Who doesn’t love Lucy Lawless? This gorgeous New Zealand-born actress with a sunny (but fierce) personality is a pop culture icon, and she can steal any show in only a few fleeting moments on screen, as she proves in TOP OF THE LAKE; she’s got the charisma to wrap the audience around her little finger in seconds. And while she’s famous for playing Xena, she’s a multidimensional performer with some interests that may surprise you. Read on for some of our favorite Lucy Lawless moments — on and off screen.
Let’s just all agree: Holly Hunter is a badass. She’s won Emmys, a Golden Globe and — not to mention the hearts of fans. She’s given us comedy, drama, grit, sex appeal and intelligence in an astounding variety of roles. And that voice — oh, that voice. And of course Hunter filled an unforgettable role in the SundanceTV original series TOP OF THE LAKE. Let’s take a look at some of Hunter’s most remarkable roles in a career full of them.
1. TOP OF THE LAKE (2013)
In TOP OF THE LAKE, Hunter reunites with her Piano director, Jane Campion. “Jane asking me to do it was a big attraction,” Hunter told Vanity Fair about the role of GJ, a revered figure — whose long, straight gray hair oddly resembles Campion’s own — running a camp for women who are looking to escape and seek redemption. Eerie and transcendent, Hunter gives a mesmerizing performance.
Who better to invite to double the RECTIFY love than two seasoned, creative powerhouses like Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad.
When SundanceTV invited creative collaborators Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman — otherwise known as “The Haiku Guys” — to double the love for RECTIFY, fans gained two one-of-a-kind haikus, each of which went for the essence of a season premiere. Disclaimer: They get deep.
BRICK CITY impressed critics with its insider look at all the issues–from the streets to the halls of the government–effecting a city trying to come back from the edge of destruction. As interesting as the docu-series itself, here’s what the reviews had to say about Season 2.
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To rectify. To remedy. To make right. / As in Got to rectify the situation. / Fix it. Fix it! / Classical Southern tragedy. / A dead girl and mistakes. / A blurry murderer with glittering eyes.
It’s always five o’clock somewhere, which is why we encourage you to raise a glass alongside some of our favorite film lushes. Choose your drinking buddies wisely (characters vary in intoxication level from tidy tipplers to rip-roaring drunks). Bottoms up!
Phantoms chatting through the concrete walls / talk of tater tots, last meals. Are you sure / the words belong to someone? From the grass, / her head watches, counts your sleeping breaths…
Like RECTIFY’s character Amantha, Katherine and Kimberly Corp are self-described “fighters.” The two even share a birthday with Amantha actress Abigail Spencer. When these professional dancers and former Radio City Rockettes set out to get back into shape, their drive to help others as well led to opening the NYC fitness Studio Pilates on Fifth! SundanceTV invited these entrepreneurial sisters to double the love for their new favorite TV show, RECTIFY. Check out their quotes below.
Walter White fans: Here’s another chance to win a copy of the the coveted, never-for-sale collector’s item.
Clown metaphors creep into the conversation when Showalter attempts to soothe Lee’s frazzled nerves about the far-off Season 3 premiere date.
Creator Dick Wolf sure knew he had a good thing going with the original Law & Order series. After the show had been on air for nine seasons, he introduced Law & Order: Special Victims Unit which made household names out of Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni. And that was just the beginning. Over the next few years, Wolf added Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) and Law & Order: LA (2010). There was even a movie spin-off: Exiled starring a Law & Order original, Chris Noth. But what entry in the franchise is your favorite? Did anything prove better than the original?
Announced at the Television Critics Association press tour: The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) and featuring Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) and Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones) will air on Fri., Dec. 5 and Sat., Dec. 6.
To keep “doubling the love” for RECTIFY, SundanceTV asked two social media mavens — Sundi Rose-Holt, a Community contributor at Entertainment Weekly who live tweets the series each Thursday night from @sroseholt and Kimber Myers from TVTag, which encourages online check-ins during each broadcast — to share why they love the series. Check out their eloquent replies below.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote: “The idle man is the miserable man.” Personally, I wonder if Franklin even knew that many idle people, because he was so busy inventing libraries and glasses and dime stores, when would he have even had time to chill with anyone, idle or otherwise?
SundanceTV’s sister network AMC scored 16 Emmy nominations for Breaking Bad! In honor of the good news, ten lucky fans have a chance to win a copy of AMC’s Breaking Bad comic book. To enter, follow @SundanceTV on Twitter then tweet #BBComicSweeps. Once you do, you’ll be automatically entered for the drawing.
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The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2014, and THE WRITERS’ ROOM received its first-ever series nomination in the category of Outstanding Informational Series. Other contenders included Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo), Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (Science Channel), and Vice (HBO).
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Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. House of Cards. True Detective. There’s a reason these shows are Emmy-nominated this year for best writing in a drama series. The writers are the best in the business. Check out the insider secrets and expert opinions from three out of four of the nominated shows’ writing teams in THE WRITERS’ ROOM video clips.
Isabella Rossellini tapped famed theater director Muriel Mayette to help translate her wild web series into a one-woman show for Green Porno: Live on Stage. Mayette gives us the scoop on guiding the production, falling in love with Isabella and rising through the ranks of France’s most prestigious theater company.
Want to hear more from PUSH GIRLS star Chelsie Hill? Well, you’re in luck! SundanceTV is giving away copies of her new novel. Find out how to win.