Carrie Preston is certainly on a hot streak with her career. With memorable and much loved roles on True Blood, as sassy waitress Arlene Fowler, The Good Wife, as the quirky Elsbeth Tascioni, and Person of Interest, as Finch’s love, she’s proven to be as gifted at humor as she is drama. And when you add in her feature film work and the projects she’s working to produce and direct, it doesn’t seem as though she’ll be slowing down, anytime soon.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Carrie Preston spoke about what a treat it’s been for her to create such different characters on three shows at once, what it’s been like to be a part of True Blood, how refreshing it’s been to shake things up with a new showrunner, whether Arlene might ever catch a break in Bon Temps, how surprised she was at how well-received her character on The Good Wife has been, that she’d love to continue to work on that show, what it’s been like to work with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on Person of Interest, and when she might direct next. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
We only recently just saw a full trailer for the upcoming sixth season of the HBO series True Blood, and now the network has unveiled a large batch of high-resolution images previewing the drama to come. In addition to giving us looks at fan favorites like Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Bill (Stephen Moyer), and of course Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), these images also introduce us to a host of new characters played by the likes of Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket), and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights).
Hit the jump to peruse the gallery of images. The series also stars Ryan Kwanten, Joe Manganiello, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Nelsan Ellis, Michael McMillian, Lucy Griffiths, Lauren Bowles, Chris Bauer, Kelly Overton, Rob Kazinsky, and Amelia Rose Blaire. Season six of True Blood premieres on HBO Sunday June 16th at 9pm/8c.
Phase 4 has released a green band and red band trailer for That’s What She Said, a female-led comedy that premiered at Sundance. Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, and Marcia DeBonis star as three women in a rough patch: “Looking to turn the day around, this fearsome threesome embark on a day of misadventure that only New York City can offer.” That’s What She Said is directed by Carrie Preston, who you may know better as Arlene on True Blood.
I would like to support the mission of this movie, but the tone in the trailers is so abrasive—it looks like an unpleasant watch. But if you are closer to the target audience, hit the jump to watch both trailers. That’s What She Said opens on October 19.
At PaleyFest Saturday night, the cast (and by cast, I mean the whole cast – as in pretty much every featured player on the show) and creator Alan Ball stopped by to preview the upcoming fourth season of True Blood and reminisce on the unapologetically “soapy” show. Besides Ball, in attendance were Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton), Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry), Carrie Preston (Arlene Fowler), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Todd Lowe (Terry Bellefleur), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby), Kristin Bauer (Pam De Beaufort), Marshall Allman (Tommy Mickens), Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez) and Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux)…whew. For spoilers/teasers on the upcoming season, hit the jump.