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It’s easy to spot stars strolling up and down Main Street in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. And, as it turns out, to ask them for impromptu interviews as well.
The Hollywood Reporter bumped into both Terry Crews and Ashley Judd within hours of one another on Jan. 19. Crews, at Sundance with wife Rebecca to promote his film Sorry to Bother You, says that his ordeal (he’s suing WME’s Adam Venit for sexual assault) has opened up new horizons for him in his career.
“Especially with what has been going on with me lately, people are much more receptive to the serious side of Terry Crews, which is good,” he says, noting his critically praised comedic run on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. “I’ll never stop being funny, but some of the best actors that I’ve ever seen specialize in comedy. It’s a natural progression. I’m just getting started.”
Attending the fest primarily as a panelist, Judd, who came forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein in October, said that her experience has shown her how much she loves the business. “I am very glad to have my feet very solidly planted in Hollywood again and to let people know that I love acting, I love working, and I would love to work more,” Judd tells THR. The actress was a featured panelist for a Univision Communications’ event titled “Behind the Camera: Where Diversity Begins.”
A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
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