Morgan Freeman, who shortly after his 74th birthday (June 1) was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter told about received congratulations, Clint Eastwood and about aging in Hollywood.
- Congratulations on winning AFI. In the film, which showed at the gala dinner, were all frames that you have made and would like to see?
No. It's not that I'm proud of everything that ever has. I just do not care. I'm always doing my work, that’s all.
- Talking about your work, for example, the children's show The Electric Company on channel PBS, what do you think in the first place?
We are with my agent had agreed that I will work on the show a couple of years and then move on. But I stayed there for the whole five. My best memories are associated with the early years of work, when we were engaged in the creation of very interesting things, which gave us "green light".
- Whether your choice of roles is limited by a glut of poor-quality comedies and actions on the market?
I have a lot of ways to adapt to the lack of work, which is due to various reasons such as old age. Older actors do not get to the actions - too many tricks. Bad knees and elbows, fragile bodies. But there is another job. I do not feel that was left out.
- Have you already started shooting in "Dark Knight Rises"?
We start filming in late June - early July in the UK. Then went to Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.
- Please tell us about your working relationship with Clint Eastwood, which have resulted in such fine films as "Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby," "Invictus".
I've always been a big fan of his acting and directing skills. When we started the project "Unforgiven", I found him very easy to operate, and it is pleasant to listen. He did not direct the actors he hires them. From this process of change we’ve obtained co-creation. His quality is wonderful, why so many actors like him.
- Did Nelson Mandela share with you his impressions about "Invictus"?
He's not too much spread, but I have the impression that he was not offended. When we showed him the film, he nodded and smiled a lot. During the scene when he gets out of prison, he leaned over and said, "I know this guy".
- You are one of the African-American actors who played President of the United States ("Deep Impact"). In your opinion, whether this could contribute to the election for president a candidate like Barack Obama?
I do not think so. In the movies, people agree with much of what will never be accepted in real life.
- Have you met Obama?
Yes, we met with him several times. He is a very nice person. Maybe he's a bit ordinary, to be U.S. president because he's a young guy who likes to play basketball, and I noticed that he has Chicago gait. Watch him how he rises to the podium.
- Despite the fact that in youth you had a permanent job in the theater and on television, you were almost 50 when it was released "Street smart".
There were moments when I wished that my career in film began so late. I could achieve more. But I am so grateful for what it did start, because there were no guarantees in principle. Nothing could happen too.
- You have no desire to return to the theater?
Nope. My goal, a dream since childhood of becoming an actor of the movie, but we work there, where we are taking. I have long waited for the hour, playing on stage. Then came the movies. In 2008 I returned to the stage (in the statement of Mike Nichols The Country Girl, where he played together with Frances McDormand and Peter Gallagher). So do many actors, such as Al Pacino. I realized that it was not mine.
- What do you do when not filming? What’s your hobbies?
For the sake of pleasure? I work all the time. I've been voicing, I have a lot of cameos. If I have vacation, I go to the Caribbean, where I’m waiting for the perfect vessel upon which I walk into the sea.
- Are you often there?
One time I lived and worked on my boat. When I "landed", I go there every November and return in January or February, or when to work.
- Last question: do you like the sound of your voice?
Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, it sounds deep and roared, and then I like it. In most cases, it's different. I'm a little embarrassed when people start talking about the uniqueness of my voice. For me it is not unique.
"Caesar continues to show more advanced cognitive skills than in men." Another trailer for the film "The Rise of the planet of the apes," the film company Fox, got on Youtube from the UK, and we can say this is the best trailer released for this film.
It takes only 60 seconds, but it uses the excellent footage, have never been shown. For example, a scene with John Lithgow, who seems great, because we truly begin to understand the emotions of Caesar, looking at his face.
Event of "Rise of the planet of Apes" takes place in the modern San Francisco, where the young scientist will be a key figure in the struggle of people and apes. The hero of James Franco decided to try his new cure for Alzheimer's disease in monkeys and one of them, Caesar, begins to evolve rapidly, so he takes him to his home to protect from the cruel doctors, and thus becomes the cause of monkey revolution. The similarity with the "revolution" in Egypt and Libya - are obvious.
The film will be released on August 5.
In the last series of Season 4 "The Big Bang Theory" Leonard was a witness of how Penny came out with the shame of her bedroom, where she spent the night with Raj after violent drunkenness. Of course, they are unlikely to become a couple after that, but this event definitely will make the complexity of the relationship of Leonard and Penny in the fifth season, which will be released this fall.
"At the end of each season we try to introduce some fresh twist. We really like to do this, especially the part where Leonard and Penny are complicated",- said the chief producer of the show, Bill Prady in an interview with Award Ceremony "Critics' Choice Television Awards", where Jim Parsons aka Sheldon won the nomination "The best comedian."
"We are working on unraveling this whole mess."
In addition, although Leonard in the final season and was on the verge of breaking up with his Indian girlfriend Priey, next year they decide to keep all that remains of their relationship, even though thousands of miles separating them.
