WIGS to air on Skewing
Lifetime UK is turning to a web series for their next acquisition. The female skewing channel has snapped up the exclusive UK rights to the WIGS series Blue starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum) for their Spring schedule, TVWise has learned.
Blue stars Stiles as the title character, who works as an accountant by day, but as an escort by night. As she leads two lives she struggles to keep these worlds apart. Ultimately, Blue is threatened with exposure and becomes desperate to shield her son from the truth, forcing her to descend deeper in to a world of deception. William Peterson, Eric Stoltz, James Morrison and Uriah Shelton also star.
The series is produced for WIGS, the YouTube channel launched in 2012 by Jon Avnet and Blue creator Rodrigo Garcia with a decided focus on scripted drama, and has aired three seasons. As part of their deal with Fox, Blue and other WIGS series have also aired longer-form, TV-length episodes on Hulu and Hulu Plus.
BlueLifetime UK’s deal for Blue covers the content produced for the first two seasons, which originally unspooled on YouTube as close to 40 webisodes. For its run on Lifetime, those webisodes have been re-cut into 10 hour-long episodes, which will begin airing on the channel on Monday March 2nd at 10pm.
Julia’s Twitter Chat
Here are some of the questions Julia answered, head over to her Twitter for more.
Julia I want to know what you enjoy most doing writing&directing or acting?
I love both. And they compliment each other nicely. Kinda like when a painter makes sculptures, or a sculptor starts to paint
I was wondering how you came up with the idea of “Blue”?
Haha, I didn’t. It was all Rodrigo Garcia, and his crazy imagination
What was it like hearing other speak your words in Paloma? How did the idea of Paloma arise?
That’s one of the most exciting things ever, when you see this thing from your imagination come to life
Do you have some fave german food?
Beer. (Kidding, weiswurst)
Are there any particular directors that influenced the style or look of #Paloma?
I really like Julian Schnabel’s films, and Sofia Coppola’s early work.
What did you like best or what was most challenging while acting with your sister?
I felt so protective of her, I had to remind myself to stop mothering. But it was a delight because we are so close.
What your favorite horror film?
Maybe The Shining or Psycho
Which book are you reading at the moment?
It’s hard for me to get into a novel while I’m on set, but I did just finish The Odyssey
Where do you like to spend your holidays most?
I love exploring new places, next on the list is Brazil if I’m lucky.
For Paloma did you get to ‘hand pick’ your cast? Was it your ideal cast for your script?
I had seen Grace in a play, thought she rocked. And then mostly cast my friends- Gaby and I grew up together.
Save the last dance is my favorite movie ! Do You still practice dance ?
Only in my living room ;). Yoga has kind of replaced dance.
What do you love to do between 2 takes?
Between takes you are usually trying to focus on getting the next take right. Between scenes you are trying to learn lines.
Do you have a fave movie or series at the moment?
I’m hooked on SHERLOCK at the moment.
Who are some actors/actresses that inspire you?
Too many to name, but I’ll start with Cate Blanchett and Bill Macy and and and…