FTV Montecarlo: A private affair

A Private Affair is an eight-episode Spanish series released on Amazon Prime on September 23rd.So…binge-watch or not?We watched the first two episodes last summer at the 61st Montecarlo Television Festival and we have been left with an urge to binge-watch the six episodes left like…asap.Unfortunately we had to wait nearly four months to meet our…

“Risposte o sangue?” “Sangue”: Terminal List. Taylor Kitsch, Antoine Fuqua e David DiGilio al 61st Montecarlo Television Festival.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tratto dal romanzo di Jack Carr, Terminal List, è la nuova serie action-thriller in arrivo su Amazon Prime in 240 paesi diversi il 1º luglio. La squadra del comandante James Reece viene uccisa in una tragica imboscata durante il suo ultimo dispiegamento. Quando James (Chris Pratt) torna a casa, scopre che le persone più…

61st Montecarlo Television Festival: Terminal List. In conversation with Taylor Kitsch, Antoine Fuqua, and David DiGilio.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Based on the novel by Jack Carr, Terminal List, is the new action-thriller series coming on Amazon Prime in 240 different countries on July 1st. Lieutenant Commander James Reece‘s team is killed in a tragic ambush during his last combat deployment. When James (Chris Pratt) returns home, discovers that those closest to him have…

“Our surnames are who we are. No one can take this away from us” Nicholas Gonzalez and Christina Chang at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Q: What do you love about this show? C: How there are so many new stories put inside the episode every time. People want to see what happens outside of the hospital. And we love our story. We are so flattered that the writers and David chose to give us this story. N: And it’s…

Dates and poster revealed for the 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place from Friday, June 14th to Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at the Grimaldi Forum. Organized under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival is a major event in the international television professionals’ calendar. Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco,…

From Undrafted to Law&Order: Philip Winchester at the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

We met Philip Winchester from Law & Order: SVU and we talked about tv series, baseball, music, and Undrafted: the movie based on Joe Mazzello‘s brother starring also Jay Hayden (who was in the room next to ours), Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford, Broadway star Aaron Tveit and his Graceland partner in crime Manny Montana. C:…

“Being in Glee was like being part of Hamilton or One Direction” : Darren Criss at 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Michele in the year that consecrates him as an international star not only for his vocal skills but also for his acting excellence. He talked to us about his experience as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace based on the book, by Maureen Orth, Vulgar Favors. But not only…

D: Fashion is something I’m very passionate about (he is wearing a wonderful white suit with black flowers on it) but as an actor, I’m just in that world for a small part. So I’m very glad they chose me for this role. Especially because I had the opportunity to meet an extraordinary woman like Donatella Versace. And I love Italy and Italians. I lived in Arezzo where The Life is Beautiful is set…Buongiorno Principessa!!! Yes, I remember a little bit of Italian…I love languages. And I went to the Giffoni Festival a few weeks ago. I love Italy! Can’t wait to come back again. For Glee and Versace, as a white straight man (he is engaged to Mia Swier) I’m very proud that an important community like LGBT embraced me making me feel like one of them.

C: How did you approach your character?

D: People think you work differently if you play something dark…like if you have to go dark to make it. Truth is that you work in exactly the same way. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing a comedy, a sit-com, a thriller, or Shakespeare. Here we talked about something real. The thing with Andrew is that the audience is not connected with his world. It’s a huge obstacle because now we are not paying attention to the performance but to the impersonation: his conflicts and his fears. We were constantly moving between the ’70s and the ’90s so it was impossible to make my look changing so often but it’s not what matters in this series and this story.
I built my character from the book as it is a very good piece of investigative journalism and people come to me like all the time from all around the world talking about Andrew. And it’s amazing the things you hear; ’cause his personality, etc…, get finally sense.”

C: How was working with Ryan Murphy?

D: Before this project, we didn’t really work together… together; like making your hands dirty together. He was my boss and stop. It’s like being a friend of a football star. You know him, his family but you’ve never seen him play football. Even if you know it’s what he is famous for. Then suddenly you see him make his magic…that’s what happened with Ryan. He is such a terrific guy.

C: How can you explain the empathy that the audience can grow with your character even if he is a real person who murdered people?

D: I think this has more to do with human compassion than with our work. As a human I believe we are hopelessly optimistic; so I think it’s our research of his redemption this empathy we feel. Our story gives the audience some prospects they never had the occasion to look at before. Obviously what he did is terrible, unforgivable. But there is also another tragedy in this story: Andrew potential. If you look at the stereotypical US serial killers you see they are all people with this amazing and huge potential. Before becoming a serial killer, Andrew was living this great life in San Diego. He was smart and charming,… so we have to wonder why the fall, and we become like frustrated faithful friends. But this doesn’t mean we forget him.

C: Which is your favorite memory from Glee?

D: When I joined the cast, Glee was a huge phenomenon already, so it was, for me, like joining Hamilton or One Direction. I don’t have a special memory because I love everything about that show.