Is it true that the line "he's a friend from work!" Wasn't originally in the script and a little boy that was a fan, suggested the line to Chris Hemsworth, who then suggested the change to directors ??
Nothing was originally in the script. It’s true. It was an amazing moment. That line, probably the best line in the film, is attributed to Darcy. And that makes me extremely happy - TW
thatkevinsmith We shipping #sanvers, son! I got to watch @chy_leigh & @florianalima work their magic on @supergirlcw yesterday (i.e., I was “directing” again). The Alex and Maggie storyline has made a serious difference in the lives of some of the fan base, so much so that @glaad nominated #supergirl for Outstanding Drama Series. Credit goes to the honest emotional reality the @supergirlwriters bring to the scripts every week, as well as these two amazing actresses’ abilities to make us believe their characters are falling in love. We spent the day outside in the snow and rain but these radiant ladies kept the set warm and cozy. #KevinSmith #chylerleigh #florianalima #vancouver #supergirlcw #glaadawards
Is there a dream role?Not a dream role. There’s dream directors because again at the end of the day, the role… you could have the greatest script, you could have the greatest role, you could have the greatest cast, it doesn’t mean shit if you don’t have a good director. I’ve seen amazing scripts that I was like this is going to murder at the Oscars come out and be a dud. And I’ve seen scripts that were very, very average and mediocre come out and be sleeper hits because it begins and ends with the director.
The cast and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi give us the lowdown on new creatures, new cast members and who might be going to the dark side.
— SciFiNow Magazine #139
[ I transcribed this myself so please credit + link back to me if you’re sharing/quoting anything from this piece ]
Most film franchises like to play
their cards close to their chests,
but Star Wars is in another
league. It’s understandable that
the franchise known for pulling off one of the
greatest shock twists in movie history wants to
keep plotlines on the down low, but by goodness
it makes it hard to write about them.
So here’s what we know about Star Wars: The Last
Jedi – Rey goes to Luke Skywalker
to seek Jedi training while Finn, Poe Dameron and General Leia’s
Resistance continues to fight against
the First Order, led by Kylo Ren,
General Hux, Captain Phasma and the mysterious Supreme Leader
Snoke. So, basically, exactly where The Force Awakens left off.
There are hints and suggestions at where the story
may go. We know that Finn and new character Rose end up at a giant casino, and we know that Benicio
del Toro and Laura Dern have joined the cast.
But other than that, everything is tightly under
wraps. And, as far as del Toro is concerned,
that’s exactly how it should be: “The fans want
that wrapping paper around that Christmas gift,”
he says. “Don’t give it to them without the paper.
They don’t want to see it when they walk in the
room. They don’t want to know.”
For Kelly Marie Tran, a newcomer to both
Star Wars and movies in general, who plays
Rose, her casting in The Last Jedi came with
mind-boggling levels of secrecy. She wasn’t
even allowed to tell her family that she’d got the
part, or even that she was filming in London, in case they put two and two together. “I told
everyone… I was doing a small indie movie in
Canada. I would send pictures of Toronto that I got from Google to my friends saying ‘this is where I am!’. It was a weird time.”
was similarly tight on set. “Everyone is in these
tinted-window cars, transported from one part of the set to another,” Tran explains. “And you’re
wearing these like black robes. They’re like
secrecy robes, so no one can tell who you are.
It’s insane the amount of security there is.”
Bill Skarsgard, 27 years old and already spot on as an actor. It’s not news that Bill Skarsgard is a flaming hot name in Hollywood. Now he’s on the big screen in over 70 countries worldwide. He has walked the old path to a great career, from smaller jobs that developed into bigger ones. Bill has before IT gotten smaller attention in the media. He’s born 1990, fourth child of Stellan Skarsgard. It’s been seven years since his debut in Simple Sinom and Behind blue skies. In 2013 he got his first international role in Hemlock Grove. He’s in Sweden to promote his new upcoming movie IT.
Bill: Hello, Hello, can you hear me?
