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Maya Erskine Replaces Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Amazon’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

PEN15 favorite Maya Erskine has replaced Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Amazon’s update of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, star and co-creator Donald Glover revealed Thursday. “She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now,” Glover said in an interview for Interview magazine in which he reiterated The Hollywood Reporter’s previous reporting that […]

‘PEN15’ Co-Creator Maya Erskine on Producing Animated “Jacuzzi” Episode During Pandemic, Pregnancy

Hulu “traumedy” PEN15 is already in the business of stretching the imagination, thanks in part to its grown creators and stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who perfectly encapsulate two awkward, angsty middle-schoolers during 2000. That’s part of what makes the show — which is celebrated by critics for its hilarious depiction of the cringey horrors […]

Maya Erskine on Boundaries, Asian American identity, and Overcoming Her Inner Critic

This article was created in paid partnership with SK-II  While Maya Erskine might not be a household name (or at least, not yet), many people would recognize Erskine as Maya Ishii-Peters in the hit Hulu series PEN15 — a shy 13-year-old girl with a bowl cut, navigating the treachery of seventh grade with her best friend. Co-created […]

FX’s ‘The Choe Show’: TV Review

Los Angeles artist David Choe interviews and paints celebrity friends and acquaintances, including Will Arnett, Maya Erskine, Asa Akira and Rainn Wilson, in this four-part series.

“We’re Dealing With Even Darker Subjects Than You’ve Seen Before”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘PEN15’s’ Anna Konkle

Few people look back on their early teens without grimacing at the memories. But that doesn’t stop the creators and stars of Hulu comedy PEN15 from staring those memories down in all of their awkwardly painful glory. Creators Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine star in the Hulu series (currently on hiatus in the middle of […]