Tag: the newsroom

Jeff Daniels on Playing Serious and Funny: “I made a career on range, so there’s the range. I couldn’t have planned it better”

Over twenty years ago, Jeff Daniels was on the phone with two agents who were telling him he was about to ruin his career as a dramatic actor by starring in the Farrelly brothers comedy Dumb & Dumber. Today, Daniels is more popular than he ever has been after starring on HBO’s The Newsroom (which he won an Emmy for) and a $36 million opening weekend for the long-awaited sequel to Dumb & Dumber. He spoke to Vulture about his five-decade acting career, his delayed success, and the trouble with aging gracefully into older roles. It would be understatement to ... Read more

Chris Messina on Acting in Television: “You have to be open to change and surprises”

While Chris Messina has been busy this season with the coupling of Mindy and Danny on The Mindy Project, there’s one other show fans can still catch him on, The Newsroom. The HBO show is coming back for a third and final season. Messina shared his thoughts to Vulture about the short run of the cable show. He said, “I don’t know. I actually think [short seasons] will be something we see a lot more of, like True Detective. There’s so much great television and I’m so behind, it’s kind of nice to not to be overwhelmed with the idea ... Read more

Jeff Daniels on ‘Newsroom’ Criticism and Memorizing Sorkin’s Rapid-Pace Dialogue

Jeff Daniels, star of the Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama, The Newsroom, is quick to defend the show against the criticism that has appeared in the media and he thinks that any noise about the show is positive.