Complex: Lee Pace is Too Busy for Games

Aug 4
Kristina

There is a new interview featuring Lee Pace, courtesy of Complex. While the main subject revolves mostly around AMC’s “Halt And Catch Fire” – what with the season one finale airing Sunday night – there’s also discussion of a few other projects. Namely, Lee once again talks about acting as Joe Macmillan versus a character like Ronan (as soon in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy). Check out an excerpt below:

Is it fun for you to go back and forth from blockbuster like Guardians to a show where you’re doing a lot of character-based work?
I feel very fortunate to have that, very, very lucky because just for that reason. The characters are so different, the approach for the characters is so different. It’s not just about different people, it’s about a different way of working that I find very interesting, that I think I’ve had the good fortune to do. So, yeah, I love it!

Do you tend to gravitate toward characters you can see yourself in, or that are totally removed from how you think of yourself? Did you identify with Joe at all?
Like I said, it’s different ways of working. I never expected Joe to be, in a way, as close to me as he turned out to be, you know what I mean? When I read the beginning stuff, when I read the pilot and stuff, I didn’t think he was like me at all. But when I watched it back, when I watched what we had shot, I did feel like, “Oh, I understand that. I understand trying to walk into a new situation, starting a new endeavor, and maybe trying to be someone that you’re not. I get that.” I understand having a hard time connecting with someone that you care about deeply, and possibly losing them, and these are all things that Joe is going through.

I’m sorry, I kind of veered off away from your question, but I kind of do think… I don’t know, I like them both. They’re just different, very different. I’m definitely surprised at how much like me he is, and especially in this last episode. I mean I’m actor [laughs]; other characters, like Ronan, are about being something that’s not even human. But with a character like Joe, it’s a real study in humanity, and authenticity, and that’s the opportunity and that’s the important part, is to allow that authenticity in.

SOURCE: COMPLEX

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ New York Screening

Jul 30
Kristina

Yesterday evening (July 29th) Lee Pace headed to the Crosby Street Hotel to attend a special screening of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Hosted by The Cinema Society (with Men’s Fitness and FIJI Water), the event sort of served as the unofficial New York premiere for the movie. Co-stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Vin Diesel were all in attendance.

Additionally, Oscar Isaac and, as promised, Seth Meyers (whom Lee had spent time with earlier in the day for his late night talk show debut) stopped by. Marvel’s recently crowned Ant-Man, Paul Rudd, and Lee’s Marmaduke co-star, Judy Greer, were both at the after-party, which reportedly served innovative Grey Goose cocktails named “Guardian Galactic” and “Marvel Royal.”

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Lee at the event, who said of his Guardians character, Ronan: “He’s really just someone who is at odds with the heroes. With differences, if you’re not able to solve them through politics, you’ll end up solving them through a war.”

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (July 2014)

Jul 30
Kristina

Last night (or this morning, depending on your perspective), Lee Pace made his very first late-night talk show appearance in front of a live studio audience. In order to help promote Marvel’s upcoming movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee spoke to Seth Meyers as part of NBC’s “Late Night.” He elaborated on the 2am wake-up call he and Andy Serkis performed at Comic-Con just several days ago, along with some discussion on “Halt And Catch Fire.” Lee is as charming as ever — and, thankfully, did not vomit.

Check out the interview below:

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‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn Talks Lee Pace

Jul 28
Kristina

In a recent interview with SuperHeroHype, director James Gunn talks all things Guardians Of The Galaxy. The tone of the film is discussed, along with the wild selection of music used, but he also dips into casting for the film. The interviewer asked about Lee Pace in particular, giving Gunn the opportunity to explain why such a nice guy was cast as Ronan. Check out the excerpt below:

SHH: Lee Pace is playing completely against character, against type. He normally plays charming and likeable guys, so I would never expect him in a role like Ronan.
Gunn:
Yeah, Lee auditioned for Star-Lord, and he did a really great job. I liked him a lot. Honestly, I just liked him as a guy a lot. We instantly got along. It’s an incredibly important aspect to filmmaking for me is that I like the people I’m working with. I’m making this movie for two years, then I have to travel and do press junkets and all of that stuff with these people. I want to be around people who I really enjoy, whether it’s the production heads or the actors. Lee was the guy who I just instantly hit it off with, so when we started casting Ronan, which we needed to cast really quickly, I called him up and I said, “Dude, will you put yourself on tape real quick and send it to me because I think that you’re a physically imposing guy.” That was the other thing. Lee is 6’5″. One of the problems with casting the rest of these roles is that Chris Pratt was the first person we cast, and Chris Pratt is enormous, you know? An actor like Jason Momoa would come, and he’s smaller than Chris, basically. So it’s like we had to have some people around Chris who would make him look somewhat small. Actors like Dave Bautista and Lee Pace are hard to come by, anybody that’s bigger than Chris.

