Actor Seth Gabel has appeared in such films as The Da Vinci Code, Jonah Hex, and Take Me Home Tonight, as well as the short-lived series Dirty, Sexy, Money. But he is probably best know to fans as agent Lincoln Lee on Fox’s popular sci-fi series Fringe.
However, the actor will soon be taking on the role of Green Arrow’s archenemy Count Vertigo on The CW series Arrow, which is based on the popular DC Comics archer. Not to mention that Gabel can be seen once again on the big screen in the new military based film Allegiance, which is currently available on VOD and opens in Los Angeles theaters on January 4th.
I recently had a chance to speak with Seth Gabel about Allegiance, as well as his upcoming role on Arrow, and possibly returning to Fringe for the series finale. The talented young actor discussed his new film, his character’s conflict, the research he did for the role, Arrow, his interpretation of Count Vertigo, looking at the comics for inspiration, his fight scenes with actor Stephen Amell, whether or not it will be a recurring role, and if he will in fact be returning to Fringe for the show's series finale on January 18th.
Opening in New York on December 28th, and in Los Angeles on January 4th, as well as currently being available on VOD is the new film Allegiance from writer/director Michael Connors, which is based on his own personal experiences while serving in the military. The film features an excellent cast of actors that includes Aidan Quinn (Jonah Hex), Seth Gabel (TV's Arrow), Shad Moss - AKA: Bow Wow (Madea's Big Happy Family), and Malik Yoba (Cool Runnings).
IAR is proud to present an exclusive clip from Allegiance, entitled "Reassignment."
Opening in theaters on April 22nd is the new film from writer/director/producer/actor Tyler Perry entitled Madea's Big Happy Family. The movie is based on Perry's play of the same name and is the sixth of his eleven films to feature his signature character, Mabel "Madea" Simmons. In addition to Tyler Perry, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Shad "Bow Wow" Moss (Lottery Ticket), Lauren London (ATL), Loretta Devine (Death At A Funeral), Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice TV commercials), and singer-turned-actress Jill Scott. IAR's Jasmine Simpkins recently had an opportunity to sit down with the multi-talented Tyler Perry, as well as Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, and Isaiah Mustaf to discuss the new film, how the cast felt about working with the director, Perry's return to the Madea character, and his feelings towards director Spike Lee's criticism of his work.
Check out the video interview with Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson and Naturi Naughton of Lottery Ticket from ARTISTdirect.com's Editor in Chief, Rick Florino.
Lottery Ticket wins on so many levels.
It's extremely funny, but it's also got an important message at its core. Of course hitting the lottery is awesome for Bow Wow's Kevin Carson, but it also turns into the craziest and most difficult time of his life.
"You've got to know who to trust. You've got to make sure you have the most loyal people around you," says Bow Wow about the double-edged sword that is hitting it big.
However, Lottery Ticket does remind him of one particular song. "Since you'd be 'Ballin'', it'd be 'We Fly High' by Jim Jones," he laughs. "That's what I think of when I think of Lottery Ticket.
We've got the helicopter in there. It's got us shopping in the mall. We're doing a whole bunch of stuff in this movie spending all that money!"At the same time, his co-star Brandon T. Jackson—Benny—likens the movie to another tune. He adds, "I like the song Bow Wow and Sean Kingston did for the soundtrack, 'Put that on My Hood.' It's like a theme song for the hood. It made the movie feel good!"
"Put that on My Hood" is the perfect anthem for any neighborhood across the globe, and Bow Wow manages to encapsulate the film's vibe sonically on the song with Sean Kingston. There was a lot of great music bumping on set as well."I was listening to Maxwell on set," exclaims Naturi Naughton [Stacie].
"I was spinning to a lot of other hip hop and R&B, but just music to keep my momentum going."Everyone in the film taps into a similar rhythm and momentum, and that's what makes Lottery Ticket so funny and real. ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino sat down with Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Terry Crews and Ice Cube for an exclusive interview about Lottery Ticket.
The cast talks about what they'd listen to if they won the lottery, some hilarious moments, their playlists and so much more in this exclusive interview.
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The film hits theaters Friday August 20!
Synopsis: Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three-day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize.