Jamie Bell’s 5 Minutes With WP; Craig Silverstein Tells Variety About Real Washington

turn-episode-202-abe-bell-redcoat-325This week, The Washington Post has five minutes with Jamie Bell, while Craig Silverstein talks to Variety about George Washington. Plus, Entertainment Weekly gets Owain Yeoman’s take on playing Benedict Arnold. Read on for more:

The Washington Post spends five minutes with Jamie Bell and discovers he would do “terribly” as a spy because “as soon as I see any authority figure, like law enforcement…I feel like I’ve done something wrong. And I look guilty. I think I have a guilty face.”

• Craig Silverstein tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” about depicting George Washington in TURN: Washington’s Spies and how “the real Washington, the Washington that we’ve looked at, it’s too good to be true. Are we ready to see the real man beneath the face on the dollar bill?”

• Owain Yeoman, Benedict Arnold’s portrayer, says to Entertainment Weekly that “maybe we haven’t considered all of the things that made him famous before he was infamous. And if we can celebrate his good side, then seeing his demise is that much more powerful.”
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Jessica Paré Talks Megan, Don & Million Bucks; Elizabeth Reaser Speaks to Diana’s Mystery

mad-men-episode-709-megan-pare-don-hamm-325This week, Jessica Paré talks about Megan, Don and the million-dollar check, while Elizabeth Reaser speaks to the mystery of Diana. Plus, Variety interviews Michael Uppendahl about directing this week’s episode, “New Business.” Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter interviews Jessica Paré, who calls Megan “a different kind of character. Certainly in the context of the show there’s a lot of cynicism, a lot of pessimism and narcissistic behavior in so many of the characters. She’s kind of a light in a darker landscape.”

• Jessica Paré shares with Vulture that the scene with Megan, Don and the check was “cathartic. Every scene in this final chunk of episodes consistently felt like we were saying good-bye. Megan said something people had been hoping she would say, or see, anyway, for a while.”

Yahoo TV learns from Jessica Paré that Megan and Don’s rift may have “started when Megan decides to go back to acting and give up copywriting [in Season 5’s "Lady Lazarus"]. They were like a dream team. And she gives it up because it’s not her passion.”
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Mashable Posts Exclusive Season 2 Photo; Movie Tech Geeks Spotlights DVD Extra

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-106-joe-pace-3-325This week, Mashable posts an exclusive Season 2 photo, while Movie Tech Geeks features a Season 1 DVD extra. Plus, Halt and Catch Fire is part of eOne’s MIPTV media event lineup this month. Read on for more:

Mashable debuts a Season 2 photo and predicts the new season “is going to be pure chaos.”

Movie TV Tech Geeks spotlights a feature from the Season 1 DVD, available May 5, that discusses the show’s Easter eggs, which are all based on real-life experiences, while Boom Howdy takes a look at another DVD extra, about how the creators and cast “recreated the early 80s Dallas tech scene for the show.”

WorldScreen.com reports that Season 2 will be part of Entertainment One Television’s lineup at MIPTV in Cannes later this month.

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Bob Odenkirk Teases Season 2; Peter Gould Talks Jimmy’s Journey With Vancouver Sun

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Bob Odenkirk teases Season 2 to TV Insider, while Peter Gould discusses Jimmy’s journey with The Vancouver Sun. Plus, Better Call Saul triumphs as the best-rated new cable series of the season. Read on for more:

• Teasing Season 2 to TV Insider, Bob Odenkirk says, “I think Jimmy’s got some ups coming his way and some good times, which could be fun to watch. I think the journey he’s on is an extended one and has a lot of ups and downs…”

• Peter Gould tells The Vancouver Sun, “The road to Saul Goodman is much more convoluted and filled with a lot more pain and a lot more energy than we thought it would be. And in some ways we’re realizing now that it’s a tragedy.”

• “The intention was to introduce a character that — he is a tough guy, he is in that drug world — but he’s a little bit more thoughtful. He’s the bad guy you can talk to,” Peter Gould explains to TheWrap about Nacho.
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Robert Kirkman Gives Season 6 Clues; Emily Compares Beth to her The Flash Character

the-walking-dead-episode-509-beth-kinney-325This week, Robert Kirkman teases Rick and Morgan in Season 6, while Greg Nicotero is interviewed by Empire‘s podcast. Plus, Emily Kinney tells The Hollywood Reporter about the difference between playing Beth and her The Flash character. Read on for more:

• According to TheWrap, Robert Kirkman teases that Rick and Morgan’s reunion will be “the spine of Season 6,” adding there’s “questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions…”

• Greg Nicotero, speaking with the Empire podcast, says, “The thing about The Walking Dead now is that we’ve all been in the trenches so hard together and so long that we would take a bullet for each other, so I think that camaraderie and that dedication and devotion to the show starts with Scott Gimple and goes all the way through.”

