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October 5, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Meg Chambers Steedle was a little intimidated by her first starring TV role, but not because it required her to sing and dance. The 2008 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communications stars opposite Steve Buscemi in the Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire," which airs at 8 p.m. CT Sundays on HBO. She plays Broadway hopeful Billie Kent, a freewheeling flapper who has ignited a youthful spark in Buscemi's bootlegging gangster Nucky...
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January 20, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
After more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following. " "I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the town was going to be allowed to dance or not. You know, underground worms ['Tremors']. ... So I certainly like to mix it up," the 54-year-old told me Thursday during a conference call with reporters. He turned down a lot of scripts because, he said, the stakes weren't high enough.
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November 4, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels. " "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I was so attracted to the role because I felt like, man, this is some depth. There's depth in this human being," the Chicago native said during a phone interview last week. "They wrote Elam Ferguson as a person who was a slave that had been oppressed but [was]
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Meg Chambers Steedle was a little intimidated by her first starring TV role, but not because it required her to sing and dance. The 2008 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communications stars opposite Steve Buscemi in the Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire," which airs at 8 p.m. CT Sundays on HBO. She plays Broadway hopeful Billie Kent, a freewheeling flapper who has ignited a youthful spark in Buscemi's bootlegging gangster Nucky...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
After more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following. " "I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the town was going to be allowed to dance or not. You know, underground worms ['Tremors']. ... So I certainly like to mix it up," the 54-year-old told me Thursday during a conference call with reporters. He turned down a lot of scripts because, he said, the stakes weren't high enough.
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September 19, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Lucas Neff knows he's a lucky guy. A year ago Neff, who grew up in Andersonville, was just starting to do press for his first major TV role - in the Fox sitcom “Raising Hope.” He was new to Hollywood, to the hype, and to working with TV and film veterans such as Cloris Leachman, Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt. “No matter what direction I turn there's somebody really talented and awesome standing there,” Neff told me during a recent phone interview. “Yeah, I just kind of get to soak it in and enjoy it....
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels. " "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I was so attracted to the role because I felt like, man, this is some depth. There's depth in this human being," the Chicago native said during a phone interview last week. "They wrote Elam Ferguson as a person who was a slave that had been oppressed but [was]
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