Ismael Cruz Córdova knew playing a Black elf in Amazon ’s Lord of the Rings series The Ring of Power was going to be met with backlash, which only made him want it more. Cruz Córdova, who is an Afro Latino born in Puerto Rico, is a longtime fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work and longed to play among the author’s words. He currently stars as Arondir in the series, an elf who is in love with the human Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), a relationship which is forbidden. “I took this role specifically. I’m a fan, and for a lot of reasons. One of them was that I knew this was going to happen,” Cruz Córdova told Deadline of the racist backlash he’s received. “I even got some rejections for the role but I still kept going for it because I knew there was going to be disruption. In my career, my mission has been, to occupy these spaces and put myself on the front lines. I have no problem doing that. So, I did expect this.” The actor, who previously appeared in HBO’s The Undoing … [Read more...] about Ismael Cruz Córdova On Disrupting The Status Quo With Role In ‘Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power’
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Editor’s note: The death of Mahsa Amini earlier this month after being detained by Iran ’s morality police for allegedly not wearing her hijab according to official dictates has sparked outrage and protests within the Islamic Republic and around the world, with Global Day of Action for Iran set for Saturday with rallies around the globe (more information below). Currently seen as one of the stars of Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power , Iran-born actress and Amnesty International UK ambassador Nazanin Boniadi reflects on Amini’s tragic death and the potentially pivotal time for her homeland. Two months ago, in San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H , I dedicated my The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power character Bronwyn to the brave women of my homeland Iran, who have been at the forefront of the fight for freedom for more than four decades. Little did I know in that moment how significant those words would be today. By now, most of you have … [Read more...] about ‘LOTR: The Rings Of Power’s Nazanin Boniadi Calls For Action After Death Of Mahsa Amini In Iran – Guest Column
Hatrick Hero aka Dr Shivarajkumar, eldest son of Dr Rajkumar completes 30 years in Kannada film industry. The super energetic actor is presently relishing in the success of his recently released horror-thriller, Shivalinga. Shivarajkumar, born as Puttaswamy, made his debut through Anand in 1986. The movie was a blockbuster and it starred Shivarajkumar opposite Sudharani. The actor received huge appreciations from Kannada film industry for his promising acting in the movie. Continue to read the list of Best Movies Of Shivarajkumar in the SLIDERS below.... Shivarajkumar In Anand In pics, Hatrick Hero Shivarajkumar & Sudharani in Anand . He made his debut through this movie. Shivarajkumar In Manamechida Hudugi Shivarajkumar & Sudharani in Manamechida Hudugi. The actors made a romantic on-screen chemistry in the movies. Shivarajkumar In Shiva Mecchida Kanappa The actor played the role of Bedara Kanappa in the movie … [Read more...] about AWESOME! Karunada Chakravarthy’ Shivarajkumar Completes 30 Years In KFI!
Heading into its upfront presentation, E! has unveiled its original programming slate, which includes three upcoming series: reality competition series Escape Club premiering June 8, plastic surgery docu-series Botched premiering this September, and the network’s first original scripted series The Royals debuting in early 2015. The network has picked up a second season of #RichKids Of Beverly Hills and has put in development a New York-based spinoff. It also has greenlighted a new installment of the Kardashians’ Take franchise, Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons while developing yet another Kardashian reality series, Dash Dolls , about Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s boutiques. “E! continues to deliver for the pop culture fan through buzzy original programming, unparalleled entertainment news, and innovative digital initiatives,” said Suzanne Kolb, President, E! Entertainment. While celebrity-driven unscripted fare remains a cornerstone of E!’s … [Read more...] about E!’s Slate Includes Gucci Miniseries, More ‘Rich Kids’, New Kardashian Offshoots, Christina Milian & Lance Bass Reality Series
EXCLUSIVE: Robin Weigert ( Deadwood ), Abby McEnany ( Work In Progress ) and Eric Graise ( Step Up: High Water ) are set as leads opposite Justin Hartley in CBS drama pilot The Never Game , an adaptation of Jeffery Deaver’s novel. The quartet, as well as recently announced Mary McDonnell, comprise the core cast of the project from director Ken Olin and 20th Television. Written by Ben Winters, based on Deaver’s novel , The Never Game follows the adventures of Colter Shaw (Hartley), who was raised by his paranoid survivalist father to be an expert tracker, and who now makes his living as “rewardist,” traveling America in his Airstream trailer, helping families recover their lost loved ones and their other most precious things—all while staying one step ahead of the memories that haunt him, and the unanswered questions from his past. Weigert plays Teddi Bruin, a former touring manager for rock musicians, now settled into comfortable middle age in Northern … [Read more...] about Robin Weigert, Abby McEnany & Eric Graise Join Justin Hartley In ‘The Never Game’ CBS Drama Pilot