Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay Talk WHITE COLLAR Series Finale, What This Show Meant to Them, What They Took Home from the Set, and More

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Created by Jeff Eastin, the USA Network series White Collar is coming to an end, after six seasons.  In the explosive series finale, “Au Revoir,” FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) gets involved in a dangerous con against the Pink Panthers, in order to help Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) pull off a risky heist.  Meanwhile, Neal has designed a new plan that will serve the interest of the Pink Panthers and himself, with his goal being to permanently rid himself of an ankle bracelet and free himself of his ties to the FBI.  And whether it’s all resolved in the end or not, it’s been a great ride, watching two very different men form a very unlikely friendship.

During this recent interview with press to talk about the series finale and what being a part of the show has meant to them, co-stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay talked about watching until the final second of the episode, whether they’re personally satisfied with the show’s ending, what it was like to do the last scenes of the last episode, what they took home from the set, why their characters had such a successful partnership, their favorite moments, what they’ll miss most, what they’ve learned from each other, whether there might ever be a movie, and what they’re looking to do, in the future.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Denis O’Hare Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, Pushing the Envelope, Where He Wants the Show to Go Next, and More

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The FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show follows a troupe of the strange and unusual in 1952, who are looking to survive as performers amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.  From the twisted minds of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show stars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare and Finn Wittrock.

During this interview with press to discuss his work on the popular series, actor Denis O’Hare (who plays a con artist named Stanley) talked about whether they can actually push the envelope of disturbing even further than they already have, the show’s portrayal of the gay community, coming up with his own backstory, what he’d like to see the show explore next, what his American Horror Story characters have in common and how they’re most different, and what scares people today.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay Talk SELMA, Bringing Martin Luther King Jr. To Life On Screen, Their Most Memorable Scene, and More

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Selma is a beautifully designed film that not only hits you emotionally in the gut, but also makes you feel for the humanity that the Civil Rights movement was fighting for.  While Martin Luther King Jr. was just a man, he spoke for and to people willing to defy intimidation, face economic retaliation, and endure arrests and beatings, all in hopes of provoking a transformative confrontation that would give African Americans the basic rights that they so desperately wanted and deserved.  Expertly directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars David Oyelowo (in an award-worthy performance as Dr. King), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Alessandro Nivola and Omar Dorsey.

During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay talked about taking on someone so very well known, never hesitating in showing the violence and aggression that took place, the challenges of making Martin Luther King Jr. human, casting actors who best fit around David Oyelowo, making the dream to play Dr. King a reality, the most memorable scene they experienced together, what the prep work was like, having some of the real people around, and the flavor that being in the real locations added to the film.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Lorenzo Richelmy and Benedict Wong Talk MARCO POLO, the Ambitious Production, Most Memorable Moments, and More

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Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Lorenzo Richelmy and Benedict Wong talked about getting involved with this show, how beautiful and ambitious the production was, shooting an adventure while they were on their own adventure, taking on the title role of a show of this size and scope, their most memorable moments, and how the story really has no heroes or villains, only human beings facing each other.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Steven Moffat Talks DOCTOR WHO: LAST CHRISTMAS, Casting Nick Frost as Santa Claus, His Fondness for Writing Christmas Specials, and More

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Airing both in the US and UK on Christmas Day, in Doctor Who: Last Christmas, it’s Christmas in the North Pole and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) are joined by Santa Claus (Nick Frost) and some grumpy elves for an all-new adventure.  It is the tenth Christmas special since the show’s revival in 2005, and the first full Christmas special to feature the Twelfth Doctor.

During this interview with press to promote the upcoming special, showrunner Steven Moffat talked about why Doctor Who and Christmas have a special relationship, the challenges of plotting and planning a Christmas special, why it took so long to use Santa Claus as a plot point, how Nick Frost came to be cast in the role, the Doctor’s view on Santa Claus versus Robin Hood, getting more clarity on where the relationship between the Doctor and Clara stands now, why companions typically end up being contemporary characters, his fondest memories of writing his five Christmas specials, and the best Doctor Who merchandise he’s received.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Joan Chen Talks MARCO POLO, Why the Role Was a No-Brainer, Learning About Mongol Queens, The Return of TWIN PEAKS, and More

