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Brian Davids


Since 2018, Brian Davids has conducted over 500 interviews for The Hollywood Reporter, writing primarily out of THR’s genre vertical, Heat Vision. Prior to THR, Davids owned and operated his own marketing company for a decade.

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Sophie Thatcher on ‘The Boogeyman’ and the ‘Yellowjackets’ Scene That Cost Her the Most Sleep

In early 2022, Sophie Thatcher was everywhere. The Chicago native broke out as teenage Natalie on Yellowjackets, the buzziest new cable show at the time, and it led straight into a recurring role on The Book of Boba Fett. She was also the talk of Twitter since she reminded so many people of Juliette Lewis, […]

‘The Boogeyman’ Director Rob Savage on Stephen King’s Blessing and the Very Good Reason Why Disney Had Him Remove a Toy Lightsaber

Above all else, The Boogeyman director Rob Savage wanted what every filmmaker longs for when adapting the work of Stephen King: his blessing. Fortunately, Savage received that and a whole lot more.  Based on King’s short story that was first published in 1973, The Boogeyman changes things up by focusing on the Harper family, as […]

‘Fast X’ Star Daniela Melchior Talks That Moment That Made Audiences Squirm and the Franchise’s Future

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] Four years ago, Daniela Melchior came out of nowhere to land the highly coveted role of Cleo Caza/Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and upon the film’s release in August 2021, she immediately became the heart and soul of the superhero pic. Vin Diesel, who voiced […]

Henry Winkler on That ‘Barry’ Series Finale Shocker: “I Was Speechless”

[This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Barry, “Wow.”] In the end, it wasn’t the Chechen mob or the FBI who finally took down the outlaw assassin Barry Berkman; it was (second spoiler warning!) Henry Winkler’s Gene M. Cousineau.  Of course, Cousineau thought he had already done this when he set up […]

Mark Hamill Talks ‘The Machine,’ His ‘Star Wars’ Future and Joining Mike Flanagan’s Repertory Company

Mark Hamill knows full well that he’s perceived as one of pop culture’s most heroic figures, so he welcomes any opportunity he can get to go against type. In the case of his latest film, The Machine, Hamill and stand-up comedian Bert Kreischer play father and son, and to put it mildly, they get caught […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ Stars Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem Want an Ursula/Triton Spinoff

Melissa McCarthy was definitely on edge when she knew she’d be working with the actor behind Anton Chigurh, Bond villain Raoul Silva and many other intimidating characters, but Javier Bardem quickly disarmed her during their one day of shooting together on The Little Mermaid. McCarthy and Bardem play rival siblings Ursula and King Triton in […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ Filmmakers Talk the Sea Creature Designs, Bypassing “Les Poissons” and Cutting Javier Bardem’s New Song

The Little Mermaid’s brain trust of director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca decided early on that verisimilitude was the name of the game. They knew that their live-action reimagining of the 1989 animated classic couldn’t have it both ways, so they opted for photorealism at every turn instead of a hybrid of realistic and […]

‘Sanctuary’ Star Christopher Abbott Talks His Dark Romcom and ‘Possessor’ Deleted Scenes

Christopher Abbott has quietly become one of the more respected actors on the indie-film scene, and his latest film, Sanctuary, is yet another example why. Written by Micah Bloomberg and directed by Zachary Wigon, Sanctuary certainly has the trappings of a contained psychological thriller, but it’s ultimately a twisted romcom about power dynamics, starring Abbott […]

‘Fast X’ Director Louis Leterrier Talks Those A-List Cameos and the Twisted Scene That Required Approval From the Top

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] Fast X director Louis Leterrier may have joined the Fast Saga in the most unusual of circumstances, but he’s made his presence felt in a big way. Leterrier, who film fans know most as the helmer behind The Incredible Hulk (2008) and the Transporter franchise, replaced Fast mainstay […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ Stars Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King on Re-Creating Ariel’s Hair Flip, Singing Live and Prince Eric’s Dangerous Boots

The Little Mermaid’s Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King created a special bond while filming Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1989 animated classic, and Hauer-King isn’t afraid to be a fanboy of his mega-talented co-star. The Atlanta and London natives play the roles of mermaid Princess Ariel and Prince Eric, respectively, which Jodi Benson and […]

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Star Will Poulter Talks Adam Warlock’s Arc and His “Momentous” Scene with Chris Pratt

[This story contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.] Will Poulter is proud to be your newest Guardian of the Galaxy.  The Emmy-nominated English actor landed the highly coveted role of Adam Warlock in September 2021, and now he’s finally able to openly discuss the redemptive arc for the Sovereign weapon, who was […]

‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Director Steven Caple Jr. on Michael Bay’s Support, ’90s Rap Soundtrack and Reuniting with ‘Creed’ Directors

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts director Steven Caple Jr. isn’t afraid to pick up the phone and ask for guidance. He did it on Creed II when he asked Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone for insight into how best to make a movie in the world of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Rocky Balboa. […]