|07-18-2007, 02:27 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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House News and Interview Thread
'House' Casts Some New Docs
Olivia Wilde and Kal Penn lead new additions
July 18, 2007
Olivia WildeAfter its third season finale hinted at a major cast shake-up, "House" has cast a quintet of potential fresh faces.
Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobson, Anne Dudek and Edi Gathegi will appear on "House" this fall, though it remains to be seen how long each of the actors will stick around.
When last we left the brilliant, but prickly Dr. House (Hugh Laurie), all three members of his previously stable team (House's "condos" or "cottages" in online parlance) had departed. Dr. Eric Foreman (Oman Epps) had quit to avoid becoming like House. Then, saying that the young doctor had learned every he could in his fellowship, House fired Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer). Finally, feeling like her decision wouldn't change House's life anyway, Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) also quit. But at least House got a new guitar.
Although the characters played by Epps, Spencer and Morrison may have fled the fold, all three actors are expected back this season.
When "House" kicks off again on Tuesday, Sept. 25, the titular character will be looking for new doctors for his fellowship program, which brings us to Wilde, Penn, Jacobson, Dudek and Gathegi.
Wilde is a FOX casting favorite, having done tours of duty on "Skin" and "The O.C." Her latest credits are NBC's short-lived "The Black Donnellys" and the feature "Alpha Dog."
Penn appeared on four episodes of "24" last season and also did the pilot "The Call" for ABC this past development run. His feature credits include this spring's "The Namesake" as well as "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and its upcoming sequel.
Jacobson was one of the co-stars of FOX's "Method & Red" during its brief 2004 run. His other TV credits include "In Justice" and "Law & Order," while he can also currently be seen on the big screen in the "Transformers" film.
Dudek has been seen in "Big Day" and "Bones," while Gathegi appeared on "Lincoln Heights" and has a supporting role in the upcoming feature "Gone Baby Gone."
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|07-19-2007, 04:53 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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HOUSE” ANNOUNCES CASTING NEWS
Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobson, Anne Dudek and Edi Gathegi
To Make “HOUSE” Calls During Season Four
Five actors have been cast in Season Four of the Emmy Award-winning series HOUSE, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Olivia Wilde (“The Black Donnellys,” “The O.C.”), Kal Penn (24, “The Namesake,” “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle”), Peter Jacobson (“The Starter Wife,” “Law & Order”), Anne Dudek (“Big Day”) and Edi Gathegi (“Lincoln Heights,” “Gone Baby Gone”) play candidates for a fellowship opportunity with Dr. House. The actors have been cast for an undetermined number of episodes.
HOUSE stars Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, a brilliant diagnostician who thrives on the challenge of solving medical puzzles to save lives. In the Season Three finale, the set-in-his-ways House was confronted with a series of major changes to his team – neurologist Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) left Princeton Plainsboro because he didn’t want to turn into House; House randomly fired old-money intensivist Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), claiming he learned everything he’s going to learn during the past three years, or nothing at all; and immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) resigned, knowing House will be completely unaffected by her decision. But any effects of this “house-cleaning” on House, or the changes it may bring to House professionally or personally, remain to be seen…
During the recently completed 2006-07 season, HOUSE ranked as the No. 1 scripted series in Adults 18-49 and the overall No. 3 show in Adults 18-49 (behind only the Tuesday and Wednesday airings of AMERICAN IDOL). HOUSE ranks as FOX’s No. 1 scripted program across the majority of key demos, including Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens; ranks No. 1 in its Tuesday 9:00 PM time period among all key demos; and is the only scripted series to rank among primetime’s Top 5 programs across Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.
Emmy Award-winning HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner and Thomas L. Moran are executive producers
|08-25-2007, 08:26 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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jENNIFER Morrison talks to Zap2it
Lifetime Answers 'Maybe' to the Princess Di Murder Question
Like so many others, Jennifer Morrison remembers where she was the night Princess Diana died.
"It just seemed too bizarre to be real," the "House" co-star says. "It was more like fiction. I had just graduated from high school and was at a friend's apartment, a place I had never been before. If that news hadn't broken then, I would never even remember I was there. I remember the weight of that moment, having no idea that 10 years later, I was going to be working on a project surrounding it."
As the one-decade anniversary of the fatal Paris tunnel car crash nears, Morrison helps offer a fictionalized account in Lifetime's new movie "The Murder of Princess Diana," based on the Noel Botham book and produced by the British company Working Title ("Bridget Jones's Diary," "Love Actually"). Casting Morrison as a reporter who supposedly witnessed the tragedy, the film debuts Saturday, Aug. 25, then encores the following two nights.
"I was on a plane to Luxembourg [where the film was made] within 24 hours of getting the script," Morrison recalls. "When I read it, I thought it was really well-done. Obviously, it's controversial material, but I found my character fantastic. I was like, 'All right, let's do it. Why not?'"
