Written By GingersnapComments Off on Behind the Billions Podcast S5E4 “Opportunity Zone” – May 24, 2020
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Opportunity Zone”
by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 24, 2020
Before diving into S5E4, “Opportunity Zone,” ‘Billions’ cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the challenges of filming the opening scene of Episode 4, having Daymond John of “Shark Tank” on the show and the insight he provided, Dominique Wilkins set stories, listener questions, obscure references, and more (0:45). Then they talk with actress Maggie Siff about her coaching scene with Frank Grillo’s character, Nico Tanner, auditioning for the part of Wendy Rhodes, the toughest scenes to play as Wendy, and more (35:23).
We are thrilled to bring you a series of interviews with the cast of the epic TV series, Band of Brothers. From a target of five participants, we ended up with more than twenty! In four segments, you can hear all about casting, auditions and the hilarity/horror of bootcamp with Dale Dye. Be warned. Actors like to swear. A lot. Especially when it comes to bootcamp.
With thanks to: Nick Aaron, Philip Barantini, George Calil, Ben Caplan, Michael Cudlitz, Dexter Fletcher, Rick Gomez, Scott Grimes, Nolan Hemmings, Robin Laing, Mark Lawrence, Matthew Leitch, Ross McCall, James Madio, Tim Matthews, Rene Moreno, Jason O’Mara, Peter O’Meara, Bart Ruspoli, Matt Settle, Richard Speight Jr, Rick Warden and Peter Youngblood-Hills.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Behind the Billions Podcast S5E3 “Beg, Bribe, Bully” – May 17, 2020
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Beg, Bribe, Bully”
by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 17, 2020
Before diving into S5E3, “Beg, Bribe, Bully,” Billions cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss real-life examples of billionaire feuds, script-to-screen changes, a stellar performance from the assistant director, guest cast members, obscure references, and more (0:40). Then they talk with author Ben Mezrich about his time in the writers’ room as consulting producer for Season 5 of Billions (32:44).
Written By GingersnapComments Off on AUDIO: Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti Relish Their Billions Battles – May 15, 2020
Resisting Urge to Overact
by Staff | Hollywood Outbreak | May 15, 2020
After a season in which their characters put past rivalries aside to fight a common enemy, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are back to being sworn enemies on Billions. With each passing season, the dynamic between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoads becomes more layered, nuanced, and complex, and the scenes between Lewis and Giamatti are always gripping, and often spellbinding. And while most of their storylines keep the characters apart, Lewis and Giamatti told us they always look forward to finding scenes in the new scripts where the two get to act opposite each other.
Listen to the audio at Hollywood Outbreak here then click on the media bar to hear Damian and Paul.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Behind the Billions Podcast S5E2 “The Chris Rock Test” – May 10, 2020
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Chris Rock Test”
by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 10, 2020
Before diving into S5E2, “The Chris Rock Test,” ‘Billions’ cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss some parallels between ‘Billions’ and real-life billionaire behavior as well as how the location manager and prop master truly shined in Season 5’s second episode (0:30). Then they talk to Corey Stoll, who plays Michael Prince, about his character, joining an already established show, learning from his castmates, filming at Mohonk Mountain House, and more (36:40).