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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    “Supernatural” star and scavenger hunt host Misha Collins talks about the CW show’s cult following, the strangest gift he’s received from a fan, and his history of threesomes. Plus, the word on how close the “Supernatural” cast really is.

    "I think cult is probably a fair term to apply to the Supernatural fandom."

    Misha’s full “Larry King Now” episode will post today at 5 pm ET on Ora TV & Hulu, but if you just can’t wait, catch some episode highlights on-demand any time!













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    Perfect flawless man. Misha talked about this interview at ChiCon and said Larry was pretty perplexed since he didn't know who Misha was and didn't understand the questions they were receiving but Misha apparently broke the record for people submitting Twitter questions. He said by the end of it that Larry was asking if he could be an item in next year's GISHWHES. Also friendly reminder that if anyone is able to that Crowdrise is still accepting donations for E4K (Random Acts major fundraiser for the year) through the end of November. Can't donate? You can still help by just doing something nice for someone. It doesn't have to cost you a penny.

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    sorry about the tags. i don't know who some of these are, tbh

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    She always said she would like to have a big family – now Elsa Pataky is on her way to making her dream come true.

    The Spanish actress is expecting her second child with Thor star Chris Hemsworth – as revealed in the latest issue of HELLO! magazine's sister publication HOLA!




    Elsa is currently in the Canary Islands with her husband, who is there to film The Heart of the Sea, and their 18-month-old daughter India, who will become a big sister next year. “She’s the best!” Hemsworth told PEOPLE earlier this month of his baby girl. “It makes it harder and harder to leave and go to work. I enjoy being at home a lot more than I ever have.”

    Making family time a priority is important to both actors. “You have to make an effort and try to stay together as much as you can,” Pataky told PEOPLE in May. “If we start splitting and doing other things it’s not going to last. We try and keep it as normal as much as we can — like a typical family.”

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    Chris Brown went into a VIOLENT RAGE while in rehab earlier this month for his anger issues ... throwing objects and breaking them ... and we've learned the D.A. will use this and other incidents later today in court to make the case that he belongs in jail ... NOW.

    We're told the rehab facility wanted him OUT after the incident ... and that's why he bailed after only 2 weeks.



    Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the L.A. County Probation Dept. is submitting information to the judge today about the incident, along with the criminal assault charge in Washington, D.C. We're told the Probation Dept will ask the judge to order Chris into a live-in anger management program for a period of months.

    Our sources say the D.A. isn't as forgiving and will ask the judge during today's progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case to revoke his probation and send him to jail -- as early as today.

    The hearing is set for 2 PM. We'll be there.


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    Is it time for One Direction to grow up already? Well, not quite. For their third album, the X Factor ensemble have been granted greater access to the songwriting – but only as long as there are least two adult professionals on the session with them, making sure the chorus is in the right place. There are little hints of sexual shenanigans in the lyrics (what, I wonder, could young lothario Harry Styles mean when he worries about leaving “little traces” in his lover’s, er, “hair” on Happily?) but nobody is stripping off and twerking.

    Frankly, there is nothing to twerk to. The rhythms are solid four to the floor flavoured pop rock, with chunky guitars and soaring anthemic choruses, like Kelly Clarkson channelling McFly (contributing to a sense of interchangeability, the McFly boys have actually collaborated on a song, Don’t Forget Where You Belong, a grown-up boyband writing for a growing up boy band).

    One track, the unfortunate Diana (rude!), sounds almost close enough to the Police’s Don’t Stand So Close To Me to be legally actionable, with a melodic echo from Don Henley’s Boys Of Summer just to confuse lawyers. But part of the point of this kind of music is that it is so generic, it is always going to remind you of something else.

    Essentially, Midnight Memories is all a little lustier and more tub-thumping than before, and aimed so squarely at the biggest music market in the world that Britain’s proudest pop exports sometimes lapse into fake American accents, yelp in the background and sing “awoooo” like they’re dreaming of Bon Jovi.

