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- 04/07/14--14:28: ‘Ant-Man’ Finds a Villain in Marvel One-Shot Actor Matt Gerald
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- 04/07/14--15:50: Naya Rivera covers 'Da Man' Magazine!
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R Kelly, Xtina and Rick Ross haters, rejoice! You can finally listen to Lady Gaga's hit single Do What U Want in it's original, solo version.
The track includes a entire new verse sung by Lady Gaga and has been officially released on Spanish iTunes and you can purchase it here
We saw some behind-the-scenes stills earlier, now check out the full ad for yourselves. We don't know if the speed effects used here will look exactly the same in the actual movie, but either way you can see actor Evan Peters zip about as Quicksilver, eating a not very appetizing looking sandwich.
And here's a BTS video which also features Daniel Cudmore (Colossus).
There'll be a couple of long faces at Victoria Beckham's 40th birthday celebrations - because Posh is planning a horse-themed party.
Yep, the 39-year old has a new obsession and it comes on four hooves.
She has joined a riding club in Los Angeles and can regularly be found galloping around the Hollywood Hills and nearby canyons.
And, after developing glutes of steel, the mum of four is planning on horsing around for her big 4-0. We're told: "Victoria went riding properly for the first time a couple of years ago and loved it. But over the past few months she has stepped things up a notch and got really good.
"Obviously, she can't keep a horse in her back garden in west London but when she is in LA, which is around once every five or six weeks, she goes riding daily.
"Not only is it great exercise, but in her helmet Victoria can go about largely unnoticed." The source added: "She is having two 40th bashes: one in Los Angeles and one in London and, for the former, is organising an afternoon out in the hills, horse riding with her girly pals."
Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria, who celebrates her landmark birthday on April 17, is probably not the easiest woman to buy for. Good luck, David.
The source added: "Her hairdresser Ken Paves and best pal Eva Longoria are planning the American bash.
"The evening do is dinner out at Eva's restaurant, Beso, with most of Victoria and David's Hollywood chums, including the Ramsays - Gordon and Tana.
"She is also having a civilised family dinner party at home in London which her mum is helping organise.
"Gordon will probably be roped in to do the cooking. And obviously David, the boys and Harper are planning their own surprise."
It is great exercise and in a helmet she can go unnoticed.
Plz, we know she be like this to horses:
The cast of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man comes from all over the world of film and television. But to find the latest addition, Marvel didn’t even have to look outside the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Matt Gerald, who appeared as White Power Dave in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, has reportedly boarded Ant-Man in a villainous role. Gerald joins a colorful cast that also includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and Corey Stoll.
Deadline reported the news. Although Gerald is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to All Hail the King, it’s unclear whether he’d be playing the same character in Ant-Man. Pretty much all the details on his Ant-Man role are being kept under wraps, aside from the fact that he’ll be a baddie. We don’t even know if he’s the big bad.
Gerald’s specialty seems to be tough guys — military men and the like — so make of that what you will. Aside from his brush with the Mandarin, Gerald’s resume also includes Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Avatar, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Escape Plan. He has also guest-starred on TV series such as Intelligence, Castle, Hawaii Five-0, and Dexter. Gerald will next be seen in the supernatural thriller Solace, with Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins.
Wright wrote the Ant-Man script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). The film will center around Scott Lang (Rudd), who steals the Ant-Man technology from Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas). There’s been speculation that Lilly could be playing Janet van Dyne a.k.a. the Wasp and Wilson could be playing industrialist Darren Cross, but again, nothing’s been confirmed.
Ant-Man begins shooting this May in Atlanta. The movie opens July 17, 2015, kicking off Phase Three of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline.
Two new X-Men: Days of Future Past posters have been released featuring Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Blink and Iceman.
