Thrill of the Chase
ADRIAN Grenier has told of the emotioncharged filming of the eighth and final season of Entourage.
‘‘ It’s bittersweet,’’ says Grenier, who plays Hollywood actor Vincent Chase.
‘‘ We’ve been together for eight years. It’s sad to say goodbye to each other and to what we created. We know we’ll always be connected on some level.’’
The good news for fans of the show is Grenier’s promise the final episodes will not disappoint.
‘‘ Season eight has some great episodes,’’ he says. ‘‘ Vince has a lot to prove after his addiction and rehab at the end of season seven. He has to show his friends and the industry that recovery is learning to make amends and get back.
‘‘ It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. I really think that his lapse into drugs was fear – fear of losing his buddies and fear of abandonment, seeing his friends grow and branch out and go out on their own.
‘‘ I have learnt a lot from Vince, where I’m like, ‘ Oh, I can be a little more ambitious than I have been’ because for so long I have been less au fait about my career, and then I see Vince is more focused or motivated.
‘‘ It’s almost a play by play; a manual for the business that I maybe shouldn’t admit that I have borrowed from at times.
‘‘ I think people are often disappointed that I’m not more ‘ actory’, or ‘ celebrity’.’’
The new season has picked up several months after season seven. Vincent has been in rehab and sober for 90 days.
Eric ( Kevin Connolly) and Sloan ( Emmanuelle Chriqui) broke up over a prenuptial agreement.
Turtle ( Jerry Ferrara) can’t get his girlfriend to answer his phone calls while she’s on a publicity tour for the tequila line he’s invested in.
Johnny Drama ( Kevin Dillon) is voicing an animated series, Johnny’s Bananas, for CBS, with Andrew Dice Clay.