"We decided to give Leonard a chance to try his hand in the relationship at a distance from Priey, for this would be pretty funny to watch," - said Prado. In addition, Penny has finally admitted that she still has feelings for ex-boyfriend". "As a result, we have Leonard and two women, but no sex" - laughing Prado.
How sadly, this situation looks like, but the positives still there. Romantic feelings will go by the wayside, and the creators of the series will be able to return to the good old stories from the life of nerds.
Last night was declared the first winners of Critics' Choice Television Awards. The award, which was conceived partly as an alternative to "Amy," surprise so far only in terms of the second plan, but there was surprised pleasantly. The best drama and comedy have been the traditional Mad Men and the Modern Family. In addition, the television critic identified several most interesting, in their view, innovations of the season.
- Best drama series
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead
- Best actor (drama)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
- Best actress (drama)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
Anna Torv (Fringe)
- Best second plan actor (drama)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Walton Goggins (Justified)
Shawn Hatosy (Southland)
John Noble (Fringe)
Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
- Best second plan actress (drama)
Michelle Forbes (The Killing)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Margo Martindale (Justified)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Chloë Sevigny (Big Love)
- Best comedy series
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
- Best actor (comedy)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Joel McHale (Community)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
- Best actress (comedy)
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Patricia Heaton (The Middle)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
- Best second plan actor (comedy)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
- Best second plan actress (comedy)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Sofía Vergara (Modern Family)
- Most promising pilots:
The New Girl
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez can play the lead female role in the film "Parker." If she consents, then Lopez will get the image of the heroine by the name of Leslie. This picture is a screen adaptation of Donald Westlake's prose. Film puts the author of "The Devil's Advocate," Taylor Hackford. Major role in the film will perform Jason Statham. Shooting of "Parker" begins in August.
Westlake is best known for the novel "The Hunter", which is adapted for film three times. For the first time in 1967 in the avant-garde enough for the genre of the movie "In focus" by John Burma, which then played a major role Lee Marvin. In 1992, a Hong Kong film adaptation of the text Westlake "Full contact" the same image embodied Chow Yun-Fat. In 1999, the role of avenger of a felon in a tape of Brian Helgelend "Payback" played Mel Gibson.
In addition, Lopez received an offer to work on tape, "What to expect when you are expecting" from Kirk Jones. Central role in this film will play Cameron Diaz, and Lopez can transform the image of a minor character, whose name is Holly.
The film tells the story of five couples, waiting for the child's birth. In the center of the story is slightly stepped over forty Jillian Michaels (Diaz), a leading his own show on weight loss and fitness. Soon it becomes clear that, despite her age, the heroine is pregnant. Filming will begin next month. Also in the film can play Isla Fisher and Ed Helms.
The tape of George Clooney, "The Ides of March" will open the upcoming Venice Film Festival. In this political drama, starring himself, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Funding for the project Clooney was trying to find about three years. Earlier the film was called "Farragut North" (Washington Metro station name). Its basis is a play of Bo Uillimon. Inspiration for its author drew from his own experience in 2004 during the election campaign of former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean on his nomination as a candidate for the presidency of the Democratic Party.
The play and the script (the author - himself Uillimon) takes place in Des Moines, Iowa, for some time before the formal meeting will be held on party leaders discuss the candidates for future nominees. The protagonist of Stephen Myers - a successful young press secretary, whose career as senior associates decides to donate to the party.
Myers plays Ryan Gosling, who had replaced Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, in the same role as Clooney's planning to take Chris Pine, embodied the image of Myers in a theatrical setting.
The U.S. premiere is scheduled for October 2011.
Venice Film Festival will be held from August 31 to September 10. Chairman of the jury is Darren Aronofsky.
In an interview with PARADE star of the series "Mad Men," Christina Hendricks told that she is ready to return to work and would be pleased to meet with her counterparts in the set.
Return to the 60th - the fifth season.
"Yes, we are ready to return to work next month. While there is no exact date, but we're all very excited and happy. I quickly want to hear the command "Action!" Because I know that fans are waiting for our return."
She is confident that the show will not lose its popularity.
"I've always believed that everything was fine. Show creator Matt Weiner is incredible producer and screenwriter. He is passionate about his creation, and stands firm in all that in his opinion is for the benefit of our series. Despite the small differences that have arisen between him and channel AMC, now everything is in order, and he once again at "the helm".
- Will Christina, whose heroine Joan Holloway, who had learned that she was pregnant at the end of the fourth season, change diapers together with a colleague on the show January Jones this season?
"Good question, I do not know what will happen next. Writers are working in their den, and I'm going to go to them and try to find out any details. But in general, until we hand over the script, we do not know, what will be the season. That's why I'm so curious to know what awaits me ahead. "
- She did not count on the fact that her sexy image will be the focus of "Mad Men."
"When we launched the pilot series, we did not examine the role of Joan as a sex bomb. It happened by itself, through a combination of stage clothing, hairstyles, makeup, my vision of the image and script from Matt. All interwoven together and later took shape in the character of the office of the Queen. That is how the audience perceives now my heroine".
