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"I feel angst about it because I feel that my job description is to be Cristina Yang's guy," the sexy Scotsman (who just made People's
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[Note: Some of this interview took part on the set of Grey's Anatomy a few weeks back (as evidenced by the video above), and then we also talked yesterday, right as Kevin was wrapping up this season of Grey's and flying off to London to shoot a film called The Great Ghost Rescue with Jason Isaacs.]
First of all, thanks for still talking to me now that you're all big and fancy on People's Most Beautiful list. Congratulations!
[Laughs.] Thank you. I was shocked by that! I guess I'm changing the goal post of what is considered to be beautiful. I found out a couple weeks ago and it's cool.
As you wrap up this season of Grey's, what can you tell the fans about Owen and Cristina?
Well, people are worried about Owen and Cristina breaking up, right? The thing that people have to remember is that even if they do, it might create situations where Cristina and Owen act together even more. People have been going, "Why haven't we seen more of you guys together?" But in a way, [a breakup] should make people less anxious. The feeling I get is that people in the writing room are really invested in [the Owen and Cristina] relationship, whether they are in a relationship or not. In a broken-up relationship there can be more interesting stories to tell.
Looking back on this season, are you happy with Owen's journey?
Owen is messed up all the time, let's face it. [Laughs.] But even though he was so messed up last season, he got a lot of things right and this season, he's got a lot of things wrong. He didn't pick up the hints from Cristina, wasn't able to read her mind early in the season. He tried to fix it like guys do--they find if there's a problem with the woman they love, they try and do some big thing to fix it--and that big thing on Owen's part was to bring Teddy [Kim Raver] in. That's caused huge tension for them in the relationship. This is probably his season for screwing up. Even though I think he's done a lot of it with the best of intentions.
Is there any chance he can redeem himself?
There is a chance. There's a definite chance for that.
Can you understand why this season has been hard on the fans of Owen and Cristina?
Completely. There's a separation between me and Owen, and I as the actor was employed initially to come into this show to be Cristina's love interest. And what's interesting is there's an ongoing discussion about "Is that what Owen's going to continue to be or not?" That's where there uncertainty has come from this season. I feel angst about it because I feel that my job description is to be Cristina Yang's guy and if I'm not delivering on that, I'm not doing my job properly. What's interesting is that a lot of that heated debate between myself and the writers and in between the writers has created a situation that hopefully by the season's end is going to pay off in quite a surprising way.
Does it feel nice that the fans care so deeply about Cristina and Owen?
I'm really excited by that, obviously, because I love working with Sandra Oh. You don't very often find a partnership. I've been lucky, I did a show called Rome with Ray Stevenson, and Ray and I found that really special bond and chemistry. I found it with him and I feel like I found it with Sandra. We feel as though something clicked, and it feels like it makes sense and it matters. I'm really proud of the fact that people are passionate about it. Hopefully that means we're doing our job well. There's something about Owen and Cristina that I find passionate and I think they're interesting. They're kind of mixed up as a couple, but I like that.
Franco Biciocchi/HBO Rome was amazing. What's the status of the movie?
There's just no chance of doing it this hiatus, so the tentative plan is to try and get it done next summer, in between seasons seven and eight of Grey's. Everybody in the cast whose character still lives--they've all verbally said yes, we're absolutely up to doing it. There's still that intent. Part of the money is there, I think about 50 percent of the financing is there. We're almost there.
In your two best-known roles so far, on Rome and Grey's Anatomy, you've played characters who have anger management issues. And yet you seem like the sweetest, most charming man in real life...What gives?
I inherited my dad's temper, which is not a bad temper because my dad is very Celtic. He'll flare up about some stupid little thing for about two seconds, then it's like nothing ever happened. I'm definitely not a violent man, the Rome guy. And I'm not the way Owen sometimes can be. I've definitely got the Celtic fire, maybe that's why I'm able to play those roles, because I've got Celtic blood in my veins. It drives my wife crazy.
