Fox took the batteries out of the “Dollhouse” a couple of years back. The series, a Joss Whedon created slice of peach pie with a delicious serve of Dushku sauce drizzled on its creative crust, produced and extended quite a few careers – least of all Whedon’s, who jumped from short-lived shows to big-time multiplex efforts like “The Avengers”.
In conjunction with the release of “Dollhouse : The Complete First Season” on DVD and Blu-ray down under today, we ask the question ‘So where are the cast of “Dollhouse” today?’ (And, for that matter, do they remember who they were before their most recently-assigned missions?)
Eliza Dushku (Echo) – in between doing guest spots on various TV shows (like “The Big Bang Theory”), the “Dollhouse” heroine has carved out a new career for herself as a voice-over artist. She recently voiced Catwoman in “Batman : Year One” and soon, lends her lungs to She-Hulk in “Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H”. Last but not least, Dan Aykroyd’s said to be keen on the plucky brunette to play a Ghostbusters in “Ghostbusters 3″, when it goes before the cameras next year.
Harry Lennix (Boyd) – unlike the motivations of his career, Lennix’s career aspirations haven’t been cloaked in secrecy. Much like Dushku, Lennix seems intent on getting in on some superhero movie moolah – appearing as a general in next year’s “Man of Steel”.
Olivia Williams (Adelle) – The English Rose that runs the ‘Dollhouse’ already had a successful career – remember her from “Rushmore” and “The Sixth Sense”? – as a film actress.. She simply went back to it. Williams’ most recent film credits include “Hyde Park on the Hudson” and “Anna Karenina.” She is currently filming “Ten” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Fran Kranz (Topher) – Like “Dollhouse” guest star Amy Acker, Kranz continues to put food on the table thanks to Sir Whedon. He had a starring role in the surprise hit “Cabin in the Woods” earlier this year, and next forms part of the immense ensemble of Whedon’s micro-budgeted “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Tahmoh Penikett (Paul) – Tahmoh still hasn’t been able to snag a secure, regular gig the likes of which he has on both “Dollhouse” and also “Battlestar Galactica” – which he made his mark on just prior to arriving in Barbie-hub. Still, a mass of guest turns on TV shows like “The Killing” and “Castle” and a role in the upcoming “Man of Steel” (like Lennix), is definitely keeping him a stout focus on the Hollywood radar. Maybe there’s something for him in your new S.H.I.E.L.D TV series, Whedon?
Enver Gjokaj (Victor) – Its mostly been guest spots on the box for Enver since handing in membership to the “Dollhouse”, but a couple of minutes of screen time – playing a cop – in the recent “The Avengers” (hmmm.. Wonder how he got that job!?) should help snag a few more film roles in the near future.
Dichen Lachman (Sierra) – The former Aussie soap star (she was on “Neighbours”) cum Hollywood up-and-comer recently landed another regular TV gig, as part of the ensemble cast of “Last Resort”. It, like “Dollhouse” is a great show, encompassing terrific scripts, with a loyal niche audience… likely means it’ll be axed soon. Nothing like a regular pay cheque – if even fleetingly!
Miracle Laurie (Mellie) – The adorable actress (one of my personal favourites on “Dollhouse”) behind Paul’s object of affection has gone on to roles in films like “Wyatt Earp’s Revenge” and “Any Day Now”. Look out for her in more films, I’d say.
Reed Diamond (Laurence) – The not-so-impressionable Laurence may have left this world, but the man who gave him life definitely hasn’t. You can catch Diamond in such films as “Moneyball” and (Whedon’s) “Much Ado About Nothing”; he also did a handful of eps of “24” in that show’s later days. Never not desired when you’re a Diamond.
Liza Lapira (Ivy) – One of the busiest of the cast, Lapira’s wages of late have been paid by the bean counters over on TV’s “Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apartment 23″ (of which she’s been in half-a-dozen or so episodes), as well as payroll over on such films as “Marmaduke” and “Crazy Stupid Love”.
Alan Tudyk (Alpha) – The show’s resident villain has transitioned into one of the most in-demand film stars this side of the three-breasted woman recruitment agency. Tudyk’s many credits since infiltrating the “Dollhouse” include “Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter”, “Transformers : Dark of the Moon” and “Conception”, an acclaimed indy from director Josh Stolberg. Next up, Tudyk appears in “42” with Harrison Ford and lends his lungs to the highly-anticipated “Wreck-it Ralph”.
Many others also passed through “Dollhouse”, including Alexis Denisof (“The Avengers”), Summer Glau (“Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Keith Carradine (“Cowboys & Aliens”), Mark Sheppard (“Supernatural”), Felicia Day (“Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog”) and Aisha Hinds (“Five”), and if the things in brackets after their names didn’t tip you off, all are still steadily employment and keeping their steady-temperature bodies busy.
Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, we have an EXCLUSIVE clip from the “Dollhouse : The Complete First Season” DVD and Blu-ray (which includes a copy of a “Dollhouse” comic!); this clip involves Harry Lennix (as Boyd Langdon) entering the Dollhouse facilities for the first time and finding out exactly what it is he is letting himself in for.
Immerse yourself in this adrenaline-charged brainchild of sci-fi genius Joss Whedon, soon available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia. ”DOLLHOUSE, The Complete First Season” will be released on 24 October 2012 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
FROM JOSS WHEDON, CREATIVE MASTERMIND BEHIND Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, comes the provocative Dollhouse, a sexy, suspenseful thriller starring the stunningly talented Eliza Dushku.
As an “Active”, the mysterious Echo (Dushku) serves as an unwitting agent of Dollhouse, an illegal underground organization that provides its elite clientele with programmable human beings. Actives receive personality imprints, allowing them to temporarily become anyone or anything—the perfect burglar, lover, spy, or assassin. Now, with the FBI and her own shadowy past closing in, Echo must face a rogue Active who will stop at nothing to bring Dollhouse down—forever.
Blu-ray and DVD includes exclusive bonus comic book for a limited time only.
OVER 3 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Original unaired Pilot Episode Echo
• Audio Commentary on Selected Episodes
• Deleted Scenes
• Featurettes: Making Dollhouse, Coming Home, Finding Echo, A Private Engagement, Designing The Perfect Dollhouse
“Dollhouse : The Complete First Season” is on DVD and Blu-ray today.
Dollhouse: The complete first season on DVD is available to buy from October 24th and you can pre-order your copy now here.