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Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Joan Chen (who plays Kublai Khan’s wife, Empress Chabi) talked about first getting this script a long time ago, why the role was a no-brainer, what she liked about the character, what it took to be a strong woman in that era, what most surprised her about the Mongol queens, her most memorable moment of the shoot, and why she thinks such an ancient story will still appeal to audiences today.  She also talked about how special her experience on Twin Peaks was, that it’s a very intriguing and mysterious world that can certainly be explored more, and that she hopes to be involved in its 2016 return on Showtime.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Lola Kirke Talks MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, the Amazon Pilot Process, Mixing High and Low Culture, Working With David Fincher On GONE GIRL, and More

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The Amazon Studios original series Mozart in the Jungle (the full season of which is available at Amazon Prime on December 23rd) is a half-hour, at times comedic look at what happens behind the curtains in the world of professional classical musicians.  Created by Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola and based on the critically acclaimed memoir Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music, the story is told through the eyes of a young oboist named Hailey (Lola Kirke), who tries to navigate through the egos and eccentricities of a world-renowned orchestra and its new conductor Rodrigo (Gael Bernal Garcia).  The show also stars Malcolm McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack and Hannah Dunne.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lola Kirke talked about why she was compelled to be a part of this show, the Amazon process of shooting a pilot and then waiting for the viewer feedback to hear if you’ll get a full season, finding the merging of high and low culture so fascinating, that she had no clue about the secret debauched world of classical music, and what she’s learned about the challenges of becoming a professional oboe player.  She also talked about how lucky she feels to get to play more off-beat characters, and her experience working with meticulous filmmaker David Fincher on Gone Girl.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Will Packer Talks THE WEDDING RINGER, Why It’s not a Typical Wedding Movie, Getting Kevin Hart Attached, What Makes Josh Gad so Special, and More

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The Wedding Ringer (due out in theaters on January 16, 2015) is a comedy about lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be Doug Harris (Josh Gad), who needs to impress his in-laws and pull off the perfect wedding.  With less than two weeks until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides best men for socially challenged guys in need.  As the two of them try to fool everybody, a real friendship forms between Doug and his fake best man.

Back on October 17, 2013, Collider was invited, along with a handful of other press, to visit the set of The Wedding Ringer while they were shooting the big wedding scene at the Hollywood Methodist Church, and we were able to chat with some of the cast and filmmakers.  During a group interview, producer Will Packer talked about how he got involved with the film, getting Kevin Hart attached, what makes Josh Gad so special, what Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting adds to the project, why this film is more like The Hangover than your typical wedding film, finding magical moments in improvisation, and how he chooses the projects that he’ll produce.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Stephen Nathan Talks BONES, Traveling to the 1950s for the 200th Episode, Drawing Inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock, Plans for Season Eleven, and More

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stephen-nathan-bones-hart-hansonVery few TV shows can say that they’ve made it 10 seasons with 200 episodes, and now the Fox drama series Bones joins those ranks.  Directed by David Boreanaz, the milestone episode pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock, as it re-imagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood.

During this interview with press to discuss the 200th episode, as well as where things are headed going forward, showrunner Stephen Nathan talked about how they came up with the idea for this episode, how they adapted the roles to make them feel similar to the characters they already play, the Alfred Hitchcock films that inspired them, the massive undertaking for every department on the show, how it differed from writing a normal episode, how they’ll be working Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy into the show, and the chances of getting an 11th season.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Producer John Fusco Talks MARCO POLO, Hiring an Unknown Lead, Working With Netflix, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON 2, and More

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Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.  Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant.  Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/writer/executive producer John Fusco talked about why he was compelled to tell the story of Marco Polo, why Netflix was ultimately the perfect home for the show, the approach they decided to take with the material, having an unknown Italian actor in the lead role of such an epic series, and that there’s a treasure trove of material for possible future seasons.  He also talked about writing the sequel for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which will be available exclusively through Netflix and at IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015, basing it on the sequel to the source material, introducing a new generation of sword heroes and star-crossed lovers, the return of Michelle Yeoh, and bringing in Woo-ping Yuen as director.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Donal Logue Talks GOTHAM, Joining the DC Universe, How His Kids Love the Show, and More

