Anger Management is set to premiere its second season on Thursday, January 17th at 9 and 9:30 pm on FX.
The debut episode of Anger Management was the most watched primetime scripted comedy series premiere in cable history. The show features Charlie Sheen (TVs Two And A Half Men, Wall Street, Major League) as Charlie in his most unlikely role to date, a therapist specializing in anger management. Sheen is joined by a hilarious cast, which includes Selma Blair (The Sweetest Thing, Cruel Intentions) as his therapist/friend with benefits, Shawnee Smith (Saw) his ex-wife and their 13-year-old daughter, Daniela Bobadilla (TVs Lies In Plain Sight).
The Blu-ray will feature 1080P video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Charlies Baby New Interviews with Charlie Sheen, the cast and the series creator; Behind The Couch: Meet Charlies Patients On set with the anger-impaired therapy group and the actors who play them; and Anger Mismanagement Gag Reel.
Actress Selma Blair began her career in the late ‘90s with small parts in such films as In Out, Scream 2, and Can’t Hardly Wait, but it was her career-making role opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions that made her a household name.
Since then Blair has appeared in such popular films as Legally Blonde, In Good Company, and The Fog, but her greatest success has probably come from playing Liz Sherman in director Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which were both based on the popular comic book anti-hero. In addition, the actress is currently starring opposite Hollywood bad-boy Charlie Sheen on FX’s hit comedy Anger Management, which has been renewed for a second season. But now, Blair can be seen once again on the big screen in the new thriller In Their Skin, which opens in theaters on November 9th and also stars James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas).
In the film, which marks Jeremy Power Regimbal’s directorial debut, Blair plays Mary Hughes, a women slowly coming to terms with the recent death of her young daughter. Along with her husband Mark (the film’s screenwriter Joshua Close) and son Brendon (Quinn Lord), they travel to a remote cottage for a brief vacation. However, the evening is violently interrupted when a murderous family led by the homicidal Bobby (D’Arcy) and Jane (Rachel Miner) invade the cottage looking to steal the Hughes’ identity in search of the “perfect” life.
IAR’s managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to speak with Selma Blair about her work on In Their Skin, as well as season two of Anger Management and the status of Hellboy III. The talented actress discussed her new film, its dark tone, preparing emotionally for the role, facing her personal fears, performing while pregnant, acting opposite the film’s screenwriter, working with a first time director, James D’Arcy’s frightening performance, what it was like having children on set, returning for season two of Anger Management, and the possibility of reuniting with Guillermo Del Toro for Hellboy III.
IAR: To begin with, this is a very creepy and disturbing movie. Is that the type of film you were hoping to achieve with this project?
Selma Blair: Yes, I think so. I mean its not a balled-out gory movie so I think it definitely has creepy and disturbing in its corner. Its a creepy family drama.
What was the mood and tone like on set while you were shooting? Since the script was so dark, did you have to keep it light and fun on set in order to maintain your sanity, or did the material require you to stay in a dark place throughout production?
Blair: You cant help but be like painted a little bit by knowing youre going to be doing a rape scene next. We were up all night because we were shooting a lot of nights and the vibe does get a little bit down. But we really liked each other and there was that adorable boy Quinn Lord, who played my son, so youre kind of telling jokes to keep a little bit light so its not too spooky. But I had a baby in my belly because I was just pregnant, so I was probably a little emotional already and it mightve been a little dark.
You mentioned what I would imagine was one of the tougher scenes in the film for you to shoot, which was the rape scene. As an actress, how do you prepare emotionally and mentally to film a sequence like that?
Blair: I just try not to prepare for that too much. I was just there when they yelled action and hoped that I could throw it away when they said cut. Some of those scenes were very disturbing and frightening. Thats my biggest fear, that someone will also be in my house and I wouldnt be able to protect my son. Its scary.
Since the film deals with what you just admitted is your biggest fear, was making this movie an opportunity for you as an actress to really face what scares you most as a human being?
Blair: Yeah, it was a little bit. It was like, okay, this is scary so lets just live it so I never have to again. Im one of these people whos a worrier unfortunately so I figure, as a lot of worriers do, if I worry about it enough then I actually lived it so Ill never have to really live it. Which is stupid because then if you worry about something you live it twice if it happens. I think that was kind of my rationalization. If I get this out of my system then maybe Ill learn how to protect myself from this type of person.
Selma Blair interviewed on the set of her latest film – In Their Skin (formerly known as Replicas).
Last night, Selma Blair attended the Maison Martin Margiela With HM Global Launch Event in New York City. I have just added 15 HQ and MQ images from the event into our photo gallery!
I think just about everyone can agree HELLBOY II was really, really good. It did above average box office and it helped propel Guillermo del Toros mainstream career a smidge farther (though nothing like PANS LABYRINTH). I think most horror fans are eager to see a the final chapter in the HELLBOY saga, but wouldnt you know it co-star Selma Blair is too.
In an interview promoting her upcoming thriller IN THEIR SKIN, Blair made her feelings toward HELLBOY 3 very clear:
“It’s my dream to work with Guillermo del Toro again. I just want to be near him. I love him. I miss him. It’s my dream that one day when I’m done with the TV Show [Anger Management] they say, ‘ok the movie’s actually going to go!’ That would be the biggest heaven.”
The actress even goes far as to speculate what the third films story will entail:
“I mean it’s all set up. ‘Hellboy 3′ is the biggest payoff and the biggest horror. I want to see what these twins are up to, if one’s the devil and one’s an angel. I want to see what Hellboy and Liz are up to! I know the film is the apocalypse and the apocalypse isn’t cheap to shoot so we have to find some funding and get going with it!”
Were right there with you, doll. Unfortunately, the same cant be said for series big cheese Guillermo del Toro. Not to imply that he wouldnt do it, I just think the guy juggles more projects than God and even if funding did come through prioritizing the sequel would be an issue. Still, perhaps with a push from Blair anything is possible. Go get em Selma! We got your back.
Selma Blair is featured in a new video for Funny or Die check it out below!
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