THE GIFTED: Actor Amy Acker talks a family of mutants – exclusive interview

Amy Acker in THE GIFTED | © 2018 Fox

In Season 2 of THE GIFTED, Tuesday nights on Fox, the Strucker family is more beleaguered than ever after finding that teen children Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hines White) have extremely strong superpowers in Season 1. Lauren is now determined to help with Mutant Underground rescue operations, while Andy has taken up with the violent faction the Hellfire Club. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is grappling with his own newly-discovered powers. This leave mom Caitlin Strucker, played by Amy Acker, as the lone regular human in the clan. Acker is no stranger to genre television, having had series […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Natalie Alyn Lind chats Season 2 of Marvel X-Men series – Exclusive Interview

Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2| ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Season 2 of THE GIFTED, Tuesday nights on Fox Networks, things are getting worse in mutant-human relations. In the series developed by Matt Nix, based on the Marvel X-MEN comics, mutants have been made to register with the U.S. government. At the start of Season 1, only mutants who used their powers (even those who did so inadvertently) were arrested, but now anti-mutant prejudice is much worse. Natalie Alyn Lind plays Lauren Strucker, a teen who has the ability to create flexible but impenetrable barriers out of thin air. Her younger brother Andy (Percy Hynes White) can make almost […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on Marvel’s TV mutants – Exclusive Interview

Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Miller Mobley

THE GIFTED is currently in its first season on Fox, Monday nights. Matt Nix, creator of BURN NOTICE, adapted the project for television. THE GIFTED is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, but the X-Men are nowhere to be found. Mutants are banding together against persecution by Sentinel Services, an arm of the government that “detains” anyone who does anything that might be construed as abuse of power. Ordinary humans Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker) are astonished when both of their adolescent children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), suddenly demonstrate their mutant powers in […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Stephen Moyer on Season 1 of the Marvel mutant series – Exclusive Interview

as Reed Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 1| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Ryan Green/FOX

In Fox Network’s THE GIFTED, an original series developed by Matt Nix from Marvel Comics, the Strucker family is stricken with big trouble. Stephen Moyer plays Reed Strucker, a Texas lawyer who has been confidently prosecuting mutants who act up – until the day that his two children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), discover their own mutant powers and accidentally destroy their high school. Reed and his wife/the kids’ mom Kate (Amy Acker) turn to the Mutant Underground for help. Reed gets shot in the back while trying to protect the family, then arrested and questioned […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Coby Bell on new mutant Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

Coby Bell in THE GIFTED - Season 1 - "eXtreme measures"| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./ Eliza Morse / Fox

Fox’s new Monday-night drama THE GIFTED is an original series set in the Marvel Comics Universe. It has some mutant characters viewers may know from iterations of THE X-MEN, but it centers on some new figures, the Strucker family. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is a prosecutor whose job it is to put away dangerous mutants – until the day he and his wife Kate (Amy Acker) find that their two teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) have just demonstrated mutant abilities. The Struckers go on the run from the mutant-hunting Sentinel Services, which is headed […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: David Mazouz talks about being young Bruce Wayne and Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

David Mazouz in GOTHAM - Season 2 - "Worse Than A Crime" | ©2015 Fox

In Fox Network’s GOTHAM, which just aired its winter finale, Bruce Wayne is a young teen who is not yet Batman, though he gives every indication that he will be one day. David Mazouz, however, has thoroughly embodied Bruce from Day One of the dark series, adapted by Bruno Heller from the D.C. Comics. Los Angeles native Mazouz (first name pronounced Dah-veed), now age fifteen, had previously starred as the preternaturally gifted son of Kiefer Sutherland’s character on two seasons of Fox’s TOUCH. The audience could hear his thoughts, but he only spoke aloud to other people at the very […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the BLENDED Los Angeles Premiere

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore at the Los Angeles Premiere of BLENDED | ©2014 Sue Schneider

Recently Warner Bros. Pictures held the Los Angeles premiere of BLENDED at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. BLENDED is the third comedy that Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have appeared in together … THE WEDDING SINGER and 50 FIRST DATES were the other two films. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale, Jessica Lowe, Emma Fuhrmann, Kyle Red Silverstein, Zak Henri, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Lauren Lapkus, Frank Coraci (Director), Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera (Writers). Joining the stars were guests, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the PUSS IN BOOTS Los Angeles Premiere

Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, and Puss In Boots at the Los Angeles Premiere of PUSS IN BOOTS | ©2011 Sue Schneider

DreamWorks Animation held the Los Angeles Premiere of PUSS IN BOOTS on October 23rd at the Regency Theater in Westwood. Closing the street where the theater is located, the “beige” carpet, had backdrops that looked like sets from the film. Costumed PUSS IN BOOTS and Kitty Softpaws walked the carpet, plus before the premiere started Spanish dancers came down the carpet. Fans lined the street to see the stars and guests that attended this early Sunday morning premiere. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the REAL STEEL World Premiere

Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly at the World Premiere of REAL STEEL | ©2011 Sue Schneider

DreamWorks Pictures held the World Premiere of REAL STEEL on October 2nd at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal Citywalk in Universal City. On the Citywalk stage two of the robots stood for people to take pictures with. REAL STEEL is set in the near future where 2000 lb. robot fighters have replaced humans in the boxing rings. Hugh Jackman stars as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when the robot fighters took over.  When Charlie hits rock bottom, he teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender and […]Read On »

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