Diego Klattenhoff on how life has changed since starring in Showtime’s hit drama, Homeland, and how Mike Faber really feels about Jessica Brody.

Diego Klattenhoff has come a long way since his days on Whistler and teen favourite, Mean Girls. The 33 year old hailing from Canada, some would say it’s been a long time waiting for Klattenhoff. Playing Mike Faber is now his arguable breakthrough into mainstream television, with his only guest appearances in the likes of 24Supernatural and ER in recent history. However, it appears that these small roles were enough to convince former 24 executives, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, who are now the creative developers behind Homeland, to give Klattenhoff such an important supporting role.

Klattenhoff plays former Marine, Mike Faber, in Showtime’s critically acclaimed Homeland. Despite being Homeland‘s nice guy, and once the best friend of the protagonist Nicholas Brody, Mike Faber surely has his demons. Assuming Brody had died in Afghanistan, Faber began an affair with Brody’s wife, Jessica. And whilst Brody was gone, Faber firmly established himself as part of Jessica’s family, bonding incredibly well with his two children, Dana and Chris.

On first reading the Homeland pilot, Faber explains, “As soon as I read it, I knew. I think that was like everyone who is involved in the show. By the time you finished that first script you were completely hooked.” Upon the unveiling of Homeland‘s pilot on Showtime back in October 2011, the reception Homeland received was record-breaking for the US cable channel. The pilot was the first in eight years to peak at 1.08 million viewers since Dead Like Me. The episode received a total of 2.78 million viewers from additional broadcast, online demand and viewings.

But, how has life changed for Klattenhoff? He reveals, “People didn’t stop me before for a guest spot that I did on Smallville. Nothing against Smallville but people didn’t freak out in traffic to tell me they love my show.” But does Klattenhoff enjoy the recent new-found fame from fans? It seems as though he really does by saying, “…the waiter turns suddenly and says, ‘I love your show man, from one actor to another, I have to say, I love it.’ And meeting people you admire who are fans of your show. It’s pretty surreal.” With this attention comes all the fancy New York City dinners, amongst the likes of Jude Law and Michael Cera, he’s finding a comfort zone packed within Hollywood A-listers.

However, with Mike Faber, he does spend most of his time playing opposite Morena Baccarin, the talented actress who plays Nicholas Brody’s wife, Jessica. Since the pilot, Mike and Jessica have had such a rollercoaster of a relationship, ever since Brody returned from Afghanistan as a hero of war, hiding their love together has been nothing but torn between the two. There’s no denying that these two are compatible, more so than Jessica and Brody, but there’s an undying parallel of that between Brody and Carrie. Klattenhoff seemed to have a lot to say when it came to speaking about Mike and Jessica, saying, “It’s kind of tough because there is such a big connection between them. There’s no denying what they had. I don’t know if that ever goes away. It’s a great conflict by the writers. I hope Mike Faber doesn’t go, ‘You know what? I’m tired of this Jess, I’m gonna go find some military groupie.'” We hope so too.

It’s certainly tough for Mike right about now, caught between his best friend and his wife. But fans certainly see Mike as a neutral part of the show, who holds a certain glue between Brody’s family, and Brody’s demons within the CIA and Abu Nazir’s people. But, did Klattenhoff reveal any spoilers for the rest of the season? Speaking about the finale airing on December 16, Klattenhoff said, “There is no letting up. Things get darker and spin faster and faster. Inevitably lots of major s**t goes down. It literally gets darker and goes down the rabbit hole.”

Be sure to check out Diego Klattenhoff’s performance of Mike Faber in the critically acclaimed Homeland this Sunday on Showtime 10PM ET/PT.

 

 

In a new trailer for The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, we see what the creature can do while still inside her sarcophagus. Imagine what’ll happen once she gets out.

When the previous teaser trailer dropped, we remarked on how Universal’s first outing in its shared monster universe is shaping up to be a good old-fashioned scary movie.

This second trailer definitely puts an emphasis on the action, as we see Cruise’s character enduring all kinds of destruction even before the princess mummy is raised from her tomb.

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In a new trailer for The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, we see what the creature can do while still inside her sarcophagus. Imagine what’ll happen once she gets out.

When the previous teaser trailer dropped, we remarked on how Universal’s first outing in its shared monster universe is shaping up to be a good old-fashioned scary movie.

This second trailer definitely puts an emphasis on the action, as we see Cruise’s character enduring all kinds of destruction even before the princess mummy is raised from her tomb.

Watch the full-length trailer for The Mummy below:

The description for the video reads:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years — with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

Despite initial criticism over rebooting The Mummy franchise, this film certainly looks to be a different beast than the one starring Brendan Fraser. Better yet, it also looks to be a movie worthy of Cruise’s action hero status.

New ‘The Mummy’ images

The new trailer also came with several new images starring the main players of the film, and some great shots of Sofia Boutella as the mummy herself.

The Mummy Annabelle Wallis sarcophagus

The Mummy Annabelle Wallis

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The Mummy Sofia Boutella

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The Mummy Tom Cruise Annabelle Wallis

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What do you think of the new ‘The Mummy’ trailer?

This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

Opening Monologue

In the opening monologue, Emma Stone reminisced about her previous appearances as host. It all led up to an awkward rendezvous with Bobby Moynihan.

The Hunt For Hil

In a digital sketch, the show spoofed the Hillary Clinton sightings happening in her hometown in upstate New York. Check out The Hunt for Hil.

Jennifer Aniston meets Vanessa Bayer’s Rachel from ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Weekend Update during Vanessa Bayer’s incredible Rachel impression. Aniston and Bayer star in the new movie “Office Christmas Party.” Check out the cameo below!

Debette Goldry

Kate McKinnon reprised her character Debette Goldry — a golden age actress who had to do crazy things to get the roles she wanted.

Shawn Mendes performs on ‘SNL’

Shawn Mendes performed two songs on the show as well. Check out his performances of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.”

Coming Up on ‘SNL’

Next week John Cena will host SNL with musical guest Maren Morris. On December 17 Casey Affleck will host along with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

Most notable in the trailer is baby Groot! He was well-loved in the first film and many wondered how involved he would become in the second film, given that he had been reborn after saving his friends. It appears that baby Groot will be just as involved in the action as before, and is causing trouble of his own! It should be fun seeing if Rocket can keep up with his friend as he grows.

Also touched upon in the trailer is Star-Lord’s feelings for Gamora. Somehow his friends are surprised by this news, and Drax even thinks it’s hilarious when the secret is made public. This whole scene makes us even more anxious to see this group together again. Only a couple more months to go! May 2017, can you please hurry up?

The official synopsis for the film teases:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’?