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EW's Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel: Stars share the complications of playing leading men

You have to be a pretty brave guy to battle a headless horsemen, or a bike gang, or Nazi Germany and the crazy crowds at Comic-Con. But on Friday afternoon at EW‘s Brave New Warriors panel, hosted by our very own Darren Franich, actors Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) showed how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight. Here are the highlights:

• Highmore, Mison, and Thwaites are all playing characters with a storied history already documented in previous movies, TV and books, but had different opinions about how to approach the men they play. Thwaites, who took on the iconic role of Jonas in the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver, had never read the book when he first received the script. As for the significant age difference between Thwaites himself and Jonas as written in the book: “I have to explain to people why I’m 25 and the kid is 12 and I can’t, I don’t know why!” Mison originally thought adapting the American literary classic Sleepy Hollow in a modern TV world was a terrible idea, while Highmore’s only concern was not messing up the Norman Bates legacy left by Anthony Perkins’ original performance in Psycho. 

• Though they are all new warriors, the five actors have all shared their time with some real screen legends. Bernthal confessed that it was always his dream to work with Robert De Niro, which came true when he played his son in Grudge Match. On the last day of filming, Bernthal tried to get up the nerve to tell De Niro how influential he was to him as an actor, and now as a man. De Niro’s response? “We do these things… and then they’re over.” Thwaites said that Jeff Bridges was just as nervous when filming for The Giver started, and Highmore said when he worked with Johnny Depp on Finding Neverland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he was too young to even realize he was working alongside anyone special outside of those fantasy worlds.

• As for the much darker world he plays in now on Bates Motel, Highmore joked that he was happy he knew his character couldn’t get killed off the show and that he had a stable future. Conversely, he’s the one responsible for getting rid of other characters each week. “I don’t do it with glee though, they are all very lovely people,” he said, referring to his former cast mates.

• Mison must have been trying to prove his range as he consistently brought down the Comic-Con crowd with his jokes and English charm. “It’s nice after 10 years to finally be new,” Mison said, referring to working in America after years of success in the U.K. However, his anonymity has also given him a few laughs, like when in North Carolina (where Sleepy Hollow films), he overheard a couple of guys at a bar talking about the show, oblivious to the fact that the lead actor was sitting nearby listening. Luckily, they were saying positive things about the show. It wasn’t until Mison ordered a gin that they recognized his accent… and naturally paid for the drink. He also shared a story about getting cast in a French film after lying to the director, saying he was a fluent speaker. The sound guy quickly figured out the truth once filming started, and would whisper lines to Mison while pretending to fix his mic to help him out.

• Bernthal got to punch Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street, and though he would like the chance to sock him again, he doesn’t feel the need to fight anyone else onscreen. Maybe the fact that he has broken his nose 14 times in his career has something to do with it.

• Rossi said that Ron Perlman was the most intimidating person on set for Sons of Anarchy because “that’s Hellboy! No one else in the world looks like Ron Perlman.” Perlman was cast after the first pilot was shot and filmed, but once he and Rossi realized that they had similar upbringings in New York, the two became good friends.

For the first time, Thwaites talked about his upcoming film with Ewan McGregor, called Son of a Gun, about “a guy who goes to jail and meets this mentor [there]. My character gets out and runs a bunch of illegal errands for this guy and breaks him out for a gold heist.” Thwaites was cast exactly one year after he had watched McGregor in The Beginners and told a friend that he wanted to work with the actor within the next year.

• All of the men on the panel admitted their love for Game of Thrones, another Comic-Con staple that unfortunately had its panel going on at the same time. Mison jokingly apologized to the audience for attending their panel because they weren’t able to get into the other. Other TV loves? If Bernthal could be any other TV character, he’s choose Clare Danes in Homeland.

Stay tuned for EW’s all-access coverage of Comic-Con at EW.com/ComicCon.

Which Winter Olympics sport are you surprised you enjoy watching? Celeb picks! -- VIDEO

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With the Sochi Games underway, have you already gotten sucked into ice dancing, sky jumping, or — it starts today! — curling? You’re not alone. Before the Winter Olympics began, we asked celebs which sport they’re surprised they enjoy watching. Check out the responses below from Sleepy Hollow‘s Tom Mison, Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden, Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan, Black Sails‘ Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold, Enlisted‘s Geoff Stults, Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Dae Kim, the cast of Workaholics, and more. Then tell us your pick.  READ FULL STORY

Entertainment Geekly Podcast: 'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Community'

The Entertainment Geekly podcast continues its tour through television this week, as fellow traveler Jeff Jensen and I explore the just-concluded first season of Sleepy Hollow and the rebooted fifth season of Community. Jeff and I also throw out our three favorite episodes of Community, although those short lists of three quickly spiral into an interlocking double-helix list of several. Suggestions for further reading: Jeff’s review of Community‘s return and my review of Sleepy Hollow‘s season.

