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Walker's Mitch Pileggi On One Last Run, Jared Padalecki, And Memories Of Supernatural – Exclusive Interview

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You’ve had some really major plot points recently, with Bonham’s arrest. How did you first react to finding out that Bonham was arrested for the murder of Marv? And did you initially think he could possibly be guilty?

Yeah, in this business, anything’s possible, you know that. I didn’t think there was any way in the world that Bonham, that it’s in his nature to do something like that. You’ll find out what he really did do as time passes on or as the next episodes air. I didn’t think that it was in his nature to do something like that, but it was an interesting plot point and an interesting way to take it. He did some stupid things. Bonham did some dumbass things to put himself in this position, so maybe he deserves it for a little bit.

I love those scenes between you and Jared Padalecki in “Common Ground,” where you’re training Jared for the race. What are some of the joys and trials of working with the horses? Is that something you did a lot before “Walker”? Jared is a Texas native, so did he give you any horse tips?

I went to school at UT, and I started my acting career here in Austin, so I’ve done some horse riding. It was fun playing that scene, and with Ashley [Reyes] coming in, I adore her. She’s wonderful, and I’m her biggest cheerleader, so I’m so glad that she’s joined us. I love working with horses. I love riding them. I love that Bonham’s … I actually had one of the directors, at one point, after a scene, she walked up to me, and she goes, “Are you a real cowboy?” And I said, “No, but Bonham is.” It’s fun for me to be able to play a character like this, that is a cowboy, and I’m relishing every second of it.

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The Friendship On The Boys That Fans Can't Help But Support

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While they might have been two of the most dangerous members of Butcher’s team, Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Frenchie (Tomer Kapon) are also the growing heart of this superhero-squashing squad, and a pair fans have warmed to as the show progressed into Season 2. Sparking from a thread that began from Reddit user u/House923 after a rewatch of Season 1 and 2, “The Boys” fan said, “I am loving how the relationship builds between Frenchie and Kimiko. It’s really such a subtle, special, positive aspect of such an insane, violent and crazy show.”

They weren’t alone in backing this good-hearted double act, with u/DarKnight972 adding, “I really like their relationship.. is so wholesome. Frenchie is my favorite character.” It’s certainly an interesting dynamic within the show, but one that is deviating considerably from the books the show is based on. The only question is if they’ll keep it that way.

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Addams Family Star Recalls How He Almost Played Gandalf in Lord of The Rings

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Many of the greatest stories from Hollywood are those about actors who almost took on iconic roles that ended up going to another actor. Whether it is Tom Cruise potentially being considered as Iron Man, Russell Crowe as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings, or Al Pacino as Han Solo in Star Wars, there are an endless number of what-if scenarios out there. Another such case of what might have been had recently been discussed by the iconic star of the original The Addams Family TV series, John Astin, who opened up about his audition to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

John Astin, the father of Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, played Gomez Addams in the classic 60s TV series, but the actor could have become famous to a whole new generation for another reason had he been cast in the role of Gandalf the Grey in Peter Jackson’s epic movies. While the part was eventually played with relish by Ian McKellen, Astin revealed that his audition was just not quite what Jackson was looking for. Speaking to AV Club, he said:

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Everything has its place in time, and while John Astin’s version of Gandalf will never be seen on screen, his portrayal of Gomez in The Addams Family has always been one of the benchmarks for the character when being performed by subsequent actors. With Netflix bringing a new take on The Addams Family to screens in the Tim Burton series Wednesday, it will be interesting to see how Luis Guzman’s interpretation of the head of the family compares to the likes of Astin, and of course, Raul Julia, who played the role in the 90s movies.

When it comes to Lord of the Rings, Ian McKellen has played Gandalf in all three movies and The Hobbit trilogy, but we are about to see a whole new iteration of Middle-Earth come to life in Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power later this year. Bringing a whole new story of Tolkien’s world set many years before the events of the movies, the series promises to be a visually stunning feast, but how it will hold up in the storytelling stakes is something we have yet to find out.

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