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February 14th, 2009, 08:42 AM
A thread to post dollhouse cast and crew interview.

To start I've put together a collection of some recent interviews, which have become buried in the old thread.

Eliza Dushku: Echo in the House
The Dollhouse actress on how she became involved with Joss Whedon’s new show.

Amy Acker: What’s Up, Doc?
The Dollhouse actress chats about playing Dr. Claire Saunders.

Joss Whedon: Welcome to the Dollhouse
Buffy creator reveals how his new show was born.

Dushku: 'Dollhouse part a dream role'
Eliza Dushku describes her character of Echo in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse as a "dream role".

February 14th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Joss Whedon is an icon among geeks. To some, he is the man who can do no wrong. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is landmark in television history and "Firefly" is one of the most tragically short-lived series ever. The airwaves have been Whedon-less since the cancellation of "Angel" in 2004 but now he returns with "Dollhouse". It's a fascinating concept and the following interview will probably give you as much insight into the show as possible with very minor spoilers.


February 19th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Joss Whedon wins Bradbury Award

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon has been named recipient of the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting.

The honour is bestowed by the Science Fiction Writers of America at the same ceremony as the Nebula Awards. First given by Ben Bova in 1992, the Bradbury Award is named in acknowledgement of Ray Bradbury's contributions to the fields of science fiction and screenwriting.

Previous recipients are James Cameron for Terminator 2, J. Michael Straczynski for Babylon 5, and Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison for 2000X – Tales of the Next Millennia.

“Like everyone who picks up a pen, I was a rabid Bradbury fan and as greatly influenced by him as any other writer I read. To receive the award named for him is an honor I'd not dreamed of,” Whedon told Locus Magazine.

“In my defense,” he continued, “it didn't exist back then. What did exist were the very lovely, very twisted and very human stories that warped my impressionable mind, and that I have tried, in whatever medium they will let me, to measure up to.”


February 26th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Dollhouse Star to Produce Mapplethorpe Biopic
Feb 26, 2009, 08:26 AM | by Jeff Labrecque

Categories: Movie biz

Eliza Dushku, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fox's new Dollhouse, will produce a film based on the life of 1970s photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, whose daring and controversial celebrity portraits made him famous, before dying at age 42 from complications related to AIDS.

Variety reports that Dushku has recruited indie documentarian Ondi Timoner (DiG!) to direct the film, which is currently titled The Perfect Moment, but did not mention who might star as the acclaimed shutterbug. Dushku told E! last month at Sundance that she imagined her older brother Nate in the lead role. "Nate physically has an uncanny resemblance to Robert," Dushku said. "Some pictures are really eerie."


March 7th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Dollhouse - Tahmoh Penikett Interview(video)


April 3rd, 2009, 12:25 PM
Dollhouse Gets a Wake-Up Call! Plus Sexy Shower Secrets

This week on Fox's Dollhouse (Fridays, 9 pm/ET), Echo, Sierra and three other actives "wake up" — for realz — in their sleeping pods, fully aware that they have had their lives commandeered for some sort of "experiment." What happens when dolls don't play nice and instead start busting up their house? Dichen Lachman, the Australian-Tibetan actress who plays Sierra, gave us a preview. Plus: Just how much of each other are the "Dolls" seeing in the community shower?


April 16th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Dollhouse's Eliza Dushku on why Fox might renew the series


April 17th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Joss Whedon: What it will take for Dollhouse to survive

Joss Whedon, creator of Fox's sci-fi series Dollhouse, told reporters that there is still a chance that Fox will pick the show up for a second season, provided the remaining four episodes do well—especially with a new lead-in, Prison Break, which replaces Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in the timeslot before, starting April 24.


April 26th, 2009, 02:31 AM
Dollhouse: Fran Kranz Talks Topher

Fran Kranz's Topher is the mad genius behind the Dollhouse (well along with Joss Whedon, obviously), so in honor of tonight's new Dollhouse ep, we chatted him to find out where he's been and where he's going, and what that means for the denizens of the Los Angeles Dollhouse.

Read on to find out what Topher has in store for us, and what kind of intimate relationship he's got going on with Olivia Williams' Adele and Amy Acker's Dr. Saunders...


April 26th, 2009, 02:32 AM
What a Doll! Enver Gjokaj Spills Victor's Secrets

Today's E! Online Dollhouse-fest starts off with the fantastic Enver Gjokaj dialing in from his native Albania to answer our burning questions about his role as Victor on Fox's Dollhouse, which, of course, returns tonight at 9 p.m. on Fox.


May 2nd, 2009, 12:35 AM
'Dollhouse' exclusive: Alpha breaks his silence!


May 5th, 2009, 08:02 AM
The mysterious Alpha reveals Dollhouse finale secrets

Echo (Eliza Dushku) risks her life in the season-finale episode "Omega" airing Friday.
In last week's penultimate episode of Fox's sci-fi series Dollhouse, the face of the mysterious and murderous Alpha was revealed, and SCI FI Wire spoke with the well-known Joss Whedon actor who played him about what's coming up in this Friday's season-one (and possibly series) finale. (Spoilers ahead if you don't know who Alpha is!)

