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Amy Guest Starring on ‘Agents of SHIELD’!

I am so excited about this announcement! Amy is to guest star on at least 1 episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Audrey, a cellist & the love of Coulson’s life (played by Clark Gregg — they previously co-starred on Much Ado About Nothing together!)

Full article is posted below. Happy reading!

Whedonverse alum Amy Acker has landed a pivotal role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Acker will appear in at least one episode of the ABC series as Audrey, the famous cellist first mentioned in Marvel’s The Avengers as being the love of Phil Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) life. A talented musician turning heads in Portland, Audrey believes Coulson to be dead and has no idea that he’s guarding her from a distance as a super-powered threat from her past re-emerges.

The cellist, who had remained nameless until now, was mentioned earlier this season when Raina (Ruth Negga) goaded Coulson by saying his former long-distance lover had cried for days after his death.

Acker’s casting marks a reunion between the actress and Gregg, who shared the screen in S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing adaptation. Currently starring on Person of Interest, Acker is also well known for her roles on Whedon’s Angel and Dollhouse, where she worked with S.H.I.E.L.D. bosses Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Her credits also include Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife and Alias.

Acker will appear in an episode slated to air Tuesday, April 22.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, April 1 at 8/7c on ABC.

Source: TV Guide

‘The Lord of Catan’ Kickstarter & Teaser Trailer!

Thanks to Whedonesque for the heads up! Amy & Fran Kranz (Dollhouse; The Cabin in the Woods & Much Ado About Nothing co-star) have shot a (funny) film short together titled, ‘The Lord of Catan’, written & directed by Stuart C. Paul — there’s a wealth of information about the film short on the Kickstarter page, as well as an extended trailer with the director making an appearance & a wealth of goodies for pledging your support!

View the extended trailer under the cut or on the Kickstarter page. Luckily, the teaser trailer was just uploaded to YouTube by the director, so I’ve added HD captures to the gallery; link & previews are below, enjoy!

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Teaser Trailer Captures (HD)

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New Movie: ‘Ward’s Wife’

Deadline has some details on the Summer movie that Amy is filming this month; it’s not yet clear which character she’s playing, but the movie does reunite her with The Unit co-star, Scott Foley — they had previously filmed the original pilot together, before Amy’s role was recast — as well as Alias co-star, Greg Grunberg! It looks like Amy’s husband, James Carpinello, is starring in the film too, as well as being a producer.

Scott Foley and brother-in-law Patrick Wilson are teaming up to produce Ward’s Wife starring former Scrubs star Donald Faison. The Scandal and The Goodwin Games actor’s feature directorial debut will also be produced by Mob Doctor actor James Carpinello, and Marcus Chait for their and Wilson’s Lost Rhino banner. Joe Hardesty is also a producer on Ward’s Wife.

As the title suggests, the dark comedy focuses on Ward (Faison) a man who has just had enough of being emotionally and verbally beaten down by his spouse and decides to kill her to free himself. Written by the Felicity alum, Ward’s Wife also stars Foley’s real life sister-in-law and Wilson’s spouse Dagmara Dominczyk as Ward’s wife. Nicollette Sheridan will also be appearing in Ward’s Wife…

Foley, Insidious’ Wilson, Carpinello as well as Marika Dominczyk, Amy Acker and Greg Grunberg are also in the film. Ward’s Wife is scheduled to begin production in LA later this month.

Amy Acker Exclusive Interview & New Movie!

Another lovely interview from Amy, this time with Female First, where Amy also mentions that she’s filming a new movie this Summer & hopefully she’ll return to season 3 of Person of Interest! As soon as more information becomes available, I’ll be sure to update the site.

Amy Acker reunites with director Joss Whedon this week as she takes on the role of Beatrice in his adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing.

We caught up with the actress to chat about the film, tackling this iconic character and reunited with Whedon.

– Much Ado About Nothing is set to hit the big screen this week so can you tell me a little bit about the film?

