"Justified's" Joelle Carter stopped by The Times recently to talk about the fantastic journey she and her indomitable character, Ava Crowder, went on during the show's celebrated six-year run.
The shootings, the prison stint, the passionate and often dangerous relationship between Ava and Walton Goggins' Boyd Crowder ... and yet, somehow, Ava made it out of Harlan alive, an escape that she, in a nod to the writer behind the show's source material, calls a true "Elmore Leonard female ending."
"I knew how it was going to end, although we didn't know how we were going to get there and the way we shoot on 'Justified,' you're never quite sure," Carter says. "So I was holding my breath."
Justifiably so (sorry), given the way that Boyd pretty much murdered everyone else close to him in the season's final 13 episodes. We talked about the shocking manner Ava decided to go her own way, Boyd's reaction and how pretty much every other actor on the show wanted their characters to die -- but not Carter....Read more
FX's great crime-drama series "Justified" ended its six-year run last week in a way that both satisfied fans and upended expectations.
Joelle Carter, who played the show's complicated heroine, Ava Crowder, will be stopping by The Times on Tuesday at 11 a.m. PDT to talk about the show's finale and its last season, which found Ava discovering untapped reservoirs of strength and determination.
We won't go into details here (just in case, for some reason — and it had better be good — that you haven't watched the episode yet). But we will spill details in the chat, where we plan to ask Carter about the whole Ava-Boyd-Raylan triangle and what the interior of Wynn Duffy's mobile dog grooming van might look like.
We'll also be taking your questions, which you can leave in the comments section here or tweet to us using the hashtag #askLATimes. See you tomorrow!
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Jamie Dornan, who plays stealthy serial killer on the Netflix crime drama "The Fall," took extra (maybe, borderline illegal) steps in getting into the mindset of the tortured persona.
The 32-year-old Irish actor dropped by the Times on Monday for a live chat, and he found himself reluctantly revealing a tactic he used to better understand Paul Spector, the husband and father who moonlights as a psychopath serial killer with a fetish for tying up his victims before killing them.
"The first series, I did do a couple of things to try to get inside [his mind]. On the tube, which is our underground system" — Dornan began with his anecdote before stopping himself.
"Can we get arrested for this? Hold on ... this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that."
Dornan said he kept his distance from his target, and once she reached her stop, lurked behind her for a couple of blocks. And the resulting feeling was one...Read more
He plays the devil in the details.
Before Jamie Dornan made his debut as kinky billionaire Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the 32-year-old Irish actor was playing another guy with a fetish -- one with a more deadly effect -- in the BBC's psychological crime thriller "The Fall."
In the Belfast-set series, which is also available to stream on Netflix, Dornan plays Paul Spector, a father and husband who moonlights as a serial killer who charms and seduces women -- and has a fetish for tying them up before killing them.
And he'll be joining us for a live video chat on Monday at 1 p.m. PT to discuss the killer role, which finds him starring opposite former-and-upcoming "X-Files" queen Gillian Anderson, who plays the police detective charged with catching him.
It may just be a hunch, but we imagine Dornanites might have a question or two. Questions can be submitted on Twitter at #askLATimes or by putting them in the comments section here. And for those...Read more
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, stars of the breakout Comedy Central series "Broad City," stopped by The Times recently to talk about their phenomenally funny show, which just completed its second season.
Topics of discussion included the stellar list of guest stars -- Amy Ryan, Seth Rogen, Patricia Clarkson and Kelly Ripa among them -- that popped up during the season, the movie they're writing right now (it's not for themselves, but some other lucky recipient) and what their "Broad City" characters might do if they found themselves in Los Angeles. (Jumbo's Clown Room and In-N-Out topped the to-do list and, yes, these New Yorkers know about the secret menu.)
We also talked about some of the series' more outrageous moments, well -- as much as we could, given that we don't have a three-second delay here at our television studio.
"We have very different moments when we're shooting that are the most terrifying for us," Jacobson says. "Mine are being naked and Ilana's are not being naked."...Read more
If you thought Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" was tough on the bruised and brooding Jon Snow — friends dead, girlfriend dead, White Walkers imminent — things are about to get worse. And for a man still recovering from an attack that included, say it with me, giants on mammoths, that's saying something.
Kit Harington dropped by The Times studio having survived Monday's San Francisco premiere, where he got to see fellow cast members, many of whom he has never shared a scene with.
"There are people who have been around for seasons that I haven't even met," he said with a laugh.
And, yes, he says, the rumors are true. Season 5, which premieres on HBO on April 12, gets even darker, especially for Jon. "Everyone's at their lowest point," he said of the first episode. As for any particulars (Will Jon ever leave the Wall? Meet his mother? Stay loyal to the Watch?), well, he can't say. "HBO snipers are everywhere," he said. He did hint that Jon needs to decide what kind of man he really is. "He...Read more