Tuesday, 24 April 2012

An introduction to Markus Redmond & his character 'Precious'

Precious: The first thing you need to know is that I am a lady.  And there are rules as to how a lady is supposed to be treated.  You respect her, you make good on your promises to her and you don't fucking cheat on her.  Now, I ain't saying no names, cause that ain't how a lady handles her business, but SOMEBODY didn't understand that last one... that's why I'm in here.  They call what I did a crime of passion and I suppose I did go a little bit crazy, but I had a right to!  I had finally started to make a life for myself with him, finally gotten out of that hell hole it took so long to crawl out of.  We were gonna start a fashion line together.  But he had to go and ruin everything with her.  Now all I have is K-11 because I do not want to go back to the hell hole I came up in.  I got my girls in here and my fashions, and Mousey's good to me as long as I make the occasional... pharmaceutical trip for her. Apparently, I'm gonna be in here for a while, so I make the best of it.  I just hope this new boy Ray don't give me no problems...

Markus: I hadn't acted for six years before taking the role of Precious.  I had figured that my acting days were behind me, having committed myself to writing.  But doing the movie, meeting the amazingly talented and gracious cast and Jules awakened something in me that I had thought was long gone.  Sometimes the business of show can be very grueling on your soul and take away things within yourself that you didn't know were missing.  The challenge of this role, unlike anything I had ever done before, pushed me back towards what acting and making films is all about... passion.  Watching Jules' fearless passion for her vision, inspired me to push toward the same for my performance.  Having that energy back in my life again changed it for the better, as well as the friendships that I made with so many in this wonderful cast.  It was a rare treat to be a part of this project and I am proud to call them friends as well.  I thank Jules for giving acting back to me and now, combined with my writing, I am using both of my skill sets and hope to work on projects with several K-11 alumni in the future.

Markus began his television career playing Raymond on DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D.  NYPD BLUE, MURDER ONE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and ANGEL are among the shows he played memorable characters in.  He also worked alongside Academy Award nominees Edward Norton and director David Fincher in the cult classic FIGHT CLUB.  He also wrote and starred in "IF I HAD KNOWN I WAS A GENIUS" with Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg, Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone and Tara Reid, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Kristen Stewart's role in K-11 mentioned in Best Movies (Italy)

Google translated:

The project went ahead in 2009 and initially it seemed that Kristen Stewart would have a major role in the movie K-11, directed by her mother Jules Stewart, in the role of Butterfly, a transvestite of 19 years, repeatedly raped in jail and in turn becomes a cruel murderess.

Her many commitments (Snow White and the Huntsman, Breaking Dawn, On the Road) didn't allow her to participate actively in the project, but the actress had not totally abandoned her interest in the film and from her mother we had confirmation from twitter that Kristen will do a micro cameo.

She will be the voice of the secretary of the protagonist (Goran Visnjic), who finds herself locked in the dormitory named little-known K-11, a special section of the prison in Los Angeles where they are imprisoned homosexuals, transvestites, pedophiles, and all the personalities who are a bit 'eccentric.'

The film is now in post production, but not yet scheduled a release date. 

Source Best Movie  
Scan & heads up via @IlaryGems via @K11OfficialFilm with thanks to all. 

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