Sarah Paulson is a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s work, and she actually accepted her role in Glasssight unseen. Paulson plays Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who aims to prove that David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) are not as powerful as they perceive themselves to be.
“It’s a grounded superhero movie,” said Paulson. “There’s something about it that feels that this is somehow possible and it makes you ask that question, ‘what if’ which I think is such a wonderful way to enter a world and a portal which I always feel like we’re doing when we go sit in the dark with a bunch of strangers and watch a movie. You really enter this universe.”
Click on the media room to hear Paulson talk about the memorable pink room sequence which also featured Willis, Jackson, and McAvoy.
Matthew McConaugheyreunites with Interstellar co-star Anne Hathaway in the film noir infused thriller Serenity. Directed and penned by Steven Knight, the tale centers on a fishing boat captain (McConaughey) who is living an intentionally obscure life in the seemingly peaceful environment of Plymouth Island. When his ex-wife (Hathaway) shows up and offers him a deal to kill her new husband (Jason Clarke), his life understandably turns chaotic.
“It’s really well written,” said McConaughey. “And Steven is very common sensical and calm about how he goes about everything. He put together a great script, one that I found thrilling and one where I said, ‘that’s one I want to see.'”
Click on the media bar to hear McConaughey talk about the joys of working with his Serenity castmates (which also includes his Amistadco-star Djimon Hounsou and Diane Lane).
Taylor Kinney has been part of Chicago Fire since its 2012 inception, and although many an actor’s path leads to extended travels, Kinney has found a constant work environment in the Windy City.
“Each year, each season I become more and more a part of the community,” said Kinney. “I’ve come to love the city and want to live there. I’ll probably keep (a residence) after the show ends.”
That being said, Kinney has explored more places than just Chicago and Los Angeles. Click on the media bar below to hear Kinney discuss his time in San Francisco, Atlanta, Serbia (where he shot The Forest), and Israel (for Zero Dark Thirty).
Chicago Fireairs Wednesday nights on NBC (9 pm et/pt).
Liam Neeson has braved adversity in the snow with 2011’s The Grey, and now he’s back for a bit more frosty weather in the action thriller Cold Pursuit. The feature centers on a snowplow driver (Neeson) who is hunting down the drug dealers he believed killed his son (Micheål Richardson, who is Neeson’s actual son).
“It’s a good character driven revenge thriller with very sort of interesting bad guys,” said Neeson. “And there’s a very dark undercurrent element of humor that kinda runs through it too that is quite appealing.”
Click on the media bar to hear Neeson talk about working with his son in Cold Pursuit.
Cold Pursuit, co-starring Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum, hits theaters February 8.
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Kevin Hart have a challenging task with The Upside, as it is a remake of the critically acclaimed 2011 feature The Intouchables.
The story centers on a quadriplegic rich man’s (Cranston) gradual friendship with the ex-convict (Hart) who takes care of him. The tale is inspired by the relationship between French businessman Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo and his caretaker Abdel Sellou.
“He was very gracious and willing to tell me what he could of himself and his life,” said Cranston who discusses his own contact with Di Borgo. “And he had no delusions of what he is and what his life is like. It’s challenging, still to this day. He’s been in the chair for 25 years and that’s a long time for someone who is in that position. He lives in Morocco and he and Abdel are still friends to this day.”
Click on the media bar to hear Cranston discuss why he was more than willing to star in this remake.
The Upside, directed by Neil Burger (Limitless) opens nationwide January 11.
Bryce Dallas Howard has dealt with dinosaurs (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and dragons (Pete’s Dragon), and now with A Dog’s Way Home she is literally man’s best friend. The actress is the voice of Bella, a canine who is determined to make it back home to her owner (Jonah Hauer-King). The picture is based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron (who also co-wrote the script).
“Having pets is one of the most important aspects of my life in being a person and getting to be alive in the world,” said Howard. “Having a relationship with a pet or animals – there is nothing like it in the world. Nothing feels more unconditional or safe and fun honestly.”
Click on the media bar to hear Howard talk about the therapeutic feeling that one gets when having a bond with a dog.
A Dog’s Way Home, co-starring Ashley Judd and Alexandra Shipp, opens nationwide January 11.