Saturday, 10 March 2012

Old article on Luis Moncada's journey to appearing on 'Breaking Bad'

From prison to 'Breaking Bad's' set

Luis Moncada did time, then got a job as a security guard on a movie shoot. And before he knew it, he was on ‘Breaking Bad.’

Every time Luis Moncada blinks, he curses, thanks to the unprintable expletive tattooed onto his eyelids at age 18.

A gang member at the time, he was convinced he wouldn't make it to 21 and wanted to deliver this angry message to the world when he was gone.

Fourteen years later, Moncada is telling a different kind of story with his eyes. He and his brother Daniel have recurring roles on AMC's "Breaking Bad," where they've spent much of this third season playing silent-assassin types — cartel members from Mexico who've come to kill Walter White ( Bryan Cranston).

For Luis, now 32, it's one of a long string of acting gigs that began in 2002, when a director spotted his tattoos and asked if he wanted to be in a film. For Daniel, 30, it's his first acting role.

"I tell my wife all the time, ‘Wow, look at how far we've come,' " Luis Moncada says, with Daniel sitting nearby. "

The journey included a few key stops, such as Luis' prison sentence for driving a stolen vehicle. "I'm not thankful I went to prison," he says, "but after going to prison, that's when you really, really, really think, ‘Wow, what a waste of time.' I had to change."

Also crucial was a beautiful girl who happened to be a parole officer ("No, not my parole officer," Luis notes with a smile), along with a move away from the Hollywood and Echo Park neighborhoods where Luis and Daniel sometimes associated with the wrong crowd. Leaving his gang on good terms, he moved with his brother to Studio City. Luis married the parole officer and they have a 2-year-old son; Daniel lives in their spare bedroom.

The acting career was an accident. Luis was a security guard on the set of a small film, "El Padrino," when director Damian Chapa spotted the gang tattoo around his neck and asked if he wanted to play Jennifer Tilly's bodyguard. "I was getting off in 10 minutes so I said, ‘You know what, sir? No thank you. I don't know if I can do eight or 12 more hours."

But Manuel Jimenez stood nearby. Jimenez is an ex-con who created Suspect Entertainment, a talent agency that turns reformed gang members into actors; Hollywood often utilizes Suspect when it needs to fill the role of a bad guy.

Jimenez convinced Luis to take the role and then signed him to the agency. A slew of other parts followed — "Gangbanger," "Carjacker," "Thug," his IMDB credits read. "Would you be cool with me if you saw me in an alley?" he asks. "No, you'd probably be scared of me. So I'm the bad guy. For now."

And then came "Breaking Bad." "We knew we were going to have these very scary, very silent Mexican cartel assassins in our third season, so we put the word out and needed to find these guys," says Vince Gilligan, the show's creator. "We needed a couple of guys who were very charismatic, whose expressions and eyes told us a lot."

Source via @LuisMoncada77 thank you :)

Claire Sinclair tweets a photo

Thanks @ClaireSinclair_ for sharing, looking cute. :) 

New photo Craig Owens & D.R.U.G.S.

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) came to Northeastern University on February 29th, and I had a super quick shoot with them! I’ll be putting up more photos soon, but here are a few to start! I hope you all like them!

Source and for more go to beyondthebarricadephotography

via @DRUGS

Photos of Kate del Castillo at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Lunch

First official movie still from K-11, featuring Goran Visnjic & D.B. Sweeney

In this official still, Saxx is being restrained by the ruthless Sheriff’s Deputy, Lt. Johnson (played by D.B. Sweeney). What do you think is happening in this scene?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Luis Moncada shares a photo on set of "Common Law"

Thanks to @LuisMoncada77 for sharing. :)

Kate del Castillo to participate in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race (April 14)

An Oscar winner, an "Apprentice" and one of People en EspaƱol's "50 most beautiful" will be revving up for the 10-lap, 1.97-mile downtown Long Beach street course for charity next month.

Film actor Adrien Brody, "The Apprentice" winner and reality show star Bill Rancic and telenovela actress Kate del Castillo are among those slated to participate in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on April14, one of several races associated with the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 13-15, race organizers announced Wednesday.

For more than 30 years, the annual charity race for children has attracted celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, George Lucas and Keanu Reeves. Toyota annually donates $5,000 to national nonprofit Racing for Kids in honor of each participant and another $5,000 to the winning racer's charity of choice.

Before the race, many of the stars will visit patients at Miller Children's Hospital.

"I have yet to meet a participant who hasn't been appreciative and sincerely affected by the children's hospital visit that we organize ahead of race day," Toyota's national motorsports manager Les Unger said in a statement. "It's one of the reasons that this race remains such an immense draw for celebrities and athletes and for the fans who get to see their favorite stars really having a ball. Honestly, I don't know who has more fun, the drivers or the spectators."

Since 1991, Toyota has given more than $2 million to Racing for Kids. The two specific children's hospitals that benefit from the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race are Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach and Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Scan: K-11 featured in EW Magazine

Source for the scan @joylove24 via FierceBitchStew via @KstewAngel thanks to you all. :)

K-11's costume designer, Sarah Trost, and her work in the movie "The FP"

Sarah Trost, who is the costume designer on K-11, worked on the indie-movie 'The FP' which is being released in the US on March 16.

The movie is a real family affair. It stars brother Jason, who is also a writer & director of the movie. Their brother, Brandon also a writer, director and cinematographer on 'The FP'. Ron Trost, their father, is in charge of special effects.

For more details you can go to their IMDB page.

Here are a few pictures of the designs created by Sarah for 'The FP'. 
Click on each image for a larger view.

Excited to see her work for K-11. :)

To see the full costume gallery for 'The FP' go here at Sarah's site.


Visit the whole site to see all of Sarah's amazing work.

Pre-warning trailer contains explicit language.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Photo: Ralph Cole Jr on the set of NBC's 'Harry's Law'

Source @ralphcolejr thanks for sharing. :)

Director, Jules Stewart, tweets an update on K-11!

The first tweets by our amazing director!

Source @RealJulesStew :)

Video: Kate del Castillo interview with Good Day LA

Cute interview. She's great. :)

LOS ANGELES - Kate Del Castillo is one of Mexico's most acclaimed and popular actresses.

She stars in the Telenovella "La Reina Del Sur", about a naive girl from Mexico who inadvertently becomes one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world.

It was a ratings smash when it was first shown on it's airing on "Mun2".

"La Reina Del Sur" airs Monday through Thursday at 10:00p.m. on Mun2….and Friday nights starting at 7:00p.m. - there will be a fan marathon of the week's episodes.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Kate del Castillo to star in a new telenovela?

Pictured with Ivan Sanchez

The popular Mexican soap opera star Kate del Castillo might be the main star in a new telenovela alongside the Spanish actor Ivan Sanchez, nicknamed “El Gallego”.

In the new telenovela the two will form a sexy and elegant couple.

Kate is interested in participating in a telenovela that is as controversial or more controversial than her acting in “La Reina del Sur.”

The producers said they are anxious to hear her decision because of her acting skills and because she already shares chemistry with “El Gallego”.

In the same way, the audience is anxious to see Kate del Castillo once more on the screen with all her popularity and all her scandals.