K: Yes I can hear you perfectly.
B: Little to good maybe.
K: You’re good.
K: Where are we?
B: We’re at The Grand Hotel.
K: Yes that’s right, how are you? B: I’m good,very good. I currently at my third cup of coffee for the day.
K: Well, now you’ve been acting for such a long period of time, yet you’ve only had this amount of attention these past 4 years. B: I don’t think I’ve ever had this amount of attention before. It a new feeling however ti’s a movie that’s got a worldwide interest which is a rather odd feeling.
K: How does it feel, I mean it’s a part of your job? B: It’s surreal. So many people interested in the movie, for example Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson the muscle guy in Fast and Furious posted a picture of Pennywise and wrote that it was his favorit movie, the directors and actors are great and that Bill Skarsgard is a great Pennywise. It’s absurd since he got over 90 Million followers. Plus the movie is out now in the US.
K: Do you enjoy it? The attention. B: I don’t know. I like the experience, it’s fun and all that yet I can’t say I’m someone who enjoys or finds it necessary to get all the attention. I like to separate my private life and my professional acting life. Like I don’t have the need for Twitter and Instagram.
K: Yet you’re active on social media right? B: No.
K: So you have other people doing it for you then? B: No, there’s no one doing that or what do you mean?
K: Because I’m following you all those platforms you just mentioned. Or I thought I did. B: Really? But no, that’s not me. I know that there’s is Twitter accounts that claiming to be me and then there’s fan accounts but they’ve made it very clear that they’re only fan accounts. However I’m not so sure what to do about that. I’ve thought about creating an account so people would know the truth like even you believe that those accounts were real.
K: Okay because it says ’Sorry for being so bad at posting here, I’m using my Instagram more’ which makes it rather believable. B: I think it’s rather creepy. *Laughs*
K: For me it’s huge that you been sitting next to Jimmy Kimmel as a guest, how did it feel? B: Absurd. I thought what am I supposed to do on an american talkshow for the first time. Who am I supposed to be? That nice, relaxed and perfect actor, being THE moviestar or that awkward, mystical artist. It’s the question about who you present yourself to an audience. Beforehand I had some ideas. Who are you supposed to be infront of an audience at Jimmy Kimmel. I was told a few week before that I was going to be on Jimmy Kimmel and got terrified, fun and surreal. As time passed I got calm since being on Jimmy Kimmel is just like doing any other interview I do all the time. However not to make this story longer than it has to be I got there and they guided me into this greenroom with my agents and managers to get ready. As I’m getting ready there’s this screen with the show on so I’m sitting there, getting my make up ready and Jimmy suddenly said ’Tonights guest is Bill Skarsgard from IT’. When I heard that it was such a bizarre feeling, like there’s one of those glitches in Matrix, he’s not supposed to say my name. Then someone walks inside and says that it’s my turn before guiding me into this room which is not bigger than a wardrobe with a big door. They explain to me what’s going to happen, that Jimmy will say a few things before the door opens before they leaved me alone in there. However I think they did that a little too early since I probably stood there for about 2 minutes as the show is ongoing outside that big door. When I finally walked out and me Jimmy for the first time I wanted to say that ”This feels like a glitch in Matrix” however he just says ”Hi you’re from Sweden how’s that?” and I’m just like ”Ehm, yeah it’s good,” which made him smile. Then I realized that I have no control over this what so ever, all I need is to keep up with him thought out the interview.
K: So you didn’t know what he would say beforehand? B: Yes, before meeting him I had a smaller interview with the team and project leaders told me that Jimmy would talk about my Swedish origin in the beginning.
K: Then the question is, which Bill Skarsgard did we see on Jimmy Kimmel? B: I have to say myself. When I had thought about it, it felt better to just be myself. I didn’t feel like being someone I’m not. Yet it’s a pretty deep question who you are when you really think about it.
