July 26, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.
This post has been updated. See note below for details. “The Originals” is set to premiere this fall on the CW, and the show’s stars are already working to establish their characters in their new setting, gearing up for a rivalry between their fledgling pilot and its parent series “The Vampire Diaries.” In the same vein as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” “Hercules” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” and “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” the new series picks up members of “The Vampire Diaries” cast and transplants them in a new setting while maintaining their previous story lines. The shows also amp up fan excitement, building to cross-over episodes featuring characters from both. The latest vampire saga on the network’s supernatural roster sees the deadly original vampires, a brood of siblings who were turned into vampires to survive werewolves terrorizing their […]
July 06, 2011 | 4:14 p.m.
THE LAST SPELL: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” closes out a decade of Hogwarts in Hollywood. Hero Complex is counting down to the release of the final film in the magical franchise with exclusive interviews and photos. Today: Hero Complex contributor Nardine Saad chats about filming the concluding installment and how the franchise‘s lead trio matured on and off the set with Helen McCrory, the actress who plays Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of Tom Felton‘s Draco Malfoy. McCrory will appear next in the Martin Scorsese mystery “Hugo” with Chloe Moretz, Jude Law and Sacha Baron Cohen. NS: What’s it like to see the films come to a close? HM: I just enjoyed being part of it. It’s an incredible phenomenon of British film and fantastic to be a part of it, so it’ll be great fun to […]
July 01, 2011 | 7:00 a.m.
THE LAST SPELL: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” closes out a decade of Hogwarts in Hollywood. Hero Complex is counting down to the release of the final film in the magical franchise with exclusive interviews and photos. Today: We travel through Hogwarts history and take a look at Emma Watson‘s Hermione Granger through the years. Hermione Granger might have been a know-it-all with an untamed mane of frizzy hair before she received an owl inviting her to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but the shrewd witch always had the makings of a leading lady. No one would want to be on the receiving end of one of her hexes. Whether it’s properly pronouncing “Wingardium Leviosa,” guiding first years through the Hogwarts halls as a prefect or spellbinding an impressive survival kit into her beaded […]
June 27, 2011 | 12:43 p.m.
Over on our sister blog for all things television, Show Tracker, Nardine Saad has a story on the rise of witches on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” which returned for its fourth season Sunday. The witches are sure to change the game for the vampires of Bon Temps, but they are hardly newcomers to the small screen. Saad includes a photo gallery celebrating some of the tube’s most memorable witchy warriors and looks forward to those who will join their TV coven. Check it out here. – Noelene Clark RECENT AND RELATED ‘True Blood’ creator Alan Ball: ‘Vampires are just a huge metaphor for sex’ Stephen Moyer on Sookie/Eric romance Alexander Skarsgard: Eric has to be dangerous Why we suck the evil out of vamps Joss who? Meet the writer of the new ‘Buffy’ film Ron Howard’s quest for ‘The Dark […]