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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Moana’ Taps ‘Hamilton’ Helmer Thomas Kail as Director

Thomas Kail, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway’s Hamilton, has been tapped to direct Disney’s live-action take on the studio’s 2016 animated musical sensation Moana. Disney announced the remake earlier this spring and has secured Dwayne Johnson to return to the role of Maui, the grandiose demigod of the wind and sea. Johnson is producing […]

Michelle Williams Says There Are No Oscar Rivalries: “It Isn’t What I Experience With My Peers”

Michelle Williams is shutting down those who think they know what’s really happening on the inside when it comes to the Oscars. The five-time Oscar-nominated actress, who received her latest nod for best actress in a leading role for her performance in The Fabelmans, discussed the 2023 Academy Awards with Yahoo! Entertainment in an interview […]

Hollywood Flashback: Michelle Williams Brought Marilyn Monroe Back to Life in ‘My Week With Marilyn’

Michelle Williams racked up her fifth Oscar nomination this year, for playing Mitzi Fabelman, a version of Steven Spielberg’s mother in his semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans. A decade ago, bringing screen legend Marilyn Monroe to life in My Week With Marilyn earned Williams her third nod. The 2011 Simon Curtis biopic follows Monroe’s experience in London […]

Steven Spielberg Says He “Burst Into Tears” Seeing Michelle Williams, Paul Dano as His Parents on ‘The Fabelmans’ Set

Steven Spielberg is recalling the first time he saw Michelle Williams and Paul Dano dressed up together as his parents while on set for The Fabelmans. During a sit-down with Colbert in a rare television interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which aired Thursday, the Oscar-winning filmmaker explained how a “routine” first day […]

Red Carpet Revelations: Don’t Outshine the Star and Other Unwritten Hollywood Rules

At a world premiere of a new streaming series in Hollywood in February 2022, a castmember walked the carpet in front of TCL Chinese Theatre wearing a bold, asymmetrical top paired with black flare-leg trousers. After fielding a journalist’s compliment, the actress responded with a brief explainer of why she picked the understated yet chic […]

SAG Award Nominees Colin Farrell, Stephanie Hsu, Seth Rogen and More Explain What Makes a Good Co-Star

Sheila McCarthy on Jessie Buckley I first met Jessie Buckley over an email while I was watching her in her extraordinary film Wild Rose. I will never forget her in that. Raw, funny, moving — everything. I tried to be very cool and nonchalant when we first started shooting Women Talking together, but I was […]

Sandra Seacat, Actress and Beloved Acting Coach, Dies at 86

Sandra Seacat, the actress and influential acting coach who as a Lee Strasberg disciple taught the craft to the likes of Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Harvey Keitel, Common, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and many others, has died. She was 86. Seacat died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Monica, family friend and publicist Stan Rosenfield […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Michelle Williams (‘The Fabelmans’)

Michelle Williams, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is one of the most admired stage and screen actresses of her generation. A four-time Oscar nominee, a Tony nominee, an Emmy winner and a two-time Golden Globe winner, she broke into the public eye in her teens as Jen Lindley […]

Sally Field on How Potential Date With Steven Spielberg Led to 50-Year Friendship: “I Can’t Imagine My Life Without Him”

Steven Spielberg focused a lens on his family history in The Fabelmans so it was fitting that Thursday’s Palm Springs Film Awards saw someone he loves like family take the stage to honor his team with a Vanguard Award. Sally Field, who starred as Mary Todd Lincoln opposite Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis’ Abraham Lincoln in […]

“We’re a Little Scary and Powerful”: THR’s Actress Roundtable With Michelle Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh and More

From how they’ve dealt with hearing no to how they’ve learned to say it themselves, the actresses who delivered some of this year’s most memorable performances are sharing their strategies for navigating a changing Hollywood — and a changing world. In November, Emma Corrin (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Claire Foy (Women Talking), Jennifer […]

Seth Rogen on Emotional Filming of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’: “I Saw Him Cry Dozens of Times”

On Sunday night, Steven Spielberg debuted his highly personal new film The Fabelmans at TCL Chinese Theatre, just steps away from where his hand and footprints are memorialized in cement. The movie, which he also co-wrote as well as directed, traces a slightly fictionalized version of his early life and his journey to becoming the […]

Michelle Williams to Receive Gotham Awards Performer Tribute

Michelle Williams is set to be honored with a performer tribute at the 2022 Gotham Awards. The four-time Oscar nominee stars in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Fabelmans, based on the acclaimed director’s own childhood. In the movie, which is set to hit theaters next month after winning the People’s Choice audience award at the […]