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Unique celebrity interviews with the staff of Collider. Join us each week as the biggest stars and unique personalities around the internet sit down to discuss their lives and careers. Hosts include Mark Reilly, Perri Nemiroff, Kristian Harloff and Steve Weintraub.

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    Mia Goth Interview: How Nymphomaniac Put Her on the Path to Pearl

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 27:05


    Mia Goth has been quietly amassing one of the most exciting filmographies out there for the last 10 years. Until now, that is. She's delivered standout supporting performances in films like The Survivalist, A Cure for Wellness, Suspiria, and more, but Ti West is the first to fully embrace the powerhouse she is and send her star soaring in a big way by releasing not one but two features in a single calendar year with Goth as the headliner, X back in March and now the prequel film, Pearl.Even after having worked with some of the most iconic directors in the industry like Lars von Trier, Gore Verbinski, and Luca Guadagnino, it wasn't until X that Goth finally got her first lead role in a feature film. One film quickly, or rather immediately, became two when inspiration struck and West got the OK from A24 to film not one, but two movies within the same series. First up would be X in which Goth starred as Maxine, a young woman with big dreams, and also as Pearl, an older woman struggling to cope with the fact that the opportunity to seize her own dreams is long gone. After filming that 1970s-set film, it was back to 1918 to create Pearl's origin story.A young Pearl is desperate to become a star, but her current circumstances make it very difficult for her to go after what she wants most. While her husband (Alistair Sewell) is off fighting in the war, Pearl is stuck at home caring for her catatonic father (Matthew Sunderland) and doing chores around the farm to appease her extremely strict and stern mother (Tandi Wright) who has absolutely no time for Pearl's ambitions. Before long, Pearl's mounting frustration with her situation and ache to become a star spark violent outbursts that tease the women she's become in X.While in Toronto celebrating the North American premiere of Pearl at TIFF 2022, Goth took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to revisit her journey from modeling as a teenager to becoming an actor who consistently picks riveting, bold, and truly unforgettable projects to work on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Fate: The Winx Saga Interview: Abigail Cowen on Season 2 and Identifying Her Need to Act via Stranger Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 39:33


    If you're looking for a good example of someone who put in the work and experienced a steady climb to #1 on the call sheet, look no further than Abigail Cowen. While she has worked on a number of projects outside of Netflix, if you look at her work for the streamer alone she went from having a few lines in Stranger Things to scoring a supporting role in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina where Kiernan Shipka showed her what it means to headline a series, and now Cowen is doing just that starring as Bloom in Fate: The Winx Saga. Just in case you need a little Winx 101, the Netflix series was inspired by the Nickelodeon animated series, Winx Club. In the live-action version, Cowen's Bloom is a teenager from Earth (aka the First World) who discovers that she's actually a fire fairy. She's sent to the Otherworld where she's enrolled at Alfea, a boarding school dedicated to teaching fairies how to master their powers.Bloom's thrown into the deep end, to say the least, in Season 1, needing to absorb a hefty dose of very serious Otherworld history and being tasked with accessing her full power in order to save Alfea from total destruction. However, in the process of doing that, she changes the state of the school quite drastically. When class is back in session in Season 2, Bloom needs to own up to what she's done and figure out her place within that situation, all while dealing with an emerging threat connected to missing fairies.With Fate: The Winx Saga Season 2 now available to stream on Netflix, Cowen joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to recap her journey from her earliest itches to act to headlining a popular Netflix show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Cobra Kai Season 5: Mary Mouser Breaks Down All of Sam's Biggest Moments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 39:54


    There's a slew of reasons why Cobra Kai is a very special series, but after being lucky enough to chat with the cast and creators for five seasons, one particular thing stands out — the Cobra Kai company is packed with people who understand these characters and are deeply dedicated to doing whatever they can to make their journeys stronger and stronger along the way.Mary Mouser made her first appearance on Collider Ladies Night back in August 2020. That was just after news broke that the series would be moving over to Netflix and just before Season 3 debuted on the streamer. A lot has happened since, both for Mouser herself and for Samantha LaRusso, and that's exactly what we're digging into during Mouser's return to Collider Ladies Night — in person!During a round of Dicey Questions, Mouser highlighted, “Our writers are incredible at adapting and writing to these characters that we've probably all co-created at this point.” She continued, “I get to have a say, which is a really cool thing as a young actor to be taken seriously.” A cool thing indeed. A cool thing for Sam who gets a stronger arc courtesy of that collaboration and a cool thing for Mouser herself who's getting the opportunity to establish a foundation for herself in this industry with such a creatively fulfilling project.When we hit the main portion of the interview, I had to follow up and ask Mouser for the very first time she realized her input and her voice were being heard in a way that really mattered. Find out which scene she picked and hear all about Sam's biggest Season 5 moments including the status of her relationship with Miguel (Xolo Maridueña), where things stand with Tory (Peyton List), and so much more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Nazanin Boniadi Revisits Her Journey from Iron Man & How I Met Your Mother to The Rings of Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 29:30


