American Gods   Gallery Updates   Screen Captures
written by Elise   |   May 30, 2017

Our gallery has just been updated with over 400 high-quality screen captures of Emily as Laura Moon in the latest episode of “American Gods” (Season 1, Episode 5), entitled “Lemon Scented You”.

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written by Elise   |   May 24, 2017

WWD – Emily Browning is done with playing nice. “’Nice’ is a word that I have such a problem with,” says the 28-year-old, over the phone from her home in L.A. “Girls are expected to be nice. And when I think of ‘nice’ I think of a bristled facade of politeness and not taking up too much space — I’m not a big fan of the word ‘nice.’” Looking at the Aussie actress, it’s not hard to see why she might be sought after for nice girl parts, given her delicate features and sweet demeanor. But she’s relishing the chance to play a woman who is “certainly not nice” on Starz’ “American Gods,” which premiered on April 30 and was recently renewed for a second season.

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“I’d never read a character like Laura before,” says Browning, a Melbourne native who has lived in L.A. for the past four years. “It was so unapologetic and flawed and really complicated. I loved her immediately. […] She’s depressed essentially and she’s numb — I think she has issues with empathy, and lack thereof. She can’t really comprehend other people’s feelings,” Browning continues. “I just jumped at the chance to play a role like that. I feel like so often the characters that I read — a lot of female characters in general — are written as either these kind of virtuous upstanding girls who’ve gone through a difficult time and they’re very innocent or it’s the Madonna/whore complex. And I think roles for women are definitely getting better now and it’s certainly a lot better in TV. But you’d be surprised how many roles I read that are just, like, the wife who doesn’t do anything.”

(read the rest of the interview at the source)

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American Gods   Gallery Updates   Screen Captures
written by Elise   |   May 23, 2017

How good was Emily in the latest “American Gods” episode? I’m thrilled we got to know a bit more of Laura’s backstory. I’ve just updated our gallery with over 1,300 high-quality screen captures of the episode (‘Git Gone’), so be sure to check them out.


TV Productions > American Gods (2017– ) > Season 1 > Screen Captures > 104: Git Gone
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written by Elise   |   May 10, 2017

Our gorgeous Emily was photographed by Sharif Hamza for V Magazine in order to promote ‘American Gods’ and I have added the beautiful shot to our gallery. Be sure to also read the interview below.

“You know how people have resting bitch face? I have resting worried face.” So says Emily Browning, one of the leads from the new STARZ series American Gods. “I permanently look worried, even when I’m not.” The actress has no cause for concern when it comes to Gods though. The first two episodes have earned rapturous reviews, and the upcoming fourth one is devoted entirely to Browning’s character, Laura Moon. (Major spoilers from here on out if you haven’t read the book.)

“She’s not the bad guy, but she’s certainly not the hero,” Browning says. “She’s like a gray area.” Moon’s origin story alone is worthy of an entire movie: She’s a blackjack dealer sleepwalking through life until she meets and falls in love with Ricky Whittle’s Shadow. They get married and she convinces him to rob the casino she works at, but the plan fails and Shadow gets sent to prison. Years pass, and out of sheer loneliness Laura starts sleeping with his best friend. She dies in a car accident while giving the guy some farewell head, just before Shadow is released from the big house. “I’m not allowed to think about whether a character is likeable or not,” Browning says of portraying Moon. “As long as [the audience] likes her as a character, they don’t have to like her as a person.” She invokes Tony Soprano to prove her point: “He’s the classic antihero, where you see him doing abhorrent things, and you can’t not love him. But I feel like it’s rare that women get to play those kinds of characters.”

Browning—who also had a film, Golden Exits, debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival—initially found it a bit difficult to nail Moon’s personality. “[The director] said, ‘You need to go harder with her being awful. Laura needs to be meaner. Trust us, it’s not coming across as too much.’” She jokingly blames it on her resting worried face: “People kind of empathize with that to some degree.” Fair enough, but her portrayal is so masterful that Moon does come across as, well, if not likeable at first, at least relatable. She makes decisions based on how to best cope with her reality, so when she’s brought back from the dead and transitions as an ass-kicking supernatural being, it makes her reactions to the situation all the more understandable. You can’t help but like Laura Moon, but more importantly, you believe in her.

(source)

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