The story is a well known Shakespeare play that has become the template for all romantic comedies that have followed. It is just a great story that Joss has brought his own modern, romantic and sexy take to.

We had no expectations of what this could be and the fact that it is being seen by anyone has exceeded our expectations.

– You take on the role of Beatrice in the film so what was it about this character and the script that really drew you to the project?

This is a character that I have loved since I read the play in high school; I would be lying if didn’t say I have sat alone in my bedroom saying the words out loud.

I think it is just one of the best written parts as she is an amazingly strong woman who is so much before her time. I think of Beatrice as a role model for me as a person as well: I wish that I could be like her in real life (laughs).

My first job out of college I played Hero and as a young actress looking up to the actress playing Beatrice it made me know that this was what I really wanted to do.

– You have slightly touched on my next question really as taking on a Shakespeare play of any kind can be a daunting thing so what kind of Shakespeare experience have you had in the past?

I was really lucky because I had an English teacher in high school that was passionate and excited about Shakespeare and shared it with us in a way that made me fall in love with it from the beginning.

In college I went to theatre school that had a summer programme in New Mexico that was a Shakespeare intensive. So we camped out and did a Shakespeare camp; that was a really fun way to get to know his work.

After college I was working at the American Player’s Theatre I got to this play and other classics. I loved all of that and it really was a very exciting way to start my acting career.

– Some people may not be familiar with this play and this story so how are we going to see the character of Beatrice develop throughout the film?

The really cool thing about this movie is that Joss adds an unwritten and silent scene at the beginning of the film that really informs her and Benedick’s history.

It really makes it clear some of the lines that come along later that are always been open to interpretation of what their past exactly was. We decided what we interpreted that to be and then shot it; there is not question as to what has happened with them.

I think you see the place that she is coming from and you see the amazing journey of a woman who is fighting love but eventually succumbs to it.

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Another ‘CSI’ Guest Ep!

Good news! Amy has another guest appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation — she last appeared on the show back in 2011 during season 11. The press release is posted under the cut.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about this until today and the episode is airing on CBS tonight, April 10, at 10pm ET/PT but be sure to check your local listings!

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‘The Energy Specialist’ Update

Long time fans of Amy may remember that Amy filmed a movie called The Energy Specialist with Joshua Dov & Timm Sharp way back in 2001, but there wasn’t any information available about this movie, until now!

It looks like the director may have found a distributor since there’s a detailed information page on IMDB & it states that the movie is in post-production. The synopsis is posted below; extra information can be found on the filmography page. We also learn that Amy’s character was called Claire. Hopefully we’ll get to see some production stills & such like soon!

The Energy Specialist is about what you do after college, when you have spent most your college days partying. After graduating from U. Mass Amherst, Dev Teller (Josh Dov) decides he’s going to “live a little” before embarking down any career path. So he sticks around his college town of Northampton, where he gets a job blowing insulation for a ragtag company called The Energy Specialists. Dev becomes good friends with his co-worker Curran (Timm Sharp), who moves in with Dev, when his girlfriend Sheila (Layna Fisher) kicks him out.

Dev and Curran light up the small town, getting drunk, smoking weed, tooting coke, going to strip bars, getting in fights, and just hanging out playing guitar on the front porch of their dumpy house. It gets to be a little bit too much for some of Dev’s more serious friends, like Stacey (Juliette Morgan), who threatens Dev with an intervention. Dev gets in trouble with Vic (Matt Skollar), his best friend from Amherst College, after sleeping with Vic’s girlfriend Claire (Amy Acker), who Dev has been flirting with all along.

One year after college, pretty much nobody wants to have much to do with Dev, including the bartenders. It’s Curran’s mother (Elizabeth Ann Townsend), who inspires Dev to interview at People Magazine in NY, which he does. And to Dev’s surprise he gets an entry level position as a fact checker. Dev leaves his college town behind and moves to New York to start his new life, leaving Curran on the front porch.

‘Warehouse 13’ Guest Spot!

Looks like we have another guest appearance from Amy to look forward to!

