Highlights From The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 8, “Try”

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The Killing Story Sync provides fans with a closer look at the evidence and the characters while following along with the case during the premiere broadcast of each episode. Did you miss The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 8, “Try,” or would you like to go back and take a closer look at some of the content? Here are some highlights from the latest Sync:

Video from Bullet’s phone: Bullet catches Lyric jamming to some tunes

Check out photos of Bullet’s backpack for an up-close look at her hand-drawn designs

See Pastor Mike (a.k.a. Mark Ellwood)’s mugshot from his arrest in Tempe, AZ

View photos of Ray, Trisha, and Adrian Seward celebrating Adrian’s birthday

Visit TheKIllingStorySync.com this Sun., Jul. 21 at 9/8c and 9PT to go deeper into the premiere broadcast of The Killing Season 3 Episode 9, “Reckoning.”

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Q&A – Ben Cotton (Pastor Mike)

tk-s3-cast-pastor-mike-325Ben Cotton, who plays Pastor Mike on AMC’s The Killing, discusses holding a knife to the throat of Mireille Enos and the secret he hid for the first three episodes.

Q: How did you prepare for  Pastor Mike?

A: I did a lot. I didn’t know what would be coming up in terms of the details, so I was reading the Bible. And there were some people who I looked at and was like, “I’ll sort of be like that” — but I don’t know if I’m allowed to say who. I wasn’t terribly familiar with the world of runaway teens, but I went to YouTube and typed in “heroin” and “documentaries” and watched enough hours that I started to have a response to it. I felt I had to manufacture the story with the girl in Tempe in my mind.

Q: Have you ever known anyone like Pastor Mike?

A: Yes, I have. Not in a direct way, but there were people when I was young and in my teens who were trying to help kids, and they did help. There are people who without whom I don’t know where I’d be today. And I think that’s what Pastor Mike is ultimately trying to do. He’s trying to save lives and be compassionate, in a system that doesn’t really allow it. I have a friend who’s a schoolteacher who was telling me how you’re not allowed to hug the students anymore, and I think that’s just unbelievable. I understand it, I get it, but I had teachers when I was growing up who were so kind and supportive. It was wonderful.

Q: Tell me a little bit about the car scene with Mireille Enos.

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Videos From Bullet’s Phone Provide First-Hand Look at the Lives of The Killing’s Street Kids

tk3-ep5-bullets-phone-325The Killing Story Sync provides fans with a closer look at the characters during the premiere broadcast of each episode. To that end, The Killing Story Sync includes videos shot by Bullet on her smartphone which offers a first-hand look at life on the streets for Bullet, Kallie, Lyric and Twitch. Check out the videos from Bullet’s phone so far.

Spare Change
Bullet, Lyric, and Twitch discuss the best places to panhandle.

Pimp Coat
Twitch shows off an earlier addition to his star persona.

Fenced In
Kallie, Bullet and Lyric discuss finding a place to sleep.

Birthday Surprise
Bullet and Kallie plan a surprise for Twitch.

Breaking Stuff
Bullet blows off some steam in a litter-strewn parking lot.

Sew it With Floss
Bullet comes up with a creative way to fix Lyric’s favorite shirt.

The Ritz
Twitch proposes an idea for spending the night in style.

A new video from Bullet’s phone will premiere as part of The Killing Story Sync this Sun., Jul. 14 at 9/8c and 9PT, during the premiere broadcast of The Killing Season 3 Episode 8, “Try.”

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Mireille Enos Chats With Jimmy Fallon; Joel Kinnaman Goes to Comic-Con for RoboCop

the-killing-ep-7-linden-holder-325This week, Mireille Enos visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, while Joel Kinnaman is set to visit Comic-Con next week as part of the RoboCop panel. Plus, Hugh Dillon speaks with The Hollywood Reporter and Zap2it about The Killing. Read on for more:

• Mireille Enos sits down with Jimmy Fallon and talks about the scariest movie she’s ever seen, her summer vacation and Peter Sarsgaard (who’s so good he’s “off the charts”).

• TheWrap reports that fans of Joel Kinnaman can catch him on July 19 at the Comic-Con panel for RoboCop.

• Hugh Dillon tells The Hollywood Reporter that the scenes between his character, Becker, and Peter Sarsgaard’s Ray Seward are “a dark duel. It’s the antagonist’s antagonist.”

 

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The Killing Story Sync Receives Social TV Award Nomination

tk-s3-story-sync-325Today, Social TV Summit announced its nominees for the 2nd Annual Social TV Awards, and The Killing was honored with a nod in the Best Drama Social TV category for The Killing Story Sync.

The nomination is one of three garnered by AMC this year, with The Walking Dead receiving a nod for Best iPad or Tablet Social TV Application and Breaking Bad receiving a nomination for Best Mobile Phone Social TV Application.

The Killing Story Sync is competing against Fox Broadcasting’s The Following, FX Networks’ Sons of Anarchy App, and HBO’s True Blood.

The Social TV Award winners will be announced at a black tie gala on Tues., Jul. 16 at the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles.

 

Visit TheKIllingStorySync.com on Sunday nights at 9/8c and 9PT throughout Season 3 of The Killing to go deeper into the premiere broadcast of each new episode.

