As BBC America’s The Last Kingdom begins filming, the ensemble cast that will be populating 9th-century Britain has been announced.
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Spoiler alert: Stephen Merchant wrapped up his one-season wonder Hello Ladies with a movie Nov. 22 on HBO. His character, Stuart, finally learned to appreciate his real friends (as opposed to men who could get him closer to models) and ended up with his roommate, Jessica (Christine Woods). Merchant answered a few of our burning questions about the movie’s most memorable scenes: READ FULL STORY
Hell on Wheels‘ season 4 finale (Nov. 22, 9 p.m. ET on AMC) finds Anson Mount’s Cullen determined to leave the railroad. While fans will have to wait to see how his decision plays out—the show has been picked up for a final season—we asked Mount a few questions he could answer.
EW: What’s some great advice you’ve gotten in Hollywood?
Anson Mount: My first Emmys party, I was introduced to Jon Hamm. I had just started doing Hell on Wheels, and I said, “Hey, man, do you mind if we talk?” “About working with AMC?” “No, just kinda about the whole thing.” He said, “Oh, okay.” So we go and bum a couple of cigarettes from Aaron Paul, and Jon says, “So, what I keep saying to myself is, ‘Why not me?'” I was like, “What do you mean?” He said, “Well, I grew up with this guy whose father was a professional baseball player, and then he got really into golf, and we would go golf with him sometimes. We were on this one hole, and I’m like an 8-iron shot away from the hole, and his father’s up on the green and says, ‘Put the ball right here,’ and points to this exact spot on the green. And I said, ‘Yeah, right.’ And he got really mad. And he said, ‘Why not you? Why not you? If not you? Somebody else. Why not you?'” So Jon said to himself, “Why not me?” And he hit the ball exactly where the guy had been pointing. So going through this whole craziness of work and fame, his mantra, I guess, has been “Why not me?” So I was handed a mantra by Jon Ham, I guess. A koan, as they say, in Buddhism. Yes, Jon Hamm is my spiritual leader. [Laughs] I don’t know if he even remembers it. Now, I see him at events and he’s like, “Oh, hey, man.” I must have really freaked him out. I must have been really needy. READ FULL STORY
Jimmy Fallon’s lip-sync battles have become one of his most recognizable and anticipated segments. Now, Spike TV is turning those intermittent appearances on Late Night and The Tonight Show into a series.
If you work with John Constantine, there’s a good chance you might not make it out of a job alive.
That’s a refrain John (Matt Ryan) has proven to be true for several weeks on NBC’s Constantine, but death doesn’t always have to mean the end of a friendship for John. His oldest pal, Chas Chandler (Charles Halford), has the uncanny ability to revive himself after a dance with death.
Chas has to take advantage of his gifts on tonight’s episode, “Danse Vaudou.” In anticipation of this larger showcase for the character, Charles Halford spoke with EW about what it’s like to play a guy who can come back from the dead, his history with the comic book source material, and teased about what fans can expect to learn about Chas as the season continues.
Looking, HBO’s dramedy about three gay pals (Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett) living in San Francisco, returns for its second season on Jan. 11. The boys, in search of some peace, are hitting the great outdoors. READ FULL STORY
Sons of Anarchy‘s Nov. 18 episode, “Suits of Woe,” will go down as one of the series’ finest thanks in part to the performance delivered by Jimmy Smits (Nero): First, audiences watched Nero’s face as Jax (Charlie Hunnam) told him over the phone that he’s learned Gemma (Katey Sagal) killed Tara. (As episode director Peter Weller told EW, “Kurt [Sutter] said as a tone note that he would rarely give an actor a beat where we don’t hear what he’s hearing, so it’s all played on his face, but he would definitely give that to Jimmy Smits because Jimmy Smits is unbelievable.”) And then, viewers saw Nero try to comfort Jax as the son broke down trying to process how his mother could brutally murder his wife, how he could still love Gemma, and how he can possibly recover.
Smits phoned in to EW Radio to talk about that moment when Nero desperately wanted Gemma to talk to him and buckled his knees like an impatient child. “From this guy who I really perceived as being somebody who’s very solid in a lot of ways in this kind of outlaw world, there’s a sensitivity to him but he’s a kind of guy-guy, that was an interior little boy moment that was able to kind of peek through,” he said. “I think it was because of the relationship. When two people are in love—real love—you’re able to let down all of those guards that you put out there for the world. What the audience sees physically that moment is, ‘Stop the lies. No more deceit between us if we say we love each other.’ That’s what I hope that moment conveys.”
Hearing that 10 percent of fans, per an EW.com poll, would like to see Jax end up on that farm with Nero when the series ends, Smits just laughed. (“A couple of motorcycles, an ATV.”) But that bond, he explained, is deep. “The relationship has to do with the fact that it operates on a lot of different levels. There is a paternal aspect to it. There’s a brotherly kind of thing—they’re both in this outlaw world, that kind of bro thing that they have,” he said. “I think the fact that they both have children and there’s a lot of guilt there that they haven’t been the fathers that they could’ve been. I think that’s one of the reasons why there’s an emotional bridge between them. It’s okay for them to have these softer moments.”
Listen to a clip below. We can also report that Smits didn’t take one of Nero’s cardigans, but he did leave some of his tattoos on. They’ve started to fade. READ FULL STORY
Another fallen show has found new life on Netflix: Longmire, which was canceled by A&E in August after three seasons, will premiere 10 new episodes on Netflix in 2015 (in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only).
Per Netflix, season 4 will pick up moments after the season 3 finale ended, revealing the fate of Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) after a gun was fired—and following Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) on his mission to kill his wife’s murderer. Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips also star. READ FULL STORY
The White House Correspondents’ Association announced today that Cecily Strong will be the entertainer at next year’s White House Correspondent’s dinner.
Strong will probably have a leg up on cracking wise on journalists: According to the White House Correspondents’ Association press release, Strong’s father, Bill Strong, served as Associated Press Bureau chief in the Illinois Statehouse.
“Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent. Cecily grew up in suburban Oak Park, Ill. and got her start in Chicago’s comedy scene with stints at iO and Second City,” said WHCA President Christi Parsons, in a statement.
Strong will be the fourth female host of the annual event, following past hosts Paula Poundstone, Elayne Boosler, and Wanda Sykes. The dinner will is set to take place Saturday, April 25, 2015, so it’s probably safe to say that Strong will have the night off at Saturday Night Live.
Tuesday afternoon, Netflix announced that it will expand into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
Spoiler alert: All was revealed in the Nov. 18 episode of Sons of Anarchy, “Suits of Woe,” which included three of the series’ finest scenes: Juice (Theo Rossi) told Jax (Charlie Hunnam) the truth about Tara’s death; Jax broke the news to Nero (Jimmy Smits) over the phone as Gemma (Katey Sagal) stood by; and Jax later leaned on Nero as he struggled to understand both how his mother could kill Tara and how he could still love her. Peter Weller, who directed the episode—and whose character, Barosky, was also revealed as the rat—spoke to EW about shooting those crucial scenes and learning Barosky made SAMCRO’s hit list. READ FULL STORY
No one in Westeros is safe from George R.R. Martin’s keyboard, so it only makes sense for the actors on Game of Thrones to prepare themselves for, if not an inevitable, than a likely death.
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