Kevin Costner’s “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries stunned TV execs when more than 14.3 million viewers tuned in to the History channel to watch the final episode last Wednesday. Now Charlize Theron is shopping around a big-screen version of the story.
Theron’s production company Denver & Delilah and producers Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn are taking their “Hatfields & McCoys” project back to ABC executives after they passed on screenwriter John Glenn’s script for the project last year.
Perhaps the success of the History channel miniseries will persuade execs to reconsider the project?
Costner’s historical epic about the feuding post-Civil War families broke cable TV records when it aired last week.
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Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus,’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Ridley Scott offers his signature brand of action, thrills, astounding visuals, scares, and much, much more, when ‘Prometheus’ is unleashed in cinemas from June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. ‘Prometheus’ stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, and Guy Pearce. Check out my previous ‘Prometheus’ interviews here: Ridley Scott. Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Charlize Theron. Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Guy Pearce.
Alongside Michael Fassbender’s David, your character is the biggest enigma out of the crew….
Charlize Theron: Definitely. Meredith Vickers, she’s a bit of an enigma, she really is. I think that mystery was something I really liked. This is a beautiful ensemble cast, so you kind of try to find the few elements in your character that sets them apart from the rest. I really do like that she really is, in many ways, the character who kind of almost goes against, or fights everything that everybody else is there to do and is excited about. She works for the Weyland Company, who built this spaceship and basically funded this mission for these two scientists, Noomi Rapace’s Shaw and Logan Marshall-Green’s Holloway, to go and find what they believe is the origins of where we’ve come from.
What was it like working alongside Michael Fassbender as David? It becomes apparent early on in ‘Prometheus’ that both of your characters have a few secrets up their sleeves.
Charlize Theron: Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with. He’s just hands down one of the best actors I’ve ever been around. He has an immediate access to things that takes, on a good day, hours for most actors. And on a not so good day, months (laughs). He just has a real raw talent. He’s spectacular and he is a dream to work with. Speaking of walking into a room with no ego, he’s really a canvas who wants to do good work. He really serves the story and he’s so aware of everybody around him. He was a dream to work with.
I know you’ve said Ridley Scott was your dream director to work with. What is it about him as a director that you admired?
Charlize Theron: A lot of actors walk around with their fantasy director, Ridley Scott is my fantasy director. I’ve always…..I’ve been on some movies with directors where I’ve said to a friend, “God, I wish I was working with Ridley Scott!” (Laughs) He just, for me, represents that kind of ultimate director who knows what he’s doing. Also, he’s so collaborative and he loves actors. He’s just in control of the vision and the story he wants to tell. And when I watch his films, I am mesmerised by his ability to not focus on just incredible visuals – because I do think he’s an artists, he sees thing like a painter, a sculptor. But the core of everything that he does is story telling.
With ‘Prometheus,’ what was it like being on a project that has such enormous anticipation surrounding it? Particularly from the sci-fi fans, a genre Ridley Scott has played such a huge part in with ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’?
Charlize Theron: I think there’s something so incredibly special and undeniable when you have a fan base who loves the genre. With science-fiction, there’s no other fan base, I have found, that is as loyal and loving and as excited about a new film. And I think with ‘Prometheus,’ people are going to be excited and pleasantly surprised, because more than anything, in this genre, you want to not regurgitate the same thing over and over. I feel that will be the things that fans will be most satisfied about. The fact that Ridley Scott didn’t just go back to his ‘Alien’ days, he’s not just giving us that again. Ridley is giving us something that is very original in that world. I really feel like ‘Prometheus’ is a movie that stands on its own. I think the box of making it a prequel was really too small, it really feels like it stands on its own.
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She told Us Weekly: “I’m absolutely foaming at the mouth with Game of Thrones,” she told Us. “I cannot get enough of that.
“When my son came in to my life that was our bottle feeds because I couldn’t watch television and I slept so little. And that was my TiVo feed every two hours watching ‘Game of Thrones’.”
She admitted that when she brought the child home in March, her mother questioned her parenting skills because of the series.
She continued: “And my mom was like, ‘Do you think it’s fine that you’re feeding your son while there’s sword fights?’ I was like, ‘It’s fine, mom. It’s fine.’ So, yeah, I’m somewhat obsessed with that right now.”
Theron also thinks it’s fine to continue using her potty mouth around Jackson.
She admitted that her children’s literary choices are also rather controversial.
She told MTV News: “A lot of people have sent me these children’s books, and there’s this amazing book, a best-seller called Go the F**k to Sleep. “This book was good for me because it made me realize that I don’t need to judge myself right now.”
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The stars of “Prometheus” landed in London on a special blue carpet Thursday night for the world premiere of Sir Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi thriller.
Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce joined the director to meet fans at Leicester Square.
“Prometheus” takes its title from the spaceship in the story. The vessel goes on a mission to explore signs of alien life and the origins of mankind.
The film marks Scott’s return to the sci-fi genre after classics such as “Alien” and “Blade Runner.”
