Fumbling Thru The Pieces
Webisoap Weekend Round-Up: Watch The Latest From Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia!By Jamey Giddens on August 31, 2012
We've been slacking on our macking when it comes to promoting all of the great webisoaps out there. Heck, we've been too busy following all the behind-the-scenes cray-cray in daytime! This weekend, when you aren't enjoying some of Uncle Joe's barbecue, catch up on webisoaps Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia below! READ MORE
Fumbling Thru The Pieces debuted its second season premiere this past week, with my absolute favorite, primetime Pollyanna, Michele Lee as a guest star. That's right, bitches. Knots Landing's Karen Fairgate MacKenzie has left the cul-de-sac and landed on the web!
Lee plays Eleanor, mom to Ellie (One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful's Hillary B. Smith).That's Bobbie Eakes (All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful) as Eleanor's lesbian lover Janice. Watch the premiere of Season 2 of Julia A. Smith's razor-sharp dramedy below! READ MORE
There isn't a mama on television who makes child smothering look as side-splittingly amusing as True Blood's Maxine Fortenberry. Whether she's spouting off bigoted remarks about vampires, getting freaky while under the spell of a visiting Maenad or flirting with Vampire Bill, Maxine manages to keep things interesting as the one woman Greek Chorus for the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
I recently caught up with Maxine's portrayer, the insanely talented Dale Raoul, who for five seasons has recurred on the hit HBO serial. We dished about Maxine's glee over her boy Hoyt's (Jim Parrack) bust up with flame-haired vampire Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll). Does Raoul think Maxine will ever be tolerant of fangers and those who bang them?
The in demand character actress, who is currently appearing in three web series, as well as a feature film, also shared her thoughts on the news that Mark Hudis will be taking over as True Blood's showrunner from creator Alan Ball next season. Does Raoul think the transition will be a seamless one? Read on to find out.
Daytime Confidential: Maxine Fortenberry is easily one of True Blood's most hilarious, recurring scene stealers. Is there anyone you model the character on?
Dale Raoul: There are actually three women I am familiar with who have contributed to Maxine’s character, although I could never say who they were as they would probably be offended! She is not known for her fashion style or her kind heart, after all. But she does have a fabulous sense of humor, in my opinion! And Maxine thinks she is a fashion plate. Her accessories always match her outfit and her hair is always, always perfect.
DC: Maxine and Hoyt, played by Jim Parrack, are humans in what is fast becoming a predominantly supernatural Bon Temps. Do the two of you ever have conversations about how to keep your characters viable among all the vampires, werewolves, fairies and shapeshifters?
DR: Jim and I represent the town of Bon Temps, the human citizens. Our characters are important as they show the contrasts to the supernaturals, but sometimes the humans don’t seem to be the best species! Hoyt is more open minded and unafraid. Of course, our True Blood writers are fantastic and deserve all the credit — we just get to say the fabulous lines they come up with.
All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful Alum Bobbie Eakes Joins Web Series Fumbling Thru The PiecesBy Jamey Giddens on March 20, 2012
Fans wondering if Macy Alexander will ever make a not-so-dead return to Southern California on The Bold and the Beautiful are about to be given the next best thing. Popular soap star Bobbie Eakes has been cast in SFN-TV's Fumbling Thru The Pieces! READ MORE