I know you can't say much at all about what happens with Owen in the season finale, or the outcome of the love triangle, but can you tell us whether you spend more screen time with Sandra (Cristina) or Kim (Teddy) in the two-hour season ender?
Hmmm…In all honesty, I'd say over the two hours it's 50/50. It's more Teddy in the first hour, and more Cristina in the second hour.
Are you rooting for Cristina and Owen to stick together, or do you agree that a breakup would be just as interesting? Comment below.
And check out this sneak peek of tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy on ABC...
Grey’s Anatomy fans have developed a pretty high-tolerance for drama on the show, but the season finale this year may be a cocktail of a different color. We already know the season's end will be "mind-blowing," and now we might know why.
On The Red Carpet caught up with actor Kevin McKidd, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt on the show, at a recent Prism event in Los Angeles. He told us the upcoming drama is bigger than the bedroom.
“It’s pretty intense, and kind of action-packed. Which is unusual for Grey’s, because it’s kind of a relationship drama. But suddenly it gets kind of fuel-injected, it’s a pretty high-octane end to the season.”
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday nights on ABC.
Producer Miriam Segal will finally begin filming her The Great Ghost Rescue on Monday. She has been planning this adaptation of Eva Ibbotson’s children’s book for a long time. Production will take place over eight weeks in the UK and Hungary. Affinity International – the new name for Odd Lot International -- will start international sales at the Cannes film market. CAA and Affinity are handling North American rights together. Yann Samuell is directing and the family adventure stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Kevin McKidd (Percy Jackson & The Olympians) and Emma Fielding (The Other Man). Gap financier Silver Reel has come on board, as has Los Angeles-based mezzanine financier Newbridge Film Capital and London post-production house Lip Sync Productions.
Affinity International has boarded sales rights heading into Cannes to The Great Ghost Rescue, set to begin eight weeks of principal photography in the UK and Hungary next week.
Yann Samuell, whose credits include Love Me If You Dare, will direct Jason Isaacs, Kevin McKidd and Emma Fielding in David Solomons’ adaptation of the novel by Eva Ibbotson. Affinity and CAA are representing North American rights.
The cast includes Georgia Groome, Steven Mackintosh and newcomer Toby Hall, who plays a small ghost whose family has been ousted from their home.
The family unites with other spirits in a bid to find a sanctuary, but in the process the tide of opinion turns against them.
“When I first read an early draft of The Great Ghost Rescue I immediately fell in love with Humphrey and this dysfunctional family – they were instant classics to me,” Samuell said.
“It’s the kind of film I have always wanted to make for my own five children. Characters make a movie, and although these characters are dead, in story terms they are so alive.”
Miriam Segal is producing for Good Films alongside Newbridge Film Capital, Silver Reel and Lip Sync Productions.
“Yann is the perfect director to handle making this classic live action narrative,” Segal said. “He has the visual flair, and an incredible imagination. We want kids from six to 60 to find a kind of storytelling that’s not wholly dependent on special effects, where comedy and character (and ghosts) are the real heroes.”
Affinity International’s Cannes slate includes the thriller Jack from Bold Films, Odd Lot’s Rabbit Hole directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and From Prada To Nada starring Adriana Barraza, Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama and Kuno Becker.
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Despite being involved in a love triangle this season on Grey's Anatomy, fan favorites Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) have a bright future, executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com exclusively.
"There is absolutely hope for Cristina and Owen," she says. "They clearly love each other."
Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), who still harbors feelings for wartime pal Owen, has been standing in the way of that hope this season — and that has agitated fans. "It's been very interesting to watch everyone twittering," Rhimes says. "I'm really glad everyone cares that much. Seriously, I'm glad they have that strong of a reaction to what's going on."
"It's interesting that the assumption is that we're attempting to break up Cristina and Owen, or that Teddy is somehow going to be the instrument of that. I think that fans are used to stories being told a certain way, so I get it."
