THE FLASH VS. ARROW Crossover Interview; Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, and Producers Talk Two Night Crossover Event

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The epic two-night cross-over event for The CW series The Flash and Arrow (airing December 2nd and 3rd) is not only going to be unbelievably cool for comic book fans, but it’s just fun storytelling on a grand scale.  There are laughs, big action sequences, heartfelt moments and a couple of big surprises, all leading up to the sure to be jaw-dropping winter finales on December 9th and 10th.

Following a special screening of the episodes, actors Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Danielle Panabaker and Carlos Valdes were joined by executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim to talk about why they wanted to do this big cross-over so soon, making the decision to have The Flash and Arrow fight each other but also team up against someone else, what it was like to do the big Flash and Arrow fight scene, how Team Flash and Team Arrow affect each other, when we might see the next cross-over, what the actors most enjoy about working on each other’s shows, creating the impression that they actually have a lot more money than they have for what they pull off, and how they decide which villains they want to bring on each show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Georgina Haig Talks THE MULE, Connecting to Her Character, Bringing Elsa from FROZEN to Life on ONCE UPON A TIME, FRINGE, and More

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Written by Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne, the crime drama The Mule, set in 1983, tells the story of what happens when a naive man (Sampson) with lethal narcotics in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. While locked in a hotel room and watched by cops, criminals, lawyers and his own mother, he’s determined to withhold the evidence for as long as he can.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Georgina Haig (who plays legal aid lawyer Jasmine Griffiths) talked about what attracted her to The Mule, how she connected to this character, making the role three-dimensional, Jasmine’s secret ambitions, and why making this movie available to so many different people at the same time could really help give it a fair shot.  She also talked about being the physical embodiment of Elsa from Frozen on Once Upon A Time, feeling very protective of her, and getting to wear that dress, along with what being a part of Fringe means to her and whether she’d like to do more American television.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Nicole Beharie Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW, Abbie’s Backstory, Whether or Not She’ll Find Love, Abbie vs. Katrina, Returning to Biblical Storytelling and More

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In Season 2 of the Fox series Sleepy Hollow, the heroic duo of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) is still fending off the forces of evil to save not only their town, but the world.  With Henry Parish (John Noble) manipulating the wheels of a mysterious plan and everybody a bit more worse for wear, Sleepy Hollow has never been so close to destruction.

During this recent interview with press to discuss where things are headed with the show, actress Nicole Beharie talked about learning more of her character’s backstory, shifting back to the biblical storytelling, that she thinks Abbie would take Henry out even without Ichabod’s support, that she would like to see Abbie and Katrina unite, whether Abbie might ever find love, and how she feels about ‘shippers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Katey Sagal Talks SONS OF ANARCHY, The Show’s Satisfying Conclusion, The Challenges of Playing Gemma, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, and More

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After seven seasons, the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy will have finished its run, bloodier, more intense and more heart-breaking than ever.  Until then, fans of the show will be on the edge of their seats, wondering just who will make it out alive.

During this recent interview to discuss the end of the popular TV show, actress Katey Sagal (who plays Gemma Teller) talked about the biggest challenges in playing this character, what she’ll miss most about the show, what she’s most excited for fans to see from the final episodes, that she thinks fans will find the series’ conclusion very satisfying, what she kept from the set, the legacy that Sons of Anarchy has left on the world of television, already moving on to other work, and that she will definitely be involved with The Bastard Executioner, which her husband (and Sons of Anarchy creator) Kurt Sutter is developing for FX.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Amy Gumenick Talks ARROW Season 3, Cupid’s Motivations, the Show’s Knack for Creating Bad-Ass Women, and More