The plot plays off long-standing rumors that instead of being accidental, the deaths of Diana; her then-companion, Dodi Fayed; and their driver, Henri Paul, resulted from a conspiracy. The journalist played by Morrison buys into that, but the actress admits she didn't heed such speculation "until I worked on this. I knew there had been a crash and [Diana] had passed away, but I didn't know a lot about her then, and I didn't really follow any of the stories afterward.
"It wasn't until I did this that I started reading every biography and article I could get my hands on. I always try to keep my personal opinions separate from wherever I go with a character, but the fascinating thing about this is that you can take certain facts and look at them one way as just horrible coincidences -- but from another perspective, you can think maybe something weird happened. That's the approach the film takes as well. As a whole, the story makes you think twice."
Morrison had plenty of time to do that, since she was present for an elaborate restaging of the accident scene, complete with body doubles for the victims. "It was very eerie," she says. "All of us saw the pictures of the black Mercedes completely smashed in, and to see that re-created, it almost felt like you were looking at [the real thing]. It was just so similar. I think they've approached it in a very tasteful way; nothing inappropriate or offensive is seen. Still, there was just an eerie vibe."
As Dr. Allison Cameron on FOX's "House," Morrison strives to be truthful in portraying a medical professional, and she took the same tack as the reporter in "The Murder of Princess Diana." She says, "Luckily, in my industry, I come across a lot of them. I worked for a high-school newspaper, so I did some research, interviewing and reporting. That gave me a little bit of background in the interview process, which helped here. My instinct is, 'I can't ask that,' but I had to remind myself it's a reporter's job to ask."
At the same time, Morrison acknowledges suspicions that pursuing paparazzi played a role in Diana's death. "My character ends up jumping on the back of the bike of one of them. It was interesting to do something from that side of it, because as an actor, I'm always hiding from it. It's weird to try to justify it, but there are ways of justifying anything. However far from your own values, you have to find a way to connect with the needs of the person you're playing."
That might give Morrison more tolerance for personal questions now, being the fiancee of her "House" co-star Jesse Spencer, alias Dr. Robert Chase. "Neither of us is very scandalous," she says. "We don't go out to hip clubs or eat at places photographers will find us. Part of that is we work so many hours. It's the lifestyle of doing an hourlong television show, but we don't bring our personal life to the set. There, we're just actors working, and we've tried very hard to maintain the integrity of that."
Change appears inevitable for "House," which currently is up for four Emmy Awards including outstanding drama series, when FOX launches the show's fourth season on Sept. 25. Among the many harbingers in last spring's finale, Cameron resigned from Dr. Gregory House's (Hugh Laurie) team, but Morrison hasn't been locked out of "House." Far from it, she promises.
"There are different reasons to love playing a leading role and to love being part of an ensemble," she says. "I really enjoy being in both positions. Coming off three years of 'House,' it was nice to do something so different. I feel like it put me in a position to come back to the series with a fresh approach, and I loved working in Europe, so it was a really timely thing in my life in general. It was a tough schedule, but it was nice to take on that challenge."
It´s very strange.. she talks as If they are couple yet....
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|09-20-2007, 08:01 AM||#13 (permalink)|
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Hugh Lauri at the cover of TV GUIDE
sOURCE: HOUSE IS RIGHT
|10-09-2007, 07:03 PM||#15 (permalink)|
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SLUG: HOUSE CHARITY EVENT (VO/SOT)
THE STARS OF FOX'S HIT TELEVISION SERIES 'HOUSE' HAVE GATHERED TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY
T-V-DOT-COM PLAYED HOST FOR THE EXCLUSIVE EVENT HELD IN LOS ANGELES MONDAY.
S-M-A WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE OCTOBER 9TH EPISODE OF HOUSE.
THE SUBJECT HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR CAST AND CREW AS ONE OF THE WRITER'S CHILDREN IS PLAGUED WITH THE DISEASE.
HUGH LAURIE says: (Talks about the personal connection he and the cast of House have with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy cause and why its so important to raise awareness.) "Its very personal because one of the, as you probably know one of the writers producers on the show, his son Zeke is afflicted with this terrible disease and it was, we all sort of agreed I think that this was something, it was a disease that wasnt widely known even though it is relatively common. And it affects an awful lot of children but is nonetheless its not, people dont know a lot about it and it could do with some attention being thrown on it and we were, it was a you know its an honor to be involved in some way in bringing attention to something as important as this particularly when as it turns out it seems that a cure is, is sort of in sight. I mean so many times with these kinds of things it seems as if the horizon is always receding you know and the years go by and money spent on research and people actually never quite get there but in this case there seems like a good, a chance anyway that a cure my be in sight which is a very exciting thing."
LISA EDELSTEIN says: (They talk about the personal connection they have with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy cause and why its so important to raise awareness.) " Well after seeing Zeke and knowing his Dad for now four years its been a, its amazing to be able to use the opportunity where the world is paying attention to actually put it to some good use. You know being on a TV show is really fun and its great when everybodys looking but if you have nothing more to say then it just becomes that kind of vacant experience and this is perfect, we have a medical show, we have somebody very close to us who has this very serious disease that theyre very close to discovering a cure for and we can actually make a difference; thats amazing."
