Basket of News, Oct. 25-31, 2014

 Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Jessica Paré and boyfriend John Kastner are expecting their first child together.

Matthew Weiner, picking up his “Outstanding Television Writer” award from the Austin Film Festival, took time out to honor Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone as a major formative influence on his work.  He also talks about Serling at length in this vintage interview at TV Time Machine.

Elisabeth Moss discusses Mad Men, breaking up, and getting career advice from Bryan Cranston.

Rich Sommer talks to Pedestrian about Matthew Weiner and his castmates. Rich also talked to Moviehole about Harry Crane and Michael Gladis.

Jon Hamm cracks up Lisa Kudrow on Web Therapy. (via Polly Draper)

Vincent Kartheiser talks to WABC and Playbill about his new off-Broadway play, Billy and Ray.

Teyonah Parris talks to BuzzFeed about her newest projects, Dear White People and Survivor’s Remorse.

Kiernan Shipka has joined the cast of  Fan Girl, with Meg Ryan.

Kevin Rahm will have a recurring role in Season 3 of A&E’s Bates Motel.

On The Walking Dead front, Andrew Lincoln talks to TV Guide about Gareth and Rick, and to Details about Season 5.  The Daily Beast thinks Rick is the perfect modern mythical hero.

Andrew J. West (Gareth) talks to AMC about his first day on The Walking Dead set and his character’s true nature. He also talked to THR about the reaction to Gareth, and to Entertainment Weekly about his experience on the show.

Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) talks to AMC and THR about her apocalypse weapon of choice and saying goodbye to Bob.  Greg Nicotero also talked to THR about Sasha and Bob.

Danai Gurira tells jokes to Esquire talks Michonne.

Steven Yeun talks to USA Today about things that scare him.

Melissa McBride talks to Yahoo TV about Carol’s story for the rest of Season 5.

Entertainment Weekly compares The Walking Dead with… The Lord of the Rings.

Dana Carvey impersonates Rick and Hershel for Conan O’Brien.

Bob Odenkirk talks to THR about the ratio of drama to comedy in Better Call Saul.

AMC has had success with shifting Hell on Wheels to Saturday nights.

Jake Weber tells AMC what he enjoys about playing a villain like John Campbell.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


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