Two posters released recently for the film featured Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence, but now we have two new posters featuring Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Bingbing-Fan and Shawn Ashmore. Check out the new X-Men: Days of Future Past posters below:
X-Men: Days of Future Past is shaping up nicely and the details that can be seen on some of the sets featured in the behind-the-scenes videos released recently are pretty incredible. We know now why X-Men: Days of Future Past is the second-most expensive film ever produced by 20th Century Fox, behind only Avatar.
The inbetweenquel (as Singer put it) cost a reported $225 million to shoot, not accounting for the film’s advertising budget. While this could be seen as a massive gamble, the film has possibly one of the most talented casts seen in quite some time. We look forward to seeing how the film turns out and if it’s able to obtain the box office numbers close to other ensemble films such as The Avengers.
X-Men: Days of Future Past’s release date is set for May 23, 2014. The film stars returning actors Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender. Also rejoining the X-Men franchise are Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Hugh Jackman. Fan-favorite Peter Dinklage will be playing the film’s villain.
are they gonna be releasing a novelization of the film?
Taylor Swift showed quite a lot of left leg in a black and white J. Mendel crop top and skirt outfit accessorized with a Jennifer Fisher ring, a Marina B bangle, and a M2Malletier clutch.
Carrie Underwood went with a shimmery, fringe-y Oscar de la Renta gown with Jimmy Choo sandals and David Yurman jewelry.
Kacey Musgraves—who nailed it in pink at the Grammy Awards—opted for a pastel blue and belted Miu Miu gown last night. (this is fug)
Faith Hill is an icon for a reason, people. Last night, she stunned in a simple, but impactful silvery-blue Saint Laurent gown accented with a Salvatore Ferragamo minaudiere and Martin Katz bling.
And speaking of icons, Sheryl Crow shut it down in a black and nude Christian Siriano gown from the fall 2014 collection.
Miranda Lambert should have been included
do u like her new hairdo??
Me x Birthday Gal #MOM
2. M.O — London, England
Members: Annie, Nadine, and Frankee
Good if you like: Sleek ’90s throwback R&B, with rap beats and a dash of reggae swagger
Why they’re killing it: These three can make a killer street banger just as easily as they do a soulful rendition of Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine.”
Key Tracks:“Wait Your Turn,” “Ain’t Got Time,” “HOT”
3. 2NE1 — Seoul, Korea
Members: CL, Dara, Bom and Minzy
Good if you like: EDM, rap, and R&B, mashed into one flashy, trend-conscious package
Why they’re killing it: With their new album, 2NE1 gave K-pop its best-ever sales week in the U.S., and they lead for good reason. They’re amazing dancers, create wild, over-the-top videos, and each have a distinct personality.
Key tracks:“Come Back Home,” “I Am the Best,” “Lonely”
5. Say Lou Lou — Australia and Sweden
Members: Elektra Kilbey and Miranda Kilbey
Good if you like: Slinky disco vibes
Why they’re killing it: The Swedish-Australian twin sisters had a viral hit with “Maybe You” last year, which pushed them into that sweet late-night spot between the club and the bedroom.
Key tracks:“Julian,” “Fool Of Me,” “Maybe You”
6. Babymetal — Japan
Members: Moa Kikuchi, Yui Mizuno, and Suzuka Nakamoto
Good if you like: Kesha and Slipknot together in one adorable package.
Why they’re killing it: The trio’s recently captured the attention of Western media for their sugary sweet pop hooks and badass metal screams, and their video for the hyper-aggressive “Gimme Chocolate!!” has clocked in over 4.5 million views on YouTube.
Key tracks:“Gimme Chocolate!!,” “Megitsune,” “Ijime Dame Zettai (No more bullying)”
8. Little Mix — United Kingdom
Members: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall
Good if you like: Power-vocal R&B and pop music with a electronic house influence
Why they’re killing it: Little Mix was the first group to win the U.K .X-Factor, and the girls have been dominating since — their 2012 debut album DNA hit No. 4 on U.S. Hot 200 chart, breaking the Spice Girls’ record for highest debut by a British girl group.
