Bad boy rocker Fred Durst became a legend as the lead singer for Limp Bizkit. His controversial career has been highlighted by verbal and physical confrontations with fans and other famous faces and he’s made tabloid headlines for saying more than he should about relationships with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Now, the indomitable Durst is pursuing his love for film-making, directing Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter in The Education of Charlie Banks. The Limp Bizkit frontman also talks about his band’s decision to reunite for an upcoming tour and studio album.
Q: Would you say you’re becoming kinder and gentler?
A: I’m ever-evolving but being self-aware is not necessarily a great thing even though it helps me gain new perspective on everything in life. My angst comes from being an underdog. I got beat up all the time. I got picked on by jocks. I got spit on. I was a potential Columbine kid without the intent to kill someone. I got rejected. I was the only kid in school who was kind of gothic and getting treated differently. But there was something in me that was still an artist. I loved all these things, but it wasn’t acceptable where I grew up. And so my angst came from my childhood and being treated poorly and misunderstood. …Read the Q&A
Kiefer Sutherland is back as Jack Bauer in 24, which finally returned to the tube after a prolonged hiatus brought on by the writers strike. Even though there are still 10 hours remaining this season, Sutherland is dishing on what fans can expect in the final hour ? and in a movie!
Now, he’s looking a bit different in the 3-D animated feature Monsters vs. Aliens, playing uber-soldier General W. R. Monger. Sutherland is just as tough and merciless as he is in primetime, but he got a kick out of coming up with a voice that he admits was inspired by cartoon maverick Yosemite Sam.
Q: Give us a hint about the much anticipated last episode of this season’s 24.
A: The most I can tell you about it is that it’s not going to end because someone cuts two wires and the clock on the bomb stops. It is going to end with some of the characters going through a very difficult emotional dilemma which will be much more dramatic than a big action sequence. I believe that it’s the most powerful important ending that we’ve ever had to a season. …Read the Q&A
Ever since Colin Hanks popped up on Hollywood’s radar as Alex Whitman on Roswell, his star has been steadily rising. And after turns in Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers, the wacked-out Jack Black comedy Orange County and the epic King Kong, he has definitely come into his own.
Last week, Hanks made his Broadway debut opposite Jane Fonda in 33 Variations. Even after proving his talent, Hanks wasn’t above testing it by going head-to-head with his dad, two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, in The Great Buck Howard.
Q: There have been reports that you had some doubts about sharing the screen with your father. Did you ever stand in the way of him being in the movie?
A: I wasn’t standing in the way of anything, to be quite honest, because he would’ve bowled me over. He really wanted to do it. I was not necessarily looking to co-star with him. It wasn’t high on my priority list. But I’m no slouch, if someone like him wants to be in your movie, you better let him. So it sort of worked out. I was just glad we were able to do it in a movie that I really am so proud of and that means so much to me. But, if I’m still answering the same questions about working with him 10 years from now, I’m going to be disappointed. …Read the Q&A
Interviewed by Jeanne Wolf. “Adventureland” stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg discuss why maintaining relationships is the hardest thing in life. Plus, why they related to their characters on a personal level.
In case you thought Paul Rudd was getting kinder and gentler after his outrageous outing with Seann William Scott in Role Models, check out I Love You, Man. Rudd teams up with Jason Segel in a comedy about a guy in search of a best man for his upcoming wedding.
Things get wild when he bonds with Segel in a “bromance” that threatens to get in the way of his walk down the aisle. In person, Rudd leaves no doubt that his off-the-wall sense of humor isn’t confined to the screen.
Q: Your character may not be gay, but he’s certainly in touch with his feminine side.
A: One of the things that I absolutely loved about this movie is that the guys that Jason Segel and I play are like the guys that I know and I hang out with. We’re not alpha males, not really even beta males, we’re epsilon males. It’s like Brave New World. How many times do you hear an Aldous Huxley reference in an interview? So the idea of a guy who would drink wine and maybe talk about Real Simple Magazine is not so unlike the kind of guy I am. For instance, I personally TiVo Antiques Roadshow even though I’m a heterosexual man. I’m not afraid to show my emotions. Jason Segel is not afraid to show his emotions. These characters can talk to each other. I loved that. I loved that it wasn’t any kind of generalization. …Read the Q&A