Then they gave me two really great scenes to audition with.I kind of appreciate that now, because I think if I had known at the time, it would have just been a lot of pressure that would have made it difficult to maybe perform. So that’s usually what I’m thinking about when I’m doing it.What was your way into her, emotionally as a character? Tell me about figuring out how you were going to pull of on camera the sonic canary cry.Every time that I have to do a cry, I really tried to focus, and I really tried to have it come from a place of her pain, and her personal struggle, I think that’s what the fuel is behind that scream. I felt confident, but then I got here and they really helped me get to the point I needed to be at.Tell me about that side of it. I have a couple of women who do stunts for me. Stephen is definitely our quarterback.On camera and off camera, after five seasons, it’s a well-oiled machine. So that’s just going to keep happening.She’s going to be able to use her power more and more, because she’s training, she has Curtis and Felicity, all of these technical people there who are helping her in every way, and then you have her training physically, so she’s just going to keep getting stronger, and help the team — just keep helping out the team.It’s interesting, because there are certainly indicators that Dinah’s going to go a certain place and perhaps assume a certain superhero identity — Black Canary — but she’s not there yet. When I came in, they really gave me a trainer, and they really took it seriously, and helped me get on track with my fitness. I think it’s important.I’ve had some funny talks with your producers in the past about you poor actors, those of you who have powers, trying to figure out how to act out your powers moments. That was pretty much it. Stephen is an incredible leader in everything that he does. But it’s really helped me become a happier person, too. Either one would be great.Tell me how much you’re enjoying this gig. You dive in, you start changing your body, you start being able to do a lot of things you couldn’t do after a few weeks time. I really learned how to meditate, and how to find my center, and just feel strong from the inside out.It’s something that I didn’t expect to come with all of this. That’s what she was experiencing at the moment that she got the power.So I tried to sort of like really just put my heart into it, and not just make it a physical thing, but put all of her pain, and like all of her power into that scream. Unless it’s something that’s really out there and I need to be like wired up, and I’m going to just hurt myself — like, there’s no question. Everybody on it really just welcomed me in right away and were so warm.It was incredible coming in for the first time and seeing this thing, which obviously already has so much momentum behind it, so much life behind it, and jumping on to this moving piece has sort of been one of the biggest adventures of my life.It’s been really cool coming in fresh at this point, because I think for them, too, it’s nice to sort of have that element of newness around where like, I’m not aware of how everything works. My goal is really to be at that level where I can pretty much do anything on my own. Were you already pretty well-trained, or did you really have to hit the gym and take some classes to be able to pull off the physicality?I felt ready enough that I knew I had some physical background. It’s a gift that I think he has.I definitely look up to him as a leader while we’re shooting. What was that process like getting on the show?For the audition, they didn’t tell me that the character would be Dinah, and they didn’t really give me any information other than, she’s a vigilante and she’s a badass. They work with me, and they are excited that I want to do as many of my stunts as I can. Yeah, I found out after I booked the role. So that was a really nice outcome that surprised me.Was there a stunt where maybe normally they would have called in the stuntwoman, but you were able to say at some point, you know what, I think “I got this — can I try it?”The more that we do, the more I ask if I can do this! It was really quite intimidating coming in after five seasons and being so completely green. The show’s on a TV schedule, but does movie-level stunt work, and you throw yourself into the part of the choreography that you’ve got to pull off. But Harkavy’s most certainly prepared to suit up in Black Canary’s leathers should that call ever come, as she explained to Moviefone.Moviefone: I know you have secrets to protect, but tell me what you’re able to tell me; give me a little tease into the next couple of weeks, for Dinah in particular, on “Arrow.”Juliana Harkavy: I think Dinah’s theme for this season is that she’s finding her place, and she’s settling in, and she’s becoming stronger and better as she works with the team. She’s still becoming a part of the team and finding her footing. What are the things about it that you’re really loving being a part of the “Arrow” ensemble?The whole thing is just, honestly, it’s a dream come true. Absolutely, yeah. She’s the sweetest ever, and I’m just excited to learn from her. It was really exciting.How badass-ready were you when the part came your way? From the part itself being a dream role, really, to just the cast and crew of producers just being some of the kindest, warmest, most welcoming people I’ve ever worked with. I am so excited! Is Stephen Amell the quarterback for the team among the