‘Behind the Candelabra’: Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe talk HBO – Liberace TV movie

HBOWhile there may not be a new episode of “Game of Thrones” or of “Veep” to enjoy Sunday night on HBO, the network is not going to leave you completely hanging when it comes to putting new content on the air. As a matter of fact, there is one of the biggest TV movies of the year debuting in “Behind the Candelabra,” at least if you’re not bleary eyed following a day of binge-watching reruns of “Arrested Development” to refresh yourself before the new season.

This TV movie has itself one heck of an impressing cast, led of course by Michael Douglas as he tries to tell the public and private story of famed pianist Liberace. The video below gives you some insight from Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, and others about the role, and what they all personally found so transfixing about the man and the way in which he performed.

What is the reaction to this going to be? We assume that it will be by and large lauded by critics, mostly because this has become the standard on HBO these days. No one has become better at consistently putting out a good product time and time again, whether it be “Game Change” or “Hemingway and Gelhorn.” Expect this to be a movie that is up for many Emmys later this year, and you have to also give the network a little bit of credit here for some smart scheduling. The Emmy eligibility window for later this year is up within a couple of weeks, and they squeezed this in just in enough time for voters to remember it.

Are you excited to see this air tomorrow night? If you do want to read more on what you will see on “Game of Thrones” when it picks back up, just be sure to visit the link here.

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