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06/15/2016

gbreviews.com attended Oded Fehr’s panel at the 2016 Phoenix Comicon:

Following Billie Piper’s panel at Phoenix Comicon 2016 on Saturday, June 4 was Oded Fehr, probably best known for his roles as Ardeth Bay in The Mummy movies and Carlos Olivera in the Resident Evil movies. His panel, scheduled for 1:30pm-2:30pm, also took place in West 301BCD, the same room as Billie Piper’s panel.

Eve Myles, who played Gwen Cooper in Torchwood, the Doctor Who spinoff series, had a panel in the smaller room next door that took place at the same time, so we had to make a choice between her panel and Oded Fehr’s panel. In the end, we decided to attend Oded Fehr’s panel since we had never seen him before, while we had seen Eve Myles on a couple of panels at Gallifrey One (the annual Doctor Who convention) last year. Plus, it was more convenient to stay in the same room, especially considering that Caity Lotz’s panel would be taking place in the same room after Oded Fehr’s panel, and we weren’t sure how full the room would get.

If you take a look at Oded Fehr’s IMDb page, you’ll see that he has been in a great number of movies and TV shows. Other than The Mummy and Resident Evil, he was asked the most about his role as Mossad agent Eyal Lavine on the TV series Covert Affairs. He commented that after appearing on Covert Affairs, he was all of a sudden playing Mossad characters everywhere. When asked if he was afraid of being typecast, Fehr said that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that if he gets to play more characters like on Covert Affairs, “all the better.” Another audience member later asked if he thought Fehr’s character would have gotten together with Piper Perabo’s character. Fehr recalled commenting to Piper one time something along the lines of, “Thank God they never got together, then I’d be dead by now.” She wasn’t sure what he meant by that, so he explained to her that her that the love interest doesn’t last, and they’d have to kill him off somehow, to which she responded, “So I’m a Black Widow?” Fehr talked about his experience being a guest star on Covert Affairs, telling us that he was the first guest star coming in after the show got picked up, and celebrating with everyone about the show being picked up. He had to remind everyone that he was leaving in 8 days, and told them, “You are never going to have a better guest actor.” Later he got called back, and they all told him that he was right — he was the best guest star they’d ever had. However, that only lasted until Richard Coyle started working there. Later, after Coyle’s character was killed off, when bringing up the “best guest star” they tried to make him feel better by saying “Well, the other one’s dead.”

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06/21/2013

The video clip included with this interview didn’t feature Oded’s character Choten, so I didn’t include it here. You can see it at the original source (linked at the bottom).

Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil franchise) returns as the voice of the villain, who is out for world domination, in Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters.

The animated action-fantasy series, which also stars Scott Wolf and Freddy Rodriguez, follows a 14-year-old boy named Ray who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. The Choten would have these creatures tamed and enslaved so he can rule both the creature and human worlds. Ray, his two best friends and a mysterious league known as the Duel Masters band together to thwart The Choten’s plans of world domination and ensure the survival of both races.

The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive clip from the second-season premiere, debuting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on Hub Network. (Watch above.)

Ahead of the show’s premiere, Fehr talked to THR about the show’s appeal (to him and his kids) and what’s ahead in season two.

The Hollywood Reporter: What is it about this show that appealed to you when you sign on for the voice of The Choten?

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07/17/2012

Israel-born actor Oded Fehr has played many different types of roles in his 14-year career — a member of an ancient group of holy warriors inThe Mummy, a male prostitute in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a terrorist in the Showtime series Sleeper Cell — but he admits that he’s often offered the role of the villain: “I can’t help it. I have a deep voice and I look like a bad guy. People think I’m a bad guy.” Being typecast as a villain doesn’t really bother Fehr, however, because he finds the role of a villain offers him more “opportunity” to “bring so many colors to the character.”

