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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

6 Apr

It is that time of year when Emmy related activities are beginning from the Variety “Actors on Actors” series to the most recent FX Upfront screening of American Crime Story. This means a lot of TV stars out and about so along with our usual behind the scenes set antics there is also plenty of promo stuff occurring. Plus a whole array of other events from the week.

 

Confession – I still have not caught any Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (I know), but I am still super psyched about this Instagram reveal and it is up there on the former roommate scale with Connie Britton and Lauren Graham.

 

Another amazing group of women and the “Fierce Verse: Feminist as Fuck” event is everything I want from a night of entertainment right down to Amber Tamblyn, Amy Poehler and Carrie Brownstein reading an Entourage script.

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Monitors #unrealtv

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I’m already pretty sure that this Rachel/Quinn drinking/hangover scene is going to be an UnREAL season 2 highlight.

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#Monday got me like…#UnREALtv #Quinning

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Adding “Quinning” to words I want to use more often.

 

Holly Taylor has ditched her Elizabeth Jennings’ coat and poses up a pool playing storm with her onscreen brother at the FX American Crime Story event last week.

 

Also at the same FX Upfronts event another pair of co-star cuties.

 

#CoatGoals and heart eye emoji faces.

 

Cherishing these Good Wife behind the scenes photos as the end is so close and also looking for clues; is this indicating that Lucca is representing Peter? This is definitely a courtroom scene.

 

Kerry Washington’s Confirmation tour is all about the floral frocks; perfect for spring sunshine (sorry if you are currently experiencing unseasonable snow where you are this week).

 

Another shot of this fabulous Kerry Washington dress (and probably my favorite of the four) as she takes part in Variety’s Actors on Actors; Emmy discussion season is upon us and I am always giddy for these one on one conversations and forthcoming roundtables.

 

Darts are also on the menu as well as actors chatting about actorly things and Rami shines in both the scoring and stripes department.

 

Uzo Aduba is currently performing on London’s West End in The Maids along side Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton and Lady Edith herself Laura Carmichael. The trio hit up the Olivier Awards red carpet and do the selfie thing with Stephen Oremus. Lipstick bonus points awarded to Zawe Ashton.

 

Now for a very random pairing with Bill Hader and Marcia Clark on stage with Gil and George.

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My Khaleesi! 👑🐲

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Costume designer Jill Bream posing with Kate McKinnon who is really working the iconic Daenerys season 5 look on SNL.

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A sport huddle

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So much Duplass beard and I am here for it.

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Ross?

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Rachel Bilson takes a step back in time and while it is over 10 years since Friends ended it is still just as popular as ever.

 

Still no word on an Agent Carter renewal, but for now enjoy this incredible BTS shot of Bridget Regan looking cool as fuck.

 

Ending things this week with Lupita Nyong’o working the perfect sparkle skirt to shimmy in.

 

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

22 Sep

Taking a break from Emmy coverage (including the special Emmys Inst-Scenes post) with a return to our normal schedule of TV Instagram photos.

 

Another very cute Mindy Project outfit and eating on the go from Mindy Kaling. I would definitely have a spilling situation occurring in this scenario.

 

THIS PHOTO. I would watch this drama unfold in a heartbeat.

 

Definitely high on my most anticipated TV show list – it has undergone a name change from The Way to The Path – and slightly softening the end of Hannibal blow.

 

There’s a reason Joshua Jackson has remained a favorite since 1998. Also, yay Diane!

 

Aaaaaand I’ve definitely done this.

 

I really need Playing House to be renewed already. This dress, that episode and everything about this show and these ladies is fantastic.

 

A reminder that Jane the Virgin is back in a few weeks and it has been far too long.

 

Grant Gustin has got the Flash apparel situation locked down and it does indeed look rather cold.

 

There’s a Mad Men tree and I definitely want to find it. Elisabeth Moss has goggles chic down.

 

So this is tangentially Emmy related as photographer Lisa Guerriero shared this photo of Jon Hamm goofing around onset to celebrate his win. It is both terrifying and amazing.

 

Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks and Allison Williams Cover Variety

18 Jun

Earlier this week the role of guest star was in focus as part of the SAG “Conversations” series and now Variety is showcasing supporting actors. We’re in the somewhat protracted period of pre-Emmy nominations as the recent season of TV is being discussed and analysed by various sites; trade publications like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have delivered extensive roundtable conversations and print/digital articles.

Variety has chosen three actors who play supporting characters on critically acclaimed shows; one of these shows is over (Breaking Bad), however it is still very much in contention for the Emmys this year. Aaron Paul’s current stint on TV is no more and Christina Hendricks’ is coming to an end relatively soon as they are shooting what I believe is the last episode of Mad Men. I am sure this will feature heavily in the awards discussion this time next year as we won’t get to see the final 7 until 2015.

