Crying no game for Seth Johnson: The Killing’s 10- year- old star
The ability to cry on cue is a good skill to have, especially when you’re in the TV series The Killing, cast in the role of 10-year-old boy whose older sister has been brutally murdered.
“ I think of something sad,” says Seth Johnson simply. It’s something he’s always been able to do, even when he was seven years old and made his acting debut in Edmonton as the tiniest of Tiny Tims in the Citadel’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Then, he would focus on a spot in the darkness beyond the footlights of the stage until his eyes began to water.
It’s an acting trick he has already honed to perfection, and one he uses often in The Killing. Earlier this week, the show – which airs Sundays on AMC – was nominated for three Critics’ Choice TV Awards, including best drama, best actress ( Mireille Enos) and best supporting actress ( Michelle Forbes).
Relentlessly bleak and intense, the series – there are two more episodes left in Season 1 – follows the day-byday investigation into the murder of a 17-year-old girl. It weaves together three distinct storylines: the detectives handling the case, the suspects, and the grieving family on the verge of collapse.
Three to see
More evidence that the recording industry is stuck on pause: The Voice, featuring virtual unknowns vying for a shot at singing stardom, is such a big hit that parent network NBC has expanded the weekly live shows to two hours. Tonight, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and rapper Cee Lo Green present performances by their chosen proteges. ( CTV, NBC) There’s only one way to look at some of the truly astonishing acts that have been auditioning for America’s
Got Talent this season, which continues its parade of city auditions tonight: Just sit back, marvel at the undiscovered talent and enjoy the show. And try to ignore Piers Morgan.
( Citytv, NBC) In a 22 Minutes repeat from last season, Mark Critch brings a taste of Swiss Chalet to the Canadian embassy in Washington and celebrates American Thanksgiving at the White House. In June. Look, it’s a comedy; it’s meant to be funny. ( CBC)