and guest stars

anonymous asked:

could you possibly draw anakin/padme and satine/obi wan in the 70s? ty!

So here they are, looking like they’re ready to guest star on The Love Boat?

It looks like Anakin might’ve just told an embarrassing story about Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan is giving him a seriously, is that how you want to play this? look, but Satine appears to have found this all very endearing? Anakin is all, whatever, you’re welcome, you can thank me later, and Padme is just like … right, so you two probably need some privacy, but let me know when it’s time for wine and girl talk later, Satine.

(I assume this is how most of their double dates go in any AU)

3.16 Swept Away - Press Release

ELIZABETH’S LANDMARK GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY IS JEOPARDIZED WHEN CHINA THREATENS TO BACK OUT OF THE DEAL DUE TO HER PLANNED MEETING WITH THE DALAI LAMA, ON “MADAM SECRETARY,” SUNDAY, MARCH 19

“Swept Away” – Elizabeth’s landmark global climate treaty with more than 200 countries is jeopardized when China threatens to back out due to her meeting with an ailing Dalai Lama. Also, Henry worries about his undercover operative’s safety, and Jay is surprised when Abby serves him with a custody agreement for their daughter, on MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jan Maxwell guest stars as Vice President Teresa Hunt.

GUYS!

“KNOW IT ALL”

ORIGINAL

03/22/2017  (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday)     :  A man under investigation for rape and murder threatens to expose the secrets of those working the case.  Starring Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson), Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi).  Guest starring Chris Diamantopoulos (David Willard), Megan Murphy (Laura Knowles), Meredith Travers (Jennifer Knowles), Max Baker (CSU Tech Colin Bennett), Jason Bowen (Det. Marcus Perry) and Bill Dawes (Alex Ryan).

“The person calling Once a laughing stock is a joke. They don’t get the level of guest stars they do by being a joke. A total laughing stock in the industry is a basic cable tween show where nobody has a record deal.  Say it to Barbara Hershey’s face and see how far that gets you.”  –Someone who knows better than my angry nonnie.

anonymous asked:

Which guest stars have appeared for more than one episode in Critical Role?

Hmm, let’s see.
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn’s been on the most–counting the Q&A/Battle Royale, she played Zahra Hydris in six episodes, but she also appeared as Delweth in Liam’s second one-shot.
  • Next is Will Friedle, who played Kashaw Vesh in six episodes (again counting the Q&A/Battle Royale).
  • Patrick Rothfuss has played Kerrek in five episodes (including the record four-episode streak).
  • Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day played Thorbir and Lyra for their respective two-parter episodes in the Trial of the Take.
  • Ashly Burch has appeared twice so far outside the main canon episodes–she played Piglet in the goblin one-shot and Dren in Liam’s second one-shot.

Now that I’m on IMDB, fun facts: of the main cast (apart from Matt), Marisha’s been on the most, with Liam and Taliesin tied one episode behind her. We’re also at the point where Sam has been in exactly twice as many episodes as Ashley, which means Blindspot needs to hurry up and go on break for the summer so she can come back to the show for a few months.

anonymous asked:

I'm taking you up on your offer. You say that it's more difficult for Lana to succeed because she's a Latina. Ok, I agree. But here's the thing. Other (white) actresses in similar position as Lana (one successful not so good show, in their 40s...) went on to guest star, they weren't cast in lead roles. But Lana, who we agree has an even harder time, will somehow defy all odds and get a lead role again and again and again?

Hey nonnie!

Get prepared.. this turned out longer than I intended…

I agree that, looking at past examples, there are other similarly placed actresses who have not all gone on to have lead roles once their show ended for the rest of their lives. There are also actresses who went on to succeed at similar or higher heights. Some have, some haven’t– I think we can all agree that life can be a crapshoot.

I have never said Lana “will somehow defy all odds and get a lead role again and again and again”. I would appreciate it if you don’t put words in my mouth.

I can’t speak for anyone else on Tumblr as I am not on here all the time, but I have not personally seen a reasonable fan of Lana’s who has advocated for the point you are raising here. If they did, that would seem as foolish to me as the anti-fans currently trolling inboxes last night and this morning. Why? Because none of us can predict the future. Especially not in an industry as volatile as television.

