In spite of their increasing pedigree, we haven't paid much attention to Cinemax's original series, but the latest additions to the pay cable network's upcoming drama series 'Quarry' have proven far too tempting to ignore. 'Die Hard' franchise star and 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' babe Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined Cinemax's 'Quarry' in her first regular TV role since rising to fame, joining 'The Avengers' and 'Thor' star Stellan Skarsgard, among others.
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'Captain America 2' (aka 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier') has been working hard to find the right actress to star as Agent 13/Sharon Carter in the upcoming superhero sequel. A number of names have been rumored for the part including Alison Brie, Imogen Poots and Teresa Palmer. But none of these actresses have tested for the part yet? And why not? Because another actress not on any of the previous lists may have already snagged the role.
'Breaking Bad' was a pretty big turning point for both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. Though Cranston had already racked up a following from his role on 'Malcolm in the Middle' and his vast list of supporting characters on the big screen, it was Paul who really went from being a semi-unknown actor to getting a mainstream fan base. Now his latest project 'Smashed,' of which we're already fans, is hitting theaters this October, and you can actually see bits of his performance (rather than just reading about it) in the all-new trailer.
Here's what a jerk might think looking in on an AA meeting. "Why do they each have to get up and speak? They're all a bunch of drunks who hit rock bottom, ruined their lives and are now struggling to get their act together, right? We know the drill."
Those who've lived through it (or studied it) understand that "sharing" is a key part of recovery, and that each story is unique. 'Smashed,' an independently produced recovery tale poised to launch Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an absolute A-lister, is a remarkable piece of work. It is sad, funny and wise. There's nothing in it that you haven't seen before, but to bear witness is a total emotional workout and a journey absolutely worth taking.
Ever since ‘With a Vengeance,’ the ‘Die Hard’ sequels have focused on whom John McClane (Bruce Willis) could be paired with as he attempted to take down the terrorist flavor-of-the-month. Samuel L. Jackson gave way to Justin Long and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, playing McClane’s grown-up daughter Lucy. And while the ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ plans to focus on McClane’s son John (Jai Courtney), new photos posted show Winstead back… in a limited role, at least.
‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ is one part fantasy/horror, one part imaginative historical biopic and one part period romance. Each of the characters must traverse the various aspects of the story throughout the course of the film. But there is one character that is living in the later two thirds of the formula (with zero interaction with the first) for the vast majority of the tale: Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Mary Todd Lincoln.
We had the opportunity to speak with the actress recently about essentially being in a period drama while her cast mates made an action film, playing a 19th century Hillary Clinton and what makes her vampires the vampiriest.