Collected HQs of Lisa yesterday here in Italy at the pre-opening gala of the 58th Taormina Film Festival.
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With angular features and a broad, engrossing smile that, in the series that has brought her the most fame, House M.D., is flashed with exasperating parsimony, Lisa Edelstein is one of the most interesting actors of the new American serial. From her beginnings as a stage actress, she had a brief film career before becoming solidly planted on the small screen, having appeared in two of the most successful procedurals of recent years. Before House’s hospital, the law offices of Ally McBeal offered her the setting in which to incarnate a complex and very physical character, a transsexual. Television found in her an actress with a marked expressivity in reaction shots, which has allowed her over the years to make a deep impression even in smaller roles, used as she is to shaping a highly nuanced character and offering a variety of different takes on the same verbal clash. Perfectly suited for work that requires discipline and continuity, she is able to create a memorable character that may appear in only one episode of a long-running show, or sustain a character for years, continuing to layer her with nuances season upon season. The Taormina Film Fest presents Lisa Edelstein with the Cubovision Prize for her ability to inhabit various media, ultimately focusing on the most important and innovative one in modernity.
Taormina is beautiful. There’s just something about this place…
from Lisa’s twitter
Tiziana Rocca @TizianaRocca
È arrivato uno dei primi ospiti del Festival di Taormina, la bellissima Lisa Edelstein
One of the first guest of the Taormina Festival, the beautiful Lisa Edelstein
Such excited she’s here. The italic one is the translation of what Tiziana said.
The program has been published so for you I’m translating the glimpse of Lisa Edelstein.
Monday, 25 June
Award Città di Taormina to Lisa Edelstein
H 10pm – Teatro antico
Tuesday, 26 June
H 11.45am – Palacongressi Sala A
Everything you wanted to know about House, M.D. but you never hazarded to ask
She was born in the theatre stages, moved fast to cinema and now she’s staying strong on tv, one of the most interesting among those being part of the multiple episodes of the new american series: she will tell the audience of Taormina her life next to House.
While Taormina is playing up its new populist appeal through comedies, it is also boasting an educational bent.
In what might be seen as sacrilege by some cinephiles, TV takes the spotlight in several onstage conversations — dubbed Tao Class Chats — about smallscreen stardom in America. Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Lisa Edelstein (“House”) and young hearttrobs Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”) and Britt Robertson (“The Secret Circle”) have been recruited for the chats in Taormina’s Greek Theatre to discuss TV stardom vs. movie stardom, and keeping a character fresh on a long-running skein.
New fest topper Mario Sesti will use a format similar to events he had hosted while running the Rome Film Festival sidebar Extra, which will be renamed for its October run under new Rome honcho Marco Mueller.
It’s clearly been a race against the clock for the Taormina topper, who was officially appointed in May to head the June 23-28 event.
“It’s obvious that this edition has been hastily put together,” he says, “but I want to gauge the reaction to this change of course.” Not only is Sesti delving into TV, but the 2012 festival edition also features comedies, a contrast to its previous movie stars and arthouse pics mandate.
“Festivals must have a formative function,” says Sesti, who in TV-crazy Italy has opted for a Tao Class topic that may get him some extra attention.
The latest installment of the WOW Report’s monthly mixers was convened to celebrate former World of Wonder colleague and permanent wowlebrity, filmmaker Rodney Ascher, whose Room 237, the thoroughly exhaustive documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining was screened to much acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The party at the legendary Boardner’s bar and nightclub in Hollywood (the tragic Black Dahlia is said to have had her last drink there before going off to be murdered) attracted our usual mix of celebs, artists, queens, bloggers, and staff, all eager to enjoy the music and open bar. Perhaps we’ll see you next month.
I’ve added one HQ picture of Lisa Edelstein from Celebrity Autobiography. Thanks augussta from the headsup
Events from 2010 > Celebrity Autobiography
Guest stars are of course a fixture on virtually all scripted series, but none seems to do it with quite the gusto of CBS’ The Good Wife. Relying on established stars (or, in the case of two from this past season, the daughters of Oscar winners), The Good Wife offers Emmy voters a multitude of choices for the Guest Performer in a Drama Series categories.
as ‘Celeste Serrano’
BACKGROUND | An old colleague – and ex-lover – of Will, Celeste got under his skin and even planted seeds of doubt in Alicia’s head about her current bedfellow.
TOTAL SEASON 3 EPISODES | 3
WHY SHE WAS GREAT | What was Celeste’s endgame? Edelstein kept things playful and mysterious as a third-party interloper during Will and Alicia’s happy mating period.