Saturday, 25 February 2012

Craig Owens mentions K-11 with Rock Sound Magazine (Scans)

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We've heard you're set to star in a film this year...

"Yeah. Actually, the film is done. I shot it last summer. It's called K-11. I play a character named Ian Sheffield, who is a musician. There are some huge Mexican stars in it like Kate del Castillo. It's also got Goran Visnijc from E.R. and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and Jason Mewes from Jay and Silent Bob too."

Goran Visnjic at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards

'Beginners' was nominated for the following categories at the Spirit Awards:
  • Best Supporting Male for Christopher Plummer, who won this category. Congratulations!
  • Best Screenplay for Mike Mills
  • Best Director for Mike Mills
  • Best Feature

Friday, 24 February 2012

Photo of Jason Stuart & Shailene Woodley on set 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'

"me on the set of THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER with Shailene Woodley from THE DESCENDANTS playing a sweet hotel clerk who lets her get a hotel room with her BF" 

Source  @Jason_Stuart thank you for sharing. :)

Monday, 20 February 2012

The Sybil Brand Institute, K-11's filming location

K-11 was filmed on location at the Sybil Brand Institute in LA last year in July-August.

The Sybil Brand Institute, at the County Sheriff's complex in City Terrace, east of downtown, was the primary Los Angeles County correctional facility for women before it closed in 1997. Though still managed by the sheriff's department, it is now used exclusively for filming. Built in 1963, Sybil Brand was a minimum to maximum security facility, with a design capacity of 900, and a peak occupancy of 2,800. It once housed Susan Atkins (whose confessions to a cellmate at the prison led to the arrest of Charles Manson and family), and Susan McDougall of Whitewater scandal fame. 

When Sybil Brand closed, inmates were transferred to the new Twin Towers complex. The County may renovate the building and open it again as a prison, but in the mean time it offers modern looking prison rooms including cafeterias, hallways, recreation areas, visiting areas, infirmaries, and cells from solitary confinement to dormitories. As it was a women's prison, the interior walls have a pink color, which is usually painted over for filming. Productions film here at a rate of two or three per month. The film Blow, A Johnny Depp picture about cocaine dealers, spent five weeks shooting all over the prison. Other productions include Arrest and Trial, Gangland, X-Files,  and America's Most Wanted.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

New photo of the K-11 cast at Kate del Castillo's home

Thanks to @LuisMoncada77 for sharing. :)

Kate del Castillo mentions that her role in K-11 "was very challenging"

You're also a novelist and a screenwriter - so how much does that change how you look at a script as an actor?

It definitely gives you a lot more, expands your mind in the way that you see things and read things, even books. I've read so many scripts that everything I read, I want it to be good. I can tell what I like.

Do you see yourself doing more writing, or primarily staying with acting? Do you have specific aspirations for your career going forward?

I will always be an actress. I couldn't see myself without acting. But I'd love to direct and keep writing. I don't think one has to be in place of the other.

I just finished a movie where I'm playing a transgendered [person] and that was very challenging, and that's what I want. To be in projects that are interesting to me and [where] I will learn from the character.

To read Kate's full interview go to Starpulse

Kate del Castillo talks about "La Reina del Sur" & mentions K-11

Kate del Castillo believes that her performance in the series “La Reina del Sur” was a great gift in a statement according to El Caribe.

“Teresa is a character that I really enjoyed, as I have never enjoyed anything else,” the 39 year-old actresses said on Tuesday to The Associated Press.

“For me (she) is an icon ...the audience took a Teresa Mendoza in ...  (she) is the icon of the strong woman whom raises their voice, one who does not let herself be beat by anyone.”

Del Castillo is delighted because the soap will air on the Mun2 channel starting February 19.

“I am delighted to pass it again with English subtitles,” said the Mexican actress, adding that she prefers subtitles to dubbing, so that the essence of the characters isn’t lost.

More than a telenovela, Kate Del Castillo defined “La Reina del Sur”, as a set with a bold format.

“It’s too short to be soap opera ...  with a higher risk… I love that they have gone ahead with everything and have not been afraid,” said the actress.

During its original broadcast on Telemundo, the hit series broke record ratings for the station.

“La Reina del Sur”, based on the book by Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte, chronicling the adventures of a woman that by circumstantial issues becomes a powerful drug lord.

For Kate Del Castillo, public acceptance related to the characteristics of the antagonistic heroine.

“We’re not idealizing the typical protagonist who is perfect and angelic ... Teresa is a woman who makes mistakes ... not a moralist, she is open to everything.” said Del Castillo, adding that modern women no longer identify with passive characters.

“La Reina del Sur” is but a chapter in the life of the artist. “It will always be in my heart and was a watershed (decisive moment) in both my artistic life and my personal life.”

New projects have come for Castillo at the end of the hit series.

“I just got back from Mexico to make a movie called “Colosio” ... its really good…  and perhaps will cause more controversy in my life?” She smiled and added that there is another film that will give plenty to talk about “K-11” in which she plays a transsexual.