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Homeland will be filming a promo this Sunday in Gastonia, NC. No mention in the article whether Damian will be involved.
Gaston County has been no stranger to the big screen in recent years, as local settings have been used in a number of different film productions.
On Sunday morning, downtown Gastonia will get a little time to shine, when a crew from the Showtime television network shoots scenes on Main Avenue for an upcoming psychological thriller.
“From 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., they will use Main Avenue for what looks like a small-town, Americana parade,” said Gastonia City Manager Jim Palenick. “We will be compensated for it. We’ll also get a lot of publicity for it.”
Set to air this fall, “Homeland” is a series about Sgt. Scott Brody, a U.S. Marine who was presumed dead as a prisoner of war in Iraq. After eight years in confinement, Brody is rescued and returns home as a hero to his wife and children, his community and his country.
But CIA agent Carrie Anderson becomes convinced that Brody is connected to an al-Qaeda attack on American soil. The suspense builds as she tries to determine whether the venerated POW is hiding sinister intentions.
The series, with multiple one-hour episodes, will have star power. Brody is played by British actor Damian Lewis, known for his role in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” among other things. Anderson is portrayed by Emmy Award-winner Claire Danes, while Tony Award-winner Mandy Patinkin also stars.
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New interview on the Metro.co.uk website:
What research did you do into trafficking for this role?
I went to a police trafficking unit and spoke to the man who set it up. Trafficking goes on all around us. There are people being trafficked in and out of the country at an alarming rate and it’s difficult to bring prosecutions because they often come in with valid passports. After they arrive they’re smuggled off into the shadows and face exploitation.
Was it disappointing when your US police series Life was cancelled?
Yes. The work was terrific and the creator of the show is incredibly talented. I had a wonderful character and the storylines were interesting. It was fun living in LA for a couple of years but you work very hard and very long hours. I was starting a family and was away from them a lot. Goodness knows how people do it for seven years in those long shows. Cable shows are different because they have shorter runs so you have five months of the year to do other things.
Why did you want to become an actor?
Acting was something I instinctively did and liked. I was happier acting than doing anything else. I was disenchanted by the idea of university and decided to try for drama school. I came out of drama school, got work, kept working and I’ve been incredibly lucky since.
Was there a particular performance that inspired your interest in acting?
I put on a production of The Long And The Short And The Tall with some friends at school and played Wackford Squeers in a production of Nicholas Nickleby. My dad used to take us to see West End musicals as holiday treats – things like Guys And Dolls. I loved the theatre as a kid and still do.
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‘V’ Star Morena Baccarin Joins Showtime Drama Series ‘Homeland’ As Regular
EXCLUSIVE: Just two weeks after ABC canceled cult favorite V, the show’s standout Morena Baccarin has joined another drama series, Showtime’s Homeland. The upcoming thriller, from 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, centers on Marine Sergeant Scott Brody (Damian Lewis), who returns home eight years after going missing in Iraq, and Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a driven CIA officer who suspects he might be plotting an attack on America. Baccarin will play Jessica Brody, Scott’s smart, strong wife. She replaces Laura Fraser, who played the role in the pilot. The series, which also co-stars Mandy Patinkin, is slated to debut in the fall. Firefly and Stargate alumna Baccarin played The Visitors’ diabolical queen Anna on V, which ran for two seasons, and recently did a guest stint on CBS’ The Mentalist. She is with UTA and Seven Summits.
We start filming June 14th!!! Get ready folks! I will be needing a lot of folks who worked the pilot episode again for reshoots. The 2 welcome home scene -one at the huse and the other at the airport. Let me know if you are available.