By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I just watched a movie called “How We Got Away With It” on Video on Demand, and I really liked it. It was a really suspenseful indie film, with a lot of new-to-me actors. However, the actor who played the detective looked really familiar. Can you tell me who he is and what I might have seen him in? — Jessica F. in Georgia
A: The actor you are thinking of is Jon Lindstrom, and if you’re a soap-opera fan, you’ll recognize him from “As the World Turns” and “General Hospital.” He also has guest-starred in numerous series, such as “Blue Bloods,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “NCIS” and “Everwood,” and the feature film “Must Love Dogs.” “How We Got Away With It” — due out May 13 on DVD — is Jon’s first feature film, which he directed, co-wrote, co-produced and also co-stars in.
I asked Jon about the experience of directing his first feature-length film, and he told me what a meaningful shoot it was: “The whole shoot was really special for me, just being as it was the first time I was directing a feature-length film. There was one night, though … there’s an entire sequence, it comes probably about two-thirds of the way through the film, where there are some characters doing something at a pier at night. There’s essentially no dialogue in it, and the sequence runs for about 10 minutes.
“This was the moment where we all knew that the movie was going to work. That’s one of the rare things that comes along, when so many things have to go right to make a decent movie. That was the moment I knew this might actually work after all.”
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Q: I love the character of Tessa on “Supernatural” (which also happens to be my favorite show). Will she ever return to the series? — Desi L., via email
A: Lindsey McKeon, who plays everyone’s favorite reaper on the popular CW sci-fi series, will return to the show May 13. Lindsey told me she’s thrilled to be working with that group again. When I spoke with her recently, she still hadn’t received a script, but she knew she definitely wanted to reprise her role. “I don’t know what I’ll be doing or what will be happening, but I am excited. I love the show, and the boys are great. This is one of my favorite characters to play.”
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Q: I was wondering if you could tell me when “Hell On Wheels” is coming back on? — Terry V., via email
A: AMC’s hit Western series will return this summer with a supersize fourth season of 13 episodes, instead of the normal 10. (I don’t have an exact date just yet, but follow me on Twitter for updates: @Celebrity_Extra.) If you need to catch up before then, the previous three seasons are all available on DVD.
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