Fehr will get the chance to play both hero and villain in his latest movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, his third movie in the 5-movie franchise based on the Capcom video game series. Fans of the series know that his character, Carlos Olivera, died in Resident Evil: Extinction, but just as actress Michelle Rodriguez’s deceased character, Rain Ocampo, will return as “Good Rain and…Bad Rain”, so too will Fehr get to play good and bad cloned versions of Carlos Olivera in Retribution. In a recent roundtable interview in support of the movie, Fehr discussed his “really nice death scene” in Extinction, his preference for playing villains, and once again working with the “kid”, writer-directorPaul W.S. Anderson.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

0:00 — “I had a good death scene, too. And, I tell you, I was so proud of that death scene. It was a really nice death scene. You know, giving myself up for everyone else. And then everything blows up as I’m smoking what we presumemight or might not be an illegal substance.”

0:30 — “I never got to work with Paul as a director before. And Paul is so phenomenal. So much fun to work with. And he really just enjoys himself. He has a blast. When I first met him on #2 [Resident Evil: Apocalypse], you know, he just seemed like this, almost, like a kid who just plays video games, to me, you know. And he kept a lot of that.”

1:23 — “What I did was I went back and watched all of the movies before we shot this one … and it’s amazing to watch Milla kind of gracefully age from #1 [Resident Evil]. Because #1 she looks like this teenager, like this young baby girl. And then all of a sudden in #4 [Resident Evil: Afterlife] she’s this beautiful, elegant almost, mature woman, you know.”

3:05 — “[Retribution is] really beautiful. It’s really, really, really beautiful. I was lucky enough to see some scenes. I visited Paul at the editing room and it’s absolutely gorgeous. He really made it into an art film.

5:12 — “[The 3D] really, really looks amazing. And for this kind of film, 3D just gives you so many options. It makes it so…it gives you the option to make it so beautiful.”

7:44 — “There’s something that’s very attractive about [playing villains]. You get to be good when you’re wanting to be good, but then you get to be really evil. You get to bring so many colors to the character that you’re playing. Whereas, when you’re playing just a good guy who’s just trying to survive, you’re just trying to survive and you’re just good. And you don’t do bad things. You’re not naughty. So, you don’t get as much of a range. You don’t get the opportunity to do as much of a range.”

SOURCE: reelz.com

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01/20/2012

A wonderful interview, but beware spoilers for Resident Evil: Retribution.

Oded Fehr RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION Set Visit Interview
by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

If you saw Resident Evil: Extinction, you’re probably wondering how Oded Fehr is returning as the character Carlos Olivera in Resident Evil: Retribution.  It’s an easy answer: cloning.  However, before you start to think that his character is going to be a good guy that teams up with Alice (Milla Jovovich) to kick some Umbrella ass, it’s not that straight forward of an answer.  As Olivera told a group of visiting online reporters last month on set:

“The interesting thing is, I come back as two different guys on this one. There’s a dynamic to the relationship with Milla’s character, and then there’s the other side. He’s working for the Umbrella again.”

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11/20/2011

FOG! interviewed Oded Fehr back in October, about Super Hybrid and his career. Oded mentioned that he is recurring in something called Jane By Design, which according to Wikipedia, is is set to premiere on January 3, 2012.

Israeli-born Oded Fehr first captured the attention of movie audiences in 1999 as Ardeth Bay in The Mummy. He followed that with a memorable appearance in Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo that same year and a career was born.

Fehr has appeared in such films as The Mummy Returns, Texas Rangers, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction. On television he’s co-starred on such series as V, Sleeper Cell, UC: Undercover, Charmed, and most recently, Covert Affairs. Fehr has also done a significant amount of voice-over work, with work on Justice League:Unlimited, American Dad!, Batman:The Brave and The Bold and Young Justice.

His latest film, Super Hybrid, was released on DVD and Blu-ray today from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Oded took some time to talk to me about the film and his upcoming work.

 What drew you to Super Hybrid?

I think that, you know, Super Hybrid is very much a genre movie, and it’s not necessarily my genre, but it’s something that I can appreciate.  And, when I read it, I wasn’t sure about it.  The script was also still in its earlier stages, so I went for a meeting with Oliver Hengst and Elizabeth Wang-Lee, and Eric (Valette), the director, and we had one of those great meetings, one of those meetings where you were meeting people that you were going to be friends with for the rest of your life.

