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Next Gen 2015

Next Gen 2015: What Is Your Biggest Pet Peeve About Hollywood?

Jessie T. Usher ('Survivor's Remorse') says the Hollywood parties are far from glamorous: "No one knows each other and everyone says hi because they recognize each other from TV. Those are like the fakest friendships in the world."

Next Gen 2015: Hollywood’s Up-and-Coming Execs 35 and Under

Move over, Moonves: Meet the rising stars behind the stars — including film and TV dealmakers, reps and producers — fronting The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual list of the industry's top execs to watch.

Next Gen 2015: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Jason Mitchell Once Failed His ‘Pitch Perfect’ Audition

"People take me more seriously now," says the former oyster chef of his acting career following the hit N.W.A biopic. "Instead of just having an agent and a manager that believe in me, I have studios that believe in me."

Next Gen 2015: ‘Mission Impossible’ Star Rebecca Ferguson on Returning Tom Cruise’s Phone Call

The 'Rogue Nation' actress went from being rejected for a deodorant commercial audition to landing the attention of Cruise for his blockbuster franchise.

Next Gen 2015: What Was Your Worst Audition?

'Mr. Robot' actor Rami Malek kissed a casting director and 'Straight Outta Compton' star Jason Mitchell's singing skills weren't 'Pitch Perfect.'

Next Gen 2015: Who Is Your Acting Role Model?

'Straight Outta Compton' star Jason Mitchell and 'Survivor's Remorse' actor Jessie T. Usher are both influenced by Will Smith (Usher religiously studies 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air').

Next Gen 2015: John Boyega on ‘Star Wars’ Expectations, Why He Has Six Lightsabers

Boyega plans to give away the lightsabers to certain people — and keep one for himself. "There is one that is open to just swing around a few seconds when I walk around the house," he says.

Next Gen 2015: Why ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Star Jessie T. Usher Religiously Studies ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

The huge Will Smith fan already has an 'Independence Day' sequel under his belt.

Next Gen 2015: New ‘Star Wars’ Stars on Anxiety, Rejection and Sudden Stardom

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley lead THR's annual list of Hollywood talent, age 35 and under, on the rise.

Next Gen 2015: What Is Your Favorite TV Show Right Now?

New young 'Spider-Man' star Tom Holland said it was weird to watch 'Sons of Anarchy' and work with Charlie Hunnam at the same time.

Next Gen 2015: What Is Your Worst Habit on Set?

Ronda Rousey claims she "blinks too much" and Jessie T. Usher calls craft services "evil."

Next Gen 2015: Hollywood’s Breakout Talents Open Up

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley of impending 'Star Wars' fame top THR's annual list of stars age 35 and under on the rise.