I did notice instantly, in America particularly, when you have a woman of colour in the lead role, it’s not just a woman of colour in the lead role. It immediately means so much more than that across the whole of America. There’s a woman of colour in a position that not very long ago, she wouldn’t have been and it comes to symbolise so much more.
I was at Tom Mison’s panel to cover it for MCM BUZZ and when they were doing questions from the audience and I got the mic, I said, “So my question is pure fanwank.” *Cue Tom’s eyes bulging out of his head because he’d never heard the term “fanwank” before and he said that “Pure Fanwank” would be a great name for a band* 😹
Then I restate my point, “So my question is pure fanwank. If Abbie had stayed alive LIKE SHE SHOULD HAVE, and Ichabod & Abbie had gotten their happy ending LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE, how many children would they have had and what would their names have been?” *cue audience laughing and clapping*
Tom’s response? LOADS. All girls, all named Ichabod. 😹😹😹😹😹😹
Tom Mison and I are both complete professionals, clearly. 😁
it’s the first day of filming for season 4. raven metzner sweats around his gross neckbeard in the georgia heat as he goes through the scripts, trying to find any and every situation where he can put jenny and the new ~awkwardly cute white girl~ witness into miniskirts. he nods a hello to tom mison as he passes by, then stops short as he feels cold steel slip between his ribs
“nicole beharie sends her regards” mison whispers in his ear
in la, filming her tv show where she leads as a man-eating mermaid, nicole smiles
Of course it’s all about Mison. Always has been. I hope this show burns in hell.
Fox’s top entertainment executive is suggesting that the network was left with little choice but to part ways with Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie, whose character, Abbie, was killed off in the show’s Season 3 finale.
“There were a variety of factors that led to the end of the season,” CEO Dana Walden told reporters during a Monday-morning conference call to tout Fox’s fall schedule. “It was not a decision that we wanted to make initially. We ended up being put in a situation where that was a decision that needed to be made.”
Regarding the controversial decision to move on with a fourth season sans Beharie, Walden said, “What we know is that Tom Mison is a big star. And the Ichabod Crane character has been so central to the series and the storytelling and he feels like an original, big Fox character.
“We don’t feel like it has to be the end of the life of the show,” she added. “And while there was backlash [to the Season 4 renewal], there was also a tremendous amount of enthusiasm from fans about the show coming back and about Tom having the ability to be the center of the series and discovering new dynamics and new relationships. It’s a very original premise and we felt like it had greater life in it and that there was no reason to end it.”
Walden also denied that Season 4 would serve as the show’s swan song. “We’re not announcing that it’s the final season,” she maintained. “We’re not sure if it’s the final season.”
Paley Fest 2014 - Sleepy Hollow The chemistry that you see between Tom and Nicole is between Tom and Nicole. And that is one of the things that is so wonderful is that… it was instantaneous and it was lovely. Their friendship was very instantaneous and I think somehow it translated into everything that’s happened between them. On screen It’s been a gift … and I think that somehow found it’s way into the writing of the show.