Jesse L. Martin Talks THE FLASH, His Excitement After Reading the First Script, How Much He Knew About the Property, the Suit, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.  With The Flash now making its debut, he’ll get his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jesse L. Martin (who plays Barry Allen’s surrogate father, Detective Joe West) talked about which of his friends is the most excited about him being a part of The Flash, his insistence on reading the script before agreeing to the role, that his prior knowledge of The Flash ended with knowing he was a guy who could run really fast (oh, and having the underoos, as a kid), what he thought of the suit the first time he saw it, how excited he is to learn what comes next with each script, the dynamic of Joe’s relationship with Barry, and getting to work with John Wesley Shipp, the original Flash who now plays Barry’s father.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall Talk THE JUDGE, Combining Humor with Drama, the Differences in Their Approach, Billy Bob Thornton, and More

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From director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), The Judge tells the story of big city defense attorney Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.), who returns to his hometown only to find that his estranged father, the town’s esteemed judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder.  Hanks sets out to discover the truth and help his family, but no one in town wants to make it easy for him.  The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Balthazar Getty and David Krumholtz.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall talked about putting together this cast, why this was the first Team Downey film, finding the highs and lows of character, what it was like on their first day together, what surprised them about working with each other, why Billy Bob Thornton is the real deal, adding humor to the intense drama, and the talk come awards season.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner Talk ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, Working with Dick Van Dyke & Miguel Arteta, More

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Based on the classic children’s book of the same name, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible day of his young life.  But then, things get even worse and Alexander finds himself watching his upbeat parents (Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell), older brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey), and even the little baby of the family (Zoey and Elise Vargas) going through a string of events so terrible that they make up the baddest of very bad days.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner talked about having input into the character’s family life, why Miguel Arteta was the right director for this job, working with Dick Van Dyke, encouraging your kids to have the whole range of emotions, having a very bad day during filming, what they hope families get out of this movie, and how they hope this film brings more live-action family films.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Camren Bicondova Talks GOTHAM, the Audition Process, Becoming Part of the DC Universe, Delving into the Origins of Catwoman, and More

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From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), Gotham 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 exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Camren Bicondova (who plays Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman) talked about what it means to her to get to be a part of the DC universe, not even knowing which role she was up for when she was auditioning, how special she feels to get to explore a side of the iconic character that we haven’t gotten to see yet, focusing on just the Selina Kyle aspect of the character, at this point, why Selina is so interested in Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), working with the different cats, Selina’s relationship with Jim Gordon, and that what she finds most fun about playing this character is also the biggest challenge.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Co-Executive Producer Michael Narducci Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, Original Family Flashbacks, Future VAMPIRE DIARIES Crossovers, and More

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On Season 2 of The CW drama series The Originals, the newly empowered werewolves are controlling the city, leaving the vampires in a very dangerous position.  Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) have vowed to make New Orleans a safe home for their daughter, Hope, but they also have their own inner demons to battle, as she adjusts to life as a hybrid and he finds himself regularly weakened as the werewolves use the moonlight rings forged in his blood.  And if they survive all of that, there is still plenty of unfinished Original family business to contend with.

During this recent interview to discuss the new season, co-executive producer Michael Narducci talked about what fans can expect from the overall story for The Originals Season 2, getting to learn more about the Original family through flashbacks, what Davina (Danielle Campbell) is up to, a possible love interest for Josh (Steven Krueger), where things are at for Hayley and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), learning more about Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) background, where Cami (Leah Pipes) fits in, Nina Dobrev’s flashback appearance as Tatia, possible future cross-overs with The Vampire Diaries, and whether anyone will come to suspect that baby Hope is not actually dead.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

David Bradley Talks THE STRAIN, Replacing John Hurt, The Master, Getting to Play a Hero After GAME OF THRONES, and More

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From filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and showrunner Carlton Cuse, The Strain was one of the most entertaining shows of the summer, telling 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 David Bradley (who plays Abraham Setrakian, a man of few words who never leaves home without an arsenal and a bad-ass sword that’s perfect for vampire beheadings) talked about how he never could have imagined becoming a bad-ass action hero at this stage in his career, being thrown right into this role on the first day, Setrakian’s relationship with Ephraim versus Vasiliy Fet, how much he’s enjoyed the dynamic between Setrakian and Eichhorst, just how awesome it is to get to wield that sword, and how appreciative he is to have so many fandoms (from Harry Potter to Doctor Who to Game of Thrones) aware of his work now.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Devin Kelley Talks RESURRECTION Season 2, Her Initial Doubts About the Series, the Most Surprising Story Twist, and More

