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Season 2 will shift its focus back to the Jennings household. The show will explore how this family tries to keep it together this season and Elizabeth and Phillip’s relationship.
You’ll be happy to know that Claudia will be back this season and we will be seeing her in several episodes.
Let’s Talk About Sex
When asked about the sexuality in the show, Russell shared that the good thing about it is that it doesn’t have to be “sweeping romantic” or “so beautiful and sexy.” Instead, sex is used, at least in the spy world, in order to get something. Russell added that there is a “freedom in that because it’s messier or more direct than that.”
In the second season opening, let’s just say that Elizabeth and Phillip will be caught in a very compromising position by one of the kids.
When asked about the scene, Fields explained that they “wanted to depict was the most powerful and shocking and mildly humorous, but also intimate.” In addition, they talked a lot about that moment, trying to figure out what would be right and true for that moment. In fact, they discussed every possible position and that’s the one they came up with.
Rhys joked, “No children were harmed in the filming of that scene.”
Fun fact: The two shots were shot separately, so the kid didn’t actually walk on that scene.
When asked if Russell had been injured on the show, Rhys joked, “Emotionally yes.” Russell then reassured that she hadn’t been injured.
Things will come full circle for Rachel Griffiths soon when she heads back to the Australian small screen.
The multi-award-winning actress has just signed on to play a guest role on Nine’s House Husbands, putting her alongside Gary Sweet who she acted with right at the beginning of her acclaimed career.
“I am about to do a little stint on House Husbands in Melbourne. I am really excited,” Griffiths told AAA Weekend at the David Jones launch in Sydney this week.
“It is a bunch of old friends, so I think we will have a little bit of fun in the playground. I think I did my first professional job with Gary Sweet – an episode of Police Rescue in the early 1990s.
“And I have known Rhys(Muldoon) since we were like 19.”
After spending most of the past two decades in Los Angeles shooting hits such as Six Feet Under and Brothers and Sisters, the 45-year-old said shooting in her home town had its perks.
“It is nice if you are running late and you can call a grandparent and say ‘Can you please pick up the kids from school’. It is just easier.”
The world premiere of the historical drama Camp David at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will feature Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas.
Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, the play will begin performances March 21, continuing through May 4 in the Kreeger Theater. Artistic director Molly Smith will direct.
Rifkin’s stage credits include Cabaret, Wrong Mountain, A Month in the Country and Broken Glass. His TV work includes “Alias” and “Brothers & Sisters,” and his film work includes “L.A. Confidential” and “Husbands and Wives.”
Thomas has performed onstage in An Enemy of the People and Race, and he has appeared on the TV shows “The Americans” and “The Waltons.” His film work includes “The Wonder Boys” and “Taking Woodstock.”
Tony winner Levi Kreis has joined the cast of the rock, rhythm and blues revue Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which will feature the previously announced E. Faye Butler and Nova Y. Payton. Directed by Randy Johnson, performances will begin April 25 and continue through June 8 on the Fichandler Stage.
Kreis’ stage credits include Million Dollar Quartet, One Red Flower and Rent. He starred in the film “Frailty.”
Additional casting for Camp David and Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller will be announced at a later date.
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Fred Armisen will guest-star on the Showtime comedy, along with Brothers & Sisters alum Balthazar Getty, the premium cabler announced Friday.
Armisen, who departed SNL earlier this year and currently stars in IFC’s Portlandia, will play Vincent, a neurotic owner of a company that makes a meal-replacement product.
Where are Elizabeth and Mr Darcy when we meet them again in Death Comes To Pemberley?
Death Comes To Pemberley is set six years on from the events of Pride And Prejudice and the Darcys are in a good place when we first meet them again. They are happy and in love and living in Pemberley. Tragedy strikes when a murder takes place and unexpected skeletons from the past come back to haunt them.
So it’s much more of a thriller than Pride And Prejudice then…
Absolutely. And it’s quite a risk to take such a well-known story and then stick a crime thriller at the end of it. This is something quite different. People have such strong views on Elizabeth and Darcy but this drama allows us to have some leeway.