An article by TV Equals announcing the July premiere dates of Warehouse 13 and Alphas revealed the news — article extract is posted below. There’s no other information, as of yet, but stay tuned!

The SyFy Network has made the big announcement that both of their hit shows Warehouse 13 and Alphas are slated to make a comeback at the end of this July.

When ‘Warehouse 13’ returns the series will be in its fourth season with 10 new episodes set to kick off on July 23rd. In the New Year fans will get to see how the team comes together to deal with the destruction of the warehouse all while dealing with the death of Steve Jinks, Mrs. Frederic and H.G. Wells.

This season will also feature a line-up of guest stars that include actors Sam Huntington (Smallville), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: Next Generation), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse).

Source: TV Equals

‘Person of Interest’ Guest Spot!

Exciting news! Amy has signed on for another guest spot, this time on CBS’s freshman show, Person of Interest. A few additional details are below, courtesy of TV Guide.

Former Angel and Alias star Amy Acker will guest-star on Person of Interest’s Season 1 finale, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Acker will play an attractive psychologist who caters to the rich and powerful. When the machine spits out her number, Reese (Jim Caviezel) must keep her safe from several clients who could potentially kill to keep their secrets safe.

Besides her work on Angel and Alias, Acker has also recurred on such series as Dollhouse and Happy Town. Most recently, Acker guest-starred on Grimm and Once Upon a Time. She’s currently appearing on the big screen in The Cabin in the Woods.

Person of Interest airs Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. The season finale is slated to air May 17.

2012 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con

Upcoming convention alert! Amy is scheduled to appear in Toronto for the 3rd Annual Wizard World Toronto Comic Con on the weekend; on both days (April 14-15, 2012.) The article posted below offers a little more information.

A state-of-the-art downtown venue, new dates and fresh celebrity guests mark the third Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, which today announced its standout lineup scheduled to attend the event, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Popular screen stars Paul Wesley, Jeri Ryan, Scott Bakula and Amy Acker will be joined by WWE® Superstar Edge® and dozens of standout celebs and talented comic book artists and writers at the convention, which promises to be even bigger and better in 2012.

Bakula (“Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Quantum Leap”) and Acker (“Angel,” THE CABIN IN THE WOODS) will appear both days, while Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries,” “24”), Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Boston Public”) and Edge® are scheduled to attend on Saturday only.

“Toronto and the entire region have embraced Wizard World Toronto Comic Con over the past two years, and we’re excited to bring a first-class event to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors. “From well-known, relevant stars like Paul Wesley and Jeri Ryan and classic and cult actors and actresses to an outstanding collection of big-time artists and a unique array of exhibitors and vendors, there’s something for everyone.”

The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Source: PR Urgent

‘Once Upon a Time’ Guest Appearance!

I do think we’re being spoiled here- Amy has been cast in another freshman show, ABC’s Once Upon a Time– personally, I can’t wait! Details are below, courtesy of TVLine.

Once Upon a Time has dipped into the Whedonverse yet again to fill a guest-starring role.

Amy Acker, who had roles on both Joss Whedon’s Angel and Dollhouse, will visit ABC’s fantastical freshman drama as a romantic interest for both Grumpy (of the Seven Dwarves) and his surly Storybrooke counterpart, Leroy, in a late winter episode that delves into the grouch’s backstory.

Lee Arenberg (Grumpy/Leroy) cheered the casting via Twitter, saying that on Friday he was “living the dream” working opposite both Acker and Ginnifer Goodwin (aka Snow White/Mary Margaret) — though it was not clear in which of the show’s two worlds their scenes were taking place.

Well, TVLine can exclusively report that Acker will play characters in both Storybrooke and the fairy tale world that was.

Acker’s TV resume also includes ABC’s Happy Town and No Ordinary Family, and last month’s Lifetime movie Dear Santa. Ironically, she will also guest-star this winter on NBC’s Grimm, which like Once (though in a decidedly different way) revolves around fairy tale characters.

Once Upon a Time, having aired its seventh episode/fall finale this month, resumes its freshman run Jan. 8.