Exclusive: Piven Reveals Secrets About 'Entourage' Finale Creditsby Tim Lammers on 08/17/11
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in "Entourage." (photo: HBO)
By Tim Lammers
Although one of his characters in "Spy Kids: All The Time in The World" attempts to recapture lost time, Jeremy Piven knows full well in real life that there's nothing he can do to stop the clock from ticking down to the series finale of "Entourage."
If there's any consolation, Piven said Wednesday, he's glad that the hit HBO comedy is using every last second to wrap up things up.
"I'll give you an exclusive here," Piven told me in an interview. "When you see our last episode, please don't turn off the TV when you see the credits, because there's going to be something in there that will close it all down. It's not over until you see that last credit."
Plus, Piven said, the credits reveal a possible future for Ari Gold and "Entourage" on the big screen.
"Ari will hit a certain conundrum and it will be incredibly satisfying -- at least I believe it is. I hope it's satisfying for people to see how it ends," Piven said. "At the same time his conundrum could very much organically lead to the exploration of a movie. It was really fun to do. It's not hokey at all and not manipulative."
Piven said if he could stop time like in the "Spy Kids" film, he'd leave "Entourage" be. What's done is done and he's glad that that he had a chance to be a part of it in the first place.
"I tell ya man, you can't be too greedy. We've put in eight years and I feel that we finished this year really, really strong and I'm really proud of it," Piven told me. "You have to be able to be happy that it happened that and not sad that it's over."
Appropriately titled "The End," the series finale of "Entourage" is set to air Sept. 11 on HBO.
"Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" opens in theaters on Friday.
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