Key tracks:“Move,” “DNA,” “How Ya Doin’?”
Not only is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" the biggest box office opener in April history, it's already spawned one hilarious meme in the few days the movie has been open.
In one not-so-key scene, Garry Shandling returns from "Iron Man 2" as the semi-villainous Senator Stern. He has a short business meeting with Agent Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernandez), who we know at this point is part of the evil terrorist HYDRA infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. Stern says goodbye, and then not so subtly leans in to Sitwell to stage-whisper, "Hail HYDRA."
The meme, which started popping up Sunday (April 6) is pretty simple, and reminiscent of the recent "True Detective" season 2 meme:
1) Take a picture of any two people or creatures, where one is whispering to the other.
2) Add the words "HAIL HYDRA" all in caps.
That's pretty much it, but the results are amazing. Here are some of our favorites that have popped up online.
SYNOPSIS: Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love.
RELEASE DATE: May 9, 2014
CAST: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr.
Naya Rivera dons a plunging neckline for a feature in Da Man‘s magazine’s April/ May 2014 issue, out on newsstands now!
Here’s what the 27-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On what’s it like working on Glee: “Stressful (laughs), but it’s something we’ve been doing for a really long time now, so we’ve all got the hang of it. We actually just finished filming the 100th episode, so we had a 100th episode celebration. All of the cast, the producers, the writers, everyone was here and they put together a really sweet collage of every episode that we’d ever recorded. It’s not just stressful. We goof around and have a lot of fun, too. We’re like a big family here on set. We’re all friends, and we hang out outside of work. It’s a really good group of people to be working with.”
On meeting her fiance Big Sean on Twitter: “I actually started following him on Twitter and I mentioned that I was a big fan. Then some fans started to alert him that I was following him. His assistant happens to be a big fan of Glee, knows my character on the show and knows who I am. So Big Sean became curious and started to ask who I was. A date was set, and it all just happened from there. The way our relationship blossomed is like any other relationship. We went on a date and we enjoyed each other’s company; we went on another and another, and it developed like any normal relationship.”
On being active with charity work: “It’s really important to give back whether you’re in the entertainment industry or not. It’s something that everyone should do and should want to do. I have my own reasons for getting involved with the various charities that I’m a part of, and I want to start something else on my own, a cause with my own vision of what I’d like to make a difference in and with my own direction. I think it’s everyone’s responsibility to give back.”
For more on Naya, visit Daman.id.co!
A&E has picked up a third season of original series “Bates Motel,” A&E Network exec VP and general manager David McKillop announced Monday.
Production will begin in the fall for the 10 episodes slated for season three of the series, a contemporary prequel to Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates.
“The incredible writing team and talented ‘Bates Motel’ cast has made this series one of the most compelling original dramas on television,” McKillop said in a statement. “The brilliant twists and turns of the past two seasons keep its loyal fanbase coming back for more. We are so proud of the show.”
“Bates Motel” has prevailed as A&E’s No. 1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49. The show’s March 3 season-two premiere drew 4.6 million total viewers, including 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54.
The series is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network, with Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serving as exec producers.
When Captain America: The Winter Soldier debuted last week, we flocked to our local cinemas in hordes and dropped over $300 million worldwide in the biggest April release ever. Oh Captain, my Captain indeed. There were a plethora of reasons to love this latest Marvel installment: some were cheering loudly in the theater over the amazingly coordinated fight scenes, others transformed into newly minted Falcon fanboys and girls. But to gloss over all of it and say it was great without recognizing one of the biggest driving forces behind the success of the film would be a huge disservice to one of the smartest and most talented women in the industry—which is why I’m calling it here and now: Scarlett Johansson and her character, Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), were the best thing about The Winter Soldier. Hands down.
