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Press: Jaimie Alexander Posts Sif Image After Loki TV Series Confirmed

This is complete speculation. We normally don’t post things like this BUT.. we really hope it’s true so maybe posting about it will put it into the universe. 🙂

Disney confirmed on Thursday that the Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series starring Loki would be arriving on its new streaming service, Disney+. The next day, Loki actor Tom Hiddleston made his own announcement on Twitter and Instagram, but he wasn’t the only actor from the Thor movies dropping tantalizing references on social media.

Jaimie Alexander, who plays the Lady Sif, was close behind with a tweet of her own featuring her Asgardian warrior.

Alexander posted a frame from Thor: the Dark World showing herself as Sif, accompanied only by the words “Today’s mood…” As of now, very little about Loki’s show is known, but fans will no doubt be hoping that Alexander’s Sif reference on the same day and mere minutes behind Hiddleston’s post means she’ll at least be making an appearance.

Sif, who appeared in the first two Thor movies as well as an episode in each of the first two seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., would be a natural choice for a supporting character in a series about the Asgardian God of Mischief. She was reportedly killed in Thanos’ infamous “Snap” at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but Loki died at the beginning of the film as well. As the two characters have likely known each other for centuries, Sif could easily be written into any timeline used for the show.

Of course, Alexander’s tweet doesn’t confirm anything about her involvement. The image of Sif that she chose was a battle scene, so she may have simply been feeling pugnacious.
Disney+ is scheduled to launch in late 2019 and may include other series featuring characters from the MCU. At this time, the Loki series does not have a release date.
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Press/Photos/Video: Jaimie and Sullivan on ‘The Today Show’

Press/Photos/Video: Jaimie and Sullivan on ‘The Today Show’

Actors Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton join Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to talk about the upcoming fourth season of the NBC series “Blindspot.” The duo discusses their on-screen relationship, and Stapleton even brings along his cute pooch, Frankie.

 

Press: Amber Heard Resolves Lawsuit Over ‘London Fields,’ Clearing Path for Film Release

Amber Heard has resolved all legal disputes with the holders of the rights to “London Fields,” the 2015 film starring her and ex-husband Johnny Depp, clearing the path for the film to be released.

Nicola Six Limited, the film’s rights holders, announced on Tuesday that it has dismissed its claims against Heard, and that “London Calling” will be released by GVN Releasing on 600 screens on Oct. 26.

Set in a dystopian future, “London Fields” stars Heard as a femme fatale who becomes involved with three different men — a wealthy financier (Theo James), a petty criminal (Jim Sturgess), and a failing author (Billy Bob Thornton). All three intensely desire her, and by the end of the film, one of them murders her. Depp plays a minor role in the film, which is an adaptation of Martin Amis’ novel of the same name.

Nicola Six Limited sued Heard for $10 million in 2016 for breach-of-contract, claiming she refused to do nude scenes for the film despite reading the novel knowing that her role would require such scenes to be shot. The plaintiffs also accuse Heard of violating her contract by refusing to show up at the film’s planned premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Several other stars also refused to show up to the premiere, while director Matthew Cullen sued Nicola Six for hijacking the final cut of the movie. The producers countered that Cullen did not deliver the film under budget and on time and accused Cullen of conspiring with Heard to interfere with the producers’ cut of the film.

The version that will be released next month will be Cullen’s cut, though Cullen’s lawsuit is still set to go to trial in February. Lynn Gibson, Administrator of Nicola Six Limited, said in a statement that “we are thrilled that Martin Amis’ bold vision will finally be shared with audiences,” while Heard’s attorney said that the actress is “happy to put this matter behind her” and that she “never should have been sued in the first place.”
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Press/Photos: First Look – Jane Doe Heads to Tokyo in the ‘Blindspot’ Season 4 Premiere

Press/Photos: First Look – Jane Doe Heads to Tokyo in the ‘Blindspot’ Season 4 Premiere

Is there any fight Jane can’t win? Blindspot’s Season 4 premiere finds her channeling Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill — all through her dangerous alter ego!

Unbeknownst to her FBI colleagues, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) has reverted to her former persona Remi after a brush with a memory-wiping drug. That leads her to Tokyo in pursuit of a villain, with help from crime lord Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer).

“We open with epic shots of the Tokyo Tower,” Alexander says of filming on location. And what would a trip to Japan be without a samurai battle? “I fight four guys with one sword, then I fight a woman with two swords,” Alexander says, giving props to her “incredible” stunt double, Heidi Germaine Schnappauf.

“I did a good amount, but she did most of it. The samurai experts showed her so much respect.”
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Press/Video: ‘Blindspot’ Star Jaimie Alexander Serves Up Hilarious Season 3 Bloopers

Blindspot may be all business, but on set, it’s far from serious.

