Louise/Sofia: A Lady With Attitude Part IV

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  1. Drumchik

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    Who wants to know what Louise has been up to lately?

    This was an article I found. Bullit has it on the journal, but here is the article in full:

    Louise Lombard has spent the past four years living and working in sunny California for her role in CSI:Crime Scene Investigation. But, after leaving the series in 2007, Louise says she put her life in the US on hold to rush back to blustery Britain to star in one-off crime drama Kiss of Death.

    'The script was so good I decided to return to Britain to film the drama,' says Louise, 37, who starred in BBC1 period drama The House of Eliott. 'It delves into the lives of all the people caught up in a crime investigation. It's more of a whydunnit than a whodunnit.'

    Louise plays Kay Rousseau, a detective heading up the teaminvestigating the murder of a man whose body has been chopped up and left under a bridge. The killer, Michael Bovery, has also kidnapped the victim's wife. With intriguing flashbacks, the drama is shown from the perspective of every person involved in the crime - the victims, the investigators and the investigated.

    Kay, meanwhile, is trying to remain professional as she's battling the demons in her personal life. 'Her baby daughter died and some blame her for the suspicious death, including her husband,' says Louise. 'She's trying to hold together her first investigation since the tragedy. It's a m.'assive task.'

    The team isn't in good shape either. Second-in-command, Matt Costello, has a secret crush on Kay and is very protective of her; while forensic scientist George Austen is battling alcohol addiction; and psychological profiler Clive Morrell suffers extreme mood swings.

    Filming in Bristol wasn't the wrench Louise imagined, as she brought her two-year-old son, Alejandro, from California to keep her company

    'He's used to Mummy going off filming,' she says. 'I used to take him on the set of CSI regularly. He's no bother.'

    It depends who you ask as to whether this will be a series but I would suggest that audience figures and reaction will be the big thing.

    This role, as a cop on a pilot drama that could be serialised, has surprised everyone, not least Danny.

    "I like to swear a lot in my films," he says. "I like to get reaction, so that was my worry about going into television and playing it safe. But Kiss Of Death is quite dark and disgusting in points, that was what did it for me."


    And also, this thing about Kiss of Death has a nice pic of Louise:

    http://forums.digiguide.com/topic.asp?id=25144&subject=Kiss+of+Death+showing+on+BBC+1
     
  2. mati

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    Thanks for the link. Looking forward to it, although the article on the second link wasn't that positive about the movie. Who cares :), I'm always happy to see Louise!!!!! Take care
     
  3. Bullit_01

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    Go to my LJ. Go to my LJ.

    Subliminal enough?

    So I don't spam the board (I seem to be posting all the time) and because I'm quite lazy, really, if you click the link at the bottom you will find an interview with Louise and a video interview with her, Danny Dyer and some clips of the new show.

    Unfortunately, there is no more beer (see previous LJ post for explanation. Or not.).
     
  4. CSIsMANIAC

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    Aww man I'm gonna miss Louise on CSI! Always loved her feisty character. :) And it oozes off the screen! hehehe.. It truly is a waste though that her hair in KOD is shoulder length.
     
  5. Drumchik

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    Video? Of Louise? *speeds to your LJ*
     
  6. mati

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    Hi all
    Thanks for the link, I was dying to post them, because I read them too, but couldn't break the law of the forum ;). And I agree speaking about her hair, althoug she is beautiful in every way !!!!, I have a thinny prefereance for her CSI hair style. Take care and counting the hours to the movie, oh yeah :D
     
  7. CSI_Willows

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    Whoa, her hair is pretty short now! Thanks for sharing the article :D

    It's really official now, I was reading my new TV guide yesterday and they said that 'Kiss of Death' is airing on TV tomorrow :thumbsup: They said it's going to be a TV movie that will be shown in two parts ;)

    Have a nice Sunday everyone :)
     
  8. Drumchik

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    Who wants more Louise fun? Come on, I know you do!!

