Posted by on 27 March 2010 with Comments Off on v podcast

Thanks to TV Over Mind, we have a podcast hosted by Scott Wolf talking about the upcoming episodes of V (which returns Tuesday, if you didn’t know)! Some of the cast, including Morena, make appearances to talk about what’s coming up on the show.

Posted by on 24 March 2010 with Comments Off on ‘v’ star dresses down

LOS ANGELES – It’s something celebrities face every day, but Average Joes and Average Janes do not.

Every time celebs leave the house, there’s a chance people will recognize them.

So they must ask themselves: How much do they care about how they look at any particular time?

“This is not what I look like every day,” said Morena Baccarin, the fetching Brazilian-American actress who plays the leader of the aliens in V. Baccarin, of course, looked like a gazillion alien bucks while meeting with a small group of reporters, which is just how she looks in V playing Anna.

“I tend to wear flats and jeans and no makeup and walk around, go to the grocery store and do whatever I have to do,” continued Baccarin, 30. “Suddenly, to have people look at you, as a woman, it’s a very different experience to realize, ‘Am I ashamed to be who I really am in the public eye?’”

It’s easy for those of us who don’t have to deal with this stuff to get all philosophical and say, “Oh, Morena, just be yourself.” But when you’re a celeb – especially a female celeb – that attitude invites consequences.

“You see those magazines, ‘Oh, look at so-and-so without makeup, Halle Berry without makeup,’” Baccarin said. “It’s so crazy to wake up in the morning and have that thought – ‘Do I need to put makeup on, do I need to do something, because I know people are going to know who I am?’

“I’m choosing to disregard it right now, and I’m just having fun with the show. Overall, it’s a wonderful thing. But it’s a new experience.”

Just to be clear, Baccarin was not being “faux modest.” She had been asked a direct question about her recognizability factor since V debuted, and she gave a very thoughtful answer.

V – a rookie sci-fi series that re-imagines the iconic 1980s mini-series – aired only four episodes last November. It has eight episodes remaining in its first season, the first of which airs Tuesday, March 30 on ABC and A.

Baccarin never has been a sci-fi geek, but she feels V has found the right mix of sci-fi and character-based drama.

“A lot of sci-fi has that sacrifice made for some reason, I guess because people are really interested in the effects, ” Baccarin said. “That’s part of the reason I wasn’t a sci-fi fan growing up. I liked sci-fi things, but I found them limiting.

“I feel this show embraces all people, actually, all kinds of genres.”

The makers of V say the first four episodes served as a prologue, but now things get much more intense and personal for both the aliens and the resistance.

“Every episode has a lot of huge things happening in it,” Baccarin said. “You never get a break.”

Hmmm, just like recognizable celebrities leaving the house.

But as long as Morena Baccarin finds a non-alien way to handle it, she knows it’s a nice problem to have.


Posted by on 4 March 2010 with Comments Off on stolen reviews!

I have come across three mixed reviews of Morena’s film Stolen, which is now available on demand via IFC Films.

NPR – Stolen: Dark, Yet Prim and Proper
Hollywood Reporter – Stolen: Film Review
Huffington Post: Stolen Review

Posted by on 3 March 2010 with Comments Off on stolen trailer/release date & access hollywood

Here is the official trailer for Morena’s film Stolen (previously Stolen Lives and Boy in the Box). It looks like it will be getting a limited theatrical release starting March 12. It is also on demand via the IFC Films website as of today, who is distributing the film. Go to the link for more information on how to access it.

Also, Morena was featured in Monday’s episode of Access Hollywood with V co-star Scott Wolf. They play a little pool and talk about what it’s like to live in Vancouver. I could not get it to embed, but you can view the video here.

Posted by on 23 February 2010 with Comments Off on new v photos!

Thanks to Elizabeth Mitchell Fan, I have two new V posters and a new cast photo to share with you all!

Posted by on 19 February 2010 with Comments Off on v and morena nominated for saturn awards!

The nominations for the 36th Annual Saturn Awards have been announced, and both Morena and “V” have been nominated! She is competing with co-star Elizabeth Mitchell (for “Lost”) and another Whedon alum, Julie Benz (“Dexter”), so it should be most interesting to see who comes out on top.

Best Television Presentation
Doctor Who: The End of Time
The Prisoner
Torchwood: Children of Earth
The Tudors

Best Supporting Actress in Television
Morena Baccarin (V)
Gina Bellman (Leverage)
Julie Benz (Dexter)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

The Saturn Awards are due to take place June 24 in Burbank, CA. Congratulations, Morena! 🙂