Red Widow is ABC's newest drama, and we sat down with Radha Mitchell, Goran Visnjic, and the show's screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg to find out more about the series. Radha and Goran gave us the scoop on their characters' complex backgrounds, while Melissa talked about her previous work on Twilight and Dexter. Watch our interview to see what else they said about how they landed the roles and what's to come this season. Red Widow airs Sundays at 10/9 Central on ABC.
Midseason drama Red Widow premieres this Sunday, and I recently sat down with the cast on set in Vancouver to talk about the new show. Stars Radha Mitchell, Goran Visnjic, and Luke Goss talked about their characters on the crime series, while series creator Melissa Rosenberg (better known as the screenwriter of the Twilight films) shared why she wanted to develop the show. Watch now and don't forget to tune in to the show Sunday on ABC.
We spoke with Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell about the premiere of Big Sur at Sundance this week. Check out our interview as they talk about bringing Jack Kerouac's book to life on the big screen and the "indie" spirit of the film festival.
Kate Bosworth and her fiancé Michael Polish premiered and promoted the film that brought them together, Big Sur, at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday. Michael directed the movie, which is an adaptation of Jack Keroauc's book of the same name, and Kate stars in it as one of Jack's lovers. Kate and Michael met while making Big Sur, and the actress revealed that she fell in love with Michael first as a director before their romantic relationship started. Kate also celebrated her 30th birthday in early January and spoke to press about taking on more mature roles like this one as she enters the next big decade of her life and career.
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Even if you don't know who Melissa Rosenberg is, you've probably seen her work; she's the screenwriter behind all the Twilight movies and was a head writer on Dexter for the first four seasons. Now she's running her own show, Red Widow, as creator and executive producer, and she came to the TCA with the stars of the midseason series, including Radha Mitchell and Goran Visnjic. Mitchell plays the lead character, a mother who is pulled into a crime web after the death of her husband, while Visnjic plays a drug lord pulling the strings. The two talked about their characters and what drew them to the show, while Rosenberg gave other tidbits about the series.
- Mitchell describes her main character of Marta as a housewife who's been "avoiding her criminal upbringing by living a life of a soccer mom, [then is] dragged into a world she has been trying to avoid her whole life." Mitchell calls it her dream role, since she sees similarities between Marta and a character she had always been fascinated by: the heroine of La Femme Nikita, "a woman who discovers all these strengths under duress."
- Visnjic originally turned down the character of Schiller because he only appears briefly in the pilot, but he reconsidered after he said Rosenberg made "promises about what he would be." It sounds like Visnjic will be a big part of the series, and he assured us that "from episode two on, it's really fun, unusual stuff I've never done before." Another bonus? "I love the suits!"
- Anson Mount (who memorably starred in Crossroads as Britney Spears's love interest) plays Radha's husband who gets killed in the pilot, and Rosenberg talked about whether we'll ever see him again. At first things sounded hopeful, because she said once he was cast, "we all loved him" and thought "maybe he should come back." Unfortunately, Mount was sacrificed for the story, ultimately, and Rosenberg decided to stick to the focus of Marta moving forward. "It's about moving forward, and the shift into her relationship with Schiller," Rosenberg said.
It was a rainy green faux grass carpet for last night's seventh annual Global Green Pre-Oscars Party at Avalon in LA, which meant that many of the stars rushed in to keep from getting wet. Jessica Alba in a Viktor and Rolf dress and Cash Warren huddled close under their umbrella, only stopping to take a couple of photos while Joel and Benji Madden avoided the carpet almost entirely on their way into provide the evening's entertainment. James Cameron, whose Avatar is up for a bunch of awards at Sunday's Oscars and is touted for its environmental message, took cover under an enormous umbrella to grant a few interviews on his way into the bash, which supports a cause that is obviously important to him. The inclement weather expected this weekend may mean another rainy red carpet for the Academy Awards, something the stars are used to this award season after the downpour at the Golden Globes.
A few months ago I was thrilled to hear that Henry Poole Is Here got picked up by a studio at Sundance because it was hands-down one of my favorite movies there. Luke Wilson is totally engaging as Henry Poole, a curmudgeonly man who buys an ordinary house in Southern California. Soon his neighbor Esperanza (Adriana Barazza) notices a stain on the outside of Henry's house that she thinks is the face of Jesus. She starts telling everyone in town about "the miracle" at Henry's house, much to Henry's annoyance. He tries his best to get rid of the stain, but the more he angrily resists the "miracle" on his house, the more proof presents itself that the stain truly does have some kind of power.
It gets a little overwrought and message-y at times, but overall the movie is sweetly funny and ultimately touching. Henry Poole opens in theaters August 15. To check out the trailer, read more