K: Now you’ve been working over there for about five years now, I know that when you first got there you got a language coach. As a guest on Jimmy Kimmel, did you feel nervous about letting your Swedish tongue slip through? B: No, I’ve been over there for such a long time now. I think I’ve even reached that point where it feels easier to express myself in English than in Swedish or at least it takes some time to switch to Swedish when I return home. As I said it’s because I’ve been there for such a long time, I have been doing a lot of interviews, jobs and not to mention I have very close friends there as well.
K: Amazing, I actually spoke to a close friend that moved to New York and told him that he’s like a whole new person when he’s speaking English. When he speaks Swedish he this very self-contained which is the total opposite when he’s speaking English, then he’s all flirty and such. B: Really? K: Yes B: Did you notice that or did he tell you? K: I noticed it yet I don’t know if he agrees with me. So my question is do you feel like you’re different when you’re speaking English? B: I don’t think so. Swedish people are one of the best English speakers from non english speaking countries, as well as Holland. Like you don’t have to learn Swedish to talk to a swede, you can speak English to anyone. However when you’re in a country or in a group with English as their native language then you might feel a little restrained since you can tell jokes in the same way and when you try to tell a story or so it get’s all confusing. For me I had that feeling when I was younger however I think I’ve developed so much and I don’t feel restrained when I’m speaking which is amazing.
K: Have you listened to Värvet before? B: A little yet I don’t listen a lot on radio. You do podcasts as well right? K: This is a podcast. B: See, I can’t tell.
K: I usually got more time to interview my guests so let’s get to it. You’re Pennywise in IT, this might sound odd, but is Pennywise a main character? B: Ehm.. I wouldn’t say that. I am the titel roll, but the shark in Jaws is not the main character (In Swedish is: Hajen in Hajen.) K: The shark didn’t won an Oscar. B: Or the T-rex in Jurassic Park. I’m doing the iconic character but no the main.
K: Your career in America has gone by fast, how do you feel about it? B: No, I don’t know if I feel that way. The first international project I ever did was Hemlock Grove over five years ago. I’m 27 now so five years is a pretty long period of time. I’m a whole new person now than I was back then yet I won’t be a new person in five years. The age 22-27 there’s a log going on and you develop as a human being. So my career since my first job till now have been a long one.
K: The most difficult times? B: In life or? K: These years, but yeah sure. B: I don’t know. When I first read the scrip to Hemlock Grove I loved the pilot. I thought that it would be an interesting project with a script I loved, the words were amazing and the writer whose one of my best friends today. However I didn’t know him then. Sadly I got to see what the industry can do to a project. It didn’t develop in the direction I thought it would, there was a lot of politics surrounding it. It was rather odd for me because when you work with movies or series, in Sweden you have a director who’s written the script him/herself and is fully in charge. In the end of Hemlock Groveit felt like no one or everyone were in charge. Then suddenly they changed the writer and practically everyone else before season 2-3. It went from a character I loved to someone who said things I didn’t like and the story was not what I expected. The last year in Toronto with a temperature about 20 below zero. I’ve never faced such a chilly climate and I’m from Stockholm, however then it felt like my character where in the hands of others. As the result of that I lived a very destructive life with Landon who also starring in Hemlock Grove.
K: You’ve said that before, living destructively, what do you mean? Drugs and alcohol? B: Well, the destructive part is that you don’t care for yourself. Some people might never leave the bed but I’m not like that. I got myself into destructive relationships in one way or another. I wouldn’t call it depression since it’s something completely different and way more serious. Maybe more aggression. Yet when I look back those years were very formative for me. I got a lot of experience about the industry, everything behind it, politics and how I react to it. I wouldn’t change it for anything. K: Yet you’re not proud of the outcome of the product? B: People like the series and it got some charm to it. A few things are nice yet for me it’s more about my own personal journey. The series were based on a book I liked, then people who shouldn’t be involved with the creative process joined the production. K: Then you shouldn’t work with advertising, that happens everyday. B: I can see that. K: You said you didn’t do anything else after that for about six months. B: Correct. K: How do you feel about that? B: I don’t know. As an actor you get a lot of free time, between jobs you’re unemployed. I like free time when you got a job but I dislike being unemployed since I don’t know when or if I’m getting my next job. It’s rather stressful.
