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
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