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New Interview with Anna where she talks Secret City, Mindhunter and taking a break. Also, a new photoshoot with a brunette Anna! She looks gorgeous! Below are scans, the photoshoot and the article. Thanks Luciana.

In any upscale restaurant around Los Angeles, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a celebrity, even if most of them are hidden in the back corner. But not only does Australian actor Anna Torv choose a sunlit front patio table at popular hotspot Goldie’s for our interview, her accent prompts a gushing reaction from our over-the-top waiter. “We have an Australian actress who comes in here all the time, but I can’t remember her name!” he brags.

Torv has agreed to meet me for lunch at the hip restaurant owned by the trio of Aussies who are also behind the West Hollywood favourite Eveleigh, and she’s excited to talk about her starring role in the new Foxtel series, Secret City. But she’s far too modest to play the “Don’t you know who I am?” game and just smiles with polite curiosity as the waiter hurries off to figure out whose name he should be dropping.

With the kind of ethereal beauty and talent that have earned her comparisons with fellow NIDA graduate Cate Blanchett, Torv is so far best known for her long-running role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox sci-fi drama Fringe, which ended in 2013. Yet as we sit at a street-facing table that flanks a verdant living wall of plants, Torv insists fame was never a priority.

“Sometimes I still get recognised,” she says with a tinge of embarrassment. “It used to happen the day after the show had aired and somebody would be really excited to see me, but now it’s maybe just the occasional double-take.”

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THE female revolution will be televised — with Foxtel supercharging its 2016 programming launch with some of Australia’s most talented leading ladies at the heart of next year’s schedule.

AACTA nominee Sigrid Thornton joined her new Wentworth co-star Danielle Cormack in celebrating the growing opportunities for female actors on the local small screen.
Thornton, who recently won acclaim as Judy Garland in Seven’s Peter Allen telemovie, will guest star as inmate, cosmetics business owner and socialite Sonia Stevens.
The special appearance marks Thornton’s return to the prison drama, after she starred in 26 episodes of the original Prisoner series playing a teenage murderer — just before her breakthrough film role in George Miller’s The Man from Snowy River.

While keeping tight-lipped about her character’s storyline, she admitted she was “confronted with the intensity of the show and it’s also quite violent at times.”
Embracing her return to TV, she said it was vibrant time for women in the industry.
“We are following a global trend that does seem to be introducing a lot more strong female characters into the mix with television,” the 56-year-old Thornton said.”

“The Danes are doing it, the Americans are doing it very well. Women of different age groups as well, and that’s a really healthy thing to see because it reflects our society as it is.”
She will continue filming her Wentworth role next week, after recently completing the production of the second season of the ABC’s thriller, The Code.

Foxtel’s drama slate next year will also include Jacki Weaver and Anna Torv leading an all-star ensemble in Secret City (Showcase channel); returning favourite A Place To Call Home (starring Marta Dusseldorp and Noni Hazlehurst); while the much-anticipated event series, The Kettering Incident, featuring Elizabeth Debicki and Matt Le Nevez is expected to air in early 2016.

Kitchen queen Donna Hay returns to Foxtel with a new series, Donna Hay — Basics to Brilliance, for LifeStyle FOOD.
Foxtel executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “Our growing commitment to producing exclusive homemade signature programming for our subscribers will continue in 2016, with more Australian original series than ever before. Our significant investment in acquisitions will also continue giving Foxtel viewers the biggest array of overseas series available in Australia.”


Anna Torv Interview

Posted by Annie on
January 19th, 2013

Anna Torv on the “Fringe” Series Finale

Talented Aussie beauty Anna Torv drops by the Studio, fresh from taping the very last episode of Fox’s sci-fi hit series, “Fringe”! She tells us all about those precious final moments. She also shares her thoughts on time travel, the existence of aliens, and… memory-recovering worms?? Hosted by Nikki Novak (@nikkinovak).

GiveMeMyRemote has an interview with Anna from the red carpet of the Fringe’s 100th episode party.

FRINGE’s Olivia Dunham has gone through quite the ride this season: after initially being reunited with her (now-grown) daughter, Etta, and estranged husband, Peter, things turned tragic when Etta was gunned down. And while Olivia reached out to Peter so the duo wouldn’t let their daughter’s demise separate them (again), what she didn’t know what he had taken the drastic step of implanting Observer tech in an effort to beat the people responsible for Etta’s death.

