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Mark Duplass is not just a talented director, writer and producer, but he is also a very popular and versatile actor. 

Duplass is best known for writing and directing critically acclaimed films with his brother Jay like Baghead, Cyrus, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and The Do-Deca-Pentathion. However, he has now accumulated an impressive resume of acting work in such movies as Your Sister’s Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed, Darling Companion, People Like Us, and Zero Dark Thirty, not to mention his popular TV series The League. But the filmmaker can now been seen acting on the big screen once again in the film Tammy, which stars Academy Award-nominee Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief) and opens in theaters on July 2nd. 

In the new movie, after losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Tammy (McCarthy) hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother (Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon). Along the way Tammy meets Bobby (Duplass), a single man taking care of his alcoholic father (Gary Cole). In addition to McCarthy, SarandonDuplass, and Cole, the film features Allison Janney (The Way Way Back), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Ben Falcone (Bridesmaids), Sandra Oh (Sideways), and Academy Award-winners Nat Faxon (The Descendants), and Kathy Bates (Misery). Tammy marks actor Ben Falcone’s directorial debut, and he also co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, Melissa McCarthy

I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Mark Duplass about his work on Tammy, as well as his upcoming HBO Series Togetherness. The actor and filmmaker discussed his new movie, how he got the job, his character’s motivations, working with Melissa McCarthy, meeting Gary Cole, reuniting with Susan Sarandon, watching first time director Ben Falcone, how he separates his director side from his acting side, his upcoming HBO series Togetherness, making a TV show with his brother, and why he likes collaborating with HBO.

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Eloise Mumford is about to have her big break. 

The actress, best known for her work on the short-lived series Lone Star and The River, as well as the film In the Blood, will soon be seen playing Kate Kavanagh in the big screen adapation of the extremely popular novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), and is scheduled for release on February 13th, 2015. But first, Mumford can be seen in the new film Drones, which was directed by Rick Rosenthal (Halloween II, Bad Boys) and opens in theaters, on VOD and iTunes June 27th. 

In Drones, two soldiers, Sue Lawson and Jack Bowles (Mumford and Matt O’Leary), are tasked with deciding the fate of a terrorist with a single push of a button. As the action plays out in real time, their window to use a deadly military drone on the target slowly closes. With time running out, the soldiers begin to question what the real motives are behind the ordered lethal attack.

I recently had the pleasure of talking to Eloise Mumford about her work on Drones, as well as the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. The talented young actress discussed Drones, her research into the role, how that helped informed her performance, her character, the national debate over using military drones instead of manned aircrafts, filming in one location, working with actor Matt O’Leary, shooting Fifty Shades of Grey, the pressure that comes from appearing in a movie based on such a popular book, and collaborating with director Sam Taylor-Johnson

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