    The most contemporary influence is actually rather old fashioned, with some of the acoustic guitars and little gypsy stylings of Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Elsewhere, you might detect touches of the soaring epics of Coldplay and Snow Patrol (and not just because Gary Lightbody has written a sappy ballad with the ambitious Harry). Put it all together and what you’ve got is the kind of pop rock that has been a mainstay of the American charts for decades, polished off with echoing drums and rammed home with the cheeky brio of five young men who know they are on to a winner. It is all so swaggeringly confident and honed to a perfect point, it is hard not to be caught up in its own sense of conviction.


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    You don’t have to be intimately familiar with every season of The Walking Dead to come up with some obvious defining characteristics.

    They’re undead? They stumble? They’re cannibals? They’re pale? They have ripped clothes and bad hygiene? They make for boring premises to horror films?

    All of these would have been acceptable answers but no, Christie goes for ‘they’re black’.

    Who knows whether it was the fact that both the host and the opponent opposite her were black or whether she’s been listening to too much Nas, but Christie seemed certain of it in that moment.

    ‘I don’t know if they’re white..or…I just…probably’ she tried to backtrack, as Harvey told her: ‘You shut up lady!’

    ‘It’s up there!’ she insisted. It definitely wasn’t.





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    American Horror Story - Episode 3.08 - The Sacred Taking - EXPANDED Synopsis

    As Queenie decides her loyalties and delivers a warning, Fiona struggles against her ailing health and tries to figure out which of the girls the next Supreme might be. As Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona, a panicked Misty Day arrives at the Academy, hunted by a dangerous but unknown new enemy... and accompanied by an unexpected ally. Convinced they've identified the next Supreme, Cordelia leads the girls in a rarely-performed ritual known as The Sacred Taking, which allows for the next Supreme's ascension. The only hitch: it involves the selfless suicide of the current Supreme. And so a plan is hatched to convince Fiona to give up hope. Back at Cornrow Alley, the rivalry between Marie Laveau and Madame LaLaurie comes to a head as Marie enacts her horrible vengeance. Meanwhile, Joan punishes Luke severely for his involvement with the girls, and Nan tries to come to his rescue, but the intervention of another party leads to tragedy. As alliances shift and a love triangle forms, the Coven becomes aware of a new danger.



    HIGHLIGHTS from TONIGHT's EPISODE Stuff You’ll Love:

    - Spalding. Denis O’Hare seriously needs to play a creep in every season of this show. As grotesque as some of his scenes get, I can’t help but smile whenever he’s on the screen. Ever wanted to see an enchanted tongue wiggle it’s way back into a mans mouth? No? Oh…
    - Flashbacks to Fiona as a young child at the Academy
    - Queenie taking Delphine to a fast-food drive-through. It is as awesome as you’re thinking
    - I'm really digging the newly energized and bad-ass Cordelia that we're starting to see. I found her boring at first.
    - The ending. Seriously…


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    Khloe Kardashian has slammed weight-shaming critics of her sister Kim after she flaunted her post-baby body and appeared topless in fiancé Kanye West’s new music video.

    “Her body is banging! On that motorcycle, her ta-ta’s shaking!” Khloe, 29, said in an interview on Australia’s The Fifi and Jules Show.

    The former The X Factor host was amazed by how quickly mother-of-one Kim lost her baby weight and said she “deserves” to have regained her slender frame after working so hard.

    “Kim’s body is so insane… it’s a major middle finger to the world and honey, she deserves it!” Khloe gushed.

    The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star admitted to losing the 50lbs she’d gained during her pregnancy with baby North West – her first child, born in June.

    Khloe also bashed the “disgusting” people who criticized her sister during her pregnancy, when carrying daughter North, now five months.

    Said Khloe: “She got pregnant and she got so much scrutiny, and people were just so disgusting to her!

    “It’s no one else’s business… for you to criticize someone when they’re pregnant is so disgusting and disturbing to me,” Khloe vented.

