Category Archives: Actors

Jason Bateman interview

Cinema Royale talks to Jason Bateman, director and star of the new movie Bad Words.

Bateman talks about setting boundaries for his rough, foulmouthed character, saying that certain lines “might seem completely acceptable on the page, and then you show up on the set, [and you realize] there’s no way you’re going to get away with saying something like that… you just have to hope that your meter is consistent with the majority of the audience. If you feel like it’s gone too far, you need to dial it back.”

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Actress Alysia Reiner

Summer Rayne Oakes interviews actress Alysia Reiner, best known for playing warden Natalie Figueroa on Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black.

Reiner talks about her method of getting into character, comparing it to raising children in that one needs to be “willing to keep on wondering about your child… and with your character, the same… ‘I wonder who you are.’” She says that she will “experience something, and then I sort of digest it to see how it relates to this character.” She also mentions the roles she won’t take, including “a killer” or “someone whose spouse has been killed.”

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Almost Human’s Lili Taylor

Milling About talks to actress Lili Taylor. Taylor has appeared in such films as Say Anything and Mystic Pizza, as well as HBO’s Six Feet Under, and is currently starring in Fox’s sci-fi drama Almost Human.

Taylor talks about growing up, saying that her upbringing was “chaotic… but then, what family’s normal… we were average in our abnormalty.” She also talks about her current lifestyle, saying that she does “love the outside” but, unlike her character in the 2013 film The Cold Lands, is “not an off-the-gridder.”

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Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte

Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour talks to actor RJ Mitte, known for his role as Walter White Jr. on Breaking Bad.

About the ending of Breaking Bad, Mitte says that “it’s sad that it ended, it’s sad that we’re not going back to see each other again… but what I’m happy about is that we had an ending, that we had something truly remarkable that we ended on a high note.” He also talks about his relationships with the other actors on the show, saying that “each of them has their own traits, each of them has their own style of acting… it’s really just an amazing experience to watch someone work the way they work.”

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The World’s End’s Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Edgar Wright

FilmGordon Radio talks to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of sci-fi comedy The World’s End, as well as its director, Edgar Wright. The three have previously worked together on Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, as well as the TV sitcom Spaced.

Wright talks about his inspirations behind The World’s End, saying that he wanted to position the villain as “unavoidable change… all of the bars starting to look the same… commercialization of the culture.” Pegg discusses their choice to work in sci-fi, saying that “genre cinema is always a good metaphor… it’s a language we understand, what we grew up consuming”

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Actress Denise Vasi

Joy Keys talks with actress Denise Vasi, star of VH1′s scripted drama Single Ladies.

Vasi talks about her recent marriage to director Anthony Mandler. Vasi had actually been speaking to a psychic for the past few years, who told her that “the man that I would meet and marry would be carrying around this very large brow book,” which turned out to be her husband’s leather-bound pitch for a movie. She also talks about her odd sleepwalking habits and healthy eating diet.

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Actor Andy Garcia

Actor Andy Garcia stops by Milling About to talk about his upcoming projects. His Daughter, Daniella, co-stars in the film At Middleton with him. Garcia says that she needed to audition herself, and that he could do no more that “put in a good word.” His other daughter is studying film as well.

He also talks about his work directing the upcoming Hemingway & Fuentes, for which he hired a professional boatbuilder to build a replica of Hemingway’s boat as well as “a Cuban fishing skiff from the 1940s and 50s.” He calls it a “beautiful boat” and says that they “actually needed to make it look worse than it is.”

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Actor Harry Lennix

Harry Lennix has appeared in such films Man Of Steel, Ray, and The Matrix and such TV shows as Dollhouse, and is now appearing in NBC’s crime thriller The Blacklist. Tammy Jones Gibbs talks to Lennix about his career.

Lennix talks about the show, “a list that is compiled by a well-known criminal” who offers to help the FBI track other dangerous criminals in exchange for “complete anonymity.” Lennix is “pretty well-versed in law enforcement,” his brother having had a 30-year career as chief of police. Lennix talks about working with James Spader, calling him “one of the few people in the world who could pull off being a murderous, villainous criminal… and also make you laugh.”

Listen to the full episode here.