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On the ABC drama series Resurrection, now in its second season, the people of Arcadia, Missouri have been forever changed, after the sudden reappearance of their deceased loved ones.  The daughter of the local Sheriff (Matt Craven) and the niece of Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Langston (Frances Fisher), whose son Jacob (Landon Gimenez) died over 30 years ago, Dr. Maggie Langston (Devin Kelley) has teamed up with Agent Bellamy (Omar Epps) to get to the bottom of this mysterious phenomenon.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Devin Kelley talked about how she came to be a part of Resurrection, her initial doubts about the series, why she’s thankful not to have all of the answers yet, having the best of all genres in one package, the most surprising story twist, where Maggie is at with things this season, when Maggie might learn about what’s going on with Bellamy, her grandmother’s secrets, Maggie’s personal journey, getting to explore all sides of the character, and how she might react if one of her own loved ones suddenly reappeared.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Madchen Amick Talks WITCHES OF EAST END Season 2 Finale, the Satisfying and Shocking Final Two Hours, Favorite Scenes to Shoot, and More

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The Lifetime drama series Witches of East End is inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel that centers on the Beauchamp family, a multi-generational family of witches.  After discovering that they are witches with ancient magical powers, and learning how to cultivate their craft with the help of their mother Joanna (Julia Ormond) and aunt Wendy (Madchen Amick), Beauchamp sisters Ingrid (Rachel Boston) and Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) had to deal with threats from within their own family that they never could have seen coming.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Madchen Amick talked about the amazing final two hours of Witches of East End Season 2, that the finale will be both satisfying and shocking, how satisfied she was with Wendy’s personal journey this season, what it’s been like to work with this group of women over the last two seasons, what she’d still like to see from Wendy, which former Twin Peaks co-star she’d love to see on the show (and in what type of role), having the threats be much more personal and close to home this season, filming that gut-wrenching moment, and the scenes that are her favorite to shoot.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Executive Producer Dave Filoni Talks STAR WARS REBELS, the Game Plan for the Show, Easter Eggs, Advances in Animation, and More

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The new Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with exciting, action-packed adventures that take place between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV. During a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is gaining power and Imperial forces are ruining lives, the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost – including cowboy Jedi Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), ace pilot Hera (Vanessa Marshall), street-smart teenager Ezra (Taylor Gray), the tough guy Zeb (Steve Blum), the warrior Sabine (Tiya Sircar) and cantankerous old droid Chopper – is brave enough to stand against the Empire, face new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

At the show’s press day, executive producer/supervising director/diehard Star Wars fan Dave Filoni spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how exciting it is to be a part of continuing the stories of the Star Wars universe, why the movies and television shows are always considered canon, how the story and ideas for Rebels changed and evolved, the game plan for the show, whether fans of Rebels will have a different reaction to the show after seeing Episode VII and the spin-offs before the re-watch the series, incorporating Easter eggs, and how the advances in animation technology benefit what they can do now.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Producer Marc Guggenheim Talks ARROW Season 3, the H.I.V.E. Storyline, New Villains, THE FLASH Crossover, and More

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In what has become typical Arrow fashion, the action is big and the personal drama is even bigger.  When the show returns to The CW on October 8th, crime in Starling City is at an all-time low, thanks to the Arrow (Stephen Amell) and his team, and Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen.  But of course, that doesn’t last long, and Team Arrow will face new villains and still be feeling the ramifications of the events of last season.

