Entourage Crew Weighs In on Series-Ending Sadness and Their Possible Big-Screen Romp

Vinny Chase & Co. are officially back in action on HBO’s Entourage (Sundays at 10:30/9:30c), so what can fans look forward to throughout the remainder of its final season? When creators Doug Ellin and Mark Wahlberg, as well as the cast of TV’s most notorious boys club, dropped by the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, no topic was off limits — including that buzzed-about big-screen take on the showbizzy series.

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Guys Just Wanna Have Fun | When all is said and done, the consensus is that Entourage will be remembered for exactly what it was — a fun ride. “I really wanted [the finale] to have a feeling more than anything else,” Ellin explained. “To leave … the audience feeling like they loved hanging with these guys.” The series-ender is “not open-ended,” adding that there are “no major deaths” during the final season. Instead, expect “a vibe of where we were back in year one.”

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do | …especially when it’s with an eight-year-old series. “We’re all choked up,” Adrian Grenier expressed. “It’s not only sad to say goodbye to each other, but to what we created.” Added Kevin Connolly, “It’s been hard…. And as we sit here right now, this is literally the last time we’ll all be together for this show.” Jerry Ferrara called the ending “very, very bittersweet for me.”

A Golden Opportunity | Jeremy Piven — who brought Ari Gold, the series’ most iconic character, to life, amassing three Emmys along the way — said, “This season feels like our best. It’s so gratifying to finish this way. Ari has always been such a reactive character, and to humanize him in this last year was a gift that Doug gave to me.”

Ready for Takeoff | Kevin Dillon accidentally divulged that the series’ very final scene was shot at the Van Nuys airport — so make what you will of that tiny scooplet.

Men on Film | So, about that movie…. Wahlberg revealed that he is definitely on board with an eventual Entourage flick. “I’ve said that if I have to finance it myself, I’ll do it,” he joked. “I certainly hope that this has a chance to become a feature film.” Providing a more definitive answer — and likening the possible end product to a Hangover-style lark –  Ellin said, “We’re gonna do a movie. It’s just a question of when and how quick… and then we’ll make it happen.”

Comments (30)

  • Who in the world would want to see an Entourage movie? I’m not being snarky for the sake of it. I’m genuinely baffled at the notion of anyone being excited for it.

    Comment by Dryden – July 29, 2011 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love to see a movie

      Comment by t.t – July 29, 2011 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t see the movie appeal either. It seems they have taken steps to reduce the fun of the show season by season. Viewers don’t want to explore these characters, that’s not why we started watching. We want these guys to have fun. Let Drama fly off the handle. Let Ari be himself. I am hopeful for the final season but we aren’t off to a good start.

      Comment by Adam Newland – July 29, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you are absolutely crass everyone one likes entourage wants to see the movie please dont post on here if you have nothing valuable to say

      Comment by Craig Bellamey – July 29, 2011 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have no idea what about his comment was crass. Off-topic, maybe, but he presented his opinion in a polite and reasonable way. I don’t know what your definition of crass is, but perhaps you should check a dictionary before using words like that.

        Comment by Amos Evans – July 29, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah I don’t think crass is the right word either, but Amos the first poster was not polite or reasonable. His question “who in the world” is just ridiculous. He can’t imagine anyone wanting to see more Entourage? Really? How about people that like the show? Mind blowing eh?
          That’s just a disingenuous way of I don’t know complaining about a show he doesn’t like or stopped liking or something(trolling).
          And polite my foot – he can say he’s not being snarky all he wants but then he goes on to say he’s “baffled” that anyone would want to see more Entourage. Yeah, it’s just soooo unimaginable. Sure.

          Comment by notsofamous – July 30, 2011 03:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • To answer that question I’d say myself and the show’s millions of other fans would want to see the movie. Duh!!

      Comment by matt p – July 29, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Anyone and everyone who loves Entourage, including myself, will be excited for a movie. The same reason why all the Sex and the City fans were so excited for the movie. The plain and simple fact that we just want more. We love the characters and how they interact, and we like to see them together, whether it be in a movie or on television.

      Comment by Fidelis – July 31, 2011 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve seen seasons 1-6 on DVD, and I don’t get the “downward spiral” people seem to perpetuate. Taking each season as a sort of movie experience, I think it’s one of the most consistent cable comedies out there.
    Also, Kevin Connelly is so clearly the lead here. Why doesn’t he get recognized more for his great work on the show?