1. She makes sure you know, Natasha’s not just good at her job… she’s the best.
Even better, she doesn’t feel the need to apologize for doing things her way. When Steve pulls her aside and asks why she lied to him about her true purpose on their initial mission, she doesn’t bite her lip and hang her head with a contrite reply of “I just couldn’t tell you. I’m so sorry, can you ever trust me again?” She looks the Captain straight in the eye and says, “You and I were on this mission for different reasons,” and leaves it at that. After all, they still had a job to finish. And when she screws up? She admits it. “Uh, that one’s on me. Sorry,” she pants after vaulting a barrier with Steve and narrowly cheating death for the millionth time. She’s smart too: Black Widow has the tactical and intellectual prowess to play with the big boys, no problem.
3. She’s not a just a pretty face or plot device for that matter.
Johansson knows and fully supports the idea that Black Widow is not in this movie to act as a romantic subplot or crutch. She is a fully fleshed out character with growth and major development on the horizon (Hello? Where’s our Black Widow movie already?). Johansson is quick to remind viewers of this:
“More than anything, I think that the relationship between Cap and Widow is one that becomes a friendship and that is way more interesting than a romantic relationship [….] Black Widow has so many trust issues that the last thing on her mind is like, ‘Man, I wish I had a boyfriend.’”
5. She’s the friend that Steve needs.
Okay, okay. So they’re not going to head to the nearest sports bar and knock back a couple of beers or stay up late gossiping about the latest celeb news. But she really cares about him in a way that quietly and subtly supports him. By probing into his love life and gently reminding him that there are other amazing girls out there besides his first love, Peggy, she steadily helps him move forward. She checks in on him from time to time—but not so much that it overwhelms him. You get the sense that they’ve established a friendly rapport that not many others understand. She’s got his back in every sense, and he knows it. They play off of one another seamlessly in a way that only deeply connected partners can. They’ve been through hell together and Steve knows that Natasha will be there for him when he’s counting on it.
All hail HBO’s Game of Thrones. The fourth-season premiere of the fantasy delivered the show’s biggest audience yet: 6.6 million viewers. That makes Sunday’s Thrones HBO’s most-watched program since The Sopranos’ series finale in 2007. Two replays of the Thrones episode drove the show’s full-night tally up to 8.2 million viewers.
By comparison, season 3 opened to 4.4 million viewers and eventually peaked at 5.5 million for the sixth episode (no, the Red Wedding was not a record high, and nor was the finale, which delivered 5.4 million).
Last season Thrones averaged 14.4 million viewers per episode, second only to The Sopranos as HBO’s most-watched series. This year, Thrones might very well overtake the classic mob drama to claim the premium cable network’s all-time crown, especially given its history of growing its audience as a season progresses.
Online viewership was also immense as HBO Go, the pay cabler’s streaming service, crashed during the premiere with many receiving a “fatal error” message, which HBO attributed to “overwhelming demand.”
The series premiere of Mike Judge’s new comedy series Silicon Valley had 2 million viewers, HBO’s largest half-hour series debut in nearly five years (since 2009′s Hung). Another 534,000 viewers over two replays brought the night’s total gross audience for the new comedy to 2.5 million viewers. Veep‘s third season premiere launched to 995,000 viewers, about the same as last year’s premiere.
German graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang today blends Hip-Hop and cartoon artistry in his latest series of illustrations, which features caricatures of Kanye West, Drake, Rick Ross and more.
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sibel Kekilli on Season 4, Joffrey, and Male Nudity
By ROBIN KAWAMI
German actress Sibel Kekilli, who plays the strong-minded Shae on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” is no stranger to the spotlight. Her work in critically acclaimed films “Head-On” and “When We Leave” brought her fame back at home, but the world-wide popularity of “Game of Thrones” is a different beast.
“It’s a dream for everyone to be a part of an American series—a huge, successful series,” said Kekilli. “It’s just a gift for me. Maybe I will never have it ever again. I’m just enjoying it.”
The actress sat down with Speakeasy to discuss her character’s relationship with Tyrion in season four, the mind of Jack Gleeson (who plays Joffrey), and the need for more male nudity on the show.
Your scene with Tyrion [played by Peter Dinklage] in the first episode of season four is very intense.
It was so hard to act that. I thought, ‘Please, I don’t want to act this.’ I was begging [showrunners] Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff], and they said, “No, Sibel, we are paying for this so you have to.”
Does this scene hint at more trouble to come this season?
Without any spoilers, let me say it like this: Shae had [a] really tough life. And she had never had a foundation in her life until she met and fell in love with Tyrion, and Tyrion fell in love with her. She started to think she has a foundation in her life. And now, after they married—Sansa and Tyrion—it’s like, you know, shaking. It’s like an earthquake. It could stop, or it could be getting stronger.
Have you read all the books?
No. [laughs] Because Dan and David told me, “Sibel, at the beginning, we will change your part a bit. If you read the books, just to know for you, she will be a bit bigger. Of course not the main part, but she will get bigger.” So I decided to read it later. I didn’t want to get confused between the book Shae and the series.
The show is well known for a lot of female nudity. What about male nudity?
I know, I told them. I said I have to talk to Dan and David and to George [R.R. Martin]. They should say, “All men must get naked and not die” [referring to “All men must die,” or “Valar morghulis" in High Valyrian]. Because I want to see more nudity. Because why always the women? The women are really beautiful and of course it’s a part of the show.
That’s maybe one of the rules [of] why it’s successful, of course. It’s not, “Oh my God, they are naked.” It’s a natural thing. There are whores, there are prostitutes. But I want to see more naked men. I try. I tell Dan and David and George all the time.
You’re a very accomplished actress, and then you joined the show, which is very popular. How are you coping with the different kind of attention?
With my other movies, I never had that kind of experience. It’s funny because so many actors here—George said that there are so many actors that just came from drama school, acting school. Because of my career before, I see this year as a gift, as a bonus.
Perhaps because of their varied backgrounds, the cast does seem very down to earth.
All of them. I mean Sophie [Turner, who plays Sansa] and Isaac [Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran]. They are so down to earth and they are really well educated.
And even Jack [Gleeson]—Joffrey—he doesn’t want to act. That shows that he’s really down to earth, and he knows this is show business. And this is the life. And he’s really young.
I watched a speech he gave about celebrity culture.
I heard that. I have to Google it. I know that he’s really intelligent. And you know, he said it’s not fulfilling him—acting. So I really understand him. I think every one of us knows that, okay, maybe it will never happen again. Maybe you will stick in this role forever and not get a chance to have another success at that kind of level.
I just want more Grey Worm, tbh. Yummy.
New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has been getting all sorts of flak on sports radio today for missing last night's game against the Washington Nationals. Why? Because yesterday was his second (and final) day of paternity leave, which is apparently one too many.
Murphy got word late on Sunday night that his wife was in labor, and rushed to Florida to be with her. He was there for the birth of their first child the next day, Monday, which also happened to be Opening Day. The Mets had Tuesday off, and Murphy decided to stay with his wife Wednesday before flying back in time for today's game, also against the Nationals, which he played in. Murphy told ESPN that he and his wife decided together that it would be best for him to stay the extra day. "Having me there helped a lot, and vice versa, to take some of the load off," he said. "It felt, for us, like the right decision to make."
For a number of sports commentators, however, Murphy's decision seemed ludicrous. New York-based radio host Mike Francesa kicked off the outrage yesterday afternoon, devoting his entire WFAN show to asking, exasperatedly, why on earth a man would need to take off more than the few hours during which his child is actually born."For a baseball player, you take a day. All right. Back in the lineup the next day. What are you doing? What would you be doing? I guarantee you're not sitting there holding your wife's hand."
"You're a major league baseball player. You can hire a nurse to take care of the baby if your wife needs help," he said. "I don't see why you need…What are you gonna do? Are you gonna sit there and look at your wife in the hospital bed for two days? What are you gonna do?
