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Yearly Archives: 2011
Comedic actor/writer Simon Pegg might have to watch the jokes he writes now that he’s become a popular supporting actor in big budget films like Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.
John C. Reilly: “I try to just be really committed to what I’m doing. If I’m committed to something really stupid, then I’m in a comedy”
Reilly says that even though it’s a little uncomfortable to get acclimated with a dramatic director and cast, his commitment to his roles never wavers.
The last year for Hiddleston has involved a jam packed schedule of filming. Luckily the actor has found himself working along some of the best directors in the movie industry, from Kenneth Branagh to Steven Spielberg, and Woody Allen.
One of the best highlights of the latest season of Dexter is due in large part to actor Colin Hanks. The thirty-four year old played a crucial role as one of the biggest threats to Dexter, a role that seems to have fallen into the talented actor’s lap out of no where.
The anonymous actress has claimed that because of rampant age discrimination in Hollywood that revealing her true age significantly damages her chances of landing roles, as would revealing her true name. Both the SAG and AFTRA have issued support for the lawsuit.
This book is a must for any theater lover.
Jessica Chastain: “It’s recently come into focus for me why I want to be an actor: It’s because of the connection I feel to people”
She speaks about how she adapts to new genres and what she learns from her roles. Interestingly she was interviewed by her Take Shelter co-star Michael Shannon (TV’s Boardwalk Empire), himself a prolific actor in 2011.
When LuPone was asked about the standard she holds other actors to, she says, “It’s always about the audience. I mean, I’m mad when I come out of a theater, and it’s mediocre, and I’ve spent over 300 bucks. I’m furious. It’s a higher-stake game now, and everybody has to be on top of their game. And you can’t have anybody go out there and dis the play, dis the playwright, dis the audience — you can’t. It’s unacceptable.”
You’d think that for someone whose screen credits didn’t extend beyond bit parts on the Disney Channel and who had recently played a tree on stage, a simple “You got the role!” would’ve sufficed, but for young British actor Jeremy Irvine, Steven Spielberg informed him he’d been cast in upcoming drama War Horse in a more creative fashion.
Rapace is more than happy to leave Lisbeth to Rooney Mara—the actress taking over the role for the American adaptation out this month. In an interview with BlackBook, Rapace says, “I’m pretty sure that they will do something completely different with her.”
What’s Next for Michael C. Hall and Will ‘Dexter’ Have a Happy Ending: “I don’t think we’re in that territory”
Hall notes that the finale provided “some pretty fundamentally earthshaking things,” but the actor isn’t so sure about the ultimate fate of his character.
Jared Harris: “Even when I am playing a real person, I am playing a character. It is what is in the script”
Harris tells that more than anything else he was influenced by the style already established in Ritchie’s previous Sherlock Holmes movie. He also talks about how he ended up acting even though he initially was hesitant to do so.
Rachel Griffiths on ‘Other Desert Cities’ and Her Time in ‘A Doll’s House’: “It was the worst experience of my life”
Rachel Griffiths might be making her Broadway debut in Other Desert Cities, but she has a long history of appearing on both television (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters) and on the stage in her native Australia.
Clark Gregg might be most known as Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Movie Universe, but he’s had an extensive career in film and television and is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company.
Downey also has praise for the man play Holmes’ arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty, Jared Harris.
Discussing her character, Spencer spoke about how Minny Jackson was somewhat modeled after herself.
J.B. Smoove: “I like to dive in there and have fun so I can have an honest reaction. A lot of things you can’t get on paper”
Smoove speaks not only about his role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, but also his very different role in Cameron Crowe’s film We Bought a Zoo.
Gary Oldman: “There’s always room for a white Jamaican pimp. No matter who you are, everyone should do it at least once”
“I just got tired of being the villain, or the go-to guy when you wanted someone who was an extrovert or an eccentric. There’s a villain role that came in for me recently, and I just said, ‘This is how much I want.’ [Laugh] You have to pay me this much to even get me at the table, because I’m more expensive if I play a villain!”
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Because it’ll probably be closing very soon.