500 HD captures from Tara’s second episode “Crackerjack” have been added to the gallery.
Promotion for the third season of “United States of Tara”, which premieres tonight on Showtime, has been quiet – probably due to Toni Collette’s pregnancy. However, USA Today has put together a nice piece on the show including an interview with Toni: It’s one thing to nail an American accent as an Australian. It’s another to master seven of them. And it’s yet something else to do so from more than 7,000 miles away, as Sydney native Toni Collette has done in her role as Tara Gregson, the Kansas housewife and mother with dissociative identity disorder at the heart of Showtime’s United States of Tara. The series returns for a third season Monday night (10:30 ET/PT). No matter that Collette lives Down Under. On Tara, she talks as though she lives down South (as beer-swilling, motorcycle-cruising, Y-chromosome-owning Buck), downtown (as Noo Yawk feminist therapist Shoshana Schoenbaum) and down in some Midwestern basement (as gum-snapping, ponytailed, teenage T). And those are only three of Tara’s alter egos. Collette, 38, has never worked with a dialect coach on the show. She credits her uncanny — and Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning — ability to inhabit thoroughly Yankee characters so convincingly to “a misspent youth watching too much American television.” But her talent for drawling twangs and nasally honks aside, “I’m attracted to roles that have a sense of truth to them and a sense of universality to the story,” regardless of geography and demography, Collette says. Read full story »
With season three of United States of Tara in the pipeline for March 28, Showtime has updated the series’ website with new content and features, including a making of featurette on its third season. You can watch the clip in the video archive.
This year’s coverage of the Golden Globe Awards will be, unfortunately, rather short. Toni didn’t attend the Globes, nor did she win in the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for “United States of Tara”. The Golden Globe went to Laura Linney, a no-show as well. So, no pictures, no media this year. The segment of her category has been uploaded to the video archive for archival purposes anyway ;-)