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BEVERLY HILLS – David Duchovny looks uncomfortable.
Having to face 200-plus reporters, bloggers and columnists in a darkened hotel ballroom is not the best way to discuss his sexually charged Showtime comedy series, “Californication.”
He’s sharing the stage with Mary-Louise Parker of “Weeds,” Michael C. Hall of “Dexter” and Jason Clarke of “Brotherhood” – all of whom also look uncomfortable in this painfully slow news conference during the Television Critics Association’s fall preview tour here.
Dressed in jeans, black shirt and black jacket and with his hair tussled and stubble on his face, Duchovny looks like his Hank Moody character: a burned-out, bed-hopping novelist who supplies the fornication in the title of the show.
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – For some actors, winning an Emmy seems to be simple. For Ted Danson, it took eight seasons to win one for “Cheers.”
With the nominations for this year’s awards set to be announced on July 17, eight actors — all with major primetime TV series roles — gathered for a provocative discussion of the Emmys and their careers.
The lineup: Danson (FX’s “Damages”), Alec Baldwin (NBC’s “30 Rock”), David Duchovny (Showtime’s “Californication”), Mark Harmon (CBS’ “NCIS”), David Spade (CBS’ “Rules of Engagement”), Neil Patrick Harris (CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother”), Bryan Cranston (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”) and Rainn Wilson (NBC’s “The Office”).
From Tom O’Neil of Gold Derby:
So far I have seven of the 10 chaps on the Emmys’ list of top 10 best comedy actors. Later today I’ll have solved the mystery of the lost boys. Meantime, let’s have some fun: Do you want to guess?
Here’s who I have confirmed — see below. Also, I happen to know that longtime Emmy fave Kelsey Grammer (“Back to You”) is not on the list for best comedy actor.
7 OF EMMY’S TOP 10: BEST LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (“Rosemary’s Baby”)
Steve Carell, “The Office” (“Goodbye, Toby”)
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (“The Bat Mitzvah”)
David Duchovny, “Californication” (“The Last Waltz”)
Lee Pace, “Pushing Daisies” (“Pie-lette”)
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk” (“Mr. Monk and the Naked Man”)
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men” (“Is There a Mrs. Waffles?”)
Kelsey Grammer, “Back to You” (“Pilot”)
Zach Braff, “Scrubs” (“My Princess”)
Jermaine Clement, “Flight of the Conchords” (“Sally Returns”)
Kevin Connolly, “Entourage” (“Malibooty”)
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory” (“The Hamburger Postulate”)
Brad Garrett, “‘Til Death” (“Swimming with Starks”)
Adrian Grenier, “Entourage” (“Adios Amigos”)
Jason Lee, “My Name Is Earl” (“Bad Earl”)
Bret McKenzie, “Flight of the Conchords” (“Girlfriends”)
Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory” (“The Pancake Batter Anomaly”)
Josh Radnor, “How I Met Your Mother” (“Ten Sessions”)
The Emmy nominations will be announced July 18th.
In true Hollywood fashion, David Duchovny and the cast of Showtime’s Californication, gathered at a private residence in Hancock Park last night to celebrate the DVD release of the show’s first season (in stores June 17). We got a few minutes on the red carpet with Duchovny to find out more about the show, his character and more.
Hollywood.com: What is it like playing someone like Hank Moody who is falling apart in Hollywood?
David Duchovny: I think he’s in a tradition of blocked artists. I think what keeps Hank going in the show is that he kind of loves the chaos…Personally I don’t love chaos, I like things to kind of be ordered and I thought this guy thrives on chaos so that was kind of a key.
HW: As an executive producer, what does it mean to provide a great work environment on set?
DD: It just means running the set the way I would want to walk on as an actor. When you are doing material that is sometimes sexual in nature where it is very easy to be uncomfortable in it especially if you are a woman coming to the set and have to do a love scene or something like that. It is very easy for that to be an unforgiving difficult place to be. So it is my job to make sure we are all here to act. Nobody’s here to look at bodies or make jokes and things like that.
HW: With so many boundaries pushed in the show is that a difficult line to walk?
DD: As a human being it is not hard, because you know basically what you want to do is to treat everybody with gentleness and kindness and respect. That doesn’t change in every situation and then in terms of the boundaries we are pushing, we are always kind of pushing it to be funny in terms of the sex so we are never trying to be sexy. I think that would feel kind of creepy if we were up there trying to be sexy.