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Exclusive: Seth Gilliam Talks The Walking Dead & Father Gabriel's Faith

Seth GilliamSeth Gilliam plays the role of Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead, which aired tonight on AMC. This season Gabriel joined the mission with Maggie (Lauren Cohan)’s group to bring food and water back from Meridian to Alexandria, and recently, they have been hiding from Pope (Ritchie Coster) and the other Reapers.

Thursday, Gilliam talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about tonight’s episode, why his character reacted how he did when he found the Reaper praying, Gabriel’s faith, what he finds challenging about the role, and more.

***This interview contains spoilers for 11.07***

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Julia Ormond, Annet Mahendru, & Alexa Mansour Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2

The Walking Dead: World BeyondLast season, on The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) sent Huck (Annet Mahendru), who it was revealed was her daughter, to retrieve Hope (Alexa Mansour) and bring her back to their facility in New York. Although Huck betrayed her and she had to leave her sister, Iris (Aliyah Royale), Hope left with Huck so she wouldn’t kill her sister or their friends.

Ormond, Mahendru, and Mansour talked to the media last week about season two and what fans can expect.

Ormond talked to SciFi Vision about Elizabeth’s acceptance of all things she has been doing and turning a blind eye to. “My take is that Elizabeth is somebody who compartmentalizes what emotion she will show to what person. So, if something is bothering her profoundly, she would have trouble showing that to somebody she's intimate with, just because of her personality type. I think really what happens with Elizabeth is…what happens to her belief in what they're doing in season two.

“In season one, for me, she's utterly, utterly committed to an agenda that's necessary. They've identified that Hope actually has something that could be really critical to the survival of mankind - if she comes in with the right attitude…[and] doesn't bring in the anger; she goes along with the plan of what they're meant to be doing, and she's productive and effective in her time there.

“And I do think that it's not black and white, or I hope it's not black and white. It's more kind of gray. It's like she has to sign up for something that she's not happy about, but I think people do that in war all of the time. In the military, you accept that there are people who are going to die, and you accept the tragedy. I think we as a populace accept the tragedy of collateral damage. So, I don't think it's as much of a pivot as I wish it was in the world.”

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Charisma Carpenter & Nancy Grace Talk The Good Father, Premiering Tonight on Lifetime

The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill StoryBased on real events, the film The Good Father: The Martin MacNeill Story, which premieres tonight on Lifetime, tells the story of Dr. Martin MacNeill (Tom Everett Scott) and Michele (Charisma Carpenter) and their children. MacNeill convinces his wife to have plastic surgery, and while on prescription medication, she drowns suspiciously. MacNeill was respected by all, but only weeks after his wife’s death, he brings home a new mistress disguised as a live-in nanny. His daughter Alexis (Anwen O’Driscoll), who had always planned to follow in his footsteps to become a doctor, begins to question everything she’s ever known when she uncovers his lies, including faked medical and military records.

Recently, executive producer Nancy Grace and star Charisma Carpenter took part in a panel to promote the film.

Carpenter talked to SciFi Vision about playing the character of Michele. “I think any time you mix true crime with scripted television, you do have to walk an extra careful line. It was super challenging to honor her memory and to be able to get across her love of family, to be able to get across the behaviors that she was experiencing and her confusion about his behavior, the pathological lying and the sociopathy behind it all. So, I feel like whenever you're approaching a character, you have these insights that you bring to the table, but when it’s a real-life story, you have to take the insights that you understand from whatever the history is of the story. You have to do a lot of reading [and] a lot of research. Then, the importance of getting that across was a true challenge and something that I took to heart and wanted to pay the utmost of respect to. So, that was a new thing for me.”

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Joe Holt and Natalie Gold Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond, CRM, & More

The Walking Dead: World BeyondLast season of The Walking Dead: World Beyond introduced the character of Dr. Lyla Bellshaw, played by Natalie Gold, who while working for the Civil Republic has been experimenting on empties. Dating Dr. Leo Bennett, played by Joe Holt, she revealed to the CRM information about his daughter, Hope (Alexa Mansour), who he believes is a genius. This is what caused Elizabeth (Julia Ormond) to send her daughter, Huck (Annet Mahendru), undercover to get Hope and bring her, with force if necessary, to their facility in New York.

Holt and Gold recently spoke to journalists about season two of the series, how their characters feel about each other, and more.

The two actors talked about their relationship on the series and confirmed they had real feelings for each other, however, with Lyla working for the CRM, there are trust issues. Gold talked to SciFi Vision about the questions it leaves. “I think I kind of love the way that season one ends and teases that up, because those are all the questions. [Can] we trust Lyla? Does she have ulterior motives? What are her ulterior motives? It became kind of clear in season one by the end of that episode and that monologue that she has that she really wants to go and tell Leo, and she ends up not telling him that she's kind of the catalyst for this whole thing starting. It's because Leo came to Lyla and said, ‘I have this daughter who's brilliant,’ and Lyla obviously then told her higher ups.

“So, I think that this season is kind of a great exploration for Lyla's character, her push and pull between her love for Leo and her real belief in the greater good. What's the balance? How much is one life worth versus hundreds of thousands of lives and the work that she's doing? So, it'll all be explored in season two.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Grace Van Patten Stars in Mayday, Out Now

Grace Van PattenReleased today by Magnolia Pictures, in theaters and on Demand, Karen Cinorre’s fantasy film Mayday follows Ana, played by Grace Van Patten, who suddenly finds herself in a new and dangerous place on the coast where women are in a war with men, who they lure to their death with radio signals.

Van Patten recently spoke to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the film, including what drew her to the role, what she found challenging, how she connected to the character, and more.

