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Variety Emmy Studio Conversations or Pick Your Dream Dinner Dates

16 Jun

You know the drill by now; it is Emmy discussion season and Variety has a whole host of conversations taking place between stars from your favorite shows. This series differs from roundtables because they are one on ones (and a two on two) with no moderator to ask the questions. What Variety delivers are the perfect bite size 10ish minute long chats focusing on the shows these actors are currently on as well as first jobs and other such general actor talking points. My list of dream dinner dates gets even longer with some of these pairings including the one below.

Allison Janney and Lizzy CaplanThis hug looks like the happiest place in the world.

Allison Janney and Lizzy Caplan light up the screen and they are of co-stars on Masters of Sex so the connection is already there. They discuss a range of topics including comedy in drama on Masters of Sex and finding laughter in the darkness on Mom. Caplan talks about her own personal experience with a storyline that devastated me last season and made this the second show that made me cry while writing a review (the first was The Good Wife and the recent third addition was Mad Men).

She also goes into some detail about how she wrote to the real Virginia Johnson before she passed away, which she never replied to and how Johnson “made it very clear that she didn’t want any involvement in it [Masters of Sex] whatsoever … I don’t think she read the script, it was more that she wrote this book, and that was her story, and then she wanted to just live out the rest of her life away from it all. Which I had to respect, but it drove me a bit crazy.”

For more videos head here and for other TV Ate My Wardrobe coverage of the Variety Emmy Studio head here and here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

12 Jun

Premieres, pre-gaming the Emmys and the first official onset photo from the revival I have already been endlessly talking about are all part of this week’s edition of “Out of the Box.”

Anna Faris and Chris PrattInstant cheering for Anna Faris in an amazing metallic long sleeve mini Rubin Singer dress and it contrasts well with husband Chris Pratt’s blue suit and check shirt combo. They really are the most adorable at the Jurassic World premiere.

Lauren LapkusA close runner up in the adorable stakes is former Orange is the New Black correctional officer Lauren Lapkus and she looks delightful in a super chic LUBLU Kira Plastinina. At first glance the shoes look a little matchy matchy until spotting the iridescent nature of the Andrew Gn pumps. OITNB is back today (!) but sadly I don’t think we will be seeing Fischer (if her IMDb page is anything to go by).

Uzo AdubaIt’s hard knowing all of OITNB season 3 is available to watch and not having seen a single one yet (this will be a different story in a couple of hours hopefully), but Uzo Aduba is soothing those woes in a color blocking delight at last night’s ‘Orangecon’ fan event.

Samira WileyAnd Samira Wiley also looks really lovely by doing the summer dress thing.

Naomie HarrisPeter Pilotto can be hard to pull off as there tends to be a lot going on, but Naomie Harris does just this while attending the UK Entourage premiere (I had avoided acknowledging this movie until now) reminding me there is a new Bond press tour which Harris will be part of in the fall. Cue much anticipation.

Ilana glazerA couple of months ago Variety gathered a whole host of actors from comedy and drama to discuss the roles they play in the ‘Variety Emmy Studio.’ Now the videos are being slowly rolled out and with that come the official portraits. I really love this shot of Broad City’s Ilana Glazer which reads like an amused “what?!” statement with excellent eyebrow and statement jewelry game.

Keri RussellA soul piercing look from Keri Russell and a quote focusing on how Elizabeth dresses on The Americans versus her own style “I wear these silk shirts and high-heeled boots and I feel like that armor has become very much a part of that character to me. I feel very panther-like. It’s much more grown-up than I look in real life. I like the way it makes me feel. It’s much tougher and cooler than I am, than Keri actually is.” For more from the Drama Actors including co-star Matthew Rhys head here.

Gina Rodriguez

Nailing what makes Jane the Virgin so special is Gina Rodriguez who also happens to be rocking the shit out of this cute pose/dress “I feel so lucky that in a scene, the way (Jennie Snyder Urman) writes, I can go from comedy to drama within literally a minute and a half. And it’s so freeing, and I get to stretch my wings and practice and live in my craft and fly.” My tears that flow coupled with all the laughter while watching pretty much episode is a sign this is working.

The X-Files first lookI don’t know if I was more excited by this first shot on set as tweeted by the official X-Files account, the pap photos of Mulder and Scully together again or when I found out that Hannibal costume designer Christopher Hargadon is also working on this X-Files revival. There’s been a lot of excellent moments for an X-Files fan this week even if January seems so far away.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

1 Apr

Mad Men returns this weekend and even though the show has been wrapped for sometime there’s a couple of treats from costume designer Janie Bryant and all round Mad Men queen Kiernan Shipka. Plus some cancellation sadness mixed in with show renewals and a tee I definitely need in my life.

 

The Variety Emmy Studio was a stylish affair and a very happy one for some reunited actors including Masters of Sex duo Lizzy Caplan and Allison Janney. This photo looks like the happiest place in the world.

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Kiernan Shipka has posted a bunch of old Mad Men photos to celebrate its return this weekend; this is both wonderful/super cute and also inadvertently makes me feel ancient. The adorable wins out over the age thing.

 

I love seeing sketch to screen shots and Janie Bryant’s work on Mad Men is always exquisite. Looking forward to all the costuming treats from the final episodes.

 

Vincent Kartheiser showing off some excellent photobomb skills at the Mad Men Black & Red Ball. 

 

The Looking cancellation sadness is still very strong and I don’t think this photo is helping much there.

 

Making things a little better is Lennon Parham’s Playing House season 2 table read offering.

 

Gillian Jacobs has gone all Three’s Company and she’s making it work.

 

Not everyone gets to do their homework in front of giant Lenin mural. The perks of working on The Americans (which also got renewed this week!).

 

Thanks Busy Philipps for making me aware of this Freaks and Geeks t-shirt and Passive Juice Motel.

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