Dominic Cooper Online
Dominic Cooper Online

Dominic is in New York promoting Preacher at the moment. I’ve added a few pictures to the gallery of him for you:

Candids > 2016 > Sighting in New York (19/05/16)
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Public Appearances > 2016 > SiriusXM Studio, New York (20/05/16)

Posted on 05/20/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Appearances, Gallery, Preacher

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a cool chat I did with Preacher’s Dominic Cooper way back during SXSW. Thankfully this particular embargo didn’t render this particular interview irrelevant, which sometimes happens. I’m glad, too, because I had a lot of fun with this conversation, which took place hours after the pilot played like gangbusters to a 1300 seater theater.

Now that Preacher is on the verge of release (this weekend!) it’s time to share the below interview with you fine folks. We talk quite a bit about the character of Jesse, how he got the gig, his reaction to the character via both the script and the original comics and just how blasphemous the show is willing to go in order to stay faithful to the original Garth Ennis comic.

We don’t go spoiler-y about the pilot itself, but we do talk a bit about a big event that happens in the comics, an event which he admits he doesn’t know if they’ll be able to pull off even on a network like AMC.

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Posted on 05/20/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher, Press

Dominic Cooper will finally give a voice and new face to Jesse Custer when Preacher debuts on AMC, but when Bleeding Cool spoke with the actor, he admitted giving Jesse form was a worry even as he was excited to join the series.

In thinking about Jesse, Cooper said he is “unlike any other character I’ve played in his stillness.” Though the character is itching for a fight, Jesse is trying to make good as a preacher in Annville, Texas and that attempt to contain himself proved to be a new experience for Cooper. “Learning the speed of Jesse’s words was a difficult prospect. I have to maintain this idea of a man from a tiny, rural town,” he explained. “He has traveled more than the people in that town, but he’s a Texan through and through.”

“I come from a place that’s so far removed from that landscape and heritage,” the London-born actor explained. Having read the entire comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Cooper thought it was “essential an audience believed I came from that area” and began to research Texas.

“I have no understanding of the size of Texas. It’s bigger than the country I grew up in,” he said. Sadly, time constraints meant he never had the chance to visit until the Preacher pilot screened at South By Southwest back in March. At the time, he was nervous about presenting it to group of actual Texans, but said the response was warm.
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Posted on 05/20/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher, Press

I’ve found a couple more stills and a behind the scenes picture for you all:

Movies and Television > 2016 – Preacher (TV) > Stills
Movies and Television > 2016 – Preacher (TV) > Behind The Scenes

Posted on 05/19/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Gallery, Preacher

Please note: this set visit report contains minor details from the Preacher comics, which in turn may turn out to be show spoilers. You’ve been warned!

Sitting in front of a church, Jackie Earle Haley takes what might be his fifteenth bite of a sandwich amid an open field of Quincannon Meat & Power workers milling about. The scene is tense. The man playing Odin Quincannon’s stare is methodical and understated as W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root tries to reason with him. But Odin knows what he knows and he wants what he wants, and there’s no telling him otherwise.

Conversely, Reverend Jesse Custer’s real-life counterpart, Dominic Cooper, is terrified. “I’ve been scared of it,” he mentioned to me and three other journalists on Preacher‘s New Mexico set. The “it” in question being getting right what so many thought was impossible. He knows the stakes are high when it comes to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of beloved comic book hero(ish), Jesse Custer. Nobody involved takes that lightly. Because, as Preacher‘s Tulip posits over and over, we are who we are.

“It’s impossible to try and impersonate an idea of someone,” Cooper explained. And in many ways, he doesn’t. Cooper’s Custer is a much more interior fella compared to his Garth Ennis-created comic book inspiration. “I kept going back to the comics and thinking about who this man is … in the comics, there are so many different phases of his life and his situation that happen quite quickly, so I had to maintain this sort of dark stillness that had to center everything, in a way.”
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Posted on 05/19/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher, Press

I spent a few hours this afternoon interviewing people associated with Preacher, AMC’s adaptation of the beloved — and seemingly unadaptable — ’90s comic book series. (My review of it is here.) One of those was with the show’s leading man, Dominic Cooper, who already has experience in the comic book adaptations world through his role as the young version of Howard Stark in various Marvel movies and TV shows.

The bulk of our conversation (which I’ll publish down the road) was about Preacher, and the larger issue of how a classically trained actor who didn’t read comics growing up keeps winding up in filmed versions of them, but at one point the talk pivoted to Howard Stark — who, in the older version played by John Slattery, is a major part of the plot of Captain America: Civil War — and something unexpected occurred:

Cooper asked me to spoil the movie for him.

And I did.

This is what happened.

(The rest of this post will, of course, contain major spoilers for Captain America: Civil War, so read at your own peril.)
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Posted on 05/19/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Captain America, Press

If you’ve never strayed far from superheroes in your comic book tastes, you may not have heard of Preacher – until now. Definitely not a caped crusader story, Preacher became a cult classic after its initial run in the ’90s, in part due to its twisted humor and willingness to throw out the kind of violence and swearing that would make Captain American swoon.

The comics follow a disillusioned preacher in a small Texas town, who is suddenly struck by a bolt from Heaven and gifted with the power to make people do exactly as he tells them. It’s a blessing and a curse, and leads him on a journey to find God (and demand to know what the heck he’s been doing all this time!) alongside an alcoholic Irish vampire and a sharp-shooting Southern girl. They discover conspiracies on Heaven and Earth, meet the dregs of humanity (and some of the good guys, too), and leave a trail of bodies (and one rockstar) in their wake.

It’s black humor at its finest, and doesn’t shy away from sacrilege. However, it’s more than just a shock-jock story – at the heart of all that violence is a story of friendship, and it’s fantastic.

Now, Preacher is coming to television, courtesy of AMC (the same network to bring us The Walking Dead). Ahead of the season premiere on May 22nd, we headed down to the set in Albuquerque to chat with the cast and see how they’ll be bringing the comics to life.

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Posted on 05/19/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher, Press

Dominic will be making an appearance at Comicpalooza in Houston on the 19th June.

Click here for more information.

Posted on 05/19/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Appearances, Preacher

A popular quasi-biblical passage from the Book of Tarantino (circa Pulp Fiction) states that “the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.” Whether West Texas pastor Jesse Custer is righteous or not, walking in the steps of a conflicted man of God is a challenge for Preacher star Dominic Cooper.

Playing a man possessed by a powerful entity that allows him to command people and let his repressed darker side loose, Cooper figures he’d struggle mightily. “He’s truly from his heart trying to do the right thing, and that desire to right the wrongs of his past is who he is.”

“Everyone’s telling him he’s not as good as his father, he’ll never be the man his father was,” Cooper says. “It’s a barrage of abuse and he’s not very good at it, which is why, when this entity turns up and he thinks that maybe for a moment there’s a glimmer of hope and he might be the chosen one, he tries his hardest to do what he thinks is best. But unfortunately it’s not the thing he thought it was.”

Posted on 05/18/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher, Press

Based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”). The series is set to premiere mid-2016.

Posted on 05/18/2016 by Hannah with 0 Comment(s) Filed under: Preacher

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