Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Interview: Robin Tunney shocked at Red John reveal

New Robin's interview for the Irish Independent about The Mentalist.

To read it, click on Read More.

Robin Tunney Interview for French Le Figaro

The French Le Figaro has published a new interview with Robin.
To read my translation from French, click on Read More.

According to the interview, Robin will get married next Summer! Such a wonderful news! :)

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x07 Press Release and First Promotional Photo

Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x07 Press Release and first Promotional Photo.

Source: CBS

The Mentalist Insider's Blog - The Red Tattoo

For this week's The Mentalist Insider's Blog, Ex. Producer Eoghan Mahony about 6x05 "The Red Tattoo":
A dead man with shadowy connections to the Visualize cult. A killer who might be some kind of magician or wizard. And, of course, the specter of Red John looming over it all. Jane has a lot on his mind these days. The fun and the challenge of Season 6 is that we’re closing in on Red John and there are a lot of questions, that Jane wants answered, and leads that the team needs to track down. In this episode Jane finds himself forced to investigate a case with Ray Haffner, ex-CBI Agent, Visualize cult member, and one of the seven names on Jane's list of Red John suspects. So not only is Jane faced with a mysterious and seemingly impossible crime, but he must also question whether Haffner had a role in it, and to what purpose? Of course, anything having to do with Visualize must have the unseen hand of Bret Stiles behind it.  But you'll have to stay tuned for the next episode to see where that leads! And if that isn't enough for the team to deal with, they also are discovering what happened to Homeland Security Agent Bob Kirkland. The more they learn, the more questions they have. 
As our dedicated followers know by now, we've got one of the greatest casts imaginable, and each and every one of them is stepping up their game as we build towards the final showdown with Red John. We always rehearse the scenes before we shoot them, once for the actors to get a sense of how they want to deliver their lines and how they want to move around the fantastic sets our art department builds for us. Then a second time, in what's called a 'marking rehearsal,' so our crew can see how the scene will play out and how to get the lighting and sound just right. You'd expect this to be a sort of dry purely technical exercise, but when Simon and Robin finished the run-through of the scene where Jane and Lisbon explain the murder to Haffner, Cooper, and the head of Hotel Security, the crew spontaneously broke into applause as if they had been the audience at a play. 
And here's where I want to take the chance to thank our cast and crew for the amazing work they do. The scripts we writers turn in are nothing more than a framework for all these other great artists to build on. From the moment pre-production starts and locations, production design, costumes, props, and casting get to work, through the actual grueling work of shooting the episode in only eight days, to the post-production work of our editors, sound designers and music composer, it's humbling and awe-inspiring to see how what's on the page is transformed into a television show. Hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoy making it. And look out, the ride is about to get wild!

Written by
Executive Producer Eoghan Mahony

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Special Outdoor Screening of The Craft - Robin Tunney attended the event

An impressive 4.000 people attended yesterday night in LA a special outodoor screening of The Craft.
Robin Tunney attended the event too, with Rachel True, Neve Campbell and Director Andrew Fleming, doing a Q&A after the film's screening.
I've collected some photos and two short videos.

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And two videos:

First video, CLICK HERE

Second video, CLICK HERE

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New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight! 6x05 "The Red Tatoo" airs at 10pm on CBS, don't miss it!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Exclusive: Robin Tunney for Vogue Italia (1996)

Exclusive for Robin's Green Shades, a 1996 photoshoot and interview to Robin Tunney for the magazine Vogue Italia.
The photoshoot's by Michel Comte and the article/interview by Eva Zanardi.
You can have a look at Michel Comte's work on Artsy.net

I've translated the article from Italian to English, and you can read it HERE

To see the scans of the magazine in the Gallery, click HERE  

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x05 Sneak Peek

Source: The Mentalist 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

People's Choice Awards 2014 - Vote for the first 5 Nominees

The voting for the People's Choice Awards first 5 nominees is open. The first 5 will become the official nominees for the Awards that will air on January 8, 2014.
Here's how to vote for The Mentalist, Simon and Robin.

Click HERE

- to vote for The Mentalist, you have to choose "Favorite TV Crime Drama", click next to The Mentalist and then on "Cast your votes";

- to vote for Simon Baker, you have to choose "Favorite Dramatic TV Actor", click next to Simon Baker and then on "Cast your votes";

- to vote for Robin Tunney, you have to choose "Favorite Dramatic Tv Actress", click next to Other, write Robin Tunney, and then on "Cast your votes".

Spoiler Alert - The Mentalist 6x05 Promotional Photos

Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x05 Promotional Photos.