She wants to draw attention to her talent as an actress, and not for her famous figure.
"There are so many things about which I have big plans. I'm obsessed with my profession and career and films in which I worked. "
About her new project "I do not know how she does it," in which she worked with Sarah Jessica Parker.
"I play the best friend and partner of Sarah Jessica. We, like, crazy restless business-woman. We try to be perfect mothers and wives and also successfully run a business. To work with Sarah Jessica is just a dream, she is perfect: incredibly intelligent, talented, kind and wonderful partner on stage. I adore her. "
"I know how lucky I was, but I do not take it for granted. Many of us were interrupted by the work before the project hit the "Mad Men." So we know how difficult it is to get a good job, especially such an incredible, like this one. I think we're all damned grateful for every day. When we're on the set, we are happy. It supports you in the real world. "
About the fact that her dream of becoming an actress came true
"I've always been an actress, showy. I was attracted to art, even at a very early age. I went to dances. For me, it was natural. I was a goth in high school and dyed my hair color in purple, but still participated in theater productions. I look very dramatic with my purple hair! "
- Is it more fun with purple hair?
"Difficult choices. Purple is terribly attractive, but now red suits me more."
Hollywood legend Warren Beatty decided to go to the movies again after a ten-year break. Last time on the big screen actor and director appeared in the film "Town and Country" by Peter Chelsom, which has failed miserably at the box office.
It is still unknown what the project will take Beattie. According to various sources is a long strip of them conceived by Howard Hughes, or an unnamed comedy. And in the last Beatty will be an actor, producer, screenwriter and director. General Director of Paramount Brad Grey said that "this scenario is just the quintessence of his style, he elegantly written and at the same time incredibly entertainer."
The film production will start later this year. In addition, star of "Bonnie and Clyde," recently spoke about the possibility of a sequel, "Dick Tracy", but, according to analysts, this option is unlikely.
Warren Beatty has worked in the 1950s on television, but the very first role in the movie "Splendor in the Grass" and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," earned him great fame. In 1967, he starred in Arthur Penn landmark film "Bonnie and Clyde." In the 1970s he played leading American directors: Robert Altman ("McCabe and Mrs. Miller"), Alan J. Pakula ("Conspiracy 'Parallax"), Hal Ashby ("Shampoo").
In 1978, he published one of the biggest hits of his career - "Heaven Can Wait". Three years later he became the winner of "Oscar" for his drama "Reds." After less Beatty plays in the movie, trying very selectively apply to future projects. He has been involved in comics "Dick Tracy".
For this moment his last work as a director - the film "Bulvord."
Australian Xavier Samuel, starring in the film "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse", this year appears in the new Roland Emmerich movie "Anonymous". However, his promotion to Hollywood actor pauses for work at home - make the company compatriot Samuel Sam Worthington in a drama about surfing, entitled "Drift."
The film develops in Australia in 70th. The main characters of "Drift" - Fisher Brothers. Andy and Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) more than anything love to ride the wave. When the Fishers were young, their mother moved from Sydney to a small coastal town of Margaret River, famous for its surf. For 12 years, the boys developed their surf skills to find a perfect wave. But despite his talent, freedom-loving Jimmy tries to help the family get out of debt and begin to slide into the criminal world. Then Andy makes an important decision. He quits his job and helping his younger brother to start a business sells surfing equipment.
Although Sam Worthington is the main star name of the project, his role will be far from the main. He plays a photographer and filmmaker, who helps the brothers to start a business.
Older brother, seems will play Miles Pollard? He is listed as one of the producers of the project.
Xavier Samuel recently won the MTV for the best fight in the movie. The actor shared it with Robert Pattinson and Bryce Dallas Howard. Filming of "Drift" will begin in August 1 in Margaret River. The budget is 11.3 million dollars. Release is scheduled for summer 2012.
1). Staff writers of Glee with a light hand producers will increase trice. By now carrying the burden of screenwriter responsibilities Ryan Murphy, Brad Felchaku and Ian Brennan joined Allison Adler (Chuck, No Ordinary Family), Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love ), Michael Hitchcock (United States of Tara), Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell.
Originally it was planned to introduce new writers in the middle of the second season, but due to intense production schedule, including the selection and preparation of songs, choreography and planning of the summer concert tours, in the end, all 22 episodes come from the pen of three creators of the series.
From the words of Murphy in the new season will focus on new characters-graders, and will include a larger story arcs.
2). Steven Moffat hard work on the second season of the drama Sherlock forced BBC to reconsider their plans for Doctor Who, which seventh season will be released in 2012. Such rumors were already going, but now they are confirmed by the channel.
"Moffat must have enough time to do his job well, then he will work on a new season of Doctor Who", - said one of the bosses of BBC. So Doctor Who  will be, but not so much." Which part of the 14 newly ordered episodes (including the Christmas issue) will be released in 2012, it is not clear.
Moffat - one of the key writers and BBC will follow all the episodes of Doctor Who. He is also the executive producer of Sherlock and now writes one of three new episodes.