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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dena Kaplan (Abigail) from Dance Academy – Part 2

July 16th, 2013


The third and final (excuse me while I wipe away my tears!) season of Dance Academy is finally upon us. Don’t read any further if you haven’t watched season two, I repeat, SPOILERS AHEAD.

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INTERVIEW: Sophie Turner (Sansa) from Game Of Thrones

March 30th, 2013


We’re one day away from the Season 3 premiere, Game of Thrones fans! Check out my chat below with Sophie Turner (Sansa) from the TV Academy’s Evening with Game of Thrones event to help you get even more excited for a return to Westeros on Sunday!

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dena Kaplan (Abigail) from Dance Academy – Part 1

March 25th, 2013

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If you haven’t watched Dance Academy, I truly question your taste in television. My Senior Writer, Sarah and I wrote a love letter to Dance Academy last year (check it out here) and we are legitimately waiting with baited breath for season three. Dance Academy is an Australian show that centers around the students attending the fictional National Academy of Dance. But the show is about so much more than that. It is heartwarming, heartbreaking and full of all the teen drama your heart desires. I had the chance to chat with my favorite Dance Academy cast member, Dena Kaplan, who plays Abigail. Abigail is the resident perfectionist, troublemaker, and thorn in everyone’s side. At the end of last season (and don’t keep reading if you have not watched season two, seriously stop right now), it looked like Abigail and Sammy were going to reconcile. And then we all tragically lost Sammy (moment of silence, DA fans), and everyone’s life was turned around. Dena talked about this incredible loss, playing the bitch while keeping her grounded, growing up in the real life version of Dance Academy and lots more. I have a lot of great scoop about season three, but that will be published closer to the premiere.

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INTERVIEW: Sam Palladio (Gunnar) from Nashville

January 9th, 2013


Sam Palladio wouldn’t call himself a singer if you asked…at least not yet. But I think that the success of his amazing duets (and solos) on Nashville would beg to differ. Palladio plays Gunnar, a struggling singer/songwriter with big dreams. Gunnar works with Scarlett (played by the talented Clare Bowen), and their relationship has gone recently from friends and writing partners to possibly something more. But are either of them ready to commit to each other? Palladio hopes that their relationship will be a slow burn, like Ross and Rachel on Friends. And I share in that hope. Nashville has quickly become one of my favorite new shows, and I’m constantly encouraging people to watch it, even if they aren’t a fan of country music. That’s not what the show is about. It’s about a musical world that few have ever tried to accurately portray. But Nashville succeeds at that, while adding soapy drama that we all love. And the music is phenomenal. When I caught up with Palladio, he was calling from Nashville, saying it was a great day to have a cup of coffee and a chat. I (somewhat shamefully) admitted to him I have a special Scarlett and Gunnar playlist and he was eager to talk about the show and all it has meant to him. But he’s a busy guy (or chap as they might say in his hometown of England). He’s working with a new band, kind of a Civil Wars type folk band, and in September, he has a movie “Runner, Runner” coming out with Justin Timberlake. But I had to ask him about what’s coming up for Gunnar (and Scarlett of course), what songs he hopes to sing on the show and if the accent has been hard to master.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Molly Tarlov (Sadie), Beau Mirchoff (Matty) and Brett Davern (Jake) from Awkward

June 28th, 2012


Awkward is back tonight and it is just as amazing as ever! The premiere features a choice Jenna has to make about her feelings for Matty and Jake. And Sadie is back and better than ever, with a scene that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. How will the big love triangle play out? Will Sadie get a new love interest? I recently had the chance to talk to Molly Tarlov (Sadie), Beau Mirchoff (Matty) and Brett Davern (Jake) about what’s coming up in season two, what has been their favorite moment to shoot so far and of course, I had to ask about Molly’s favorite upcoming one-liner. Also Molly shares something hilarious (and very Awkward-like) from her own high school experience.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ashley Madekwe (Ashley) from Revenge

November 22nd, 2011

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“Hi, I’m here for Revenge,” says Ashley Madekwe as she pulls into set. I couldn’t help but smile at this statement as she kindly asked me to hold on for a moment. Madekwe plays Ashley Davenport, the party planning assistant to Victoria Grayson (the Queen of the Hamptons). In real life, she runs a ridiculously awesome blog (I’m seriously jealous of the clothes she models) and has been on shows from The Beautiful Life to Secret Diary of A Call Girl. I absolutely adore Revenge so I was excited to chat with the one who is seemingly on the outside. Madekwe had a bit of a different take on it, though. We talked about what’s coming up on the show, her relationship with Tyler and what she would like to see from Ashley going forward.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Creators) from Once Upon A Time

November 13th, 2011


Once Upon A Time was one of those pilots that I watched and I was immediately entranced by. It was different. It was something that I hadn’t seen before. It’s a modern-day fairy tale that focuses on Emma Swan who meets her son, Henry, who she gave up for adoption. Henry lives in Storybrooke, Maine, a town that he’s convinced has been cursed and that everyone living there is a fairy tale character, they just don’t know it. The show premiered to great success and has kept up its strong ratings ever since, and I’m so glad it has. I recently had the chance to chat with the show’s creators, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (both former “Lost” scribes) about the show, what fascinates them about fairy tales and even the similarities with Lost.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert and Michelle King (Creators) from The Good Wife

November 4th, 2011


I sing the praises of The Good Wife every week, and it’s a show that continues to surprise me as it shatters the procedural mold. It’s full of wonderful twists and turns and phenomenal acting and writing. I also love that it tackles issues that are extremely relevant and topical. I recently had the chance to talk to Robert and Michelle King (creators of The Good Wife) at an event for Human Rights First, where they were receiving the Sydney Lumet Award to for the show’s coverage of various human rights issues. We talked about how human rights factors into the show, the balance between procedural and character and what’s coming up this season (including some exciting guest stars).

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Josh Charles (Will Gardner) from The Good Wife

October 31st, 2011


The Good Wife is one of my absolute favorite shows on television right now. I love the way they are able to shed the procedural mold and focus on the cases and the characters. I also think the show chooses cases that are interesting and culturally relevant. I recently had the chance to talk to Josh Charles (who plays the super great Will Gardner) at an event for Human Rights First, where he was presenting the Sydney Lumet Award to show creators Robert and Michelle King for the show’s coverage of various human rights issues. We talked about what it means to present the Lumet award, how human rights factors into The Good Wife, and of course, Will and Alicia (my favorite relationship on the show).

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INTERVIEW: Scott Porter (George Tucker) from Hart of Dixie

September 26th, 2011

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Hart of Dixie premieres tonight on the CW, and I will be posting my Advance Review soon, but it is just one of those shows that makes you feel good. The acting is great, the premise is interesting and it’s a fantastic mix of charming, funny and heartwarming. It reminds me of old school WB shows in the best possible way. I recently had the chance to talk to Scott Porter, who plays George Tucker (town lawyer/popular guy) about his new show, the love triangle between George, Zoe (Rachel Bilson’s character) and Lemon, as well as his time on Friday Night Lights and whether he might be returning to The Good Wife.

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