arabian: (Billie Piper_07)
Seriously, there's talk about Secret Diary of course, but the why and what of her producer role is more explained; she talks about her work out, the difference with Winston in her life. She talks about Who a bit -- including a line that dashed most of my hopes for her showing up at least once more on the specials. She also made it clear that acting is definitely still a part of her life. Phew! Anyhoo, it's a good, long in-depth read, so dive in.

... if you've got to bare your ass on TV, you don't want it to look bad. )

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She talks a bit more about the exec producing thing, and also made a comment that indicated to me that she's not giving up acting beyond her contract with SDoaCG which had been floated out there. Phew! Anyhoo, it's a good one, and part one of two (the second will show up next week).

Enjoy! )
arabian: (Billie Piper_04)
... namely that her status is being bumped up to executive producer on the third season of Secret Diary.
For the third season, which will go into production soon, Piper will be elevated to an executive producer. De Souza said Piper was, "funny and smart. She sits in [with the writers] and comes up with ideas. That's going to be great." She added that she felt Piper being elevated to this position was a natural progression, noting that in the first year, they initially didn't know Piper well, but by the second season, the writing was done with her personality in mind. As de Souza put it, there'd be times they'd think "Oh, Billie will really get this joke. Let's do it this way." Piper said that the show was such an interesting subject matter and she had so bonded with the role and the producers, that "it just seemed, personally, a nice, natural place to go." She added, "I didn't have to fight too well [to get the producer role], which was nice," to which de Souza replied, "No, not at all! It would have been a pain in the neck if Billie were a pain in the neck.'
Read the full article under the cut. )
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Seriously, I love Billie, she cracks me up and she's so down to earth about it all. This was a nice, more in-depth article about her and the show than I'm used to seeing, and it featured some new info. "The lady garden" bit was especially hilarious.
arabian: (Billie Piper_04)
I've seen a bunch of small reviews of the US release of S1 of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, but while most did praise Billie, they were small snippets and nothing really worth repeating. But I just read a great review that captured probably my favorite thing about the show, including the part Billie plays in making it work so well.
The charm of Secret Diary of a Call Girl comes from Piper's asides to the audience. The constant fracturing the fourth wall to directly address the viewer with an explanation -- or just a wry look -- elevates the viewing experience from voyeurism to participation. These are brilliantly done, and Piper's delivery is spot on.
Those were some of my favorites moments in the series, and Billie's delivery -- as stated -- is just spot-on, utterly perfect. Sometimes, just a smile, a raised eyebrow in our direction was enough to send me into fits of giggles. Just awesome. Sigh, I hate that I have to wait until next week to buy this, but soon!!!


Read the full review.

I know I'm a posting fiend today. This should be it, I swear.
arabian: (Billie Piper_04)
My google alerts on Billie paid off. I just got a hit with an interview with the producer of SDoaCG and series three is definitely a go. Yay! I can't wait. Pre-production begins in February with the show returning August 2009.

Read more... )
arabian: (Billie Piper_02)
So with this new job, I'll finally be able to buy the Who DVDs as well as SDoaCG in January, but the thing I want to know is are the episodes complete? I've watched the BBC/ITV versions of the shows, not the US airing on Sci-Fi (which I know cut minutes from Who), nor Showtime's airing of SDoaCG. So I wanted to make sure ... are the episodes on the US Who DVDs (which has Sci-Fi listed on the box art work) the FULL episodes as aired on BBC as opposed to the edited Sci-Fi airings, and are the Showtime airings (thus what will be on the DVD) of SDoaCG the same as the ITV versions?

I just want to make sure I don't shell out the money for the DVDs and then not get the full episodes.

Thanks in advance! :D
arabian: (Billie Piper_04)
Okay, seriously? Is Billie Piper not THE cutest thing like ever!?!? I totally think she is. She's just so frickin' adorable!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem, spoilers (including mini-picspam) for tonight's SDoaCG behind the cut. )
arabian: (Billie Piper_02)
Oh, Hannah. And yes, I'm totally specifically addressing Hannah and not Belle at all.

Spoilers for tonight's episode of 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl.' )

And I can NOT believe I wrote this much about a 22-minute episode. Oy!
arabian: (Billie Piper_01)
Ugly Betty )

Survivor )

Finally, Secret Diary of a Call Girl ... Oh. My. God! I love this so much. It's so very, very good. U.S. of A.? THIS is how you do great subtle, somewhat cheeky, real without inane, dramatic without being fake television.ajhilejw;sie!!! )
arabian: (Billie Piper_02)
Yeah, so it's official. I love Billie Piper. Obviously I'm a fan of her work on Doctor Who, and I love her music too. Well, tonight I sat down and watched every episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and ... (spoilers behind the cut)

Isn't she the most adorable whore ever?! )

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