WORD CAST KEEPS BUSY IN OFF-SEASON
By Pam Cole
Several L Word cast members took on new projects in their off time
last year. The shooting schedule allows them almost six months of
time to pursue other projects. For example:
- Motherhood won't keep Jennifer Beals from making movies, it
seems. Beals has joined the cast of Grudge 2 with Amber
Tamblyn and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Gellar starred in the original Grudge in 2004, which was
a remake of a Japanese film by the same director entitled Ju-On:
Grudge (2003), the fourth film in this Japanese horror series.
Confused? Would you believe that Grudge 2 is a remake of
the 2003 Japanese film, Ju-On: Grudge 2? Anyway. Beals
has said that she is a huge Buffy fan, so this should be a real
treat for her. The film is set for an Oct. 20, 2006 release.
- In addition to a nearly unrecognizable stint on CSI (can't
tell you more than that, but it involved lots of makeup), Leisha
Hailey took up the reins of producer for LOGO, the new LGBT network.
(Thank God! They need so much new programming on that network!)
Hailey executive produced Raising Teens with Samantha Kurtzman-Counter
and Lara Spotts. The show, which is already airing on LOGO and
MTV, features three teenagers who were raised by gay parents.
- Kate Moennig has managed to put two new films under her belt
in her off season. Dead Girl's Diary (2005) is about Sara
who likes picking up homeless men. One of the men leaves behind
the diary of his dead girlfriend, which Sara's friend, Chloe (Moennig)
finds. No release date yet.
- Moennig and Lauren Lee Smith both wound up in Art School
Confidential (2006), which was co-produced by John Malkovich.
The film has a lengthy star-studded cast including Malkovich,
Steve Buscemi, and Angelica Huston. Art School Confidential
premiered at this year's Sundance (although not in competition)
and was described by one viewer on www.imdb.com
as "painfully bad." (Well, the trailer was pretty darn
funny.) The film will be released April 28, 2006.
- Sarah Shahi is shooting six episodes (try saying that three
times really fast) of a new sitcom called Teachers. It's
about--you guessed it--teachers. The show, which stars popular
radio personality Phil Hendrie (ever hear of him?) will debut
April 6, 2006 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. Hendrie has said that he will
continue to do his radio show. Let's hope Shahi keeps her day
job on The L Word, too!
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2006-02-17, 02:54:08 AM
Comments: Not that I don't appreciate updates on all these appearances of cast members, but no mention of Erin Daniels!?! Dose anyone have any info on what she's been up to? I've heard rumors of episodes of "Love Monkey," which has been or may be canceled. I've also hear rumors of auditions for a new JJ Abrams show. Since Dana's current storyline seems to have the potential for her untimely demise, I wonder if she's been told to keep future plans under wraps. Does anyone have any info on her recent auditions/work/appearances?
2006-02-17, 05:01:00 AM
Comments: I wonder if Teachers is a US remake of the UK Channel 4 series of the same name?
2006-02-17, 13:27:58 PM
Comments: I've heard that the American "Teachers" is a remake of our English version
2006-02-17, 19:54:15 PM
Comments: I saw Kate's "Art School" at Sundance this year and enjoyed it very much. Kate only has aprox. 2 mins of screen time, but they were a great 2 mins! The movie, as a whole, was very funny. The rest of the audience also seemed to really enjoy it...
2006-02-21, 18:18:07 PM
Comments: WHEN IS ALICE/LEISHA GONNA BE ON CSI??I LIKE THAT SHOW BUT TEND TO MISS IT ALOT, I'LL MAKE A SPECIAL NOTE IN MY CALANDER THOUGH IF SHE'S GONNA BE ON IT