May 14 2015

Events Update

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Added 9 additional photos of Morena attending the Fox All-Star Party back in January and 6 photos of her attending the Fox Programming Presentation a couple of days ago.

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May 13 2015

Gotham: Morena Baccarin Promoted to Series Regular for Season 2

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Actress Morena Baccarin will return and become a series regular during the second season of Gotham.

Portraying Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Baccarin originally joined Gotham on Fox in January. According to TVLine, Baccarin’s recurring role deal included a series-regular option for the sophomore season, which has now been exercised.

That means Baccarin’s comic book adaption schedule has just gotten a little more hectic. The Homeland and Firefly actress also is set to appear in Deadpool as mutant Copycat and provides the voice of Gideon on The Flash.

As for Gotham, the second season of the Batman origin show will be paired with Minority Report on Monday evenings when it premieres later this year.

Source: Gotham: Morena Baccarin Promoted to Series Regular for Season 2 – IGN

Apr 28 2015

‘Gotham': As strong character, Morena Baccarin is just what the doctor ordered

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DESPITE AN ACTOR’S résumé featuring its share of geek fare, Morena Baccarin says she was never into comic books.

Yet that hasn’t stopped the Brazilian actress, who’s also known for her role on Showtime’s “Homeland,” from becoming a favorite among fans of comic book culture — partly because of her voice. On the CW’s “The Flash,” she has a small but important role, as the futuristic voice of a computer that aides a key, highly deceptive character. And in Warner Bros.’ animated DC Comics movie universe, she is the voice of Talia al Ghul, mother of future Robin the Boy Wonder Damian Wayne, in “Son of Batman.”

“I think it’s great and interesting, but if you asked me about certain characters or comics, I really wouldn’t know about them,” Baccarin told the Post’s Comic Riffs. “But it’s been fun to be part of all the different universes, and I do like the stories very much. What’s great about that world for women, specifically, is the characters are really great, very strong female characters.”

And it is her role in another adaptation of the Batman universe that Baccarin might be most known for now, with her portrayal of Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Fox’s “Gotham.”

Baccarin says that her first season on “Gotham” has been a good deal of fun, and that she’s looking forward to expanding her role, thanks to the show’s second-season pickup.

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Mar 20 2015

Morena Baccarin Interview – ‘Gotham’ and ‘Firefly’

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When actress Morena Baccarin chooses a role, she needs to not only like the material, but also be inspired by something in the story and/or the character.

“I try to do good material, things that interest me – at least I thought that way because you never know how things are gonna turn out – but I really try to follow my gut,” explained Baccarin, who lives in Los Angeles with filmmaker Austin Chick (XX/XY), her husband of more than three years.

Baccarin has made her mark in Hollywood by playing strong and nuanced characters, most notably military wife Jessica Brody on Homeland – for which she was nominated for an Emmy – and Inara Serra on the cult sci-fi/Western Firefly and its big-screen sequel Serenity. Other notable roles include Anna on V, Adria on Stargate SG-1, Erica Flynn on The Mentalist, Rachel on The Red Tent, Isobel Swift on The Good Wife, Black Canary on Justice League Unlimited, Cheetah on Batman: The Brave and The Bold, and Talia al Ghul in the straight-to-DVD animated movie Son of Batman.

Currently, she provides the voice of the computer Gideon on The Flash and has a recurring role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Gotham, which is a Batman prequel series. It was recently announced Baccarin will be in the Deadpool movie, with Ryan Reynolds reprising the titular role from 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is slated for a 2016 release.

“Certain characters and certain stories move you, and you feel you can tell a story and you’re inspired by them – those are always the best jobs,” she said.

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Mar 20 2015

Morena Baccarin Looks Back on ‘Homeland’ and Playing Jessica Brody

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Morena Baccarin had guest-starring roles on Stargate-SG1, The Mentalist, The O.C., Las Vegas, and was a regular on the short-lived medical drama Heartland before landing V, a remake of the 1983 mini-series and subsequent short-lived TV series of the same name. On V, Baccarin played Anna, the cold, cunning leader of an alien race of lizard-like humanoids that come to Earth in peace. However, the true intention of the aliens – called the Visitors – is conquering Earth.

When V was cancelled after its second season, Baccarin went to play Jessica Brody – another highlight of her career and arguably her best-known role – on Showtime’s Homeland. Based on the Israeli TV series Hatufim (English translation: Prisoners of War) Jessica is the wife of Nicholas Brody (Damien Lewis), a U.S. Marine who’s been a prisoner of al-Queada for several years.

When he’s released, Brody returns home to Jessica and their two children Dana (Morgan Saylor) and Chris (Jackson Pace), but he’s badly traumatized. During his absence and believing him dead, Jessica finally moved on and began a relationship with Maj. Mike Faber (Diego Klattenhoff), Brody’s best friend. Upon Brody’s return, she breaks up with Mike and tries to make her marriage work again. Further, bipolar CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) believes Brody’s been turned. She’s right, but Brody – who’s climbing the political ladder – undermines her credibility at every step.

“I felt that her journey was so fascinating. Here’s this woman who’d given up everything – the military wife. He comes home finally. She’s buried him in many ways and she’d had to put aside herself and the love that she found to put her family back together. And it turns out he’s become completely unavailable and crazy. There’s so much to be played and such a great story to be told,” said Baccarin.

She even spoke candidly about doing nude scenes on Homeland.

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