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    In the three years since One Direction were formed on the UK version of The X Factor, the quintet have become global pop sensations, and it's all thanks to their tireless fans, aka The Directioners. Today those screaming hordes of teenage girls celebrate the early leak of 1D's third album, Midnight Memories, ahead of its official November 25 release. So how is it? Well...

    On the band's latest release, 1D stick to their winning formula, aka making every girl feel like Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam and Zayn are singing directly to them. Hey, the loyal Directioners have earned it. In trade for romantic lyrics, catchy hooks and dashing good looks, this dedicated, supportive and, yes, obsessive fan base have helped 1D sell out tours and top the charts worldwide. Midnight Memories is their "Thank You" love note (er, text?).

    But musical growth is evident on Midnight Memories, too. The boys dabble in new wave ("Diana") and folk ("Through the Dark"), and almost drop a swear word: "People talk shhhh / But we don't listen," they sing on the title track. But all in all, 1D's third album further fuels the fanfare and fantasies of the fans.

    To celebrate the release of Midnight Memories, Fuse pulled the 10 most lovey-dovey lyrics on the record
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    5. "I will carry you over fire and water for your love / And I will hold you closer / Hope your heart is strong enough"—"Through the Dark."

    4. "Nothing can come between you and I / Not even the gods above can separate the two of us"—"You and I."

    3."My heart, your heart / Sit tight like bookends / Pages between us / Written with no end"—"Strong."

    2. "But don't burn out / Even if you scream and shout / It will come back to you / And I'll be here for you"—"Through the Dark."

    1. "Everytime we touch / I'm all shook up / You make me wanna sigh / How deep is your love? / God only knows, baby" —"Better Than Words."



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    Lol this flop list. What are your fave lyrics?


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    Five Transgender Celebs Who Paved the Way

    Today is national Transgender Day of Remembrance, which allows an opportunity for communities to come together and mark the passing of transgender individuals — or those perceived to be transgender — who have been murdered because of hate.
    To honor the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming people, we’ve compiled a list of a few well-known transgender heroes, both alive and dead, who have helped pave the way for awareness of trans issues and bring about change.

    Chaz Bono
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    Chaz Bono is an LGBT activist and the child of entertainers Sonny and Cher. Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent sex reassignment surgery. A documentary on his experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and broadcast on OWN.

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    Laverne Cox is an actress and transgender activist. She became widely known after appearing in 13 episodes of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, playing a transgender woman in prison for credit card fraud.

    Renée Richards
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    Renée Richards is a former professional tennis player. In 1975, she underwent sex reassignment surgery. She was denied entry into the 1976 U.S. Open by the United States Tennis Association, citing an unprecedented women-born-women policy. In a landmark case, Richards challenged the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977.

    Lana Wachowski
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    Lana Wachowski is, in partnership with her brother Andy, a screenwriter, director and producer most popular for their film The Matrix. Lana began transitioning from male to female in the early 2000s, but didn’t make her first public appearance as a female until July 2012. She is the first major Hollywood director to come out as transgender.

    Jenna Talackova
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    Jenna Talackova gained widespread media attention in 2012 when she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being a trans woman. She won the case and was allowed to compete, eventually making it into the Top 12 of the competition.


    see the entire list at flop S O U R C E

    how are you celebrating national transgender day of remembrance, ONTD?

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    As American Horror Story: Coven begins to wrap up its bold and brilliant season, fans are starting to wonder what next year will be like. Co-creator Ryan Murphy tells EW that he will begin dropping hints about season 4 around episode 11, but he will say that, “It’s not contemporary.” He adds: “It’s either going to shoot in New Orleans or it’s going to shoot in Santa Fe.”

    One thing viewers definitely won’t see is a rumored spin-off of Coven. Murphy told reporters earlier this fall that he and FX had discussed an AHS spin-off, centered on this season. But that project is dead as of now. Reveals Murphy, “We were starting to break episode 8 or 9 and we were like, ‘Well, we can’t kill that person off because we need them for the spin-off.’ As soon as those words were said, I was like, ‘There is no spin-off.’ Because it took away from the joy of the show. The reason the show is successful is no one is safe ever.”

