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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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Take Your Selfie Game to the Next Level with Phhhoto, a New Camera App

Get ready for your close-up because the next-generation camera app has finally arrived to revamp your static selfies and bring them to life! Phhhoto is a new social media platform and GIF-generating app that captures life in motion with just one touch thanks to its exclusive, multi-frame camera. The frames are automatically transformed into lively, looping GIFs that users can upload to a feed much like Instagram. Once the image is posted, photos can be commented on, liked, and shared by followers of the page.

The new iPhone app, which launched last week, is already being used by ultra-hip celebs like Katy Perry (below), Mia Moretti, and Diplo.

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The app was born when the founders of HyperHyper, a design and technology studio, created it instead of renting a photo booth for their holiday party at the end of 2013. And since then, Phhhoto has been used at hundreds of major parties this year thrown by brands like Red Bull, Adidas, and Time Inc. (which publishes InStyle), and now you can have the popular animated photo booth in the palm of your hand!

The Phhhoto app is free and available for download in the iTunes app store or  here.

Plus, see the best fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity no-makeup selfies on Instagram!

Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama Take a Selfie Together

It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama are BFFs. The First Lady is undoubtedly a busy woman, but she made time to take an adorable selfie with the singer yesterday. Lopez first posted the snap on Instagram, and Obama later followed suit. “Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #keynotespeaker #introingthekeynotespeaker #dreambig,” Lopez captioned the image.

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The duo took the photo at the 2014 LULAC National Convention in New York City, where the singer introduced the First Lady for her speech, which focused on advancing the education, civil rights, and employment of Hispanic-Americans through community-based programs. The ladies were on the same style wavelength for the occasion: Each donned pretty floral ensembles. Lopez dazzled in a pale pink Zuhair Murad couture embroidered appliqué blouse and peplum pencil skirt, while Obama glowed in a white and blue print frock by Tanya Taylor.

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For more Michelle Obama, see her most memorable outfits ever in our gallery!

Beach Bunnies Take Note: The Hawaiian Trend Surfs Home

We’re filled with aloha for this season’s Hawaiian craze! Rash guards are the latest “it” bathing suits, surfer style is riding the runways, and now the trend is finding its way into home decor.

The trend embraces beachy hues and natural textures (like island-friendly linen and coconut shells) while leaving plenty of room for winking, kitchy fun (like a hula dancer table lamp). From carved cups to an artful handcrafted surfboard, we love the endless summer feeling of surfer-chic home decor.

Read on to see our picks to bring the Hawaiian trend home.

Happy 53rd Birthday, Michael J. Fox! Take a Look Back at the Actor’s Family Ties Days

Happy 53rd birthday, Michael J. Fox! With a lengthy acting roster that boasts some of the greatest movie and television characters of a generation—like Back to the Future’s zealous Marty McFly and the precocious, well-dressed Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties—the Canadian-American actor has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 40 years. Fox has earned tributes, including multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, for his performances as a lead actor as well as guest roles on shows such as The Good Wife, Rescue Me, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Most recently, the actor starred in NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show, which ran for one season.

The husband and father-of-four is also an aggressive advocate for Parkinson’s disease research since being diagnosed with the condition in 1991. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2000 to raise awareness and resources for a cure and gathered support from many of Hollywood’s most influential players. In 2007, Fox was named among Time’s 100 people “whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world” for his work with the disease.

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