She told the site that when choosing characters, she looks for depth. “I do find it's getting better, but that's hard to come by with female roles, and when I see that there's depth or layers or complexity to any character, I'm so intrigued, because when [I] see that there's opportunity beyond the page, that excites me a lot.”

The actress loved the script. “I read the script and instantly was so drawn into it and transported, and [it's] not very often I read a script and I just want to read it again. I reread it, and I found that every time I read it, I found something new: a new meaning, a new little gem. And I thought it was so magical, every part of it: how it explored sisterhood and connection and grief and empowerment. I was instantly hooked, and I met Karen, and she's such a visionary and had such a specific eye for what she wanted, and I just I knew I had to be a part.”

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Advance Review: Big Sky Returns to ABC Tonight

Big SkyLast season on Big Sky, Ronald (Brian Geraghty) was finally arrested but talked the cops into bringing him to the crime scene where he was hiding a body. During return transport, members of the trafficking syndicate helped him escape with Scarlet (Anna Savcic), leaving Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) shot and Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) to give chase.

Tonight, on ABC, the series picks up after those events, but Ronald isn’t the only problem the duo will be facing this season, as another car crash outside of Helena will require their assistance, where teens get much more than they bargain for when they come into possession of some money.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Cast Members Talk The Conners & Performing Live Across Two Coasts

The ConnersLast week, for the first time, ABC aired The Conners live on two coasts. Cast members Emma Kenney, who plays Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara, who plays Mark Conner-Healy, and Jayden Rey, who plays Mary Conner, talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about what it is like to perform as part of a live show, how working on The Conners has changed their lives, and more.

One of the things that the young actors find most difficult is when lines are added or changed in the script at the last minute. Kenney, however, looks at it like a brain puzzle. “Sometimes you'll kind of memorize a scene a certain way, and then the next day it'll be completely different, but it's also keeps us on our toes.”
 
McNamara, agreed the last-minute changes can be difficult, especially during a live show. On that night, his character called up people live to ask them questions and they added more of it. “The third call that we did on the on the eastern time show, it actually was not supposed to happen in the script, but we had time, so right before we [went] on, they said, “Oh, Ames let's do another call.”…That was definitely tricky, but it all worked out.”

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La Brea Cast and Showrunner Tease La Brea, Premiering Tonight on NBC

NBCThe series La Brea, which is filmed in Melbourne, Australia, starts with a massive sinkhole opening up in the middle of Los Angeles, and everything around it starts being pulled inside, including people. Families are torn apart by the disaster, but somehow, those who fall inside find themselves alive in a dangerous and primeval land where they must work together to navigate their dangerous new home.

Cast members Natalie Zea (Eve Harris), Eoin Macken (Gavin Harris), Jack Martin (Josh Harris), Zyra Gorecki (Izzy Harris), Jon Seda (Dr. Sam Velez), and Chiké Okonkwo (Ty Coleman), as well as creator and showrunner David Appelbaum, took part in a panel as part of the TCA Summer Press Tour to talk about the new series, which premieres tonight on NBC.

The cast talked to SciFi Vision about what attracted them to the roles. Zea was happy to get a part where her character is not dependent on her male counterpart. “I'm usually a wife or an ex‑wife, and that story favors pretty primarily in a lot of the work I do. What was great about this was even though I am an ex‑wife and a mom, my identity isn't surrounded by that. I get to have a full story that has to do with how I'm sort of navigating this world as opposed to what my relationship is with my significant other. Even in 2021, it's rather fresh especially for me. So, I was really excited to explore being able to play something that was sort of independent of my SO.”

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Cast and Producer Tease Big Sky Season Two, Coming Thursday to ABC

ABCThursday, Big Sky returns for season two to ABC. At the end of season one, Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) was shot by one of Ronald (Brian Geraghty)’s accomplice’s before he and Scarlet (Anja Savcic) took off, and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) got in a police cruiser and took off after him.

Season two picks up after this cliffhanger, but also introduces a new storyline, dealing with a car wreck outside of Helena Montana and some unsuspecting teens who get more than they bargained for.

Recently, Winnick and Bunbury, along with John Carroll Lynch and new cast members Janina Gavankar and Logan Marshall-Green, as well as executive producer, Elwood Reid, took part in a panel as part of the TCA summer press tour to talk about the new season.

According to Reid, there will be one main mystery this season that keeps twisting and turning, as well as new villains. “We're going to sort of tackle one big mystery, and that mystery is going to pull in all of our characters that find themselves in the wake of last season…In the midst of that storyline, a new story jumps off…It's about some kids that happen to stumble upon a very violent and bloody accident in which drugs and money are taken from the crime scene. That brings the attention of our new baddie this year, who's going to bring in some more baddies, a character named Ren, played by Janina Gavankar. She's going to come and try to mess things up ‑ as you do in Big Sky.”

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Nick Cannon Discusses New Daytime Talk Show, Premiering Today

Nick CannonThe new syndicated talk show, Nick Cannon, premieres today. Host Cannon will bring his own perspective to daytime television with an hour of comedy-driven entertainment featuring celebrity interviews, music performances, and much more.

Recently, Cannon spoke to the media in a video conference about the new Lionsgate show filmed in Harlem.

Cannon told the press that the show would feature more than just celebrities. “The guests on this show are totally just people that I'm fascinated by. I hate the word celebrity, just because of what it's kind of turned into. It’s origin was, you know, ‘people we celebrate.’ So, in that sense, I want to celebrate people daily, but I'm not just celebrating people because they're popular, [or] because they have a new movie out or something. So, it's really people fascinate me in that sense.

“And I've taken a note page out of some of the talk show greats that have come before me that the best interviews are those opportunities where you can introduce your audience to new ideas, new people, new fascinations, and truly be a curator of what we celebrate.

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Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!

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