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What's five centuries among friends? Especially when we're talking terrific fashion.
In The CW's "Reign," the young Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane) arrives in France for an arranged marriage to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo). Their wardrobes befit young royalty, but rather than the strictures of 16th-century court wear, with stiff frills and angular silhouettes, the costumes are an artistic blend of modern and period.
When costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack began working on the show, the idea was to create, "something slightly different to the costume dramas we had seen so far, especially because of the demographic of The CW, and bring in the element of contemporary fashion."
There are a few edicts, though. No petticoats, no tights for men and no hip rolls for women. Fashionable in the Elizabethan era, hip rolls were essentially cushions worn at the hips to make the waist look smaller.
Lady-in-waiting Greer (Celina Sinden) wears what »
The CW series Reign tells the story of Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch, who has been sent to France to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), but he resists the idea of settling into marriage, even though the two clearly have an attraction. As a result of his hesitance, Tomas (guest star Manolo Cardona), the Prince of Portugal, seizes his own opportunity to make Mary an offer that she just might not be able to refuse. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Manolo Cardona talked about signing on for Reign so soon after his run on the TV series Covert Affairs ended, his love for playing complex characters, how much research »
- Christina Radish
Adelaide Kane's Mary, Queen of Scots, formed a new alliance with the son of Portugal's King on "Reign," but Prince Tomas (Manolo Cardona) isn't the only new royal face fans will meet this season on the CW show.
During a recent chat with reporters about the Thursday night drama, executive producers Laurie McCarthy and Brad Silberling discussed some of the figures coming to court, as well as what's on the horizon for some of our favorite characters.
We will meet Mary of Guise, Mary's mother: "You're gonna meet her mother -- when we find just the right person ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
On tonight's "Reign" (Nov. 7), Queen Mary has a decision to make. In "Hearts and Minds," the dashing illegitimate child of the King of Portugal, Tomas, offered protection for Scotland if Mary would marry him instead of Prince Francis. But if Mary wants out of her engagement -- and France -- she'll have to lie and sentence a man to death.
"You get to know his dark side in the next episode," teases Manolo Cardona, who plays Tomas.
Tomas is definitely not the knight in shining armor he seemed when he proposed to Mary last week. "Tomas is a character that is very ambitious and selfish, and he will do whatever it takes to get what he wants -- and he wants to be the next king of Portugal," Cordona tells Zap2it. "To get that he has to try to convince Mary to marry him because he's a bastard and »
Warning: Do not read the following article if you have yet to watch tonight's episode of Reign. Seriously, if you choose to read on and then complain about spoilers in the comments, off with your internet connection, we say! Who knew speed dating was invented in the 16th century?! On tonight's episode of the CW's new hit drama Reign, Mary (Adelaide Kane) made a major move in order to protect Scotland from the English: She accepted Tomas (Manolo Cardona), the son of the King of Portugal's proposal in exchange for troops. But what about her engagement to Prince Francis (Toby Regbo)?! He signed off on her new engagement with a kiss, realizing his feelings for Mary were clouding his ability to make hard »
On "Reign," international diplomacy and teenage romance go hand-in-hand. It's thus not a surprise that the upcoming episode, "Kissed," deals heavily with both. Will Mary and Francis' romance and political alliance crumble? Can a handsome nobleman from Portugal steal Mary's heart and/or country?
Find out with these five spoilers from "Kissed."
1. Mary (Adelaide Kane) is very frustrated throughout much of the episode: "Sometimes, you just need to kick something."
2. Tomas (guest star Manolo Cardona), the illegitimate son of the King of Portugal, shows up in court. His purpose is to conclude trade negotiations with France and to be very, very sexy. One of these things is far more successful than the other.
3. On "Reign," even kitchen servants are hot and charming young men.
4. Most girls hope for a ring from a serious suitor. When you're a queen like Mary, however, you can also get a country, papal dispensations and »
The long-standing promise that binds Reign‘s Mary and Francis — and their countries — takes a hit this week when the dashing, soon-to-be Prince of Portugal arrives at the French Court. And we’ve got your first glimpse of Manolo Cardona’s (Covert Affairs) debut as Tomas, aka the reason Mary considers breaking her engagement.
In the episode, King Henry refuses Mary’s request for help defending Scotland from a possible English attack. That’s when Tomas swoops in and asks the young queen to marry him, saying he’ll aid »
- Kimberly Roots
Ever since it was announced that Manolo Cardona would be recurring on The CW's period drama "Reign," many have been wondering if he would be a friend or foe to Mary, Queen of Scots. But based on the first look photos The CW released from episode 4, "Hearts and Minds," it looks like he actually might be an antagonist to Prince Francis.
When Tomas, the dashing Prince of Portugal, arrives at the castle, it looks like he brings a healthy (or not so healthy) dose of competition with him as he schools Francis in archery. Is he also going to compete for Mary's heart? His character is described as "playful and seemingly grounded, though he may have a sinister, sadistic, and completely amoral soul," so that can't mean anything good for the shaky betrothal at the heart of "Reign."
Also included in the batch of first look photos is more conspiring »
Covert Affairs’ tense summer run climaxes tonight as we finally reach that flash-forward moment that began the season: Annie (Piper Perabo) and Calder (Hill Harper) pulling their guns on one another and firing. We now know she’s in Germany trying to figure out who Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin) was meeting with on his layover to Copenhagen, where he committed an act of terrorism that he blamed on Teo (Manolo Cardona). And yes, Teo really did die during surgery for a bullet wound acquired during his escape with Annie. “It speaks of how much the audience enjoyed the character and »
- Mandi Bierly
The upcoming "Covert Affairs" episode, "I've Been Waiting for You," brings changes to the CIA and those on its fringes. Get a sneak peek at what those changes might be in this exclusive video from the episode.
In the video, Calder (Hill Harper) confronts Joan (Kari Matchett) about Annie's association with Teo (Manolo Cardona). He is -- understandably -- a little concerned that Annie (Piper Perabo) is meeting with dangerous terrorists and then not mentioning it to the CIA. While we in the audience know there's more to it than that, it is totally fair that Calder has issues.
What was Annie doing with Teo this time? In the episode, she wants to get the agent/pseudo-terrorist to turn on one of his own people -- the idea is that this will finally be able to bring down Henry Wilcox. Joan and Calder, meanwhile, clash some more and Auggie (Christopher Gorham »
After the heartbreaking conclusion of last week's "Covert Affairs," which saw Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) end their relationship, things will go from bad to worse for our heroes.
This Tuesday's episode, titled "I've Been Waiting For You," sees Calder Michaels (Hill Harper) go on the offensive, while Annie and Teo (Manolo Cardona) take a huge risk in their quest to defeat Henry (Gregory Itzin). In the above clip, Annie and Teo discuss their complicated relationships with Auggie and Arthur (Peter Gallagher) while hiding out in a motel room.
Check out the episode description below, and tune in Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. Et on USA.
Annie convinces Teo to turn on one of his own in the hopes of bringing Henry down. After Joan (Kari Matchett) makes a stunning decision, Calder begins to show his true colors. Auggie lands in hot water.
What do you think of Annie and Auggie's breakup? »
- The Huffington Post
Jason Dohring will soon try his hand at being one of The CW’s Tomorrow People.
The Veronica Mars fave has been cast in an upcoming episode of the new fall drama (premiering Oct. 9), EW.com reports.
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Dohring will play an ex-operative who once worked with the paramilitary group that hunts down the Tomorrow People. After going off the grid, the character is back to seek revenge.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
- Megan Masters
The CW's "Reign" just cast another recurring character, and this one sounds royally intriguing ... and evil.
Manolo Cardona will recur on the period drama as Tomas, the dashing Prince of Portugal, Deadline reports. He's playful and seemingly grounded, though he may have a sinister, sadistic, and completely amoral soul. Sounds like a winner, right?
No word yet on whether or not Tomas will be an ally or foe, romantic or otherwise to Mary (Adelaide Kane), but the words "sinister, sadistic, and completely amoral soul" sure don't have a nice ring to them.
The CW's highly-anticipated new historical drama follows the journey Mary Stuart takes to becoming Mary, Queen of Scots, and the political intrigue, dark forces, and sexual intrigue in the French court.