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In Episode 307 of The CW drama series Arrow, entitled “Draw Back Your Bow,” we get a deeper exploration of the Arrow-obsessed serial killer that we have only just gotten a glimpse of.  Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick), aka Cupid, is convinced that The Arrow (Stephen Amell) is her one true love and will stop at nothing, no matter how deadly, to get his attention.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Amy Gumenick talked about having no idea which character she was actually up for when she auditioned, what an honor it is to bring to life a character that was created for the comics by executive producer Andrew Kreisberg (the writer of the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series, at the time), who Cupid is and what her motives are, what it is about The Arrow that attracted her attention, why The Arrow is caught off guard by Cupid, how bad-ass it feels to put on the costume and pick up the bow and arrows, and that her character will go to any and every extreme possible to prove her love and have her happy ending.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Finn Wittrock Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, Dandy’s Motivations, Returning for More Seasons, UNBROKEN, 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 exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Finn Wittrock (who quite brilliantly plays Dandy Mott, a petulant rich kid with a dark side) talked about how he came to be a part of Season 4, what he thinks of his character, why Twisty the clown sparked his interest, working with John Carroll Lynch, whether the viewers might ever feel sympathy for Dandy, putting on the clown mask, and what he’d like to do in Season 5.  He also talked about working on Unbroken (which he’s seen and says is epic), directed by Angelina Jolie, and writing his own feature film, called The Submarine Kid.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

James Nesbitt Talks THE MISSING, How the Character Stayed With Him, Working On BABYLON With Brit Marling and Playing Bofur in THE HOBBIT

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The chilling new Starz drama series The Missing follows the aftermath of what happens when five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France with his parents.  As you descend deeper into the mind of a father (James Nesbitt) desperate to locate his lost son, and getting help from a now retired detective (Tchéky Karyo), you follow the obsessive, nearly decade-long search to find his son and those responsible for his disappearance.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor James Nesbitt talked about how The Missing came about for him, why this story and character really stayed with him, balancing the two time frames (2006 and 2014) that the narrative is told in, the guilt that drives his character, the most challenging scenes to shoot, and how the story didn’t turn out anything like what he expected.  He also talked about the experience of doing Danny Boyle’s first TV series Babylon with Brit Marling, and what’s it like to be a part of The Hobbit films (he plays Bofur).  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Joe Carnahan Talks STATE OF AFFAIRS, Pairing Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard, Balancing Action and Character, Guest Stars, THE BLACKLIST, and More

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From writer/director/executive producer Joe Carnahan, the new NBC drama series State of Affairs follows top CIA analyst Charleston Tucker (Katherine Heigl), as she prioritizes the biggest international crises facing the country to present them in the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB).  Along with that, Charlie has a close personal relationship with President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard), having once been engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life.  And as she delves into who’s responsible for her fiancé’s murder, the answers will reveal themselves as a shocking mystery.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, Joe Carnahan talked about why he wanted to get into television, why The Blacklist (for which he is an executive producer) and State of Affairs were so appealing to him, how exciting it is to have the pairing of pairing of Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard, that they’re looking to get some cool guest stars, the balance between great action and interesting characters, why he likes the constraints of a TV budget that force you to get more creative, and telling a story with close-ended episodes that also have an over-arcing incident.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Nicholas D’Agosto Talks GOTHAM, Playing Harvey Dent, Connecting to the Character, Foreshadowing Two-Face, His First Day On Set, And More

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In Episode 9 of the Fox drama series Gotham, Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent (Nicholas D’Agosto) wants to close the Wayne murder case and teams up with Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), much to the annoyance of Mayor James (Richard Kind).  The character will be a recurring role, sprinkled in a handful of episodes this season, and will expand to a regular character, if it indeed returns for Season 2.  And it will certainly be an interesting journey to watch unfold, as Harvey Dent moves down his path towards the villainous Two-Face.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Nicholas D’Agosto talked about how he came to be playing Harvey Dent on Gotham, what made him feel connected to the character, who Harvey Dent is at this point in the story, which villains he might like to see Harvey Dent go up against, the foreshadowing of the character’s duality, how Harvey Dent views both Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue), and what his first day on set was like.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Brett Dalton Talks BESIDE STILL WATERS, Identifying with the Character, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, His Beard, and More

