Violet is such a different role for you — lots of gunfire and action.
Well, I was excited to take on such a different character. I’ve never played a character like Violet; it was an incredible and fun creative challenge for me.
We love when women get the powerhouse roles. How about you?
I do love seeing women in action films. Yeah, I thought that was an interesting aspect of the film. Violet is also not the most feminine character. She’s really tough; she’s been through a lot, and I wanted that to show in her mannerisms and the way she carries herself.
AB: I auditioned for Geoffrey and [producer] Bonnie Timmerman. It was the dialogue of the characters that seemed very distinct – just the dialogue alone explained who the character was to me and as I started, you know, playing around with it in different ways in front of Geoffrey, I kind of landed on a version of it that he really liked.
Then we got into rehearsals with Saoirse and … you know, once the two girls start sort of spitting that dialogue back and forth, it’s such a distinct world … it almost starts to define the world of the film by itself, just because it’s so specific – it has this unique sort of cadence to it.
But the overall reason I wanted to do this film is for me, as an actor, it’s always an incredible challenge to play someone who’s so extreme and different from other characters I’ve played.
BE: Was there any project or a particular role you’ve done before that you feel was a good warm-up or preparation for “Violet & Daisy”?
AB: I’ve worked on some films where I’ve been able to stretch and go in different directions and play characters that deal with darker subject matter. I think every time you get to stretch a little bit more … “Sin City” was obviously darker stuff, and I’ve done some independent films that never came out [laughs] in which I got to play more disturbed characters, though Violet is certainly the most disturbed of all.
BIG thanks to Qua for these goodies! New stills in the Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery from the Us and Them pilot.
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Television > Us and Them > 101 Episode Stills
5. Alexis Bledel, “Us & Them”: If only for Bledel’s reference to New York Club denizens as “Angry Giraffe Women” – and, if I’m being honest, for the chance to see Jason Ritter be adorable and confused – I’m willing to give this romantic comedy a shot. We watched Rory Gilmore grow up. This is our shot to watch her navigate New York, dating and a seriously overprotective family.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/22/2910579/five-women-were-excited-to-see.html#storylink=cpy
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Events > 2013 > 05-13: FOX 2103 Programming Presentation Post-Party
I’ve added to the gallery with the first two promotional photos from Us and Them.
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Television > Us and Them > Promotional Photos
Piggybacking on Wednesday’s drama pickups, Fox has ordered five new comedy series for the 2013-14 season, including the Jason Ritter/Alexis Bledel romantic satire Us & Them (fka Friends & Family) and the Andy Samberg-fronted sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Us & Them (Comedy)
EPs | David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), Gavin & Stacey creators James Corden and Ruth Jones, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and Henry Normal
CAST | Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Kurt Fuller (Psych), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!), Dustin Ybarra
A single-camera adaptation of the UK series Gavin & Stacey, about two very different lovers who try to make a long-distance relationship work.
I’ve finally had a chance to add in all the screencaps from “Remember Sunday.”
Alexis Bledel Fan Gallery > Movies > Remember Sundah Screencaps