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Thursday for thought: Bring on the actor panels; a compilation of Paleyfest interviews

by kranARI

PALEYFEST

A good interviewer doesn’t only prepare interesting questions but also knows how to jump in and stand his or her ground in an interview. In these large panels it must be even harder to keep all cast members engaged, feeling included and produce interesting results so these are bits and bobs of my favourite panels that I wanted to share with all of you, ¬†all gathered together in one place.

Paleyfest panels are starting again, March 1 to 15 so in an attempt to get into the Paley mood, here are some videos from last year to get you warmed up.

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All videos are property of The Paley Centre for media, which is kind of the equivalent of “Inside the Actor’s studio” for television. Paley hosts amazing panels for all kinds of shows like Parks and Rec, Castle, Community, New Girl, Modern Family and any other current successful network shows that seems to attract some great fandoms.

Castle, nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Paleyfest

CASTLE

Stana and Nathan describe being handcuffed to each other for filming, I have to laugh about how they finish each other’s sentences…Penny Johnson (Captain Gates) talks about her induction into the series, she’s actually pretty funny!

WHITE COLLAR

Matt Bomer (Neal Caffrey) and the adorable Willie Garson discuss what it’s like working from day to day and what ultimately makes this show tick. After getting your Mozzie fix, I was surprised to find out the hilarious Marsha Thomason (who plays Diana) is actually from Manchester! The things you discover from watching interviews like this are amazing…

MODERN FAMILY

I love this clip of Sophia Vergara and Ed O’Neil talking about Gloria and Jay’s relationship. The most hilarious bit is the story about the dog and how Sophia and therefore Gloria end up hating the dog on the show…

ONCE UPON A TIME

Jennifer Morrison animately talks about how her character Emma will come to slowly accept Henry’s story book reality. Then, toys with the idea that kissing every character might bring back memories of who they truly are. Lana Parilla describes bringing her characters to life through costume and how her ass keeps growing with every fitting…

HOUSE

Hugh Laurie (House), Jesse Spencer (Chase) and Jennifer Morisson (Cameron) talk about how their acting styles affected each other’s performances. It’s fun to watch the banter amongst the cast.

GLEE

In this clip, the beautiful Heather Morris talks about dancing in front of Britney Spears twice and the pop stars’ inability to make the connection. She excitedly describes how amazing it was to “fake vomit” on her birthday for the show while performing a Ke$ha number.

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Moody Monday : Unassuming television Comedy Queens

by kranARI

As last week’s post ended on a comedic note (I was happily introducing you to one of my favorite current shows, Raising Hope) – I thought I would bring the subject back full circle and start the week on something funny.

If you can tell, things are going much better in my life at the moment which is mostly due to an OVERdue appointment with the chiropractor. Ah, the pain relief to my bulged disc in my back is making the creativity flow all the way up to my brain again!

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to my favorite ladies in comedy. They might not be exactly who you expect them to be (aka Tina Fey or Amy Poehler) but I’ve found a rather subtler, different generation to represent them. Tell me what you think…did I miss someone?

KRISTEN WIIG

Kristen Wiig photo shoot

Kristen Wiig

Yes I know she is a Saturday Night Live alum, but the girl made me shed tears of laughter in Paul with her cute, beautiful, one-eyed, character, “Ruth Buggs”. Though I’m not terribly excited to see her new movie Bridesmaids which she wrote and is starring in (don’t ask me why, it’s just a gut feeling though I hope she can prove me wrong) – I AM excited to see her in future projects cause she is a great leading lady and a cinematic hidden gem.

HEATHER MORRIS

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Heather Morris, Glee

The genius of Heather Morris all-encompassed in one word is : Brittany. The creation of her character on Glee might be accidental but if you don’t know this already, it is Morris who actually contributes a lot of the amazing one-liners that make Brittany so incredibly hilarious. Her combination of amazing dance skills that would leave anyone open-mouthed along with great comedic timing, beauty and a dash of wit and dead pan (poker face humor) are what make her so absolutely unique. And hey she can even RAP!

MARTHA PLIMPTON

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photo by Todd Heisler, property of the New York Times

Again, Plimton is one of those hidden 80’s television/theatre gems that has only been rediscovered lately through her new television hit Raising Hope. If you remember well, Plimpton was a Goonies graduate and has built herself a great career in the theatre over the years. The thing I love about her is that she is so BLUNT, in-your-face and absolutely charming. Make sure to catch her on her new show ASAP and you can also get to know her on Jimmy Kimmel live.

SOFIA VERGARA

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property of InStyle magazine

I’m not going to lie to you. I wouldn’t necessarily call Sofia Vergara unassuming. She might look like someone who is a mix between your favorite NY tranny and your typical Latina heartthrob. And she is a big deal where she comes from! So it doesn’t surprise me that she has intelligently used her self-deprecating sense of humor for her character Gloria in the hit comedy series, Modern family. I think I read somewhere that someone wrote the part especially with her in mind. Check her out on the Late Show with Dave Letterman and you’ll see what I mean.

PORTIA DEROSSI

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courtesy of CheckUserAccount.com

Thank Goodness Portia DeRossi doesn’t let her high-profile marriage to Ellen DeGeneres or her anorexic past define her. Well, it sort of does, as of late. But if you know Portia better, you’ll know she’s also a really good comedian known for roles in hit shows like Ally McBeal, Arrested Development and Better off Ted. The girl is just DAMN good at playing cold. But she also has great comedic timing and a knack for picking witty projects. Go Portia!

Tuesday Tunes : US vs UK – music videos and success mentality

by kranARI

While Willow Smith is topping the US i tunes music video charts with her hit single “Whip my hair” at the moment – which reminds me –

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Willow Smith_London Sunday Timesproperty of the London Sunday Times

SIDE NOTE 1: that no matter HOW talented a child is, they should never be more than a that. A child. (This is after I watched an interview with her last week where she talks about her life at the moment and how she feels about her instant success. Apart from feeling really lucky and blessed, she INCIDENTALLY mentions that her friends are calling her to go out and play or catch a movie and she asks her mom if she can go join them only to find out that it’s time to go back to the studio for work. How sad.

So anywhoo, here in the UK we fill our charts with more mature material. “Forget you” made popular on GLEE by the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow is topping our i-tunes charts and has secured Gwyn a recurring role on the smash Television show. If you prefer the original CeeLo Green version, I’ve posted a second link to his cute video on the bottom.

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SIDE NOTE 2. Can’t wait to see her return which will apparently result in a Brittana reunion. Whatever that means, the fact was confirmed on twitter by a Glee Co-Creator

GWYNETH ON GLEE

property of FOX

CEELO GREEN

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