Alan Tudyk, who starred in Whedon's Firefly and Serenity, was revealed to be Alpha. He told a group of reports on Monday that the season finale features Alpha and Echo (Eliza Dushku) on a crime spree, a la Mickey and Mallory from Natural Born Killers. Last Friday's episode, "Briar Rose," ended with Alpha taking Echo out of the Dollhouse, with their personalities connecting romantically.

"We take it on the road," Tudyk said in a conference call. "There may be a kidnapping or two in the episode, but for Alpha it's about fulfilling his plan, which is just the last step. Getting Echo was the second-to-the-last step of his ultimate plan. He's got one more thing in place before they can really go on their worldwide-domination killing spree, ruling-the-world spree. It's about making her in his own image, really, as far as he's a god. In his mind, he's a god, and he wants to bring her up to his level of multiple personalities."

The following Q&A features edited excerpts of the conference call with Tudyk. The season finale of Dollhouse airs Fridayat 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. (There are season-ending spoilers ahead as well!)


May 6th, 2009, 08:32 AM
Thanks for all the great info! I've been a fan of Eliza's since her Buffy days.

May 15th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Olivia Williams ('Dollhouse')

Joss Whedon has become somewhat of a talking point thanks to an array of popular shows including Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. The writer-producer has made a return to the small screen in the US with the much-talked about sci fi drama Dollhouse, which lands on UK screens next week. It has a cast including Eliza Dushku and ex-Neighbours star Dichen Lachman and a story which promises to be "a head-f**k", and it's gathered a lot of buzz online. Eager for more info, we caught up with Dollhouse's top dog Olivia Williams - a.k.a. Adelle - to get the lowdown.


May 19th, 2009, 08:19 AM
Eliza Dushku Dishes on Dollhouse Renewal: "Now We Get to Really Have Some Fun!"

In trumpeting Dollhouse's Season 2 pick-up, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly called the decision "a bet on creativity" and "a bet on Joss" — as in series creator Joss Whedon. Immediately following Fox's upfronts presentation, TVGuide.com grabbed a few minutes with Dollhouse lead Eliza Dushku to celebrate the renewal as well as the show's fans.


June 6th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Alan Tudyk on Dollhouse and V

Blast recently got the chance to speak with the always charming Alan Tudyk, also known as the beloved Wash from the critically-acclaimed series “Firefly” and as (spoiler!) Alpha from Joss Whedon’s latest series “Dollhouse.” Tudyk also has a new series due out this fall from ABC called “V.”


June 6th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Alan Tudyk on Dollhouse and V

Blast recently got the chance to speak with the always charming Alan Tudyk, also known as the beloved Wash from the critically-acclaimed series “Firefly” and as (spoiler!) Alpha from Joss Whedon’s latest series “Dollhouse.” Tudyk also has a new series due out this fall from ABC called “V.”


Best news since the renewal!! (spoiler for season 2)
Alpha's coming back!!

Thanks for the interviews Madwelshboy.

July 25th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Joss Whedon talks 'Dollhouse' future

Earlier today, we spent some time with Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon to get some info on the show's upcoming second season. Questions about the series were fired at the twisted mastermind from left, right and centre, and he gave us a few juicy teasers. What's next for Echo and Ballard? Is there a hidden message in Dollhouse? Can we expect a comic version of the series? Read on to find out!


August 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Comic-Con part 3: Iron Man 2, Trek, True Blood and Joss Whedon!

In the final video from the Syfy/Entertainment Weekly party at last month's San Diego Comic-Con, we interview Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau, Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto and he cast of True Blood, among others.


August 26th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Dollhouse - Eliza Dushku Interview


Dr. Harry Sullivan
September 30th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Check out the link below for an interview with Tahmoh Penikett (Paul Ballard) - :)


October 1st, 2009, 01:14 PM
Miracle Laurie Interview

After being prematurely released from her Dollhouse contract in the season finale, thanks to Agent Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett), we weren’t sure if we would ever see November/Mellie//Madeline on the sci-fi hit again. Also not sure of her return? Actress Miracle Laurie, who played the three-in-one character. TV Guide Magazine caught up with Laurie to discuss her return to Dollhouse this Friday, and her future on the show.


October 17th, 2009, 04:17 AM
DS Interview: Dichen Lachman ('Dollhouse')

Dollhouse has had a pretty checkered history since its debut earlier year: the first and second seasons were delayed, the ratings have been far from desirable, and creator Joss Whedon has done little to dispel rumours of a rift with Fox. Now back in the UK for its second season, can a shotgun wedding and a baby plot help spice things up for the troubled sci-fi series? Recently, we caught up with Dichen Lachman - aka Sierra - to find out why fans shouldn't give up on the show just yet.


Dr. Harry Sullivan
October 28th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Check out the link below for a Q & A with Eliza Dushku - :)