Melissa Benoist’s singing skills were put to good use in the recent CW superhero crossover. It’s not surprising that they’ve had her sing on Supergirl, considering she spent two seasons on the hit series Glee. Each series has had an extremely passionate fan base, though Benoist told us there doesn’t seem to be a lot of overlap between the Gleeks and the diehard Supergirl fans. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
As a fan of B-level genre driven fare, Blood Money is the type of film I’ll watch even if the actors were relatively unknown. One of the film’s selling points, however, is that the antagonist is John Cusack (Con Air, Say Anything) and co-stars Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) and Jacob Artist (Glee, Quantico) have also done distinguished work in their nascent careers.
Like such films as No Country for Old Men, Blood Money proves that discovering a stash of cash isn’t healthy for the greedy discoverer. Cusack is Miller, a white collar criminal whose fortune is stashed out in the wilderness. When three friends (Coltrane, Fitzgerald, Artist) discover the loot, they must survive Miller’s wrath and safely head back to society. Money, however, has a corrupting influence, and if Miller doesn’t hunt them down, greed may be their eventual downfall.
With a lean running time of 89 minutes, Blood Money has a promising enough premise and it’ll be interesting to see how these four actors rough it in the elements. Check out the trailer below and leave us a comment or two!
Blood Money opens in select theaters and On Demand October 13.
ABC’s new series The Mayor and Glee share two things in common: musical numbers in the episodes and Lea Michele. That’s where the similarities end, though. On The Mayor, she plays the friend of the lead character, a struggling rapper who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and manages to get elected. Daveed Diggs, who won Grammy and Tony awards for his work on the Broadway sensation Hamilton, is producing and writing music for The Mayor. Obviously, projects involving music are close to Michele’s heart, which is why she’s so optimistic the The Mayor will catch fire the same way Glee did. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lea Michele)
The Mayor airs Tuesday night at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
Heather Morris lit up the screen as recurring character Brittany S. Pierce on Glee, especially whenever she did a dance number. (Her Britney Spears imitation remains the best we’ve ever seen!) Not surprisingly, she comes from a strong dance background, and even toured as one of Beyonce’s dancers before landing the Glee gig. Will that give her an unfair advantage on the new season of Dancing With The Stars? Morris — who failed to make the finals during Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance — points out that her background won’t help her much, since Dancing With The Stars relies heavily on styles she’s not used to performing. (Click on the media bar below to hear Heather Morris)
The new season of Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday, March 20 on ABC.
Melissa Benoist has found a lot of success starring on very successful television shows. For two seasons she starred on hit series Glee where the fans known as Gleeks embraced her and fell in love with her character. And now she has found another devoted fan base with Supergirl.
Glee and Supergirl are polar opposites shows but both shows have a passionate following. We spoke to Benoist and asked her about the Gleeks and the Supergirl fans and she told us to this day the Glee fans are still just as supportive. Diehard Supergirl fans, some of whom are also loyal intense comic book fans, have embraced her.
Supergirl airs Monday nights 8/7c on The CW.