I have added some on set images of Kevin from his first day shooting Gracepoint to the gallery.
Television Productions > 2014: Gracepoint > On Set: April 6, 2014
Kevin Zegers begins work on his upcoming limited event series Gracepoint on Sunday (April 6) in Vancouver, Canada.
The 29-year-old actor was joined on set that day by his co-star Jessica Lucas.
The series “centers on Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant), the lead male investigator on the case of a shocking murder of 11-year-old Danny that puts a small town under scrutiny,” according to Deadline.
Kevin will be playing “Owen Burke, a handsome, clever and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper. With the arrival of a big city journalist, his dormant ambitions are awakened – getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Anna Gunn) in big trouble.”
Kevin Zegers has never been a reporter, but he could honestly say he had on-the-job experience before being cast as one in Gracepoint.
“It’s the first time I’ve played one, but I know a lot of reporters,” said the Woodstock, Ont.-born actor and former model who has done his share of press since his breakout role as Josh Framm in the Air Bud (1997) franchise. He’s since become more acquainted with the fourth estate promoting projects such as Gossip Girl, Transamerica, The Colony, The Jane Austen Book Club and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
“The Canadian press particularly has always been very nice to me and I’m so grateful for that,” he said this week during a break in filming Gracepoint in Victoria.
Zegers, 29, said he relied more on his personal familiarity with journalists rather than deep research to play Gracepoint Journal reporter Owen Burke.
“This guy is a lot of other things before he’s a reporter,” Zegers said. “He’s very happy with his small-town life. He does it to kind of get by. He’s a boots-on-the-ground kind of guy.”
Shooting on the newsroom set in the former Guardian Pharmacy on Oak Bay Avenue has increased Zegers’s appreciation for what it takes to run a daily newspaper.
“It’s crazy to see what a machine it is, how putting together a daily newspaper is such a lot of work, with a lot of people doing a lot of different things,” he said.
The Los Angeles-based actor didn’t have to think twice about doing the 10-episode Fox remake of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall’s British crime series starring Scottish actor David Tennant as a troubled detective investigating a young boy’s murder in a seaside community.
A big reason was the Gracepoint script Zegers said was also instrumental in attracting such a sterling cast for the Americanized version set in coastal California. It’s headlined by Tennant as Det. Emmett Carver; Anna Gunn as his partner Ellie Miller, Owen’s aunt; Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver and Michael Pena.
“When I read it I went, ‘I would want to watch this show,’ ” Zegers recalled. “I think that accounts for 80 or 90 per cent of who’s going to end up doing it. When I signed on, David, Anna and Jacki were already attached, so I knew they were going for a certain quality.”
As fans of shows such as House of Cards, The Killing or Breaking Bad (which co-starred Gunn) know, small-screen projects have become cooler than ever.
“There’s not as much of a stigma about doing TV anymore,” he said. “Some of the best scripts I’ve read were for TV shows, certainly the 10- or 12- or 13-episode ‘event series’ type.”
Zegers began watching Broadchurch, but stopped after being cast.
“They were interested in us bringing our own take on the characters. It’s a new show, and the story manifests itself in a different way.”
Zegers is aware that the acclaim he received for playing Toby, the teenaged hustler son of Felicity Huffman’s transsexual character in Transamerica, likely increased his chances of landing roles such as Belgian blueblood Damien Dalgaard in Gossip Girl, gay Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood in the Mortal Instruments franchise, or Gracepoint.
“I think the hardest thing to try and convey is that you’re a good actor,” he said. “There is no degree for what we do. You are never certified as a good actor. People look at your body of work and can attach a level of expectation.”
His decision to do Gracepoint was made easier because of his Victoria connections, Zegers said.
Read the entire article at Times Colonist
While the picture doesn’t have Kevin in it, Entertainment Weekly has the first picture of Gracepoint. Hopefully one of Kevin will surface soon!
The jury’s out if FOX’s upcoming ‘Broadchurch‘ remake, ‘Gracepoint,’ can live up to the standard set by its predecessor, even after keeping its leading man, David Tennant, in the central role, but at least we have an idea of what FOX’s remake looks like. Take a gander at a familiar-looking Tennant and ‘Breaking Bad‘ star Anna Gunn in the first look at FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’!
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, Tennant looks very much in keeping with his British ‘Broadchurch’ counterpart, though the character is expected to be American. Meanwhile, Anna Gunn replaces Olivia Colman in the co-leading role, looking every bit as grim as in her ‘Breaking Bad’ days. FOX’s cast also includes ‘Luck’ star Nick Nolte, ‘Silver Linings Playbook”s Jacki Weaver, Michael Peña, Kevin Rankin, Virginia Kull and Kevin Zegers.
Set in an American town, FOX’s adaptation of ‘Broadchurch’ will follow the original’s story of the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found on a beach, one surrounded by rocks and a cliff from where he may have fallen. The actual cause of his death remains unsolved, though the seaside town at the tragedy’s base becomes the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
Original Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall will executive produce the US version and write the premiere episode, while Dan Futterman (‘Capote’) and Anya Epstein (‘In Treatment’) have joined in the roles of executive producers and showrunners. Also on board are Shine America’s Carolyn Bernstein (‘The Bridge‘) and Jane Featherstone (‘The Hour’). For its part, UK’s ‘Broadchurch’ became the country’s most watched series of the year, with an April finale that garnered over 10 million viewers.
Fearnet.com will be broadcasting Kevin’s movie Vampire on February 23!
‘VAMPIRE’ (Broadcast Premiere) Sunday, February 23 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Kevin Zegers (THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, FROZEN) stars as a biology professor and bloodsucker, feeding on suicidal young women who give their lives to satisfy his hunger. The film also boasts a star-studded roster that includes Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (REVENGE OF THE SITH), Amanda Plummer (PULP FICTION), Adelaide Clemens (SILENT HILL: REVELATION), Kristin Kreuk (SMALLVILLE), and Rachael Leigh Cook (PERCEPTION).
Film Productions > 2008: Fifty Dead Men Walking > HD Captures
I have added one photo shoot to the gallery, will be adding lots more in the upcoming weeks.
Photoshoots and Portraits > Session 010
I have finished adding high quality images from the second half of the events in 2013 that Kevin attended to the gallery.
Appearances & Events > 2013
6. Broadchurch, Season 2 and Gracepoint
Well, with the Season 1 Whodunit? answered, now we have two equally tantalizing questions in mind. No. 1: How do you top that season? No. 2: how do you recreate this achievement … in America?
Broadchurch‘s first British series appeared remarkably self-contained: it told the story of a town rocked by the murder of a young boy, plumbed through the suspects, and resolved the mystery instead of dragging it out for season upon season. But instead of concluding the story, we’re moving forward with a second season and a group of characters who must re-build their emotionally devastated relationships. The astonishing Olivia Colman has confirmed her involvement in a follow-up season, but there’s no word on her on-screen partner David Tennant, who has signed on to the Fox’s U.S. limited series remake Gracepoint. Broadchuch‘s British creator Chris Chibnall will write Gracepoint‘s first episode, an amazing international ensemble will co-star alongside Tennant, including Breaking Bad Emmy winner Anna Gunn, two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte, Transamerica‘s Kevin Zegers, and others. (Tennant says he’s perfecting his U.S. accent with a voice coach via Skype.)
I have added screencaptures of Kevin from two of his projects, Frozen and The Jane Austen Book Club to the gallery. Thanks to Summer for the JABC captures!