Kerry Washington has captivated audiences starring as Olivia Pope in the ABC hit drama, Scandal. There are so many elements that make Olivia a great character. She is very strong, and at the same time, shows the audience just how fragile she can be.
We spoke to Washington who told us that one of the reasons why she thinks audiences love Olivia is because they can relate to the emotional truth in her character. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kerry Washington)
Scandal returns with new episodes Thursday January 29, 2014 on ABC.
Star Trek star Chris Pine started 2014 in big form having starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. His year may end even bigger. He currently stars in the comedy Horrible Bosses 2, and will also been seen in the highly anticipated Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, where he stars along Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Obviously these two movies are on opposite sides of the spectrum. Pine, who is now being offered many different kinds of roles, told us that when it came down to Horrible Bosses 2 and Into the Woods, it was the two very different characters that made him smile, and satisfied him creatively.
Reese Witherspoon turns in one of the best performances of her career starring in the drama Wild, opening in theaters on December 5, 2014.
The film centers around a woman (Witherspoon) who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone in order to cope with traumatic experiences she has endured in her life. Her hike spanned a thousand miles.
Witherspoon explains that not only was Wild one of the most physically demanding movies she has ever done (due to such things as hanging off mountain cliffs), the film was also emotionally exhausting dealing with the emotional scenes she had to act.
Last year, the beloved musical, The Sound of Music, was performed live and was very successful. This year, NBC is following that up with another musical, Peter Pan Live!, starring Allison Williams as the boy who refuses to grow up, and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
Walken is no stranger to performing in musicals, having starred in many music videos, his memorable episodes of Saturday Night Live, and movie musicals including Hairspray. But performing in Peter Pan is something completely different than Walken has done before. Walken gives us details about how he and his fellow cast members are preparing for the live musical, which has been an intimidating process. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christopher Walken)
Peter Pan Live! airs Thursday December 4 on NBC.
Jennifer Aniston reprises the character Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. in the new comedy, Horrible Bosses 2 opening this Wednesday.
The first Horrible Bosses opened in 2011 and what some consider a surprise hit, grossed over $117,538,559 domestically. While many movies are being made, the filmmakers and actors don’t have an inkling whether the film will end up being what they envisioned. However that isn’t the case for Horrible Bosses. Jennifer Aniston explains that as they were making the film, they knew it was funny, but it was not until it became a hit that they knew their instincts were correct and were overwhelmed by the success of the first film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jennifer Aniston)
Seven years after starring in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor, Depp returns to another Sondheim musical starring along with Meryl Streep and Chris Pine, among others, in Into the Woods opening in theaters Christmas Day.
Depp is still one of the most in demand actors working in films today. When Depp was offered the role by not only director Rob Marshall (who he previously worked with on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) but also by iconic American composer Stephen Sondheim, he was humbled and honored for the role as The Wolf.
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The FOX hit series Bones, now in its tenth season, is a hit all over the world. The series has been on the air for ten seasons, and on December 11, it will celebrate its historic 200th episode.
One of the biggest reasons that Bones is a huge success is the chemistry between its stars, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, which is among the best in recent television history. When the two first saw each other while auditioning for the show, they knew immediately that they were meant to be.
Bones airs Thursday nights on FOX.
Airing tonight on FX, episode ten of this seventh (and final) season of the hugely successful SONS OF ANARCHY really pushes the boundaries of the ’sex and violence’ envelope. And, without spilling any specific ’spoilers’, it’s beginning to look like nobody will be left standing at the end of the season. Arguably one of the most compelling series on television today, SONS OF ANARCHY was created by KURT SUTTER and features a cast that includes CHARLIE HUNNAM, KATY SEGAL, KIM COATES, TOMMY FLANAGAN and THEO ROSSI.
We had the chance to sit down with THEO ROSSI at the Television Critics Association press tour and he talked about the success of the show, the contribution of SUTTER and the series’ enormous fan base.
SONS OF ANARCHY airs tonight on FX.
Posted by: Bob Healy
Making its debut next Monday on NBC, STATE OF AFFAIRS is a political drama set in the White House and centered on a female President (ALFRE WOODARD) and her most trusted adviser, a complicated CIA analyst (KATHERINE HEIGL) charged with scoping out and thwarting national security threats.
Another in what seems to be a rash of ‘bold heroine’ series, STATE OF AFFAIRS marks a return to prime-time television for HEIGL, who took a few years off to try her hand at making movies for the big-screen. For WOODARD, it’s business as usual. A Golden Globe winner, the actress has been Emmy-nominated 17 times and won twice. Between TV series’ and movies, she keeps active with big-screen and stage work.
We recently sat down with ALFRE WOODARD, who filled us in on what she finds exciting about STATE OF AFFAIRS.
STATE OF AFFAIRS premieres November 17 on NBC.
Posted by: Bob Healy
Now playing in theaters, INTERSTELLAR is director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S epic tale of survival and space travel. Set in a non-specific future where the Earth is facing a certain demise, the story centers on the search for a new planet where humans can set up shop. Co-written (with the director) by brother JONATHAN NOLAN, the film stars an amazing cast that includes MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, ANNE HATHAWAY, JESSICA CHASTAIN, MACKENZIE FOY, WES BENTLEY, MICHAEL CAINE, MATT DAMON and ELLEN BURSTYN.
Arguably NOLAN’S most ambitious project (and lengthy at almost three hours!), INTERSTELLAR is ultimately a story of hope. At a recent press conference to promote the film CHRISTOPHER NOLAN talked about the message he wanted to impart and his inspiration. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
INTERSTELLAR is in theaters now.
Posted by: Bob Healy