This week in SEAN, James McAvoy gets nominated for an award and makes the front cover of Nylon Magazine, Kevin McKidd promotes the Percy Jackson film, Ewan McGregor is promoting Phillip Morris in France and John Barrowman appears on Jonathan Ross.

James McAvoy nominated for Olivier award & on the cover of Nylon Magazine

James has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier theatre award in the best actor category for Three Days of Rain at the Apollo theatre. James is nominated with James Earl Jones, Mark Rylance, Ken Stott, Jude Law, and Samuel West. Winners will be announced in London on March 21.

James is featured in the March 2010 issue of Nylon Guys.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

GREAT SCOT!

James McAvoy: A very different kind of movie star.


Though he’s shared the screen with Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, and Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy is in no rush to be the next big name.

Stephanie Trong found out firsthand while spending a chilly evening in New York City with the Scottish actor. Here, a few of his secrets.

Why you never hear about him in the tabloids:
“I’ve only had somebody try and take pictures of me outside my house once in my entire life. And they stopped after about half an hour.”

How his resume is impeccable:
“Every now and again, [my agents] thought that I should do something, and I’ve been, ‘What the fuck are you thinking?’ But that’s only happened once or twice in my entire career.”

The co-star that left the biggest impression on him:
“I was intimidated by the humongity—this is a good made-up word—the humongity of Keira’s sort of world presence.”

Why it’s only a matter of time until he wins an Oscar:
“I was very sensitive. Cried easy. Enjoyed crying from an early age. Ehm, not in public. On my own. I think I recognized its therapeutic qualities early on. And then as I came into my teenage years it became very handy ‘cause I could wallow about my lack of girlfriend or general cool or mystique.” [Nylon Magazine]

You can get a look at the rest of the photos and the entire interview over at ONTD!

Ewan McGregor promotes ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ in France

Ewan and Jim Carrey were at the Paris premiere last week and you can watch them on the red carpet and in the theater right before the screening.

Kevin McKidd does press for ‘Percy Jackson’

Kevin has been on the Percy Jackson press tour, so there were tons of red carpet appearances and interviews.  Here are a few including his Friday appearance on The View. Enjoy!


Above is a photo of Kevin and some Percy Jackson cast members (Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson and Logan Lerman) on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building on Friday, February 5.

Kevin’s Good Day NY interview

Kevin’s Friday appearance on The View.

John Barrowman on Jonathan Ross

John was on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on February 5. In the interview he talks about getting ready to be on Desperate Housewives.

Ewan McGregor to guest on Live with Regis and Kelly

Ewan McGregor will appear on Live with Regis and Kelly on Friday, February 19.

‘Wanted 2’ script almost ready. Again.


According to Mark Millar the Wanted 2 script is almost ready and shooting will soon begin. We’ve heard this before, but I figured I’d share in case this turned out to be the real deal:

“I can’t remember exactly when it’s going to start shooting — I don’t even know if I can officially say — but it will be soon and the script is almost ready,” said Millar during an interview with IGN. Millar also disclosed where the sequel would pick up and reiterated that it would have a “global” scope.

“[‘Wanted 2’] follows immediately at the end of the first movie and the fraternity is down in America. But there’s an international fraternity, which we had in the [miniseries] as well. There [were] five fraternities across the world and [Wesley] is out there being hunted by the other guys.”

“We’ve been going back and forth with some ideas, but there’s a lot of people to please,” explained Millar. “There’s Angelina Jolie, there’s [director] Timur [Bekmambetov] and there’s Universal. Everybody is a perfectionist on it, so nobody wants to come in and cash the check and take off. Everybody wants it to be good. And the first movie made $340 million, so the bar is pretty high. It’s not as if we started small and this could hopefully get a bit bigger. This has got to be mega now because the last one made a lot of money and people are expecting a lot from it.”

So, the screenplay is almost at the stage where people are getting happy with it,” added Millar. “Some people had problems with it a few months ago and some people didn’t like the draft that was around [prior to that].” [MTV Splash Page]

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 2/8: Pierce Brosnan, Patty Griffin
Tu 2/9: Carrie Fisher, Donald Glover
We 2/10: Kristen Bell, Jeff Stilson
Th 2/11: Don Rickles, Sonya Walger
Fr 2/12: TBA

www.cbs.com/late_late_show

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