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Michael Sheen @ The Oscars

Posted in Awards/Events with tags on March 9, 2010 by chasingcullens

Michael Sheen at the 82nd Oscars,

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Michael Sheen Would Love To Return To Planet Twilight

Posted in Breaking Dawn, Movies, New Moon, vampire with tags on February 28, 2010 by chasingcullens
Damned-United
Image Credit: Laurie Sparham
Michael Sheen started 2009 as a werewolf, in the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and ended it as a vampire in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. You’d be forgiven if you missed his other film when it was released in theaters. The Damned United, a biopic about infamous British soccer (aka football) coach Brian Clough, certainly doesn’t co-star Robert Pattinson. But the film, out this week on DVD, is a true gem, a sports film that’s not really like any other sports film you’ve ever seen.

United is written by Peter Morgan, the scribe who also helped Sheen become Tony Blair in The Queen and David Frost in Frost/Nixon. (The pair also worked together on an earlier Blair film for the BBC, The Deal; later this year brings a third installment, The Special Relationship.Trilogy alert!) Like those earlier films, The Damned United meshes a fascinating sliver of history with a deft character study. Clough is a brilliant strategist and a plucky underdog, but he’s also a self-imploding narcissist and a glamour hound. It’s a tricky performance to pull off, but Sheen makes you adore Clough even after you realize just how completely he’s destroying himself.

Sheen talked to EW.com about The Damned United, why playing real people isn’t too different from playing vampires, and the secret ingredient for making Volturi leader Aro scary (hint: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.) For historical accuracy and because it sounds cooler, “soccer” will be referred to as “football” throughout this Q&A.

Are you excited to return to planet Twilight for Breaking Dawn?
I am! The whole Twilight juggernaut has been focusing on Eclipse for awhile, which I’m not in. They haven’t turned their attention to Breaking Dawn yet. But I’m looking forward to donning the red contacts again.
Check out the rest of the interview @ EW.com

Ashley Greene Interviewed By Michael Sheen

Posted in Magazines, New Moon with tags , on January 15, 2010 by chasingcullens

Ashley Greene is absolutely everywhere right now. Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit edition, public service announcements . . . you get the idea.

Back in December, it was announced that Greene (alongside The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse co-star Robert Pattinson) was chosen as one of Interview Magazine‘s “Most Beautiful People of the Decade.” Greene was also featured in the magazine’s “Vampires and Vixens” fashion spotlight in November for her New Moon premiere attire.

Now, Greene is featured once more for the publication, only this time she’s being interviewed by New Moon co-star Michael Sheen. Having celebrity-on-celebrity interviews is the trade and game of Interview Magazine (and you might recall that in Kristen Stewart‘s feature in the magazine, she was interviewed by Dennis Hopper).

In Greene’s interview with Sheen, they talked about her early start in the film industry. “I went to a public high school with a magnet program for law and psychology. But right before my junior year, I decided that I wanted to leave and become an actress, so I graduated early and moved out to L.A. Now that I’m here, I can’t imagine living there,” Greene revealed, when asked about her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. “It was more frightening for my mother and father than it was for me. I have a certain way of thinking where I see something, and I know that I want it and I make up my mind—and that’s pretty much all there is to it. It was like, This is what I want to do, and I’m going, and everything’s going to work out. I’m going to be an actress”

It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, though, she continued. “I did struggle. I definitely struggled.” “I came out to L.A. all set up, and then I did extremely well in my first audition, so I had this kind of false hope in my mind. You know, everyone says it’s really hard, but then you come out and do extremely well the first go. And then reality hits, and it’s like nothing, nothing, nothing for a long time.”

In addition, Greene talked about how “Alice Cullen” was and continues to be a game-changing role for her. “I was working at a restaurant, I booked the role in Twilight, put in my two weeks’ notice, got fitted, flew to Portland, filmed, and then it started getting hype. That helped me get my foot into certain doors before the movie even came out. I did fourindependent films during the break between Twilight [2008] and New Moon. I haven’t even really had time to sit back and process it all. But when you do finallysit back and think about it, it’s incredible.”


Greene and Sheen in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’

The two continued on to discuss everything from Greene’s perception of the on-set Twilight series atmosphere to the work she’s got coming out in the near future. What makes the interview most interesting to read is that Michael Sheen and Ashley Greene are both part and parcel of the Twilight phenomenon now, so his questions are great, and her comfort in responding is completely evident in the feature.

It’s not Sheen’s first time in a cast-on-cast inteview, though. He, Dakota Fanning, and Jamie Campbell Bower were a part of AOL’s “Unscripted” interview for New Moon.

Read the full interview between Ashley Greene and Michael Sheen for Interview Magazine here.

