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The true mastermind who’s been dismantling Red’s empire was revealed during The Blacklist‘s two-hour return on Thursday — but much more of the show’s mythology also came tumbling out. Read More: // here

by Jules April 23, 2017 Leave a Comment

Emmy winner James Spader visits TODAY to talk about “The Blacklist,” in which he plays the infamous criminal James “Red” Reddington. Read More: // here

by Jules April 23, 2017 Leave a Comment

You are also continuing your amazing TV directing career: The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption, Orange Is the New Black, Halt and Catch Fire, Grace and Frankie … What is it about directing that attracts you to go behind the camera?
I don’t know. … I love the collaboration. I know how to talk to actors. The older I got, the more interested I was in telling the whole story and not just my subjective point of view of it, the acting point of view, so I really enjoy that notion of telling the whole thing.

That’s what’s interesting about the writing too: the sense that you’re sort of doing both. Whereas in acting, you’re very subjective and you’re telling that side of the story; in directing, you’re overview-ing the whole thing. In writing, you’re kind of doing both, because you’re very subjective with the characters, and then you’re responsible for telling the entire story as well. I enjoyed that aspect of that. Directing is just a job I know how to do. I understand the dilemmas of the actors, and I understand the dilemmas of the people on the technical filmmaking part of it too, and you’re just trying to create an environment on the set where everybody can do their best.

You’ve directed multiple episodes of The Blacklist. We have to note that Blane is directing Steff when you’re directing James Spader in The Blacklist. We’d like to think that you two are talking about Pretty in Pink, and whether Steff really liked Andie, and how cool Duckie actually was, but in fact, I’m guessing you’re not.
Oh, that’s all we talk about. Very rarely do we get to the shots of the day. I’m glad you remembered all those names, because I didn’t. But really, it’s great to work with James again. I hadn’t seen James in a number of years until [The Blacklist], and we didn’t miss a beat. Someone on the set saw us laughing about something, and they said, “Are you two different than how you were when you were acting together in movies?” James just looked at him and said, “We’re exactly the same, only more so,” which kind of sums it up.

That seems like a very James Spader-y thing to say.
It is a very James thing to say, isn’t it? Yeah. I love him. I love him. He’s one of a kind.

Your daughter just starred as Matilda on Broadway, and, is this true? Your son is starring in a movie with Molly Ringwald?
Yes, it’s true. I swore my children would never be actors, and here they are. My daughter Willow was Matilda for nine months, and my son Sam is doing a film [All These Small Moments] with Molly Ringwald as his mother, yes.

Have you and Molly talked about that?
Oh, we did email back and forth about it. We kind of went, “Oh, my God. Crazy.”

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by Jules April 9, 2017 Leave a Comment

NBC’s The Blacklist spin-off The Blacklist: Redemption will receive its UK premiere on Sky1 on Wednesday March 29th at 9pm, it has been announced. Read More: // here

by Jules March 12, 2017 Leave a Comment

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* Boston Legal Season 4 (Episodes 1-20)
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by Jules March 12, 2017 Leave a Comment

Screencaps from the following added to the Gallery.
* Boston Legal Season 3 (24 episodes)

by Jules February 26, 2017 Leave a Comment

A mere matter of days ago, The Blacklist went on hiatus over at NBC. With that, we were left waiting in the wings in order to see The Blacklist: Redemption. Read More: // here

by Jules February 26, 2017 Leave a Comment

There are some people who, at some point over the course of time, you would have assumed would have hosted “Saturday Night Live.” James Spader is one of those people. How it never happened, we’re not quite sure, but this episode (the latest in our ongoing SNL Wishlist series) is here to try and correct that! He’s a funny guy who can do a wide array of things, and as you’re about to realize (if you haven’t already), there are so many different reasons why he should be a part of the Studio 8H experience. Read More: // here

by Jules February 25, 2017 Leave a Comment

It is midnight in Malaysia, and the tingle-inducing tones of Hollywood actor James Spader’s voice are snaking their way through the phone line. Depending on one’s pop culture diet, it is impossible not to imagine that it could be Red Reddington, Alan Shore or even Ultron on the other end. Read More: // here

by Jules February 19, 2017 Leave a Comment

As “The Blacklist” hurtles toward its winter finale, Emmy-winning actor James Spader, who stars as master criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington, tells TODAY that everything is up in the air for his character: Red knows someone is targeting him, but doesn’t know who it is. He also says it’s hard to choose a clip from the show that’s suitable for morning television! Read More: // here

by Jules February 19, 2017 Leave a Comment