Ioan Gruffudd Talks FOREVER, Keeping an Element of Danger with an Immortal Character, Working with Judd Hirsch, and More

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On the new ABC drama series Forever, Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) is hiding a big secret. New York City’s star medical examiner not only studies the dead to solve criminal cases, but also to look for answers as to why he’s been alive for 200 years. With the help of his best friend and confidant, Abe (Judd Hirsch), who is the only one that knows his secret, Henry’s remarkable observation skills are proving to be quite useful for Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza), but they’re also raising questions and curiosity.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Ioan Gruffudd talked about how he got involved with Forever, keeping the element of danger when your character can never die, the awkwardness of always coming back to life naked, working with Judd Hirsch, Henry’s mysterious enemy, and not needing to know all of the answers.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Elizabeth Henstridge and Brett Dalton Talk AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 2, Fitz and Simmons, Ward’s Secret, and More

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The ABC drama series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back for Season 2, with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., and having to rebuild the organization torn apart by Hydra won’t be easy.  With the team in shambles, Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Skye (Chloe Bennet), Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), must decide where their loyalties lie.

During this recent roundtable interview to discuss the direction of Season 2, co-stars Elizabeth Henstridge and Brett Dalton talked about the dynamic between Fitz and Simmons, not knowing about Ward’s secret too far ahead of time, the little details that the fans point out, whether they think Ward shot the dog, how captivity will affect Ward, and how the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D. continue to affect the position of everyone left on this team.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Omar Dorsey Talks RAY DONOVAN Season 2 Finale, His Character’s Evolution, Finding His Place in the Cast, SELMA, and More

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On the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is the go-to guy who makes the problems of L.A.’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls disappear.  It’s the problems in his own life that he never seems to know how to handle, and probably the biggest problem in Season 2 was Cookie Brown (Omar Dorsey in a chillingly stand-out performance), a music business entrepreneur who became a major threat to Ray’s family.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Omar Dorsey talked about finding his place among all of the tough characters already on the show, not playing the stereotype of a character like this, his favorite scene, that he knew his character’s fate all along, and why this was a fun character to play, but not someone you’d want to be like in real life.  He also talked about what it means to him to be a part of the upcoming feature film Selma (due out in limited release on Christmas day), about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights marches that changed America.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are major spoilers.

10 Things to Know About Walt Disney’s Beloved Home at Woking Way; Plus Over 20 Images of the House Today

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Earlier in September, Collider was invited to participate in a long-lead press day for both the Maleficent Blu-ray (available on November 4th) and the Diamond Edition Blu-ray of the animated classic Sleeping Beauty (available on October 7th).  Not only did we get to view a progression of how the artwork and animation of Sleeping Beauty developed, and were able to get insight from Animation Research Library representative Doug Engalla, we also learned about what it took to finally get Maleficent on the big screen, from executive producer Don Hahn.  While we will run what each of them had to say, closer to the release dates of each Blu-ray, we did want to share the coolest part of the experience, which was to spend time in and tour the house that Walt Disney had built in 1932.  Hit the jump to learn more about the property and the time he spent in it, and you can check out some photos, both from the time that he lived there with his family and how it looks now.

Aspiring filmmaker Walt Disney made his way from Kansas City to Hollywood in 1923.  Once there, he and his brother, Roy, launched Disney Bros. Studio out of a small storefront in Downtown Los Angeles, and then built a new studio on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake District, as the company expanded.  It was there that an inker named Lillian Bounds was hired and soon caught Walt’s eye, marrying him in 1925.  And once Lilly became pregnant in 1932, Walt designed his future family home on a five-acre piece of property on Woking Way in Los Feliz, where the Disney family lived until 1950.  Being inside the home, knowing that there were so many special family moments, along with hours of artistic creativity spent developing a variety of different projects, you can feel a bit of that Disney magic.

Ben McKenzie Talks GOTHAM, Why He’s Not Wearing the Jim Gordon Moustache, Favorite Batman Villains, and More

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One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season is the Fox drama series Gotham.  From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) and with a beautifully cinematic pilot directed by Danny Cannon (the CSI franchise, Nikita), it is the origin story for a number of the characters in the Batman universe, including Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler and Poison Ivy, as it shows what made them the formidable adversaries that they eventually become.  At its core, it is the story of Detective James Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and it chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.