This isn’t Pride And Prejudice. However, we are bringing back some of your favourite characters and putting them in a different situation.
set the DVR’s for tonight – Gilles Marini is guesting on 2 Broke Girls!
The Melbourne TV production company WTFN has acquired the film and television rights to Kerry-Anne Walsh’s book The Stalking of Julia Gillard.
Richard Keddie, whose previous credits include the TV bio-dramas Hawke and Curtin, will produce the feature-length TV drama, WTFN said on Friday.
The book tells the story of the decline and fall of Australia’s first female prime minister and the media’s role in that and the resurrection of Kevin Rudd, the man Gillard had toppled.
The project represents WTFN’s first major foray into drama after acquiring Keddie’s production house, The Film Company, earlier this year. No broadcaster has come on board, but Rachel Griffiths has signed to play Julia Gillard.
“I am thrilled to portray Australia’s first female prime minister and explore the private aspects of her remarkable term,” the actress said in a statement.
“I believe that the creative and intellectual capacity of the team involved will produce a stunning drama that will reframe this historic period in our cultural and political life.”
Keddie is WTFN’s director of drama and features. His previous political-drama credits include Hawke for Network Ten in 2010 and Curtin for the ABC in 2007.
Brothers & Sisters‘ Luke MacFarlane is reporting for duty on NBC’s midseason drama The Night Shift, playing an Army guy who shares a mysterious past with Brendan Fehr’s MD character, TVLine has learned exclusively.
MacFarlane will guest star as Rick Lincoln, a soldier who is just back from his latest stint in Afghanistan. When he arrives at San Antonio BFMemorial Hospital, we learn that he has a close connection to Fehr’s Drew (hmm… )
From Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (Freaks and Geeks, 90210), The Night Shift is a medical procedural about a group of ex-Army doctors burning the midnight oil at a hospital. The cast includes Six Feet Under‘s Freddy Rodriguez, Lost‘s Ken Leung and Royal Pains’ Jill Flint.
Onetime NCIS agent Sarah Jane Morris will find herself looking down the wrong end of a gun barrel (or a harpoon spear, or a human marionette pulley, or whatever twisted modus homicidii is at play) when she guest-stars on CBS’ Criminal Minds this fall.
Morris will appear in the sixth episode of Season 9 as a target of the killer du jour, TVLine has learned.
Matthew Rhys may be a star in America but he’s hardly known in his homeland. That’s about to change. Currently playing a spy in The Americans on ITV every Saturday, and before that a gay Republican in another US show, Brothers & Sisters, the 38-year-old Welshman left our shores to find fame in the US. Now he’s back to play none other than Mr Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley, an adaptation of PD James’s sequel to Pride and Prejudice. Coming to BBC1 later this year, it tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her dishy husband six years after they married.
Those who are familiar with his work, however, may be surprised to learn he’s neither American nor gay. “Oh! My! God!” he screeches in an LA accent, gleefully impersonating the many fans he’s had to disenchant in his adopted hometown. “You’re not even American! Next you’re going to tell me you’re not gay!” He mimes acute awkwardness.
For someone who has perfected his Stateside drawl, how does he feel about stepping into the tails and breeches of quintessential Englishman Fitzwilliam Darcy – and, perhaps more dauntingly, the boots of Colin Firth whose smouldering performance is seared in the memories of women of a certain age?
“Playing an iconic literary hero is always a little problematic,” he admits, reverting to his Cardiff lilt. “Coupled with that, the fact that the aforesaid iconic literary figure has been immortalised by Academy award-winner Colin Firth makes for a louder gulp.”
Then there’s the small matter of his Welshness: “Strangely, I find an American accent easier than a posh English one as I always feel a lot more of a fake playing RP. I feel like I’m being Lord Snooty or that Harry Enfield character,” he adds, referring to Enfield’s horsey comic creation Tim Nice-But-Dim.