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    The platinum-blond hair is back, and in so many ways — for the first time in years — Slim Shady truly is, too. In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday), senior writer Brian Hiatt gets Eminem to reflect on his sobriety and a lifetime devoted to hip-hop in a more candid way than ever before.

    "I'm as happy as I can be, I guess," Em reveals, later telling Hiatt, "Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else. I think they have a word for that — what do they call it? Idiot savant?"

    Eminem stresses he was being intentionally spaced-out when he appeared alongside Brent Musburger on ESPN in September. In fact, he was channeling the Beastie Boys. "I knew we were about to show the 'Berzerk' video, so I was doing what I call the Berzerk face," he says. "The whole song to me feels like vintage Beastie Boys. And you know the 'Pass the Mic' video where Ad-Rock is making that face, kind of not looking the camera? I was doing my own version."

    Em also admits he didn't always understand the Beasties' artistic twists and turns. "When Paul's Boutique came out, I was one of the fans that didn't get it," he says. "It took me years to realize how fucking genius it is. I felt bad for sleeping on it.

    "Obviously, yes, there was something about Licensed to Ill— you had the Zeppelin samples and their vibe. You had Run-DMC, who were so cool, with the attitude of 'Fuck you if you don't like us.' Same as the Beastie Boys. 'Fuck you. We fucking curse. We spit beer. We throw it on our fucking fans.' And obviously as they got older their views and things changed, as all of ours do. You can be mad at their shit for not sounding like their last shit, but if it did, then they didn't grow as artists. Same as me."

    Eminem's nostalgia for classic hip-hop albums shaped The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his nearly platinum new album, which moved an astonishing 792,000 copies last week. But he stresses his glances back to the past weren't purely mechanical.

    "Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places," he says. "You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. But then you go to Tupac, and he made songs. His fucking songs felt like something — 'Holy shit! I want to fucking punch someone in the face when I put this CD in.' Biggie told stories. I wanted to do all that shit."

    Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, November 22nd.


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    James, you are the father! Or at least, that's what January Jones likes to say. It's never been confirmed who is the biological father of the Mad Men actress' son Xander, 2, and now James Marsden is admitting that he, in fact, is! (Well, not really.) During an interview with Playboy magazine, the 30 Rock guest star joked that Jones is always calling him out for fathering her baby boy.

    "Every time I see January, she's like, 'Hey, father of my baby,'" the 40-year-old actor told Playboy in its latest issue.

    The reason? Apparently, rumors once surfaced that the two conceived together because they both starred in (separate!) X-Men movies.

    "There's so much stupid talk out there," the Hollywood hunk explained. "I think that came from somebody thinking we were both in X-Men so it must be true." Marsden appeared as Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men in 2000, X2 in 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. Meanwhile, Jones, 35, played Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class in 2011.

    Jones welcomed Xander in September 2011. She previously dated Jason Sudeikis, Ashton Kutcher and singer Josh Groban, but has never revealed the identity of her son's father.

    "It's just not something the public needs to know. I don't divulge my sexual preferences," the Emmy-nominated actress told Net-a-Porter's The Edit in May. "There are parts of your life -- no matter what your job -- that should remain private."

    She also reasoned that keeping the father a secret will help people just focus on her professional work. "As an actor, if people know too many things about you they won't believe you in a certain character," she explained. "You don't want people to have a preconceived notion of who you are."

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    NBA star Dwyane Wade's bestselling memoir, A Father First, is being adapted to screen by Fox as a comedy TV series to be titled Three The Hard Way.

    In the book, Wade shares his thoughts on fathers and sons, writing about the gratifying responsibilities of being a single dad to his two sons, Zaire and Zion, while recounting his own growing up years and his rise to the top echelon of pro basketball.

    Fox has assigned the project to scribe Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) to adapt, and exec produce along with Wade.

    Mike Tollin of Mandalay Sports Media and director Justin Lin (the Fast & Furious franchise) as well as Danielle Woodrow, and Troy Craig Poon producing through Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment.