actors, as well as on screen?He is, yeah. Posted May 1, 2017 by Scott HuverJuliana Harkavy is ready to sing like a canary about everything “Arrow” — just short of whether she’s actually going to become the new Black Canary.All signs point to Harkavy’s recently introduced character Dinah Drake being poised to assume the heroic mantle once assumed by sisters Sara and Laurel Lance: She’s got the badass bona fides as a former undercover cop; she’s a metahuman with a sonic scream, like her comic book counterpart; she’s learning the vigilante way as the newest member of Team Arrow; and she shares a name with the earliest, 1940s incarnation of the superheroine.Of course, in the Arrowverse, anything’s possible — there may be another identity in store for Dinah, or she could befall an abrupt end. I had been going to the gym a lot, and I did feel prepared. What did you key in on once you knew you had the part?This moment where she sort of became a meta, and was when she experienced a terrible tragedy and lost the love of her life, and lost her partner, and he was shot right in front of her. I think that she also knows, Dinah knows that, again, she’s familiar with loss. I think that’s sort of just in his nature. I think it’ll be something to see.Exactly, yeah. I think she’s still learning. I thought I’d get strong, and go to the gym, and I’d get in good shape. They sort of had a “Okay, sit down — we have something to tell you” phone call, and they told me, and it was amazing. I felt strong when I began. That must be kind of an exciting prospect for you, to potentially share some scenes with Katie. I had my moments, my learning curves, and I’ve hit my roadblocks and my stumbles. I was still only at about 60%. We’ve spoken. She’s been part of this forever, and she’s just awesome, so I can’t wait to share some screen time with her and just be some badass girls together, it’d be great.Either a team up, or throwing down against each other. He sets the precedent for the rest of the show. He’s efficient, he’s smart, he’s aware of sort of everything that’s going on at once, beyond just what he’s focusing on in that moment. I think it keeps it exciting for everyone, because they can teach me, and they do all the time.”Arrow” airs Wednesdays on The CW. That’s something that just made me sort of open my heart to her right away.And I also had recently lost a very dear friend, so I was also dealing with my own mourning, and my own loss, and I was able to, especially that 511 episode where you actually see the flashback, and you see her dealing with that, I was able to really use it in my own life, and connect with her, and find this common ground.Tell me about working with your fellow actors, the members of Team Arrow. I don’t think it’s something that should just kind of fall into her lap. She’s developing her strength in all areas.We’ve heard that the show’s most recent Black Canary, Katie Cassidy, is going to be coming back to the show. Overall, it’s just been one of the most incredible and positive things to ever happen to me, really.Tell me a little bit about getting the part. It’s taking her some time. A lot of the times they will let me. Nobody treated me like I was a newbie. What they told you when they first approached you, and what you kind of had to wrap your head around as far as playing Dinah. The team just lost Laurel in a big way, and they’re dealing with that, and she doesn’t want to fill her shoes, and she’s empathetic towards what they’re going through.So if it happens, I think it’s going to take some time, and I think that it should take time. Every member of the team knows their job pretty well. It’s been transformative, I think spiritually, as much as it has been physically. Tell me about that experience.That’s been one of the fun things about the whole experience, is the physical challenge, and feeling myself get stronger. I think the rest of the cast does, too. He really is. They’re absolutely incredible. So for you to step in and be the newbie — give me a little sense of that experience.It was terrifying at first, to be honest. No. I honestly, I can’t wait.
31 on Netflix.[via: Emmy; People] The kids can’t even let their parents or other family members read the scripts.”It’s a new season, and it’s a lot stricter than last year,” Gaten Matazarro (Dustin) told Emmy.Apparently, he sent his brother the scripts last year, but that’s not allowed anymore because of concerns over “hacking interference,” as he put it.We can’t blame the streamer for calling for caution. Posted May 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongEven birthing one of the “Stranger Things” kids isn’t enough to get you advanced intel on Season 2 anymore.In an new interview for Emmy magazine, the cast revealed that Netflix is being more careful to avoid leaks compared to the show’s first season. “Stranger Things” is due out this fall, and it seems like another show that could be targeted given its large following.In the meantime, stars Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp are filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Netflix is unfortunately very familiar with more than just scripts ending up in the wrong hands; just this week, a hacker leaked several episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” Season 5 online ahead of its release.Netflix evidently has some work to do to figure out how to prevent such hacks in the future. We’ll get more of the addicting series when “Stranger Things” Season 2 premieres Oct.
