‘Moonlight‘ star Alex O’Loughlin has been named Sexiest Sci-Fi Guy by TV Guide. In their Sexiest Stars issue (May 1) Sophia Myles was quoted:
“I’m immune to Alex’s hotness. I see more of him than of any boyfriend I’ve ever had. I’m very privileged because of that, but since I see him so much, I’ve overdosed on his hotness. It’s just the norm. But other people become weak in the knees around him. They start blushing. They drool. He has that Johnny Depp thing, a special sparkle that’s just magic. How do you define it? The young girls love him, the older ladies love him, and the gay guys love him. He’s really good at expressive movement and loves musical theater. He’s also up there with the greatest comedians I’ve ever known. I go home with stomach pains from laughing so hard. It’s constant. He’s kind of crude. English and Australians have a great connection when it comes to humor, and we can be outrageous. You couldn’t put some of it in print. Americans don’t know what to do with us, but I like that.”
thanks to Mick-Beth Source for the original scan to get the quote
TVGuide have just published an article about ‘Moonlight’s leading star Alex O’Loughlin. The article as a whole is very informative – head over & read it – and quotes Sophia Myles on her costar:
“He’s a bundle of energy. And he’s funny — he makes me laugh all night long. With our schedule, 16 hours a day, six days a week, I couldn’t have hoped for anyone more wonderful to work with.
What’s great about Alex is he can turn on the sex for the job, but he never abuses his good looks. He knows his place in the universe.”
Some of you were wondering whether it was possible to send Sophia Myles fanmail to an address in the US now that she lives in LA. You can and here’s the address:
c/o Dar Rollins
10250 Constellation Boulevard
Then I updated the calendar, which was long overdue, it should now be totally up to date.
Also with shooting for ‘Moonlight’ currently taking place and less than 2 months to go till it airs on CBS I thought it was high time I opened a page for the show. Find it here. If you know of a fansite for lead actor Alex O’Loughlin that I could add to the site it’d be great if you could send it in 😉
Finally, Variety and Floridian released an article on the many British actors and actresses who have come to the US to work in television series. Here the Sophia quotes:
“British thesp Sophia Myles, who has a prominent role in the upcoming Eye drama “Moonlight,” said the British government had so cut funding for filmmaking in the U.K. that many actors needed to look abroad for work.”
“In England, at the moment, our government isn’t putting money into film,” said Myles. “As an actor, you have to travel where the work is.”
General theatrical release for ‘Hallam Foe’ is approaching: in the UK (August 31) as well as in Germany (August 30) and Switzerland (September 20). Germany have settled on a ‘German’ name: ‘Hallam Foe – this is my story’ is the new offical film title (before it was ‘Hallam Foe – anständig durchgeknallt’). This is a little bit of trivia for you.
I’ve added the UK & German posters and one new still to the gallery as well as the Production Notes to the press archive. Here just some little quotes:
And then as Kate, the damaged young woman who into Hallam’s life, Sophia Myles brought a different dimension. She’s perfect, both hard and soft, professional and vulnerable and in her and Jamie’s hands the magic of the second part of the film just flows.”, says [producer Gillian] Berrie.
When Sophia first read the script she was so impressed she wrote to Mackenzie: “When I read it I was ‘yes please I want to do this’ and I wrote a letter to David, which I’ve never ever done before – I’ve never begged anyone for a job, but I was so passionate about it I really wanted to be part of it.”
By the way, I’ve just finished watching the 3 videos from the Q&A session after the blogger screening. I recommend you make sure to watch Part 1 since that’s the one where Sophia talks the most. She talks about writing to director David Mackenzie after having read the script (see Production Notes) and about when someone on Myspace pretended to be her.
Amo informed me that SeeFilmFirst and “Glamour” magazine are giving away free tickets to see Tristan and Isolde on the 19th April in various ODEON cinemas across the UK. Go here and enter the code: 13877. Thanks for the heads up!
He also sent me a link to MSN where – in a feature about the big names of tomorrow who are making a splash right now – they feature Sophia Myles in the category ‘The Actress’.
“Starring in the Thunderbirds movie as Miss Penelope may have brought our attention to the talents of British actress Sophia Myles, but it will be the romantic Tristan & Isolde (with Rufus Sewell) and that naked scene in the upcoming Art School Confidential (with John Malkovich and Angelica Houston) that will bring her leading lady status. The 25-year-old blonde bombshell, born and raised in Notting Hill, was discovered by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes in a school play and was immediately cast in the BBC’s version of The Prince and the Pauper, aged just 16. Despite being on the brink of Hollywood superstardom, Myles is as down-to-earth as they come – she won’t consider moving to LA full-time and respects actresses like Reese Witherspoon who manage to keep their private life private. With fame around the corner and a relationship with Dr. Who star David Tennant going strong; this is one actress who appears to have it all ahead of her.”