Any Shadowhunter worth his black would never be caught dead using a stunt double while destroying dastardly demons, and so it was that the actors portraying badass Nephilim in the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" underwent weeks of grueling training to pull off all those jumps, kicks and flips.
When we caught up with star Kevin Zegers recently at WonderCon, he explained the process of getting into top physical condition to portray Alec Lightwood.
"I think I showed up about four weeks before we started, and it went through filming, so then on lunch break we would go and rehearse the fight sequences," he said of the rigorous preparation. "[Director] Harald [Zwart] wanted us to do our own stuff, which I think when you watch the movie you can tell. It's sort of great, and you can see that it's us, and it's violence and just as, like, a guy, I saw the new trailer and it looks awesome. It looks like a big action movie, also obviously, the love story and everything are going on and the fantasy stuff. The action stuff looks awesome."
It doesn't take more than a cursory glance at Jamie Campbell Bower's resume to notice a theme. "Harry Potter," "Twilight," "Mortal Instruments"—dude is a serious fantasy buff! And when we caught up with the actor recently at WonderCon, he spilled that he has another otherworldly role on the docket.
"I will be playing a young Gandalf, indeed," Jamie joked of the "Lord of the Rings" character. "That's my next job. You can't tell, but I'm in the process of growing out a very extensive beard."
In all seriousness, though, Jamie confirmed that he is a fan of the genre and that perhaps his casting in all these magical projects isn't simply a coincidence.
Shailene Woodley is proving just how Dauntless she can be in a first look at "Divergent," courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
Based on the best-selling dystopian drama by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" takes place in a near-future Chicago, where society has been divided into five factions, each upholding a different virtue. Citizens are tested as teens to determine where they fit, but when Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Shailene) receives a "divergent" result (meaning she doesn't fit squarely into any faction), she leaves the safety of her Abnegation home and joins up with the brave Dauntless. (Explaining the knives in the image, which are part of the initiation process for the fearless faction.)
The red coats are coming! A new promotional poster for the forth season of "Pretty Little Liars" hit the web yesterday, featuring leading ladies Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario wearing little more than scarlet trenches and steely gazes.
The little liars' choice of outwear is no coincidence, of course, but a nod to the shady leader of the nefarious A-Team, who favors a red coat as his/her supervillain costume.
The fourth season of "Pretty Little Liars" debuts on June 11, boasting plenty of mysteries to be unraveled—chief among them is what (or who!) is tucked into the trunk of Officer Wilden's cruiser.
Former "American Idol" contestant Jessica Sanchez will make her long-awaited "Glee" debut on Thursday, and we've got your first look!
The 17-year-old looks positively pensive in this still from "Lights Out," which finds the power cut at McKinley High, prompting an "unplugged" session for the glee club.
The big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' naughty novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" has whipped up plenty of bogus speculation since it was optioned last year: Angelina Jolie directing! Emma Watson as Ana! Jonah Hill as...Christian!? But the latest rumor swirling around the blogosphere has got to be the best yet.
According to The Wrap, director Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting") shot a sample sex scene, starring Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey, in a bid to helm the highly anticipated S&M tale. No word on who filled the shoes of Christian's naive paramour Anastasia Steele, though sources did tell the site the scene in question was Ana losing her virginity to Christian.
The report caused quite a stir (and a lot of head scratching) in the MTV Newsroom. So much so, in fact, that we compiled a list of our top 10 questions regarding the rumor.
Have you embraced an evergreen today? April 22 is Earth Day—an observance uniting millions around the globe in a single mission to clean up our planet. Our friends over at MTV Act have a list of five ways to take action on Earth Day, and it's a good one. After you've checked off a few items and done your part, why not treat yourself? With what, you may be asking. How about a handful of hot guys who've also gone green (by way of their clothing)? Sure, they're not all environmentalists, but no one's perfect!
Hollywood Crush's boyfriend Ryan Gosling is a sucker for a sapphire suit, evidenced by two separate though similarly hued looks he's sported over the last couple of years. The actor cut quite a form in a sleek green Gucci suit at the "Ides of March" premiere in L.A. in 2011, and in March, crushed us in a velvet number at "The Place Beyond the Pines" premiere in New York.
Ryan's made his commitment to the environment known, most recently penning a letter decrying the poor treatment of cattle.
On screen, he'll help Aubrey Plaza cross a few naughty items off of her "To Do List," but off screen, "Hart of Dixie" star Scott Porter is officially off the market.
The actor tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Kelsey Mayfield on Saturday in Austin, Texas, Us Weekly confirms. The couple, who became engaged in January 2012, have been dating for five years after meeting on the set of the dearly departed "Friday Night Lights" (which makes their nuptial locale super fitting).
Scott confirmed the news on his Instagram over the weekend, writing, "Two families became one today."
Last week—hot on the well-shod heels of Christina Lauren's "Beautiful Stranger" coming to town—Hollywood Crush had the distinct pleasure of not only revealing the title of the sexy series' third installment, but also getting the scoop straight from the authors about what fans can expect from "Beautiful Player."
If you're familiar with the backstory of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings' first novel "Beautiful Bastard," you know its genesis was as a "Twilight" fanfic titled "The Office." And, of course, it's not the first (or likely the last) fic to get a big-time publishing deal. (Maybe you've heard of a damaged billionaire named Christian Grey?) So with that in mind, we asked the authors to weigh in on other fics they'd like to see on a bookshelf in their local Barnes & Noble. But as Lauren pointed out, it's not as straightforward as all that.
"I think it's kind of a tricky question because a lot of the fic that I really love was so deeply rooted in 'Twilight,'" Lauren explained. "One of the reasons I felt excited to come onto this project was because I felt like there weren't any ties to it, it was just a way for Christina to write a fun, sexy story and get a lot of feedback. So the number of stories you can actually divorce from the 'Twilight' content is really small, even though the number of stories that just blew my mind are huge."
School will be in session at William McKinley High for at least two more years. Fox announced today that it has picked up its song and dance series, "Glee," for seasons five and six.
"'Glee' debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture," Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said. "Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire 'Glee' team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show—and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons."
The series underwent a major metamorphosis this season as its core class graduated, flocking to all corners of the country and making way for a brand-new crop of students. (Though, as any Gleek can attest, Rachel, Finn and Kurt never stay away from Lima, Ohio, for long...)