ACCESS NOW TO THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGALLERY AND DISCOVER ALL THE LATEST PHOTOS
Virginia Madsen
The Official Website of Actress and Producer
 

WELCOME MESSAGE
Welcome to the Official Website for the Academy Award & Golden Globe award-nominated american film, television actress and producer Virginia Madsen. We bring you the news and the images before anyone else can. Being that we're the official web site we are able to provide you with all the latest and all the most updated news and photos before any of the other sites can. Virginia Madsen is a very talented and experienced actress who has starred in roles such as Candyman, Sideways, The Number 23, The Haunting in Connecticut, Joy, American Gothic, Designated Survivor and more.
    Virginia Madsen

A cool, classic beauty, with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most versatile and unique actresses. Not only did she received amazing reviews for her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit film, Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected actors in the business. You can read more here!

 
    Designated Survivor
Next Episode: 1x19 - "Misalliance"May 3rd, 2017
6 days to go.
 
    Current Projects

Burn Your Maps (2016)

Centers on the dead rising again in Babylon, N.Y., where lives are regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored for better or worse.

Virginia Madsen as Victoria
Director: Jordan Roberts
Genre: Adventure
View The Photos

 

Elementary (2016)

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Virginia Madsen as Paige Cowen
Creator: Robert Doherty
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
View The Photos

 

Safe Neighborhood (2016)

On a quiet suburban street tucked within a "safe neighborhood", a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Virginia Madsen as Deandra
Director: Chris Peckover
Genre: Thriller
View The Photos

 

Burning Bodhi (2017)

When a young man reads on Facebook that his best friend from high school is dead, he reluctantly comes home to New Mexico to confront his troublesome parents, his heartbroken first girlfriend, and a ton of regrets.

Virginia Madsen as Naomi
Director: Matthew McDuffie
Genre: Drama
View The Photos

 

Designated Survivor (2016-2017)

A low-level Cabinet member is appointed President after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Virginia Madsen as Kimble Hookstraten
Director: Paul McGuigan
Genre: Drama
View The Photos

 
    Instagram
 
    Facebook Page
 
    Twitter
 
    Facebook Group

Virginia Madsen Fans

This group is dedicated to the gorgeous and talented actress Virginia Madsen. One of Hollywood's most versatile and unique actresses. Not only did she receive amazing reviews for her Academy Award & Golden Globe-nominated performance in Sideways.
Virginia Madsen
Virginia MadsenThursday, April 27th, 2017 at 1:13pm
New gig!!
Virginia Madsen
Virginia MadsenWednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 2:39pm
I truly hate taking selfies because I either look indignant or slightly insane but here ya go. Live tweeting east coast of Designated Survivor!
Lau Bricio
Lau BricioThursday, April 27th, 2017 at 12:47pm
Lau Bricio

 
    Site Information

Domain: Virginia-Madsen.Org
Mantained by Lau Bricio
Established on February 14, 2009
Contact via Twitter | Facebook
Site Stats: |

 

 •• In this exclusive interview with AMCtv.com Virginia Madsen, who plays Hannah Durant on AMC’s Hell on Wheels, talks about being a history buff and why you should never drink water while wearing a corset.

Q: You were a fan of the Hell on Wheels before joining the cast. What did you like about it?
A: I’m a big fan of Colm Meaney, and The Swede is such an intriguing villain, such a nemesis. And Anson Mount is one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever seen in my life and a really good actor. I know I shouldn’t objectify him because he’s such a good actor, but really, ladies, really? I also really love the love story between Robin [Eva] and Common [Elam]. I’m also a Chicago girl, so I’m also a really big fan of Common’s music.

Q: What attracted to you the role of Hannah Durant?
A: I’m a history buff, and so I knew who the Durants were, although there’s not much about [Hannah]. I just thought, “Oh, that’s going to be really interesting, especially the conflict with the fair-haired maiden of the West.” I just loved the idea that I would come and stir the pot.

Q: Since less is known about the real Hannah Durant, how did you prepare for the role?
A: The only thing I could do with this character is go by the script…and research the period that a woman like that lived in, what a woman like that would be like, especially if she’s powerful. Not easy to do that back then.

Q: Hannah makes herself quite at home in Hell on Wheels. Did it take long for you feel welcome on set?
A: I thought, well, if I’m going to play this woman who might be described as Hell on Wheels personified, I knew that I was going to have to really gently take my place in the cast. But it turned out to be effortless. This cast was so excited to have me there. They’re all like family, and they just invited me to be a member of the family. I couldn’t believe it. It was just wonderful. The whole cast went rafting with me.Q: The cast went rafting? How did that come about?
A: I guess they do that together all the time. We all met at Phil [Burke]’s place, and the men had rented these giant blow-up rafts…and we got on the river and just floated for five hours. There were hundreds of people in the river, floating on tubes and rafts and kayaks. I’ve just never seen anything like that. And then we’d pull over every once in and while and lay in the sun. It was absolutely incredible.

Q: Your hair and dress in Episode 8 are fantastic. How long did it take to get all that on?
A: They really have it down to a science. That kind of ensemble could take you three hours on another show, but I’m ready in an hour. Of course, I just feel completely different. I love wearing the corsets, even though you can’t eat at all and you can’t drink, because if you drink, you’ll have to go to the bathroom. You can’t go to a Porta Potty. I have to be driven three quarters of a mile back up to the base camp because I’ve got on layers and layers.

Q: Hannah says her instincts are always right. Is that true of you as well?
A: I think that one of the best things about getting older is that you get smarter. Or, at least, I choose to believe that. But I’ve learned to trust my instincts. I know that they are almost always right. If you don’t listen to the voice within, you’re going to take a misstep at the very least.

Q: Hannah is pretty hard on Lily. Do you have a vindictive streak like that?
A: I really love the fact that Lily and I look alike. She’s a younger version of me. In real life, it doesn’t bother me because I really like working with younger actors because we’re not in competition — we’re not up for the same roles. I really like mentoring and helping because it’s really hard for women in this business, especially young, beautiful women. And I like being there for them and saying, “You can do it.”

Source

  Comments Off on Hell on Wheels: Q&A – Virginia Madsen (Hannah Durant)    Author:
   Read MORE      Category: News
 

Comments are closed.

DISCLAIMER NOTE
This is the official website of actress and producer Virginia Madsen therefore is endorsed, approved and visited by Virginia herself. This website is maintained solely by her Websmiss and Social Media Manager Lau Bricio. All original material on this site should be considered copyrighted, owned by Virginia Madsen and reserved for usage only with written permission. All rights are reserved. All graphics and content were made exclusively for this website, please do not reproduce. Absolutely no copyright infringement is intended and all content is copyright of it's original owner. Virginia Madsen is repped by UTA and Untitled. Please email the Webmiss for any inquiries.

Subscribe to RSS / A Part of Diamond Starz SMBack / Homepage / Top