"I had never done television when I walked onto set to film the pilot" - Gillian Jacobs on 'Community'
"Within the small range of choice you have as an actor, I do tend toward things I haven't done before." - David Tennant
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"I think it was finding how to portray Fisk in an emotional way, as well as a menacing way." - Vincent D'Onofrio on Playing the Kingpin in 'Daredevil'
If you haven’t seen Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black yet, there are spoilers ahead…you’ve been warned. The newest character on this season of Orange Is the New Black, Brook Soso, made quite an impact on the inmate population. From her lack of showering to her hunger strike, actress Kimiko Glenn shared with Vulture what it was like to join the Netflix show and where she thinks her character’s storyline is going. She explained how she trusts the writers to help develop her character, “I come from a theater background, so usually at the start you know what happens and ... Read more
Watch out, actors, people are paying attention and listening to those accents! With rise in the quality of television, actors might want to pay attention to their language skills as a part of their arsenal. NPR’s All Things Considered recently took a look at the Netflix series, House of Cards, to see how well the actors were doing when it came to scenes where a foreign language is spoken. For a show that prides itself on serving up accurate details, they have some work to do. The media outlet brought in expert Kirsten Speidel, a Chinese professor at Swarthmore College, ... Read more
Robin Wright is hot off the awards show podium with a win for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for House of Cards at the Golden Globes in January. However, the actress is not one to rest on her laurels. She’s stretching herself even further on the second season of the Netflix show. This season she’s directing an episode after talking with co-star Kevin Spacey about his own desire to direct in their sophomore season. Wright revealed,”I said, ‘I want to, too,’ and I kept saying that to multiple parties. They said, ‘Yeah sure,’ and I just kept saying ... Read more
Taylor Schilling has had one of those years where her life changes with just one job. Booking the role of Piper Chapman in Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Orange Is The New Black has propelled the actress into new territory. Schilling talked with HuffPost TV about her new life with a successful career and a familiar face to TV audiences. She shared what it was like to take on the role of an unlikely woman sent to prison. “I was so excited. I read the first episode and I was totally, totally blown away. Across all mediums and platforms, it was ... Read more
Actors are asked to lose themselves in a role not only psychologically, but also physically. For actor Pablo Schreiber of Netflix’s latest series, Orange Is the New Black, that means donning a prosthetic mustache. He talked to the New York Post about how a bit of facial hair helps him get into the mind of his corrupt character, corrections officer George ‘Pornstache’ Mendez. Schreiber said, “When I accepted the role, we knew that was a major part of the character. I’m actually incredibly proud to be part of the all-time best mustache club!” That mustache club includes some pretty impressive company ... Read more
Kate Mulgrew, of Star Trek: Voyager fame, went through a complete transformation for her role as Red on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Even Mulgrew has been caught off guard by her new look. “I have to tell you that I myself am rather surprised, because I don’t look like that at all in life,” she said in an interview with Vulture. “And that leads me to believe only one thing, and that is that Red must reside within me. Otherwise, it wouldn’t work. The hair, the chef’s jacket, the red lipstick, the eyes, all of that. ... Read more
Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black is an instant hit for the burgeoning network and one reason for its success is actress Taryn Manning. She plays Tiffany Doggett AKA “Pennsatucky,” the religious former meth addict who uses the prison’s cafeteria to perform her modern day miracles. The 34-year-old actress is the classic example of someone who has been typecast in Hollywood for playing characters who are rough around the edges. However, Manning is using this to her full advantage to advance her career and dive into some challenging roles. She talked to Vulture about what it is like to be ... Read more
Laura Prepon was a little nervous about taking on the lead role in the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. “When I read it, it was so good but I was like, ‘Wow, [the character] Alex scares me a little bit,’ which is exactly why I needed to do it and I’m so glad that I did,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! News. “I feel like every actress is always looking to [push the envelope] because the minute you get complacent, hang it up.” Prepon was also apprehensive about starring in a series with mostly female ... Read more
With the recent premiere of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, fans of the show have taken to social media to praise the series. Natasha Lyonne spoke to Interview magazine recently about her role as Nicky Nichols and what it’s like to work under Netflix’s new studio system where all of the episodes are released at the same time. Lyonne’s character in the show is incarcerated for a drug violation. While this is mentioned in passing at the beginning of the series, the actress delves into what viewers will see in later episodes. She shared, “As the season develops, ... Read more
The rabid fans of the once defunct Arrested Development can breathe a sigh of relief when new episodes of the cult classic start airing on Netflix on Sunday. With his other show Onion News Network airing on Amazon, Jeffrey Tambor is becoming a true fan of the Internet age.
In case you haven't been paying attention to the media over the last two years, the cult favorite Fox television comedy Arrested Development, which ran from 2003-2006, is being revived for new episodes on the streaming service NetFlix.
It's almost impossible to recall a time when there wasn't television channels that numbered into the thousands, but for many people who grew up with cable television the idea of having less than a dozen channels is a concept as foreign as a rotary phone.