Repeating this question at least five more times over the course of a 20-minute segment, Francesa also continued to confuse maternity and paternity leave. Noting that it's possible for the lucky few to stagger their paternity leave rather than using it in one chunk, Francesa was dumbfounded: "What do you do? You work the next day, then you take off three months, to do what? Have a party? 'The baby was born…But I took maternity leave three months later.' For what? To take pictures? I mean, what would you possibly be doing? That makes no sense. I didn't even know there was such a thing." (The full clip is above.)
Hosts of WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" spent their morning show today piling on to the criticism. "To me, and this is just my sensibility: 24 hours," Craig Carton said. "You stay there, baby's good, you have a good support system for the mom and the baby. You get your ass back to your team and you play baseball."
Cohost and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason thought even 24 hours was too much time: "Quite frankly, I would've said, 'C-section before the season starts. I need to be at Opening Day.'"
The Mike and Mike show on ESPN Radio also devoted tons of airtime to scrutinizing the nondrama. Cohost Mike Golic, a former NFL defensive lineman, weighed in: "If you wanna be there for the birth of your child, I have zero problem with it. That said, when the baby is born…The baby was born on Monday. And he didn't play in a game [on Wednesday]? This is just me, I would have been back playing."
Notably, the collective bargaining agreement between MLB and the players association allows for three days of paternity leave. That's better than most jobs—only about 13 percent of workplaces offer paternity leave at all, and the United States is one of four countries in the world that doesn't mandate leave for new moms and dads.
For his part, Murphy seems to be shrugging off the criticism: "We had a really cool occasion yesterday morning, about 3 o'clock. We had our first panic session," Murphy told ESPN. "It was just the three of us at 3 o'clock in the morning, all freaking out. He was the only one screaming. I wanted to. I wanted to scream and cry, but I don't think that's publicly acceptable, so I let him do it."
This week saw the return of Game Of Thrones, and with it the intriguing new character of Oberyn Martell, aka The Red Viper (played by Pedro Pascal). Oberyn instantly shows himself to be, shall we say … and equal-opportunity letch.
Vulture sat down with Pedro to discuss the Red Viper, and what we can look forward to seeing. On his character’s bisexuality:
The Red Viper enjoys life. He does not discriminate in his pleasures. This is the way he understands life, to live it to its fullest. And to limit yourself in terms of experience doesn’t make any sense to him — what’s beautiful is beautiful. And I love that what George R.R. Martin created is this brilliant, progressive person who makes a lot of sense to me. He’s a lover and a fighter. He’s going to do it, everything, to its fullest. So why leave out girls or boys, you know what I mean? That’s what’s so amazing about this character that George R.R. Martin created and David and Dan are translating onto screen: It’s just very punk-rock. It doesn’t make any sense to him to limit his experience of pleasure, so it’s not making a point, but it literally doesn’t make any sense to deny yourself something beautiful, whether it is wine or food, a man or a woman, being a father or being a lover or being a fighter. Always live to the fullest. I think that’s a brilliant, kind of progressive thing that they’re telling in this story. They’re really seizing the opportunity to get a very cool message across.
On balancing out the nudity ratio:
Nobody asked me to hide anything. I was all in. When does Game of Thrones ever fail you in terms of like not going all the way with something? They give you candy from both sides. I’d insist upon it!
And if he bares all, it might open the male floodgates?
Because I’m the one who has to usher in all the boy candy? That’s a lot of pressure, actually. I didn’t know — I never thought of it that way until now, but now it’s done. [Laughs.]
Pascal also talked to the Daily Beast about the character and the show's approach to him.
What did their email say about the Red Viper?