How does the cast of NBC’s mythology-heavy action drama keep things light? By dancing, ribbing each other and flubbing their lines — unintentionally of course! Only ET has the exclusive first look at the hilarious season three bloopers from the show’s upcoming DVD and Blu-ray set, hitting shelves Tuesday, Aug. 21.

In the minute-long sneak peek, the stars of Blindspot kill some time in between set-ups by taking part in an impromptu line dance on the set of their headquarters. It’s all fun and games until someone proclaims — in jest — that it’s “time to be professional.” Another funny moment comes when series star Rob Brown (Edgar Reade) barges in but can’t seem to remember his lines.

In another humorous outtake, Jaimie Alexander (Jane Doe) can’t quite keep a straight face when Ennis Esmer (Rich Dotcom) calls her out for her serious facial expression. Alexander provides another laugh when she, in a scene with co-star Audrey Esparza (Tasha Zapata), can’t quite recall her next line in the car.

But the best moment may be the final one in ET’s exclusive preview, when someone off-camera praises Alexander for her ability to serve up some major sass in one dialogue-less moment. “Yas queen, cut and print that!” Watch the exclusive blooper reel above.

When Blindspot returns for season four, Jane won’t be Jane at all — at least at the beginning. ET spoke with creator Martin Gero about the finale cliffhanger, which closed with Jane identifying herself to be Remi and believing it to be years in the recent past — her memory lapse an ominous sign that one of the brutal side effects of the ZIP drug was in full effect.

“Having her revert back to Remi was something we had been talking about since the first year. We figured this was the right moment in time to do it,” Gero said of the haunting final scene, which featured Jane (believing to be Remi) by Weller’s (Sullivan Stapleton) hospital bed as he lay unconscious following complications from a gunshot wound. A devilish smile curled up on her lips as one of the team members promised that they’ll “get through this together.”

“We’re really excited about season four. It kind of returns to the storytelling that we did in season one, where Jane was working with the team, but was also working with Oscar and Sandstorm, and trying to figure out where her allegiance was. This will be similar, except that Remi is in town for a while,” Gero said of the new season. “She’s going to figure out that she’s on her own. She doesn’t realize that Sandstorm has been totally destroyed, her mother is in prison and her brother is dead. She’s going to have to lay in wait and figure out what kind of moves she can make and go from there.”

Blindspot returns Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The Blindspot: The Complete Third Season DVD and Blu-ray set will be available Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Press: Blindspot Renewed at NBC

Tattoo-hoo! NBC has renewed Blindspot for Season 4, TVLine has confirmed.
The series — starring Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton — moved to Fridays this season, where it had been averaging 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. Although it ranked among NBC’s least watched, lowest rated dramas, it remained a steady performer, posting a 0.7 rating for nine of this season’s 13 episodes.

The Season 3 finale is set to air on May 18.
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Press/Photos: Jaimie for Schon Magazine

To quote Bob Dylan’s poetic lyrics, it seems that in Hollywood, ‘the times they are a changin’“. One of the actresses leading the charge for stronger and more complex female roles is Jaimie Alexander. Whether it is exploring female identity in the hit NBC series, Blindspot, or defending the galaxy as Lady Sif in Marvel’s Thor franchise, Alexander is proving that women are more than ready to take on the challenge.

A self-proclaimed people watcher and daydreamer, it seemed only apt that Alexander was chosen to portray the intriguing character of Jane Doe in Blindspot. Discovered in unusual circumstances, hidden in a duffle bag in Times Square, stripped of her memory and intricately covered in cryptic tattoos, the series follows her quest to uncover who she really is. Drawing on her own experiences and those around her, Alexander refused to be overwhelmed by a character with such a blank slate. “I find inspiration in everything and everyone. I’m very open to the life that is happening around me. I portray Jane by using my own empathy and compassion. For me, it’s about being relatable.”

This sense of relatability was what first attracted Alexander to the role. “I loved how show creator, Martin Gero, managed to take an extraordinary concept and ground it in reality,” she says. “It was completely different to anything I had been offered at the time.” And whilst there is no denying the show’s more sci-fi-esque qualities, it is her very tangible quest of self-discovery that we all experience that seems to resonate the most. “As people, we are extremely complex and complicated. We have many different layers to our personality. So at times, it can be difficult to identify who you really are deep down,” she says. “That said, we are constantly evolving. Our identity is always changing and being defined by what is happening at that moment.”

As Season Three hits our screens, the audience continues to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster. Yet, unlike previous seasons, the latest sees a marked change in tone, with more humorous elements adding an extra layer to the situations many of the characters face. As for Jane, Alexander is excited to see how the audience reacts to her character development. “Jane knows herself much more now than she did in the previous two seasons. That said, she doesn’t go with the flow as easily as she used to. I hope the audience enjoys where life takes each character as they move forward.”