During this recent interview to promote the new show, actor Ben McKenzie talked about how he got involved with Gotham, how being a law officer in the city of Gotham compares to the L.A. ‘hood of Southland, why they opted not to go with the Jim Gordon moustache, how much of the stunt work he does himself, his favorite Batman villains, whether any of the non-human villains might appear, his favorite storyline so far, the show’s powerful female characters, the initial acting challenges with the role, and why comic book movies and TV shows are so popular.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Andre Braugher Talks BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 2, Perfecting the Art of the Straight Man, Feeling Reinvigorated by the Series, and More

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From Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the hit Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows talented-but-carefree Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), by-the-book Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), and their precinct colleagues. While based in the workplace, the ensemble series focuses on the men and women behind the badge.

During this recent interview to promote the return the show’s sophomore season, actor Andre Braugher talked about what he’s most excited about with Season 2, working with guest star Kyra Sedgwick, what initially drew him to the show and character, whether the atmosphere on set has changed at all, what he’s enjoyed most about being a part of the show, playing the straight man, and whether he might direct an episode.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

André Benjamin Talks JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE, His First Exposure to Hendrix’s Music, Playing Guitar Left-Handed, His Experience with Fame, and More

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From writer/director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), the indie biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side covers the year from 1966 to 1967, when Jimi Hendrix (with a memorable and magnetic performance from OutKast’s André Benjamin) was an unknown back-up guitarist making his mark on London’s music scene.  It’s an intimate portrait that shows the sensitive and complex man behind the rock legend.

During a conference at the film’s press day, André Benjamin talked about what he hopes audiences will take away from this film, his own experience with fame, his first exposure to Jimi Hendrix’s music, what most surprised him about the man behind the performer, having to play guitar with his left hand for the film, working with his female co-stars Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell, how he found his performance, and whether he even considers himself an actor.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Annaleigh Ashford Talks MASTERS OF SEX Season 2, How Her Character Grew from the Pilot, Working with Sarah Silverman, and More

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On the hit Showtime series Masters of Sex, actress Annaleigh Ashford gives a pitch perfect performance as Betty Dimello, a brash prostitute with a frank understanding of her own sexuality, who married a rich man (Greg Grunberg) to get her out of the life she was leading.  From the beginning of Dr. Masters’ (Michael Sheen) sex study, Betty allowed him to observe her and the other girls in her brothel, becoming both a friend to Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) and one of the few women who keeps Masters in line.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Annaleigh Ashford talked about how she came to be a part of this show, learning about Betty as she got each script, her reaction to learning the real history between Betty and her husband, working with such a talented cast, getting into the headspace of a woman like this, in this time period, what a treat it is to play someone who unabashedly tells it like it is, that she would ultimately love to see Betty happy, working with such high caliber directors, and how socially relevant many of the show’s plot points still are today.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Kevin Durand Talks THE STRAIN, What Fans Can Expect from the Remaining Episodes, How Season 1 Wraps Up, and More

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From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain tells the story of an epic battle for survival between man and vampire.  When Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak that is eerily similar to an ancient and evil strain of vampirism, they quickly realize that they are waging war for the fate of humanity itself.  The show also stars David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Kevin Durand, Miguel Gomez, Natalie Brown and Jack Kesy.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Kevin Durand talked about how he came to be a part of The Strain, what attracted him to the project, understanding who Vasiliy Fet is, how become a part of a team has changed things for him, whether he has any guilt or regret for his actions, what fans can expect from the rest of the season, and how satisfied he is with the way things wrap up this season.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel Talk BONES Season 10, the Addition of New Characters, the Upcoming 200th Episode, and How Long the Show Will Continue

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This season of Bones is the hit Fox series’ 10th, which is a milestone most shows will never achieve, let alone do so while still feeling fresh and like there’s so much further to go.  After the events of Season 9, there will be huge ramifications that everyone will be dealing with, testing Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) more than ever before.

During this recent interview to promote the show’s return, actors/producers David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel talked about how Booth and Brennan will be dealing with Booth being in jail, how long they see the show continuing for, how they’re feeling about where the show is at now, the addition of new characters, their upcoming 200th episode, and how the relationship between Booth and Brennan will continue to evolve.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Danica McKellar, Olivia d’Abo and Alley Mills Talk THE WONDER YEARS, How the Show Impacted Their Lives, and the 23 Hours of Bonus Features on the DVD

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Never before released on DVD, The Wonder Years captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late ‘60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage).  The cast recently got together for a reunion, which was taped to be included in the over 23 hours of exclusive bonus features on the six season, 26-disc, 115-episode box set.

