This week in Scottish Entertainment / Actor News Henry Ian Cusick talks about the Lost finale, Billy Boyd promotes Pimp, ticket details for Scottish films at the Sydney Film Festival and photos from when Ewan met Han, Chewie and Lando.
Henry Ian Cusick talks the ‘Lost’ finale
Henry talks about the final day of shooting:
Excerpts from two interviews (via Cusickgallery.net) are below.
Q: With three shows left is there anyway that the finale is going to satisfy all of the fans?
Cusick: Probably not all of the fans. I think that’s an impossible task.
Q: Do you think it will please general “Lost” fans?
Cusick: What’s great about the show is that there are so many talking points. There are so many walks of life getting together to talk about the show and so many issues to be brought up and that’s exactly what the ending will bring up. People will be talking about it for weeks afterwards and that’s what the show has always done.
…Q: Was there a question of the show that you had as fans that did get answered?
Cusick: There was a point in the show where I thought I don’t care about the answers anymore. I knew what I wanted from the ending and what I wanted the message to be. I like this thing of it coming from a place of love and coming from a place of no fear. All of a sudden it just seemed a lot bigger. Small questions I just thought I don’t care anymore. I don’t care why I can see the future. It didn’t matter. It just seemed to be bigger than that. [Heather Newgen]
Interview with HitFix:
Actually, there’s some confusion as to whether or not Cusick does, in fact, know how “Lost” ends.“I think in act 11 there is a secret scene that no one got,” Cusick says. “Only the people who are in it, but nobody knows. Everyone is keeping very quiet about it.”…
…How did the writers explain Desmond’s place in the season to the actor?“They phone you up and say they don’t need you. Oh, okay,” Cusick recalls. “Basically the phone call was ‘We don’t need you except for the final seven [episodes] but you’ll get a really cool storyline.’ You have to just trust them.” [Daniel Fienberg]…
First official look at Kevin McKidd in ‘The Great Ghost Rescue’
Shooting has been going on for a couple of weeks now and some exclusive stills featuring Kevin were released over at Empire a few days ago. The Great Ghost Rescue is an adaptation of Eva Ibbotson’s children’s novel and will probably be released in 2011 in the UK. Photos with Kevin McKidd as Hamish are posted below.
Billy Boyd at the Glasgow ‘Pimp’ premiere
Billy did a red carpet interview (via Basically Billy Boyd) with Beverley Lyons at the premiere of Pimp. I can’t embed the video, but you can go to The Daily Record to watch the interview. You can also watch a clip from the film below:
Sydney Film Festival schedule includes ‘Alice Creed’ and ‘The Ghost Writer’
The Disappearance of Alice Creed with Martin Compston will premiere on Saturday, June 5 at 8:15pm at Event Cinema 8. The film’s second screening is on Tuesday, June 8 at 8:45pm at Dendy Opera Quays 2.
Ewan McGregor at the 30th anniversary of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’
Ewan attended the 30th anniversary screening of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood last week. The screening benefited the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Education Outreach at Chicago’s Field Museum, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of the Empire Gives Back charity. The screening raised more than $40,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
The event marked a rare Star Wars event appearance by Ford, who was joined by fellow big screen saga luminaries Billy Dee Williams (Lando), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan). From the animated realm of The Clone Wars, James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan), Catherine Taber (Padmé), Matt Lanter (Anakin), Jaime King (Aurra Sing). Cary Silver (producer) and Dave Filoni (supervising director) were in attendance. [StarWars.com via Best of Ewan]
Weekly schedule for Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Mo 5/24: Ben Stein, Mishka, Craig Shoemaker
Tu 5/25: Kristin Davis, Judd Apatow
We 5/26: Antonio Banderas, Paula Poundstone
Th 5/27: Michael Sheen, Band of Horses
Fr 5/28: Jeffrey Ross, the National