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The Mentalist - Insider's Blog - Red Listed

For this week's The Mentalist Insider's Blog, Writer Rebecca Cutter tells us more about her episode "Red Listed".
And then there were five. 
Episode 604 (“Red Listed”) ends with the demise of mysterious Homeland Security Agent Robert Kirkland. It also answers several lingering questions about Kirkland: Why did he kill Jason Lennon (ep 518)? Why did he break into Jane’s office (ep 519)? And finally, why was he in the limousine (ep 506)? 
“Red Listed” differs from a typical Mentalist episode in that it doesn’t have what we (somewhat callously) refer to as a “murder of the week.” Those episodes have a structure and a rhythm that, although certainly not easy to write, are at least familiar to me. But for “Red Listed,” I was tasked with writing a purely serialized episode, a link in the Red John chain. In many ways it was like writing a different show. Although challenging, it was also super exciting (and something of an honor) to contribute to the Red John mythology and bring the show one step closer to the final reveal. 
Because the episode picks up so many threads from seasons past, the cast of characters were almost entirely returnees – we didn’t need a single casting session. As a result, the episode plays like a greatest hits album – nothing but the best! From the reappearance of creepy Richard Haibach (played by William Mapother) to the powerful return of Madeleine Hightower (Aunjanue Ellis), it was a delight to see these familiar and talented faces. In particular, Kevin Corrigan gave a big, juicy, delicious performance as Agent Kirkland, and the seemingly dense FBI Agent Reede Smith is revealed to be a cold-hearted killer in a chilling performance by Drew Powell. Watch him closely. 
On a personal note, I am particularly fond of this episode because the first day of shooting marked the start of my maternity leave, and the last day of shooting, September 3rd, corresponded with the birth of my daughter. Because I was on leave, my fellow writers took turns watching set for me while I stayed at home and ate bon-bons (or something like that!). Being something of a control freak, it was difficult to sit back and let everyone else do the work… but the upside was that I was able to watch the first cut of the episode with “fresh eyes.” I was delighted (but not surprised) to see that veteran Mentalist director Eric Laneuville did an amazing job as always. 
Okay, baby is crying, gotta go! I hope you enjoyed the episode as much as I did. 
Written by:
Story Editor Rebecca Cutter

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight! 6x04 "Red Listed" airs at 10pm on CBS, don't miss it!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Mentalist Insider's Blog - Wedding In Red

Written by The Mentalist's Writer Daniel Cerone, for the weekly The Mentalist Insider's Blog

Ah, the wedding episode. But also the first episode in which we fully explore a Red John suspect. And then, oh yeah, there’s a homicide to solve! And not just solve, but solve in a fun mind-bending fashion. 
Such are the joys and struggles of a Mentalist writer – although this type of episode is my favorite to write, because the challenge lies in weaving the various elements together so that they organically feed off and feed into each other. In Wedding in Red, Jane chooses a homicide because it’s in the Napa Valley jurisdiction of Sheriff Thomas McAllister, a Red John suspect. The tension of the episode comes from Jane’s careful study of McAllister, which culminates on the steep rooftop of an old church at night. I plan to send a commission of my script fee to the Hitchcock estate for inspiring the climax. The production challenge was perhaps the most daunting we’ve faced on this show. Using almost an entire sound stage, our production designer Mike Novotny built a towering bell tower, along with the entirety of slate-tiled church roof, which we digitally attached to the roof of an 1889 church in Pasadena. 
The heart of the episode comes from Rigsby and Van Pelt. By design, the murder on tap occurs during a wedding rehearsal dinner, thereby tossing Rigsby and Van Pelt directly into the emotionally turbulent waters of a wedding, which is like tossing Colonel Sanders into a chicken coop. We realized once Rigsby and Van Pelt got back together, there really was nothing to prevent them from taking the final leap. The trick was finding a realistic way to fold that into a case, since we can’t stop a procedural show for a wedding. My favorite scene occurs when Jane asks Van Pelt to repair the damage he caused in the wedding. She has to dig deeply to convince the bereft bride not to let the one she loves get away, which is the mistake Van Pelt made. Amanda Righetti crushes this scene. 
Finally, the humor of the episode, should anyone find cause to smile or at the very least smirk, comes from Jane mucking up a wedding. Naturally, he puts everything back together again, to the point of presiding over the guest couple’s ceremony. As writers, we’re always searching for new environments where we can turn Simon Baker lose to play, and a wedding was a natural. So anyway, it’s a meat and three episode, heavy in calories, and hopefully you’ll find something to your liking. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight! 6x03 "Wedding In Red" airs at 10pm on CBS, don't miss it!