During this recent interview to discuss The Wonder Years and what their time on it meant to them, co-stars Danica McKellar (“Winnie Cooper”), Olivia d’Abo (“Karen Arnold”) and Alley Mills (“Norma Arnold”) talked about how important the time period was to the show, how much they’ve missed these characters, why this was a life-changing job for them, why they think the show has had a sustaining popularity, what they learned about themselves from having been a part of the show, the bonus features on the DVD, and how time has affected their perspective of their time on the show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Liv Tyler Talks SPACE STATION 76, Working With Director Jack Plotnick, Shooting THE LEFTOVERS, and Her Hopes for Season 2

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From co-writer/director Jack Plotnick, the quirky indie film Space Station 76 tells the story of Omega 76′s new assistant captain Jessica Marlowe (Liv Tyler), whose arrival inadvertently creates tension among everyone at the space station.  Jessica’s intelligence and unwavering focus on her work confuses the Captain (Patrick Wilson) and upsets Misty (Marisa Coughlan), especially as it becomes clear that her husband Ted (Matt Bomer) and daughter Sunshine (Kylie Rogers) are finding themselves drawn to Jessica.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Liv Tyler talked about how she came to be a part of Space Station 76, why she wanted to work with Jack Plotnick, the visual style of the film, how her character ends up at this space station and in the position that she’s in, how much she adores Matt Bomer, shooting at a former porn studio, and being able to add to her character’s wardrobe from her own closet.  She also talked about what drew her to the HBO series The Leftovers, getting the next script just a couple of days before they’d shoot the episode, and learning to act on impulse.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

John Noble Talks SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2, What His Character Has Been Doing, Getting to Play Multi-Layered Characters, and More

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After its shocking Season 1 finale, the hit Fox drama series Sleepy Hollow is back for Season 2, with all-new crazy and wild adventures, as the heroic duo of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) must again fend off the forces of evil to save not only their town, but the world.  Henry Parish (John Noble) was the only one who came away from the events of last season unscathed, as Ichabod was buried alive in a coffin, Abbie was trapped in purgatory, Ichabod’s wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), was kidnapped by the Headless Horseman, Capt. Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) was behind bars for a murder he did not commit, and Abbie’s sister, Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood), was among the wreckage of a horrific car crash.  Obviously, there wouldn’t be a show anymore if that meant the end for all of those characters, so the fun will be in seeing how they make it out of those precarious situations.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor John Noble (who gives a fantastically stand-out performance as Henry Parish, aka the Horseman of War) talked about how lucky he feels to play such complex and multi-layered characters, what attracted him to Sleepy Hollow, that he knew his character’s arc before he started last season, so that he could lay in little hints along the way, always focusing on the human aspect and the family, what fans can expect from Season 2, what Henry has been up to since we saw him get his revenge, and whether it’s possible for his character to ever find some redemption.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Showrunner Bruno Heller Talks GOTHAM, Avoiding a “Villain of the Week” Format, How the Films Impacted Their Approach to the Show, and More

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One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season is the Fox drama series Gotham.  From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome) and with a beautifully cinematic pilot directed by Danny Cannon (the CSI franchise, Nikita), it is the origin story for a number of the characters in the Batman universe, including Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler and Poison Ivy, as it shows what made them the formidable adversaries that they eventually become.  At its core, it is the story of Detective James Gordon’s (Benjamin McKenzie) rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and it chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.

During this recent interview to promote the show’s September 22nd premiere, showrunner Bruno Heller talked about not doing a villain-of-the-week format, how much the city of Gotham shapes the story that they’re telling, where they drew inspiration from, how the previous DC films and movies have impacted the way they’re approaching this show, figuring out just how closely they’re going to stick to the comics, and leading these characters to their eventual destiny.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Katie Cassidy Talks THE SCRIBBLER, Fighting for the Role, Tattoos and Piercings, ARROW Season 3, and More

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Based on the graphic novel of the same name, The Scribbler follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman who is confronting her destructive mental illness by using an experimental method, called The Siamese Burn, that’s designed to eliminate multiple personalities.  Surrounded by a colorful cast of characters who keep ending up dead, Suki begins to wonder just which personality might turn out to be her.  Directed by John Suits, the film also stars Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Imperioli, Gina Gershon, Eliza Dushku, Billy Campbell and Sasha Grey.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Katie Cassidy talked about how she fought for this role, how hands-on the development of the character was, how much the tattoos and piercings helped her become Suki, that she wanted to burn the wig when she was done with the shoot, working in Linda Vista Community Hospital, which is said to be haunted, the most challenging aspect of the shoot, and how much fun it was to fight Michelle Trachtenberg.  She also talked about finally getting let in on the big secret on Arrow, and how great it is to be a part of the bigger story now.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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