We’ve got an exciting, new Hollywood QCast for you this week as I grabbed some time to chat with Jane The Virgin star, Yara Martinez. Besides playing the emotionally fragile Luisa, the woman responsible for Jane (Gina Rodriguez) getting wrongly inseminated in the pilot of the hit CW series, Martinez dished about working with dreamboat Justin Baldoni, whether Bridget Regan (who played her lover & villain, Rose) was a good kisser and what she loves most about the show.
Also in this week’s podcast, I talk with my gay partner in crime, Trish Bendix (editor, AfterEllen.com) about Michelle Rodriguez controversy about the upcoming trans movie Tomboy as well as more in the world of pop culture.
The third season of Pivot’s excellent comedy, Please Like Me, is off and running (Fridays at 10pm) and I grabbed some time with creator/star/writer/director Josh Thomas recently at the Paley Center for Media to get the lowdown on that.
Besides giving me an overview of season 3, Thomas also told me about why the film Love, Actually was perfect to include in the show and that lead to us talking about how Hugh Grant can do no wrong, as evident by the fact that his highly publicized arrest with a transsexual prostitute has not tarnished his star quality.
Please Like Me airs Fridays at 10pm on Pivot and season 1-2 are now available for streaming on Hulu. For more on the Paley Center, go to the website.
As the season 2 finale approaches on Monday, MTV’s hit scripted comedy Faking It is hosting an open casting call for transgender actors and actresses to appear in speaking and background parts next season.
The show’s Hester High School is known for its inclusive student body- which has featured students celebrated for being gay, bi, and intersex, as well as students who are racially and culturally diverse or who have disabilities. Show runner Carter Covington wants the show’s third season to include new faces including transgender and gender non-conforming youth.
In a video released today, Carter and the show’s stars Katie Stevens (Karma) and Rita Volk (Amy) explain the casting call: trans fans and actors just need to submit a short video talking about their best friend, since the show is all about friendships surviving through the life’s ups and downs. More info at http://fakingitcasting.com
The second season finale of Faking It airs Monday at 9:30pm.
In case you hadn’t heard, one of the most popular book series on the market today, the Mortal Instrumentsseries by Cassandra Clare, is coming to television in January and a gay romance is a big part of what we’re going to see.
Shadowhunters is the series version that picks up during the first book in the series, City of Bones and follows the adventures of Clary Fray (played by Katherine McNamara) as she uncovers her true identity as a shadowhunter. Besides her alliance and romance with fellow hunter Jace (Dominic Sherwood), Jace’s best friend Alec (Matthew Daddario) is also going to experience something new to him when he meets warlock Magnus (Harry Shum, Jr.), who is bisexual.
While it’s too soon to see just how quickly or how far the series will go in their relationship, fans are already ga-ga for #Malec and that fan base should spell big ratings for ABC Family (which will undergo a name change to Free Form in January).
I was on the set of Shadowhunters and grabbed some time with Harry Shum Jr to talk about Magnus and his relationship with Alec. (Note: This video originally appeared on the NewNowNext site).
Shadowhunters premieres January 12th on FreeForm (formerly ABC Family).
“Maybe if I just stay in here I won’t have to decide on Maggie or Isabelle.’ (Drew Roy, TNT) Will the skies in TNT’s long-running sci-fi drama Falling Skies finally clear and let the sunshine through? Or are the Masons and everyone on their team losing their final battle for peace? That’s where we are as we […]
There are a lot of podcasts out there for you to spend your time listening to and I’ve thought about doing one in the past but I didn’t want to do one just to do one. I wanted to make sure I was giving you something unique and different than a lot of the other […]
@Power_Starz @OmariHardwick @josephsikora4 @Ckagbohofficial Some have survived (so far) and some have perished (RIP, Shawn) but it’s all been heading towards this…the Power season 2 finale, which airs this Saturday night on Starz. Per the episode description, “Bodies from Ghost’s organization are dropping left and right, with each death inching closer to Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora). […]
@NetFlix @KenMarino Ask and eventually you shall receive. That could be the motto for the new Netflix prequel for the beloved cult classic film, Wet Hot American Summer. It took time and probably some masterful scheduling to get the entire cast from the 2001 film back together for an 8-episode series but creators David Wain and Michael Showalter made […]
Jim Halterman is a freelance writer who spends his days interviewing the top tier of talent and creative forces in the entertainment world and, because he's that kind of guy, he gives away stuff, too!. Follow him on TVFanatic.com, XFinityTV's LGBT site, TheBacklot.com & more! (Photo: Harry Shum Jr talks to me on the 'Shadowhunters' set in Toronto, Canada, August, 2015)