Trailer Addict Interview: Lee Talks Ronan

Jul 25
Kristina

There is a new video interview featuring Lee Pace now available to watch, courtesy of Trailer Addict. In the 5:40-long video, he talks all things Ronan — and working on the Guardians Of The Galaxy set in general (including working with director James Gunn and co-stars Chris Pratt and Karen Gillan). Definitely worth checking out to get some more backstory on his character.

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Los Angeles Premiere

Jul 21
Kristina

The world premiere of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy was held tonight (July 21st) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Lee Pace was at the event, helping to the promote the movie in which he plays the villain, Ronan The Accuser. (Fans of his might know by now that he’s missed quite a few movie premiers throughout his career, so tonight was a special treat.) Plenty of co-stars were on hand, including Chris Pratt, Dave Batista, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, and Gregg Henry; director James Gunn was, of course, also in attendance.

Numerous pictures from the event have been added to the gallery. (ETA: Pictures from the after-party added.) Additionally, check out a video below, in which Lee was interviewed on the red carpet:

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Ronan The Accuser Poster Revealed

Jul 17
Kristina

Marvel has been releasing character posters for their upcoming film, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and today it was the villains’ time to shine. New posters featuring Ronan The Accuser (played by Lee Pace), Nebula, and Korath saw their debut. These join the ranks of Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Nova Prime, Corpsman Dey, and Yondu. Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theaters on August 1st.

Lee Boards The Milano

Jul 16
Kristina

Lee Pace might not have gotten the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord – as he’s playing baddie Ronan The Accuser instead – but that doesn’t mean he can’t take a ride in his spaceship. Director James Gunn provided the above image as part of his “#gotgpicoftheday,” as seen on his official Instagram. It seems Lee couldn’t resist the impressive set of The Milano, including all of the thought and detailed work put into it. Gunn also provided some commentary on the photo (and ship set), which can be read below:

#gotgpicoftheday Ronan takes the Milano for a spin.

So many of us on the cast and crew were like kids around the giant toys on set. Lee Pace, who plays Ronan, wanted his photo in Peter Quill’s ship and I happily obliged.

The Milano, though hardly the biggest set in the film, was possibly production designer Charlie Wood’s most impressive. In person it seemed every inch a believable spacecraft. It was two levels high and inspired equally by the Apollo space program, the pulp art of Chris Foss, American muscle cars, and what we imagined was an older cousin Peter Quill idolized who had a 1980’s stoner van (some of the walls have shag carpeting).

The Milano is a souped-up version of the Ravagers’ M-ships.

Charlie Wood and I discussed early on that different cultures would have different cultural priorities. On Earth all of our technology is geared towards the priorities of ease and luxury. But other worlds could have other priorities – say, aesthetics or procreation. In the case of the Ravagers, what was most important was a tactile sense of control. Of course they had the technology for more automated crafts, but they wanted to be in control and totally feel the power of the engines and the gears beneath them. Touch is important. So all of their ships were designed around this one concept. #guardiansofthegalaxy #gotg

Second ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Film Still

Jul 16
Kristina

Although Ronan The Accuser has been slightly elusive throughout Guardians Of The Galaxy promo, Marvel has recently given us another look at the otherworldly villain. Lee Pace plays Ronan in the upcoming sci-fi movie, and he can be seen taking the throne in the above photo. It’s only the second official film still featuring Ronan in GOTG, but hopefully we can anticipate more footage to come. (And hopefully we’ll see Lee at premieres for the movie!)

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Extended Trailer

Jul 8
Kristina

If you didn’t get a chance to check out the 17-minute sneak peek of Guardians Of The Galaxy, then maybe this extended trailer will whet your appetite until the movie releases. At 2.5 minutes, it’s not terribly long, but it provides a whole new feel of the upcoming Marvel movie — and there’s additional footage of Lee Pace’s character, Ronan the Accuser, throughout. In fact, for those interested: we even hear him drop a line of dialogue in this trailer. Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theaters August 1st.

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