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.

Kathleen Turner Talks DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Working with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Which One of Her Past Characters Deserves a Sequel 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.

During a conference at the film’s press day, actress Kathleen Turner (who plays Fraida Felcher, Harry’s ex-girlfriend and the key to finding his long-lost daughter) talked about which of her own films she’d love to do a sequel for, whether she was a fan of the Farrelly brothers’ previous work, how she felt about her look in the film, the type of roles that attract her, the different ways that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels work, the hardest scene for her to get through without laughing, and the advice that she’d give to young actresses looking for longevity in the industry.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Isaiah Washington Talks THE 100, Jaha’s Journey, Where He Goes from Here, What Might Happen When He Runs into Those Who Left the Ark and More

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The CW drama series The 100 proved in its first season that it’s dark, unpredictable and not afraid to go there.  Now in Season 2, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) is frantically trying to make sense of the people at Mount Weather, while the fate of many of The 100 who came to earth from the Ark is still unknown to her.  Meanwhile, the survivors of the Ark have to face physical and moral dilemmas in this dangerous new world, and Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington) must figure out what to do with no one left to lead.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, which recently took place at The CW offices, actor Isaiah Washington talked about how unexpected his character’s journey has been, that he’s still blind to where things are going but that he also doesn’t want to know, what it’s like for Jaha to not have anyone to lead, where he goes from here, and what might happen when he meets up with those who left the Ark.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

J.R. Ramirez Talks ARROW Season 3, Joining the Show Without Knowing What Role He Was Playing, Working with Katie Cassidy, Starz’s POWER, 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 6, entitled “Guilty,” a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym and Ted Grant (J.R. Ramirez) is the main suspect, leading Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to argue over Ted’s innocence.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor J.R. Ramirez (who also plays Julio on the Starz drama series Power) talked about not knowing exactly what role he’d be playing until he got hired, who Ted Grant (aka Wildcat) really is, why he loves having people under-estimate him, the similarities he sees in Laurel, how much fun he has working with Katie Cassidy, how big this next episode is for his character, having a run-in with the Arrow, and how grateful he is to have the challenge of developing and exploring two very different characters on two different shows.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Joel McHale Talks A MERRY FRIGGIN CHRISTMAS, Working with Robin Williams, COMMUNITY Season 6, Moving the Show to Yahoo and More

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The family comedy A Merry Friggin Christmas follows Boyd (Joel McHale) who, along with his family, is forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents’ house with his eccentric father (Robin Williams) that he has been avoiding for years.  But when he realizes that he left his son’s gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise and save Christmas.  The film also stars Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Clark Duke and Oliver Platt.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Joel McHale talked about being a part of telling this father-son story, why the holidays seem to bring out the worst in families, and his fondest memories of working with Robin Williams.  He also talked about how it feels to be doing Season 6 of Community for Yahoo, returning to work on November 17th with a bigger budget, and that they didn’t get picked up until the last day of their contract, along with why he decided to renew his contract hosting The Soup through 2016.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Clancy Brown Talks THE FLASH, Playing The General, Not Seeing His Character as a Villain, His Interest In Plastique, 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 having made its debut to huge ratings, Barry is now getting 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 phone interview with Collider, to discuss Episode 5, called “Plastique,” actor Clancy Brown talked about why he wanted to play General Wade Eiling (aka The General), having fun being a part of such popcorn entertainment, why it’s important to bring in the military element, why Plastique (Kelly Frye) is of such interest to him, working with S.T.A.R. Labs, not seeing his character as a villain, what his character’s true motivations might be, and not knowing where his arc is going but being okay with that.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Talk DUMB AND DUMBER TO, How Carrey Made the Sequel Happen, the Fan Appeal, Returning to the Characters, 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.

