MR. ROBOT: Christian Slater hacks the planet – interview

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot in MR. ROBOT | © 2016 Nadav Kander/USA Network

Christian Slater has won both a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award for his work in the title role of MR. ROBOT. In the first season of USA Network’s series – just nominated for six Emmy Awards, including outstanding dramatic series – created by Sam Esmail (who also directed all of Season 2), Mr. Robot at first appears to be the mysterious founder of F*Society. Mr. Robot recruits Rami Malek’s character Elliot Alderson, an isolated computer genius, to his cause of cyber warfare against giant corporations. However, by the end of Season 1, we and Elliot learn that Mr. Robot […]Read On »

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MR. ROBOT: Rami Malek on USA’s surprise hit series – interview

Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson in the USA series MR. ROBOT | © 2015 David Giesbrecht/USA Network

In USA’s freshman hit series MR. ROBOT, Rami Malek stars as Elliot Alderson. Elliot is a socially isolated, brilliant computer hacker who joins the team founded by the mysterious title character, played by Christian Slater, to take down corporations and change the social order. Malek, a native of Los Angeles, had his first onscreen role in THE GILMORE GIRLS. Since then, he’s been in series including THE WAR AT HOME, 24 and THE PACIFIC, and features including LARRY CROWNE, NEED FOR SPEED, OLDBOY and SHORT TERM 12, as well as the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and TWILIGHT franchises. Created by […]Read On »

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Christian Slater on MR. ROBOT – interview

Christian Slater as Mr. Robot in MR. ROBOT | © 2015 David Giesbrecht/USA Network

In USA Network’s new series MR. ROBOT, Wednesdays at 10 PM, Christian Slater plays the title character. That’s not really his name, of course, and he’s not really a robot, but his name, what he’s like as a human being and what he’s actually up to are all mysteries for now. Mr. Robot heads up a group of anarchists hoping to disrupt big businesses by hacking into their computer systems. Elliot (Rami Malek) is Mr. Robot’s new associate, an idealistic young hacker who is tasked with bringing down the company he works for from within. The character in MR. ROBOT […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS

Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS | (c) 2013 Vivian Zink/NBC

On NBC’s half-hour comedy GUYS WITH KIDS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Anthony Anderson plays Gary, a stay-at-home father who tends to the family brood while his wife Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) works for the family income.Gary spends a fair amount of time hanging out with his baby, while in the company of fellow dads Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Nick (Zach Cregger) and their own offspring. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anderson is no stranger to comedy, having created and starred in the series ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS, playing a fictionalized version of himself. Among many other comedy credits, he has […]Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING IN – Season 2 – “The Contra Club” – Season Premiere

Megan Mullally, Christian Slater, Erin Richards, Christian Slater, Bret Harrison, Odette Annable and Alphonso McAuley in BREAKING IN - Season 2 | ©2012 Fox/Jeff Minton

Stars: Christian Slater, Megan Mullally, Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Erin Richards, Jennifer Irwin, Odette Annable Writer: Adam F. Goldberg Director: Seth Gordon Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: March 7, 2012 One of the most promising new comedies last Spring was the Christian Slater starrer BREAKING IN on Fox. It’s a series that focused on a security firm run by the brash, unpredictable and enigma-like Oz (Slater) and the wacky employees he has. The series struggled throughout the seven episodes to find the right balance and tone. While I appreciated what the series did, it didn’t bowl me over […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Fox says BREAKING IN is still not officially dead

Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Michael Rosenbaum, Odette Annable and Christian Slater in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

When is a show cancelled, but not cancelled? That’s been the mystery behind the Christian Slater comedy BREAKING IN that did pretty good during midseason this year on Fox after AMERICAN IDOL. It wasn’t enough for it to get an official Season 2 renewal, but in recent months, there’s been movement that could bring the series back. Recent extensions on cast contracts have showed that the show has a little bit life left in it, and today at the Summer 2011 Television Critics Association Fox session, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly explained that the show could get an official last […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Bret Harrison on BREAKING IN, REAPER & V

Bret Harrison in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

Fox’s half-hour comedy BREAKING IN, trying out a Tuesday slot tonight after a run Wednesdays at 9:30 PM (even though it was canceled last week by Fox), concerns a high-tech security firm that is hired by various companies to evaluate weak points by, per the title, breaking in wherever it can be done. Bret Harrison plays Cameron Price, the firm’s newest hire, who has been more or less blackmailed into taking the gig by the firm’s mysterious boss Oz, played by Christian Slater. In some ways, Cameron and his situation don’t appear too far removed from Portland, Oregon native Harrison’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BREAKING IN star Christian Slater gets secure

Christian Slater in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

BREAKING IN concerns Contra Security, a firm that is hired to test various security systems by performing the title action. Created and executive-produced by Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon, the new Wednesday night half-hour comedy on Fox features a troupe of deft comedic young actors as the Contra employees. Christian Slater plays their somewhat mysterious and prankish boss, Oz, who likes to surround himself with eclectic objects – for instance, Captain Kirk’s command chair from the bridge of the Enterprise. Slater has starred in two other TV series, NBC’s MY OWN WORST ENEMY and ABC’s THE FORGOTTEN, but BREAKING […]Read On »

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TV Review: BREAKING IN – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Christian Slater and Bret Harrison in BREAKING IN - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 Fox/Richard Foreman

Stars: Christian Slater, Bret Harrison, Odette Annable, Alphonso McAuley Writer: Adam F. Goldberg Director: Seth Gordon Network: Fox, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: April 6, 2011 Bret Harrison has been a star in need of an excellent vehicle for his everyman charms and comedic timing. While he was great in the two-season REAPER cult series, it didn’t propel him the way it should have. Throw in a strange stint on the second season of V that was trying to make him the comic relief in a show that was in more need of action, drama and actual sci-fi than comedy, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The Cash-in of BREAKING IN star Alphonso McAuley

Alphonso McAuley in BREAKING IN - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/David Johnson

The new Fox comedy BREAKING IN, premiering tonight at 9:30 PM, concerns a team of professional security experts. Led by Christian Slater’s somewhat mysterious Oz, the gang work as independent contractors, discovering and revealing the security flaws at various firms by, well, breaking in. Alphonso McAuley (of the newly-released feature CAT RUN and the comedy series CHOCOLATE NEWS) plays Calvin “Cash” Sparks, who is the group’s authority on pop culture, especially science-fiction films and television. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve said you have a few real-life personality traits in common with your character Cash … ALPHONSO McAULEY: Yeah, sort of. I’m sort […]Read On »

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