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7 Questions With Steven Schirripa of CBS’ “Blue Bloods”

Whether playing a mobster as he did on The Sopranos or a cop as he does on CBS’ Blue Bloods, Steve Schiripa gives off a vibe of a guy who gets the job done with a minimal amount of nonsense. Schirripa continued to work in Las Vegas as the entertainment director at the Riviera Hotel even during his first year on the hit HBO mob drama. He reflects on his acting career taking off at the age of 40 and answers our “7 Questions.” What were a few of your first jobs before you got into acting? I was an […]

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7 Questions With Brooke Satchwell of FX’s “Mr Inbetween”

In Mr Inbetween, FX’s gritty half-hour drama premiering tonight, Brooke Satchwell plays Ally, a good woman who falls for a bad guy. To be fair, just because Ray (Scott Ryan) is a hitman doesn’t mean he’s evil. Satchwell’s character, however, works for the greater good as an EMT. “What appeals to Ally is his integrity,” she says. “That unspoken resonance — you know that they are your kind of person.” When the two meet at a dog park, the electricity is undeniable. “Those kind of moments are so isolated and out of the norm,” Satchwell says. “In the early stages […]

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7 Questions With Eddie Cibrian of ABC’s “Take Two”

Eddie Cibrian’s dimples flash even when his Take Two character, a grumpy and defeated private investigator, is exasperated with costar Rachel Bilson’s ditsy Sam Swift. Off-camera, though, Cibrian is quite an optimist. He shares that this latest summer series feels as if it could last for seasons. Then again, when he was on the doomed The Playboy Club, he also thought that had legs. Cibrian, 45, has reason to be hopeful now. Take Two, from the creator of Castle (which ran for eight seasons), has the same playful vibe, and he’s hoping for that sort of run from the procedural. […]

Margo Martindale
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7 Questions With Margo Martindale

Say Margo Martindale’s name and people automatically say: “I love her!” Then an interesting response kicks in. Which show will they cite? When answering our “7 Questions,” Martindale was on three shows: The Americans on FX (the series finale was in May), Sneaky Pete, streaming on Amazon, and The Good Fight on CBS All Access. Martindale had also just finished shooting a movie and was starting another the next day with Tiffany Haddish. “I have never been this busy,” says Martindale, who has won three Emmys. To those who have said a woman, especially one in Hollywood, can’t get hired […]

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ABC’s “Take Two” Is Light Summer Fare

It takes a deft touch to make murder playful. Yet even as corpses pile up on ABC’s Take Two (airing Thursdays), it never plunges into bleakness. Tonight’s episode airs at a special time, 8pmET. That intentional lightness, without being goofy, will remind viewers of Castle for good reason. The same wife-and-husband team, Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, are behind it. “We really enjoyed our previous show; walking that line between the dark and the light really is a tightrope,” Miller says. “To us it represents what life is all about.” “We affectionately call it the Moonlighting genre,” Marlowe […]

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7 Questions With David Costabile Of Showtime’s “Billions”

Wags, the sort of Wall Street ruler of the universe who defines arrogance, showed a bit of vulnerability recently on Billions. In the Showtime drama’s third season (which airs on Sundays), as Bobby Axelrod prepared to go to prison, Wags thanked him for true friendship. David Costabile of Breaking Bad and Lincoln milks the juicy part of hedge fund manager Wags. He mentions how shocked he is that people constantly tell him that his character reminds them of themselves. Honestly, Wags is not an admirable character. Costabile has taught classes on Shakespeare’s clowns at NYU. “It is strangely one of […]

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5 Questions With … Marque Richardson Of Netflix’s “Dear White People”

In an episode of Netflix’s Dear White People, a white policeman pulls his gun on Reggie (Marque Richardson), a black student who refuses to show his student ID during a house party that has gotten rowdy. Friends urge Reggie to comply. After an incredibly tense few moments, he does. Later, Reggie breaks down in his dorm room. It’s a spectacular moment of acting and one that so nauseatingly reflects the times. The crying was not in the script, Richardson shares. That just happened, he explains. How could he not? Here he answers our “5 Questions.” If your TV carried just […]

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7 Questions With … Jodie Comer of BBC America’s “Killing Eve”

7 Questions With … Jodie Comer Of BBC America’s “Killing Eve” By Jacqueline Cutler Jodie Comer is so eerily convincing as serial assassin Villanelle in BBC America’s breakout hit Killing Eve that it’s best to not binge-watch this before bed. Villanelle, with her exquisite wardrobe and Slavic accent, only seems to derive joy at one point — when her victims take their last breath. The biggest surprise when Comer gets on the phone to answer our “7 Questions” is that she has a Liverpudlian accent and sounds very much like the sweet 25-year-old she is. What were a few of […]