The upcoming season starts streaming May 30 on Netflix. Posted May 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongFrank and Claire Underwood are coming back, and their vision for America is more than a little scary.Netflix released the official “House of Cards” Season 5 trailer Monday, and it shows Frank (Kevin Spacey) laying out his philosophy to Claire (Robin Wright). As he says in the preview, he considers the American people “like little children” and thinks it is up to them to “hold their sticky fingers.” To him, that means dictating what they think and how they feel.As if that weren’t foreboding enough, Frank doesn’t seem to be bothered by little things like term limits. He starts rattling off election years, indicating that he can see the two of them sticking around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for at least two decades.”One nation, Underwood,” he says.If you thought the most recent U.S. presidential election was scary, just wait for “House of Cards” Season 5.
The issues are bigger than now taking questions from reporters attending via Skype, for example. She ended up giving an impassioned speech about how real journalism is being ruined by “a morally bankrupt gang of racist bloggers, anarchists, Dominionists, radio hosts, and rancid women-haters.”Watch C.J. ET/PT on TBS. Posted May 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe first “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” got off to a special start Saturday night. make her triumphant return below, plus confirm that Bee is a witch.”Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Cregg. Instead of kicking off the show herself, host Samantha Bee let everyone’s favorite fictional press secretary do the honors.Allison Janney returned to the podium as her “West Wing” character, C.J. There, she answered questions about the “Full Frontal” host’s event and dealt with some of the changes in the media that have taken place since the political drama ended its run in 2006.
Posted May 1, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongKelly Ripa finally has a regular “Live” co-host again: veteran TV host and producer Ryan Seacrest.Following the April 2016 departure of her former co-host Michael Strahan, Ripa had a revolving door of guest hosts, including Seacrest. @RyanSeacrest#KellyAndRyan#LiveKellyRyanpic.twitter.com/YqV9n0IeTG
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) May 1, 2017It looks like we’ll have to call Seacrest the hardest working man in New York City instead of Hollywood now. As we can see now, he ultimately decided to fill it with a morning talk show.The decision remained a secret until Monday when Seacrest joined Ripa on what is now “Live with Kelly & Ryan.” After teasing that she would be introducing her new co-host, Ripa came out with Seacrest, and the duo showed off their new marquee and greeted the enthusiastic audience before he finally got to claim his chair and jump right into the job.Ripa tweeted out a video of their grand entrance.The Seacrest is out! Meanwhile, the now-former “American Idol” host’s gig wrapped around the same time when the Fox singing competition series ended, freeing up some room in his schedule.