Oh, and before I move on, quickly– if we are going to talk about Lana’s future career prospects, then we must acknowledge that we are all talking major long-term hypotheticals. OUAT has not been cancelled this year or next year that any of us know for fact. I will grant you that rumors/ evidence are swirling this year just as they have every past year. But, really this is all reading “tea leaves” because none of us are ABC employees who are working on current contracts. And, there has been even less outside “evidence” that Lana is independently leaving the show than the already thin evidence of the show’s cancellation.

OK, so those points out of the way…

Why do I have hopeful confidence in Lana moving forward?

1. Leading in to OUAT, Lana had a string of successful pilot pick ups. None of those turned into hit shows, but that’s the luck of the draw in Hollywood. The fact that she was hired again and again speaks to her ability to connect with show runners and casting agents. That’s key moving forward as the potential parts would become admittedly more staggered.

2. Speaking in very broad generalities, the parts that Lana is about to “age into” (especially by the time OUAT wraps in the next few years), will be what those who follow the industry call “District Attorney” aged or maternal roles. The middle-aged tough, often cold business woman (think- every detective and lawyer on Law & Order, etc, but also “Head of Surgery” type roles on hospital dramas such as Grey’s or ER) or the middle-aged mom in a teen/family soap (see- Parenthood, the Fosters, etc). The good news here? Lana’s current part in OUAT sets her up really well for both of those future career prospects. She has a body of work and experience she can point to that will play into those strengths moving forward.

3. Related to the above point, Lana has previously discussed her difficulties of being cast due to her “ambiguous” racial appearance as a white Latina. When she had long, naturally curly hair, for instance, she wouldn’t get cast in white roles. But, casting agents also didn’t feel she looked “Latina enough” for Latinx roles. What did she do? Cut off her hair, evened out her accent. She played into her own mixed race heritage, which allowed her a wider variety of options. I expect her to maneuver similarly when she’s back on the market. 

4. Evil Regals. I spoke about this a bit earlier in response to one of F3′s asks, but Lana has spent significant parts of her hiatus and social media life cultivating her fanbase. This will seem crude, but having that little social army matters. Lana Parrilla is not a household name, but she is significant in certain niche and cult markets. Building up her base solidifies her brand. Being a “brand” is as important, if not more important, than being extremely well known– especially for WOC actresses who already won’t have the same mass-market appeal. I’ve previously recommended to friends that when looking for role models for Lana’s career, don’t just look at similarly placed white women, but look at Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria. Both of whom have invested deeply in diversification of their brand early on .

Consider: Kerry’s early film career when she made majority black films and was not yet a “crossover success”, Eva Longoria’s Latinx and Chicanx activism. It was Kerry Washington who independently suggested that the cast of Scandal “live tweet” their episodes before that was even a thing yet, because she knew she had already built up a fan base of millennial black women from her movies who she could depend on for engagement. Those live tweeting sessions not only gave Scandal the bump they needed for a second season renewal, it changed the way we watch television across a variety of shows. Eva Longoria went back and got a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies while working on the set of Desperate Housewives– there are photos of her writing her thesis on set– and turned that degree, plus her earnings, into a 501©(3) advocacy organization and a production house. The advocacy organization made Longoria a respected household name for many Latinx people. That earned respect feeds trust in her production house. Which in turn has kept her in the media, and spurred 2-3 other shows.

I think that Lana has been modeling her career as a hybrid between those actresses (she’s a known friend of Longoria) and the work of say, Kate Mulgrew/ Lucy Lawless/ Jaime Murray – all three of whom are incredibly popular genre actresses who went on to have long, successful careers that carried them through their middle age. She focuses on diversifying, advocacy, and building a fan base. 

There are worse role models to have in that regard.

5. You will notice that I did *not* *mention* *talent* on this list. And there is a reason- we all know Lana is talented, but talent will only get you so far. That is also true about “quality of show” that you are currently employed on. Both of these are subjective, and honestly, matter little to networks. A casting director may want to know- can this person act? The answer will be “yes”. The network executives will want to know- can this person turn us a profit? Lana has done everything she can to prove that she can do that as well. (There’s a reason we have been seeing so much EQ in the general on-air advertisements of the show— both leading into 6A and now again during 6B. The promo people at ABC believe she is a draw, while we as fans are not privy to the “hard data”that they have, we can look at the choices that they are making objectively.)

OK Nonnie! 5 reasons and book length essay on why I have confidence for Lana Parrilla moving forward. Thanks for listening!

For I Think I Still Love You (Do You Mind) (14/16)

Okay, wonderful readers, this is the climax. I’m ridiculously nervous about this chapter because I love this fic so much and everything’s coming to a head here, so I hope I’ve done it justice.