But with Peter rapidly losing his humanity, he (inadvertently?) clued Olivia into what he did and what he was up to after she stumbled upon his wall of crazy. And now Olivia will have to figure out where to go from here.

So what’s a woman to do?

I spoke with FRINGE star Anna Torv (Olivia) at an event for the show’s 100th episode/finale, and she teased a bit of Olivia’s mindset going forward in these final hours…

If you were counting on seeing Joshua Jackson or Anna Torv jump right into another TV role after Fringe wraps its series finale, you might want to take residence in the alt universe. Because both actors tell TVLine they likely will sit out the coming pilot season.

“I’ll probably skip this pilot season, for a variety of reasons,” Jackson shared with us at Fringe‘s 100th episode party held Dec. 1 in Vancouver, just days before filming began on the Warner Bros. TV drama’s final hour (airing Jan. 18 on Fox).

Among the TV vet’s considerations: “With the intensity of 22-episode television, I don’t know how healthy it is to try to jump from show to show,” he noted. “And I had the benefit, because of my first show (Dawson’s Creek), to be able to wait out on something really good like [Fringe], and they don’t come around every year just because you’re unemployed. So the next time around, I’ll be waiting for something as good as this.

Torv, meanwhile, told TVLine that since pilots for the 2013-14 TV season start casting “pretty soon” (aka early January) — after five intense Fringe seasons — “I really want to take a deep breath.”

A relative newcomer to U.S. audiences when she first inhabited the role of Olivia Dunham in 2008, the Aussie actress explained that “after any little jump that you do, you go through a period where you have to let go of your character. You sort of think about them and miss them, and then you put them to bed and you grieve them, and then that’s it. I’ve never played anybody for five years, so it’s going to take a bit of time for me to get her all out [of my system].

Forgoing pilot season “is my immediate plan,” she added. “And then… I don’t know!”


Add my sadface to this post. I do hope Anna gets her break, but I do want her to be back on TV on some kickass show soon!

The cast and producers of Fox’s Fringe gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday night to celebrate the Warner Bros. TV series’ 100th — and final — episode. And now we have a title for that ultimate hour.
“It is called ‘An Enemy of Fate,’” series boss J.H. Wyman shared with TVLine on the red carpet.
Episode 100 is the second of two hours airing on Friday, Jan. 18.

And while Wyman leading up to and throughout this final season has repeatedly stressed the emotional stakes for Peter, Olivia, Walter et al during these last 13 episodes, make no mistake — this show is going out with a literal bang as well.

“It’s definitely the biggest season finale we’ve ever had,” Wyman promised. “It’s the most expensive…. It’s massive, really big. I wanted to go out like, ‘Wow, how did they do that?’”

“I wanted to make sure I handled [the action element] and the emotions with equal import,” he added.
Fringe resumes its fifth and final run on Friday, Dec. 7 with this season’s eighth episode, “The Human Kind.” What do you think “An Enemy of Fate” means?


How Will the Fringe Team Deal with ____ Death?

Posted by Annie on
November 2nd, 2012
Ok, this is spoilerish if you haven’t seen the latest episode, so, dont read the article!

How Will the Fringe Team Deal with Etta’s Death?

In a cruel new world, it only seems fitting that Peter and Olivia would reunite with their daughter only to have her tragically taken away from them too soon.

On last Friday’s Fringe, the Observers mercilessly killed the youngest Bishop family member, sending out shock waves among the Fringe fandom. How could Etta (Georgina Haig), who we came to love during such a short period of time, be taken away so soon? This is just a taste of the danger Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv), Walter (John Noble) and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) will continue to face in the Observer-occupied future.

“Etta’s death is horrendous because, particularly this family — Peter, Olivia, Walter and Astrid — have had so much loss,” Noble tells “The whole series is predicated on loss. The loss of Peter is what caused all this. To see them united as a family and getting back together, because Peter and Olivia had been alienated too, the death of their little girl, just when we’ve gotten to really love her, it’s tragic.”

The remaining Fringe team will be bonded through this tragedy because they’re all they have left against the Observers. “It adds a whole other layer of despair to this really dire situation that they’re in,” Nicole says, explaining that they’ve essentially lost their inside person who actually lived through the Observer occupation. “In a way she’s kind of like this bright light in this awful, desperate place that they find themselves in. The one thing that they had that was kind of keeping them afloat is not there anymore.”

For Olivia, it’s a chance to handle the loss of her daughter in a different way this time around. “The next episode for Olivia is where she makes a decision to mourn differently this time and to handle her grief differently, and to try and find a little bit more of a shared thing with Peter through it, instead of them separating like they did,” Torv says. “For Olivia, you see this moment of, ‘Oh sh–, if this has happened again, then I’m not going to make the same mistakes again.’ They pick themselves up as best they can.”

But based on the promo for this week’s episode, Peter is on a dangerous path for vengeance, which may cause a bit of a divide between him and Olivia. “They each have to cope with it in their own way,” Jackson says. “The choices that they each make, particularly the choices that Peter makes, are not very constructive. So it’s not necessarily that it’s driven a wedge between the two of them, but they’re not really available for each other in a way that they would hope to be dealing with a tragedy.”

Eventually, the loss and pain will be too much for someone on the team — though whether that’s actually Peter remains to be seen. “At some point in the future, it’s a breaking point for one of the characters,” Nicole says. “It’s just too hard for them accept that. Her death was something that needed to happen. They’ve gone through a lot of really difficult situations, but this is the one situation that they were completely unprepared for. It’s really hard to watch them struggle through the ensuing episodes.”

Jackson agrees that Etta’s death was a necessary evil in Fringe’s journey to the end. “If the idea that [executive producer J.H.] Wyman had for the show this year that it was a play in three acts, this finishes the first act of the play,” he says. “Obviously the death of their child and Walter’s grandchild changes everything, changes the stakes of everything and it changes the motivation for everything going forward for all of the characters. Each one of them, over the course of the five episodes that follow, are just dealing purely with the fallout of that in their various ways. Then, at the end of that second act, they shift paths again to get us into our homestretch.”


A great interview with Anna from, where she talks saying goodbye to red Olivia, new season and saying goodbye to the show.

Anna Torv simply isn’t ready to talk about it yet, the loss she experienced as part of Fringe‘s penultimate season finale.

“I… I can’t even… I don’t even want to think about it,” she says of bidding Agent Olivia Dunham’s alt self goodbye. Shaking her head in disbelief and with palpable affection for a fictional being coloring her voice, she shares, “I’m totally going to miss her! I can’t believe they let me have her for so long.”

The moment seemed only appropriate to tell the Aussie beauty that this reporter harbored a bit of a crush on that rascally redhead from the “red” ‘verse. “I do, too!” she confides. “She’s so cute, and easy, and fun…. Because [Alt] Lincoln was always the leader of that team, she was always able to be a little more loose. She didn’t have to carry the show.”

Torv makes no secret of her immense love for Season 3, which toggled between the “blue” (prime) and “red” (alternate) universes and dangled so, so much Emmy bait. “I’ve missed that back-and-forth,” she admits. Yet Season 4 — in which Peter’s presence in a timeline that heretofore didn’t acknowledge him eventually led Olivia to “remember” how things used to be — presented new notes for the actress to play.

“Any opportunity I get for Olivia to not be so dour all the time, I sort of relish,” Torv smiles. “When she gets her memories back, I didn’t want her to be troubled by it. I wanted her to be truly, ‘This is a great feeling and I don’t want to let this go!’ So that was one of my favorite little parts of the year.”

Speaking of small moments, I had to ask Torv about that look, the one exchanged between Fauxlivia and our Lincoln Lee as the bespectacled G-man revealed his decision to stay on the Other side as the bridge between the worlds closed down. Did the badass beauty actually blush?

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An interesting article from TVLine, would be nice if Fringe moved to a smaller network.

Fringe’s uncertain future was a hot topic Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour, with both the president of Fox and executive producer J.J. Abrams weighing in on what is and what might need to be.

But when TVLine spoke with EPs Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman earlier this week — after screening the show’s winter premiere (airing Friday, Jan. 13) — they shared their exit plan (or absence of one) should this turn out to be the final season.

“The answer to that question is the same every year,” Pinkner started when asked if and when they’d need a heads up to wrap things up. “Worst case scenario, if this were the last aired season of Fringe — and as we’ve said before, there are other outlets where we could continue our stories, be they graphic novels or webisodes — we know what the end of this season is going to be, and it can function as a series finale.”

