Exclusive Interview: Michael Maize on Villains, Charity and Acting

Exclusive Interview: Michael Maize on Villains, Charity and Acting

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor Michael Maize from Gotham and Happy… Michael Maize is starring in Gotham season 4 this fall. Michael gained recognition from his recurring role in USA Network’s Mr. Robot. He has also been featured in hit television shows, including CBS’s Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NBC’s The Blacklist, HBO’s True Blood, and films such as Saving Lincoln and National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Michael is currently working alongside Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in the film, Stano, (release date TBD 2018) and is additionally set to star in SyFy’s forthcoming series Happy on December 6th, 2017.  We chatted with him about his acting style, charity work and asked some fun speed round questions. You seem to have embraced the fact that you get cast as villains more often than not. What do you think it is about your looks and…
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Exclusive Interview: Michael Maize on Gotham, Happy and Stano

Exclusive Interview: Michael Maize on Gotham, Happy and Stano

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor Michael Maize from Gotham and Happy… Michael Maize is starring in Gotham season 4 this fall. Michael gained recognition from his recurring role in USA Network’s Mr. Robot. He has also been featured in hit television shows, including CBS’s Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NBC’s The Blacklist, HBO’s True Blood, and films such as Saving Lincoln and National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Michael is currently working alongside Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in the film, Stano, (release date TBD 2018) and is additionally set to star in SyFy’s forthcoming series Happy on December 6th, 2017.  We chatted with him about his current television and film work. How did you end up with a role on Gotham? I have auditioned for Gotham a few times but the right fit had not presented itself yet. Bowling Miscia is the casting office for Gotham. They…
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Exclusive interview with William Mark McCullough from American Made

Exclusive interview with William Mark McCullough from American Made

Interview, Movies, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor William Mark McCullough  from American Made… A native of Savannah, Georgia, William Mark McCullough has brought his brand of intense, violent and unpredictable characters to numerous films and TV shows.  He had a supporting lead role opposite Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Adrian Grenier in the crime thriller, Southern Fury and also appears in The Birth Of A Nation, which won top honors at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Mark has recurring roles in Underground on WGN America and on the second season of PBS’s Mercy Street.  In addition to acting, Mark is also a filmmaker. He has written, directed and produced several projects through his production company, Fort Argyle Films.  We asked him about his roles in American Made and Logan Lucky. Tell me about your audition for American Made. I initially auditioned by tape…
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Exclusive Interview with Jayson Warner Smith from American Made

Exclusive Interview with Jayson Warner Smith from American Made

Interview, Movies, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor Jayson Warner Smith from American Made… Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre.  He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV’s Original SeriesRectify, and as a recurring guest star on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Other notable television roles include The Vampire Diaries, NCIS: New Orleans, and One Mississippi. In addition to Thank You for Your Service, Jayson Warner Smith can be seen in the upcoming film American Made, with Tom Cruise also from Universal Pictures.  He talked to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about his upcoming films and answered some fun speed round questions. “Five great pilots and 2 fake ones.” Right: Jayson Warner Smith & William Mark McCullough. Tell me about Bill Cooper, your character in American Made? I…
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Exclusive: Jayson Warner Smith talks about The Walking Dead and Season 8

Exclusive: Jayson Warner Smith talks about The Walking Dead and Season 8

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor Jayson Warner Smith from The Walking Dead… Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre.  He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV’s Original Series Rectify, and as a recurring guest star on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Other notable television roles include The Vampire Diaries, NCIS: New Orleans, and One Mississippi. In addition to Thank You for Your Service, Jayson Warner Smith can be seen in the upcoming film American Made, with Tom Cruise also from Universal Pictures.  He talked to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about Gavin, his character on The Walking Dead and what we can expect from him in Season 8. You play Gavin on The Walking Dead. Like many of the Saviours, he’s a real dick. How did you…
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Exclusive Interview: Makeup artist Sarit Klein discusses Marvel’s The Defenders