Help from Tavyn again, and guest starring SylvanHeather. Thank you, ladies!

On AO3.


Between Leonard’s passionate goodbye and the knowledge that he has information he isn’t willing or able to share, Sara isn’t too surprised when the team is scrambling to get ready when she gets back to the Waverider.

“What’s going on?” she asks Jax.

“We found ‘em. We’re all going this time; they won’t be getting away again.” He looks guilty for a second before his expression shifts to resolved. “Gideon says if we don’t stop them today, lot of people are gonna die, so this one’s gotta count.”

He walks back toward the bridge, and Sara makes a pit stop to change before she does the same. The rest of the crew is waiting for her.

“Sara,” Rip acknowledges before taking the time to look each member in the eye. “We’ve faced worse than this before. No one we’re up against today has any special powers. We’re going up against League training and a cold gun.” His gaze pauses on Mick before flickering to Sara and moving on. “Use your strength. Use your smarts. Don’t let what they mean to you stop you from doing what you must.”

Sara’s fist clenches, despite knowing he’s right. She can’t forget that Merlyn’s the one who had her killed. She can’t forget that Darhk’s responsible for her sister’s death. She can’t forget the man Captain Cold could have become.

She can’t forget, and yet, she knows if she sees Cold again, she’ll see too much of Leonard to do what she needs to. She remembers Amaya’s advice.

Amaya is right, too. She can’t try to be the one to take on Cold today. She can’t try to protect him at the expense of the team.

He isn’t her Leonard, and the team needs her.

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Cut & Run Fun Fan Meme

Source: @youreabadbatch.
What drew you to C&R? I read the first book because it showed up on a suggested reading list. After that, I was hooked.
Favorite C&R book? Armed & Dangerous. It is the first whole book where they have both admitted that they love each other. Also, I just love Ty and Julian, sniping at each other!
Favorite Ty/Zane moment of the series? There are so many! I’m going to go with, when Ty returns from New Orleans, that whole scene was so needed at the end of T&G.
Favorite love scene? The first one in the guest house in Stars & Stripes. Ty being submissive is tooo much.
Non-Touch & Geaux moment that broke your heart (because T&G is just one massive heart-breaker so it’s too easy to go there)? When Ty had to ask Zane to just hold him for the night in Divide & Conquer, because he just needed a friend.
A moment that made you laugh out loud? Ty on his first trip to the cat sanctuary in Stars & stripes. “Guy with a gun, I’m your man, big white tiger, with teeth, it’s every steak for himself.”
A moment that put hearts in your eyes? Zane had to look away as Duece hugged Ty tighter. He could sympathize with the feeling, knowing Ty was in danger and wanting desperately to hold on to him and keep him safe. A&D.
Favorite pun?  “Maybe spend a night in Beaumont.”
Favorite Grady not named Beaumont Tyler? Chester, who can resist the shovel? And, also because he outed them.
Favorite Sidewinder? Digger, I don’t know what that says about me, though.
Favorite of the FBI crew? Scott Alston. Second, is Clancy.
Favorite Ty moment? Arguing with the horse in Stars & Stripes. That says so much about his personality. And, his marriage proposals in Ball & Chain.
Favorite Zane moment? When he shot the treasure hunter with no thought, except for Ty. We never got to see much of Zane, except for little bits, here and there, until after T&G. I don’t think, I really “fell in love with Zane,” until B&C, even though I identify with him more.
A song that reminds you of Ty & Zane?  I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. This was actually the easiest for me to answer. I saw this posted before on Tumblr, but I don’t remember by who. If, any one knows, I would defiantly love to link it to this. It is so apt.

  • Yakov [to his skaters]: Now stop fighting and help me do this crossword. I need a six letter word for disappointment
  • Mila & Yuri: Georgi.
  • Georgi: ...
  • Yakov: It fits.
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Disney XD’s hit Star Vs. The Forces of Evil has a surprise up its sleeve in next Monday’s episode – rocker Patrick Stump (“Fall Out Boy”) appears vocally to play a character who comes to the aid with a brand new song.

On the episode “Face The Music”, which premiere’s Monday March 27th at 7pm EST – it’s Star’s Song Day. Star and Marco work with principled songstrel,’Ruberiot’, to create a ballad for the event. Stump guest stars as Ruberiot. Here’s an exclusive first look clip: