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01/07/2016 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews

Taylor Kinney thanked his fiancée Lady Gaga for being so inspirational as he picked up the Favourite Dramatic TV Actor award at last night’s (06.01.15) People’s Choice Awards.

The ‘Chicago Fire’ star was handed the honour at last night’s (06.01.15) People’s Choice Awards and paid tribute to his fiancée, who was unable to be at the ceremony.

Accepting the gong, he said: ”[Gaga] couldn’t be here tonight, but she says hello and wishes she could.

”I love you babe. Thank you for having my back and supporting me. You inspire me every day.”

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01/07/2016 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews, The Forest

I am unable to embed the video but you can view the interview right here.

The new year is already off to a busy start for Taylor Kinney, between his latest film “The Forest,” NBC hit show “Chicago Fire” and upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Lady Gaga.

The actor sat down with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez at Universal Studios Hollywood and chatted about Gaga and more.

Kinney, who proposed to Gaga last Valentine’s Day, wasn’t giving up too many details surrounding the nuptials. He did say the plans are “Going… I think we’ll keep it a surprise at this point,” adding, “We’ve flirted with different ideas, winter, summer, fall, spring.”

The decision will ultimately come down to what Gaga wants, even though he has considered eloping. “You know, I always joked around I’d go to the Little White Chapel… like you say, she’s an Italian girl from New York, big family, she’s going to want something nice.”

Taylor wants his own big family one day, explaining, “I grew up with a lot of brothers… I’ve got three brothers!”

Kinney and Gaga are always supportive of one another, and Kinney gushed over the banner year she has had with her Golden Globe and Grammy nominations as well as being named Billboard Woman of the Year. “Incredible. It really was just this past year she’s had an amazing year.”

He also dished on “The Forest,” saying, “Take a date, go with your friends, it’s a fun scary ride.”

The majority of the movie — about a journalist who helps a woman find her lost sister — was filmed in Serbia, even though the story is based on a location in Japan.

“The forest is real. It’s based off of a real place. The story is fiction, but it really has a lot of negative connotations just because of the amount of people that take their lives there, lose their lives there, and it gets a bad rap but it really is a beautiful place, but at the same time there’s a lot of just ominous scary undertones there and perfect setting to tell a horror film.”



01/06/2016 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews, The Forest

Press is all around for the movie The Forest and I have two interviews to share with you right now for it. More will come soon I’m sure!



12/31/2015 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews, The Forest

Every year, dozens upon dozens of normal, everyday people travel to the stunning Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji in northern Japan, wander off of the hiking path, and take their own lives. Also known as the “Suicide Forest” and the “Sea of Trees”, despite the people of Japan’s best efforts to diminish the rumors and dismiss the negative persona that their peculiar forest has cursed them with, the amount of tourists and suicidal patrons entering the forest’s confines seems not to wither, but to flourish. No one’s exactly sure why this geographical location as come to serve as the final resting place for so many lost souls from all over the world, but like a moth to a flame, this destination hooks vulnerable minds, and reels them in to its cold, quiet quarters.

In Jason Zada’s 2016 film The Forest, a young woman named Sara (Natalie Dormer) receives a phone call from her identical twin sister, Jess (also played by Natalie Dormer), who has become lost within the clutches of the Suicide Forest, and unable to find her way back to civilization again. Though she may know little to nothing about the forest itself, and though every person she comes across in this foreign land tells her to turn back and accept the fact that Jess is probably dead, Sara refuses to lose hope. Sara has always felt an unexplainable connection to her twin, a pulsating lifeline within her heart connected to her sibling that has yet to dim, and as long as that invisible thread between the two girls still holds strong, Sara won’t accept that her sister is truly gone. Therefore, Sara travels around the world, blindly plunging deep into the heart of the Aokigahara Forest, in an attempt to save her beloved sister, and finally bring her back home.

Though the story of Sara diving into this dangerous territory to retrieve her sister is a fabrication, the Suicide Forest that the film supposedly takes place in is a real, highly active place where hundreds of people have gone to kill themselves, and still more venture back every year. The forest is supposedly filled with evil demons, including the Yurei; vengeful spirits whose souls could not pass on to the afterworld because either their bodies were never found, so the proper burial rituals couldn’t be performed, or the fact that they ended their own life prevented them from peace in life after death.

“The lore of the forest is so creepy and it’s been so embedded in Japanese culture, we didn’t have to create much,” explains producer David S. Goyer with a sense of fascination behind his eyes. “That Ubasaute woman, the Yurei, the idea of there being iron deposits and ice caves, iron deposits in the ground, so phones and compasses don’t work, all of that exists. The ice cave exists, people get lost there all the time, the ropes and the strings that people leave so that the park rangers can identify their bodies, we didn’t make any of that up. So, that aspect of it really wrote itself”.

Although the Japanese lore that is deeply embedded in the history of the centuries old forest was fascinating enough to bring everyone involved in the project on board, its eerie reputation continued to represent both a pull for those filmmakers looking to step outside of the norm and attempt a unique project, while also remaining a focal point of terror and mysterious mysticism.

“Cell phones get jumbled up and compasses don’t work”, recalls star Taylor Kinney, who plays Aiden, Sara’s newfound journalist friend who helps guide her through the woods. “It’s just a surreal place and just to know the history, and the amount of people that have committed suicide there, it’s just staggering. It’s trippy”.