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Posted in New Moon with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by chasingcullens

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Twilight Sagas Stars’ 2010 Movies

Posted in Eclipse, Movies, New Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by chasingcullens
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Summit Entertainment

The Twilight cast is positively gigantic at this point. With The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse complete, the list of cast members has grown significantly. There are some who play, well, bigger roles in the film series (i.e., Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner), but even with a cast this formidable, each and every actor in the series holds a special place in the hearts of Twilight fans who support their careers even outside of the series.

There are a few whose 2010 adventures have been well elucidated and explored. For instance, the fact that they’ll be showing in the summer’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is pretty much a given.

Even still, a comprehensive round-up of where you’ll see the Twilight cast in 2010 couldn’t hurt, now could it? This’ll be continually updated as more information comes in, by the way.

(In alphabetical order by first name):

  • Anna Kendrick (“Jessica Stanley”): Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (March 30, 2010) – Director Edgar Wright; Studio Universal Pictures; Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Alison Pill, and Jason Schwartzman.
  • Ashley Greene (“Alice Cullen”): Skateland (2010) – Director Anthony Burns; Studio Freeman Film; Starring Taylor Handley, Brett Cullen, Shiloh Fernandez, A.J. Buckley, and James LeGros.
  • Ayanna Berkshire (“Cora”): Train Master II: Jeremiah’s Treasure (2010) – Director Phil Bransom; Studio Phil Bransom Productions; Starring Solomon Trimble, Jeanine Jackson, Betty Moyer, and Mercedes Rose.
  • Billy Burke (“Charlie Swan”): Shadow Play (2010) – Director Nick Simon; Studio Silvatar Media; Starring Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins, Emma Caulfield, Kelly Brook, and Elliott Gould
  • Billy Burke (“Charlie Swan”): Highland Park (September 29, 2010) – Director Andrew Meieran; Studio The Bureau of Moving Pictures; Starring Danny Glover, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, and Deborah Ann Woll.
  • Boo Boo Stewart (“Seth Clearwater”): Smitty (2010) – Director David M. Evans; Studio TriCoast Studios; Starring Mira Sorvino, Peter Fonda, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lolita Davidovich, Daisy Hamilton, and Brandon Tyler Russell.
  • Boo Boo Stewart (“Seth Clearwater”): Logan (May, 2010) – Director Kyle Lawrence; Studio Logan Films; Starring Leo Howard, and Patrick Probst.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Five Star Day (2010) – Director Danny Buday; Studio Five Star Day; Starring Jena Malone, Mark Boone Junior, and Julianna Guill.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Easy A (March, 2010) – Director Will Gluck; Studio Screen Gems; Starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson, Alyson Michalka, and Malcom McDowell.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): The Roommate (September 17, 2010) – Director Christian E. Christiansen; Studio Vertigo Entertainment/Screen Gems; Starring Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Alyson Michalka, Danneel Harris, and Matt Lanter.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Priest (October 1, 2010) – Director Scott Stewart; Studio Buckaroo Entertainment/Screen Gems; Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, and Stephen Moyer.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James): Kerosene Cowboys (November 7, 2010) – Director Mario Van Peebles; Studio Svarog Films Company; Starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Shane West, Bill Pullman, and Jason Gray-Stanford.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Burlesque (November 24, 2010) – Director Steve Antin; Studio De Line Pictures/Screen Gems; Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane, Alan Cumming, Julianne Hough, Christian Aguilera, Cher, Dita Von Teese, and Stephen Lee.
  • Dakota Fanning (“Jane”): The Runaways (2010) – Director Floria Sigismondi; Studio River Road Entertainment; Starring Kristen Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Tatum O’Neal, and Johnny Lewis.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Valley of the Sun (2010) – Director Stoke McIntyre; Studio Hotbed Media; Starring Barry Corbin, Johnny Whitworth, and Heather Burns.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Running Mates (2010) – Director Thomas Michael; Studio Fella Films; Starring DJ Qualls, Henry Winkler, Linda Kash, Jane McLean, and Mike Beaver.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Gunless (March, 2010) – Director William Phillips; Studio Rhombus Media; Starring Sienna Guillory, Dustin Milligan, Paul Gross, and Tyler Mane.
