Wednesday, December 11th 2013
Stills from ARROW Mid-Season Finale – which airs on the CW tonight.
Stills from ARROW Mid-Season Finale – which airs on the CW tonight.
NEW photo with Danila as Dimitri and our lovely Emma Vieceli, the one who made the VA graphic novels VA
Have you read the graphic novels of Vampire Academy yet?
If not, do!
Our favourite VA moments are brought to life through Emma’s amazing work!
“Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss is released in the US and Australia on Dec 31st! It’ll hit the UK on January 31st, so not far behind. With the film hot on its heels in February, I’m so excited about this graphic novel finally being out. It feels a long time ago already that I finished it – I hope you guys like it. Richelle Mead kicked ass with this novel, and Leigh Dragoon did a wonderful job on the adaptation script!”
So get this amazing graphic novel in time for the new year!
Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Nick Cave and Neil Gaiman turned out to perform at charity event Letters Live on Tuesday night. Reading extracts from Simon Garfield’s To the Letter and Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note books, the actors, writers and musicians brought to life the power of letters.
The many highlights included Anderson’s moving reading of a letter from Katharine Hepburn to Spencer Tracy; Cumberbatch and Kerry Fox reading a couple’s wartime correspondence; Peter Serafinowicz doing a David Bowie impression; and Cave reading his infamous message rejecting an MTV Music Awards nomination.
At the end of the evening, Anderson chaired an auction of books, with Cumberbatch gamely holding up a signed volume.
Gaiman joked that the book’s value would be increased by it containing DNA from Cumberbatch’s sweaty hands; Anderson then licked it in an attempt to boost the bids even further. “Imagine the cloning possibilities!” said Gaiman. Bidding proceeded at a spritely pace, with a cartel formed by Times columnist Caitlin Moran, writer John Niven and musician/BBC 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey taking a prominent part. In the end, the auction raised more than £10,000 for literary charity the Reading Agency– surely something worth writing about.
She spoke to Crave Online for an exclusive interview.
When you read the script and you got to the point where we find out exactly what Linda is doing with her baby, what were your thoughts then?
I was told about it before. I’d actually watched a documentary about it a couple of weeks beforehand, so I knew it wasn’t some crazy idea that everyone would be like, “Well, that’s really unrealistic” because I knew it was something that could happen. And actually, a quite interesting subject matter, so for me I really wanted to know more. I wanted to explore it more. I thought it was beautifully written, the way we discover it and yet we still do go along with it in the story. That was just quite hard to try and think how you’re going to play that because you’d think that you’d react in a manner of wanting to scream and shout and run away, but I like that Francesca had created enough of a bond between them beforehand for Emanuel to stay there and want to protect her.
Both Emanuel and Linda are dealing with their own grief, which is a subject that really appeals to me. Do you feel that makes really good drama?
I think really good drama comes down to real human emotion. That’s what makes us all tick and that’s what I’ve always been drawn to when it comes to scripts is real human emotion and dealing with that. I find that all very fascinating, the human psyche. I lost my father a couple years ago so to me it was still quite raw, that feeling of grief. I’ve never really had it challenged that way before in a script. I’d never done a job where I had to really focus on that, so to me it felt like it came at the right time in my life and it was something I really wanted to explore and see where it would go on screen.
Was it a process of tattooing the name on your arm every day?
It was really simple. I’ve got six real tattoos and I kind of felt it was going to be so annoying having to put it on every day, but it was actually very simple. It was just a simple transfer like you get when you’re a child where you just wet them down and place them on the skin and peel it back, and then it just stays on your skin.
Really, there’s no reason for the shocked faces. Okay so maybe the no nomination for Amy Adams for American Hustle surprised me, but that list of ladies is so tight, I understand how the SAG committee might not have had room to put her on there.
Everyone should’ve known the Screen Actors Guild Awards would deviate from the popular vote anyway. Doesn’t it always?
And really, The Butler is a fantastic movie, and was very commercially viable with a wide receptive audience. Fantastic really that it is only now getting some acclaim for its brilliance. Three nods: best ensemble, lead actor for Forest Whitaker, and supporting actress for Oprah Winfrey.
Some of the biggest snubs so I’ve been told are for Robert Redford in the survival saga, All is Lost and The Wolf of Wall Street, which wow, got zero nominations. Not that I can talk of any great length about either of these films. Other Fangirlish writers are pretty excited about The Wolf of Wall Street whereas it barely registers with me at all and I apologize in advance for having no knowledge whatsoever about All is Lost.
However, if you want to talk about August: Osage County then let’s do it. That film has some of the best and brightest actors of this time and past. So yeah, I damn well expected it to get a nod.
Also, have you seen Jared Leto in the Dallas Buyers Club trailers and promo photos. From those alone, you know that man deserves so much accolades. He looks phenomenal, impressively so.
While many look to the SAG Awards for possible Oscar contenders, it has never been a good guarantee even if actors are the single largest voting block within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For every correct guess based upon the SAG Awards, there is an equal amount of wrong guesses. We are afterall trying to predict a highly unpredictable group of people… actors!
For whatever it is worth, I think though, this year if you look closely at the nominations announced—for both television and film this morning, they all seem on target and worthy of the nominations they received.
The SAG Awards ceremony will take place on Sat. Jan. 18, with a live broadcast on TBS and TNT.
For a Complete List of the Nominations CLICK HERE.
Hey everyone! Welcome to Fangirlish 2014! Yes, we’re a little early, but we couldn’t wait to show you!
As she does every year our lovely designer Anna (of Anna Marie Moore Designs) gave us a fresh overhaul for the upcoming year. We love it and we hope you do to as well.
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Thank you so much for your support year after year, this site wouldn’t exist without you!
Hope you all have a lovely holiday season, I’m sure we’ll see you around!
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Creation Entertainment has announced “Days of the Wolf“, a Teen Wolf convention to be held in Los Angeles this February. On February 15 and 16 at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel join stars Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, and JR Bourne for a wolf-filled weekend!
In addition to standard convention events (panels, autographing, photo ops), Days of the Wolf will feature a trivia challenge, a music video contest, and a costume parade. Splurge and buy the gold ticket package for an exclusive dance and cocktail party with convention guests and a special panel with Tyler and Tyler!
Being on the East Coast, I’m saving up to go to SDCC this year, so I won’t be able to attend this convention or The Bite Convention in April. People need to organize things on this side of the country!
Who wants to kiss Jennifer Lawrence? Well in American Hustle, Amy Adams got to. But what did she think about the kiss?
Amy Adams says her on-screen kiss with Jennifer Lawrence was more toxic than sexy.
The 39-year-old actress stars alongside Lawrence, as well as Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale, in the upcoming thriller American Hustle.
The kiss between the two leading ladies wasn’t originally in the script, but Adams suggested it after realising how calculating the move would be.
“She killed it. It didn’t feel sexy, it felt toxic. I did not kiss her back. There’s no participatory element to it at all there,” Adams tells Access Hollywood.
“It’s sort of like a confessional and a power struggle and (our characters) are both so desperate and so angry and I said, ‘Well, what if (my character) kisses her because that’s the ultimate chess move’.”