    Three The Hard Way marks the very first TV project for Dwyane Wade’s ZZ Prods.

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    Lady Gaga just scored her second No. 1 album, "ARTPOP," which debuted atop this week's Billboard 200 chart. However, the pop superstar has taken to social media to express disappointment toward those who have met her latest achievements with an "overflow of hate."

    "I put so much love into my music, into my shows, I make it all for you. I'll never understand the overflow of hate sent my way," Gaga posted on her Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 20), hours after "ARTPOP" was crowned the No. 1 album in the country. "Or maybe thats what entertainment is now. It's more fun to point & laugh than appreciate the artist. I'll keep rehearsing my steps ‪#showbiz‬"


    While "ARTPOP" debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with 258,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, her previous full-length, "Born This Way," started with 1.1 million copies sold in its first week. That number was amplified by a temporary 99-cent sale deal by Amazon MP3 in 2011. "ARTPOP's" debut is the third-biggest debut sales week for a female artist this year, after Katy Perry's "PRISM" (286,000 copies sold) and Miley Cyrus'"Bangerz" (270,000 sold).






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    Around the world Kelis is known for her milkshake bringing all the boys to the yard, but who knew that it’s really her cooking that keeps them coming back?

    We all know her as a platinum-selling artist and Nas’ ex-wife, but over the last few years the “Bossy” chick graduated from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and became a certified saucier. This past weekend, she debuted her new sauce line called “Feast” at the Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival, with hopes that her sauces will be a daily “celebration of life, love and happiness.”


    On how cooking school influenced her

    There’s an excitement in cooking. I graduated cooking school with honors, one of the best in my class. I came home from school feeling very competitive. I didn’t realize it, but I’m competitive. With music I don’t really compete, but with food I can actually be better than someone. I’ve been doing music since I was a teenager and being an artist is 24/7, and it’s easy get caught up in it. But with cooking it was really amazing to be passionate about something else besides music. I don’t have to make music, I can do something else.

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    Back in 2010, she talked to the NY Times about how her love for cooking was influenced by her mother, who spent time as a world traveler savoring meals in different countries. She also said she graduated with honors from culinary school and is working on a cookbook.

    Growing up, my mom had a catering business. I used to help her pretty early on and loved doing it. My mom is an amazing cook, and she helped me cultivate a love for food. She taught me that food can be beautiful. We eat not just for survival, but we survive to eat. It’s part of who I am.

    On Le Cordon Bleu
    I focused on being a saucier. Anything with a sauce involved, I flourished. I learned the basic French sauces like a beurre blanc or a bordelaise — really basic, classic French red and white sauces, but I would go off on my own. I spent a lot of time out of the country looking for new things to eat. I spent a summer in Malaysia and Bali and that region. I was in Penang, where everything is savory and sweet. I’d make beef and shrimp sauces infused with litchi. I started doing my own thing. I would try to find a chef to study under. But it’s also about eating and figuring it out myself. As a chef, if I can taste something I can basically figure out what’s in it. I have my own take on green coconut curry and a ginger-sesame marinade.

    On her cookbook
    It’s in the works. I’m still writing and trying to get it all done. I still wake up with recipes in my head and thinking, What if I add guava paste. …

    Love that Kelis made another one of her dreams come true. Can’t wait to try these out!




    Glad to see her doing something out of the ordinary and being a serious business woman and chef. Something about her has just always been so cool to me…Her attitude screams IDGAF

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    Lucy Spraggan posted a screenshot of the  factor winners DMs to her after the singer tweeted about his homophobic diss track.

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    Do album sales justify homophobia? What are your thoughts, ONTD?

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    “Of course it is a challenge,” actress Rinko Kikuchi says plainly of her initiation into Hollywood. “But even if I were a native English speaker working as an actor, I’m sure there would be other difficulties. Everything about functioning as a member of society is a challenge. Do you see your challenges as difficulties or do you try to enjoy the process? It takes effort to draw a positive picture, but I try.”


