We have added additional images of Rachel during the “True Detective” press conference in our gallery and we also replaced previous ones with better quality. Many thanks to my friends Luciana and Nicole for their donations!
Category: True Detective
As we mentioned yesterday the first reviews for “True Detective” are getting released. HBO only send out screeners for the first 3 episodes and a few sources have published their reviews already. Overall the reviews are positive, and while some critics seem to think it doesn’t live up to season one yet they also say they see potential for the rest of the season. We will round-up the reviews in this post, especially the ones focussing on Rachel. The reviews mentioning Rachel’s performance all praise it! This post will be edited when more reviews are getting released.
“HBO’s hit show struggles the second time around — but Rachel McAdams shines. So here’s the surprise twist: Rachel McAdams makes a hell of a cop. She’s easily the best thing about the second season of True Detective. Her transition from mean girl to bad cop is amazing: She’s a tightly wound, sarcastic loner with a thing for knives and no particular desire to hide her rage.It’s one thing for the doe-eyed starlet from The Notebook to cut it as a hard-boiled Southern California cop. It’s quite another for her to be the most credible and convincing thing about the show — but here we are. The new-model True Detective would be lost without her. It’s an old-school anthology series, where every season is a different story with a different cast — no more Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the Louisiana bayou. Instead, it’s an L.A. County criminal-conspiracy story full of philosophical speeches — basically The Chinatown Monologues. So it all comes down to McAdams, the only cookie here you’d be scared to tangle with. It was a surprise to see McAdams on True Detective. But it’s even more of a surprise that she turns out to be the truest detective here.”
–Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
HBO revealed more plot and character details on “True Detective” season 2. The first reviews are also getting released for the first 3 episodes. We will make a review round-up later on so stay tuned!
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars. ‘True Detective’ is written and created by Nic Pizzolatto. The first two of this season’s eight episodes will be directed by Justin Lin.
HBO also released a press release featuring more details and the first episode titles. The full press release can be found below (Via):
DRAMA SERIES TRUE DETECTIVE, STARRING COLIN FARRELL, VINCE VAUGHN, RACHEL MCADAMS AND TAYLOR KITSCH, RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON JUNE 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California when TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.
Rachel and her co-stars Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn attended the “True Detective” press conference last week in Los Angeles. We have added the first images in our gallery. We were also able to add more additions of the recent “Aloha” Los Angeles premiere and 2015 Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards. Many thanks to my friend Luciana for donating them!
HBO released two new trailer/TV spots for “True Detective” titled ‘Chaos’ and ‘Stand’ yesterday in our video archive and high definition screencaptures in our gallery. It features new footage of the anticipated second season. Only two more weeks until the season premiere on June 21!
HBO just released the full length trailer for the second season of “True Detective“. It does include dialogue this time. We have added it in our video archive and also added the high definition screencaptures in our gallery. A new production still of Rachel as Ani Bezzerides has also been added to our gallery. The anticipated second season of the series will premiere on June 21st on HBO.
Very exciting news everyone: Rachel is gracing the cover of Marie Claire US June 2015 edition to promote “True Detective“, and we expect she might also talk about her other upcoming projects including “Aloha” and “Southpaw“. We have added the cover and first photoshoot outtakes in our gallery. The magazine will hit newsstands on May 19 and we will add the (digital) scans as soon as possible.
On her character in True Detective: “I love that she’s not the girlfriend or the wife. She doesn’t really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people’s feelings. She’s not trying to be charming, which isn’t always the case with a leading lady. There’s [usually] sort of a responsibility to be a little bit likeable… Not that you want to be a horrendous character, just a little more human.”
On prepping with the Ventura County Police Department and the LAPD for True Detective: “I don’t know how they do it every day. I was like, ‘I’m going to get a hash brown from McDonald’s and go to bed.'”
On calling time-out after the Mean Girls-Notebook-Wedding Crashers trifecta: “I had to kind of reassess and go, What did I want this [success] to be, and how did I expect it to look?”
On the type of characters she likes to play: “I prefer to be a villainess. There’s something a bit more delicious about their wickedness.”
Looks like the second season of “True Detective” finally wrapped up filming. There are several mentions of cast and crew members from yesterday at the wrap party at Yamashiro Hollywood in Los Angeles. Actresses Emily Rios is one of the people sharing wrap party photos. She shared a photobooth photo on her official twitter account. Rios who will reportedly play Betty Chessani. Filming for the series began early November of last year in the Los Angeles area. Justin Lin is the only confirmed director so far, but Janus Metz Pedersen, Miguel Sapochnik, and Daniel Attias are also listed as directors on IMDB. Rachel stars in the anticipated second season alongside Vince Vaugh, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch. The second season will premiere on June 21st 9PM on HBO.