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04/27/2017  •  Posted By Karina  •  0 Comment(s)

When your character gets killed off in the first episode, it’s usually not a great sign for an actor’s career. But Emily Browning, who plays the recently deceased Laura Moon in TV’s latest must-see series American Gods, couldn’t be more content.

Why? Well, for a start American Gods isn’t the kind of show to let a little thing like a fatal car crash get in the way of a good character arc, but it’s more personal than that. “I mean, obviously there’s the fact that I used to plan my own death when I was five,” the Australian actress tells me within 10 minutes of us meeting. “Sometimes my mind goes to a really unnecessary place.

Most telly connoisseurs would disagree with the unnecessary part at least. Early reviews for Amazon’s darkly delightful new series suggest it’s the kind of ambitious escapism we need now. Based on the multi-award-winning Americana fantasy novel by Sandman author Neil Gaiman, American Gods tells the story of a brewing war between Old World deities and New World obsessions such as technology, celebrity and media.

Trying to make sense of it all is Shadow Moon, an ex-con played by Ricky Whittle, of Hollyoaks fame — but don’t let that put you off, he’s great. Ian McShane is perfectly cast as a shady conman, Mr Wednesday — scholars of Old Norse mythology may notice some significance in that name — who hires Shadow Moon as his bodyguard.

Browning plays Shadow’s doomed and unfaithful wife. “Laura’s kind of awful. I mean, she’s not a nice person but who the f*** wants to be a nice person? ‘Nice’ is the worst possible word. Like, be a kind person.” She lets out a short laugh. “Laura’s not even a kind person.” We learn more about Laura’s character in flashbacks later in the series but the most salient fact is clear early on: “She dies, and that’s where it gets interesting.

Someone else who finds death interesting is Bryan Fuller, the American Gods showrunner and co-creator whose previous TV credits include Dead Like Me (about an 18-year-old grim reaper) and Pushing Daisies (about a pie-maker who can reanimate the dead).

Browning soon recognised a kindred spirit: “I don’t think it made me interested in the sense that I thought, ‘Oh, maybe I can work through some of my fears and issues’,” she clarifies. “It was probably more a sort of sick, perverse thing. I’m very drawn to doing things that aren’t necessarily good for me. I’m not a big drinker but I have this strange addiction to unhealthy thought processes. I think about dark things.

Browning’s Wednesday Addams tendencies won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed her career. She played the unfortunate orphan in question opposite Jim Carrey in the 2004 film version of A Series of Unfortunate Events, an asylum inmate called Baby Doll in the 2011 film Sucker Punch and, in the same year, a young woman who takes on an unusual form of sex work in disturbing art film Sleeping Beauty.

She may be most familiar, though, from the 2015 film Legend. Tom Hardy garnered the attention for his double performance as both Kray twins but it was Browning’s soulful turn as Reggie Kray’s tragic first wife Frances that made the most lasting impression.

Full article: standard.co.uk


02/25/2017  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on American Gods Premiere Date Set

Starz will debut the new dramatic series American Gods on April 30, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The series is based on Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed fantasy novel and stars Ricky Whittle (The 100) as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane (Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Legend) as Laura Moon, and Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney. The cast also includes Yetide Badaki (Masters of Sex) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy.

Gillian Anderson (The Fall), Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Prison Break), Chris Obi (Snow White and the Huntsman), Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys), Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law), and Mousa Kraish (Fast & Furious) are also featured in the eight episode first season. Gaiman is involved in Starz’ American Gods series as an executive producer along with Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, David Slade, and Adam Kane. Fuller (Hannibal) and Green (Alien: Covenant) are the series’ writers and showrunners, with Slade directing some of the first season episodes.

Prior to its debut on Starz, American Gods will screen at SXSW on March 11th. The special premiere will include a Q&A with cast members and showrunners Fuller and Green.

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02/22/2014  •  Posted By Deea&Gabrielle  •  Comments Off on Emily talks Pompei

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and written by Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, and Michael Robert Johnson, “Pompeii” stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. The Source Magazine caught up with the cast at a press conference and they shared highlights from shooting the film.

Q: Tell us a about the actual shooting process for the movie.

Browning: I think, honestly, to me shooting some of the second half of the film…I mean all of the ash and the wind and the sweat and the fire was pretty horrendous. We did have a cast that got along really well so it was nice that we were able to step away from the drama or sort of like…you know, with sort of grey skin, dropping with sweat, looking disgusting and we were able to kind of have a laugh together and it was really nice. I think it was a good bunch of people to go through hell with.

Anderson: It was a delight, the actors were all very, very happy.

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06/28/2011  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Sleeping Beauty Opens Strong

Sleeping Beauty opens with $70,204 gross total at the box office, a rather good opening for Emily and the rest of the cast.

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05/22/2011  •  Posted By Holly  •  Comments Off on Sleeping Beauty Shocks Cannes

Emily Browning’s shocking thriller Sleeping Beauty has apparently woken up a few audience members at the Cannes film festival where it premiered last week. The erotic drama focuses on the sad and seedy world of Lucy played by Browning, 22, a college student who who is lured into a world of kinky prostitution, where she is drugged so that the men she sleeps with can live out their wildest fantasies while she is unconscious. Sounds sick? Well apparently, the audiences who were introduced to the film at Cannes thought so too.

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