Jonathan Groff has gone from Broadway fame in Spring Awakening to TV fame with FOX’s hit Glee. He’s now on HBO for their new show, Looking, that’s being called the gay version of Girls or Sex and the City.
In a new interview with Metro, the 28-year-old talked about being out as a gay man in Hollywood and how he’s translating that to the small screen with his character, Patrick.
Groff said, “Patrick and I are the same age and I am definitely pulling from elements that have happened in my life. But I am not one of those actors who remembers my dog dying when I need to play sad. With Patrick, some is coming from memory but a lot from my subconscious and imagination.” Read more
It might be one of the most awkward moments in an actor’s career, the sex scene. For some thespians, it’s just another day at the office. For one celebrity, it was time to hit the bottle.
On a recent appearance on Chelsea Lately, Lizzy Caplan admitted that she was drunk during a raw sex scene with her True Blood co-star Ryan Kwanten. The scene occurred during Season 1 of the vampire show when the actress decided that she needed to have a few drinks to calm her nerves.
She told Handler, “I was hammered for that. I didn’t really have lines the first time. It was like 7 a.m. … and I was chugging vodka completely naked while a makeup artist I had just met was on her knees in front of me sponging my (butt). It’s intimate.” Read more
Here’s a SAG Foundation Q & A with Lizzy Caplan where she talks about her new Showtime series, Masters of Sex.
In the interview, she talks about how she fought for the role of Virginia Johnson, why she waited so long for the part, shooting the pilot, nerves and more.
Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Caplan as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance and unlikely pop culture trajectory.
Check it out below! Read more
‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Daniel Radcliffe Tempers the Fuss About his Gay Sex Scene: “I’m an actor and that’s my job”
Daniel Radcliffe is proving that successful child actors can transition into successful adult actors by picking and choosing roles that appeal to him on a creative level. In his latest film, Kill Your Darlings, the 24-year-old actor demonstrates that his acting chops run much deeper than Harry Potter.
In the film, the British star is tackling the role of beat writer Allen Ginsberg and a tale of murder amongst the ranks of fellow writers like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs at the end of World War II. Radcliffe first encountered the script written by John Krokidas in 2009. The young Yale grad also planned to direct the project.
It didn’t scare Radcliffe that Krokidas was inexperienced in the feature film world. In fact, the Brit had great confidence in his abilities. Read more
‘Masters of Sex’ star Lizzy Caplan’s Advice on Shooting Nude Scenes: “You should feel protected by your crew and the actors around you”
Lizzy Caplan has had a successful career for a young actress, but getting there hasn’t been easy. In an interview with BGB Mag, the Masters of Sex star talked about the struggles of being “on avail” for a role and how the auditioning process never gets any easier.
Caplan plays the groundbreaking sex pioneer Virginia Johnson in the Showtime series. She was attached to the part for months before the contract was officially signed. The 31-year-old actress shared what that endless wait was like.
“It was not the most fun process, as you know. It took a while to be officially signed on to the show. It remained unofficial for months. So I mostly walked around with the news that I was to play Virginia as a secret, since I didn’t want to suffer the humiliation of telling everybody I got the part, then having to call all those same people and tell them that it didn’t work out. Which I’ve had to do before,” she said. “All actors and actresses seem to have their ‘firing story’. Pilot season happened while I was waiting to hear officially about Masters, and I didn’t have the easiest time convincing my agents and managers that even the POSSIBILITY of getting to do Masters of Sex was infinitely more appealing to me than the real, tangible pilot jobs that were being presented to me. But (somewhat miraculously), it all worked out.” Read more
With the long-running series Dexter coming to a close, Showtime was looking for a new series to capture TV audiences on Sunday nights. The network’s freshman drama Masters of Sex is looking to fill that void.
The show stars Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, the sex researcher who worked with Williams Masters. Together, the duo helped create new ways of thinking about sexuality.
With her co-star Michael Sheen, the 31-year-old actress has to reenact some of the sex research that made Masters and Johnson revolutionaries in their field. Caplan revealed how she had to let her guard down with him. Read more
The most buzzed about movie of the year is finally cast and the backlash over who is playing Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has been tremendous. Despite the online protests, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is taking the whole thing in stride.
In an interview with the Associated Press, he talked about the sexual themes he will have to tackle in the film.
The 33-year-old actor explained, “You know what, I had such a baptism of fire with regards to sexuality on camera at the beginning of my career. I starred in the British Channel Four miniseries Queer as Folk, where I played a young, gay character, and there were some incredible, explicit sex scenes on that show.”
With the passage of time, also comes wisdom, so Hunnam is ready the opportunities that Fifty Shades of Grey brings. Read more
Tony Goldwyn on the Racy Scenes in ‘Scandal’: “If you think about doing a sex scene with 30 overweight men starting at you, it’s hot”
Tony Goldwyn has tons of female fans lusting after his character, President Fitzgerald Grant, on ABC’s much buzzed about Scandal. But his wife isn’t one of them.
“It’s a problem,” he joked while appearing on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. “The honest answer is, my wife doesn’t watch it. She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but yeah…I don’t encourage it.”
His acting also goes unappreciated by his two daughters. “My two girls think it’s hilarious,” he said, as reported by The New York Daily News. “Disgusting and hilarious. So they send me all kinds of rude texts.” His 18-year-old once sent him a text saying “Excuse me?!” after he tells off Kerry Washington’s character after having sex with her. Read more
Interview: ‘Vikings’ George Blagden on How He Got Cast and Doing a Sex Scene on His Very First Day On-Set
George Blagden plays Athelstan in The History Channel’s great new show, Vikings. Created by Michael Hirst, the show is about the adventures of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), his family and his band Viking brothers.
Besides his work in Vikings, you may have seen him as Grantaire in the film version of Les Miserables. From singing in the French revolution to playing a 12th century viking… he’s has had a very good year!
I talked to George at WonderCon about how he got his part, being nervous on his first day on set – he had to do a sex scene…the very first day – and how he prepared to play a Viking.
Vikings airs on Sundays at 10pm on The History Channel
Elisabeth Moss Talks ‘Mad Men’, Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’ and How Sex Scenes Aren’t “Her Favorite Thing To Do”
There’s no way fans of Mad Men would have allowed Elisabeth Moss‘ character Peggy Olson to have been kicked off the show. The creator of the AMC drama, Matt Weiner, would never have let that happen either.
“[Matt] called me right before episode eleven of season five came out and told me what was gonna happen, and my first question was ‘That sounds awesome…am I coming back? Am I going to be on the show?’” Moss recalled in an interview with Vulture. “And he was actually a little bit offended, I think. He was like, ‘Of course you are. How could you ask me that?’ And I was like, ‘Well, you know, it’s a logical question.’ And he assured me that, obviously, it was going to be fine. And then he told me everything that was going to happen. You know, great actors who are amazing on the show have left. So I would never consider myself above that.”
Moss has had to embody a very different character for her role on Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. The actress enjoyed getting to play someone so opposite from Peggy. “I fucking loved it,” she admitted. “It was so fun, I have to be honest. It was SO fun. Just, you know, in life you try not to glass people, you try not to scream and yell and fight. And so it’s really fun and cathartic to be able to do that, you know, and then not hurt anybody.” Read more