Sunday, 7 August 2011

Falling Skies finale, John Pyper-Ferguson on Fringe & more interviews with Esai Morales, Jane Espenson, Sasha Roiz and Scott Porter

Weekend updates, in random order:

Red Dot Diva has a new interview with Sasha Roiz. He talks about Caprica among other things (and do check out the photo of Sam Adama he posted on FB this week):
Red Dot Diva: After "Caprica" was cancelled, was there actually something you were glad that you needn't have to go through every day during filming?
Sasha: I don't miss the tattooing process each morning. But I miss the show and the wonderful friends and team that I had the pleasure to work with.

Red Dot Diva: And what was the most heartfelt moments you took back with you after the "Caprica" experience?
Sasha: The people were what made that experience so special for me. I adored my cast mates, many of whom have remained dear friends. I had a chance to work with some of the finest writers and producers in the industry and contribute to a show that I was very proud of. It's an experience I will always treasure.

Red Dot Diva: To-date, you have played many different characters (and I have to say, we enjoyed those various roles tremendously). Which one has been the most personally unique to you and which one has been the most unforgettable?
Sasha: Sam Adama will always hold a special place in my heart. I felt that the writers understood me well, and helped me in creating a very layered and complex character. I was also very proud to represent the gay community through a unique gay character. They were very supportive of my work and it felt truly rewarding. I'm also very excited for my upcoming role in "Grimm", Captain Renard will prove to be quite memorable.

To kick off the Fringe set stalking season, John Pyper-Ferguson was spotted filming episode 4x02 (according to Fringe French Division), which will likely air on September 30.

john pyper ferguson,fringe seaon four

Here is a slightly different synopsis of Brian Markinson's episode of Rookie Blue, which airs this Thursday (from Memorable TV):
In Monster the entire division 15 finds itself locked down and under quarantine thanks to the arrival of a man who is initially thought to be a drunkard but who turns out to be carrying a mystery illness. Meanwhile out on the street Andy and Swarek bring down a bank robber who is covered in blue dye but also need to locate his psychotic partner who is still on the loose and Dom’s first date with a bomb technician doesn’t go quite as anticipated.

Michael Rymer's Face to Face snagged another award this week, one for Best International Feature Film at the ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival.

Whedonverse Network has uploaded a new clip from the interview with Jane Espenson on YouTube. She talks about Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Buffy season nine, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Warehouse 13. The video is embedded below, but first here are some pics from the set of Husbands, with Jane, Alessandra Torresani and Drew Z. Greenberg:

W new hero @blue439 & @janeespenson at #Husbands. We laug... on TwitpicI love this pic so much I want to gay-marry it. W #Caprica/#W... on TwitpicWith @SeanHemeon @GoCheeksGo & @janeespenson at #Husbands... on Twitpic

Ryan Robbins' fans have posted a teaser for his new short film, Suffer (rated R, not for the squeamish):
Description: Kidnapped professional fighter, Logan O'Connor is thrown into an underground fighting tournament where the losers are served up for dinner. In order to save himself from the cannibals, Logan must fight his way out of Hell's Kitchen or become the evening's main course.

Several new interviews with Esai Morales showed up in the last couple of days. The first one is from Latin Heat, a five-page article about Gun Hill Road. Snippet:
How did you end up working with Rashaad Ernesto Greens Directorial and you executive producing?
Rashaad Ernesto Green, the director, is a three-time scholarship recipient of the National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts (Morales along with Jimmy Smits and Sonia Braga are founding members of this organization whose mission is to advance the presence of Latinos in media). He is one of among many recipients, but he followed through with what he wanted to do.

How so?
He told me a few years back, ‘I have a script, its based on a true story, on a family, and it’s really interesting, can I send it to you.’ To be honest there was a little trepidation because most people who try to go directly to you to send scripts have to because the work is not really ready to go through the proper channels and survive the screening process. But not only did he approach me but he also went through the proper channels, my agent my managers and I was, ‘hey good for him.’
There is another article at Latin American Herald Tribune:
The film premieres in New York City before opening in other cities over the coming weeks. The limited distribution speaks to the lack of support for these types of movies compared with big studio productions such as “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which will debut Friday in thousands of theaters nationwide.

“We make up 60 percent of the people going to the cinema,” the actor told Efe, without citing a source for that figure. But he said Hispanic filmmakers still struggle to find funding for their projects because Latinos themselves don’t support their movies at the box office.

In that regard, he noted that “it’s a vicious cycle: people don’t go see us and then they don’t give us a budget. We’re always pleading for it and that’s infuriating,” Morales said, adding that Hispanic audiences have a “colonized complex” that makes them favor Hollywood fare.

Besides promoting “Gun Hill Road,” Morales urged Latino movie-goers to flock to see recent releases such as “A Better Life,” in which Demian Bichir turns in an “Oscar-worthy” performance as a Hispanic gardner in East L.A. struggling to keep his son out of gangs. has a video interview with Esai and Rashaad Ernesto Green, and has yet another interview with the two of them (with some great pics).

And Esai was also on the Stephen Holt Show:

A new interview with Scott Porter showed up at He talks about Hart of Dixie and the end of Friday Night Lights. (Edit: If you can't get rid of the frakking ad either, go here.)

The two-hour season finale of Falling Skies airs tonight at 9 pm on TNT. Here is the synopsis:
FALLING SKIES “Mutiny” season finale – As the 2nd Mass. prepares for a major assault, divisions within the ranks threaten to tear the group apart. Tom has difficulty processing the profound implications of Anne’s latest discovery.

FALLING SKIES “Eight Hours” season finale – With Weaver leading several squads of fighters against the aliens, Tom remains behind to help protect the civilians as they evacuate. But a major breach in security endangers both the soldiers and the civilians. Tom is confronted with a decision that may lead him to discovering what the aliens want with the captured teenagers, humankind and the planet.

The promotional pics, embedded from Spoiler TV:

And a sneak peek:

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