Thrill of the Chase

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television - DAR­REN DEV­LYN and ROB OWEN

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.

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