'The Post' Screenwriter Officiates Her Own Manager's Wedding: "My Legs Were Shaking"

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Liz Hannah closed out 2018 by adding a new title to her résumé: wedding officiant.

The screenwriter, who won a Golden Globe for The Post and whose new film, All the Bright Places, debuts on Netflix this year, officiated the nuptials of her manager, Echo Lake Entertainment's Brittany Kahan, who married Chris Ward in Los Angeles on Dec. 29. The chilly weather (local temperatures ranged from the 50s to the low 60s) paid off for Hannah.

"Everyone thought my legs were shaking from the cold," she tells THR, admitting that the experience was nerve-racking. Luckily, the couple are "two amazing people who wanted the service to be short, sweet and to the point." Hannah wed TV writer Brian Millikin in 2018.

“Having just gone through my first year of marriage, it was also a very moving experience to reflect on the lessons my husband and I have learned over the year and try to help impart some sense of what they have to look forward to. But, honestly, they made it easy. They’re two amazing, smart, loving, thoughtful people who wanted the service to be short, sweet and to the point. … After such a crazy year, it was wonderful to cap off 2018 with so much love, fun, positivity and champagne.”

A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.