During this recent interview to talk about what’s to come for Season 3, executive producer Marc Guggenheim talked about how this season’s premiere is a good jumping on point for new viewers, that they already have the whole season planned out, Oliver and Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) first date and first kiss, what Ray Palmer is planning, whether he might ever shrink himself and wear a costume, what Brandon Routh brings to the show, the exploration of the theme of identity, Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) as part of Team Arrow, what Thea (Willa Holland) has been up to, when the H.I.V.E. storyline might reappear, and the cross-over with Arrow and The Flash.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Rachel Boston Talks WITCHES OF EAST END, the Season 2 Finale, the Season’s Most Shocking Moment, and More

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The Lifetime drama series Witches of East End is inspired by Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel that centers on the Beauchamp family, a multi-generational family of witches.  After discovering that they are witches with ancient magical powers, and learning how to cultivate their craft with the help of their mother Joanna (Julia Ormond) and aunt Wendy (Madchen Amick), Beauchamp sisters Ingrid (Rachel Boston) and Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) had to deal with threats from within their own family that they never could have seen coming.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Rachel Boston talked about the amazing final two hours of Season 2, that the women will really have to band together to protect each other, how blessed she feels to have been given such great material to play on the show, this season’s most shocking moment, what she’d still like to see for Ingrid, what being a part of this show and this cast has meant to her, the threats from within, seeing her character unexpectedly mated to a blue creature, and the newly formed bond between Ingrid and Dash (Eric Winter).  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.

Showrunner Stephen Nathan Talks BONES Season 10, Losing a Major Character, and Plans for the 200th Episode

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The current season of the hit Fox series Bones is its 10th, which is a milestone that most shows will never achieve, let alone do so while still feeling fresh and like there’s still so much further to go.  After the events of Season 9, there are 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 discuss the current direction the show is headed in, showrunner/executive producer Stephen Nathan talked about the affects of losing a major character this season, that a show has to change and evolve, plans for the 200th episode, the developing dynamic between Booth and James Aubrey, and the rotating cast of Squints.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Cristin Milioti Talks A TO Z, Playing a Realistic Love Story, Getting the First Kiss Just Right, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Ending, and More

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The new NBC comedy series A to Z tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti), and all that has happened from the day that they met.  Andrew is a romantic who dreams of finding “the one,” while Zelda is a no-nonsense business woman who prefers to be her own person.  But despite their differences, when the two polar opposites meet, sparks fly and they begin to explore how much more could be between them.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Cristin Milioti talked about how she got involved with A to Z, the testing process with various actors for the role of Andrew, playing a realistic love story, living up to romantic ideals, the importance of getting the first kiss just right, and what viewers can expect from the season.  She also talked about her experience on How I Met Your Mother, how warmly she was welcomed when she joined the show, and that she fully expected the series ending to be as polarizing as it’s become.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

BEAST ASTRAY: An Art Exhibit Inspired by Joe Hahn’s Motion Picture MALL; Check Out Over 70 Images from the Event

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The trippy and intense indie flick Mall, the feature directorial debut of Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, examines a group of disaffected suburbanites who find themselves at a shopping mall in the midst of a seemingly random shooting.  In theaters and on VOD on October 17th, and with a script co-written by Vincent D’Onofrio, who also acts in the film, it stars Cameron Monaghan, Gina Gershon, Peter Stormare and James Frecheville.

To celebrate the release of the film, Joe Hahn also conceived and curated an exhibit of artwork inspired by the film, called Beast Astray, which can now be seen through October 5th at the Known Gallery (441 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles), and Collider was invited to check it out.  Hit the jump to check out our photos of the artwork, and check back closer to the film’s release for our exclusive interview with the musician/filmmaker.

Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q Talk STALKER, Their Characters, Going to the Dark Side, and More From the Show’s Set

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The new CBS drama series Stalker is a psychological thriller about detectives who investigate stalking incidents, including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation.  Lt. Beth Davis (Maggie Q) is strong, focused and an expert in the field, driven by her own traumatic personal experience as a victim. When Detective Jack Larsen (Dylan McDermott) transfers to the Unit from New York City’s homicide division, his strong personality and questionable behavior may actually prove to be a valuable asset in this line of work.

The show shoots at Warner Bros. Studios, on a set that’s raised up off of the ground to simulate an upper floor in a high-rise building where the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD is located, and Collider was invited, along with a handful of other press, to check it all out and chat with the series stars.  During the interview, co-stars Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott talked about playing the darker sides to their characters, getting to learn about these characters outside of their cases, the dynamic between Beth and Jack, how the show gets under your skin, Jack’s ambitions, Beth’s concern about Jack, how the physical demands of Stalker compares to Nikita, and keeping a mix of male and female victims.  Check out what the had to say after the jump.

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