CELEBRITY EX­TRA

Riverbank News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Cindy Elavsky

Q: Can you tell me what Julie Gon­zalo has been up to? I loved her in TNT’s “Dal­las” re­boot. -- Lynn H., Cony­ers, Ge­or­gia

A: Julie has been keep­ing busy mak­ing movies, in­clud­ing the Hall­mark Chan­nel’s “Fall­ing for Ver­mont,” which pre­mieres Satur­day, Sept. 23 at 9/8c. Julie plays An­gela Young, a best-sell­ing au­thor who de­cides to es­cape the me­dia frenzy sur­round­ing her books and their movie adap­ta­tions, gets caught in a thun­der­storm and crashes her car on her jour­ney of es­cape. Found wan­der­ing with no me­mory and no ID, the town doc­tor (and sin­gle dad) Jeff Cal­lan (played by Ben­jamin Ayres) of­fers up his guest­house un­til her me­mory re­turns. But as she blends seam­lessly into their fam­ily life, she must de­cide if the life she’s been liv­ing is the life she truly wants.

Julie re­cently re­vealed this to me about the role: “She wasn’t out to find this world (in Ver­mont), but the world finds her. It’s beau­ti­ful to know what your life can be. Yes, fol­low your dreams, but also fol­low your heart. Find what truly makes you happy and what truly speaks to your heart -- whether it be a ca­reer or per­son or town, what­ever it is -- be­cause ul­ti­mately, if you’re not happy within that, you’ll never be happy. You never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen to­mor­row or if there is a to­mor­row, so just make the most of right now.” Q: Is it true that “Han­ni­bal” is be­ing re­vived? -- Katie R., via email

A: “Han­ni­bal” cre­ator Bryan Fuller re­cently teased that he and fel­low “Han­ni­bal” ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Martha De Lau­ren­tiis might be re­viv­ing the sus­pense/hor­ror/drama cen­ter­ing on the iconic Han­ni­bal Lecter, played by Mads Mikkelsen. In early Au­gust, Bryan tweeted: “@neo­prod has started those con­ver­sa­tions. This takes time.”

Ear­lier this year, Bryan told Mick Gar­ris on Mick’s pod­cast “Post Mortem”: “I’ve had con­ver­sa­tions with Martha De Lau­ren­tiis. I’ve had con­ver­sa­tions with Mads (Mikkelsen) and Hugh (Dancy). We’re all ex­cited about the prospect of re­turn­ing to the story. There’s an in­ter­est­ing next chap­ter in the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Will Gra­ham and Han­ni­bal Lecter that would be fas­ci­nat­ing to un­pack. I’ve shared it with the gentle­men, and they’re both keen on it.”

Q: I re­mem­ber a hi­lar­i­ous movie called “Su­per Troop-

ers.” Is it true they are mak­ing a se­quel? -- Tim R., via email

A: Yes in­deed! The Bro­ken Lizard com­edy team -which con­sists of Jay Chan­drasekhar, Kevin Hef­fer­nan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stol­hanske -- will be back with a se­quel to the cult-hit, pot-cen­tric com­edy-mys­tery movie. And their fans couldn’t be hap­pier -- in fact, those fans fi­nanced the movie for them. Bro­ken Lizard started an Indiegogo crowd­fund­ing cam­paign to raise $2 mil­lion to make the se­quel, and were able to raise that and more within 26 hours. The se­quel, called “Su­per Troop­ers 2,” is set to pre­miere April 20, 2018. To see the first teaser trailer, check out their Face­book page: face­book.com/the­re­al­bro­ken­lizard.

Write to Cindy at King Fea­tures Weekly Ser­vice, 628 Vir­ginia Drive, Or­lando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at let­ters@cindyelavsky.com.

Photo credit: Photo cour­tesy Julie Gon­zalo

JULIE GON­ZALO

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