Kate Moss and Baryshnikov to Co-Star in a Ballet Movie

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Supermodel Kate Moss is set to star in a ballet movie opposite Russian dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov. (Yes, there's a ballet-flick resurgence after the genre's best-forgotten heyday in the early aughts.) According to the Daily Mail, Moss is taking dance classes and "wanting to get fit and healthy" for the role. Though we can't vouch for her acting chops, channeling a prima ballerina doesn't seem like too much of a stretch. She is quite lithe herself (no one doubts her ability to make the most of a leotard), and as British Vogue wisely notes, how far off are pointe shoes from six-inch heels, anyway? Pointe shoes even allow for toe padding. As for Baryshnikov, we're amused that his SATC role seems to rival his dance career in this article. (It gets even better later: "Baryshnikov, who played Carrie Bradshaw's artist boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky in series six of the show, is now 62 [harsh] and [but not least!] has toured with some of the world's most famous ballet companies during a lengthy career." Wrong crowd.) The film will first be screened at a fund-raising event, then shown as a gallery installation.

Prima Supermodel [Vogue UK]