Listen to the complete podcast below or check us out in the iTunes store. Tweet arguments and counterarguments to us at @EWDocJensen and @DarrenFranich.
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'Sleepy Hollow': Tom Mison, Orlando Jones reveal first celeb crushes, go-to karaoke songs, and season finale teases -- VIDEO

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Sleepy Hollow airs its two-hour season finale tonight (8 p.m. ET on Fox) with John Noble returning as Sin Eater Henry Parrish and Victor Garber guesting as the estranged father of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). Since Mison — whose character is still trying to free his wife Katrina (Katie Winter) from purgatory while battling evil with Abbie (Nicole Beharie) — and costar Orlando Jones, whose Capt. Frank Irving must answer for the deaths surrounding his daughter’s demonic possession, couldn’t offer too many spoilers about the genuinely unexpected twists that lie ahead, we asked them to reveal a few details about themselves instead. Watch them each take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test below. Then, see what teases we were able to coax out of them.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Sherlock' premiere, 'Sleepy Hollow' finale, 'Vampire Diaries' 100th, and more

As your favorite shows slowly start to come back from hiatus, it’s time to say goodbye to others. But don’t worry. Between Sherlock‘s season 3 return and the introduction of Wahlburgers, your week is sure to be full of just as many (if not more) hellos as it is goodbyes.

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Best of 2013: The year's top shipper moments

SPOILER ALERT! Shippers live for the payoff, and in 2013, fans of NCIS, Suits, Castle, Parks and Recreation, and Bones got the ultimate with a goodbye kiss, angry first-time sex in the file room, a proposal, a surprise wedding, and a long-awaited wedding, respectively. (Sorry, Downton Abbey fans, that your Mary and Matthew bliss was so short-lived. Ditto, Sons of Anarchy fans, who watched Tara and Jax finally reconnect, which only made her exit all the more painful.)

For other viewers though, the yearning continues. Here are 10 moments from 2013 that will keep shippers hanging on and tuning in. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Arrow', 'Scandal' mid-season finales, 'American Hustle' in theaters, more

As we head into the holiday season, it’s time to cherish the final weeks before all of our favorite television shows go on their winter hiatuses. As much as it hurts to say goodbye, mid-season finales mark the (second) best — behind actual season finales, of course — time of the year for TV.

So this week is all about catching every possible mid-season finale that you can, and then running to the theater for a little Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper reunion.

All times listed are Eastern.

SUNDAY 12/08

Bonnie & Clyde, 9 p.m., simulcasted by A&E, Lifetime, and The History Channel

Emile Hirsch stars as Clyde Barrow and The Borgias‘ Holliday Grainger plays Bonnie Parker in this two-night miniseries about the ’30s crime couple.

MONDAY 12/09

Sleepy Hollow, 9 p.m., Fox

John Noble returns as Henry Parrish, who helps Ichabod contact Katrina. Long story short:  They end up releasing a monster from purgatory. Or, if you’re not one for monsters, the episode will also tell us more about Ichabod’s recently revealed son.

OR

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, 8 p.m. ABC

When it comes to getting in the holiday spirit, this classic story of the legend of Santa Claus, featuring the voices of Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney, is the perfect ending to a long day. Bonus: Pair it with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

TUESDAY 12/10

American Country Awards, 8 p.m., Fox

Country fans won’t want to miss performances by Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, and more. Did we mention it’s hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick?

OR

R. Kelly’s Black Panties hits shelves

So R. Kelly has a new album. And it’s called Black Panties.

WEDNESDAY 12/11

Arrow, 8 p.m., The CW

The mid-season finale of Arrow promises action, more Barry Allen, and a death. Basically, everything you could ask for. And if you’re watching Arrow, you might as well stick around for the mid-season finale of The Tomorrow People at 9 p.m. on The CW. Unless, of course, one shocking finale is all you can take in one night.

THURSDAY 12/12

Scandal, 10 p.m., ABC

Thursday night is the mid-season finale jackpot. From The Vampire Diaries to Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Reign, and the always shocking Scandal, you can’t go wrong. However, Liv dealing with her father (and Sally dealing with her “sin”) is at the top of our list.

FRIDAY 12/13

American Hustle in theaters

David O. Russell’s newest film stars the likes of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. It’s the The Fighter-Silver Linings Playbook collision we’ve been waiting for.

SATURDAY 12/14

College Basketball, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

If you’re a fan of college basketball, this NCAA match-up between Kentucky and North Carolina is a must-see.

SUNDAY 12/15

Revenge, 9 p.m., ABC

Revenge‘s mid-season finale is all about Emily and Daniel’s wedding. And if we have learned anything, blood shed is never out of the question in The Hamptons … not even on a wedding day.

'Sleepy Hollow' guest John Noble nails EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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We’d listen to John Noble tell any story, really. But he shared four particularly fun ones when he stopped by EW to promote his first appearance on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET). Watch the video below to hear about the time he didn’t realize he was sending a Lord of the Rings co-star a fan letter, which of his prized pop culture possessions his wife likes to show off, what Fringe moments he rewound, and which TV shows he watches when he’s alone.
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'Sleepy Hollow': John Noble says Happy Halloween with a 'Sin Eater' tease -- VIDEO

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Fox’s spooky hit Sleepy Hollow returns Nov. 4 with an episode featuring the first appearance of Fringe‘s John Noble as Henry Parrish, someone who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), whose spirit is connected with the Headless Horseman’s. The episode is titled “The Sin Eater,” and as a Halloween treat, Noble gave EW a history lesson. Watch below:
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'Sleepy Hollow': A GIF-preciation of episode 5

If you have yet to hop on the Sleepy Hollow wagon, get out of 1781 already, sir or madam, and join us here. And I’ll tell you why. READ FULL STORY

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