    A titbit from the Teletext Showbiz Spy:
    Louise's mumma dearest

    LA-resident Brit star Louise Lombard, ex of The House Of Elliot and CSI, is alarmed her son Alejandro, 2, is developing an American accent.

    Next to be seen in BBC1's Kiss Of Death (May 26), she says: "I'm racking my brains how to keep an English accent.

    "He already says candy, not sweets. But fortunately, he still says mumma (mum-mer) and not mommy, which I'm OK with."


    And from The Independent

    Louise Lombard: Death becomes her

    Louise Lombard left BBC period drama behind to go to LA and a starring role in 'CSI'. Now she's back in Britain but still hunting murderers. James Rampton meets her

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    Louise Lombard as Kay Rousseau in 'Kiss of Death'



    Louise Lombard has featured in one of the most successful US TV series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; she won legions of fans from the hit BBC1 period drama about a 1920s fashion outfit, The House of Eliott; she co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in the well-regarded Hidalgo; oh yes, and she has also been voted one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world. And yet the British actress, who is now based in LA, remains appealingly unaffected by the trappings of fame.
    "Hidalgo was doing well at the box office, coming behind The Passion of the Christ and Starsky and Hutch, and when my mum phoned, I told her about it. She was quiet for a bit and then said, 'what's Hidalgo?' She didn't even know that that was the name of the film I'd made. So you see, I could never be anything but grounded. My parents are Irish, and they have a healthy disrespect for people doing this."
    The actress, who has also starred in Claim, opposite Billy Zane, and My Kingdom, alongside Richard Harris, has pointedly refused to take part in the fame game. She may have paved the way for actresses from over here to make it over there she was the forerunner of such "British invaders" in Hollywood as Anna Friel, Lena Headey and Michelle Ryan but admits that, when she landed the hugely popular role of Detective Sofia Curtis in CSI, she had no idea what the series was about. And the poised and refined Lombard is certainly not the type to turn up for the opening of an envelope in a barely-there dress.
    Indeed, the 37-year-old emphasised her detachment from the hysteria that often surrounds her profession by taking time out at the peak of her celebrity to read English literature at Cambridge. "If you invite fame, it will happen. If you're into being recognised, then you will be. Generally speaking, the celebrities in the red-tops are there because they want to be. But that's never interested me I find it quite easy to stay under the radar. I've never courted fame. Also, the residents of LA are very blas about famous people. When Robert De Niro is walking on the other side of the street, I don't necessarily get mobbed!"
    Lombard, the mother of a young son called Alejandro, is now swapping the glitz and glamour of the US for the grit and the grime of the UK. She is starring in Kiss of Death, a darkly disturbing new feature-length British thriller, which goes out on BBC1 tonight. She plays Kay Rousseau, a troubled detective on the trail of a killer. To make matters worse, Rousseau has just lost her baby daughter and has had to deal with the trauma of being tried for her murder. The detective has been cleared, but has scars that won't heal.
    The story is told from multiple viewpoints, so you are never quite sure where the truth lies. It is up to the viewers to piece together all the shards of the shattered narrative mirror. Penned by Barbara Machin, the creator of Waking the Dead, Kiss of Death is compelling, yet gruesome stuff.
    Lombard and I are chatting in her trailer stationed in a central Bristol car-park. I am doing my best to ignore the boxes full of prosthetic severed limbs that are strewn on the tarmac outside her door. The actress is sporting elegant clothes and immaculately coiffed straight blond hair very different from her House of Eliott brunette bob. On her table lies a copy of a book by Sally Clark, the late solicitor who was found guilty and then acquitted of killing her two sons.
    The actress says, laughing, that rummaging around for clues while knee-deep in the mud on a riverbank just outside Bristol had not been top of her list of priorities. "I had just finished CSI and had absolutely no intention of coming back here. But I took the script for Kiss of Death on holiday with me. I wasn't expecting anything special, but I just couldn't put it down.
    "The plan for me was to do more in the US, but here I am back in Bristol. My American agents are still scratching their heads about how it happened. When I first told them I was doing it, they stopped short of actually hanging up on me, but they were saying, 'we're not having this conversation you're not going back to England'."
    The actress goes on to explain: "I loved the way the story was told, using different points of view and jumps in time. It means nothing is black and white all of the relationships are fraught and dark and complicated. I've seen it in movies like Memento and Amores Perros, but it hasn't been done before on British TV."
    Lombard says she was also drawn by the complexity of her character in Kiss of Death. "With my feminist hat on, I found it really unusual to read such a strong female character. Kay is a very ambitious person who has risen to a position that not many women have in the police, yet she's very damaged. She's trying to maintain authority and clarity while at the same time coping with serious emotional demons."
    Lombard, who grew up in Essex as one of seven children, confesses that playing a bereaved mother is "a tough place to go as an actress. You have to butch it up on screen because off-screen you're a mum of a two-year-old and you can't take it home with you. I'm reading this book by Sally Clark, who was a stronger woman than I am, and it gives me an idea of what Kay must be going through. Who could cope with that? What would it do to your head? Does Kay's husband believe she's innocent?"
    The actress is clearly smitten with life in Southern California. "I love LA. It's funny, when I first went there as a younger woman, I hated it. But gradually, I became fond of it, and now it's home. What won me over? The fact that my son was born there made me feel like I had roots there."
    The process of reconfiguring her life in order to shoot Kiss of Death in the UK has been far from easy. "I had to take my two-year-old son out of pre-school." And, on her initial return to these shores, Lombard admits she experienced some disorientation. "I hadn't been back for a good two years, and when I first returned I had a moment of culture shock. We were rehearsing on Tottenham Court Road, and when I mooched along to the sandwich shop at lunchtime, I was taken aback. Everything looked so smart and so different from what I had been used to. It looked like a film of London."
    Still, Lombard feels the homecoming has been well worth it. Her son, too, has been having a fine old time, revelling in some archetypal British weather. "He had never used the words 'wellies' or 'umbrella' before," Lombard says with a fond smile, "but now they're his favourite words! After California, he has found the rain immensely entertaining. He was standing out here yesterday, shouting at the rain to stop. I had to tell him, 'I'm afraid it doesn't work in real life like it does on TV!'"

