Gigi meets Johnny’s mom and finds out why Mary Poppins ruined her career in show business. And Johnny’s childhood.
Movie & TV > 2015 > Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll > Season One > Stills
Real singing brings real emotion. Go backstage with Denis Leary to see why the cast of SDRR never fakes it.
FX’s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” has plenty of all those ingredients, but it’s lighthearted and fun at the end of the day, according to stars Elaine Hendrix and Liz Gillies.
The show follows Denis Leary as washed-up rocker Johnny Rock, who’s asked by the daughter he never knew he had (Gillies) to make her famous. Rock and his girlfriend (Hendrix) intend to con the young girl out of her money, but find themselves genuinely taking her in instead.
“We think we’re just going to take her money and run,” Hendrix said during a new episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking With the Stars.” “But no, it turns out she’s actually talented. So then we think, oh here’s our second chance. We’re just going to jump on this gravy train.”
While music is a central focus of the show, and the cast could see themselves touring as an actual bad somewhere down the line, there is plenty of (onscreen) sex and drug use too.
“Elaine and I are scantily clad from start to finish,” Gillies joked. “Clothes are like ‘ish’ with us.”
“They’re clothes adjacent,” Hendrix added.
As for drugs, the show won’t be venturing down the tragic track that many real life musicians who indulge in the vice end up on.
Watch the video to find out why things won’t get too dark, and how a Belgian tourist contributed to their funniest day on set.
The talented and sexy Elizabeth Gillies pays a visit to the YH Studio to tell us all about her role in FX's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" including how she relates to the character (at least moreso than her long-running role on Nickelodeon's "Victorious"!) and improv'ing with co-star Denis Leary. She also gives us the secret to the perfect winged eyeliner, talks about her black widow alter ego, and much more!
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TheWrap has released a series of photos from their segment "Drinking With The Stars", which is an original video series featuring candid conversations over cocktails with Hollywood’s stars of today and tomorrow, according to their website. You can check out their photos of Liz and Elaine Hendrix in our gallery!
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Liz Gillies may be just as cool as the title of her FX show – Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – sounds. The actress prefers hiking to gyms and a jazz slash cheese plate ten-person dinner party to a full-on mixer. She’s a girl after our own potato head hearts, and her most recent project – The fifth installment of National Lampoon’s Vacation – just came out this weekend.
(P.S. She also told us she didn’t see the movies until she booked the role…but you didn’t hear it from us…)
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
I’m going to answer this as if I don’t have a long list of food allergies that constrict my diet. This will be my fantasy list. My ideal food day would start with a tall stack of pancakes, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. For my carb-tastic lunch, I’d start with bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then a Margherita pizza followed by a fantastic dessert. For dinner, I’d have pasta primavera with grilled chicken and finish with apple pie. If I didn’t finish the pie, I would probably wait an hour then revisit it five or six more times until it was all gone. I can’t leave a dessert unfinished.
What does it feel like to play the lead singer of a band in your new show Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll? What do you love about the show?
It’s fantastic. I love everything about the show. I love the cast, I love that I get to sing and I love that it’s funny as hell. I’ve never been in a band so this is beyond fun for me. Plus, I get to wear awesome rock star clothes and act like a badass all day. What could be better?
What’s always on your playlist right now?
A lot of jazz, rock and Woodstock. It’s always a pretty good mix of the three, plus some soul. No playlist is complete without a little Otis Redding.
What workouts can’t you live without?
I like hiking. There’s something about being outside in the air that feels healthier than a gym and distracts me from the fact that I’m working out. Gyms aren’t my thing. Nothing I hate more than public places with overhead lighting.[...]
Read the full interview here!
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