The third cover is occupied by Girls’ Allison Williams and I expect her inclusion might be met with some eye rolls and questions of “Why her?” There are of course plenty of other supporting actors who could take her position who are more likely to receive an Emmy nomination (pretty much all of the OITNB cast), but I would also argue that Williams has been incredible on the latest season of Girls as Marnie experienced a steady stream of humiliation (YouTube videos) in her portrayal of a character who is so incredibly unaware of her many awful qualities. The comments Williams makes in the interview might not endear people any further as she mentions that Girls was the first audition she did upon arriving in Los Angeles, while both Hendricks and Paul discuss their long journey to success.

The cover themselves are pretty cool as they show a double exposure like shot of each actor – the ladies get a close up and a body shot, whereas Paul looks like he is dancing – and while the article itself focuses on how strong supporting roles can lead to greater opportunities, characters like Joan, Jesse or Marnie should not be scoffed at. Not that this article is necessarily doing this in an overt manner, but it does have a hint of movies over TV to it and by now we should be at place beyond this outdated value judgement, even if it is in the subtext.

Christina Hendricks

Aaron Paul

Alison Williams

 

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

6 Jun

Red carpet events, polo, new summer shows and magazine editorials all make up this edition of “Out of the Box.”

Aaron PaulLast weekend a whole host of stars attended the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic and this means it’s time for sunglasses and super cute dresses. Olivia Munn is radiant in white lace Lover (not pictured, but Munn also had the most amazing Devi Kroell wooden clutch), as is Busy Philipps. Both Lupita Nyong’o and Dakota Johnson work brimmed hats with black/white patterned frocks and Julianne Moore does the almost impossible and makes a jumpsuit appealing (by Rosie Assoulin, who also designed this Keri Russell dress). Only model Behati Prinsloo underwhelms in beige. Aaron Paul holds court in the center looking very dapper in a summer suit.

Lucy LiuSwitching things up with Lucy Liu in this gorgeous strapless Carolina Herrera gown at the 2014 Huading Film Awards. The gold geometric print is eye-catching starting small and intricate on the bodice, getting larger further down the skirt. It is a silhouette that works incredibly well on Liu and it is a dramatic change from the looser fitting shift dresses she tends to wears on Elementary.

Halt and Catch FireHalt and Catch Fire premiered this week and I’m starting to think Girls/OITNB costume designer Jenn Rogien was right when she said at the recent Vulture festival that you end up dressing the year you were born, as recently I’ve been drawn to early ’80s style from The Americans and now Halt and Catch Fire which is set in 1983.

Mackenzie Davis plays Cameron and her red sweater is making a mark on my already extensive TV knitwear list and short hair looks amazing on Davis. She’s got an Agyness Deyn thing going on. Scoot McNairy is working the sadness beard like no other and Lee Pace is doing well with the mysterious/handsome all about his eyebrows look. Let’s hope this show can build on what I thought was a promising, but not quite fulfilled pilot (so like most pilots really).

Brie Larson and Shailene WoodleyThis shot of Brie Larson and Shailene Woodley comes from their New York magazine cover story this week and this shoot is giving off all the Simon & Garfunkel “Bookends” vibess (and this automatically makes me think of Almost Famous). Getting prepared to heave cry when The Fault in Our Stars comes out. Will be drinking plenty of water on that day if the book/trailer are anything to go by.

Joking Bad: Jimmy Fallon’s Breaking Bad Parody

12 Sep

Late night TV has had a good week with the reveal that Jimmy Kimmel was behind the Worst Twerk Fail video, but we have a new rival for best moment as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon unveils their Breaking Bad parody “Joking Bad.” As with the previous parodies like “6-bee” (a take on Glee featuring the Parks and Recreation cast) and “Downton Sixbey” it is essentially a love letter to a show that is dominating the conversation.

Jimmy Fallon is pretty spot on with his Walter White’s mannerisms, particularly the hunched posture when he is on the phone. There are also nods to the meth making montages, the roof pizza and how they like to stick the camera on random objects. Cameos from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Bob Odenkirk, and a twist at the end make this a very fun piece from the Late Night crew.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

19 Jul

It’s been a busy week with Emmy nominations, Comic-Con and magazine covers and this edition of “Out of the Box” covers all three. While it’s still very much the summer and my Scandal catch up is underway, it’s also time to look to returning shows like Breaking Bad  and from the activity on my Twitter feed most casts are returning to their shows for the fall season. As always this is a snapshot of what I have been watching and what news/photo shoots have caught my eye online and in print. 

Winner: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny at The X-Files Reunion Panel, Comic-Con

X Files Reunion

The X-Files holds a very special place in my TV watching history and the relationship between Mulder and Scully is a very big part of this. I have never been to Comic-Con but I know that if I was attending this year then this X-Files reunion panel would be number one on my list and from this ScreenFad live blog it sounds like it was a relaxed and fun affair. Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny look content and happy to be reunited in front of a large audience of fans and thrilled shippers all around the world when Anderson suggested that Mulder and Scully would “Have sex” on a date. Duchovny followed this up with “Then maybe dinner?”

