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The Political Avenger

The Political Avenger

Posted March 27, 2019

It’s a Friday afternoon in February, and the view from Chris Evans’ house in the Hollywood Hills consists mostly of fog. He bought this place for $3.2 million in 2013, back when he was two hit movies into his seven-film stint as Marvel Studios’ Captain America; there’s a Zen-ish garden inside the front gate. Evans banishes his dog, Dodger, to the guest room, shuts off the TV in the family room (CNN on mute), and takes a seat on the couch.  Evans has Avengers: Endgame coming out in a few months. Evans — who made $15 million for the past two […]

Shiri Appleby Returns to ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ as Director

Shiri Appleby Returns to ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ as Director

Posted March 18, 2019

“It was great to have a hand in shaping this Liz’s story,” Appleby says of directing Jeanine Mason in an alternate version of her own breakout role. Roswell, New Mexico is billed as the second adaptation of Melinda Metz’s book series, rather than a remake of the 1999 show Roswell, which aired on The WB and UPN for three seasons. Accordingly, the new show has forged its own narrative path in its eight episodes to date. The season’s ninth episode features original series star Shiri Appleby returns to the fold as director. Appleby first threw her hat in the ring for the […]

THR Actor Roundtable

Posted December 4, 2018

VIGGO MORTENSEN Chaos is always there. We try to [impose] order: We dress, we brush our teeth, we stop at stop signs. But really our world is completely crazy all the time. MORTENSEN You can’t have beautiful moments or have something great happen unless you are willing to make big mistakes, either. You have to be willing to make an ass of yourself. MORTENSEN You know, even as a kid I didn’t like being told no. It stimulates me. When I was a little kid and I realized that animals die and therefore we do, I asked my mom, “Am […]

THR Actress Roundtable 2013

Posted November 1, 2013

Oprah: You need to learn to give yourself over to the character. Let the character take control. And if she wants to cry, she’ll cry. And if she doesn’t, not even Steven Spielberg can make her. Lupita Nyong’o: My teacher at Yale, Ron Van Lieu, once said, “It feels like it’s all about you, but it’s not about you at all. It’s about the person you’re playing.” And that always helps me get out there and do the thing I’ve been hired to do. I am fighting for what my character wants, and if I’m pursuing that, then I’m good. […]

A List Redefined

Posted November 10, 2010

Very few actors find themselves standing on the edge of major stardom. Chris Pine is now in that enviable, if precarious, position, and he’s trying to take the native uncertainty in stride. With a huge hit last year in Star Trek, in which he made the iconic role of Capt. James T. Kirk his own, and the imminent release of the action flick Unstoppable, in which he stars opposite veteran A-lister Denzel Washington, Pine is determinedly realistic about it all. “It’s definitely a balance between having a concrete plan about where you want to go and a certain amount of […]