Summer Glau attented a fundraiser for the Hollywood Farmer's Market, hosted at the home of Lauri Kranz in the Hollywood Hills on August 12, 2011. They had a dinner with 35 other people, cooked by chefs Suzanne Goin and her husband, chef David Lentz, with local food that the farmers in attendance grew. Filmed by the Cookking Channel.(Photos by Ann Summa).
The Hollywood Farmer's Market is run by a non-profit organization who faced financial difficulties and a struggle over street closures with the neighboring Los Angeles Film School, which threatened to force the Hollywood market to move from its site.
Here are photos at the fundraiser featuring Summer Glau and her The Cape co-star David Lyons
Chefs Suzanne Goin and her husband, chef David Lentz, in front of the table set for dinner for 35 which they were cooking for the Hollywood Farmer's Market fundraiser:
Photo: Ann Summa
Lauri Kranz is a singer-songwriter who built a second career as a go-to edible gardening consultant in the Hollywood Hills, helping clients cope with foraging wildlife, limited sun and not-so-flat land
Photo: Ann Summa
Thanks to StralforsBoyo at tsccwiki.wetpaint.com for the heads-up.
To mark the release of Serenity in the UK, Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau and Morena Baccarin participated in a live web chat in the Empire Online office on Thursday 25 August, 2005 to talk directly to the UK movie magazine readers. This web chat had gone on under the radar of the Summer Glau fansites until today.
Here's a photo of Joss Whedon and the Serenity cast taken in Empire Online's office, as well as the full transcript (available by the link "Read more"). It seems they had a lot of fun doing this web chat.
"You may have been there when we invited the cast and director of Serenity in to our humble office last month for an extensive webchat. You may have missed it, no doubt due to crippling illness or temporary death. In any case, here it is to admire and enjoy in perpetuity in all its glory. Learn about Joss' study with Tibetan sexy monks, Nathan's homicidal tendencies, Summer's dancing and Morena's imaginary pet here..."
Chris: Joss is now signed in. Nathan is now signed in. Summer is now signed in. Morena is about to be signed in
Nathan: Morena is slower than the other children
Joss: Hello, thanks for having me. No questions with math please
Nathan: Word everyone, word
Summer: Hi everyone!
Morena: Hi , I'm here...
... Read more »
Here are two sneak peeks for Hawaii Five-0, season 3 episode 16 "Kekoa". Summer Glau is not featured in those clips, but she will be playing Maggie Hoapili, a woman searching for the person who murdered her father in this episode.
A promo featuring scenes with Summer Glau can be found in the news here: kekoa extended promo
Summer Glau joined in 2006 the list of sci-fi celebrities who have lend her voice to a podcast novel by J.C. Hutchin titled '7th Son'. She performed the introduction for episode 13 of J.C. Hutchin's book, 7th Son Book Two: Deceit. Other Whedon-related people include Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Jeph Loeb but Lance Henriksen or George Takei also read the introduction for an episode.
Here's how Library Journal describes the podcast novel:
"J.C. Hutchin's book, 7th Son Book Two: Deceit. combines political conspiracy and tomorrow’s bioengineering to create an accessible package for fans of conspiracy theories and high-tech speculative fiction."
Details on episode 13:
J.C. Hutchin chats about the new Beta Clone Army Gallery, gives an update about the new MOP Mission, plays more Clone Line (206-984-2566) calls, and gets a little sentimental about the year's end. EPISODE INTRO BY: Summer Glau. THE STORY SO FAR BY: C.C. Chapman SYNOPSIS: The Beta clones leave the 7th Son facility to pursue Alpha. Gen. Hill's "very special" aircraft are revealed. A mystery greets Kilroy, Father Thomas and Jack in Texas.
Now before you get too excited about the discovery of this gem, the episode intro lasts only 3 or 4 secondes during which Summer says: "Hi, this is Summer Glau and you're listening to episode thirteen...". No kidding! I would have preferred that she reads the "Story so far" segment that lasts much longer.
I've extracted Summer's voice:
J.C. Hutchin's book, 7th Son Book Two: Deceit is available at Amazon.
As soon as we learned that Summer Glau would play a woman involved with an underground fight ring on Hawaii Five-0 3.16 'Kekoa' (meaning "Warrior" in Hawaiian), fans were expecting Summer's character Maggie Hoapili to take part in the fightings. Let me sum up what we know about Summer Glau's fight scenes and stunt work on Hawaii Five-0 so far.
Everyone has in mind River Tam's fight scenes in Joss Whedon's Serenity; Summer performed many of their own stunts and, as a trained ballerina, used her dancing skills in River's two amazing fights.
Watch the BTS video of the fight scenes rehearsal:
While the type of movements required for the role of a Terminator was completely different, Summer had also a lot of fight scenes and stunt work to do in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Summer had a stunt double of course but she performed herself as many stunts scenes as she was allowed to by the production.
