Fans of the FX series Justified know Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder, a tough minded woman who, even if it’s on the wrong side of the law, was determined to survive at any cost. It was a showy and gratifying role for Carter, and now she’s playing a completely different character (at least career wise) in the latest Dick Wolf (Chicago Fire, Chicago Med) series Chicago Justice.
“I play Laura Nagel,” said Carter. “She’s a state attorney investigator. I am partnered with Jon Seda, whom we stole from Chicago P.D. I feel we have great chemistry and I really enjoy learning and playing with him. Laura has been doing this a long time and she’s seasoned and she’s very dedicated to her job.
In the video below, Joelle Carter talks about the dedication and the sacrifice that is part of Laura Nagel’s job.
Chicago Justice, co-starring Carl Weathers (Rocky) and Philip Winchester (The Player), airs Sunday evenings on NBC (9/8c).
It was a big night for actor/comic Louie Anderson, who received an Emmy for his work as Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) mother on the FX series Baskets. Anderson, known for his deadpan sarcastic wit, was on the receiving end of a Jimmy Kimmel crack delivering his acceptance speech.
“I never imagined my favorite TV mom would be Louie Anderson,” joked the Emmy host. “You know, they were originally going to cast a woman for the role, but it’s hard to find an actress over 50 who needs a part, so they went to Louie.”
During the backstage interviews, the 63-year-old continued to pay tribute to his mother. “This is her award,” said Louie Anderson. “I’m stealing every little nuance she had. Every little thing your mother does, at some point in your life you’ll find yourself doing it. Just embrace it and realize that they won.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Louie Anderson talk about the amazing support Baskets has received from FX.
The anthology series American Horror Story is now in its fifth season and each season seems to get better and better. This season is no exception with American Horror Story: Hotel.
Much of the success of the FX series can attributed to creator Ryan Murphy‘s storytelling flair and his keen casting choices. While he cast a few new faces for each season (for example Lady Gaga), Murphy also uses many of the actor/actresses from prior seasons, such as Academy Award and Emmy winner Kathy Bates. The actress, who has been part of the show’s ensemble since 2013, believes a good part of the AHS’ success is that each season has a different concept and actors also get the chance to play different roles every season. Having an actor oriented director in Ryan Murphy is also an added plus!
American Horror Story: Hotel airs Wednesday nights 10/9c on FX.
Emmy/Golden Globe winner Ted Danson has been a television mainstay for years on end. Since starring in the classic television series Cheers, which ended its run in 1993, Danson has been doing great work on television. Just as he finished five year run on C.S.I. his character D.B. Russell continues on C.S.I. Cyber. But if that is not enough, Danson also joins cast of the FX hit series Fargo.
The 67-year-old actor continues to land great projects, and even though he could probably use a break, he continues to work on his craft. Danson told us he wasn’t looking for a role on Fargo, butwhen scripts come to him it’s all about the quality. A self-proclaimed actor of the studio system, Danson admitted he felt lucky to land Fargo.
Danson told us he never watched the show in its first season because why watch it when the Academy Award winning film was so good? Once he was cast on the project and actually check out the first season, he was amazed by the program’s first rate storytelling. His Fargoexperience changed his philosophy on the way he takes on projects, since now it’s all about working with the best writers. No matter how big or small the role, it’s all about taking part in a well written project, an experience that he also witnessed on Damages.
Matt Bomer is a great charismatic actor working in television and films today. After starring in the successful television show White Collar and on the big screen in the Magic Mike films, the actor is looking for a good scare. The actor returns once again to Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story franchise. This season is called American Horror Story: Hotel.
Bomer who starred on last season’s AHS, returns with other cast from last season such as Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and Sarah Paulson. Despite his years of experience, Bomer admits to geeking out over his latest AHS experience, as he was still in awe working with such a talented ensemble.
American Horror Story: Hotel promises to be perhaps the best yet, as the story centers on a series of gruesome murders in Los Angeles. Wes Bentley plays a detective who’s on the case, and his investigation leads him to the Hotel Cortez. In the video below, Bomer talks about his character on the show, which also features the addition of Lady Gaga.