OMAR EPPS says: (On why this particular cause is so important.) "Well I mean this one is obviously very close to us you know. One of our writers his son is afflicted with the disease SMA and like Lisa said what better platform to use than our television show and to use our celebrity as well to come together as a unit to raise awareness and as Lisa said is whats exciting is they might be close to some sort of cure, treatment, theyve you know identified the protein so theres, theres progress and what you know we just need to raise awareness and lets see what happens."
LISA EDELSTEIN says: "Its you know when, when the timing just worked out very beautifully. The show is doing very well and they are also really on the cusp of making a difference with this particular disease. They knew that it was genetic but now they know exactly what the mutation is and exactly what protein is not being made by the body and exactly why the muscular neurons arent are atrophying so this is fantastic news. Now theyre just looking for almost like a taxicab vehicle to get that protein into the body of these children so theyre very close and so every little bit helps at that moment."
LISA EDELSTEIN says: (Talk about the show and disclose any little tidbits they can about upcoming episodes) "I dont even remember."
OMAR EPPS says: Well you know House is going to pull out the stops lets put it that way. The people who have been watching the show, its not going to get any lighter; you know hes going to stick it to them and find out you know whos, whos best for the new job.
LISA EDELSTEIN says: The writers are having a really good time. Ha, ha, ha. Theyre getting out all their aggressions in these scripts.
PETER JACOBSON says: (talk about the personal connection they have with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy cause and why its so important to raise awareness) "Well we have a, theres a member of our family here at House who has a very personal connection to SMA and so for all of us I think it just makes it very just a wonderful experience to have an opportunity to show up and now that we spend the days working together and putting out a terrific show but this is something that I think is a little bit deeper and more meaningful for all of us so to me its the real, its a real high point to come and share this with the world."
ANNE DUDEK says: (talk about the personal connection they have with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy cause and why its so important to raise awareness) "And I think particularly with this show I mean all of us are new to a group of people who have been working together for three years and they welcomed us with such open arms and so immediately the concerns of the family that already exists I think really quickly and easily became something that we care about as well so."
PETER JACOBSON says: (Talk about the show and whether theyre nervous about whether theyll be cut or get to stay.) "Its going to be rough, its going to be brutal. Im sorry? Reporter question. He has us jumping through a lot of hoops and its very unpredictable. We dont know whos staying, whos going. Youll just have to watch to see who gets it tomorrow. Somebodys going to get it. Ha, ha, ha. We all look to Kal for some ah, no, no."
JENNIFER MORRISON says: : (talk about the personal connection they have with the Spinal Muscular Atrophy cause and why its so important to raise awareness) "Its very personal and I think its something that, you know theres a lot of different charities that weve been a part of because of working on a medical show so we become a lot more aware of different charities but to be supporting a charity that affects one of our writers; its kind of a huge deal you know theyve, in years previously theyve had bowl-a-thons and other things to raise money and so weve all been a part of that as well so this year its really nice that TV.com has been a part giving some money to the charity and putting this night together and I dont know, its just nice.
JESSE SPENCER says: We were just so bad at bowling we had to do something else. It was getting embarrassing quite frankly so yeah and actors can wear suits. Its our specialty so yeah."
JENNIFER MORRISON says: : (Talk about whether being on a medical show has heightened their medical awareness about issues) "I mean I certainly have."
JESSE SPENCER says: (Talk about whether being on a medical show has heightened their medical awareness about issues) "Yeah, it I mean, its, I feel like I more understand whats going on although thats, thats, thats a complete lie but it you know, I think the main thing is is that a show like this it ends up raising a lot of awareness in different, all kinds of different areas because we cover so many different things in medicine and, and, and thats the really good thing for a lot of you know different charities that are struggling to you know get their name you know out there to say hey you know we exist and you know and we need help and even just you know certain diseases being mentioned over and over again on the show seem to really have an affect on you know peoples awareness of something and, and apparently that makes a really big difference so yeah, its a really good thing."
(Talk about the show and disclose any little tidbits they can about upcoming episodes.)
JENNIFER MORRISON says: Yeah I meanâ€¦
JESSE SPENCER says: What can we say?
JENNIFER MORRISON says:: I know I dont know what we can say and what we cant say. I meanâ€¦
JESSE SPENCER says: They add more. I think they add another ten. Yeah, thats what happens.
JENNIFER MORRISON says:: Ha, ha, ha. Theres, you just dont know. I mean everything is kind of a surprise. You know every time we get a script were all surprised. We dont know. Theyre not even giving us the last pages of the script anymore.Jesse Spencer: I get fired again.
JENNIFER MORRISON says:: : Ha, ha, ha. And I resign again, no.
JESSE SPENCER says: Yeah.
JENNIFER MORRISON says:: No, no were kidding.
JESSE SPENCER says: I get fired because I kill another patient so yeah. Ha, ha, ha. Yeah. No. Yes.
JENNIFER MORRISON says: We dont know.
JESSE SPENCER says: No, we dont know.
JENNIFER MORRISON says: Ha, ha, ha.
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