At first glance, it may look like one of the most breathtaking tourist spots a world traveller could ever hope to visit, but upon closer examination, it seems that there is a certain sense of wickedness laced in with the glorious trunks of this gorgeous scenery. While those who enter the forest with the contemplation of death on their minds are clearly teetering on the brink of sanity, and battling severe depression already, there’s talk of the forest pushing its inhabitants to commit suicide through persuasion, trickery, or just plain old starvation when people who want to leave lose their way and wind up dying accidentally in a remote area of the fourteen square mile span, too isolated to seek the help that they have finally admitted they need.

 

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05/09/2014 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews

What you know Taylor Kinney from depends on what you watch more: NBC’s Chicago Fire or your Lady Gaga Google alert (he’s Mother Monster’s beau of almost three years—they met on the set of her “You and I” music video). And now we all know him as Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, and Kate Upton’s costar in the ultimate girl-blockbuster, The Other Woman. (Mann teams up with Diaz and Upton to take gleeful revenge on a skeevy guy they all have in common, and Kinney plays the sane-guy sounding board.) The 32-year-old Vampire Diaries alum told us about portraying one of Chitown’s finest, working with the funniest blonds in the biz, and the hazards of hiking with Gaga.

GLAMOUR: How has taking on such a heroic role in Chicago Fire changed you? Firefighters are pretty much the bravest people on earth.
TAYLOR KINNEY: I’ve always looked up to them, and that grew even more after 9/11. But going on ride-alongs with real Chicago firefighters and wearing the heavy suits they wear [to prep for the role] raises your appreciation. It’s a selfless job.
GLAMOUR: What’s been your craziest fire-related experience?
TK: I once lived in a cottage made entirely of wood, and there was an electrical fire. We all ran outside, and no one got hurt, but the house was demolished.
GLAMOUR: That’s so scary. Did you take anything with you?
TK: I think I grabbed a record player and a phone charger. Your mind doesn’t operate like you think it will—it just goes blank.
GLAMOUR: You had a big part on Vampire Diaries. Do you get recognized more for that or Chicago Fire?
TK: People still fan out on [my character] Mason Lockwood. That show did a lot for me.
GLAMOUR: When The Other Woman was in production, we all saw pictures of you guys shooting on the beach with wine—it looked like a blast.
TK: It was so much fun. And working with Leslie Mann was like a master class in comedy. It’s so hard to keep it together around her.
GLAMOUR: What do you do when you’re in your hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania?
TK: I love Sunday-morning drives. I’ll be up at 6 A.M., get a cup of coffee, and head out.
GLAMOUR: And if Gaga comes back home with you, what do you guys do with that time?
TK: We’ll hike together. I’m always giving her flak, like, “Babe, you can’t wear your heels when we’re hiking.” We’ve been painting a bunch lately too.
GLAMOUR: What do you paint?
TK: I can’t tell you—I’ll have to leave it up to the imagination. There’s a lot of laughing. I think that’s the basis of a healthy relationship. We laugh a lot.
GLAMOUR: I love that. You guys are under such a spotlight—how do you deal with it?
TK: I have no desire to talk about rumors. But I think we just complement each other. I’m proud of her, and I’d like to believe she’s proud of me. We’re kindred spirits.

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04/15/2014 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews, News

We’ve got some really good news for Lady Gaga—her boyfriend Taylor Kinney believes in marriage and monogamy.

“I think so,” the Chicago Fire actor says when I asked if he feels you can get hitched and spend the rest of your life with just one person. “My grandparents have been together for 50 some odd years. I know a lot of happy marriages.”

Why was I questioning Kinney about fidelty and commitment? When I caught up him the other day at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, he was promoting The Other Woman, director Nick Cassevetes’ new romantic comedy about a Connecticut housewife (the hilarious Leslie Mann) who teams up with two of her husband Mark’s mistresses (including a hotshot lawyer played by Cameron Diaz) to seek revenge on her cheating hubby (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

“If you’re in a committed relationship, it’s a choice what you do,” Kinney said. “Hopefully you don’t take the route of Mark and just run amok…I think the idea of taking vows lightly or just marriage in general is a new thing. It’s in the statistics; just look at divorce rates. People used to stay unhappy until death do you part, I guess. ”

In the film, Kinney plays Mann’s brother, who appears to have the hots for Diaz’s character.

He admits he was nervous about meeting Diaz for the first time. “I was like, I hope she’s cool,” Kinney said. “I just wanted to put in some work and have a good outcome. I remember meeting her and she was just so down to earth and receptive. She really is. She came in and it was like playing. I was like a kid in the sandbox. It was loose and it was fun. We just played.”

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01/14/2014 Holly 0 Comment(s) Interviews, News

For Taylor Kinney, his relationship with Lady Gaga is anything but a bad romance.
In fact, despite differences in their personalities, the Chicago Fire star seems to suggest it was simply meant to be.
“I’m reserved. She’s not. For whatever reason, it works,” the 32-year-old actor told E! News’ Jason Kennedy at NBCUniversal’s Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 12.

He added, “It works and that’s that.”

Kinney and Gaga certainly proved just that at the shindig, where they had no problem packing on the PDA. The two shared a passionate kiss as they entered the A-list event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
And while Mother Monster’s handsome beau might say he’s a bit reserved, his girlfriend did tell Ellen DeGeneres last November that her man is a “hidden weirdo.”
She playfully revealed, “He is extremely strange, actually, and we complement each other’s weirdness.”
Obviously.

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