Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dollhouse - Total SciFi: Eliza Dushku Interview

At Total SciFi:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted on Tuesday 03 February 2009

Eliza Dushku: Echo in the House

“Welcome to our Dollhouse!” Eliza Dushku beams. She’s speaking about the elaborate set for Joss Whedon’s new drama about a mysterious agency that hires out people with specially-tailored personalities - including Dushku’s character Echo. The Dollhouse set itself is elegant and multi-layered, with a variety of interconnecting spaces that make it easy for cameras to slide through. The actress took time out to tell Abbie Bernstein more about the show.

... So, to sum up, how would you describe your experience of working on Dollhouse with Joss Whedon?
It’s one day at a time. We have an awesome team of writers. People are excited. My confidence and my enthusiasm and my excitement have only gotten more fierce. It’s like a dream to be working with someone who has such a serious soul and such as serious voice, and he knows what he is saying and what he is creating and how important and how relevant it is.

And Joss is a liberated, clever guy. He wants people to think that he is super-cynical, but he is not at all. He has this view of the world that I feel is so extraordinary, because nothing is black and white. He can play in that grey area and with good versus evil so spectacularly that every script and every piece of material that I get from him is a joy.

Dollhouse begins airing on Fox on February 13 2009.

The Closer - Video: Corey Reynolds Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - The Closer: Corey Reynolds


Hollywood 411's Madison Michele enjoys quality time with THE CLOSER star Corey Reynolds, who lets us know what this season has in store for him, Kyra Sedgwick and the rest of the cast!

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Third Dimension - 3-D Version'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Third Dimension - 3-D Version,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin and Adam Baldwin. Guest stars include Mark Christopher Lawrence, Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Jerome Bettis, Bonita Friedericy, Nicholas Guilak and Dominic Monaghan.

When Chuck is left unattended with Tyler, the party animal rocker convinces Chuck to go out on the town, which only ends in a night of trouble.

Stargate: Universe - GateWorld: Brian J. Smith Audio Interview

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Brian J. Smith

This past January saw the announcement of numerous cast members who will feature in Stargate Universe, the third television series based on the 1994 hit film! Among the names was 27-year-old Brian J. Smith, slated to play Lieutenant Matthew Scott in the new show.

GateWorld's David Read got on the telephone with Brian for a unique interview. Our mission was not to get any insider scoop on the upcoming TV series, but to get to know the actor before he gets to know his character. The result is an interesting insight into one of Stargate's future faces.

Brian tells us about growing up in Texas, living in the Big Apple, and the excitement of getting cast in Universe. We also discuss fans loyal to Stargate Atlantis, and get his feelings about working with the likes of Robert Carlyle.

GateWorld's interview with Brian J. Smith runs about 35 minutes. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe now to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed below.

A brief excerpt:

GW: How did this audition process come about? You told me some of it beforehand but let's hear it again. Did you send in a tape? Were you in front of a casting director? How did this come about?
BS: My agent and my manager both have a really good relationship with this guy, Paul Weber, I'm pretty sure he was responsible for helping find the series regulars. They have a really good relationship with him. They got a cast breakdown and decided "Hey, let's put Brian on tape. He might be good for," at the time, I believe the character was Nash.

So we put him on tape, and I think there's even some sides form a Stargate Atlantis script because they didn't have the complete script yet. I don't even know what characters they were. But they had us read a scene from there. I'm going about my business.

I think at that point I had just finished a show here in New York called "Three Changes." It was a Nicky Silver play which was such a trip. He's, like, my favorite writer. And at this time I was bartending. I was like, "Oh, jeez, what's coming up next? There's nothing on the horizon." And we started getting some nibbles from Paul. Paul was like, "He's right for this role. He's great." So he'd send me more scenes. We'd put those on tape, and send it back.

The producers were "Wow, cool." And then before you knew it I was on a plane my way out to LA for the screen test, and the rest is history! [Laughter]

Battlestar Galactica - Galactica Tour

At SciFi.com's Battlestar Galactica section:


Did you ever want to walk the halls of the Galactica?

Well now's your chance!

Take the virtual tour of the best battlestar ever built—the Galactica. Explore all the areas you've seen in the show, like the CIC where the Admiral dodges Cylon invasion by commanding impromptu fleet jumps, and navigating pilots to safety during battle. Or take a deeper look inside of the Pilot Ready Room, as they get tactics on takedowns for ensuing wars.

Tired from all the action? Adama's quarters are just one click away. Step inside the space where the "old man" makes gut wrenching decisions about the survival of humanity. But the journey doesn't end there–more views of the Galactica await you.

Enjoy your tour of the battlestar and be sure to knock before entering.