In the new FX comedy series Anger Management, actor Charlie Sheen plays Charlie Goodson, a non-traditional therapist who has his own successful private practice, holding sessions with a group of regulars each week, as well as counseling a group of inmates at a state prison. In his family life, Sam (Daniela Bobadilla), the 15-year-old daughter that Charlie has with his ex-wife, Jennifer (Shawnee Smith), is insecure but intelligent, with a sardonic sense of humor and a case of OCD, that leads Charlie to dive into his therapist techniques to help her.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Daniela Bobadilla talked about her audition process for the show, how she and Charlie Sheen just immediately clicked, how quirky and complex her character is, having Shawnee Smith play her mother, and being on set when Sheen and guest star Denise Richards shot their scenes together. She also talked about her experience playing a pregnant teenager on the NBC drama series Awake (that starred Jason Isaacs), what she thought of the series finale, and the difference between the quick schedule of a sitcom and the deeper character exploration of a one-hour drama. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
We’re pleased to debut the trailer and poster for the upcoming film Jolene. Based on the short story by E.L. Doctorow, the movie follows a young woman (played by Jessica Chastain) through her various relationships as she searches for a better life. Directed by Dan Ireland, the film also stars Dermot Mulroney, Chazz Palminteri, Rupert Friend, Michael Vartan, Denise Richards, and Theresa Russell.
Hit the jump to check out the exclusive trailer and poster as well as the synopsis. Jolene opens in limited release on October 29th.
Finally an entertaining romantic comedy about the adult film industry told from a woman’s point of view. Move over Kevin Smith. Julie Davis’s new movie, Finding Bliss, has an intriguing storyline and more heart and soul than Smith’s big studio Zack & Miri Make a Porno and it was made on one tenth of the budget. The irony is amusing because back in 1998, Davis was one of several up-and-coming film directors including Smith that sat down together for a famous portrait by photographer Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue on promising New Wave directors.
Written and directed by Davis, Finding Bliss is a hilarious exploration of the adult film industry through the eyes of an idealistic 25-year-old award-winning film school grad, Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), who’s faced with the hard decision of taking the only well-paying industry job she has yet been offered – editing porn at Grind Productions. The film also stars Kristen Johnston, Matt Davis, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy and features fun cameos by Ron Jeremy and Garry Marshall. More after the jump: