9 items from 2015
Spoiler warning: Do not read unless you have watched “Paper Towns” which hits theaters July 24.
The cast and creators of “Paper Towns” gathered for a red carpet screening on Saturday at the London West Hollywood and recounted one of their most exciting days on set which included a very special cameo.
The film stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne who attended the screening with the rest of the “Paper Towns” team. In the film, based on the novel of the same name by John Green, a group of five teens embark on a road trip and along the way have to stop for gas. With a limited amount of time to reach their destination, the high schoolers race to collect snacks, go to the bathroom and refuel the van. “The Fault in Our Stars” teen idol Ansel Elgort returns to the Green fold to make a cameo as the gas station cashier. »
- Seth Kelley
At the McC Miscast Gala on March 30, which featured the likes of Jeremy Jordan, Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, and Sarah Paulson, there was one person whose name most audience members didn’t recognize. When she spoke, however, she was cheered more loudly than anyone. Dominique Fishback, graduate of the McC Theater Youth Company, was presented with the Alumna Award that evening. Since her completion of the company’s theater program, the young artist has written and performed her own one-woman show, “Subverted,” appeared in “Blue Bloods” and “The Knick,” and shared a stage with Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. She’s a standard of success within arm’s reach for over 110 students from all five boroughs of New York City participating in McC’s Youth Company this year. The yearlong program that sees students focus on voice, movement, monologues, and dialogue in the theater emphasizes playwriting and acting, enlisting professionals »
Production started last week on the new CBS series Supergirl, with the network releasing the first official photos on Friday featuring star Melissa Benoist in her full Supergirl costume. Today, The Live Feed reports that Malina Weissman has been cast as a young Kara Zor-El. The actress will guest star in the pilot episode, confirming speculation that the DC Comics series will flash back to her childhood years. She most recently appeared on the big screen as a younger version of Megan Fox's April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
What isn't known at this time is if the young Kara will be on Earth or on her home planet of Krypton. Kara was born on Krypton but was sent to Earth before her home planet was destroyed. After arriving on Earth, Kara was taken in by her foster family the Danvers, who taught her to be cautious of using her incredible Kryptonian abilities. »
Today we have the first photos of Melissa Benoist as Supergirl in the upcoming "Supergirl" TV series, which co-stars Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and, in mystery roles, Dean Cain and Helen Slater. Check out the photos below. The costume of Supergirl was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for "The Flash" and "Arrow" film credits include "Alice in Wonderland," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Chicago." "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past," she explained. "But more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today." "Supergirl" is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, »
Following months of casting announcements, speculation and rumors, production on CBS’ forthcoming comic book series Supergirl geared up this week. With the pilot primed and ready for take off, a few snaps of the first production slate hit the web, rather unceremoniously. That moment of excitement has since been overshadowed, however, by our first real look at Melissa Benoist suited up as the titular superhero.
Talk concerning the costume of Kara Zor-El for the impending small screen reboot stirred up back in January, when CBS chairperson Nina Tassler dropped a couple of hints stating that the finished spectacle was an “awesome costume.” On the basis of this first couple of snaps, we’d have to agree entirely with Tassler’s comments.
Maintaining a certain degree of “costume consistency” across related DC properties was a chief concern for CBS. So, the network opted to employ the Oscar-winning skills of Colleen Atwood, »
- Gem Seddon
Just one day after production started on CBS' Supergirl pilot, yet another new cast member has been added, with Faran Tahir signing on to play a character known as The Commander. While there is no Commander character in the DC Comics, he is described as an alien who is also "a military expert leading the forces aligned against Supergirl." It's possible that The Commander character name is just a ruse to cover up a more established comic book character, but that has not been confirmed.
Faran Tahir joins a cast that includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, Mehcad Brooks as Kara's CatCo co-worker and photographer James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Kara's birth mother, Chyler Leigh as Kara's foster sister Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott, a CatCo programmer and Kara's neighbor, and David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, who in the comics »
CBS's Supergirl has officially begun shooting its Pilot episode with Melissa Benoist ready to suit up as DC Comics iconic Kara Zor-El. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti have shared the first photos from the set. And director Glen Winter, who has helmed some of the most important episodes of The CW's Arrow, shared an image of himself alongside his leading lady.
Melissa Benoist leads an impressive supporting cast in the first episode of this DC adventure. Joining her on the small screen will be Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Kara's birth mother Alura Zor-El, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra "Alex" Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow "Winn" Schott and David Harewood. Former Superman Dean Cain, who famously played the role for four seasons on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and original Supergirl star Helen Slater have joined the pilot in surprise roles. And »
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Coppola first played Rand in the Season 2 episode “Little Angels,” in which the teenage daughter of a U.S. Navy Commander was kidnapped by what appeared to be a serial killer.
Her encore on the CBS drama will air sometime this spring.
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It's getting tough to keep up with all the Supergirl TV series news at this point, but we're doing our best. It does at least seem that just about every new role that gets cast is a fairly important one. This time it's Jeremy Jordan as Winslow 'Winn' Schott. Does that name ring a bell? Superman fans may know him as fairly minor villain, the Toyman.
We have an official description of the character from the casting breakdowns that surfaced a while back:
"This twentysomething tech whiz/Comic-Con stalwart toils for CatCo as a programmer, unaware of his own potential. Unware of her secret, he carries a torch for Kara, whom he lives next door to."
That won't end well for either of them, will it?
Mr Jordan joins a cast that now includes Dean Cain »
9 items from 2015
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