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The indie dramedy Beside Still Waters, from first-time feature director Chris Lowell (best known as “Piz” from Veronica Mars), follows Daniel (Ryan Eggold), as he invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents’ lake house.  Even though none of Daniel’s friends share in his nostalgia of the good old days, they still find themselves confessing secrets and rekindling romances that ultimately allow them to let go of the past and look ahead to the future.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Brett Dalton (who plays James, a struggling actor turned reality star who is less than truthful when it comes to his own romantic life) talked about how he came to be playing this role in his first acting job out of grad school, why he so clearly identified with this character, the challenges in figuring out film acting while on the job, and the experience of working with this ensemble for the shoot.  He also talked about identifying with both sides of Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the big fuss about his beard, how different things are in Season 2, and why he prefers playing the lone wolf side of his character.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, the First Film’s Cult Classic Status, Their 3 Hour and 40 Minute First Cut, Directing on Their Own and More

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In Dumb and Dumber To, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and as dumb as ever.  It’s been exactly 20 years and Lloyd has to get snapped out of the comatose state that he’s been in, so that the two best friends can go on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had, in order to help him with the kidney transplant that he desperately needs.  The zany sequel also stars Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin and Steve Tom.

At the film’s press day, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why Dumb and Dumber is thought of as a cult classic, why people feel so fondly about two lovable idiots, whether they ever got close to doing this sequel at any other point in time, over the 20 years since the first film, how much they’ve learned about filmmaking since their three hour and 40 minute first cut of the original film (and the disastrous screening they had of that cut), the deleted storylines that will probably be on the DVD, why they don’t like extended cuts, doing unconventional commentary, their experience shooting on digital, and their desire to direct films on their own next.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Matt Ryan Talks CONSTANTINE, His Character’s Journey This Season, the Long Audition Process, and the Lack of Smoking on the Show

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From executive producer David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone, Constantine is based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics.  John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wicked wit, but his soul is already damned to hell.  Along with trying to find a loophole out of that, Constantine begrudgingly fights to save the soul of others, with the help and guidance of long-time friend Chas (Charles Halford), an intuitive with heightened senses named Zed (Angélica Celaya), and a morally ambiguous guardian angel known as Manny (Harold Perrineau).

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Matt Ryan talked about his long audition process, both in London and L.A., how he views John Constantine, what he most enjoys about playing this character, the character dynamics, the journey of John Constantine, and why he’s not surprised that people have made a big deal about the smoking thing.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum Talk FOXCATCHER, the Physical Demands of the Film, Going to Emotionally Dark Places, and More

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From director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote), Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who is invited to be a part of the team being put together by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  Having come from obscurity and poverty, and with a desire to step out of the shadow of his older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), Mark is eager and excited about the opportunity, until he realizes that it has all become way more than he bargained for.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Steve Carell and Channing Tatum talked about the physical demands of this movie, bonding through wrestling, finding their performances of these real-life men, coming out of the dark places that these roles required, and how an experience like this has changed them.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Angela Bassett Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, Filming in New Orleans, Her First Reaction to Finding Out Her Character, 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 recent interview with press to discuss playing three-breasted woman Desiree Dupree, actress Angela Bassett talked about her reaction to finding out what her role would be this season, the inspiration for her character, the process for having the third breast applied, what it’s like to wear the prosthetic, working with such a talented cast, shooting in New Orleans, what most freaks her out about the show, who makes her laugh most on set, and how she’s finding the experience of working on television.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Colton Haynes Talks ARROW Season 3, Roy Harper’s Journey, His Relationship with Thea, If We’ll Get More Backstory on His Character and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action for Season 3 of The CW hit series is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  Team Arrow is facing new villains and new heartache, all while trying to recover from the death of one of their own.  In Episode 306, entitled “Guilty,” Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) is struggling with disturbing dreams that he’s having and shares a secret with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards).

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider (which took place prior to the big reveal involving Roy Harper in Episode 305, so it’s not directly addressed in this interview, but likely wouldn’t have gotten a direct answer anyway since that would be a major spoiler), actor Colton Haynes talked about how having no idea where his character would ultimately go when he signed on, what’s most surprised him about Roy Harper’s journey, where things are headed between Roy and Thea (Willa Holland), whether we might ever learn more about Roy’s backstory, that fans are going to hate who’s ultimately responsible for Sara’s (Caity Lotz) murder, and that he loves the built-in butt that his superhero costume gives him.  He also talked about the great experience he had working in Australia on San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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