Steven Schirripa
7 Questions With...

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 […]

Brooke Satchwell
7 Questions With...

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 […]

Eddie Cibrian
7 Questions With...

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
7 Questions With...

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 […]

7 Questions With...

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 […]

7 Questions With...

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 […]

The Detour's Natalie Zea
7 Questions With...

Funniest Mom Ever: The Detour’s Natalie Zea talks Debbie Reynolds, cars and breast milk?

That didn’t just happen. Yep, she ate all of those pot-laced gummy bears and left her husband naked at the Swift Stays Suite pool. That’s the loopy, making-the-best-of-this-road-trip-gone-bad Robin Parker, whose questionable parenting — combined with such sincere explanations — make her one of the funniest moms on TV today. Natalie Zea is comic gold as Robin in the TBS breakout comedy The Detour (Mondays 9pm ET). The series comes from comedy’s new powerhouse couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee and is achingly hilarious. The former Justified star (she played Raylan Givens’ love interest Winona) and The Following (she was Joe […]

You're The Worst
7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … Chris Geere of FXX’s “You’re The Worst”

You’re The Worst follows two millennials as attempt to navigate life and love, but too often, they find both concepts just too much work. The show calls itself, “The story of Gretchen and Jimmy, fear, heartbreak, romance, sex, food, Los Angeles, Sunday Funday, friendship, and the fact that sometimes the worst people make the best partners.” Basically, it’s two people who you want to smack around for being so wrong, but somehow, they’re totally right for each other. For its second season, You’re the Worst has hopped from FX to its edgier sibling FXX, and  while the focus of the series […]

No Picture
7 Questions With...

7 Questions with Kix Brooks of Cooking Channel’s “Steak Out With Kix Brooks.”

As half of the legendary country music duo Brooks & Dunn, Kix Brooks has spent decades hunting down good meals while crisscrossing the country. Eventually, he realized his happily earned gustatory knowledge (Brooks is also co-owner of Tennessee’s Arrington Vineyards) might benefit his fans — and fans of a tasty piece of beef and a good glass of the grape to wash it down with — as well. “Jumping off a tour bus, somebody’d always be hanging around the bus and you’d ask, ‘Hey, where can you get a good steak around here?’ I realized everybody’s got some 30-minute story about […]

7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … Sara Rue of “Impastor.”

Sara Rue has charmed audiences as adorable TV assistant Claude on the sitcom Less Than Perfect, and her role as Carmen on Popular. Now Rue stars as Dora, a naive pastor’s assistant in TV Land’s new dark comedy, Impastor. In the series, which premieres July 15, con man Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum), steals a man’s identity and ends up posing as a small town’s new gay pastor. “The most important thing to Dora is her town, and specifically, the members of the congregation. She really believes that for them to move forward, to keep growing, and to continue on, they need […]