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.


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American Gods
written by Elise   |   May 11, 2017

The TV Gods have smiled upon American Gods again today with Starz giving the recently debuted series a pretty quick Season 2 renewal. Expected to launch in mid-2018, the second season pick-up comes just under two weeks after the Bryan Fuller and Michael Green adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 award-winning novel premiered on the premium cabler on April 30.

While a specific number of episodes for the second season of the Fremantle Media North America produced series has not been determined, I hear it will be at least the eight that the first season had.

“Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,” Starz programming president Carmi Zlotnik said today.

“American Gods has been a ground-breaking series born out of belief and it’s thrilling to be partnered with Starz to continue this ambitious story,” added FremantleMedia North America’s co-CEO Craig Cegielski. Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have ignited a conversation through cinematic magic, presented through a diverse ensemble of actors that continue to keep us engaged and inspired.”

Led by Ian McShane and The 100 alum Ricky Whittle, the first season of the mythological fantasy drama had some inspiration undoubtedly from the 975,000 viewers who watched its 9 PM debut on April 30. That solid Live + Same Day result is one of the best original series debuts Starz has ever had. Over all three of its debut weekend plays, “The Bone Orchard” episode of American Gods snagged 1.4 million viewers. In delayed viewing and on multiple platforms, American Gods‘s first episode has garnered more that 5 million viewers total so far.

As well as starring Whittle and the Deadwood alum, American Gods also features Emily Browning, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley and Back To The Future icon Crispin Glover. Past Fuller collaborator Gillian Anderson portrays the god Media, that other Fuller collaborator Pushing Daisies vet Kristin Chenoweth is Easter in the series, which also has Jonathan Tucker and Cloris Leachman among its cast.

Fuller and Green are showrunners as well as executive producers with Gaiman himself, FMNA’s Cegielski and Stefanie Berk, director David Slade, and Adam Kane. SVPs of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Ken Segna are the Starz executives on the series.

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Gallery Updates   ◊   Photoshoots & Portraits
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.

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Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 15
American Gods   ◊   Gallery Updates   ◊   Screen Captures
written by Elise   |   May 9, 2017

More than 30 high-quality screen captures of Emily as Laura Moon in this week’s “American Gods” have been added to our gallery. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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