Interviews

Why Is 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell Television's Toughest Woman?

February 4th, 2015 12:03pm EST
'The Americans' Star Keri Russell: Television's Toughest Woman
Is there an actress on television doing more than Keri Russell? As Elizabeth Jennings on FX's The Americans, she delivers a stunning portrayal of a woman who's devoted to her country, trying to be a good mother and partner, and getting into violent brawls with FBI agents. It's the role of a lifetime for any actress, and Keri is making it look easy.

We sat down with her at FX's Television Critics Association press tour to discuss the banner year she had in 2014 with the series and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, what Elizabeth's life looks like in season three, and what it's like for her to...
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Garret Dillahunt Talks 'Justified' Role: 'He's Not Afraid Of Anybody'

February 3rd, 2015 12:01pm EST
Garret Dillahunt Talks 'Justified' Role: 'He's Not Afraid Of Any
Garret Dillahunt is That Guy. When he turns up in a project, you sit up and take notice, because you know that it's going to get even better. Such is the case with FX's Justified, which recruited Garret to play incoming antagonist Ty Walker, raising the tension and adding even more talent in its sixth and last season.

After our chat about his award-nominated comedy work on FOX's Raising Hope, we couldn't help but ask him about returning to the proverbial dark side. Here's what Garret had to tell us Friday about finally joining Justified, and what else this game-raising actor has been up to...
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Allen Evangelista Goes Back In Time With 'Project Almanac'

January 30th, 2015 2:05pm EST
Allen Evangelista Goes Back In Time With 'Project Almanac'
Time travel is familiar movie territory; time travel as produced by Michael Bay and distributed by Paramount Pictures, that's something else. That's also how you'd describe Project Almanac, the new found-footage film in which a group of friends create a time machine and realize it's not everything it's cracked up to be.

As the movie hits theaters today, we sat down with star Allen Evangelista to talk about its creation and what made it the coolest thing he's done so far in his career.

"You see Paramount Pictures, you see Michael Bay, and this could be the big time," he told us. "I've done...
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Curtis Armstrong Talks Aliens, Nerd Anthems In 'King Of The Nerds' Season 3

January 30th, 2015 12:06pm EST
Curtis Armstrong Talks Aliens, Nerd Anthems In 'King Of The Nerd
If the phrases "alien costume" and "nerd anthem" mean anything to you, you are likely a nerd. And if you are a nerd, television has a place for you: TBS's King of the Nerds, which celebrates all things nerdy and is overseen by Hollywood's best known nerds - Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.

We spoke with Curtis on Tuesday to celebrate the start of season three of King of the Nerds, and also ask him about how he ended up in that female alien costume.

So when you pit a NASA employee against a Brony and throw a neuroscientist into the mix - just to name three of this season's competitor...
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'Archer' Season 6: Judy Greer Talks Cheryl After Cherlene

January 29th, 2015 12:01pm EST
'Archer' Season 6: Judy Greer Talks Cheryl After Cherlene
Season six of Archer means that Cheryl/Carol is back to being just your regular, garden variety...horribly inept, mentally disturbed executive assistant. She may have left her country music career behind, but she's still just as crazy.

We chatted earlier this week with Judy Greer, who lends her voice to Cheryl or whatever her name is this week, to get her point of view on this season's shenanigans and what has made Archer so popular that people ask her to scream "You're not my supervisor!" into their cell phones.

"There was one major thing that happened this season that blew me away," she...
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Sarah Rafferty Teases 'A Ton Of Fallout' In New 'Suits' Episodes

January 28th, 2015 12:05pm EST
Sarah Rafferty Teases 'A Ton Of Fallout' In New 'Suits' Episodes
Tonight, Suits returns after that jaw-dropping midseason finale (read our recap of it here) with six new episodes. There's a lot going on at TV's best law firm, so to find out what we can expect, we went to the woman who plays the woman who knows everything: Sarah Rafferty.

Read on to find out what Sarah had to say about how season four picks up, what's in store for her character Donna, and how her longtime friend Gabriel Macht measured up as the director of tonight's midseason premiere.

SPOILER ALERT - This interview discusses plot points from the first half of Suits season four and teas...
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Interview: Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'

January 27th, 2015 12:02pm EST
Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'
Wednesday brings back one of the best shows on television: FX's The Americans. The Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell-led series looks like a spy thriller, feels like a character drama, rings true as a Cold War period piece, and has all the right stuff to make its own place in history.

What makes it so great and where is it going in season three? We posed those questions to executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields when we met them at FX's Television Critics Association presentation in Pasadena, and here's what secrets we could get out of them as to how they've built such an unbelievably...
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Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'

January 26th, 2015 2:05pm EST
Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'
BBC America has been on a continual quest to find something to pair with the juggernaut that is Top Gear. So how about two more slightly crazed presenters destroying cars - this time on purpose? That's the general idea behind Mud, Sweat & Gears, a sort of Junkyard Wars for petrolheads led by Top Gear magazine editor Tom "Wookie" Ford and Fifth Gear co-host Jonny Smith.

We caught up with Wookie and Jonny during the filming of Mud, Sweat & Gears' season finale to ask them what they think they're doing, as well as get some inside scoop on this car-creating competition that always ends with a ...
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'Galavant' Star Vinnie Jones: 'I Wanted To Get Back To Comedy'

January 25th, 2015 12:10pm EST
'Galavant' Star Vinnie Jones: 'I Wanted To Get Back To Comedy'
Hollywood audiences know Vinnie Jones for being the tough guy in films like X-Men: The Last Stand and The Condemned. So it's been a pleasant surprise to see him hamming it up as royal henchman Gareth on ABC's Galavant. And the role isn't as far afield for him as you might think.

"I wanted to get back to comedy," he told us in an interview on Friday. "I love comedy, I just love it, and I wanted to get back to it. I think that's what I'm best at [and] that's what I enjoy more."

Vinnie actually became a household name on the lighter side of film, when he was cast in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock...
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Jennifer Finnigan And Jonathan Silverman Make Co-Directorial Debut With 'A Bet's A Bet'

January 22nd, 2015 2:03pm EST
Jennifer Finnigan And Jonathan Silverman Make Co-Directorial Deb
Having Jennifer Finnigan and Jonathan Silverman in a movie is awesome, so it's no surprise that they teamed up to make one of their own.

Tuesday saw the release of A Bet's A Bet, the romantic comedy that Jennifer and Jonathan co-directed and co-starred in, and we got together with this talented pair to discuss how they collaborated, if they're going to do it again, and the roles they've had that just won't go away.

A movie with two directors isn't unheard of, and every team has a different way of getting the job done. For Jennifer and Jonathan, what worked was sticking together.

"People ...
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