    And a review on Kiss of Death by The Telegraph:

    Enjoy the Louise hotness :D
     
  9. Bullit_01

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    Thanks for those! It sounds like she did all her publicity interviews when she was filming; shame she went back to LA cos it means she won't be doing the TV shows. Just have to be happy with the actual programme I spose :lol:
     
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    I shall definately be watching tonight. Danny Dyer also stars and well....who doesn't like a bit of Danny Dyer? <3 <3

    He seems to be doing on the TV rounds for the promotion of this. He was on Something For The Weekend on Sunday morning talking about it. It does look good doesn't it? I just hope I can stay up to watch it, i've been up since 4.30am and I'm knacked :scream:
     
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    Speaking of the movie tonight; here another links! I went to read the rules about links and what's a "no no" and, if I understood correctly,I can post the link in that way, BUT if I made a mess about things, please feel free to erase and I apologize now for the trouble. I couldn't find out the way to link it like in Drumchik's post, sorry!
    I'm so happy about it! Wow! Sorry:eek:, I'm a little overeager.

    http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/pick_of_the_day/3405
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/tv/todaystv/2008/05/26/kiss-of-death-89520-20430107/
     
  12. MiaCharlize

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    I'm so envious of all you people who can watch it tonight. I miss seeing Louise.
     
  13. Destiny

    Destiny Still Sanity Challenged! Premium Member

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    They look okay to me, if for some reason you are uncertain, (and are able to pm) then do not hesitate we just need a link and a small descript of what were about to see lol. ;)
     
  14. vegaslights

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    YAY FOR LOUISE TONIGHT!

    She is looking hot. As I've only seen part of it so far, and am planning on watching the rest Tuesday, I won't comment on the whole show, but it was weird hearing Louise with her British accent. :eek:

    Here are some HDTV caps. :)

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  15. Jorja_Rain

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    Thanks for the caps, she looks amazing. I really wish I would have been able to watch the movie.
     
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