    Comment by Sam – July 29, 2011 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Watch season 7 and you will know what downward spiral theyre talking about.

      Comment by Arthur – July 29, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Anyone that is an entourage fan would love to see a movie. The more entourage the better! As far as kevin connolly the lead… Not even close. Don’t get me wrong… He’s awesome. But jeremy piven is bar far the lead in this series

      Comment by jeremyt – July 29, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well Kevin really is the main character. It even states on the opening credits his name is first.. The story is centered around him. Ari is supporting. BUT ARI does steal the show..

        Comment by bran – July 30, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d love to see a movie and I’m sad that the show is ending. It could last forever!

    Comment by Kasper – July 29, 2011 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its just one of those real shows that makes you feel like you are part of the entourage. No bs tear jerking just what its like to be a star and have your boys around. Movie-yes

    Comment by Chris – July 29, 2011 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see an Entourage movie. I love the show and I am saddened that it has to end.

    Comment by Keith A – July 29, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow love to see a movie best show on tele lesve my brain at the door and just enjoy

    Comment by GAVIN – July 29, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel that the shows ending strong but with the season so action packed the definitely could of done 1 or 2 more seasons following. Their going to leave us wanting so much more and that’s why the movie will be epic and I can’t see it happening for another 2 years after the show ends. Greatest show ever!

    Comment by Mike – July 29, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There better be a movie! After the awards this show has reeled in, it deserves it!

    Comment by Mathew Heon – July 29, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything that brings Adrian back to the big screen is fine by me.

    Comment by Stormy – July 29, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show is awesome, I could easily see a spin-off of Ari with a whole new film star that was introduced in the last few seasons. Ari was clearly my favorite character. Well him and Turtle. I would go to see the movie, no doubt, but I would not be sad if there wasn’t one. I’m thrilled to read that the ending will not be open ended, which is in contrast to how the Soprano’s ended. All shows should end the way MASH did, with style and dignity for the characters.

    Comment by Marc – July 29, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No downward spiral? Anyone remember the startling episode when (gasp !) Vince cut his own hair? Edgy! Time for it to go quietly away

    Comment by Dean – July 29, 2011 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cent percent excited n awaitin for the movie..I’v watched all d seasons untill ep.1 of season 8..n I’ve never seen a series so natural yet special n also the Entourage really feels like it’s their life goin on and not a series..
    I’d love to see more seasons too..as it’s too early an end..
    It can progress further w/o doubt…n so many would like to see..I can assure..
    Love all the Actors n the whole Series!!

    Comment by Karrie – July 29, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why doesn’t johnny drama get enough credit?? He made the first episode of season 8 happen….take away everything he does and his last minute party planning and you have about 80% lame episode…he deserves so much more credit!

    Comment by loops – July 29, 2011 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best show ever. I’m very sad that its ending and I’m looking forward to the movie!!

    Comment by kek – July 29, 2011 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I adore watching entourage. I’d love a film, but only really because it would feel like I’m watching three episodes together… I think the new season is great so far… I like to see vince at the top not the bottom. Ari’s rants are Amazing!!!!

    Comment by Ryan – July 29, 2011 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • all u guys, i read each and every1′s comment plz dont it but i am in favour of the movie completely.. Guys entourage is superb show.. U all get an oppurtunity to see each and every show when it airs for the 1st time… We in India have to wait for good 5-6 mnths after the show ends in USA… So think what is the level of anicipation and crazz is in India we have all have to download to watch the show every time…. So whether the movie is made or not entourage would surely have huge fan following all over the world. But entourage: the movie is long over due

    Comment by sourov bhowmick – July 29, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I literally just started watching this show about 3 weeks ago starting with season 1 episode 1 and and am caught up to season 8. I am HOOKED! This show is perfectly cast and I for one cannot wait to see the movie. I was hoping there would be one!!

    Comment by jamo5866 – July 29, 2011 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring on the Movie guys, the show’s been fantastic and can’t believe its coming to an end.I enjoyed all the seasons and can’t wait to see the final one, so it would be be great to cut all ties with a Movie…make it happen!!!

    Comment by Brian M – July 29, 2011 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Check the opening credits, Kevin Connelly is first. He is the lead character, the supporting actors are just very close to it. Ari is great, but in no means is he the lead in the show

    Comment by Mike – July 29, 2011 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A movie would be great, Sex and the City writers did a great job of turning a series into a series of feature films… I think the writers can do it….. Story is too good and fun for it to be over…

    Comment by Davero – September 18, 2011 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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