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The Hollywood Reporter: There were several scenes in the finale, the Neal-Sara moments on the Empire State Building’s 103rd floor in particular, that seemed nearly impossible to shoot. How were those shots pulled off?
Jeff Eastin: The actors were harnessed in, and it was one of those things where we had to take the harnesses out later on. There was a very small camera crew out there. Everyone was sort of tethered. It was pretty intense. There was that structure that was 10-and-a-half feet up and that’s pretty much it between you and the ground. Luckily, Matt and Hilarie didn’t have trouble with heights.
It looks like a double douse of Time DeKay at 10pm tonight – the White Collar Season finale AND on Body of Proof at 10 pm on ABC!
In partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA is unveiling Real Life White Collar Crimes featuring photos and investigative information about real unsolved high-end crimes in an online gallery and on-air promos. For the first time, White Collar fans can see into the real world of stolen objects and help to catch the thieves by contacting the FBI with any leads. In addition to the online gallery, one stolen item will be featured each episode in an on-air spot during the show’s winter season. Fans can go to whitecollar.usanetwork.com to see the complete gallery and get exclusive GetGlue Real Life White Collar Crimes stickers. WHITE COLLAR premieres tonight on USA and airs Tuesdays at 10/9c through March 5.
The stolen items include various artifacts, antiques, artwork and other valuables from around the world. The Real Life White Collar Crimes online gallery includes works by Maxfield Parrish, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet and Johannes Vermeer as well as historically invaluable and irreplaceable art like some of Walt Whitman’s notebooks, Native American Ledger Paintings and paintings by Puerto Rico’s Jose Campeche y Jordan. WHITE COLLAR fans can learn more about the thefts through pictures and descriptions, including a heartbreaking story about the Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius violin, which was stolen from its owner, Erica Morini, while she was on her deathbed in 1995. Morini was one of the foremost violinists of the 20th century, a prodigy whose international career began at the age of 12 and lasted well into her 70’s. But perhaps just as well known as Morini was her violin, a 286-year-old masterpiece that was named for a Russian cellist who once owned it. Crafted by legendary instrument maker Antonio Stradivari, the violin was said to have a sound unequaled by any other and was valued at well over $3 million.
White Collar’s Neal Caffrey is one dapper con artist. So dapper, in fact, that Matt Bomer says fans are obsessed with his character’s style. “A lot of times when people will stop me to talk about the show they’ll say, ‘Where can I get a suit like that?’” the actor told EW.
Now there’s an answer: The USA network and Bomer have partnered with online retailer Gilt.com and bespoke menswear retailer Alton Lane to create the Caffrey Collection.
Beginning January 22 — the same day White Collar returns with the first of four new episodes — Gilt members will have the opportunity to buy bespoke Alton Lane suit and shirt packages as well as ties and pocket squares designed by Bomer himself.
In order to curate the collection, which involved selecting suit and shirting fabrics, Bomer channeled his character’s retro aesthetic. “Neal Caffrey’s look was the brain child of [White Collar creator] Jeff Eastin; he had this whole idea of the character having a fedora and his look being inspired by the Rat Pack so that’s what we worked off of for the pilot,” the actor said. “Every season, we create a board of looks I like and draw inspiration from everything from the Rat Pack to Cary Grant and Jack Kerouac. We did Harry Belafonte when we started getting into the summer months. [For the Caffrey Collection], we basically went through the wardrobe archives and found looks that we liked.”
TV Fanatic: Is the Neal/father story that going to take us through the rest of the season? What can we expect moving forward?
Jeff Eastin: Yeah. Neal’s wanted to know who his father is. We set that up for a long time and as he’s doing this suddenly ‘here’s your dad’ and hand it to him. The problem becomes he says, ‘Screw you. You’ve been here and you’ve been lying to me this whole time.’ So Neal’s not really happy about it.
Peter isn’t feeling happy about it either at the beginning, but Elizabeth calls him on it and says ‘Look, you know in your mind you’re [like] Neal’s father.’ ‘Yeah, yeah’ and she’s like, ‘Look Neal has this chance you should give it to him. You should encourage him’ and so he does encourage him.
Then Peter and Mozzie start having their doubts about James and then that’s when Neal has finally embraced him as a dad and so now he’s mad at them and things sort of tumble forward. Let’s just say at the end Peter and Neal team up and get very close.
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Matt Bomer is going up, up and away — into the world of animation. The mild-mannered White Collar star has landed the lead in the upcoming movie Superman: Unbound. Coming this spring to DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand, the film features an all-star cast, including Fringe’s John Noble as the world-destroying alien Brainiac and Castle costars Stana Katic and Molly Quinn as Superman’s girlfriend, Lois Lane, and cousin, Kara (aka Supergirl), respectively.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2013 – Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo will star in the HBO Films drama THE NORMAL HEART, directed by Emmy® winner Ryan Murphy (“Eat Pray Love,” “Glee”), it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Slated to begin production in New York City later this year for 2014 debut on HBO, the film is written by Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name.
“We are so proud to be involved with this monumental project,” said Lombardo. “Ryan has assembled an extraordinary cast to bring Larry Kramer’s landmark theatrical achievement to the screen for the first time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this important film to HBO.”
Executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum (the “Paranormal Activity” series, “The Reader”), Dede Gardner (“The Tree of Life,” “Eat Pray Love”) and Dante Di Loreto (“Glee,” HBO’s “Temple Grandin”), THE NORMAL HEART tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fought to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city in denial.
Roberts plays Dr. Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease. Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand the mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer (“White Collar,” “Magic Mike”) plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover.
In 1981, writer Larry Kramer hosted a gathering of six gay men and their friends to discuss the “gay cancer,” and to talk about fundraising for research. This informal meeting in Kramer’s home would lead to the formation of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, one of the first advocacy groups for HIV prevention and care.
Kramer’s play debuted at New York’s Public Theatre in 1985 and was revived in Los Angeles and London and off-Broadway. The 2011 Broadway revival garnered five Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival, Best Featured Actor and Best Featured Actress.
COMING UP NEXT | The father/son reunion won’t be a pretty one. “[Neal is] pretty pissed off, partly because James has been essentially lying to him since he showed up,” executive producer Jeff Eastin notes. “For Neal, that’s a real hard thing to reconcile.” James also brings with him danger as there are “bad people out there” who want to get to the evidence that would clear Neal’s pop first. Meanwhile, a shake-up at the FBI forces Peter to get in touch with his morally gray Caffrey-esque side in order to “save himself, save his career [and] save Neal.” And lest you think we forgot about romance – Neal is a charmer, after all – Sara returns for three episodes, during which her relationship with the con man gets “pretty interesting.”