During a conference at the film’s press day, co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels talked about catching up with Lloyd and Harry, 20 years later, that this sequel was really fan-driven, getting back into the mind-set of these characters, why these characters are special, working with Kathleen Turner, and where these characters might be in another 20 years.  Jim Carrey also talked about which other movie he would have liked to have done a sequel for.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Tom Hughes and Creator Toby Whithouse Talk THE GAME, Research on 1970s Espionage, Story Structure, Where Season 2 Will Go, and More

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The drama series The Game is about a complex invisible war being fought by skilled spies who are trained in the high stakes world of covert espionage.  In 1972 London, a dangerous and deadly Soviet plot has been designed to bring Britain to its knees, and MI5 agent and undercover expert Joe Lambe (Tom Hughes) must track down Soviet sleeper agents, one by one, before they carry out their plan.  Created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), the six-part thriller also stars Brian Cox, Paul Ritter, Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Aris, Shaun Dooley, Chloe Pirrie, Marcel Iuers, Jevgenij Sitochin and Zana Marjanovic.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producer Toby Whithouse talked about how the idea for this show came about, how much research he did to make this feel accurate, writing characters that are implying and suggesting instead of stating, that this story demands attention, how amazing it was to see this cast bring these characters to life, and how he already knows where Season 2 will go, while actor Tom Hughes talked about what most appealed to him about this project, why he’s been waiting for a role like this, what he loved about the story structure, and how much fun he had working with Brian Cox.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Gavin Rossdale Talks HAWAII FIVE-0, Guest Starring on the 100th Episode, Shooting in Hawaii, Other Shows He’s Love to Do, and More

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Reaching the 100th episode of any TV series is a huge milestone, and the CBS drama series Hawaii Five-0, currently in its fifth season, is doing so on November 7th.  In the episode entitled “Inā Paha,” Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) is kidnapped by Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos), and he experiences what would have happened to the team, if they had taken a very different path.  William Sadler returns as McGarrett’s father, and singer/musician Gavin Rossdale guest stars as the nefarious Johnny Moreau.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Gavin Rossdale talked about how he came to be a part of the 100th episode of Hawaii Five-0, the biggest challenges in playing this role, how gracious everyone was in making him feel welcome, the possibility of future episodes, shooting somewhere as beautiful as Hawaii, which other shows he’d love to do an episode of, and the type of roles he’d like to do, in the future.  He also talked about the most recent Bush album, Man on the Run, being more focused on art over commerce, the journey that led him back to the band, finding a balance between work and family, and why he loves playing live shows on the road.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Frank Grillo Talks KINGDOM, the Shorter Season, His Aggressive Character, Future Marvel Appearances as Crossbones, and More

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The highly compelling, 10-episode DirecTV drama series Kingdom is a visceral family saga that takes place in Venice, California against the backdrop of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) subculture.  Former MMA legend and gym owner Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) is so focused on turning his youngest son, Nate (Nick Jonas), into the prized fighter that his oldest son, Jay (Jonathan Tucker), was too unfocused and unpredictable to become.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Frank Grillo talked about what attracted him to the world of Kingdom, why he loves doing a shorter season that’s more like a 10-hour film, Alvey’s place in this world, playing such an aggressive character, Alvey’s relationship with his sons, and working with such a talented cast.  He also talked about the fact that he couldn’t be happier with his career right now, and how much he’s looking forward to exploring his Captain America character (Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones) more deeply in future films.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Anna Faris Talks MOM Season 2, Her Love for Allison Janney, the CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS TV Show, and More

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Now in its second season, the CBS comedy series Mom is an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love and dysfunction.  Single mom Christy (Anna Faris) has been sober for a year now, and is still struggling to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls.  Testing her sobriety on a daily basis is her formerly estranged mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), who is now back in Christy’s life and eager to share insights into her daughter’s many mistakes.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Anna Faris talked about what it was like to return for Season 2, how much she’s enjoyed sharing this experience with Allison Janney, learning the world of a multi-cam series, what’s most surprised her about the journey that she’s taken with this character, the fun of dream sequences, and what’s still to come for Christy and her loving but dysfunctional family.  She also talked about how awesome it would be, if they could find a way for her character to be a part of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series that’s being developed, developing a comedy called Vacation Friends that she hopes to shoot with her husband, Chris Pratt, next summer, and why she’s interested in playing characters who are messes and losers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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