Hap and Leonard: 1×02 – “The Bottoms” Screen Captures

I’ve added screen captures from the second episode of Hap and Leonard. I apologize for the delay!

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Christina on “Hap and Leonard”

Christina Hendricks on Playing Hap and Leonard’s Femme Fatale and Perfecting a Southern Accent

After Mad Men, Christina Hendricks jumped right into another period piece, called, fittingly, Another Period (Comedy Central)She’s back at it as femme fatale Trudy in pulpy ’80s crime drama Hap and Leonard, premiering March 2 on the Sundance Channel. At the show’s premiere party, Hendricks took a moment to tell Vulture what drew her to the role and how she perfected that Southern accent.

How hard was it to find a series to follow up a phenomenon like Mad Men?
As soon as we wrapped, I went right into doing Another Period. I guess it was a palate cleanser, and I was such a huge fan of [creators and co-stars] Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome that it was a no-brainer. I was also like, “I would love to be distracted and not sit around and think about how I’m not on Mad Men anymore.” But after Another Period, I had every intention of taking a break, and my manager sent me Hap and Leonard and said, “I know you want a break, but just read this.” I did, and I wanted to play Trudy so bad. I couldn’t deny it. I didn’t want someone else to get to do it. I wanted to do it. I didn’t have some big plan or grand, mapped-out situation. I got it, I loved it, I wanted to do it, and so I did.

What did you respond to so strongly about Trudy?
When I read a script and the character jumps off the page and jumps into me in a way that I feel like I can contribute, that I can have a voice in it — I can always tell because I start acting it out in my head, instead of trying to fix it. It just comes so naturally. She was so well-written and such an unusual character. She’s playful and sassy, but in a different way than the characters that I’ve been playing recently that I was excited by her.

Trudy lures her ex-boyfriend Hap (James Purefoy) into a dangerous scheme over the objections of his best friend Leonard (Michael K. Williams). Is she trustworthy or trouble?
Oh, she is so not trustworthy!

You were born in Knoxville, Tennessee, moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, then went to high school in Fairfax, Virginia. Did Hap and Leonard reconnect you to your Southern roots?
This environment is so unlike my Northern Virginia experience. I have a lot of relatives in Georgia, although that accent is very different. I always consider myself as having family from the South. I did work really hard on Trudy’s accent. I wanted it to be specific to the area, so I had to make sure to not listen to my relatives in my head. I didn’t want to just copy my grandma or my aunt. I had so much fun doing it, I probably took about two weeks to shake it when I got home. My husband [Madam Secretary’s Geoffrey Arend] said, “You know you don’t actually talk like that, right?”

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“Hap and Leonard” Premiere

Christina attended the Hap and Leonard private premiere party at Hill Country BBQ in New York City (February 25). Hap and Leonard premieres March 2nd at 10/9c on SundanceTV.

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The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last night, Christina attended the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (January 30). I have added some beautiful photos of Christina at the event, enjoy.

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Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > January 30: The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Cocktail Reception

The Art of Elysium 2016 Heaven Gala

I’ve added some photos of Christina attending the Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler. The event was held at 3LABS Culver City, California (January 9). Enjoy!

Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > January 09: The Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala

“Hap and Leonard” Promotional Photos

I have added some gorgeous photos of Christina from the upcoming series, Hap and Leonard. Check out the promotional photos below.

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SundanceTV Winter TCA Press Tour

I have added some photos of Christina during the SundanceTV Winter TCA Press Tour 2016! Christina attended the press tour and panel for Hap and Leonard at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California (January 8).

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“Hap and Leonard” Premiere Date Announced

SundanceTV’s 2016 Premiere Dates Announced: “Hap and Leonard,” “The Last Panthers,” “Rebellion”

SundanceTV announced at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour the premiere dates for its spring 2016 programming slate, designating Wednesdays at 10/9c as the network’s yearlong destination for original programming.

“Coming off a year in which SundanceTV was the fastest-growing entertainment network in adults 25-54, we could not be more excited about the quantity and quality we are bringing viewers in 2016,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “All of our new shows fit the network’s signature brand of unique storytelling, and together will make Wednesday night the new destination for SundanceTV originals.

HAP AND LEONARD
HAP AND LEONARD, featuring James Purefoy (Rome, The Following), Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), will premiere Wed., Mar. 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, HAP AND LEONARD is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, HAP AND LEONARD provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. This project marks Mickle’s and Damici’s second major collaboration with Lansdale, as the pair previously collaborated on the film adaptation of Lansdale’s novel Cold in July, which was selected to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Additional HAP AND LEONARD cast members include Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.

“It’s been a blast working with the great Joe Lansdale again to bring more of his iconic characters to the screen,” said director, writer and executive producer Jim Mickle. “Hap and Leonard demanded their own show, and we gave it to them. SundanceTV is the perfect home for our boys and everyone we’ve come to love in their unique universe. After premiering Cold in July at the Sundance Film Festival and now expanding to something equally one-of-a-kind on SundanceTV, it feels like we’ve come deliciously full circle.”

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