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Highlights From The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 7, “Hope Kills”

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The Killing Story Sync provides fans with a closer look at the evidence and the characters while following along with the case during the premiere broadcast of each episode. Did you miss The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 7, “Hope Kills,” or would you like to go back and take a closer look at some of the content? Here are some highlights from the latest Sync:

Watch a video from Bullet’s smartphone: Bullet, Lyric and Twitch figure out where to spend the night

Read the police report from Tempe, AZ for Pastor Mike, a.k.a. Mark Ellwood

View Danette’s photos of Kallie from the days before Kallie became a street kid

See Kallie’s possessions that Danette brings to Beacon Home and the police station, including Kallie’s notebook and some Beacon Home bed lottery cards

Check out the menu that Becker gives to Seward to select his final meal from

Visit TheKillingStorySync.com this Sun., Jul. 14 at 9/8c and 9PT to go deeper into the premiere broadcast of The Killing Season 3 Episode 8, “Try.”

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Q&A – Aaron Douglas (Evan Henderson)

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Actor Aaron Douglas, who plays prison guard Evan Henderson on AMC’s The Killing, discusses his character’s backstory and how his background in sports translates to acting.

Q: Did you do any research into the world of prisons in preparation for your role?

A: I watched a documentary about life on death row. One of my best friends from high school is a prison guard and my wife is a probation officer, so I had hands-on accounts from people that are very close to me. My buddy tells me a lot of interesting stories about what goes on in prison — it just makes my head spin about what they deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Q: You’ve previously played a sheriff, an FBI agent, and a police union leader. What makes you so well-suited for law enforcement roles?

A: I’m a chubby middle-aged white guy with short hair. I think that’s it really. I kind of have a look. Right now, I’m not fat enough to be the fat friend, but I’m not thin enough to be the leading man, so I look like a cop. I was going to get fit and try and expand my universe, but then when I got the part as a sheriff on Hemlock Grove, they said, “No, no. You are where we want you to be.” And I said to myself, “Now I have to go to the bar instead — damn it!”

Q: You also played Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica. Is being a chief on a Battlestar at all similar to being a corrections officer on death row?

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Mireille Enos Chats With Globe & Mail; Salon Calls Bullet The Killing‘s Breakout Character

the-killng-episode-6-sarah-stephen-325This week, The Globe and Mail interviews Mireille Enos, while Bullet is described by Salon as the show’s breakout character this season. Plus, the actress who plays Lyric talks about the problem of teen prostitution. Read on for more:

• The Globe and Mail profiles Mireille Enos, complimenting her for conveying “horror and sorrow with the tiniest widening of her eyes” in The Killing.

• Salon applauds Bex Taylor-Klaus’ Bullet as Season 3′s “breakout character.”

• Canada’s The Province interviews Julia Sarah Stone (Lyric), who calls the teen prostitution depicted in The Killing something that’s “happening everywhere and people don’t really notice it.”

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Highlights From The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 6, “Eminent Domain”

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The Killing Story Sync provides fans with a closer look at the evidence and the characters while following along with the case during the premiere broadcast of each episode. Did you miss The Killing Story Sync for Season 3 Episode 6, “Eminent Domain,” or would you like to go back and take a closer look at some of the content? Here are some highlights from the latest Sync:

Video from Bullet’s smartphone: Bullet comes up with a creative way to fix Lyric’s favorite shirt

Check out photos of Adrian Seward’s bedroom from the Seward case file

View the sheet of suspect headshots that Linden showed to Angie Gower at the hospital

See the latest updates to the Identified victims board at Seattle police headquarters, including photos of the latest victims to be ID’ed

Get a good look at photos on the bulletin board in Pastor Mike’s office at Beacon Home

Visit TheKillingStorySync.com this Sun., Jul. 7 at 9/8c and 9PT to go deeper into the premiere broadcast of The Killing Season 3 Episode 7, “Hope Kills.”

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Q&A – Amy Seimetz (Danette Leeds)

tk-s3-cast-danette-325Actor and director Amy Seimetz, who plays Danette Leeds on AMC’s The Killing, talks about her love for difficult women, being a defiant teenager, and what she learned about directing while on set.

Q: You’ve talked about picking parts for the ways they depict women. How does your decision to be on The Killing fit with that desire?

A: I love difficult women! It’s interesting to me to play somebody who’s stereotypically not what you would expect a mom to be. If there’s a deadbeat dad, it’s much more accepted than a deadbeat mom who doesn’t have the instincts to be completely selfless. I find that it’s really interesting to find a character who’s not innately maternal. In a lot of stuff around Hollywood, women are completely maternal or there for support, and there’s not much room to go deeper and understand where all this stuff is coming from.

Q: How deeply did you inhabit Danette’s mind? Did you ever stay in character off set?

A: It’s funny, because a lot of times, acting is really fun and really easy. With acting, sometimes you show up, you do your job, and you leave. You don’t even have to pack up equipment. But with someone like Danette, you’re digging up some dark stuff and it’s hard to shake it when you go home. I’m not an actor that can just turn on the anger and then suddenly be like, “OK, I’m going to go to craft services now.” There were some times where I would get really emotional in scenes, and then I would be talking to someone and it would be really hard for me to not talk in an angry way. Somebody would be like, “Do you want some coffee?” and I’d be like, “I don’t know!” So there was a lot of me learning to find a corner and brood in it.

Q: What did you do to get yourself worked up for those emotional scenes? What choices did you make about the physicality in them?

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