You can see NYC-based actress Sarita Choudhury (half Brit/half Indian) on NBC’s new drama Kings. I watched the 2 hr. pilot (on IMDB) and thought it was pretty good! It stars veteran Scottish actor Ian McShane (King Silas Benjamin) and blonde, fresh-faced Aussie newcomer Christopher Egan (David Shepherd). Don’t be shocked- the 25 y.o. Egan has VERY similar looks of fellow Aussie Health Ledger.
He also reminded people of Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. TV needs MORE fresh new talent like this, not merely posers!
There are interesting supporting characters in Kings. The creator based his show on the story on King David in the Bible. It’s set in an alternate reality where America has a monarchy. Sarita plays the (secret) love of King Silas’s life; they have a young son together. (I saw Sarita close-up after a play reading in spring of ’08- she is GORGEOUS!)
More about Sarita: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002004/
More about Kings: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137462/
Outside my window/balcony:
Hotties (from Battlestar Galactica):
Maybe not EVERYONE thinks of James Callis as a traditional hottie, but he really throws himself into his roles! He can be funny (like in Bridget Jones) or take on a range of emotions (like on BSG).
At first I thought he could be desi (South Asian) b/c of his looks! Maybe Pakistani? Actually, his mom is Chinese and his dad is Canadian.
Movies I watched recently:
This is an engaging, sad, and VERY well-acted film starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinese (who also directed and co-produced!) It deals w/ issues of friendship, mental disability, loneliness, and home. This pic is based on John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men; it’s set in Salinas, California during the Depression. The main actors ALL hit the right notes, and do it effortlessly- no over-acting here!