Rupert Friend to be a presenter at this Sunday's 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will be held on Sunday, September 15th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. A two-hour, edited presentation will air Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on FXX.The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 22nd on CBS.
Season 3 of Homeland premieres later this month on September 29th at 9 PM ET on Showtime.
Speaking of Rupert and his Emmy nomination for Homeland...
“I didn’t read it on paper, and there was nothing saying, ‘CIA black ops.’ The whole process was as shrouded in mystery as the finished product. I was sent a single scene with no background, no character description, no character arc, no idea of where he was going and no job description. So I went on my own digging mission to find out, because they’re a pretty cagey bunch, the Homeland lot, and they like to drip-feed the secrets, but if you go digging in the right places you can find things out. I was doing a play in London, so I sent them a tape of this single scene, and two weeks later I was standing on the set with Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes. I didn’t know I was a guest star until I was nominated — that’s the honest to God truth. I got a call from my agent and he said, ‘You’ve been nominated for an Emmy!’ And I thought, ‘Oh, that’s amazing!’ So I got the champagne out of the fridge, and then he called back and said, ‘Sorry, man, I read it wrong. You haven’t been nominated, the cast has.’ And so I sort of went, ‘That’s sort of not quite as good, but still amazing and fantastic. Put the champagne back in the fridge, maybe.’ Five minutes later, he called back saying, ‘Sorry, man, it’s really early in L.A. You have been nominated for best guest actor.’ I didn’t realize that’s what I was — I guess I was a guest that stayed quite a bit of a long time. One of the [interrogation scene] takes we did, I ended up on the table sort of wrapped around Damian, and Damian, without missing a beat, turns to the camera and goes, ‘Well, Peter Quinn has had an espresso!’ He’s also British, and the way we kind of make friends in Britain is to mock each other. And Mandy is always pulling his pants down and singing. You can’t do a day on set without seeing Mandy’s bum and hearing a show tune, so it’s not a serious set.” — Rupert Friend (via Heavenly Rupert MB)