The role of Dr. Roach has said he prominently featured AOL in the film so that he could get a year’s subscription to the online service. The musicians would perform together in Los Angeles under swinging-’60s-style pseudonyms. Ultimately, Hoffs’ husband, Jay Roach, would direct all three “Austin Powers” movies.3. Other inspirations were the British humor favored by Myers’ father, who had emigrated to Canada from England, and the Burt Bacharach song “The Look of Love” (a tune associated with the 1967 Bond spoof “Casino Royale”), which Myers heard one day on a car radio. Originally, Myers didn’t want to play both hero and villain. That was Demi Moore, who served as a producer on all three of them.22. It earned back $53.9 million in North America, making the film a modest hit in theaters, though its popularity really took off on home video. The band’s name came from a fictional beverage company in an obscure Italian thriller (1965’s “The 10th Victim”) starring original Bond Girl Ursula Andress. I would say it’s in a latent phase right now, but someday if we find the right idea…, for sure. Myers thinks latex bald caps don’t look authentic enough on the big screen, so he shaved his head to play Dr. That meant shooting all his Austin scenes first, then going back and shooting all of Dr. A lot of that money went into the pocket of an actress who didn’t actually appear in any of the films. Myers’ Dr. Myers’ “Wayne’s World” co-star Dana Carvey reportedly grumbled that Myers’ Michaels impression was actually his imitation of Carvey’s own Michaels impression.7. It made him wonder what had happened to all the 1960s swingers, which prompted him to flirt with then-wife Robin Ruzan in a now-familiar English voice, where he would spout now-familiar archaic catchphrases. Evil and Scott.14. There are countless references to James Bond films throughout the “Powers” saga, but also references to many now-forgotten Bond knock-offs of the 1960s, from Dean Martin’s Matt Helm franchise to James Coburn’s “Flint” movies to Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer films (the source of Austin’s chunky horn-rims).5. “Austin Powers” marked the first time that Elizabeth Hurley, then best known as Hugh Grant’s model girlfriend, proved she could carry the lead role in a movie. In 1999, HBO made a deal for a 13-episode “Austin Powers” cartoon series that never came to be. But when Zima’s parent company, Coors, realized that the scene was making fun of their beverage, they yanked permission, and Austin found himself nursing a Tab diet cola instead.16. As in “Wayne’s World,” product placement is the source of many jokes throughout the film. Myers started the band in the mid-’90s, along with alt-rocker Matthew Sweet and Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs. The film cost a reported $16.5 million, which seems like an incredible bargain given the film’s visual inventiveness. But because I was so obsessed with Austin, I used to torment Mike by squeezing, stroking, and petting him at every opportunity.” She added, “When I see Mike now, I still launch massive physical attacks on him, which send him fleeing for cover.”11. He hoped to cast Jim Carrey as Dr. Another “SNL”-er, Will Ferrell, launched his movie career in “Austin Powers” as the unkillable henchman Mustafa.10. It was a process that became even more complicated in the sequels, when Myers was playing three or four characters at once.15. (Among the next of kin: “Moonraker” Bond Girl Lois Chiles and Rob Lowe, who would play the younger version of Robert Wagner’s Number Two in the sequels.)18. Posted May 1, 2017 by Gary SusmanHas it really been two decades since the release of “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”? Ming Tea, the psychedelic band that appears between scenes of the movie, seems like an afterthought, but it was actually the birthplace of the Austin Powers character. The pet was played by a feline named Ted Nude-Gent. There was also supposed to be a scene where Austin tries desperately to show his ’90s trendiness by drinking a Zima. Hockey fan Myers named two of the characters, General Borschevsky (Elya Baskin) and Commander Gilmour (Charles Napier), after two of his favorite Toronto Maple Leafs players.13. Evil is clearly modeled to look like Blofeld from the Bond films, but his voice and gestures — even the pinky-to-the-mouth movement — were reportedly mimicry of Myers’ old “Saturday Night Live” boss, Lorne Michaels. The only thing they asked us to do in the final cut, which was kind of surprising to me, was they thought there was too much butt-cheek on Mike when he got thawed out, so I went for a slightly more profile version.”20. Mike gave me the break of a lifetime in letting me direct [‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’], so I’m always good to go.” But they were all pretty innocent body-shape jokes. Evil’s scenes. Similarly, Myers spoofed Blofeld’s fluffy Persian cat as the hairless Mr. Evil. The PG-13 movie was close to scoring an “R” rating thanks to the film’s funny “nude blocking” scene between Austin and Vanessa. “Soul Bossa Nova,” the movie’s chirpy instrumental theme, was a song Quincy Jones wrote and recorded back in 1962. But there would be a third installment in theaters, 2002’s hugely popular “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” Altogether, the franchise earned $676 million in theaters worldwide.21. (Sorry not sorry).Released 20 years ago this week, on May 2, 1997, the modest and often obscure spoof of 1960s British spy movies launched a