trail on a whirlwind press tour for the upcoming film Edge of Tomorrow (in theaters June 6) alongside co-star Tom Cruise, and her style choices have more than kept up. Blunt, who had a baby just a few months ago, has stepped out in many wow-worthy looks, but her vibrant floral frocks are what excited us the most.

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