Topic: Maggie Smith

The Downton Abbey Cast Plays Bananagrams On Set, Which Sounds F-U-N

The Downton Abbey Cast Plays Bananagrams On Set, Which Sounds F-U-N

As if we didn’t want to visit the Downton Abbey set enough already, what with their folksy jam sessions and general Britishness, we now know that the cast loves to play Bananagrams in between takes. I’m personally a bit scandalized by this, since the lack of a game board kind of makes Bananagrams the commoner’s Scrabble. That’s something the Dowager Countess would most certainly scoff at. More »

5 Reasons to Stop What You’re Doing And Watch the SAG Awards

5 Reasons to Stop What You're Doing And Watch the SAG Awards

The awards season means different things for different people, the lesser-known SAG Awards included. For actors it means liquid diets, and sweat-drenched nightmares in their hyperbaric chambers about not quite fitting into their sample size dresses. Remember you don’t alter a Vera Wang, you alter yourself to fit into Vera.  Oh, it’s also probably about validating career choices, as well, but their multi-million dollar paychecks do that, too. More »

14 Actors Who Have Played Gods

14 Actors Who Have Played Gods

Haven’t heard of Gods Behaving Badly? It’s okay; we hadn’t either, until recently. The upcoming film, based on the novel of the same name, follows the ancient Greek gods, who, it turns out, are not only alive and well but managing a brownstone in New York. Last week, casting was announced, and believe you me, it looks like it’s going to be hilarious. Oliver Platt as Apollo? Win! Edie Falco as Artemis? Sold! John Turturro as Hades? On par with James Woods! Christopher Walken as Zeus? PERFECT. We’ve walked you through the actors who have played the Devil before; so now, in honor of Gods Behaving Badly, we bring 14 actors who have all played gods, ranging from Greek to Norse to Christian to fantasy deities. Time to get smiting! More »