Hey, everyone! Recently, LPO’s host (the wonderful Fan-Sites.org) was sadly forced to shut down. The site has since relocated to its new home at Flaunt, which was also generous enough to migrate the entire site without a hiccup. (The downtime about a week ago was unavoidable and due to this server change.) Although everything should be working properly, if you do notice anything broken, please let me know and I’ll do my best to fix it in a timely manner.
As you might have also noticed, LPO has been a little quiet lately. There hasn’t been much news on the Lee Pace front, but I’ve admittedly missed a few updates (including his recent reading of the play, “White Noise, White Light”). I’ll try to keep better track in the future — sorry for dropping the ball! (PS: Can you believe LPO has been online for five years as of August 25th? Time certainly flies.)
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.
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.
This evening (December 9th), Lee Pace attended the Los Angeles premiere for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. (I believe this is the last of the worldwide premiers for BOFA, sadly, with screening events yet to come.) Although he attended the event alone, co-star and friend Evangeline Lilly – who plays fellow elf Tauriel in the film – mentioned to @Hollywood that she and Lee got ready at her hotel room while listening to The Beatles on vinyl.
The premiere was a big one, with many cast members (and crew) in attendance. Among them: Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, composer Howard Shore, and director Peter Jackson. Jack Black, James Cameron, and Marcia Gay Harden were also at the premiere.
You can view many, many photos of Lee from the premiere in the gallery. (There are also some after-party pictures here.) Click below for some videos/interviews of Lee from the black carpet.
In Los Angeles this morning (December 8th), visionary director Peter Jackson was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony included Andy Serkis – best known for his iconic Gollum performances in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit – who helped introduce Jackson.
Lee Pace was in attendance along with his Hobbit co-stars Richard Armitage (whom he sat next to), Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, and Evangeline Lilly. Pictures from the event – including the whole cast group posing next to Jackson’s newly unveiled star – have been added to the gallery.
Last night (December 6th), Lee Pace attended the Canadian premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Toronto. He was joined by director Peter Jackson and writer/producer Philippa Boyens. Pictures from the red carpet have been added to the gallery, and you can also find interviews from the press line below. (There’s only one currently, but I’ll add more as they roll in.)