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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Lindsey Shaw takes on Kat of 10 Things I Hate About You.

 

Lindsey Shaw

Last but not least in the series of interviews behind the scenes of 10 Things I Hate About You, the beautiful Lindsey Shaw discusses her time on the show. The show premiered last night and will be on on Tuesdays on ABC Family, 8/7c.

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No difference at all really.  No [laughs], a huge difference.  Claire was self-centered and bitchy and completely concerned with popularity, much like Bianca is.  She’s like an older version of Bianca.  And Kat, she is self-centered for very different reasons.  She doesn’t realize it.  In fact, in this episode, her father finally tells her how self-centered she is.  And she’s like, “What?  No, I didn’t get it.” 

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Interview with Larry Miller & Meaghan Jette Martin

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In part four of our interviews from the set of 10 Things I Hate About You, I interviewed Larry Miller, who plays Bianca and Kat’s father, and Meaghan Jette Martin.  Did you know that Miller is a blogger himself?  Check him out at larrymillerhumor.com.  Tomorrow, in our final part of the interview series, the interview with Lindsey Miller, who plays Kat. 

Don’t forget to check out the series premiere tomorrow on ABC Family at 8/7c!

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: Breakfast with 10 Things’ Ethan Peck!

We met with Ethan Peck, who plays Patrick on ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You at 25 Degrees restaurant at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The grandson of Gregory Peck, Ethan took time out on his day off from filming to have breakfast with us and give us the scoop on filming, his time in school at NYU, and his inspirations. 

Ethan Peck at 25 Degrees restaurant.  Photo by Lauren Pon.

Were you a fan of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You?  Do you remember when it came out?

Yeah, that was ’99, right?  And I definitely saw it when I was, I guess, 13, 14-years old.  When I got the audition, I hadn’t even recalled the film at the time.  They were [mentioning it was a remake], and I couldn’t quite remember what it was, but it’s a great movie.  And it’s really exciting to be working under that franchise.

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: 10 Things Producer Carter Covington talks high school

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Yesterday, we brought you onto the set of ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You, premiering next Tuesday at 8/7c. Tomorrow, highlights from breakfast with Ethan Peck, who plays Patrick.

Today, though, here are the highlights from the interview with writer and executive producer Carter Covington.  Carter not only directed the set tour, but also provided some interesting insight toward the show and its direction.

(On what made him want to work on 10 Things)

[W]hat drew me to this project is I kind of felt like both of the sisters in high school – you have one sister who is dying to be popular and one who’s like, “Oh, my God, high school is such a stupid lame rite of passage.”  And that’s how I felt about it.  On the one hand, I [really wanted to be accepted] and then on the other half I was like, “God, I can’t wait to get in college and get out of here and leave this behind…”  I really wanted that feeling in the series just like that you’re at high school, and it can be the best of times and it can feel like the worst place on earth.  And that’s kind of what we’re going to play with in the series that it is kind of this place of many feelings.

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SET VISIT: ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You!


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Over the years, there have been countless reimaginings of Shakespearean plays.  With stories being retold in every possible setting and time period, Baz Luhrman popularized the concept for a young adult audience with his 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, complete with guns instead of swords and a Miami-esque setting in place of familiar fair Verona.  In 1999, Gil Junger’s 10 Things I Hate About You took the same idea a step further, bringing Shakespeare to an even younger audience: high schoolers.  Largely remembered as the late Heath Ledger’s breakthrough performance and with characters that were simultaneously relatable and iconic teen movie stereotypes, 10 Things I Hate About You became an instant classic for Generation Y. 

Now, ten years later, ABC Family has resurrected the film with a TV show by the same name.  I recently had the opportunity to have breakfast with lead actor Ethan Peck, as well as visit the set of the show, where I was able to observe production and participate in interviews with writer and executive producer Carter Covington (Greek), actors Larry Miller (10 Things I Hate About You, Boston Legal), Lindsey Shaw (Aliens in America), and Meaghan Jette Martin (Camp Rock, Dear Lemon Lima).

Over the next few days, I’ll be posting the highlights of breakfast with Peck, as well as the highlights from interviews with Covington, Miller, Shaw, and Martin.  After the jump, my experience on set and observing production.

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VIDEO GAMES: Will 1C’s lineup win you over?

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Activision.  Bioware.  EA Games.  These are the big names that you think of when you think of video games, at least in North America.  There’s another big name currently on the rise, though, and that’s 1C Company.   On June 25th, I had the opportunity to attend their press event, held at the Russian consulate.  Why the Russian consulate?  Because 1C is one of the largest independent game developers in Russia, with over a thousand outlets in Eastern Europe.  That night, as North American representative David Trachtenberg told us, we were all Russian.

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: The Philanthropist brings a new hero to TV.

James Purefoy (courtesy Kelly Walsh/NBC)

A week and a half ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a teleconference for NBC’s new drama, The Philanthropist, which follows Teddy Rist, a somewhat reformed playboy billionaire who has decided to use his funds for good, rather than novelty.  The Philanthropist premiered June 24th on NBC and will be airing this summer on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Available for the Q&A were Tom Fontana, executive producer, and James Purefoy, who plays the lead character, Teddy Rist.  Joining me for the Q&A were Joshua Maloney [Niagara Frontier Publications], April MacIntyre [monstersandcritics.com], Troy Rogers [thedeadbolt.com], Abbie Bernstein [IFmagazine.com], Amy Amatangelo [Boston Herald], and Monica Garsky [Flash News].

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