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Sean Astin on The Strain, Prosthetic Makeup, and His Most Iconic Roles

  When Vulture spoke with Sean Astin earlier this week about the events of last nights episode of The Strain , he admitted that our question about whether he saw a thematic connection between the FX horror drama, which involves concentration-camp flashbacks, and Number the Stars , the Lois Lowry novel he has been developing that uses the Holocaust as a backdrop, made my brain hurt. (The short answer? There really isnt one.) [Warning: Spoilers up through last nights episode of The Strain to follow.] Perhaps the 43-year-old actor was merely suffering sympathy pains with Jim Kent, his character on The Strain , who experienced a massive, fatal headache last night after being shot point blank in the temple by badass exterminator Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand)? The mercy killing was imperative, of course, as the CDC lackey had been infected by the shows CGI parasites, which quickly turn their hosts into icky vampires. Just before meeting with an electrician at his L.A. production offices, Astin called us to talk about leaving The Strain , why Jim was like Samwise, and staying respectfully distant from iconic roles.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/09/sean-astin-strain-postmortem-goonies-lotr.html

The Strain (FX) Episode 8 “Creatures of the Night”

The Strain  Episode 8 “Creatures of the Night” airs Sunday, August 31st at 10PM on FX. Episode Synopsis:  The Strain Episode 8 “Creatures of the Night” – After discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi, Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple. A quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/08/31/strain-fx-episode-8-creatures-night/