Caught up with Australia’s Vince Colosimo yesterday to talk about his role in the new Crowe/Di Caprio flick “Body of Lies”.Â We also touched upon his upcoming projects.
Itâ€™s been a great year for Colosimo. The actor is especially proud of ”Underbelly”, Channel 9â€™s controversial gangster series, in which he played â€˜The Black Prince of Lygon Stâ€™ Alphonso Gangitano.
Production has already begun on a prequel series. â€œThe next instalment is â€™75 to â€™85. Then, next year, they might do â€™85 to â€™95 â€“ and the character I play will come into it again. So Iâ€™m not in this next one, but if they get all the clear to do it, Iâ€™ll be in the next oneâ€.
Colosimo will next be seen in ”Carla Cametti”, a new SBS series starring Diana Glenn.
â€œWe finished filming that about a month ago â€“ more than that, two months ago. Itâ€™s a six by one-hour dramaâ€.
Film-wise, Colosimo will be seen in the new vampire pic ”Daybreakers”, co-starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. The movie, directed by the Spierig Bros (”Undead”), was shot in Queensland.
â€œIt was meant to be released at the end of Octoberâ€¦ Novemberâ€¦ but I think itâ€™s been delayed and probably wonâ€™t be released till next year now. Itâ€™s a great vampire flick. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of it â€“ bits and pieces cut together â€“ and itâ€™s great.â€
And does Colosimo get to wear a pair of plastic fangs in the film? â€œWeâ€™re all vampires in it â€“ most of us are, anyway.â€
The actor says itâ€™s not of the ”Queen of the Damned” vein. â€œItâ€™s actually good â€“ and Iâ€™m not even much of a fan of vampire films. Iâ€™m not even much of a sci-fi fan. Itâ€™s been drama for me the whole way.â€
According to the Internet Movie Database, Colosimo is also attached to a couple of other Aussie movies â€“ ”Last Man”, starring with Guy Pearce and Joel Edgerton, and ”Last Dragon : Search for the Last Pearl”.
â€œ[Last Man] is still totally, totally, up in the air. I havenâ€™t heard anything about it for years. I heard itâ€™s coming around again but I havenâ€™t been notified of anything. And Last Dragon is a film thatâ€™s hopefully happening but again that hasnâ€™t been confirmed. Itâ€™s a family kidâ€™s flick with Sam Neillâ€.
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.