• Emily Kinney, interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, compares Beth with her new role on The Flash, saying, “On The Flash they’re always trying to fix my hair and make me pretty, while on Walking Dead they go, ‘oh good, you look worse!’”
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Tim Guinee Upped to Series Regular; Hell Wins Western Heritage Award

hell-on-wheels-season-5-cullen-mount-325This week, Tim Guinee is promoted to a series regular. Plus, a Season 4 episode wins a Western Heritage Award. Read on for more:

Deadline reports that Tim Guinee has been promoted to a series regular for the fifth and final season.

• According to NewsOK, Season 4′s “Return to Hell” won the Western Heritage Award from Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for Outstanding Fictional Drama.

• The Columbia (Tenn.) Daily Herald writes about Rick Clark, the Hell on Wheels music supervisor, and his musical influences.

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Digital Spy Excited About Anna Gunn Criminal Minds Spinoff; RJ Mitte’s DJ Career

breaking-bad-episode-512-skyler-gunn-325This week, Digital Spy is excited about this week’s Criminal Minds spinoff with Anna Gunn, while RJ Mitte discusses his DJ career with the New York Post. Plus, Vulture looks at how Better Call Saul informs Breaking Bad. Read on for more:

Digital Spy highlights TV’s most exciting 2015 pilots, including the untitled Criminal Minds spinoff that stars Anna Gunn and will be introduced during this week’s episode of Criminal Minds.

• Speaking of which, Cinema Blend watches the first Criminal Minds spinoff trailer and describes it as “excellent.”

• The Criminal Minds showrunner talks to TVLine about the backstory for Anna Gunn’s character, an international law expert.
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Matthew Weiner, Maggie Siff Talk Rachel’s Return; Aaron Staton on Ken’s Big Move

mad-men-episode-708-don-hamm-325This week, Matthew Weiner and Maggie Siff are interviewed about Rachel Menken Katz’s return, while Aaron Staton discusses Ken’s firing and hiring. Plus, John Slattery’s take on Roger’s mustache and Elisabeth Moss on Peggy’s date. Read on for more:

• Matthew Weiner breaks down the midseason premiere for Vulture and says he loves “the cosmic coincidence of Rachel coming into Don’s life. I do believe that she’s been on his mind.”

• Talking to The Huffington Post about returning to the show, Maggie Siff says there’s “something very satisfying about having your character addressed and included instead of never appearing again and floating off into the Mad Men ether.”

• In Variety, Scott Hornbacher, who directed the midseason return, compliments Maggie Siff as Rachel, who was “beautiful and compelling and magnetic in the way she needed to be to get Don hooked in his dream state. The whole episode has somewhat of a dreamlike quality to it.” Interviewed by Vanity Fair, Matthew Weiner admits to “a little Twilight Zone-ness” in the episode.
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Jamie Bell Chats With HuffPost Live; Ian Kahn Dishes on Playing George Washington

turn-season-2-george-washington-ian-khan-325This week, Jamie Bell chats with HuffPost Live, while Ian Kahn dishes to Newsday about playing George Washington. Plus, the Richmond Times-Dispatch notes the casting of Virginia-based actors in TURN: Washington’s Spies. Read on for more:

• Jamie Bell sits down with HuffPost Live and says TURN: Washington’s Spies is “shedding light on the unsung heroes of this war. These were ordinary people; my character’s a farmer. The spy network itself was made up of childhood friends.”

• Ian Kahn tells Newsday that playing George Washington is “a very humbling experience. I’m not blind to his failures — he’s not perfect. I know he did things he regrets.”

• The Richmond Times-Dispatch spotlights the show’s casting of local Virginia actors since they “bring the subtleties of posture, bearing and attitude required to paint portraits of revolutionaries and loyalists battered, torn and even starved by protracted war.”
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Norman Reedus, Crossbow Appear on SNL; Melissa McBride Explains Carol’s Actions

the-walking-dead-episode-502-carol-mcbride-325x200This week, Norman Reedus and Daryl’s crossbow make a surprise Saturday Night Live appearance, while Melissa McBride explains Carol’s actions to Forbes. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd talks to Zap2it about the walker threat. Read on for more:

People spotlights the cameo that Norman Reedus and his crossbow made on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update,” when Reedus “seemingly slayed” Pete Davidson.

• Melissa McBride speaks with Forbes, saying, “A lot of people say she’s a badass, that she’s coming back like Rambo, I don’t see it that way. I see her making tactical decisions. She’s just Carol doing these things. And I love it.”

Zap2it interviews Gale Anne Hurd, who notes that walkers “are the overwhelming majority now. The world is overrun. That’s why I think seeing for the first time a walker within the gates of Alexandria may very well be a portent of things to come.”
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