“I have had the pleasure of working with Margot Robbie, one of the stars of the ABC show PanAm, and absolutely adore her! She is gorgeous, cool, and plays on her TV shows softball team..how cool is that? Here is a clip from when I styled her hair for Jimmy Fallon. I just had to post it because I also LOVE Jimmy! He is super sweet and is one of the only hosts that actually comes backstage before to introduce himself, make a joke or two, and make people feel comfortable before they go on (plus I love that he calls all us hair and makeup people PAL..Hey PAL Hi PAL…and glad I learned that because I swear I thought he thought my name was Pat). Anyways, here you have it..the impeccable Margot Robbie and her sexy short blond waves (styled with a flat iron!)”
Even though ABC has grounded new episodes of Pan Am until January 8, 2012, the show’s stars are still busy shooting fresh scenes in New York City.
On Wednesday, December 7, Christina Ricci was spotted filming in a little black retro dress on the Upper East Side. Ricci, who plays Pan Am flight attendant Maggie Ryan in the series, also did some multitasking as she walked, smoked, and enjoyed a diet coke on the way to her trailer to change.
Twilight’s Ashley Greene recently shot a 3-episode arc for Pan Am in a ’60’s style pencil skirt and bouffant hairdo. Ashley, who’s first episode aired on December 4, plays Amanda, a childhood friend of Ted (Michael Mosley).
Today, Christina and her co-stars are back on location. You can catch them, and their chic retro wardrobe, filming around East 71st and Madison Ave in NYC this afternoon.
Has ABC canceled ‘Pan Am’? Series star Karine Vanasse sent a vague tweet about the future of the series.
“Well, we received THE call, #PanAm is only coming back for one more episode after Christmas,” she said on Twitter. “But up to the end, we’ll give it our all!”
The series, set in the 1960s, followed a group of young stewardesses and pilots as they traveled the world as part of Pan American World Airways. Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Kelli Garner, Mike Vogel and Michael Mosley round out the cast.
The show debuted to solid numbers, the premiere was watched by more than 11 million viewers, but subsequent episodes dropped sharply in total viewers. The most recent episode was watched by 5.6 million viewers.
ABC left the series off its midseason schedule, replacing it with ‘GCB.’ The network is still maintaining the show has a shot at a second season. “Pan Am’ is not canceled — it’s shooting and airing 14 episodes and is still in contention for next season,” a rep for ABC told AOL TV.
“Nothing has changed,” another ABC rep said. “We are not canceling ‘Pan Am.’ We are still in production and will continue to be in production finishing the original 13 episodes plus one more additional one. We have one more original episode this coming week, Dec. 4 and then will return in January with new episodes, airing all of them. ‘Pan Am’ is still in contention for next season. We won’t know about that until our upfront announcement in May.”
‘Pan Am’ is one of two network period dramas to launch in the 2011 season. The other, ‘The Playboy Club,’ was canceled after three episodes.
UPDATE, 11/30/11: Vanasse now says she was mistaken. “Sorry for the confusion #PanAm fans; there are still 5 new episodes to air until February : )”
As of ABC Press Release, Pan Am is going steady and even a rise in ratings!! Hope it keeps going!!
“Pan Am” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s “Pan Am” bested its CBS drama competition among key demos, leading “CSI: Miami” by 8% with Adults 18-34 (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/3) and by 20% with Women 18-34 (1.8/5 vs. 1.5/4).
* Drawing is biggest overall audience in 3 weeks (5.7 million), ABC’s “Pan Am” rose week to week in Total Viewers (+10%), Adults 18-49 (+6%), Women 18-49 (+9%) and Women 25-54 (+15%).
Take four very spirited stewardesses, two manly pilots, a hostile war zone and tropical storm conditions and mix them together. What do you get? ‘Unscheduled Departure,’ an action-packed episode of ‘Pan Am’ (Sun., Nov. 13, 10PM ET on ABC).
“This is actually my favorite episode,” Margot Robbie told AOL TV on the New York set of the ABC drama. “I think it’s my favorite episode so far. Berlin, I really, really love, but this one I literally couldn’t put the script down, and I’m not just saying that.”
In ‘Unscheduled Departures,’ the crew encounters serious turbulence — both inside and outside the plane — on the way to Caracas, Venezuela. A passenger suffers a heart attack and it turns out there’s no doctor on board the flight. Ted (Michael Mosley) and Colette (Karine Vanasse) venture out on their own to find help.
