Category Archives: Actors

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre of Obvious Child

FilmGordon Radio talks to Jenny Slate, star of the controversial new comedy Obvious Child. Slate has also appeared in Parks and Recreation and Bobs Burgers, as well as director Gillian Robespierre.

Of the movie, which focuses on abortion, they say that they “wanted to show a really funny, relatable leading lady on the big screen… we wanted somebody in a romantic comedy to be actually funny, empathetic, honest, to look and feel like yourself… it’s seeking authenticity in a character.”

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Ice Cube interviewed

FilmGordon Radio talks to Ice Cube, known for his work in pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A. and solo acting and rapping careers. Ice Cube appears in the new comedy 22 Jump Street. He says that their goal was “to try to make a whole new movie that stands on its own… the mistake that some people make with sequels is to rely too much on the first movie… you don’t want that.” Of his character, a parodical police chief figure, Cube says that “he’s so cliche… over the top, what you’re used to seeing kind of taken to ten”.

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Wolf Creek’s John Jaratt

America’s Most Haunted talks to Australian actor John Jaratt, known for his role as killer Mick Taylor in the infamous 2005 horror film Wolf Creek. Jaratt is reprising his role in the upcoming sequel Wolf Creek 2.

Jaratt talks about the real-life inspiration behind the movie. Real-life serial killer Ivan Milat remained at large for “about 15 years, doing terrible things to backpackers.” Jaratt finds a difference between his character and the real-life version, saying that “he’s an urban type of serial killer, but I’m the outback type.”

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Bates Motel’s Nestor Carbonell

America’s Most Haunted talks to Nestor Carbonell of A&E’s Bates Motel. The show is itself a long-form prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1960 thriller. Carbonell plays Sheriff Alex Romero on the show, and has previously appeared in Lost and the films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Carbonell talks about his life and career, having grown up moving around between many different countries,

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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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