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“Finding the Funniest People Was a Non-Negotiable”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘I Want You Back’ Team

I Want You Back started with a scheme. The romantic comedy, which stars Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood and Gina Rodriguez, follows Day and Slate after they’re both dumped (by Rodriquez and Eastwood, respectively) and decide to form a friendship with the aim of putting their heads together to get their former flames back. The […]

“I Know Somebody Will Come Help Us”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Jose Andres and Ron Howard

Ron Howard and José Andrés met at a conference — they were both featured speakers — several years ago, but their mutual admiration goes back much further. The director-producer knew Andrés through his many successful restaurants and charitable work at World Central Kitchen, and according to the chef, he’s known Howard since his 1984 film Splash. […]

Lisa Taddeo on Writing the Female Experience: “It’s Meant to Make People Feel Less Alone”

Lisa Taddeo has become synonymous with the sex lives of other women. Her explosive debut, Three Women, became a best-seller and an international cultural sensation for her provocative and sensitive retelling of the sexual experiences of real-life subjects. Last June she published her first novel, Animal, a spiritual follow-up to her 2019 book, and this week […]

“There’s an Evergreen Lesson for Liberals”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With the Cast and Showrunners of ‘Gaslit’

When it comes to pop culture source material, the Watergate scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. There have been countless books and movies based on different elements of that particularly surreal — at least when viewed through a pre-2016 election lens — moment in history, from All the President’s Men to Dick. And now, Gaslit enters the canon. The […]

Rob Delaney to Publish Memoir About Losing His Son to Brain Cancer

When Rob Delaney lost his two-year-old son Henry to brain cancer in 2018, he became a member of a club no parent wants to join. Now, the BAFTA-winning actor and comedian is penning a poignant memoir about his experience — and grief-filled journey in the aftermath of Henry’s death — to help others. “Any time […]

“It Feels Like Graduation”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Issa Rae and Cast of ‘Insecure’

Five months after the release of the series finale, the cast and creators of Insecure are back together. The group, including series creator and star Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and castmembers Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Amanda Seales, and Christina Elmore reunited for a THR Presents conversation (powered by Vision Media) dedicated to the end […]

Jon Hamm on His First Film Festival and How He Measures His Own Success

Jon Hamm is on a whirlwind press tour. The actor and his Top Gun: Maverick castmates started in San Diego, where they attended the film’s stateside premiere before flying to the Cannes Film Festival (then flew back out in less than a day). Next, they were off to London, all in pursuit of a grand […]

‘Special’ Creator Ryan O’Connell Hopes Debut Novel Pushes Industry to Greenlight Work of More Disabled Artists

Ryan O’Connell is used to mining his personal life for the greater creative good. His breakout sitcom Special, which ran for two seasons on Netflix and was nominated for four Emmy Awards, was based on his own journey as a gay disabled man coming to terms with his cerebral palsy. He played a version of […]

Sydney Sweeney on Building Her Dream Career and How She Convinced Viewers to Love ‘Euphoria’s’ Cassie

Before she heads into a grueling six-month production of Marvel’s Madame Web — she’ll co-star opposite Dakota Johnson in the top-secret Sony Pictures action flick — Sydney Sweeney will head to Texas to receive the Breakthrough Award at the ATX TV Festival, an honor that caps off a year marked by showstopping turns in The […]

Why Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Are Deadly Serious About Pushing the Comedy Industry Forward

Los Angeles is a car city, and nobody knows that better than Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Before they opened their offices in Valley Village, they did their best work on the road — literally. “We used to write in our car,” says Falcone. “If we could get someone to watch our kids for an […]

‘Conversations With Friends’ EP Lenny Abrahamson on the Value of Slow TV and the Future of Adaptations

[This story contains spoilers from Hulu’s Conversations With Friends.] When Conversations With Friends debuted on Hulu two weeks ago, it did so into a flurry of true crime shows and high-drama reality series. This Emmys season, in which the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s debut novel is hoping to compete, is currently dominated by frontrunners like Squid Game, Ozark and The Dropout. […]

How the Publishing World Is Muscling In on Hollywood Deals: For Authors, “The Future Is Multihyphenate”

This June, when the Netflix film Spiderhead hits the streamer, something revolutionary will happen — but blink and you’ll miss it. Before the opening scene of the dystopian drama starring Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth and Jurnee Smollett, the New Yorker logo will appear on the screen. The script is an adaptation of a 2010 George […]