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On the hit Fox series Gotham, actor Donal Logue plays Harvey Bullock, the brash and shrewd police legend who sometimes walks a very blurred line to get the job done.  While his new partner Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) hopes to restore Gotham City back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid, Bullock helps steer him around the often-underhanded politics of the city’s criminal justice system and the villains that inhabit it.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, Donal Logue talked about how spoiled he feels with the worlds he’s gotten to run around in over the last couple of years, why being a part of the DC universe is like coming aboard an aircraft carrier that’s waiting for you, how showrunner Bruno Heller sold him on Gotham, how excited his kids are about him being on the show, that he’d love to see Harvey Bullock mix it up with Two-Face, that Danny Trejo has called to ask him about the show, and what it’s like to work with such a great group of people.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Talks Playing a Bridezilla, Ad-Libbing, Comparison to BIG BANG THEORY, and More on the Set of THE WEDDING RINGER

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The Wedding Ringer (due out in theaters on January 16, 2015) is a comedy about lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be Doug Harris (Josh Gad), who needs to impress his in-laws and pull off the perfect wedding.  With less than two weeks until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides best men for socially challenged guys in need.  As the two of them try to fool everybody, a real friendship forms between Doug and his fake best man.

Back on October 17, 2013, Collider was invited, along with a handful of other press, to visit the set of The Wedding Ringer while they were shooting the big wedding scene at the Hollywood Methodist Church, and we were able to chat with some of the cast and filmmakers.  During a group interview, actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting talked about playing a bit of a Bridezilla, working on a set with so much ad-libbing, how lucky she feels to work with so many funny people, both in this film and on her hit TV series The Big Bang Theory, getting the role after co-writer/director Jeremy Garelick’s wife (who she takes spin class with at the gym) suggested her, the process for finding her character’s wedding dress, and that she’d like to see her TV show run as long as possible.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Josh Gad Talks the Odd Couple Pairing with Kevin Hart, Working with a Group of Clowns, and More on the Set of THE WEDDING RINGER

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The Wedding Ringer (due out in theaters on January 16, 2015) is a comedy about lovable but socially awkward groom-to-be Doug Harris (Josh Gad), who needs to impress his in-laws and pull off the perfect wedding.  With less than two weeks until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides best men for socially challenged guys in need.  As the two of them try to fool everybody, a real friendship forms between Doug and his fake best man.

Back on October 17, 2013, Collider was invited, along with a handful of other press, to visit the set of The Wedding Ringer while they were shooting the big wedding scene at the Hollywood Methodist Church, and we were able to chat with some of the cast and filmmakers.  During a group interview, actor Josh Gad talked about having known about this script for a long time, why the odd couple pairing of him and Kevin Hart just works, why he thinks Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting will have a career like Jennifer Aniston that transitions from sitcom star to film star, how Doug and Jimmy bring out the best in each other, and what it’s like to work with such a group of clowns.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Danielle Panabaker Talks THE FLASH, The Humongous Winter Finale, Working with Team ARROW, What to Expect When the Show Returns in 2015, and More

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On the winter finale of the hit CW series The Flash, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) must come to terms with the fact that her fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), is not actually dead, but has instead been transformed into something very different, now known as Firestorm.  That revelation will affect her very deeply, and compel her to want to get to the bottom of what happened.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Danielle Panabaker talked about how proud she is of the show, how humongous the winter finale is, what Caitlin will be dealing with now that the fiancé she thought was dead has turned up in a very different form, working with Robbie Amell and Victor Garber as Firestorm, how much Team Arrow has affected Team Flash, what it’s meant to her to have the support of the Arrow family, and what fans can expect when the show returns with new episodes in 2015.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks THE FLASH Winter Finale, Solving a Couple Big Mysteries, Future Plans for the Rogues, Mark Hamill as The Trickster, and More

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In the winter finale of the hit CW series The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) finds himself face-to-face with his nemesis in the yellow suit, aka Reverse Flash, who killed his mother.  When Reverse Flash escapes, Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) come up with a plan to trap him, but Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) ends up in the crossfire.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talked about how this episode is “the biggest action, the biggest visual effects and the biggest canvas” that they’ve ever painted on, why those extra two minutes were important, getting a couple of big mysteries solved while having a couple of brand new mysteries spring up, the upcoming reunion of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as Captain Cold and Heat Wave, their future plans for the Rogues, bringing in Mark Hamill as The Trickster, and that they’ll address how the meta-human captives are being taken care of.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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