Photos/Video: Nashville Photos + Information
What an amazing episode last night’s Nashville was. The entire cast was fabulous and I feel next week’s will be even better. I added screencaps from last night’s episode as well a promo of next week’s episode. I’ve also updated the Nashville Episode Guide. Enjoy!
Clare hits the Studio.
Clare has posted on her Twitter that she was in the studio working on her solo album. How exciting!! I shall share any new news and it comes.
Video/Photos: 2013 Fuse Interview
I added a video and screencaps of Clare being interviewed by Fuse discussing Lennon and Maisy. It’s super cute. Clare joins the interview about 1:45 in.
• 048 x 2013 Fuse Interview
Sam Palladio Fan & Chloe Bennet Web
I just wanted to take a moment and post a link to two new fansites that are Nashville related. I recently took over a Sam Palladio (Gunnar) site and have put it online. Also, my good friend Victoria opened a site for Chloe Bennet (Hailey, Gunnar’s old girlfriend and real-life girlfriend of Sam) who will no longer be on Nashville but starring in the new show Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D.. Be sure to check them out Nashville fans
Happy 24th Birthday Clare!!!
Happy Birthday, Clare!!! May 12th is Clare’s birthday and in honor of her birthday I have completely redesigned the fansite and made the gallery match. Also, in honor of Clare’s birthday I have created a new Icon Archive which houses over 300 icons to start that fans can use for their Tumblr, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Forums, etc. Make sure you wish Clare a happy birthday on Twitter!
Fans have sent in a lot of lovely messages to the site which I promised I would post and forward on to Clare. Those birthday messages can be found here!
Article: Rotten Tomatoes – Clare Bowen Talks Dead Man’s Burden and Nashville
Australian-born actress/singer Clare Bowen is best known for her sudden rise to stardom as Scarlett O’Connor on television’s Nashville with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Now, in Dead Man’s Burden, Ms. Bowen plays a different sort of young woman: one with a long-range hunting rifle. Bowen’s lead character, Martha Kirkland, is a badass in a smokin’ new western. Rotten Tomatoes got the opportunity to chat with Clare, and we wanted to hear more about Martha (Dead Man’s Burden) and Scarlett (Nashville), and what it’s like to film in the desert. Here’s what Clare had to say:
RT: You’re making quite a name for yourself now, and it’s exciting you have an indie movie coming out, called Dead Man’s Burden. I saw it, and it’s amazing to me how different your role is from one to the other, because in Nashville, it’s such a sweet, sweet role, but in Dead Man’s Burden, you’re a badass. What was it like preparing for that kind of role? How was it different?
Clare Bowen: Nashville’s like the biggest thing I’ve ever done. It’s all about empathy, I think, having empathy for your character and what they’re going through. I don’t know how you’re supposed to understand, when you haven’t lost your entire family, to try and put yourself in the shoes of somebody who has, somebody who’s trying to survive. So I just equate it to a wild creature trying to survive, and everything that she was doing was for survival, whether it was right or wrong or horrible or sweet.
Going out into the desert with everyone, that was really special, because the environment is a kind of character, and so it absolutely is. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place, but it can turn harsh very, very quickly and it can just kill you in an instant. I think that was something that really helped. I don’t really know much about my own process; it just kind of happens. I just go do it. Which probably sounds really unintelligent, but I’m actually a very simple creature. [laughs]
Some people work in a way of writing everything down and I do that a lot now, you know, working through a really set method that somebody else has created, but I think I’ve taken lines from a lot of places. It appears to be… it’s just the way I work, and I’ve tried different stuff for a long time. But for me, it’s just whatever comes out of me.
RT: Yeah, a lot of the greats say things like, “I don’t know. I go on set and I say the lines,” and it comes out amazing.
CB: It’s just about listening to the other person, which means talking to them, communicating. If you don’t have anybody there, be with yourself and be with that character and try to own it. How would you feel if everybody around you was dying? You need to try and get there, and different people have different ways of doing it.
Article: Backstage – 6 Tips For Breaking Into the U.S. Acting Market From ‘Nashville’s’ Clare Bowen
“Everything is just bigger in the U.S.,” Australian beauty Clare Bowen says, reflecting on the time she’s spent working here. “Australia has a great film and television industry, but it’s very gritty. But in America, the possibilities are just wild.”
And Bowen is taking full advantage of those possibilities. Whether it’s starring as the angelic singer/songwriter Scarlett in ABC’s “Nashville,” or the tough Civil War-survivor Martha in “Dead Man’s Burden,” which opened on Friday, Bowen’s showed she has range well beyond her years. She’s even found time in-between projects to start work on her own solo album.
Here, Bowen shares her tips for making the transition into the American entertainment industry, how to balance research and character, and the importance of staying true to your own process.
Find a home base when auditioning.
“Finding your way around a new city for the first time is always a hard,” says Bowen, who herself tackled L.A. a little over a year and a half ago. “But finding your way around a new city at the same time while you’re trying to do pilot season? That’s crazy.” The challenge for Bowen was less about trying to navigate L.A.’s complicated traffic system, and more about having a home base. “When you’re trying to work on multiple characters when you’re going for castings, you need a place where you’re grounded,” she says. “You need a place where you can think and get situated.”
Remember, casting directors want to find you.
“People get really nervous in auditions…like they have some sort of inferiority complex,” Bowen says, thinking back to her first auditions in the States. “And it’s like, ‘No no no, they really want to find you!’ When you walk into that room, they want you to be the one.” Bowen says remembering that always helps calm her nerves. “That’s what they’re looking for!”
Do some research, but don’t let it define your characters.
For her role in “Dead Man’s Burden,” Bowen spent a fair amount of time researching the film’s setting: 1870 post-Civil War fragmented America. “We don’t learn about it in Australian schools,” she explained, “So I did a certain amount of research to get a basis for what was going on in my character’s life.” Ultimately, though, Bowen didn’t allow her character, Martha, to be defined by the history books. “She is suffering incredible trauma,” she says. “And it’s not about some political venture. It’s not about being a confederate; it’s not about slavery; it’s not about politics of The South. It’s about her family, and the limits to which they push her. She’s just trying to survive.”
Nashville Episode 19 + Promo
I added screencaps from last night’s episode of Nashville. What a fantastic episode! I can not wait for next week’s episode. Check out a preview below:
Dead Man’s Burden Movie Review Roundup!
I don’t know about you guys but I can not wait to see this movie! I’ve already pre-ordered my copy at Amazon.com. The movie will be released on DVD on June 11. There has been various screenings throughout the US and I thought I would post some reviews for you guys if you want to check them out.
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ NY Times
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Indy Wire
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Villiage Voice
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ AV Club
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Rotten Tomatoes
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Film Journal
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Slant Magazine
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Los Angeles Film Festival
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Fandango
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ MetaCritic
• Dead Man’s Burden Film Review @ Culture Mass
Nashville Photos & New Promo
Above you can watch the trailer for next week’s all new Nashville. Last night’s episode was sooooooooooooo good if I say so myself! Please be sure to sign the Twitter Petition to Save Nashville and have it renewed for a second season! Also, Clare’s birthday is this week be sure to send her a birthday message in our birthday project by MAY 9TH. I added screencaps from last night’s episode as well as new (old) stills and bigger replacement stills from Nashville.