Watchmen: Heart Showbiz Hub Podcast

 

Tom stopped by (virtually, of course) the Heart Showbiz Hub with Ashley Roberts podcast to chat with one of the team - who just happens to be his London neighbor. Charlie's conversation with him covered Tom's Mysterious Island shoot with Patrick Stewart, his squinty-eyed likeness to Jude Law, and how to pick a naked blue body double. Click over to the podcast here. Tom's bit starts at about 15:42. Word is there may be more of the interview posted, possibly with video, so check back to see if that becomes available!

Watchmen: Watch It Free This Weekend

In honor of Juneteenth, HBO has announced that this weekend, from Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st, viewers will be able to watch the Watchmen series for free on HBO.com and VOD (video on demand), whether they subscribe to the channel or not. If you are a subscriber, the network will be airing a marathon of the series beginning on Friday at 1pm ET/PT. HBO Max subscribers already have access to the series.

Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. In Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers landed with news of the end of the war and the Emancipation Proclamation, over 2 years after President Lincoln's executive order.

 

Watchmen: Two Radio Interviews

 

 

Two new interviews popped up as Tom continued to publicize the release of the Watchmen Blu-Ray and DVD.

The first was with BBC Radio Surrey, during which Tom chats about how fulfilling his role in Watchmen turned out to be, and what it's like crafting so many versions of the same character. He also reveals he has an upcoming project in Toronto, that's set to start shooting as soon as lockdown is lifted. Tom's interview can be heard at about the 3:11:15 mark.

The second is withJon Brown at Express FM. They take a dive into Tom's experience playing 37 different clones in Watchmen, and talk again about the upcoming project, which turns out to be on the Apple TV platform. No word yet on the title of the show.

 

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Watchmen: BBC Radio Kent/Dominic King Interview

 

 

On Thursday, BBC Radio Kent broadcast a fun interview Tom did with Dominic King. He was asked about being a part of the cast of such an iconic piece of work. Tom responded that he loves provoking a reaction, positive or negative, which is much more preferable to ambivalence. He goes on to relate that he also loved seeing reactions from viewers who knew nothing of the original source material, which includes his mother in law, who said "I don't think I've ever enjoyed something I've understood as little."

King asked him more about his experience shooting in Wales, working wtih Jeremy Irons and they went on to talk about what sets might look like in the age of social distancing going forward. You can listen to the 9 minute interview here. Tom's bit starts at 2:41:15.

Watchmen is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD in all the usual places.