K: How do you deal with that? B: I don’t know. I’m trying to keep myself occupied, trying to develop my own things. K: Are you writing something on your own? B: Yes, I’ve started recently since I find it rather intriguing. I don’t like the passiveness in being an actor, you always rely on other people thing about you. It makes you feel helpless which I don’t like. That’s why I want to create things on my own. Now I need to find a script I like, then I have to fit to the script to get a chance to go to an audition so I can try to convince them that I can do it. K: Can you say anything about what you’re writing? B: Yes, I’m writing a script to a short film. I’m taking small steps to get to where I want in the future, to direct as well. K: I wanted to avoid to talk about your family, however it feel like you’re the only one doing that out of everyone whose acting. B: No, Gustaf and Alexander has written and even directed a few things. K: Oh sorry for my lack of information. B: Everyone has different needs. My father has never directed even if I think he would be amazing at doing so but he doesn’t have that need.
K: You’re literally the it actor now. How do you managing with that? B: I’ve got one agent and manager in the US. They are very good at doing business over there. I only pay my agents when I’ve been given a job. They are extremely good at their job, woking to get the job, build an interest around me, making sure that job open other doors to more interesting productions for me. K: What are you aiming for? B: I want my acting to become something I can work with my whole life. I don’t want to end up at Marvel, DC or the other popcorn movies. I don’t have an interest in that. I want to establish myself, work with interesting and inspiring parts. What’s motivating me is opening new doors and meet new people.
K: Are you allowed to tell what you earn with a movie like IT? B: Ehm no… Well I’m allowed to but I don’t like to talk about it.
K: I have to say that I know a certain child who accidentally stumbled upon the IT trailer which has given me a few sleepless nights. B: And how did this certain someone see it? K: On YouTube. B: Did you show it? K: No, he/she found it. B: You have to be careful. You can say you’ve met me and that it’s not real. K: Before he/she went to bed I said that IT lives in the US and that it’s not real before asking what sounded more reliable and got the answer that it wasn’t real. B: That’s good.
K: We talked about language. I think its difficult to tell when for example Swedish shines through in the accent, it only happens a few times that I notice it. Is it easier to act on English in productions? Now since you gotten more used to the language. B: First of all it’s more difficult to act when you don’t fully master the language. I will never be able to speak a language as good as the one with the language as their mother tongue. In Swedish you can quickly hear when it’s false or if it sounds strange, stressed words. The better you master a language the better you are able to deliver the lines. Yet you can deliver a line perfectly however the melody or how you say it can destroy it. Sometimes when people from english speaking countries watch Swedish movies they can say ”That was a good actor,” because they can see the feeling behind the lines they don’t understan. K: Maybe that’s why Wallander has reached such success internationally even if Krister Henriksson isn’t proud over the movies.
K: What are you doing at the moment? B: Filming for Hulu. I don’t think we got Hulu in sweden, the big companies are Netflix, Amazon and Hulu and probably in that order as well. Hulu made The Handmaiden’s Tale which was viewable on HBO Nordic. However the series is called Castle Black and Stephen King is exclusive producer. K: He likes you. B: *Laughs* At least the ones behind the project likes me. However Castle Black is a city that’s reoccurring in King’s books. I’m not allowed to say anything yet there’s a new story in each season and I’m in the first one. I’m leaving on Monday for Boston. It’s a fun, interesting character and different from what I’ve done before but it’s still a scary theme. K: Typecasting, does that ever worry you? B: I don’t know. I think as an actor you need to work against your type, making sure you’re not working with the same thing over and over, to get new challenges. With that said I like dark characters, stories which I have nothing against. It inspires me.