    Kikuchi—who made a grand introduction to the international cinema world with her stunning performance as a deaf-mute teenager in Babel and has worked with a number of non-American directors, such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tran Anh Hung, and Guillermo del Toro—resisted the tug of the film world’s epicenter for as long as she could. Post-Babel she was approached by many hopeful Hollywood agents, but it was still a few years before she committed to a life outside Japan to pursue her career internationally.

    She has been solidifying her place by playing memorable yet uniquely different roles, such as the beautiful and emotionally fraught Naoko in Norwegian Wood, and most recently Mako Mori, the adopted daughter of a marshal and ranger for the Pan Pacific Defense Corps, in Pacific Rim.

    Her selection of these roles is often driven by who is helming the film. “For me, in thinking about how I could contribute in the international battleground, who I collaborate with is very important. When I work with non-American directors, there’s a sense of camaraderie, a sense of common purpose of expressing yourself in the world of cinema that is dominantly American. It’s also important who you team up with when the relationships last for about a year, with not just shooting but also doing promotion. So it helps when you feel people you work with have similar experiences as you do.”

    Kikuchi has been captivated by the cinematic world since her youth. Everybody in her family was drawn to a specific movie genre: her mother, the classics; her dad, Westerns; her two older brothers, action and sci-fi. She herself discovered John Cassavetes’ films, starring his wife Gena Rowlands, and found them so appealing that they became an influential push in her decision to pursue acting.

    Now, fully immersed in the film world, she considers New York her home, even though with her busy schedule the time she spends there fluctuates. “New York makes me feel settled. The time I spend alone makes me feel the most creative and New York is a great place for that since people will leave you alone. But as I travel, New York is my home base only in a sense that I pay rent there. I feel that if I consider one place home, it might get stressful not to spend enough time there. So I try telling myself that I can find home in myself wherever I am. Otherwise, it would be hard to make your living by traveling all over.”

    Since leaving Japan, her awareness of her Japanese identity has sharpened. “Living in the United States, I’ve come to appreciate how rationality helped society to develop. At the same time, I also find it beautiful that Japanese culture has a lot more ambiguity, subtleties, and grayness. There’s much that is not said and there are many ways to express one thing. In Japanese, there are so many subtle ways to describe the color black. You find that ambiguity in human emotions. There are a lot of emotions that can’t be explained, or have no reasons.” Arguably, that situated her to have a unique interpretation of her characters. “I grew up with Japanese cinema, poems, and novels that expressed grayness in emotions so well that I do wonder if this side of my culture is one of the reasons I am standing here today [as an actress], even with my imperfect English.”

    Next she’ll appear in 47 Ronin, a fantasy action film in which she plays the villainous, shape-shifting witch Mizuki alongside Keanu Reeves—a sharp contrast to her heroic character in Pacific Rim, giving Kikuchi a chance to show her range. As Mizuki, she’s icy, self-possessed, throwing her head back to laugh tauntingly at her contenders, or meeting their gaze with a cold, fixed stare and a slight mocking smirk. “[The characters I play] tend to be quite unique characters. I play criminals; I play a person who would engage in sociopathic actions. I’m offered these roles in expectation that I can play them with credibility. I try to understand their actions and emotions. When I try to pursue these emotions, I do feel that there are not many emotions that cannot be understood. Even in people who commit unethical, undesired actions, I can find myself in them. Before they turned, they were the same children that we all were.”

    Reflecting on where she’s come from and where she’s headed, Kikuchi gives the impression that she knows what makes her happy, stressed, or at ease. “I have to,” she explains. “If I don’t know what makes me happy, I feel like I can’t play other people’s lives. In that sense I think actors are like instruments. To play ‘me’ as an instrument—unless I know myself—I can’t communicate it to others. Outside of my work, I try asking myself what I want. Do I want to sleep? Do I want to drink? Do I want to go to the beach? Do I want to be alone? Do I want to be with someone? I am honest with myself. I don’t want to lie to myself.”





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