They talked about him being a person who lives uncompromisingly and does what he wants when he wants it, and that living life like that isn’t necessarily very sane. While it doesn’t make him crazy, he’s still aware of that and chooses to live his life as dangerously as he possibly can—because he wants to. And he also doesn’t fear anyone—or anything—which is also not very sane. We talked about that stuff, and then I taped it again well-lit and mic’d, and they told me to come out to Belfast to meet everybody. I was under the impression that I had to go there and nail it and convince them that I’m the dude, but they had already made their decision. There was a weird miscommunication where I didn’t know that I had gotten the job, so I got there thinking I was going in for the final round of auditions and I came in and they said, “Congratulations! We’re so glad you’re here!” So I spent the entire day with my head in the clouds going in and out of costume fittings.
Do you have a ritual to get into Red Viper mode?
I go out on the street, go up to strangers, talk a bunch of shit and tell them, “These are your options: do you want to fuck or fight?” [Laughs] But it’s basically just living the fantasy of being somebody who chooses not to have any fear and is capable of living his or her life that way. But he’s not dumb. And this fearlessness is also shaped by this tragedy that’s happened in his family that he’s out to avenge. He’s this big, enormous badass, but it all stems from a tragedy and a rage that’s burning inside him.
It’s interesting because there is this rage burning inside him, but he’s not sneaky about his hatred of the Lannisters. He flat out tells them he’s out for revenge.
He just doesn’t give a shit. He’s not trying to hide anything. He’s just fearless. He shows up and says, “This is why I’m here, this is what’s going to happen, and if you have a problem with that… you know my name is the Red Viper, right?” But that’s the amazing thing about him: he’s capable of such hate, but he also really knows how to have fun. That’s his philosophy in life: what the hell else are we here for but to do what we want? He’s also a prince so he’s in a better position than most to be able to do what he wants, so he seizes the opportunity to do just that—to go after the people that have wronged him, or to enjoy the “company” of anyone.
Oberyn Martell has an interesting backstory that isn’t shown onscreen. His sister was raped and cut in half, then he has these eight bastard daughters, and many lovers, including his main squeeze, Ellaria Sand.
He has many lovers but he’s settled with one that really leads the way in a lot of the fun that they have. He’s found his match. But I think his backstory is just part of the richness of the character. It comes from the books, but David and Dan also find creative ways to implement the richness into just scenes of two people talking. He’s a very dangerous person but I also, in a way, find him to be a really good person. As a prince, he’s had these eight daughters out of wedlock and could have abandoned them, but he raises them and loves them. The fascinating thing about Game of Thrones is that none of the badasses are just badasses, and none of the wimps are just wimps. A coward will surprise you with courage, and a very powerful person will blindside you with weakness, and the most evil person is capable of the most compassionate moment.
How did you capture his accent and look? He’s a bit different from the books in that he’s got short, cropped hair, and has this exotic, vaguely Hispanic accent.
The way he sounds and composes himself is just something I went with on instinct from reading the scenes from the show, and I used an accent in my first audition tape because I figured he seemed like a different character from everyone else we’ve come to know on the show, and that it would be valuable for him not just to look different, but sound different.
He’s also one of the few royals on the show that isn’t white.
There you go! He comes from another land. He comes from the punk rock area of Westeros!
Source 1: http://www.thebacklot.com/game-of-thrones-star-pedro-pascal-on-oberyns-bisexuality-and-going-all-in-on-nudity/04/2014/
Source 2: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/26/meet-the-red-viper-pedro-pascal-on-game-of-thrones-kinky-bisexual-hellraiser.html
Mods I changed the sources!
He has been pulling some late nights in the recording studio of late, so it comes as no surprise that Justin Bieber might be feeling a little on the stressed side.
Working on his new album appears to have left the young singer in need of a massage after he was spotted in Miami on Monday.
As he sat on his sunny hotel balcony, the 20-year-old appeared to be getting some much-needed attention to his neck and back from a swimsuit-clad female companion.
The Baby singer at one point shut his eyes while the woman, who was sporting a black kaftan and matching bikini, stood closely behind him.
A spokesman for Justin has refused to comment on the identity of his friend.
did JB hit it?