Runner Up: Bryan Cranston for GQ 

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It’s been a good week for Bryan Cranston as he received an Emmy nomination and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; he’s also on the cover of the August issue of GQ. The photo shoot has Cranston ditching the Heisenberg/Walter White threads (this is a far cry from standing in the desert in his underwear) and going for a tailored look. It’s a good choice and I don’t think we’ve ever seen him look this dreamy.

Runner Up: Aubrey Plaza for The New York Times

Aubrey Plaza NY Times

Aubrey Plaza is currently on the promotional trail for The To Do List and this includes a profile in The New York Times. Opting for a photo that wouldn’t look out of place on Instagram (because that is a thing we do now) the styling leans much older than the skort wearing teen that Plaza plays in The To Do List and is more polished than Plaza’s Parks and Recreation character April.

Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris Announcing the 2013 Emmy Nominations 

65th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement

I’m pretty sure there is nothing more adorable than Aaron Paul in polka dot bow tie (ok maybe his Price is Right appearance) and I’m sure he will offer something just as delightful at the Emmy awards come September. Here Paul is announcing the nominees for the 2013 Emmys and while I’m still simmering from some of the missing names/shows (like Hannibal, Jake Johnson and The Americans), Aaron Paul deservedly got another nomination for his role of Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. Neil Patrick Harris looks just as dapper as always and was a late minute replacement for Kate Mara (she had travel issues) showing that even with short notice and at 5.30 am he’s always on it when it comes to hosting.

Breaking Bad Season 5 Photos: New Alliances?

17 Jul

There is less than a month to go until the final 8 episodes of Breaking Bad and AMC has released another batch of promo photos; first they reminded us that “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” followed by the recent shot of Walt looking menacing with the words “Remember My Name” emblazoned across his figure. The teasers have done a great job of well, teasing by telling us the show is ending, a fact I was trying to ignore and telling us that Walter White means business (or wants to join a Fame revival). It’s time to see the rest of the cast and theorize about what these pairings could mean for the end of this journey.

Breaking Bad Jesse and Walt

The partnership that started it all has been through its fair share of triumphs, disasters and deception. The last episode saw a petrified Jesse receiving a bag full of money from Walt and their relationship has been severed in what appears to be an amicable fashion (at least a lot more amicable than it was for Mike). That isn’t to say that Jesse isn’t broken by his experience with his former chemistry teacher or that he won’t get sucked back into the business once again. Jesse is the heart of Breaking Bad and so it has become increasingly difficult watching him get torn apart by the things he has done and if he does manage to break free from Walt he will always be looking over his shoulder as the shot above suggests. Nothing would make me happier if Jesse gets to drive away from all of this.

Hank and Jesse Breaking Bad

The episode that ended the first half of this final season had Hank finding out that Walter White is really Heisenberg (his discovery was made in the most innocuous place – the bathroom, thanks to Walt’s toilet reading material) and so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that Hank will attempt to team up with Jesse to bring Walt down. There is bad blood between Hank and Jesse as Hank beat the living crap out of Jesse back in season 3. This led to one of the many amazing Aaron Paul moments as he delivered a speech full of hate about Hank from his hospital bed. Will they be able to put this behind them? This photo has them both looking at each other with suspicion, with Jesse looking over his shoulder once again and if they do work together trust will be an issue. I’d really like to see a happy ending for both Jesse and Hank, but knowing this show and how far Walt is willing to go I fear that one of them won’t make it to the end of the show alive.

A note on Jesse’s wardrobe; gone are the hoodies and this look is more adult than we have seen before, the double plaid works together and his appearance is more rugged. This weathered look reflects the toll that his time with Walt has had on him both mentally and physically.

Skyler and Walt Breaking Bad

Jesse isn’t the only one who has been broken by his relationship with Walt as Walt’s family has been destroyed by his work in the crystal meth business. While Walt Jr. and Holly have been shielded from this to some extent, Skyler has not been so fortunate. After becoming involved in the money laundering side Skyler has become a shell of her former self and suffered a breakdown. Skyler did manage to convince Walt to end the business after she took him to a storage unit and showed him how much money he has accumulated and asked him how much their family is worth. That’s the reason Walt started all of this, but because his cancer didn’t kill him like he thought it would he went a lot further than he ever intended.

While the family scene at the end of the last episode suggested closure, thanks to the opening scene of season 5 we know that things have escalated and this is probably thanks to Hank’s discovery. What role will Skyler play in all of this? Will she remain the dutiful wife and help Walt bury more secrets as the photo above hints at? Or will she stand tall against the man who is no longer anything like the one she married?

Answers will be forthcoming when Breaking Bad returns Sunday, August 11 on AMC.

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