Talking to Idris Elba can be disorienting. No matter how often he references his acclaimed roles as Baltimore drug lord Stringer Bell on The Wire ("That part spoiled me and catapulted me onto the radar," he says) or Dunder Mifflin big boss Charles Miner on The Office ("I can't believe I got paid to have so much fun"), it doesn't jibe with the East London inflection coming out of his mouth. Can this be the same actor?
Human Target's Ilsa Pucci, the sharp-tongued billionaire and not-so-silent partner in Christopher Chance's personal-security agency. "I think anyone with money wants to know how their money is spent," says Varma. "I mean, look at producers!"
Cheers to Human Target for hitting the proverbial bull's-eye.
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Fox's sophomore sleeper may seem like a mindless action show on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you'll find one of network TV's best-written, produced and acted dramas. The ensemble, led by ...
Nice save, Fox. Before the season started, it looked as if the network was hanging the appealing high-action sleeper Human Target out to dry on Fridays, where it was originally scheduled. But the early cancellation of Lone Star and a schedule shuffle opened up a slot on the show's former night (Wednesday) from last midseason. And all of a sudden we now have an hour of exhilarating midweek escapism to enjoy, reminding us how good a show like this can be (as opposed to the fizzle and fast fade of NBC's Undercovers in the same time period)...
If a sexy leading man and killer action sequences weren't enough to drive female viewers to watch Human Target, the series is hoping some girl power might entice them.
Janet Montgomery, who recently played E's assistant on Entourage, joins the show as Ames, a super-talented and smart thief who brings her street experience to the team. Indira Varma, who starred in The Whistleblowers and HBO's Rome, will play the team's sophisticated billionaire benefactor and new boss, Ilsa.
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