Interviews

Jamie McShane Heads To The 'Darker Side' In Netflix's 'Bloodline'

February 17th, 2015 12:05pm EST
Jamie McShane
Jamie McShane has played a wide variety of characters in his career, but this time the veteran actor may just have outdone himself. He's part of the cast of Netflix's newest original series Bloodline, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, which premieres in just over a month.

We caught up with Jamie last week to ask him what it was like to work on Bloodline alongside a cast full of TV's familiar faces, and how it adds to the memorable resume that he's built over the years.

Bloodline takes audiences to the Florida Keys, where it probes into the inner worki...
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Matthew Moy Previews Tonight's Big '2 Broke Girls' Episode

February 16th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Matthew Moy Previews Tonight's Big '2 Broke Girls' Episode
Tonight's episode of 2 Broke Girls is a big one for Matthew Moy, who portrays Max and Caroline's boss at the Williamsburg Diner, Han Lee. It's also a big one for the show, as it addresses the important issue of bullying.

We caught up with Matthew on Thursday to get an inside look at what we can expect when Han, Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) find themselves at odds with two prep-school teenagers in "And The Knock Off Knockout."

"We get to see Han get a bit involved with the girls' situation, and we also get to see all three of them interact outside of the diner. It's fun," h...
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Daffany Clark Finds Her Home With 'The Fosters'

February 15th, 2015 2:01pm EST
Daffany Clark Finds Her Home With 'The Fosters'
As Daphne, Callie's enemy turned friend on ABC Family's The Fosters, Daffany Clark has been part of one of the most progressive and heartwarming shows on television. It's no surprise that she's thoughtful and warm off-camera, too.

We caught up with Daffany recently to talk about her experience portraying Daphne and how The Fosters has had a positive impact on her life.

"The show is great; every time I watch it, I cry," she enthused. "It just pulls at your heartstrings. That's what I love about it."

Whether it's the depiction of a lesbian couple on basic cable television, or its portrayal...
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Maz Jobrani: Breaking Stereotypes, One Laugh At A Time

February 14th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Maz Jobrani
Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani has spent his career poking fun at Middle Eastern stereotypes, whether it's in his stand-up comedy, television and film roles, or his new book appropriately titled I'm Not A Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV.

We caught up with Maz recently to discuss how he's been able to mix laugh out loud humor with an authentic point of view across so many platforms and over nearly a decade.

"The problem with being a comedian is people think you're always funny," he said, telling us, "Comedy can take you a lot further in getting your point across. People are ent...
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'The Americans' Star Matthew Rhys: Television's Unheralded Leading Man

February 11th, 2015 12:15pm EST
'The Americans' Star Matthew Rhys: Television's Unheralded Leadi
There's a certain amusement in the fact that Matthew Rhys, bona fide star of The Americans, is not actually from America. He's originally Welsh, now playing a Russian impersonating an American, who then pretends to be countless other people. If that sounds like a lot, remember that he's pulling it off every week for now three seasons - so why aren't more people talking about this guy?

We sat down with Matthew at FX's recent Television Critics Association press tour to talk about the intricacies of playing Philip Jennings, the very emotionally thorny road ahead for Philip, and the other spy...
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'NCIS: New Orleans' Star Zoe McLellan Comes Back At Top Of Her Game

February 10th, 2015 2:07pm EST
'NCIS: New Orleans' Star Zoe McLellan Comes Back At Top Of Her G
As Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody on NCIS: New Orleans, Zoe McLellan is co-leading the newest part of the NCIS franchise with poise and grace. The role puts her front and center, and in tonight's episode "Be Careful What You Wish For," she gets to show audiences more of what makes Brody tick.

We caught up with Zoe on Monday to ask her what brought her to Brody in the first place, what it's been like being on the latest NCIS spinoff, and what we can expect from tonight's episode - besides a solid performance from an actress who's definitely taken the lead of one of the highest-rated n...
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Erica Tazel And Jacob Pitts Talk Saying Goodbye To 'Justified'

February 10th, 2015 12:08pm EST
Erica Tazel And Jacob Pitts Talk Saying Goodbye To 'Justified'
On Justified, Raylan Givens is deservedly front and center. But Raylan's world would be nowhere near as entertaining without the presence of his fellow US Marshals, newly anointed Chief Deputy Rachel Brooks and the constantly deadpan Tim Gutterson. They've been two bright spots on the show for its entire run, and we always welcome seeing more of them.

We sat down with Erica Tazel and Jacob Pitts, who bring Rachel and Tim so perfectly to life, at FX's recent Television Critics Association to get their thoughts on wrapping up their characters now that Justified is in the midst of its swan so...
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Director Jorge Gutierrez Discusses His 'Book Of Life'

February 9th, 2015 2:09pm EST
Director Jorge Gutierrez Discusses His 'Book Of Life'
Jorge Gutierrez brought Mexican culture to American audiences with his animated feature The Book of Life, meshing worlds with a family-friendly story and beautiful visuals to create a movie that was fun, fresh and exciting.

But what made it so successful? We spoke to the director last week about how he created the Golden Globe-nominated film and working with its star-studded cast, including Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum.

"Showcasing my culture has always been a huge part of my mission as an artist and storyteller," Jorge told us. "I feel really lucky in that I grew up on the US/Mexican b...
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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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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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