blockbuster franchise, countless catchphrases (and your friends’ terrible impersonations), and perhaps the most beloved character in Mike Myers’ gallery of goofballs.So hop in our time machine and travel back 20 years to learn the defrosted spy’s top secrets.1. Evil, but while Carrey was interested, he was unavailable because he was making “Liar, Liar.”6. Second, as she recalled in 1999, “I’m ludicrously tactile, and Mike isn’t at all. It had also served as the theme song to the Canadian game show “Definition,” which Myers had enjoyed as a kid. She found acting opposite Myers difficult for two reasons. Will there ever be a fourth “Powers” picture? Yeah, baby! Evil’s resentful son went instead to Seth Green.9. Among them: an extended fight scene between Austin and Random Task; two scenes featuring Christian Slater as a hypnotized henchman; cryogenics gags involving the defrosting of Gary Coleman, Evel Knievel, and Vanilla Ice; and scenes where the families of various slain henchmen are informed of their tragic and violent deaths. One of the fembots is played by Cindy Margolis, the pinup who claimed, in the early years of the Web, to be the most downloaded woman on the Internet.12. Myers claimed that up to 40 percent of the dialogue in the film was Improvised — most famously, the “Shhh” conversation between Dr. So its use here was a nostalgic in-joke for his fellow Canucks.17. First, his antics kept her on the verge of cracking up and breaking character, which is why Vanessa so seldom makes eye contact with Austin. Director Jay Roach, in THR’s recent oral history about the film, said: “The nudity blocking was something the MPAA wanted to be sure we didn’t go too far with: the cheeky phallic references, like Elizabeth biting the sausage and holding the melons up. There have been several reports over the past 15 years that another installment is in development. But in 2016, Roach indicated that there’s no movie in the works, though he said, “Mike Myers and I talk about it every time we get together. Bigglesworth. Austin Powers was the name Myers came up with as the band’s lead singer, Sweet played bass as “Sid Belvedere,” and rhythm guitarist Hoffs was “Gillian Shagwell.”2. Ruzan urged him to write the routine down, and in three weeks, Myers had a screenplay.4. Two years later, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” would earn about $1 million more during its opening weekend than “International Man of Mystery” earned throughout its entire theatrical run.19. (Insert “Cat Scratch Fever” joke here.)8. The American cut of the film runs a brisk 94 minutes, but international audiences got to enjoy several additional scenes. Yet another “SNL” comic, Colin Quinn, was offered the role of Scott Evil, but he turned it down.
— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) May 1, 2017Stay tuned. — thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 29, 2017″You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was,” the hacker tweeted. Not smart.)Variety speculates that Netflix might move up the premiere date due to the hack.”Thedarkoverlord released a series of grandiose tweets before announcing the hacking.We’ve elected ourselves to participate in the grand creation of history itself. Posted May 1, 2017 by Sharon KnolleA hacker who tried to hold Netflix hostage over the new season of “Orange is the New Black” has apparently made good on this threat and uploaded most of Season 5.On Saturday, the hacker, who calls himself “thedarkoverlord,” announced via Twitter that he had leaked new episodes of the hit Netflix series, which isn’t set to premiere until June 9.The hacker is also threatening to leak other pirated content from Netflix and other TV networks, including ABC, National Geographic, Fox, and IFC.Who is next on the list? A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”USA Today reports that ABC, Fox, and IFC declined to comment on the threats on Sunday and National Geographic and FBI didn’t respondSo far, no threats to target USA, the home of TV’s most famous hacker, “Mr. Hello Netflix, we’ve arrived: https://t.co/Fmb1gsZf4a
— thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017His most recent tweet came this morning:It’s nearly time to play another round. He also threatened,”There’s still time to save yourselves. Enjoying the show!” (Tweeting that you’re enjoying pirated content. — thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017To those of you carefully watching this feed, allow the events that are but mere moments away to influence your choises. Our offer(s) are still on the table — for now.”Netflix released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation. FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. We’re not playing any games anymore. Robot.”Some fans have been tweeting that they had downloaded Season 5 of “OITNB,” calling the hacker “You Are Our Saviour. Oh, what fun we’re all going to have. — thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) April 28, 2017And so let it be read that the loathsome giants do too fall. Marvelous, isn’t it?
That’s why you should probably be using them on the regular. Posted May 1, 2017 by Alana Altmann”Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” came out 20 years ago if you can believe it, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.Mike Myers’ groovy shagadelic British spy still gets us every time, and the movie’s hysterical quotes haven’t lost their mojo at all over the last two decades. Here are eleven phrases you can say daily. Yeah, baby!