Twentieth Century Fox revealed the film has been given an “R” rating due to scenes of “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” The worry is that the big budget film would suffer as it has a potential appeal to younger audiences, who now can’t attend without being accompanied by an adult. When questioned about this, Scott outlined that artistic integrity was his central concern, not cutting corners.
“What you don’t want to do is to undermine the fundamental punch of the movie. If it means taking things out and therefore diminishing it then you shouldn’t do that,” he said.
Fresh from her role as the evil Queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” actress Charlize Theron was also in attendance at the premiere. She embraced another dark female character in “Prometheus,” Meredith Vickers, a powerful woman who has other agendas for the mission that the team are embarking upon. She explained why she enjoys playing female characters who have a darker side.
“They feel real to me. I think women are just as conflicted as men,” she said. “I don’t think we are as one dimensional, as two dimensional as cinema sometimes wants to make us.
“It doesn’t make us not empathetic. I think people are still scared of women showing their flaws and their weaknesses and their not so pretty attributes, but that is what makes us human as well,” she explained.
“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” actress Noomi Rapace stars alongside Theron and revealed that she found certain scenes that she was involved in hard to handle.
“It really messed me up, I got the worst, crazy, disturbed dreams for a week or something so it really felt like I had stepped into some kind of nightmarish hell,” she said.
“Prometheus” opens in the U.K. on Friday and in the U.S. on June 8.
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Question: You were involved in a small indie movie that went to Sundance a couple of years ago – are you still involved in production?
Charlize Theron: Yeah, we produced “Young Adult.” Then, I think we have eight projects now that are being greenlit for next year. I’ll go right into one in January. But yeah, we have about eight movies. We’ve got two shows at HBO, one with Ridley, one with David Fincher. We wrote a Chris Buckley movie there that I’d like to do. We have a deal at ABC. We have some shows there.
Q: Will you be involved as an actor as well?
Theron: On the projects? Some of them, yeah, some of them I’m involved in. Some of them I’m not, no.
Q: What’s the deal with TV? You mentioned a lot of those networks.
Theron: I think some of the most creative work is coming out of television. I feel it’s very immediate and I like that. It’s really fast. It’s got a pace to it, and that’s why I think everybody in my field wants to just do good material. We want to push the envelope. Whatever field you can do that, that’s where you want to do it, and I think that’s why people like David Fincher and Ridley Scott are interested in it too. Because when you sit down in a meeting at HBO and they’re like, “More, more.” You’re just like, “Oh yeah, I love this.” Sometimes it’s a little harder in film. I think also it’s a great audience – take advantage of it. It’s a great audience.
Q: I think most of us agree that TV right now is the best it’s possibly ever been. What are some of the shows that you just can’t get enough of?
Theron: I like a lot of different shows. (Laughs) I watch a lot of stuff that people are somewhat shocked by – but I am absolutely like foaming at the mouth over “Game of Thrones.” Like, I can not get enough of that. When my son came in my life, that was a bottle feed because I couldn’t watch television; I used to watch so little. That was my TiVo feed every two hours – watching “Game of Thrones.” My mom was like, “Do you think it’s fine that you’re feeding your son while there’s like sword fights?” I was like, “It’s fine, Mom. It’s fine.” So, I’m somewhat obsessed with that right now. I like “Veep.” I’m really excited for Aaron Sorkin’s new show.
Q: I have to ask you a follow-up. If they reached out to you to do Season 3 or 4 of Game of Thrones, is that the type of show you’d be like, “I’m going?”
Theron: I’d be totally open to it. I’m open to anything, dude. I’m open to anything. That’s what I would ask the aliens [in a previous interview, Theron had been asked what question she would ask aliens]. I’d be like, “Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones?’” Yeah, I’m open to do anything. I’d be like “Hey, alien, what do you think of ‘Game of Thrones’? Lord Snow, really?” (Laughter)
Q: When did you last take a day off? When are you planning to take a day off?
Theron: Oh my God, yeah, it’s been a little crazy. Did you hear that, Kate? I need a day off. Tell that b— over there. (Laughs) She keeps working me to the bone. I am going home and I think in a week or so, hopefully, I’ll be done with all the press stuff, and then I can kind of get into my cave and start preparing for “Mad Max.”
Q: Are you going to go down to South Africa?
Theron: Yeah, I’m there until the end of the year, so I’ll definitely make a trip down there, yeah.
She’ll need one after the emotionally intensive (and gripping) work she’s done on her last few films. Though, we must confess, we’d love to see Theron on an episode of Game of Thrones (we share the obsession, Charlize – ‘Team Snow’ all the way).
Source: Screen Rant
I’ve added screencaps of Charlize from yesterdays episode The Colbert Report. I’ve also added screencaps from her appearance on The Tonight Show from last week. I’ll be added videos of the interview soon. I’ll also be adding more screencaps of Charlize from the various tv shows that she appeared on from last week and this week. Stay tuned!!