Watch Cameron vs Rosie fight rehearsal footage (video courtesy of Fox012):
Summer Glau's character punchy background on Hawaii Five-0 took on a completely new dimension when H50's stunt coordinator Jeff Cadiente posted online a photo featuring guest star Joel de la Fuente (2nd from the left), Summer Glau, martial artist Keith Jardine (bold, bearded guy), Jeff himself (making the "shaka" gesture) and his stunt team on the set; this one:
Summer's role was further specified by CBS's press release for the episode - Summer Glau will play Maggie Hoapili, the daughter of a Lua (Hawaiian hand-to-hand combat) master - and the promo trailer released shortly after showed that Maggie was indeed going to fight in the arena, even if it's against her will.
Now that we know Summer Glau has a fight scene in the episode, fans would be interested to find out whether she performed her stunt herself or not.
Let me tell you this: there is no way H50 production team is letting her guest star for one episode take the slightest risk to be injured and possibly harm the tight filming schedule of a tv show. Hawaii Five-0 is an action packed serie and they have an experimented stunt team led by the no less experimented Jeff Cadiente.
The very same Jeff Cadiente put it diplomatically in a recent tweet when asked:
As seen in the promo trailer above, Summer's female opponent and Keith Jardine both appear on Jeff Cardiente's group photo (respectively next to Summer and in the middle); the only other female present in this group photo, on the right, has the same facial features and the same hair as Summer (but not the same build, lol); there's a good chance that she is also Summer's stunt double, don't you think?
As a conclusion, the fact that the stunts are performed by Jeff Cadiente's stunt team and the fact that the talented and experimented Larry Teng directed the episode allows me to think that those fight scenes will be amazing and i'm sure that Summer Glau portrayed perfectly this strong and challenging character, as she always does. And if you're still not convinced, this still from the episode, posted by H50's showrunner Peter Lenkov himself, should: not only has it epic written all over it (love Summer's pose) but it could also mean that Maggie Hoapili wins the fight.
Now i hope you're as excited as I am to watch next Monday episode at 10pm on CBS.
Other actresses who have played an undergroung fight ring scene on tv:
Death Ray issue 16, dated Winter 2008, published a 'Giant US TV' special on all the best new shows for Fall 2008, including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, Fringe, Eli Stone and more.
Lena Headey, Summer Glau and Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary) are on the cover; inside the UK science fiction magazine, there's a two-page report from the set of TSCC, a one-page review of the show and a three-page article on Summer Glau in the "The New Gods" section (this last article has gone unnoticed until now).
Here are HQ scans of the magazine:
Summer Glau went in Australia for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, kicking off at Sydney's Olympic Park on October 27, 2006 and running for three days, where she had a panel and autograph session.
As part of Supanova Expo, a special screening of Joss Whedon's Serenity took place at the Sydney Showground Amphitheatre on Saturday 28th October; Summer Glau herself introduced the movie and field a few questions.
Here's a sample of old/new photos of Summer Glau at the convention:
Here's an interview from the land down under with Summer Glau, published in the Sydney Morning Herald on October 25, 2006, shortly before Summer's appearance at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney on October 27-29 2006.
In this short interview, that had gone on under the radar of Summer Glau fansites until today, journalist Charles Purcell gets geeky with sci-fi icon Summer Glau.
Charles Purcell gets geeky with cult actress Summer Glau, who starred as the lethal River in Joss Whedon's cult hit sci-fi movie Serenity. She will be appearing at pop-culture expo Supanova along with Kevin Weisman (Alias), Mira Furlan (Lost) and Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
What are you going to do at Supanova?
I'm going to meet the fans and sign autographs. I [will] also talk about Serenity and what it was like training for the movie and being in the movie.
What was Buffy creator and Serenity director Joss Whedon like to work with?
One of the funniest people alive. He's brilliant.
You did a lot of martial arts in Serenity as the heroine River. Are you really tough?
No, it's all movie magic. I did hurt some of the stunt guys [though]. I had to actually make contact. They always got blamed. If I hurt them, it was always their fault, they should have got out of the way.
Do you ever think to yourself during these conventions, "Oh my God, get these geeks away from me"?
No, I sometimes turn into a geek myself. I was a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan. When I met Counsellor Troi (Marina Sirtis) I almost cried.
Do you collect any sci-fi stuff?
I don't collect anything, but I love watching so many sci-fi movies. I loved The NeverEnding Story.
Did you feel cheated when it actually ended?
[Laughs] No, but I was really sad when Atreyu's horse gets drowned in quicksand.
Do you speak Klingon? Or Vulcan?
No, I need to have lessons.
Do you think not speaking Klingon or Vulcan would reduce your marriageability in certain galaxies?
Does anyone ever ask you to marry them?
People ask me to marry them once every convention or they give me their phone numbers. I just get really embarrassed and don't know what to say.
Will you marry me?
I don't know you very well at all.
Source : Sydney Morning Herald