K: Have you met Stephen King? B: No. K: I saw an interview with him where he says that he liked you as IT. B: Yes, he likes the movie which it rather unusual since he’s rather difficult to impress. If he likes something, he will say it. If he doesn’t like something he will say it. But for him to say that he likes it means very much for everyone involved.
K: In previous interviews you’ve said that you don’t have a home. Do you? B: No. K: What do you want right now? B: My girlfriend and I are looking for places in Stockholm right now even if I probably won’t be there as much. I don’t own anything and I never had so it’s about time. Stockholm will always be my home even if I live somewhere else.
K: Do you want to recommend something? B: I’ve been listening to Sam Harris podcast named The Waking Up Call. There are interesting guests and you will enjoy it if you like politics, science and essential issues. I don’t agree with everything he says but there are good discussions. K: Who do you think I should interview on Värvet? B: I’m not good at this… I don’t know. K: It’s okay, I need to take a picture with you know before time is up. Thank you so much for this interview.
I translated this interview/podcast rather quickly. I tried to pick up everything. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it, english is not my native langue so I apologize for any grammatical errors. I’ve never done this before either!
You’re offering the money at the wrong time, Mr Birling. Eva Smith is gone. You can’t do her any more harm. You can’t do her any good now either. You can’t even say: “I’m sorry Eva Smith.” But just remember this: there are millions and millions of Eva Smiths and John Smiths still left with us with their lives, and hopes, and fears, their suffering and chance of happiness all intertwined with our lives and what we think and say and do. We don’t live alone upon this earth. We are responsible for each other. And if mankind will not learn that lesson, then the time will come soon when he will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.
“At this point in my career I am not difficult whatsoever. I am only enthusiastic when I read a script, and I take up a challenge no matter what it is. I believe I will only get better by being on set and acting. So getting the job is the first goal and if the character and the script are great; if the director and the whole cast is amazing then even better. But I am grateful just to be on set, and just to be working is a great opportunity at this stage.” – Sofia Boutella
A year ago today (20/10/16) we watched one of the most amazing scenes in SSW. This will always be one of my favourites, leaving us on a cliff edge until the next ep, leaving Robert worrying if Aaron would survive. The emotions, going back for the ring, the most beautiful proposal. Just wow, an amazing week in Emmerdale history.
((OOC: I truly don’t know a better way to celebrate the one year mark of having this blog. It has been a crazy and strange twelve months, but I wouldn’t change them for the world. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for joining me on this journey, thank you for sticking around, and here’s to many more years of memories to come.))
When recording TBS, do any of actors flub their lines by accident? If so, would we be able to listen to the bloopers?
Oh yeah, absolutely. I am an extremely cruel director and make them do single takes of entire episodes (sometimes 25+ pages) and, while they are all very talented professionals, there’s bound to be some stumbling.
Putting together a blooper reel is something I’m kicking myself over not keeping track of at the start because now there is just hours upon hours of footage that I in no way shape or form have any time to listen through and pull clips from. Maybe someday we’ll hire someone to do that because there are some good moments.
One of my favorite bloopers from early on was in a Caleb episode. This was still in the first season, when I was trying to figure out the best way to record/take notes during recording/direct/etc. I now sit on my bed as the actors sit at a table in front of me and use 1-tap touch to highlight the script for notes, but back then I was trying a bunch of stuff out.
I didn’t want my note-taking to interfere with sound, so I sat out in the hallway with my headphones and left Julia and Briggon in my bedroom. So I’m sitting on the floor staring at a closed door, and Briggon and Julia are just on their own. Briggon gets to a line that went something like, “I had a rough day at school”, but instead of school, Briggon goes full-adult and says “work”. And even though I couldn’t see Briggon’s face, I could just hear him have that moment of, “wait, what”.
I don’t know why, but that was such a fun, funny moment - Briggon plays a teenager extremely convincingly, but he definitely slips up sometimes.
I’m getting real sick & tired of seeing people putting down the cast members & characters in Criminal Minds. Again, if you DON’T want to watch the show bc of your issues with HOTCH not being in it anymore - THEN STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.