Meet Norman’s new romantic interest. Paloma Kwiatkowski has booked a recurring role on the second season of A&E‘s Bates Motel. She will play Cody Brennan, a small town party girl who befriends Norman (Freddie Highmore) and bonds with him, showing him how having fun and “acting out” can sublimate pain – at least for awhile. Bates Motel executive producer Carlton Cuse at Comic Con alluded that a romance was on the horizon for Norman. In her feature debut, Kwiatkowski, repped by manager Darren Goldberg, agent Carrie Wheeler and attorney Neil Meyer, plays Thalia in the upcoming Percy Jackson And The Olympians: The Sea Of Monsters. She recently wrapped the lead role in the indie Sitting On The Edge With Marlene. Manolo Cardona has been tapped for a recurring role on the new CW drama Reign, about the teen years of Mary Queen Of Scots (Adelaide Kane) in the French court. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) may have lost his position at Langley on "Covert Affairs," but the disgraced former Director of Clandestine Services shouldn't be counted out yet -- he has a personal stake in Annie Walker's (Piper Perabo) latest mission, with the life of his outspoken son Teo (Manolo Cardona) on the line.
Unlucky for Arthur, his duplicitous predecessor Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin) is also taking things personally, as you can see in our exclusive clip from tonight's episode of "Covert Affairs," titled "Rock A My Soul" (above).
Read the episode description for this week's "Covert Affairs" below, and tune in on Tuesday, August 6 at 9 p.m. Et on USA to see who comes out on top.
"Rock A My Soul"
As Annie and Auggie’s (Christopher Gorham) romance heats up, both begin to notice how it strains their working relationship within the CIA. Arthur and Henry almost come to blows. »
- The Huffington Post
Annie (Piper Perabo) returns to Colombia on tonight’s Covert Affairs (USA, 9 p.m. Et) after receiving intel linking Arthur’s son Teo (Manolo Cardona) to a bomb plot. While Annie tries to determine Teo’s true allegiances, the local “sheriff,” CIA station chief Calder Michaels (Hill Harper), is prepared to torture Teo until he reveals his target. “Our Zero Dark Thirty moment” — how Harper describes the exclusive clip below — is a perfect example of how this character differs from the earnest role he played on CSI: NY for nine seasons. “He does not mind being very nasty and throwing his weight around, »
- Mandi Bierly
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‘Covert Affairs’: Will Sparks Fly With Annie And Teo?
- Sandra Gonzalez
The “honeymoon” period may not last long for Covert Affairs‘ Annie Walker and Auggie Anderson, who not long after finally coupling found themselves immersed in a mystery that has roots in Colombia but hit close to home. And as Season 4 of the USA Network series continues to unfurl (Tuesdays at 9/8c), so many secrets will be kept, and spilled, altering the landscape more than even Arthur’s resignation will.
Meeting with TVLine at the SoHo cafe she co-owns, Covert star Piper Perabo previewed what may be the spy drama’s most defining season to date.
Related | Covert Affairs Bosses Discuss »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Now it's time to meet the other man whose character will cause quite a stir over the coming weeks, Manolo Cardona.
Aside from being extremely humble and exceedingly handsome, Cardona is also extremely passionate about the people of Columbia, where the show’s premiere was shot and where Manolo is a larger-than-life star.
The actor and Piper Perabo even arranged for the Medellin-based opener to be screened for the people of that city in a special event via the Wandering Cinema Foundation.
As for the character of Teo Braga.
“He’s a tough guy,” Manolo said on the Toronto set, “He’s lived a tough life. His mother passed away when he was very young... and he lives without the figure of a father. »
- email@example.com (Chandel Charles)
Warning: The following contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s season premiere of Covert Affairs. Proceed at your own risk!
Covert Affairs certainly delivered on its promise of big secrets during its Season 4 premiere Tuesday night.
First off, Arthur’s a dad — twice over! Not only was his grown-up, secret child uncovered, but Joan was revealed to be carrying a bun in the oven, too. Meanwhile, Auggie revealed to new girlfriend Annie that he knew about the mystery man all this time — but he and Arthur are keeping something even larger close to their chests. Then, the man in charge resigned »
- Vlada Gelman
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