Mad Men Season 4 Episode 1
Don deals with a trade-paper interview but doesn’t want to talk about himself. A manufacturer of a “wholesome” two-piece bathing suit wants to hire the firm but doesn’t want anything too risque. Pete and Peggy try to secure more money for the firm and when their plan goes awry, Don has to pick up the pieces.
Erin Cummings is playing a medical examiner in Detroit, which should ensure her plenty of screen time. When the actress arrives on ABC (Channel 7) Sept. 21 — as Dr. Abbey Ward in our very own prime-time cop series, Detroit 1-8-7, which began shooting in and around the city last week — she should instantly supplant Sasha Alexander of TNT's new Rizzoli & Isles as the hottest M.E. on TV.
Erin was on ABC News in Detroit. Erin was at the Detroit Tigers game to throw a ceremonial pitch before the Tigers-Texas Rangers baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. This news report shows her pitching the ball and also discusses her role on Detroit 1-8-7.
The final two clips of the very extensive AUSXIP Interview with Erin Cummings are now available to view on AUSXIP Video. We would like to take this moment to thank Erin for being so generous with her time. This interview ran for 1 hour 25 minutes and it was such a great insight into who Erin Cummings is as a strong woman in Hollywood. Thank you Erin!
This is part 6 of the very extensive interview Erin Cummings gave to AUSXIP Reporter Lori Boyles. In this section of the interview Erin reveals:
- The best and worth thing about being an actress
- How do the roles affect Erin personally
- Best advice she got from her parents and inviting them to the Spartacus premiere
- Why a role on Mad Men was such a dream come true
While fans of "Mad Men," the alcohol- and smoke-filled 1960s drama, finally got their fill as the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed AMC series premiered Sunday night, Detroiters with a careful eye received quite a delicious treat.
Erin Cummings, star of the now shooting ABC prime-time cop drama "Detroit 1-8-7," showed up about midway through the opening episode in a sexy little bedroom scene she shared with "Mad" star Jon Hamm's complex character Don Draper.
But stop right here if you don’t want to be slapped with a small spoiler.
Dr. Abbey Ward on ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7"
A graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Journalism, Erin Cummings began her professional acting career when she was spotted by an L.A. talent scout while performing in community theater near Dallas. She later went on to study Shakespeare at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, preparing her for her future roles as Lady Macbeth and Queen Gertrude in the Santa Susana Repertory Theater Company's productions of "Macbeth" and "Hamlet," respectively.
Most recently seen as Sura, the Thracian wife of Spartacus in the Starz original action-adventure drama series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," Cummings now has a recurring role on Matt Weiner's AMC series, "Mad Men." She stars in the cult feature "Bitch Slap," directed by "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" director Rick Jacobson, and was seen alongside Martin Lawrence in Universal Studios' "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins." On TV Cummings was a series regular on the second season of "Dante's Cove," on the Here! Network. Other television work includes a guest lead turn on "Cold Case," a recurring role on "Dollhouse" and appearances on "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Threshold" and "Charmed."
Cummings trained in martial arts and weaponry for her roles in "Bitch Slap" and "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." She also dedicates her time to charities, volunteering at the L.A. Mission and inspiring students by visiting local schools to participate in hands-on science projects through the National Lab Day program.
HOMETOWN Huntsville, TX
BIRTHDATE July 19
- Does Erin Enjoy Period pieces
- Why learning new skills for actors is important
- We learn more about Detroit 187
- Erin talks to a real life coroner and how she will prepare for the role
- Erin chats to Zoe Bell about the RollerDerby part of the role
- Does she watch dailies?
" I'm very excited to let you know that I will be throwing out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game against my home team, the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, July 20! Make sure to catch the game if you can (I'll try to post a video if I can find one online!). And a huge thank you to the Detroit Tigers for this awesome birthday present (my bday is on Monday)"
This should be fun! Okay Louise from the Andy Whitfield Fan Facebook page has sent in the following info:
Right ladies & gentlemen!! We are starting a Spartacus lookalike competition TODAY!! (Any & all characters from the show, not just the man himself!)
If ppl could tag all their entries/photos with the word "lookalike" and the name of the person in the pic and post them on this main wall they will be judged on Sunday the 18th of July - 9pm UK time (check discussion board for your time zones!)
In the 4th part of the very extensive AUSXIP Interviews Erin Cummings series, Erin talks about:
- Working and running into Renee O’Connor
- Working with Michael Hurst on Bitch Slap
- The Bitch Slap DVD & Commentaries
- Which theatre production would she dearly love to be on with Michael Hurst
- How the lead actor’s mood can affect the whole cast and production
- Does Erin want to direct?
- Collaborating with a screenwriter
- Does having a degree in journalism affect the way she does interviews
Behind the scenes of the Pinup Girl Clothing’s most recent swimwear shoot, featuring Masuimi Max and Erin Cummings, with Micheline Pitt as the makeup artist/videographer. Part 2 coming soon! Check out Pinup Girl Clothing at http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com
- What are the differences between working in NZ and in LA
- What’s it like working on location like Hawaii
- Will Sura be back for Season 2?
- What did happen to Sura in captivity?
- What did Erin learn from working with Lucy Lawless
Erin's new show "Detroit 1-8-7" has changed formats. The original premise (and based on the pilot) was for
'187 Detroit' is set to be filmed faux-documentary style, with fictional camera crews following a top Motor City homicide division (187 is police code for murder). The pilot, written by Jason Richman ('Bangkok Dangerous'), is described as having "a realistic yet sometimes humorous tone" (and sounds a bit like 'Southland'-meets-'The Wire' in Motown).
The Los Angeles Times offers their impressions of the new shows and they just posted the latest news about Detroit 1-8-7 and it's new format:
[Update: 1:33 p.m. On second thought: This just in! ABC is eliminating the docu-style aspect of the series, which is one of the things we liked most about it. But because we like the characters, we're keeping an open mind.]