“It was one of my favorites too,” Mosley said. “There’s just an adrenaline to it that’s just really exciting. In prior episodes, there’d be two or three of us here and there, going off to do different things. In this one, we’re all facing the same direction.”
While searching for a doctor and medicine, Colette gets to use her native language.
“We take off, we’re not supposed to go to Haiti, but finally because of a hurricane and because of somebody being sick on the plane, we have to land,” Vanasse said. “Once we land, we sort of see that, well, we didn’t chose the right place to land.”
Along with the drama off the plane, the ladies have to deal with guest star Aaron Diaz. In the episode, the multi-talented Mexican star plays Miguel, a charming and wealthy passenger who has charmed the stewardesses with promises of yacht trips.
“It’s like an action movie in one episode,” Robbie said. “It’s incredible … The stakes are so high, it’s gripping.”
Check out an exclusive preview of the episode below.
On Sunday night’s episode of “Pan Am,” we certainly saw a rather interesting diversion for Margot Robbie’s character of Laura — rather than get closer to being with Ted in this past episode, she ended up having a brief relationship with Joe, an African-American sailor that was treated poorly by a number of people for circumstances beyond his control.
So what’s goint to happen here? Speaking to E! News, Robbie says that Ted and Laura will not be on the backburner for particularly long:
“I was really surprised too, because I thought that they were definitely going to make that storyline happen first. But Laura and Ted kind of rekindle that in future episodes. In fact, in the next episode there is a lot more of Laura and Ted love interest storyline. It’s so sweet and it’s so fun.”
These two have already had one memorable storyline this season courtesy of trying to get an engagement ring back — so we’re excited to see what happens next.
The UK are set to take off with the showing of “Pan Am” On UK Channel, BBC Two:
Mike Vogel, Margot Robbie and Karine Vanasse star in US period drama Pan Am, due to start on BBC Two on Wednesday 16 November 2011.
The iconic Pan American World Airways comes under the spotlight this week with a documentary on the story of Pan Am on BBC Two on Saturday 12 November 2011 followed by the first two episodes of Pan Am, a 22-part period drama, on Wednesday16 November 2011. Set in 1963, the show follows the lives of four hostesses and two pilots as they help shape the pioneering airline.
The star is pilot Dean Lowrey (played by Mike Vogel), the first of a new breed of flyers not trained in the war. A farm boy, he is a bit young for the responsibility he is given but wants to prove himself to the airline. His co-pilot is Ted Vanderway (played by Michael Mosley), who in contrast comes from a wealthy family, but one with a dark secret.
The hostesses are rebellious Maggie Ryan (played by Christina Ricci), flirtatious Colette Valois (played by Karine Vanasse) and sisters Kate (played by Kelli Garner) and Laura (played by Margot Robbie) Cameron.
What happens when you add four stewardesses, a plane full of sailors, and an unlimited amount of alcohol?
We talked to Pan Am’s Australian beauty Margot Robbie and she reveals the new man in Laura’s life, the fate of your favorite couples—and the answer to that question!
And that answer is: “A really funny scene!”
Robbie explains, “It was hilarious because they had been in a submarine for the last six months, so they were going crazy and having this massive party on the plane!” We’d like a window seat on that flight, please!
And it seem like one of the stewardesses has a thing for men in uniform. Robbie reveals that Laura’s runaway-bride label will soon be disappearing after tonight’s episode. “For my character there is a new love-interest and he is an African-American sailor, which is obviously really topical because in 1963 racism was just so much more prevalent than it is today,” Margot says. “It’s a controversial storyline, but it is beautifully written.” Hmm, we’re sensing a possible star-crossed lovers type of thing, and so who exactly is this potential new beau in Laura’s life? Friday Night Lights’ Gaius Charles plays the hunky, yet oh-so-proper character Joe and their scenes together are simply electric.
However, one show still waiting in the wings is the fantastic but, lower rated Pan Am since the show only got an order for five more scripts, which doesn’t guarantee that more episodes will be ordered to air. It’s only slightly below the line of what ABC wants out of the drama, but the great cast, intrigue, romance and more have made it a surprisingly enjoyable addition to the set of series recordings on my DVR. So it sounds like all you Nielsen families and viewers need to tune in and give it a chance, because it’s really quite stellar and you can’t go wrong with lovely ladies like Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Kelli Garner. Here’s hoping Pan Am joins the ranks of these other ABC shows sooner that later.