“And the set was made of this stuff. It looked hard but it was soft. It was foam. And my stunt knives were rubber so they didn’t like take out the grip or the camera operator. But we found like…I’d always throw them and Russell Bobbit, the props master, would always go and retrieve them for me for the next take. And he couldn’t find one of the daggers and we were like looking all over the set for this dagger. And I’m like where the hell did it go? And like about half an hour later we’d thought we lost it somewhere in the green screen. And he said, Tom, and he pointed up and this rubber knife was stuck clean into the set, so I knew I was throwing them with some kind of velocity.”—
Tom Hiddleston, [On set interview, THOR.]
Tom Hiddleston; able to kill you with rubber daggers.
“Jeff is so funny because he spends a lot of time on Twitter. He gets so into it that he reads everything. People threatened him about Sterek, being like, “I swear to god, if you don’t let them be together, I will come to your house and kill you.” Jeff actually plays into this stuff. He sent me and Tyler Hoechlin an email that said, “You guys, I know that this is insane, but remain calm and don’t acknowledge any of it, no matter what you do.” But, we don’t go on Twitter, so we don’t read any of this and didn’t know what was going on, at all. It cracked me up. But, I can’t wrap my brain around that. Do they really want us together, on the show?!”—
Dylan O’Brien, “Dylan O’Brien Talks THE FIRST TIME, TEEN WOLF Season 3, Shawn Levy’s THE INTERNSHIP, and More,” http://collider.com/dylan-obrien-the-first-time-teen-wolf-season-3-interview/204204/
Yes. But also, thank God he doesn’t actually read any of it. Also, there are death threats? :|
“It’s one of those things that people are very enthusiastic about, everywhere I go, throughout the world. It’s got a reach unlike anything else. It’s just one of those things that people feel very possessive of, and I understand that completely. It feels like it’s yours, when you love something that much. It’s lovely to be associated with something that means that much to people. That’s why you become an actor, to touch people, in whatever way, by telling stories. When people have been so affected by something that they dedicate huge parts of their life to it, it’s lovely to be the focus of that. You feel like you can’t quite live up to it sometimes. You feel like you can’t quite be enough, when people are rather overwhelmed to meet you. It’s not because they’re overwhelmed to meet me. They’re overwhelmed to have a bit of interface with that thing that has meant so much to them. It’s actually quite humbling to be this personified presence of that, I suppose. But, I’m aware that that show is much bigger than any individual’s part in it. It’s a way of life, Doctor Who. It’s a lifestyle for some people. And what a great thing to be enthusiastic about. What a great thing to be a fan of. It’s a wonderful, inventive, creative, morally pure thing.”—David Tennant on Doctor Who and its fanbase [x]
Chris Colfer Talks STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, Chances of Adapting His Book THE LAND OF STORIES Into a Movie, and GLEE
The indie dramedy Struck by Lightning, written by Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel on the Fox series Glee) and directed by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), tells the story of high school senior Carson Phillips (Colfer), who masterminds a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school, that he carries out with his best friend, Malerie (Rebel Wilson). With a mother (Allison Janney) who’s falling apart and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney) who suddenly shows back up in his life, Carson’s path to greatness seems like it’s getting further and further out of reach.
At the film’s press day, Collider spoke to Chris Colfer, in both a 1-on-1 and a roundtable interview, about deciding to write a movie script at the age of 16, having always been a very driven person when it comes to his career, that the finished product is pretty close to the structure of his original script, how nervous he was about finding a director, and getting to explore the character deeper in the companion novel, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. He also talked about his writing process, what being a best-selling author means to him, that he’s currently writing the sequel to his children’s fantasy The Land of Stories, what’s most surprised him about his journey on Glee, and whether he could ever see himself directing. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
“I’m not supposed to say that he kills Robert Downey Jr.’s character. Is that a spoiler? That would be a spoiler. You knew that was coming. You read the comic books. No. I will just say that the buddy relationship that these guys have gets tighter. The third act set piece for the big finale is bigger and badder. It’s just a lot more. ”—Don Cheadle, on his role as Lt. Col. James Rhodes/War Machine in Iron Man 3 (x).
First Trailer for STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Starring and Written By GLEE’s Chris Colfer
Even those who quickly grew weary with Glee maintain their love for Chris Colfer. So we are all watching closely with Struck by Lightning, which is not only Colfer’s feature debut, but also his first produced script. The first trailer has dropped, and there is definite promise. Colfer’s writing is clearly influenced by his day job, given the story’s focus on what it means to be an outcast in high school. But Colfer smartly crafted a different kind of high school outcast for himself, one who wants to be the editor of The New Yorker rather than a Broadway star. This ambition leads the character to, as he puts it, “blackmail the entire school to better my chances of getting into the school of my dreams. And it’s exhilarating.” Rebel Wilson, Sarah Hyland, Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Allie Grant, and Angela Kinsey also star in Struck by Lightning, directed by Brian Dannelly (Pushing Daisies).
February 18, 2012 - Collider