The first episode stills and synopsis for Lee Pace’s episode of “The Mindy Project” are finally available. His episode – cleverly titled “San Francisco Bae” – is airing on FOX next week, January 13th. (Lee is playing Alex Eakin, the “nerd-turned-billionaire ex-flame” — which explains his hair in the flashback still!) Check out a couple of pics from the ep in the gallery and a proper summary of what to expect below:
While trying to make friends in her new city, Mindy runs into a nerd-turned-billionaire ex-flame from Princeton. She imagines the life of riches she could have had with him and questions her relationship with Danny. Meanwhile, back in New York, Danny and Morgan think they witness Lauren cheating on Jeremy with Peter, so they devise a way to spy on Peter.
Despite filming it a full week ago, Lee Pace’s episode of “The Rachael Ray Show” finally aired yesterday. There doesn’t appear to be a full clip of his segment online (yet), but the official Rachael Ray site has uploaded a small portion of Lee’s interview, which you can view by clicking on the image above (there’s no embed available). In the clip, he talks about his wild Comic Con memory from earlier this year, when he and Hobbit co-star Andy Serkis woke up unsuspecting fans at 2-3am to greet them and take pictures. If the full interview pops up, I’ll edit this post with a new link.
In a fantastic new interview with, well, Interview Magazine, Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” spoke to Lee Pace for a very easy-going conversation. They talked about Lee’s latest foray into Middle-earth with The Hobbit trilogy and tech-savvy Joe Macmillan in AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire” — and even dabbled into Lee’s youth, including early runs at Houston’s Alley Theatre. Lee and Jim have known each other for years – they starred together in the Tony Award-winning play, The Normal Heart – and it creates for an easy rapport. Check out an excerpt of the interview below before heading to the source:
PARSONS: For a TV show – maybe for any project, but certainly for a continuing TV show – it is the people, the characters, that people want to see.
PACE: [“Halt and Catch Fire” is] about this American identity of the hunger for success and ambition and failure. We live in this culture where everyone’s just trying to get it right all the time: You’re trying to get right with God, you’re trying to be the right person, you’re trying to do this right, that right. And no one ever will. I really applaud the writers for writing these characters who are in the thick of trying to weed through the competition of their ambition versus their heart and their fallibility and their inadequacies and mediocrity and their desire to be more than they are. It’s the greys on this show that I find most interesting. You find yourself trying to categorize things – it’s this; it’s that – but it’s not that. It’s a grey thing that we all live through with the passage of time and our faulty record of memory.
PARSONS: And like you say, anything that I can think of that any human is trying to do, is aim for some sort of “perfection,” and that’s not going to happen.
PACE: The show is about innovation, the march into the future. It’s impossible to think about that without really weighing the lasting impact of the past and the complicated conditions of the present.
On Monday (December 15th), Lee Pace stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to promote his latest movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. During the (admittedly short) interview, he talked extensively of his parents’ cameo in the final Hobbit movie — and how, ultimately, they were taken out of the final cut. (Here’s to seeing them as Laketown extras in the extended edition!) You can watch a clip of his appearance on Kimmel’s show above or, if you’re able to verify your TV provider, the full episode is here.
Edit: You can now watch the full interview with Lee on Vimeo.
There’s been an influx of press pieces with Lee Pace, promoting his latest release The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Instead of bogging down LPO with walls of texts, I’ve instead collected all his recent articles and interviews in this one update; I’ll also be adding any others here unless they’re lengthy features (or videos). I’ll also be adding everything to the press archive for easy access, although I encourage visiting and supporting the sources first.
• CLICK ON DETROIT, December 16, 2014:
Lee Pace Riding High as ‘Hobbit’ Trilogy Ends
• GEORGIA STRAIGHT, December 17, 2014:
‘The Hobbit’s’ Lee Pace Relishes Playing Elvenking
• THEONERING.NET, November 29, 2014:
On Set to Talk ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’
• MOVIE FANATIC, December 16, 2014:
Lee Pace on “Celebrating” Middle-earth
• SPINOFF ONLINE, December 16, 2014:
Under All That ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Guardians’ Makeup, Lee Pace is Having a Blast
Nearly a week ago, on December 11th, Lee Pace joined Richard Armitage for their second joint Q&A of the day — this one, following an IMAX screening in New York. Together, they talked about their movie The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies (now in theaters). Los Angeles Times was there, both hosting the event as part of their “Hero Complex” screening series and even filming it for those fans unable to attend. Three videos have been released, although the last of the three is currently offline. Because I’m unable to embed the videos, you’ll have to go directly to LA Times’ website:
Video #1 and Video #2
and Video #3
Back on December 3rd, Lee Pace was involved with a live Q&A via @TheHobbitMovie — and he was hilarious. The event must have been a hit, as he was asked back for another round of answering fan questions on Twitter earlier today (December 15th). Once again, unsurprisingly, he was full of charm; Lee’s Hobbit co-star Richard Armitage even jumped in with a couple of questions, which opened and closed the Q&A session. You can read the full transcript below:
The Elvenking returns. Ready for more fun with @leepace? #AskThranduil now
@RCArmitage what music was playing and what drink was over served at the Elf party when 13 dwarves and hobbit slipped through your fingers
@leepace Good question! The soundtrack to Footloose. Dorwinion wine. But you knew that, Thorin.
@AlessiaCrawley Hi Lee! One thing you are a geek about?
@leepace Burgers. Any recommendations?
@GDMaryKidd What was your first thought when you met @Thranduart? So awesome!
@leepace So impressed with his attention to detail. One of the best Thranduils I’ve seen.