Actor Doug Jones – Part 2: THE SHAPE OF WATER, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and more – Exclusive Interview

Doug Jones is the Amphibian Man in THE SHAPE OF WATER | ©2017 Fox Searchlight

In the second half of our exclusive phone interview with actor Doug Jones, he reflects on his work with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro in the Best Picture Oscar-winning THE SHAPE OF WATER. Jones, in heavy prosthetics and costume, played Amphibian Man, aka the Asset, aka “Charlie Tuna.” Jones’s character and mute office worker Elisa (Sally Hawkins) fall passionately in love with one another as she attempts to rescue him from evil captors. Jones also talks about his work on FX Networks’ WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, how he’s dealing with fame at this point in his career, and more. […]Read On »

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Actor Doug Jones – Part 1: The scoop on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 1 and 2 – Exclusive Interview

Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - Season 2 - "New Eden" | ©2018 CBS Interactive/Ben Mark Holzberg

Doug Jones is finally getting recognized for his work. It’s not that he’s a newcomer – Jones has been in Hollywood since the ‘80s, and has been in a number of huge projects – but he’s spent most of his career under enormous amounts of prosthetic makeup and complicated costumes. Originally from Indiana, Jones trained both as an actor and as a mime, a background that has allowed him to move persuasively as all sorts of fantastic, otherworldly, and/or alien beings. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has worked with Jones for decades, starting with MIMIC in 1997, which had Jones playing […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou vamps it up in Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is back for its second season on Wednesday nights on FX. The horror comedy, based on the film of the same name from creators Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi, gives us more adventures with the group of vampire roommates, unliving together in a mansion on Staten Island. British actress Natasia Demetriou plays Nadja, the lone woman in the group, who turned and is married to Laszlo, portrayed by Matt Berry. Kayvan Novak is Nandor the Relentless, Mark Proksch is energy vampire Colin Robinson, and Harvey Guillen is their human familiar Guillermo. Last season, Nadja […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: actor Harvey Guillen on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Harvey Guillén as Guillermo in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the FX comedy created by Jemaine Clement, based on the film of the same name, begins its second season on Wednesday, April 15. Vampires Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) are all still living and squabbling together in their Staten Island mansion. However, there’s a big change for Nandor’s loyal human servant Guillermo, played by Harvey Guillen. Last season, Nandor and Guillermo researched their family trees. Nandor found out he had numerous descendants from his long-ago days as a living man. Guillermo discovered that he is related to the Van […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Executive Producer Heather Kadin on Season 2 and a tease on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Anson Mount as Captain Pike in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - Season 2 - "Such Sweet Sorrow" - Part 2 | ©2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved/Russ Martin

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is now streaming its first and second seasons on CBS All-Access, with a third in the works. The series is the flagship of the STAR TREK television renaissance, as CBS All-Access is making a STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION follow-up starring Patrick Stewart, entitled STAR TREK: PICARD, as well as an animated comedy series, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, and has announced a STAR TREK: DISCOVERY spinoff that will center around Michelle Yeoh’s devious former empress Philippa Georgiou. Heather Kadin, one of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s executive producers (she’s also on PICARD and LOWER DECKS), talks with us about […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Executive producer Paul Simms on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

FX’s freshman Wednesday-night comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is based on the 2014 New Zealand feature written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the script). Now Clement and Waititi have adapted and are executive-producing WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for television, moving the action to Staten Island and introducing us to three new vampires, hulking Nandor (Kayvan Novak), dashing Laszlo (Matt Berry) and assertive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The vamps have been tasked by their master, the Baron (Doug Jones), with conquering Staten Island. From the way they’re going about […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Actor Wilson Cruz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Wilson Cruz at the official premiere of CBS’ STAR TREK DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to premiere on a streaming service – CBS All-Access, which introduces new episodes on Sunday nights. It is the first STAR TREK series to have such a large budget, and the first to have such a serialized storyline. Set ten years before STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to be led by a black woman character, Lt. Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. One more first for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – it has a committed gay couple. Anthony Rapp plays Discovery crew member […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Mary Chieffo talks about playing a Klingon – Exclusive Interview

Mary Chieffo as L'Rell in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – Season 1 - "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" | © 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved/Michael Gibson

At a Q&A session for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, actress Mary Chieffo describes herself as a “giddy Klingon.” Someone points out that this is perhaps the first and only time the phrase “giddy Klingon” has ever been uttered, but it is accurate. Chieffo (pronounced Chief-Oh) plays the Klingon warrior L’Rell, and she is absolutely giddy about having the opportunity to be part of the STAR TREK franchise. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY premiered on the broadcast CBS network. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will be available (a new one coming out each Sunday over fifteen weeks) on CBS All-Access. Set ten years […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CBS STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Premiere

Sonequa Martin-Green at the official premiere of CBS’ STAR TREK DISCOVERY

“To Go Where No One Has Gone Before.” After 50 years since it first aired CBS is bringing STAR TREK back with a new cast. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will premiere on CBS Television Network on September 24th and after that it will air on CBS All Access. On September 19th a premiere was held at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome and stars from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXDT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, and STAR TREK: VOYAGER walked the red carpet. It was a dream premiere for the many STAR TREK fans that […]Read On »

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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Actor Camden Toy chats about Joss Whedon’s classic series – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

Camden Toy | photo courtesy Albert L. Ortega

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking, cult-adored, academically-studied TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The series, which ran for five years on The WB and another two on UPN (both of which have since merged into The CW) starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, an initially reluctant Slayer who was destined to kill monsters and prevent the end of the world (a lot) in the town of Sunnydale, California. Camden Toy played three of Buffy’s most iconic nemeses, and then went over to the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER spinoff ANGEL to play yet another monster. […]Read On »

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