  • Jack Huston (“Royce King”): Mr. Nice (February 26, 2010) – Director Bernard Rose; Starring Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Chloe Sevigny.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): Girlfriend (2010) – Director Justin Lerner; Studio Wayne/Lauren Film Company; Starring Amanda Plummer, Shannon Woodward, Jerad Anderson, and Harrison Lees.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): Dread (January 29, 2010) – Director Anthony DiBlasi; Studio After Dark Films; Starring Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, and Jonathan Readwin.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): The Last Airbender (July 2, 2010) – Director M. Night Shyamalan; Studio Paramount Pictures; Starring Cliff Curtis, Dev Patel, Randall Duk Kim, Nichola Peltz, Jessica Andres, Seychelle Gabriel, Noah Ringer, Shaun Toub, and Aasif Mandvi.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (“Caius”): London Boulevard (April, 2010) – Director William Monahan; Studio GK Films; Starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Anna Friel, Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham, David Thewlis, and Matt King.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (“Caius”): Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (November 19, 2010) – Director David Yates; Studio Warner Bros. Pictures; Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Michael Gambon, Tom Felton, John Hurt, and Maggie Smith.
  • Jose Zuniga (“Mr. Molina”): Fire Bay (2010) – Director Randall Fried; Studio Dragon Fire Films; Starring Michael Biehn, Robert Forster, Thekla Reuten, and John Allen Nelson.
  • Kellan Lutz (“Emmett Cullen”): Meskada (2010) – Director Josh Sternfeld; Studio Aliquot Films; Starring Nick Stahl, Rachel Nichols, and Jonathan Tucker.
  • Kellan Lutz (“Emmett Cullen”): A Nightmare On Elm Street (April 30, 2010) – Director Samuel Bayer; Studio New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures; Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, and Thomas Dekker.
  • Kristen Stewart (“Bella Swan”): Welcome To The Rileys (January 2010) – Director Jake Scott; Studio Argonaut Pictures; Starring James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, David Jenson, Lance E. Nichols, and Kathy Lamkin.
  • Kristen Stewart (“Bella Swan”): The Runaways (2010) – Director Floria Sigismondi; Studio River Road Entertainment; Starring Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Tatum O’Neal, and Johnny Lewis.
  • Matt Bushell (“Phil Dwyer”): Rough Hustle (2010) – Director Delaney Dragon; Studio DFILM; Starring Michael Welch, Joe Estevez, and Natalia Livingston.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Alice In Wonderland (March 5, 2010) – Director Tim Burton; Studio Walt Disney Pictures; Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Matt Lucas.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Beautiful Boy (2010) – Director Shawn Ku; Studio First Point Entertainment; Starring Maria Bello and Moon Bloodgood.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Tron Legacy (December 17, 2010) – Director Joseph Kosinski; Studio LivePlanet/Walt Disney Pictures; Starring Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Serinda Swan, and James Frain.
  • Michael Welch (“Mike Newton”): Rough Hustle (2010) – Director Delaney Dragon; Studio DFILM; Starring Matt Bushell, Joe Estevez, and Natalia Livingston.
  • Michael Welch (“Mike Newton”): Unrequited (June 8, 2010) – Director Jason Epperson; Studio The Group Entertainment; Starring Clare Carey, David Keith, Sarah Habel, Gregory Allan Williams, Justin Baldoni, and Brett Rice.
  • Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria”): Casino Jack (May 23, 2010) – Director George Hickenlooper; Studio Rollercoaster Entertainment; Starring Kelly Preston, Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, and Yannick Bisson.
  • Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria”): Barney’s Version (August 17, 2010) – Director Richard J. Lewis; Studio Serendipity Point Films; Starring Bruce Greenwood, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, and Mark Addy.
  • Robert Pattinson (“Edward Cullen”): Remember Me (March 12, 2010) – Director Allen Coulter; Studio Summit Entertainment; Starring Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, and Lena Olin.
  • Sarah Clarke (“Renee Dwyer”): Below The Beltway (2010) – Director Dave Fraunces, Studio TIN OR W Productions; Starring Tate Donovan, Kip Pardue, Spencer Garrett.
  • Solomon Trimble: Train Master II: Jeremiah’s Treasure (2010) – Director Phil Bransom; Studio Phil Bransom Productions; Starring Ayanna Berkshire, Jeanine Jackson, Betty Moyer, and Mercedes Rose.
  • Taylor Lautner (“Jacob Black”): Valentine’s Day (February 12, 2010) – Director Garry Marshall; Studio Karz Entertainment/New Line Cinema; Starring Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Joe Jonas, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, and Christine Lakin.
  • Tinsel Korey (“Emily Young”): Stained (2010) – Director Karen Lam; Studio Angel Entertainment; Starring Stephen Huszar, Sonja Bennett, Steph Song, and Anna Mae Routledge.

So far, that’s about it.

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Michael Sheen On Craig Ferguson

Posted in New Moon with tags on December 2, 2009 by chasingcullens

Michael Sheen On Bonnie Hunt

Posted in New Moon with tags on December 1, 2009 by chasingcullens