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Patricia Arquette

Having a dream come true this year Patricia Arquette makes history on TV as the fist female lead on the popular franchise CSI. Arquette takes the role of special agent Avery Ryan en the spinoff CSI: Cyber.  CSI: Cyber is truly the Patricia Arquette show. The first CSI to be led by a woman, this latest incarnation is very 2015 while not trying any sort of genre or franchise overreach in what has obviously been a successful endeavor for CBS over most of the past 15 years. The actress, who won last month her first Oscar for Boyhood, talked to us about her career, her choices and her family.

Claire Danes

When we last checked in on Claire Danes’s brilliant, bipolar agent Carrie Mathison in the T.V. seriesHomeland, she was watching in despair as her on-off lover Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) was hanged in front of a jeering mob in a square in Tehran. As Mathison, pregnant with her lover’s child, this new season promises to come back to the origins of the show , when it was one of the best on television. We had the opportunity to talk with Claire Danes a great actress who is fluent in French and English and, as she confesses, also knows some bits of Spanish.

Christian Bale

Christian Bale was parting the Red Sea as Moses in the Canary Islands, while at work filming Ridley’s Scott  film Exodus. In a recent interview in Los Angeles Bale said that audiences can expect a far cry from what Charlton Heston and Cecil B. DeMille delivered 60 years ago. As he explained this is an intriguing piece, because it's very few people that I've met that have actually read the Torah, the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses, all the way through, Bale said. In a movie where violence is protagonist  Bale said that Moses was not a man of any half measures whatsoever.

 

Abbie Cornish

The Australian actress Abbie Cornish is releasing the indie drama The Girl, a movie that took her to Mexico for a few weeks. For Cornish The Girl was a life changing experience and in our interview in the hotel Four Seasons we talked about how she came to be a part of this film, how easy she found this character to relate to, learning to speak in fluent Spanish and to love the Mexican culture.  She also talked about the remake of RoboCop where she co-star with Gary Oldman. 

 

Sofía Vergara

Sofia Vergara, the Colombian former Univision TV host who became famous in Latin America for her flirty personality, voluptuous physique and Latin lovers, never intended to be a scene-stealing funny girl on American TV. But that's exactly what she is on ABC's new hit comedy Modern Family. Sofia is the new hot Latina that is coming with the movie New Year’s Eve. With her we talked in Los Angeles about her role of the sassy Gloria, a Colombian icon that she created.

Colin Farrell

When Irish actor Colin Farrell, 37, first arrived in America 14 years ago, he earned the respect of such A-list directors as Steven Spielberg and Terrence Malick. But at the same time he got a reputation for drinking and being a playboy, and as he explains in this interview being a father of two has gained perspective on his libidinous past and emerged as one of the finest actors working today. He was heartbreaking as P. L. Travers’ alcoholic father in Saving Mr. Banks, and in Winter’s Tale, a sweeping love story about a pull so strong it leads a man to time-travel a hundred years into the future to fulfill his destiny, the very definition of a romantic hero. With his little Spanish he confesses he travels frequently to our country as he is in love with the city of Seville