After his TV series, My Own Worst Enemy, was cancelled last year, Christian Slater was immediately tapped by Jerry Bruckheimer to star in The Forgotten, debuting tonight on ABC.
He seems happy with the new cast, a new network and a chance to play a detective driven by the disappearance of his young daughter to create a team dedicated to searching for missing persons.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that Slater is spooked by the idea of losing someone you love.
“It’s not a huge leap. I mean, God forbid that any of us would ever have to go through what this particular character is going through on The Forgotten. But, I certainly know that I can identify with loving your family and loving your kids and thinking they’re the most important things in your life. Losing one of them is just not something you want to give a lot of thought to…”
James Kyson Lee has become a hot up-and-comer thanks to Heroes. Playing the handsome Ando on the hit series has brought him a lot of fans–and followers on Twitter.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that Lee, who plays time-traveling Hiro’s skeptical sidekick, is willing to spill a little about what to expect when Heroes returns tonight.
“I think you learn that any time you are part of a series that launches so successfully there are expectations and pressures that come with it. At the end of the day, there’s no way you can try to meet all of them. But I think Heroes is sort of coming back to its core and we’re saying, ‘Let’s return to what made us special in the first place.’ We’re also focusing on less characters per episode…”
Chevy Chase is finally back in primetime in Community, debuting tonight on NBC. The former SNL regular who went on to big-screen stardom plays a CEO who decides to hit the books again at a local college — and maybe hit on a few girls too.
Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out why Chase, who has the honor of being the oldest cast member, was ready to get back on campus.
“I laughed out loud when I read the pilot for Community. I rarely, if ever, have laughed at a script rather than to say, ‘Yeah, it’s pretty clever.’ I know it’s hard to figure out what will make people laugh. It’s just something that you internally register…”
Charlize Theron has an instant smile and a witty sense of humor. But on the big screen, she aims to delve into the depths of human emotions.
In her two upcoming films, The Road and The Burning Plain, she portrays two women whose dilemmas will deeply affect the audience. Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf found out that films like these help Theron to explore life’s conflicts.
“I really believe that the success of trying to make a good film is really about chemistry–and not just with the other actors, but the director as well. I felt like Guillermo Arriaga and I had the right chemistry…”
Megan Fox transforms into a man-eating monster in Jennifer’s Body, a very different film from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).
The laughs in this bloody horrorfest come as Fox, a high school sex queen, ends up literally chowing down on some hunky guys in her class after being sacrificed in a satanic ritual.
The uber sexy star told Parade.com’s Jeanne Wolf why she got a kick out of wreaking a little havoc.
“I personally always find something really scary about watching little girls learning to manipulate their dads by baby talking. Then they grow up and use the same technique on their boyfriends or husbands. That scares me because it’s just so sick on so many levels. I used that because Jennifer needs to be both manipulative and intimidating…”