We all knew what we had, that it’s a movie that shouldn’t take itself too seriously, and hopefully will be a lot of fun to shoot.  And that’s really what drew me — is the people involved.  We worked together on the script, and made Ray a lot more slimy and annoying, and hopefully succeeded with that.

I watched the film, and what I found very interesting was even though it’s a killer car film, it’s also set in a very claustrophobic environment, the garage.  Was that a challenge not only having a car as a protagonist but also being in a confined area? 

Yeah.  I mean, the confined area was huge.  It was a huge kind of a hangar made out of cement, in Regina, Canada, and it was definitely claustrophobic.  I mean, after a while, you’re going to miss the sun and miss being outside.  The effect that we created while we were filming it there worked well: the darkness, the hard walls, and having all these vehicles driving around at high speeds and so on.  The effect that you feel in the film was very much real.

Unlike other killer car films, like The Car or Christine, the vehicle super-hybrid kind of changes shape and functions in a much more chameleon-like capacity.  Did you find it difficult to act opposite an object, versus another actor?   

Yeah.  You know, it’s always slightly harder, acting opposite an object.  I’m sure there are actors out there who would rather work with an object than with their co-stars.  But that being said, I  didn’t encounter too much of that in my career, so I’ve been pretty lucky.  It’s hard but my character is more annoying towards everyone else, so I was lucky enough to just work with Shannon (Beckner) and Ryan (Kennedy) and Adrien (Dorval) and so on, and be more annoying towards them.

The car was more scary, and that’s where I had to pretend.  But we all played off each other.

You’ve done television, you’ve done film, you’ve don’t actually a fair amount of animation voice work.  Do you have a preference for what you work in, what area? 

I like it all, and  I love the voice-over work.  That’s kind of picked up a little bit even more in the last few years, and I love doing that.

It means a few things.  It means I don’t have to be away from my family for too long while I’m doing it;  It means that I don’t have to put any make-up on or wear any fancy costume or anything like that, or worry about all the hair, and all the things that are very unnatural for me.

I love the challenge of creating a character by using your voice only.  I’m doing a show right now called Young Justice, which is a show on the Cartoon Network and it’s great fun.  But of course, filming on-screen is phenomenal too.  I like it all.

Your next film, For The Love of Money is the first time in a film that you actually get to play an Israeli?

Yeah.

What was that experience like?

Well, it’s actually funny, because on Covert Affairs I played an Israeli too, a secret agent.  But For The Love of Money is more re-enacting a character, and it’s based on a true story.

It’s very interesting meeting that character’s friends and family and so on, all of them that knew him.

It’s cool.  I like it.  I like playing an Israeli.

The funny thing about it is nobody actually knows that I’m an Israeli actor.

I think very few people do in Israel.  I didn’t start my career there, and I guess when they see the stuff I do, nobody guesses that I’m Israeli, even though my name is Oded.

So it’s kind of fun.  It was kind of fun playing an Israeli character.

I’m Jewish, and when I saw you in The Mummy I realized that, “Oded Fehr’s the toughest Jew in movies.” 

I know.  I know.  Thank you.

What else do you have coming up?  

I’ve got For The Love of Money.  I’m doing Covert Affairs.  I’m actually up in Toronto right now shooting Covert Affairs, and there’s another show that I’m recurring on called Jane by Design, with Andie MacDowell.  I play some kind of a designer, soon-to-be-ex-husband of Andie MacDowell, and that’s kind of fun.

What are you currently geeking out over? 

Oh, I geek out over superheroes and Star Trek and sci-fi movies.  I love the voice-over work that I do.  Basically, it’s a whole bunch of basically like-minded geeks who love those kind of superheroes and stuff like that.  I’m totally into comic books and all that.  So it’s a lot of fun.

SOURCE: FOG!

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