Pinkner said that last season’s capper likewise could have served as an apropos out for the sci-fi saga. “Had Peter, the lynchpin for the reason the show existed, been the one to sacrifice himself heroically to save the two universes and the woman he loved, it would have been a very authentic end.”

Fox president Kevin Reilly, when fielding questions about Fringe‘s fate, said the show has been a “point of pride” for him, as boss of a network that famously has let down genre-TV fans. Alas, Fringe is “an expensive show” that is not yielding a profit, he noted, “and we’re not in the business of losing money.”

Reilly said that conversations with Fringe‘s creative team and production studios have yet to take place. But Abrams, for one, says he’s “crossing [his] fingers” that the story of Peter, Olivia, Walter et al “gets to continue — and if not on Fox, maybe somewhere else.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)

Fringe: J.J. Abrams, FOX on a Potential Season 5

Posted by Annie on
January 9th, 2012

Fox TCA happened yesterday and there were talks of a possible cancellation of the show. There’s no official word on it, but Fox president Kevin Reilly said “Fringe is an expensive show that is not yielding a profit, and we’re not in the business of losing money.“. It seems that Fox does want to keep it, but it needs more viewers!

Here’s an article from where J.J. talks about the show and below there’s a preview for this week’s episode.

Another year, another waiting game for Fringe, which continues its life as a cult and critical favorite with notably low ratings that would usually lead to cancellation – and yet hasn’t so far. So will the show continue to beat the odds and get renewed for a fifth season? Co-creator/Executive Producer J.J. Abrams was at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today to promote his new FOX series, Alcatraz, and was asked about Fringe’s future.

Replied Abrams, “I don’t know. For some sick reason, I’m hopeful, because the show… There’s some stuff coming up that’s so great. They’re doing such amazing work. Maybe it’s just that dumb optimism of hoping that when good work is done, it gets rewarded. I think that some of the work they’re doing, that Jeff [Pinkner] and Joel [Wyman] are working on now, is so good that I’m just crossing my fingers that it gets to continue. And if not, on FOX, maybe somewhere else.”

While Abrams didn’t elaborate on where else Fringe could go, should FOX cancel it, he did talk about whether he thought FOX would give them enough time to craft a proper ending, if this ended up being the final season. “I would think that if the show is going to end… They’ve been so wonderful and incredibly supportive and really aware of the audience that they have – and in some cases don’t have. And I’m sure that they would be courteous enough to do that, for sure.”

Abrams said that when it comes to a potential Season 5, “My dream would be that the next year would be the great ending for the show – to have one more season. But of course, any producer would say that.”

The famously secretive Abrams wouldn’t talk about what’s to come plotwise on Fringe, but did say, “Joel Wyman, who’s one of the showrunners, is actually directing an episode now that it incredibly romantic and incredibly powerful and emotional and has my favorite combination of weird and sweet – of sci-fi and romance.”

Shortly after the chat with Abrams, FOX president Kevin Reilly was asked where the network stands in regards to Fringe. Said Reilly, “Fringe has been a point of pride. I share the passion for the show that the fans have. I love the fact that FOX, after letting down some of the genre fans over the years, put one on [and stuck with it]. I love the fans – that they stuck with it and went to Friday night with us. It’s vastly improved our Friday night. We have a Friday night for the first time in a long, long time.”

Reilly then continued, “The hesitation in my voice is that it’s an expensive show. We lose a lot of money on the show. At that rating, on that night, it’s almost impossible to make money on it. That’s been the case now over the last season. You know, we’re not in the business of losing money. So we really have to sit down and figure out, ‘Is there a number at which it makes sense?’ I do not want to drop the ball at the end and let the fans down.”

Reilly joked, “Please don’t star the letter writing campaign right now, everybody! I can’t take it!”, remarking, “I hope we get some credit with the fans for seeing through a great show that they’ve enjoyed. I’m not now quietly doing the soft-cancel here. I’m just telling you where it stands. We haven’t even sat down with the producers or the studio. I know they want to keep it going. So that’s another decision we’ll have to make.”

With Abrams confirming they’d treat Season 5 as the final season, I wonder if Warner Bros. and FOX might work out a deal for a final 13-episode season, much like happened with the similarly ratings-challenged Chuck this past year (another Warner Bros. production). This would likely be contingent on Warners giving FOX a very good deal on a Season 5, considering Reilly’s comments about Fringe already losing money for the network. But we shall see….