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Mentalist Insider’s Blog from Executive Producer Tom Szentgyorgyi

Some great insights from the Insider's Blog about last night's episode of The Mentalist, written by Executive Producer Tom Szentgyorgyi:

 “All my life, whenever I think of happy times in     my childhood an image pops into my head – it’s a     Fourth of July picnic when I was twelve or so, there’s     music playing and a little girl is laughing as she’s     held up in the air by her father. … She’s just a memory     that always makes me smile. And Red John killed her. He     reached into my head and killed a happy memory …”                  -Patrick Jane, Season 5, “Red John’s Rules”   
And so one question in the Great Red John Hunt is answered. How did Red John know about Eileen Barlow, the little girl who represented Jane’s “happy memory?” He found out from Jane’s psychiatrist. Dr. Sophie Miller, whom he then beheaded almost as an afterthought.
Sometimes you figure out what a story is about after it’s done. Looking at “Black-Winged Redbird” now, it seems to be a story about people being overwhelmed by forces larger than themselves. Titus Stone, the hapless drone designer, is overwhelmed by guilt and shame after his invention goes awry and he’s forced to lie about it. Lisbon, spared by Red John, finds that thoughts of the suspect list are infecting her dreams. Even Red John is apparently being moved by forces he doesn’t fully control. As Jane points out, he didn’t have to meet Sophie to get the information he wanted. For some reason Red John felt impelled to talk to Jane’s psychiatrist – a move that’s going to have significant ramifications in episodes to come.
Lisbon’s dream was a particularly chilling scene to shoot. Robin Tunney did a spectacular job portraying Lisbon’s wordless descent into horror as the bloody scene came into view. And the image of the dead bodies of Rigsby, Cho and Van Pelt was disturbing, even in the context of the set. The jagged, not-quite-real feeling of the cinematography and editing was an effort to fulfill a Bruno Heller directive that the dream feel legitimately dreamlike, i.e. illogical and slightly surreal. Bruno has said more than once that no dream is complete without a flying pig. I’ve never actually seen a flying pig in my dreams, but I take him at his word.
It’s odd to say this about an episode that involves suicide by drone and a decapitation, but the show was a blast to make, in part because of director Robert Duncan McNeill, known universally as “Robbie.” In addition to being a skilled and sensitive interpreter of the material, Robbie is a former actor who trained at the prestigious Julliard School in New York and, more importantly, spent seven years as Lieutenant Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager, making him a fount of Star Trek dish, none of which will be shared here for obvious legal reasons.
One production footnote: when Elizabeth Rohm, the actress who played Sophie Miller, came in to record her audio tracks for the episode it quickly became apparent that nobody had given her the full script to read. All she’d seen were the pages with her dialogue on them. She had no idea what happened in the episode.  “Um, you probably should know that your character gets killed in this one,” I offered awkwardly. “Really? How?” she asked.  “Um, your head is cut off?” I said. “Oh,” she said cheerfully. “Well, let’s get to work.” We did, and she knocked it out of the park in minutes.
Thanks for watching. Next week, in “Wedding in Red,” Jane gets a close look at one of the Red John suspects. And for fans of the Rigsby/Van Pelt relationship – let’s just say your day has come. As for the episode after that – “Red Listed” – you’ll want to watch it with the lights on. Stay tuned.
Written by Executive Producer Tom Szentgyorgyi

The Mentalist 6x02 Screencaptures

You will find as usually in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x02 "Red-Winged Blackbird".
To see them, click HERE


The Mentalist 6x03 CBS Extended Promo

Source: SpoilerTV 

The Mentalist Postmortem: Is Red John off His Game?

Click on Read More for an interview with one of The Mentalist's Producers, Tom Szentgyorgyi, about last night's episode of The Mentalist.

Source: TVGuide

The Mentalist 6x03 Promo


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Sunday, October 6, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight! "Red-Winged Blackbird" airs at 10pm on CBS. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Mentalist 6x09 Title

The Title of The Mentalist 6x09 is "My Blue Heaven". This episode (for the first time without "red" in it) will be directed by Simon Baker.

Source: SpoilerTV

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Photos: Robin Tunney Attends LA Loves Alex's Lemonade

New photos of Robin attending LA Loves Alex's Lemonade - Nonprofit fighting childhood cancer, on Saturday September 28, 2013 in LA.

To see them, click HERE

Source: LA Loves Alex's Lemonade