Exclusive Interview: Makeup artist Sarit Klein discusses Marvel’s The Defenders

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews The Defenders makeup artist Sarit Klein… Sarit Klein is a make-up department head for TV and film, known for her work on films like The Smurfs, When in Rome and Descent, and many popular television shows like Nurse Jackie, Necessary Roughness and Unforgettable.  Most recently she has been the go-to makeup person for all the original Marvel series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, and for the upcoming The Defenders.  We asked her about doing makeup for all these different shows and how she kept it all straight when combining the different shows into The Defenders, television’s version of The Avengers. Let’s start with Daredevil. He gets the crap kicked out of him on a regular basis. How do you create realistic bruises and gashes, especially in the facial area? We try to stay away from the “beauty…
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Exclusive interview with Harry Treadaway on Mr. Mercedes

Exclusive interview with Harry Treadaway on Mr. Mercedes

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews Harry Treadaway from Mr. Mercedes… Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful, The Lone Ranger) plays Brady Hartsfield in Mr. Mercedes, the television show based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Tai Freligh with Flickering Myth interviewed him at Comic-Con 2017 and asked him about his character on the show, hiding his British accent and comparing his character on Penny Dreadful to his character on Mr. Mercedes. Here he talks about speaking with an American accent in the show. He’s British. Here he talks about his character in the show. Here he talks about his character on Penny Dreadful versus his character on Mr. Mercedes. Here he talks about reading the first and second books in the trilogy as source material for his character. Here he talks about the chances of a…
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SDCC: Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred on Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who casting

SDCC: Colin Baker and Sophie Aldred on Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who casting

Interview, Television
Last weekend it was announced that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the Thirteenth Doctor in the long-running British sci-fi series Doctor Who, becoming the first female actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord. Yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con International, Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Colin Baker (The Sixth Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (Ace) following BritBox’s Classic Doctor Who Panel, during which the two stars shared their thoughts on Whittaker’s casting. Tai also asked Sophie her thoughts on being the first companion to “kick arse” with her role as Ace… SEE ALSO: 13 Questions for the 13th Doctor SEE ALSO: Why Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor Is the Hero We Need Right Now Video: Tai Freligh Tai Freligh is a Los Angeles based writer and can be found on Twitter.…
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Exclusive interview with Clare Kramer ahead of Buffy 20th Anniversary Fandom Party at Comic-Con 2017

Exclusive interview with Clare Kramer ahead of Buffy 20th Anniversary Fandom Party at Comic-Con 2017

Interview, Television
Tai Freligh interviews Clare Kramer… Clare Kramer is an award-winning actress, entertainment correspondent and pop culture authority, whose career has taken her from the role of vengeful goddess Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to launching her own pop-culture website, GeekNation.com. In the coming year, she can be seen starring in the Lifetime movie The Wrong House and Zer0-Tolerance, due in fall 2017.  We asked her about Buffy, Comic-Con and Joyrider, the new movie she’s directing. For those not in the know, who is Glory and what did you bring to the character? Glory was a goddess from a hell dimension, who was banished to live on Earth trapped in the body of a human named Ben. It was my first television role, and I couldn’t have asked for a better one! Glory was fun, and determined,…
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Flickering Myth Reaction to first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

Flickering Myth Reaction to first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans

Television
The Flickering Myth team react to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans… Marvel’s Inhumans series dropped its first trailer yesterday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been overwhelmingly negative.  What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look?  Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion… Shaun Munro: Scott Buck’s the showrunner, so of course this looks and plays incredibly flat. It did almost nothing for me, unfortunately. I imagine the IMAX treatment will just enhance how cheap it all looks. Tai Freligh: I know nothing about the Inhumans at all, so I went into this trailer with no preconceptions. It looks somewhat interesting, but I’m not sure I can handle another show where Iwan Rheon plays a Ramsay Bolton type of character. If so, I’d be rooting for…
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