Rachel Skarsten (Eliza in “Steel Bars and Stone Walls“) will be Charlotte Dumaine in the ABC drama pilot FOR LOVE, which will star Lex Scott Davis as Hope Castille, a journalist whose life is disrupted by a phone call from Charlie Lapree (Jon Ecker), her long-dead fiancé. (Five years previously, Lapree took a call while remodeling their apartment and shortly thereafter was found dead after a car accident.) Hope’s current boyfriend is Gabriel Dumaine (played by Ethan Peck – grandson of Gregory Peck). Gabriel wants to be mayor. His family is very powerful, and he is also very much in love with Hope and wants to marry her, even though doing that might put Hope in danger. (The Dumaine family is hiding some dangerous secrets.)
Behind the scenes of LOST GIRL
In her mother’s absence, Skarsten’s character Charlotte has been running the Dumaine empire, which maintains control over the magic users in New Orleans, and when Mother Dumaine returns, Charlotte’s position is threatened. It seems reasonable to speculate that Charlie Lapree might have been magically brought back to life to prevent Gabriel’s marriage. Filming of the pilot began in New Orleans on 10 March.
Sheila Hood (Kathleen Munroe) in a nightmare of infidelity and murder, possibly of her own making.
In this intense dreamscape filled with aptly named characters, Toronto is a dark, steel and glass labyrinth, even in daylight. The ethereal Sheila has an ornithologist husband named Tom (cat?) who is having an affair with Merle (from the Latin for blackbird), who is, in turn, the girlfriend of a gangster named Raven. Merle (played by Melanie Scrofano) is the rebellious, eco-activist daughter of cynical, self-serving oil magnate John James (Audubon?). “People need oil. They demand oil,” says Mr. James. “Those who provide are the anointed, and those who don’t appreciate it can go fuck themselves.” Merle’s mother is never mentioned. Presumably she didn’t sufficiently appreciate it. Continue reading →
HAPPILY EVER AFTER – a film by Joan Carr-Wiggin – SPOILERS
Peter Firth as Heather’s dad, and Alex Kingston as Sarah Ann’s mom. Ria, the name of Alex Kingston’s character, means “estuary” in Spanish. An estuary is the tidal mouth of a river. Kingston is best known for the role of River Song on Dr. Who.
In this wonderful and surprising mirror-universe version of a greeting card movie, the protagonist returns home after a long absence, full of sarcasm and anxious to get back to her real life, and then reconnects with her high school bestie. But instead of discovering that home is where the heart is, and rekindling romance with her high school sweetheart, she takes advantage of events to infect the town with her own realism.
Heather (Janet Montgomery) reluctantly returns home (at the urging of her father’s doctor) expecting to find her alcoholic father near death. Like so many things in this film, that is kind of true but not really. Her high school best friend (whom she hasn’t seen in many years) is the about-to-be-married Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton), and she is (almost but not quite) happy for the reunion. She hires Heather to film her wedding. Continue reading →