Video interview: Amy Acker talks about headlining Joss Whedon’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Video interview: Amy Acker talks about headlining Joss Whedon’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING


Earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing Joss Whedon’s passion project MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING on the big screen in all of its black and white glory. The movie, which was shot during the down time while Whedon was filming THE AVENGERS, is a modern day adaptation of the famous William Shakespeare play. It features Joss regulars, like Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, Sean Maher, Tom Lenk, and Clark Gregg. But the undeniable star of the piece is former ANGEL and DOLLHOUSE actress Amy Acker, who incidentally is from my hometown of Dallas, TX. Amy stopped in at the USA Film Festival this past April, and while she was here we sat down to chat about her work on the film, her relationship with Joss, and much more. Check out the interview below, and the film which is now playing in select cities.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.