How far can you get from Dwight on The Office? Rainn Wilson went from a geeky guy at Dunder Mifflin to a odd looking alien plotting to take over the earth in the animated feature Monsters and Aliens.
And it’s all part of Wilson’s plot to avoid getting typecast as the paper salesman who can’t hide his upwardly mobile longings in the Emmy Award-winning series.
Q: Now that you’ve done a few movies, did you try and get some extra star perks on Monsters and Aliens?
A: I came in and I was like, ‘I want the biggest trailer you got.’ They set me up with an enormous trailer. It was stocked from top to bottom, it had DirectTV and a Jacuzzi. I went, ‘Who cares about the movie.’ And if you believe that, you’ll also believe that the four-eyed evil alien I play is really me. …Read the Q&A
Twilight star Kristen Stewart trades in her forbidden vampire romance for awkward love at an amusement park.
Stewart joins Jesse Eisenberg as a couple of ’80s teens awkwardly trying to find romance in Adventureland. And Kristen thinks struggling to get it right is what makes this film real.
Q: Are you as awkward as your character when it comes to love?
A: I don’t think I’m ever going to not fumble around. I think that’s just life. That’s how you live life is you fumble around. …Read the Q&A
Oscar-nominated William H. Macy doesn’t mind that wife Felicity Huffman gets the lion’s share of media attention for her Emmy-winning role in Desperate Housewives. But Macy has jumped back into the spotlight since taking on the leading role in Broadway’s Speed the Plow after Jeremy Piven’s sudden departure.
And now, Macy is back on the big screen in a heartfelt role as a bumbling dad in Bart Got a Room, an independent film from sophomore director Brian Hecker.
Q: This film is a touching revisit of the angst of coming of age. What were you like in high school?
A: I was the stealth guy. Girls’ parents were terrified of the ‘bad boys,’ the football jocks and the real good-looking guys. But they all said, ‘What about our little girl going out with that lovely Billy Macy?’ They didn’t know I had their daughters in the back seat on the first date. I was stealthy. …Read the Q&A
Virginia Madsen has waited 17 years to bring terror back to the big screen. After her horrifying stint in 1992′s Candyman, the actress admits she was waiting for the perfect script. And she found it in The Haunting in Connecticut.
The Oscar-nominated actress who came to fame during the 1980s dishes on her love of scary films, raising a teen and how she stays wrinkle-free.
Q: You’re an Oscar-nominated actress and you’ve been actively searching for a horror film?
A: I love this genre, but I’m very picky. It’s hard to find one that’s really well-written and character-driven. Most of the time, the horror scripts I was reading made me want to throw them across the room. A lot of the horror scripts were about the victimization of women and children and gorefests that I’m really not interested in being a part of. But this one stayed with me. It was really hard to read this alone in the house on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It really scared me just reading it. …Read the Q&A