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Envelope Emmy Week: Actors discuss the draw of their shows, and the odd families therein [video]

As part of the Envelope Emmy Week and Screening Series, we gathered a group of actors to participate in an Alternative Families panel earlier this week — Jennifer Carpenter of "Dexter," Peter Krause of "Parenthood," Cloris Leachman of "Raising Hope," Denis O'Hare of "True Blood," Emmy Rossum of "Shameless" and Katey Sagal of "Sons of Anarchy" — to talk about how each of their shows, in their own weird ways, involve the bonds of family, and the intimate relationships those bonds can bring.

In the hourlong conversation moderated by Times television critic Mary McNamara, the panel members, in the clip below, discuss what drew them to their roles, and the odd sort of families they contained, whether it be the lure of "being an outlaw," even one who has the normal everyday family concerns, or whether it's the ability to make your own family, if you happen to be among the vampires in "True Blood."

 

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-- Elena Howe


Envelope Emmy Week: Bringing personal experience to the role and not knowing what direction their character might go [video]

As part of the Envelope Emmy Week and Screening Series, we gathered a group of actors to participate in an Alternative Families panel earlier this week — Jennifer Carpenter of "Dexter," Peter Krause of "Parenthood," Cloris Leachman of "Raising Hope," Denis O'Hare of "True Blood," Emmy Rossum of "Shameless" and Katey Sagal of "Sons of Anarchy" — to talk about how each of their shows, in their own weird ways, involve the bonds of family, and the intimate relationships those bonds can bring.

In the hourlong conversation moderated by Times television critic Mary McNamara, the panel, in the clip below, discusses what they bring of their selves to their character, like Sagal's fierce maternal instinct, or how the cast and crew themselves become a sort of family and when someone is written off the show there's a weird emptiness, says O'Hare. Rossum and Carpenter agree that everyone has the experience they need; whether it's pain or happiness, there is something they can draw on. 

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Envelope Emmy Week: Alternative Family panel brings a wide mix of actors, shows [video]

As part of the Envelope Emmy Week and Screening Series, The Envelope gathered a group of actors to participate in an Alternative Families panel earlier this week — Jennifer Carpenter of "Dexter," Peter Krause of "Parenthood," Cloris Leachman of "Raising Hope," Denis O'Hare of "True Blood," Emmy Rossum of "Shameless" and Katey Sagal of "Sons of Anarchy" — to talk about how each of their shows, in their own weird way, involve the bonds of family, and the intimate relationships those bonds can bring.

In the hourlong conversation moderated by Times television critic Mary McNamara, the panel, in the clip below, discusses how actors must find a way to justify playing characters who sometimes do horrible things. Check back later for more clips.

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— Elena Howe



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