Leave the cast members (WHO DOESN’T HAVE A SINGLE THING TO DO W/ TG BEING FIRED) alone and let them do their job. Stop attacking the show and call it “boring”, “failure”, “dumb”, “terrible” if you supposedly STOPPED WATCHING BC OF YOUR “No HOTCH, No Watch” crew.
In all honestly, the production and writers are really taking a big leap for season 12 since what happened w/ TG. They stepped out of the normal procedural type of crime show and wrote an arc for Spencer Reid KNOWING VERY WELL that it probably won’t do well in the mixed of rough patches this season. Not a secret that Matthew is one of the lasting character that is the most beloved in some fan’s eyes. With a story arc like the prison, it has done nothing but probably add more “harm” or “suffer” for the show. But they still did it, they still are willing enough to step out of their boundaries and IGNORE everything that’s happening. Because guess what, SHOCKER! It’s still a show that has to do their work and make the best out of everything.
At the end of the day, behind the scenes of Criminal Minds are still a group of people, who work with each other 24 hours. In a matter of twelve seasons and hopefully more to come, they’ve become like family and love doing what they do because of the people they’re surrounded with. Amazing, hard working and dedicated people. What happened with TG is something unexpected and obviously hard to look past but what can they do? What has been done is done. Suddenly, it has been the only thing linking to CM lately. Why do we have to focus so much on one obstacle despite everything else? Why are there people ignoring the fact that CM isn’t just a one man show? Five members of the cast has been there since the beginning and are still there. They are contributing themselves into their roles wholeheartedly but also involving themselves into the production. Because they still deeply love the show. Matthew has directed a couple of episodes, Joe has directed a couple himself and Kirsten has written amazing scripts for the show.
Just stop with the hate toward the actors on the show including the new actors for the season. It isn’t fair. Every single one of them are doing their best on the show because they love doing what they do and they’re still doing it for the supportive fans.
Yes, CM is suffering a a bunch of all time lows due to this new season. Yes, it’s affecting the ratings BUT CM has been through a lot more than simply low ratings in their competition. They’ve always bounced back and managed to do what they well. BUT GUESS WHAT? In terms of popularity and the show’s ratings - IT IS STILL ONE OF CBS’s MOST SUCCESSFUL SERIES. THEY ARE STILL PULLING IN THE AUDIENCE AND GOOD RATINGS AS ONE OF CBS’s top rated drama series this year OUT OF ALL THE DOZENS that they have listed.
Oh, and Criminal Minds FINALLY won People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV CRIME DRAMA after 12 years of nomination.
If people do keep degrading the characters, storylines, cast members or writers - I really don’t know what else to say. But all you’re doing is making them even more motivatedTO SHOW YOU THAT IT WON’T BE THE END. Anyone who knows the history of CRIMINAL MINDS, we have been through hell and back NUMEROUS of times.
Hey, Tom, you wanna be in my movie about Kong? You get to run around with guns in the jungle. Here, check out the script, bro.
OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING WHAT AN ICON OF CINEMA THAT IS BEING RECONCEIVED AS A MYTH COME TO LIFE I AM SO CAPTIVATED BY KONG'S POWER AND MAJESTY CAN YOU REWRITE THIS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER
Okay, that's cool, man. I'll just make it sound like you did.
Alarm clock does it’s job and I turn it off. I look at the time. 7:00AM. I roll out of bed and walk straight t my bathroom. I turn on the shower and get in. Hot water going down my spine. I relax and just think.
It’s my first day of work. I’ve always wanted to be an actor, but I never thought that my career would start with a bang. I mean, we all know who John Green is and to shoot a movie that he wrote a script to is amazing. Plus, I get to work with Cody.
I didn’t know him before, but I soon found out, who was playing Jack (my best friend, then my boyfriend) I googled him and I have to admit, he’s cute. I mean he is older than me,but only a couple of years so it doesn’t make that kind of a difference.