Just because there is hope, doesn't mean there isn't impending trouble for the couple, some of which Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) will have to protect Cristina from. "Meredith is a fairly fierce protector of Cristina and I love that," continues Rhimes. "In a lot of ways, she's the instrument of whatever happens next in the triangle. Cristina is her person and she's trying to take care of her the best she can."
So if Cristina and Owen have a happy future, why continue the drama? "A lot of happy people on the show make for a lot of happy people and not much show," jokes Rhimes. "I don't really understand the real fervent desire for everybody to be in healthy relationships. Just because they're facing obstacles and we're waiting to see what's going to happen with them, that doesn't mean that they can't have a happy ending. But why does their happy ending have to happen right now?"
Are you happy to hear Teddy won't stand in Cristina and Owen's way?
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Hard as it may be to believe, this week's People magazine actually had two cover stories. We know, shocking.
The first, well, if you don't already know, then congratulations on finally managing to get out from under that rock. The second, well, it's all about the pretty.
That's right, People has unwisely chosen today to unveil the aesthetically pleasing crop of superstars that make up this year's list of Most Beautiful People, with the much coveted cover shot going to Sandra Bullock Angelina Jolie Halle Berry Julia Roberts, her fourth such time as the Most Most Beautiful Person.
She's called a Pretty Woman for a reason, folks. And it's not just because it makes for a good pun. Of course, she's not alone in the genetic winners' circle, getting joined this year by everybody's favorite sparkle vamp Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart (they're kind of a set), Jennifers Aniston, Garner and Lopez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper and the dreamiest, wittiest deodorant hawker out there, Isaiah Mustafa, to name a few. Now here's the rest:
First, the ladies. Joining the lookers in the list proper is Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, small-screen babe Sofia Vergara, newly engaged songbird Katy Perry, suddenly prolific starlet Amanda Seyfried, Good Wife's Julianna Margulies and Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr.
As for the fellas, Ryan Reynolds, Johnny Depp, front-sweeper extraordinaire Justin Bieber and Grey's Anatomy hunks Patrick Dempsey and Kevin McKidd also made the cut.
Among those forced to bear the title of Hot: our own Kim Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson made the cut. They're joined by Glee's Dianna Agron, Adam Lambert, Christina Hendricks, Gabourey Sidibe, Kelly Osbourne and Miley Cyrus.
The magazine's round-up of Beautiful at Every Age is where K. Stew makes the scene, and she's joined by...well, just about every hot young star you can think of (hey, every year has a publicist-appeasing catch-all category, and this is 2010's).
Joining the ranks are Vanessa Hudgens, Blake Lively, Megan Fox (no hot list is complete without her!), Freida Pinto, America Ferrera, Anne Hathaway, Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Kate Hudson, January Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Eva Mendes, Jenny McCarthy, Taraji P. Henson, Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu, Kate Walsh, Cindy Crawford, Marisa Tomei, Mariska Hargitay (still with us? Hang in there!), Demi Moore, Sheryl Crow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michelle Pfeiffer, Annette Bening, Christie Brinkley and Meryl Streep, among other decade-spanning beauties.
This year's crop of stars who we hate look good without makeup are Ashley Greene, Diane Kruger, Heidi Klum, Kerry Washington, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Robin Wright and Selena Gomez.
People also helpfully took the guesswork out of naming Hollywood's All-Time Screen Beauties (until next year, that is), dividing the stunning leading ladies into decade-size bites.
The Noughties are well represented by Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Penélope Cruz, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Lopez. The '90s were apparently blinded by the beauty of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Yeoh, Winona Ryder, Nicole Kidman and Meg Ryan. The '80s belonged to Brooke Shields and Kim Basinger.
Oddly absent from the list—or at least from the online preview of the list—is Sandra Bullock, but we're guessing (hoping) that the magazine's editors didn't want to over saturate the market. We're sure she'll make the cut when the issue hits newsstands this week...right, People?!
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