We have two new amazing portraits of Lee. In the first photo he is posing alone, while on the second one he is joined by Guardians of the Galaxy cast: Karen Gillian, Michael Rooker, director James Gunn, Djimon Hounsou, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa and Benicio Del Toro. Both shots were taken at Comic-Con International in San Diego earlier this month.
Photoshoots > EW Portraits at Comic-Con 2013
On July 20, 2013 Lee attended Comic-Con International at San Diego. He was present at Marvel Studios panel, along some other Guardians of the Galaxy cast members, and gave few interviews on the red carpet.
Bellow, you can watch Lee and Karen Gillam discussing their roles as the villains of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
I also added several photos from the event to the gallery.
Appearances > 2013 > Arrivals at Comic-Con International in San Diego – July 20, 2013
Appearances > 2013 > Marvel Studios Panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego – July 20, 2013
Lee Pace and his The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug co-stars Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom cover the August issue of Empire magazine. The article offers more insights into the trilogy’s key second instalment, filming process and more.
The second cover is the collector’s edition and will only be available for subscribers.
The August issue of Empire hits shops on Thursday June 27.
- Magazine Scans > Empire (August 2013)
As mentioned yesterday, Lee has been playing bisexual composer Vincent Bellini in Golden Age for over the past month. I’ve added some beautiful photos of the play to our gallery – all of them were taken by Joan Marcus.
There’s also this fantastic interview I want to share with you. It was posted one month ago on Theater Mania. Apart from his Golden Age role, Lee also talks playing New York Congressman Fernando Wood in Lincoln, Garrett in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part Two and Thranduil in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Where would you put your knowledge of opera on a 1-10 scale before you started Golden Age?
Well, I went to Juilliard, so you can’t help but get a little dose of opera when you go to that school. I’d seen a couple of things at the Met. And I had heard Bellini’s Norma. So it’s hard to say — but I guess 2, maybe 3.
Did that lack of expertise make this job harder for you?
I had a good month ahead of rehearsals to just listen to music and work on the research about Bellini. There’s so much fascinating research about this man, and I love doing research. My favorite thing about being an actor is to learn new things. But it wasn’t just about listening to the rest of Bellini’s stuff ; it was also listening to Donizetti’s stuff, Rossini’s stuff, Wagner’s stuff just to kind of get a real sense of what it was that Bellini was trying to do artistically, what musical information he had, and what influence he had on others.
Was exploring the music the most interesting part of the process for you?
One of the most fascinating things about the play to me was Terrence’s point of view on what it takes to make not just art, but to make an event out of an evening of opera. And that’s what Bellini does– the opera is not just the music, it is an event. It is all of the people in the boxes waiting to see the show and it’s the stars who step up on the stage and perform this incredible athletic feat of singing these notes. And it’s about arranging that kind of night and figuring out a way to make that night emotionally poignant and meaningful.
Full interview can be read here.
- Stage > Golden Age
I thought I could start by updating the gallery. Lee has recently attended 3 events and all photos from them are now up.
- Appearances > 2012 > Metropolitan Opera Season Opening – September 24, 2012
- Appearances > 2012 > “Golden Age” Opening Night – December 5, 2012
- Appearances > 2012 > New York Premiere of “the Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey”
I’ve been working on adding more photos of Lee from his past appearances, and now you can check out all the recent additions in the gallery.
GALLERY LINK: Last additions – Appearances
Blu-ray screencaptures of Lee’s hilarious performance as Whit Coutell in Ceremony have been added to the gallery!
- Ceremony (2010) > Blu-Ray Screencaptures
And don’t forget to pick up your own copy of the film!