Strong character development plays an important part in Alexander’s choice of roles. She muses, “I love that both Jane and Lady Sif have a sense of vulnerability whilst maintaining a deep inner and outer strength. I love playing a layered female – I love the realness.” Yet, Alexander is quick to emphasise that it’s not simply about playing strong female characters but rather “to remain a strong female whilst embodying these characters. I’ve always been a strong woman. I’ve always tried to do the right thing and to help others. It’s important I don’t lose sight of what really matters. I bring that into the characters I play – the sadness, the struggle, the vulnerability, the power, the realism.”

It is this emphasis on meaningful female empowerment that has stood her in good stead in an industry that is rife with sexism. Committed to revolutionising the roles traditionally afforded to women, Alexander is calling for greater mutual respect. She is adamant that “one way of combating this appalling abuse of power, rife in so many industries, is to raise awareness. The sad fact is that sexism exists. But there needs to be a greater recognition of the problem. We all need to educate ourselves. It’s about knowing your worth – learning to respect yourself and others so that we can stand up for what we believe in. That’s one way we can bring forth change.”

One way Alexander is breaking from traditional female expectations is by embracing roles that require a greater degree of physicality. She enthuses, “I love the physicality of both Lady Sif and Jane Doe. It’s hard work but I enjoy the challenge. I try to keep myself mentally and physically fit. Occasionally, I find myself having to turn off my adrenaline whilst performing a stunt in order to stay focused and calm.”

She’s also not afraid to take on a role that bears huge expectations. Whilst many actors would have crumbled under the pressure of embodying such an iconic character as Lady Sif from the revered Marvel comic franchise, Alexander has refused to let expectations weigh her down. “It’s ridiculous to place pressure on yourself to try and please millions of people who are all different from one another. I find most artists suffer because of that unattainable perfection. So, I just try to enjoy what I’m doing and have fun. You have to trust your instincts.”

Alexander is certainly not one to shy away from characters that reflect both female strength and vulnerability. Keen to embody the real and raw attributes that make up powerful female roles, she is adamant to explore the complexity of female identity and physicality. As both Jane Doe and Lady Sif continue to dominate our screens, Alexander is on a mission to prove that Hollywood really is a changin’.

Blindspot premieres Fridays on NBC in the US and Mondays on Sky TV in the UK.
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Press: Jaimie Alexander explains why Thor: Ragnarok is missing Sif

Press: Jaimie Alexander explains why Thor: Ragnarok is missing Sif

A lot of familiar faces return for Thor: Ragnarok, the third solo outing for Chris Hemsworth‘s Asgardian Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One who is not is Lady Sif, even though she’s been a figure in Thor and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Jaimie Alexander recently revealed why and, as is typical with actors juggling multiple projects, it all comes down to timing.

“I was asked, but the timing of when they were going to shoot and when Blindspot was gonna shoot — it was pretty much the same time,” Alexander told Yahoo Movies. “So there was a conflict there. I was hoping for more of a notice from [the studio] so I could make it work, but it was a short notice thing. They called and said, ‘Hey, by the way, would you come do this?’ I said there is no way I can make that work that fast.”

She “tried,” the Blindspot star continued, but “it couldn’t happen. They were on a different continent.” She added, “So it was sad. I was bummed about it.”

When Marvel released the first image from Thor: Ragnarok — a piece of concept art highlighting Cate Blanchett’s Hela — fans were disappointed to see Alexander’s name missing from the cast list. She replied to one of them on Twitter, writing, “Don’t worry 😉 ….” Sadly, it wasn’t in the stars for this one.

Thor: Ragnarok gets its name from the end of days in Norse mythology. By impersonating his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), on the Asgard throne, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) inadvertently brings about the return of Hela, the Goddess of Death. She makes quick work of Thor, shattering his hammer and knocking him through space to the planet Sakaar, where he finds his “friend from work,” Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) fighting in a gladiatorial arena.

Also featured are Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, once an elite warrior for Asgard; Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, who’s running the place on Sakaar; and Karl Urban as Skrull, a henchman of Hela.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige addressed Sif’s absence earlier in an interview with Collider. “If she had been on Asgard, she might not be alive, so that’s one of the advantages,” he said.

Alexander noted how she’d love to return as Sif if the occasion called for it. “I love Marvel. I’d be happy to do other projects with them at any time,” she said. “They’re a great company — I love all the guys and girls over there — they always are able to get a really fun cast for almost every project they have, which is often. And, of course, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?”

Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on Nov. 2.
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