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‘Ted Lasso’ Stars Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple Talk Chemistry And Solidarity in Male-Dominant World

The Hollywood Reporter hosted a special sneak peek of Ted Lasso‘s second season on Saturday at the Ross House in the Mount Olympus neighborhood in Los Angeles. The THR Presents event…

“I Wanted to Write a Show About Identity”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Chad’ Creators

Life is not a popularity contest, but high school? Perhaps another story. At the very least, it’s one of the ways life is filtered by Chad Amani, the 14-year-old teenager at the heart of <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/tbs/" id="auto-tag_tbs_1"…

“Our Aim Is to Get at the Essence of the Truth”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Godfather of Harlem’s’ Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Co-Creators

The real-life figure of drug kingpin Bumpy Johnson, or versions of him, has been played in a number of movies over the years, most notably in Shaft, Escape from Alcatraz, The Cotton Club and…

“I Don’t Think You Can Overstate the Impact of That”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Star Sonequa Martin-Green

A milestone of sorts occurred in the third-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery in January, concluding with Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) finally completing her journey to…

“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…

“It’s Like a Monster Movie”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘All In’ Directors Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus on Voter Suppression

Like the tides, the right to vote has ebbed and flowed dating back to Reconstruction in the wake of the Civil War. Stacey Abrams — one of the Democratic party’s brightest stars who was key in…

“Suddenly It Was a Free-for-All”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steve James About ‘City So Real’

On the surface, City So Real, the latest documentary from Steve James and the Chicago-based collective Kartemquin Films, is about the 2019 Chicago mayoral election. But in typical fashion, James (Hoop…

‘We Started Marching With This Story and Doors Opened’: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Ethan Hawke on Adapting ‘The Good Lord Bird’

When Ethan Hawke first read James McBride’s bestselling book The Good Lord Bird about the radical abolitionist John Brown, he was so taken with it that he wanted to give everyone he knew a copy…

“The Show Is a Dystopia:” ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘The Boys’ Team

[This story contains spoilers for The Boys season two.] The Boys, Amazon’s zeitgeisty superhero series, has been hailed for being so in touch with current events that it borders on predicting…

“For Me, the Story Was a Family of Overcoming”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Cynthia Erivo, Courtney B. Vance and the Creators of ‘Genius: Aretha’

Genius: Aretha, as in Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is the latest limited series from Nat Geo to portray the life of a tectonic talent whose gifts, like those of Picasso in a previous…

“It Was a Want, a Must and a Need”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steve McQueen and His ‘Small Axe’ Creative Team

For Steve McQueen, creating Small Axe — his landmark BBC/Amazon five-part anthology film series set within London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s — came from a burning desire…