Posted by on 9 December 2014 with Comments Off on Morena Baccarin Has A Lot Of Love For ‘The Red Tent’ Co-Stars; Talks ‘Gotham’

via Access Hollywood:

Lifetime’s two-part mini-series “The Red Tent” continues Monday night on the network, starring Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson and Iain Glenn.

Based on the best-selling book by Anita Diamant, the story tells the tale of Dinah (Rebecca), the daughter of Israelite father Jacob (Iain), and his four wives, including her birth mom Leah (Minnie Driver), and her influential second mom, Rachel (Morena).

Part 1 focused on Jacob’s marriages and Dinah’s upbringing, as Jacob’s only daughter took after Rachel, falling in love with her passion for midwifery. She took after her in other ways as well, including following her heart.

“I really enjoyed working with Rebecca. She’s really incredibly talented and really fun and I liked the dynamic that we had, which was coming from a place of passion and I really sort of indulge her [character] just going with her gut about things, even though I try to sort of school her to patient. I liked that a lot,” Morena told AccessHollywood.com, when asked which character relationship she enjoyed the most. “And I really loved my scenes with Iain. I thought their relationship was so sweet and loving.”

The on-screen relationship between Rachel and Leah was occasionally difficult (there were jealousy issues over watching Leah give their husband so many children). Off screen though, the actresses themselves – Morena and Minnie – bonded.

“She’s very, very sweet and supportive and she was there with her son as well and she took one look at me when I came in there with my six-month-old and was like ‘Oh, my God,’ and she was just really giving and sweet and helpful and just really sympathetic at how hard it is to go back to work and have a baby and be breastfeeding. And being in the environment that we were working in is incredibly difficult without a kid and so doubly hard with a child, so, she was just very, very supportive and we had a lot of fun together,” Morena said.

Morocco formed the backdrop for the mini-series, and the cast had to deal with the elements while filming.

“We were dealing with a lot of elements,” Morena said. “We were dealing with dust storms and believe it or not, they had more rainfall while we were there than I think ever in the history of that place. It wasn’t really heavy rain, but a couple of times we had to stop shooting or wait for the rain, which is hilarious because you’re in the middle of the desert.”

When they weren’t shooting, Morena said the cast had an expert in their midst, who could advise them on fun places to go: her co-star, Iain, who filmed “Game of Thrones” in the locale (he plays Ser Jorah Mormont on the HBO show).

“He showed us around a bit and showed us some restaurants that he had been too before,” she said.

Morena’s next project will take her to the streets of “Gotham” on Fox as Dr. Leslie Thompkins.

“It’s a really wonderful cast,” she said of filming the drama based on characters from DC Comics. “It’s been really fun. I’ve done two episodes so far and it’s a wonderful group of people to work with. Ben [MacKenzie] is fantastic, and we have a really fun relationship on the show, and so it’s been really fun. I’m excited to continue.”

Posted by on 7 December 2014 with 1 Comment

via TVLine:

On TV this Sunday: The Librarians are an open book, Revenge’s midseason finale gets deadly, The Red Tent unfolds and Once Upon a Time tries to see clearly. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.

Miniseries premiere: Based on a best-selling novel, this biblical miniseries takes place during the times of the Old Testament and is told through the eyes of Dinah (The White Queen’s Rebecca Ferguson), daughter of Leah and Jacob. Minnie Driver (About a Boy), Morena Baccarin (Homeland) and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) also star.

Posted by on 7 December 2014 with Comments Off on Memories from the Set: Morena Baccarin Reflects on Firefly, Homeland, V, Mentalist, HIMYM and More

via TVLine (click through for a photo gallery):

Sometimes associated with more “futuristic” fare — either as V‘s fierce alien queen or Firefly‘s outer-space Companion — Morena Baccarin with one of her latest roles traveled back in time, to the days of the Old Testament, for Lifetime’s The Red Tent miniseries.

Based on the best-seller by Anita Diamant and airing Sunday and Monday at 9/8c, The Red Tent spins a tale told through the eyes of Dinah (The White Queen‘s Rebecca Reguson), the daughter of Leah (Minnie Driver, About a Boy) and Jacob (Iain Glen, Game of Thrones). The mini opens with Dinah’s childhood spent inside the titular tent where the women of her tribe congregated to share the traditions — and turmoil — of womanhood. “It was a really safe, amazing environment,” Baccarin says of the gathering place.

As Rachel, one of Jacob’s four wives, Baccarin plays someone who “really operates from her heart, and who has faith in life in people,” the actress shares. “I love this character so much!”

Of course, Baccarin has played a wide variety of characters during her time on TV, including a Sunny transsexual and of course Homeland‘s stalwart Jessica Brody. In the slideshow below, she reflects on those roles and others, including her turns on The Good Wife, How I Met Your Mother and Gotham‘s upcoming winter run.

Posted by on 27 November 2014 with 1 Comment

via TV Line:

The Flash‘s Gideon is… Black Canary??

TVLine has confirmed that Morena Baccarin — whose previous voice work includes such DC Comics characters as Dinah Lance (in the animated Justice League series), Talia al Ghul (Son of Batman) and Cheetah (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) — is voicing S.T.A.R. Labs honcho Dr. Harrison Wells’ AI assistant/confidante.

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Gideon was first featured in the Nov. 25 episode of the CW freshman, when Dr. Wells reevaluated their plan for test “subject” Barry Allen, as regards his and The Flash’s impact on the events of the year 2024.

Baccarin’s geek-boy bona fides include Firefly, V and Fox’s Gotham (where she soon will debut as DC Comics’ Dr. Leslie Thompkins), while her other TV credits include Homeland, The Mentalist and The Good Wife.

Baccarin next can be seen in Lifetime’s The Red Tent miniseries (airing Dec. 7 and 8) and reprising her role as The Mentalist’s Erica Flynn (on Dec. 14).

Posted by on 25 November 2014 with Comments Off on 6th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere Of “A Wolf Behind The Door”

On November 21st, Morena attended the 6th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival’s Opening Night Gala Premiere Of “A Wolf Behind The Door”. Photos have been added to the gallery!

Posted by on 25 November 2014 with Comments Off on first look at morena on gotham

As you might remember, Morena is joining Gotham as Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Her first episode won’t air until January, but below you will find a trailer that features her. More information will come once I have it.