Update 14/3 ore 12.18: abbiamo telefonato all’ufficio stampa Mediaset e non sanno niente.
Update 14/3 ore 8.52: Ancora nessuna news di Wentworth a Milano, conto di ricevere una risposta in giornata dal nostro informatore! Aggiornerò immediatamente in caso ci fossero nuove informazioni!
Update: qualche news da Helena, fans svedese!!
Credo che entro domani dovremmo ricevere notizie su Went in Italia, vi faremo sapere appena possibile, ci stiamo mobilitando per reperire informazioni più dettagliate.
…E il terzo giorno Wentworth incontrò il primo ministro israeliano, Hehud Olmert.
Il che ci può sembrare strano, ma alcune fans israeliane confermano che è usanza comune per qualunque vip che si reca in terra santa fare visita al primo ministro o al presidente. Notare l’aria molto diplomatica del Miller, se si candidasse in politica sarei la prima a votarlo… Che dite?
Ci sono in oltre una serie di file video e interviste etc… Sinceramente non li ho ancora letti/visionati (non ne ho il tempo) ma vi propongo i vari link, scusate per evantuali doppioni:
Transcript della video chat (by Adi23) di ieri:
The reporter: Hello
Went: Shalom, hello
R: With your premission, we’ll start with a quick association game
W: um, absolutely, shoot
R: Prison break
W: Michael Scofield
W: Holy war
W: rent (hehe..)
R: before you became an actor, you went to Princeton
R: You studied English literature, if I’m not mistaken
R: That means that your route to stardom wasn’t the one that most actors go through
W: No, it was pretty _____ (I couldn’t understand what he said, he used a big word…. hehe) I wanted to be an actor as a kid, but I was raised with a healthy respect for education, achievement in that direction, my parents wanted me to have the best education possible, so it was expected that i’d go to a school like Princeton, and while at Princeton I began acting as a hobby, not a career, not something to take seriously, post graduation. So it took me a while to get back around to this thing I loved originally, which is why I started working in the business on the other side of the camera. I worked in developpement for a couple of years and was a temp for 6 years at studios and networks and that gave me a really valuable and I think different perspective on the business than most actors. It just made clear to me how collaborative this effort really is, the fact that we make a TV show every week, that we take 52 pages of script and squeeze it into an 8 day shoot, with the help of a 150-200 people , is a miracle. And there’s a lot that goes into the creation of Michael Scofield, what you see in your average episode of prison break is not just my work represented, but the work of dozens and dozens of people and I think that knowledge, hanging on to that knowledge, is important because it keeps you grateful, it keeps you aware that there are a lot of people who go into the making of you, there are a lot of people who can take credit for your success besides yourself.
R: the character of Michael Scofield seems to me that is a bit different from other heroes in similar shows.
R: do you agree?
W: well I would actually argue that Michael has more in common with your average TV hero these days than one might think, I think if you look at Lost or 24 or the shield or a number of other american series you find lead characters, “good guys”, that have the traits of bad guys, that have certain rough edges to them, that do questionnable things, that are not afraid to get their hands dirty for a good cause. In that sense I think Michael Scofield is sort of in keeping with the rat(?) (again, big word) in terms of perception of what is heroic , or what is believable about heroic.
I hope my post isn’t too long already, I’ll continue in a new one, I hope it’s OK…
R: How much do you think of these characteristics states from you? How much from the script?
W: well, I would say at this point that the script is largely a blueprint that tells me where the character needs to go and within that context I’m free to sort of shape him as I will, finds bits of humor or humanity that might not necessarily be in the script as written. And to the writer’s credit, I’m allowed free writing when it comes to that sort of thing. If I decide a line should be tweeked (?) then I’ll simply tweek it.
R: How does the fact that you don’t know where the plot is going, how does that change the way you act in each scene?
W: that’s a great question. I think it’s the beauty and challenge of working on TV that you don’t know the end of the story. When you work on a feature film you have in one script a beginning, a middle and an end, with television drama you have to make your set of choices that’s appropriate to the episode you’re working on and then the next episode that you get might directly contradict all of those choices and it’s your job as the actor to make that work somehow, and at its worst, it doesn’t work, at its best you wind up with a contradictory, complicated character, which is how most people are in real life.
R: inevitably in a show like Prison Break when there are so many twists and turns, it seems that the story is going on the verge of being implausible.
W: (laughs) the verge? this is the virge, this is prison break (makes a movement with his hands, like half a circle – the virge is here, we’re all the way over there) we’re over here (says while laughing) the show has always been implausible, that’s our strenghth and according to a lot of critics perhaps, our weakness, but we’re a comic book show, that we take and play and execute very seriously, and that’s always been the case and I’m sure it will be until the very final episode.
R: I’ll go and ask some viewer questions, if you don’t mind (this is the part where he asks my question!!! yay!)
W: sure (thank you Went!)
R: Adi is asking, do you think there’s a chance for redemption for Michael? Can he go back to being a “normal” guy with a “normal” life again?
W: I think that door is closed, unfortunately, I think with Sarah went Michael’s chance of redemption. I think Sarah represented the happy ending, if you will, the two of them riding off into the sunset, and that would make the sacrifice and the suffering OK, but with her blood on his hands I don’t think even the score is possible, I don’t think he will ever be totally clean, I don’t think there’s such a thing as going back to the way things used to be. I think he might try, I think that’d make for some interesting drama, perhaps somewhere in the middle of season 4, but I imagine he’ll find that easier said than done.
R: then that’ll be a good challenge for you then, the 4th season.
W: I think so. To hold Michael’s ground as one of the show’s heroes and yet to acknowledge everything that’s happened to him, how far he’s come, as a man, as a person, as a soul, I think that’s where season 4 lives and breathes from.
R: Ok, thank you, Wentworth Miller
W: Thank you, it was a pleasure (shake hands).
Volevo segnalarvi inoltre un messaggio di Adi… Ha cercato di incontrare Went ma sembra che la cosa non sia andata a buon fine! Speriamo di avere più fortuna!
sorry I haven’t been around all day to send updates, I was outside his hotel all day. Hope liron gave you the good stuff.
I’m really upset. I didn’t get to see him, he knew we were there, I waited for him for 9 hours (!) without eating anything all day. At night, when he left for the VIP thing, some people saw him for 2 seconds inside the hotel on his way to the back entrance. He didn’t even come out for 2 seconds so we could say hello or take a picture.
I don’t want to say harsh things, but when a person thanks his fans and says he wants to meet as many as he can, and then hears 10 people (not 200, 10!) are outside the hotel for hours and doesn’t even glance at us (we got a really bad treatment from everyone there) I think that boarders hypocracy (forgive me for spelling mistakes, I’m really tired and a little drunk…). Or maybe I was just naive thinking he actually means it, maybe they make him say it. So sorry guys, no went encounter. I was also there for you. More details tomorrow.
P.S – on the bright side (really? there is one?) on the video chat they asked my question. It was nice to hear the reporter say “Adi wants to know…”
Ringrazio tutto il forum di Excommunicated, in particolare Adi&Liron, le due fans israeliane che ci danno tutte le dritte.
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