Sunday, January 15, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nip/Tuck: Can't Wait for Next Season!

Ok.. I've tried to get into the Shield but I just can't. I watch a bunch of the reruns over the weekend as FX has played like 4 of them back to back to back. I dont know why but I just cant get into it and I am a fan of Law and Order, CSI, and many of other police shows and movies. I guess the corruption, street gangs, and backstabbing is just more than I can stomach. At least I gave it a shot. I'm honestly waiting for Rescue Me which is a lot closer to the Nip/Tuck style of writing and direction. It cant get here soon enough.

So here I am looking for the latest info on Nip/Tuck when I run across the following article Fifth Season Of `Shield' Has Promising Start Roger Catlin. Now, I already disagree about The Shield but I read on anyway when I come to this part...

"Unlike, say, this year's season of "Nip/Tuck," "The Shield" feels like it has a lot of life still in it. "

So the first thought in my head is what is this clown talking about? Where did that come from? The article had nothing to do with Nip/Tuck and the guy takes a pot shot about a show he probably isnt a fan of to begin with and probably hasnt followed from its pilot like many REAL fans have! I was pissed!.... practically offended!

This year features a season finale setting an FX record for viewers, it kept people wondering all year who the Carver was, brought new characters and new villains to the spotlight, and has already signed for season four! How can anyone say that this season doesnt have any life left? We last see our villains drinking Mai Tais or Margaritas or whatever poolside eyeing their next victim after getting away scott free! We had Matt who is connected with a murder going into next season eating family dinner as if nothing happened (hannibal lecter style)! LOL...

I guess certain people just like watching poverty, gang violence, police corruption, and politics on a regular basis. I can get that by watching the nightly news!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bruno Campos: 'The Carver'



Now that the man behind the mask has been revealed, Bruno Campos can talk about one of TV's best-kept secrets - the identity of the Carver on "Nip/Tuck."

The two-hour finale last Tuesday drew a record 5.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode ever of an FX series.

Campos, speaking by phone from his parents' home in his native Brazil, provided insight into Dr. Quentin Costa, the not-so-mild-mannered plastic surgeon, who dons a mask to become the Carver.

When did Campos find out he was the Carver? From the moment he was brought on board at the end of the previous season. Series creator Ryan Murphy told him, "I have this idea for this third doctor that will be a synthesis of McNamara and Troy. He'll be as talented surgically as McNamara and as interested in the sexual world as Christian is. There will be a difference: He will not have restraints. So he does not have the doubt that Sean does as to whether or not to perform certain surgeries, and he does not have the guilt that Christian goes through. He's much more predatory that way. We're going to do that and he's going to have this alter-ego. He's going to have this social-political agenda that he enacts."

Was he always the man behind the mask? Yes. "I have blue eyes, and I would wear brown contact lenses to make sure no light reflected in my eyes."

When did the rest of the cast find out that Costa was the Carver? Campos' first scene on "Nip/Tuck" was at the end of the previous season when he slashed Sean (Dylan Walsh) in the shower. "So Dylan knew, and then I was brought in as Quentin, and then I came in and slashed Christian. Then Julian [McMahon] knew. But not everybody knew. Kelly Carlson [who plays Kimber] didn't know until I was actually kidnapping her a year later because I hadn't worked with her before that. My attitude was if you didn't know, I wasn't going to tell you."

Was it hard to keep it secret? "It was the longest secret I ever had to keep."

Who on the cast didn't believe Costa was the Carver? Joely Richardson, who plays Julia McNamara. "Even though she heard that I was doing it, she just couldn't believe it was going to turn out to be me.

"I did make a bet with Joely. I don't know if it was the right thing to do. But she kept telling me everyday, 'I don't think it's you, I don't think it's you.'

She wrote me a check for $100, and I'm framing it. She put in the memo space, 'I lost.'Ÿ"

What's Campos' take on the Carver and Dr. Costa? The Carver is "a child" of Drs. McNamara and Troy. "He's kind of a reaping of what they sow. He's their natural antagonist. He's their shadow.

"Quentin Costa is also their mirror. Like the Snow White mirror, the dangerous mirror. Be careful what you ask for because you'll get some twisted version of your fantasy. That's what Quentin and the Carver represent."

Is there any difference between the Carver and Quentin? "There was an issue of whether this was going to be a Jekyll and Hyde thing or a Clark Kent and Superman thing, where one character differs so greatly from the other. For me, it was always it's Hyde and more Hyde. When he takes off the mask and he's Costa, he's still the same guy. He's not sweet and innocent. It's not a multiple-personality thing. He just has this suit he likes to wear when he's doing that particular ritual."

When did Campos find out that Quentin lacked male genitalia? The day he got the script for the final episode. "I knew something was coming because there was that scene with Joely in the hot tub and we didn't have sex. I started to suspect, 'Oh, oh, something's going to go wrong with me real bad.' So I'm walking around the next day on the set and everyone's looking at me funny."

The last sighting of Quentin, he and his sister were stalking another victim in Malaga, Spain. Will he return to Miami? Campos admits he has no idea, but the possibility certainly exists. "You just can't kill the bogeyman. He's always going to live under your bed to some degree."

Julian McMahon Discusses Dr. Doom

For those looking for a Julian McMahon fix....


If Julian McMahon (Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom in “Fantastic Four”) ever finds himself without an acting gig, there’s a career ahead of him in public speaking. McMahon had the packed crowd eating out of his hand at the 2005 Wonder Con held in San Francisco the weekend of Feb. 18-20th.

Answering questions from anxious comic book fans who were looking for a little insight into his take on the “Fantastic Four” villain, McMahon (sporting a Von Doom cap) made each of the brave souls who approached the mike feel like they were the only person in the room. By the time McMahon’s “Fantastic Four” presentation was over, the crowd had been given the opportunity to check out a new clip from the upcoming movie and had been reassured that Dr.

Doom was in the hands of an actor who knew and thoroughly enjoyed the source material.
After finishing up his “Fantastic Four” panel, Julian McMahon took the time to sit down for an interview with a small group of journalists. Seeming to genuinely relish the part of the bad guy, McMahon talked at length about taking on the role of the “Fantastic Four” villain and about the physical aspects of getting into character:

You joked with the audience about being blatantly evil. Are you?

(Laughing) I am. My characters aren’t. They are not so blatant.

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Nip/Tuck: Kelly Carlson played her ugly side beautifully in 'Nip/Tuck'

Source: Star Tribune

Emmy and Golden Globe should be calling the name of beautiful Kelly Carlson after her outstanding season-ending "Nip/Tuck" performances, complete with ugly makeup.
She uglied up impressively for the scenes in which the disfiguring work of "The Carver" was repaired by the plastic surgeon played by Julian McMahon. "Oh, good. I was suppose to!" said Carlson, who was in the metro visiting family and friends for the holiday.

She explained that the makeup and a skull cap helped her pull off looking especially mangy about the head.

"It was great," she said. "It took three hours to put all that makeup on. I would just fall asleep. My writers did me a big favor by doing that. I think it was intentional. They said, No one will be able to say you're on this show because you're pretty and you can't act. It was a really nice thing for them to do." Nicole Kidman got an Oscar out of a fake nose and some good acting.

It's hoped that "Nip/Tuck" is finished with butcher story lines, although "The Carver" finale was popular. E! News' Joal Ryan reported that a record was set for an original F/X series with 5.7 million viewers.

"As long as the viewers are happy and my performances are good, I'm happy," Carlson said.

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