‘Lost’ star Andrews relishes ‘Wonderland’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Naveen Andrews says he welcomed the transition from a movie about Princess Diana to a TV series inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.”
The former “Lost” star plays the villainous Jafar in ABC’s fall series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”
In the upcoming big-screen “Diana,” starring Naomi Watts, Andrews plays love interest Dr. Hasnat Khan.
Andrews said that after “Diana” the “Wonderland” TV series offered a chance to do something completely different that, as he put it, isn’t “bound in space and time.”
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” stars Sophie Lowe as a woman who escapes Victorian England down the fabled rabbit hole in search of adventure and love. It debuts Oct. 10.
Sarsgaard says dark roles ‘wildly different’
NEW YORK — Peter Sarsgaard is eating up rave reviews for his latest dark characters: A porn star’s manipulative husband in the biopic “Lovelace” and the violent yet sympathetic death-row inmate in the AMC series “The Killing.”
In “Lovelace,” which opens today, Sarsgaard is Chuck Traynor, husband of “Deep Throat” star Linda Lovelace. As Lovelace later alleged, the film shows Traynor coercing his wife into the pornography business and physically and emotionally abusing her, even forcing her to have sex with other men.
In TV’s “The Killing,” which had its season finale Aug. 4, Sarsgaard played Ray Seward, who swings from fits of uncontrollable rage and maliciously gleeful taunts to surprisingly vulnerable and sympathetic displays while on death-row for killing his wife.
To Sarsgaard, Chuck is a “lost” man who thinks he’s found something real with Lovelace and then turns violent when he “feels like he’s losing her” and becomes jealous of the attention she gets. Sarsgaard described Ray as “very disciplined” with “a kind of inner nobility” and “strong ideas about what’s right and wrong.”
Sarsgaard said he thinks seeing the dark and light in a character is “being like a realist” because if “you look at people every day, you see both things all the time.”
Havens tribute set at Woodstock ‘69 site
BETHEL, N.Y. — The ashes of Richie Havens will be scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the anniversary of the final day of the concert he opened with a nearly three-hour performance.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the music venue built on the Woodstock site in New York’s Sullivan County, announced that a musical tribute to the folk singer-guitarist will be held Aug. 18. That’s the 44th anniversary of the final day of the three-day concert that drew more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s farm.
Havens died in April of a heart attack at age 72.