    Prime Video's Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power, is a one-of-a-kind production, but fortunately, Nazanin Boniadi had a slew of past experiences that put her in prime position to make the absolute most of this whirlwind ride.The show takes place during the Second Age. While it may seem like a period of peace and calm, Morfydd Clark's Galadriel senses evil brewing and Boniadi's Bronwyn comes face to face with that evil in Episode 1. Bronwyn is a Southlander. Many years back, their ancestors chose evil over good and their people have been paying for it ever since. They were forced to start from scratch by being banished to baron lands where they're watched over by the elves. Bronwyn, however, is determined to change that. She aims to liberate her people so they can finally move on from their past.With the first two episodes of The Rings of Power now available to stream on Prime Video, Boniadi joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to recap her journey in the industry and pinpoint key moments in her career that prepared her to jump into this epic Prime Video production. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Pre-Party: Meet The Rings of Power Star Markella Kavenagh (Nori Brandyfoot)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 19:21


    Markella Kavenagh already had a handful of experience and credits to her name before jumping into The Rings of Power, but Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings series is about to send her star soaring in a very big way.The show takes place before the events of Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings film trilogies, during the Second Age. While there is some that view it as a time of peace initially, Galadriel, played here by Morfydd Clark, senses evil brewing. While she sets off to face it head-on, Kavenagh's Nori is living the nomadic lifestyle of a Harfoot. Even though Nori is very dedicated to her family, friends, and the community overall, she feels pulled towards bigger things, and that pull becomes especially strong when she encounters a mysterious stranger played by David Weyman.With the first two episodes of The Rings of Power now available on Prime Video, it's time to get to know Kavenagh a bit better. During our Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party interview we retraced her steps from first recognizing her eagerness to become an actor to scoring a role in one of the biggest franchises in pop culture history. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Katja Herbers on Her Journey to Evil, More Demon Kristen and If Sheryl Is Unforgivable

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 40:28


    Ever since Evil first debuted on CBS in 2019, I was told time and time again that it was an absolute must-watch, that this genre mash-up of a show was right up my alley. I'm deeply embarrassed to admit that it took me until summer of 2022 to actually take that advice. But, sure enough, I fell so hard for Evil that now I'm determined to pay it forward — go watch all three seasons of Evil on Paramount+ right now!The show stars Mike Coulter as David, a Catholic seminarian working as an assessor, someone tasked with investigating the legitimacy of miracles and also claims of demonic activity. David does this with the help of Aasif Mandvi's Ben, a contractor who specializes in technology and has a knack for disproving supernatural phenomena via rational explanations. Rounding out the team with a different perspective and set of skills is Katja Herbers' Kristen, a psychologist who doesn't believe in the supernatural but rather that everything has an explanation in science. However, the more cases the team takes, the more Kristen's core beliefs are challenged.Clearly I adore Evil overall, but one particular element of the show that makes it a must-watch series is Herbers' performance. Not only does she deftly weave through complex cases that put everything the character believes to the test, but she goes all-in when tackling every single ounce of it, and given how many genres and tones Evil spans, that makes for a deliciously wide-ranging performance.Given my enthusiasm for the show and her performance, it probably goes without saying that it was the ultimate treat to welcome Herbers to Collider Ladies Night to discuss her journey from Holland to Hollywood and, of course, what went down in Evil Season 3. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Xochitl Gomez Doctor Strange 2 Interview: Auditioning for the MCU, America Chavez's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 37:00


    Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party is all about making sure you're well aware of some of the biggest talent on the rise right now and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Xochitl Gomez most certainly fits that description.She makes her MCU debut in the Doctor Strange sequel as America Chavez, a teenager with the ability to travel the multiverse via star-shaped portals. That power makes her Scarlet Witch's (Elizabeth Olsen) prime target given her desperation to reunite with her children. Fortunately, America crosses paths with Earth 616's Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, with the help of Wong (Benedict Wong) and the other sorcerers of Kamar-Taj, is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her from Wanda.Hear all about Gomez's journey from admiring Katniss Everdeen and starring in Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club series to joining one of the biggest franchises of all time on this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Bailee Madison Talks Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin and Embracing Her Love of Horror More Than Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 42:50


    Bailee Madison has been racking up titles in a variety of genres ever since scoring her first screen credit in 2006's Lonely Hearts, but she's currently in the process of making an especially big mark in horror. Given her passion for genre storytelling and the fact that she's had the opportunity to learn from some of the best of the best over the years, that corner of the industry is mighty lucky to have her, and you can see as much in her latest release, the Pretty Little Liars spin-off series, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.Madison stars alongside Chandler Kinney, Zaria, Malia Pyles, and Maia Reficco as one of five teenagers being targeted by a masked assailant they call “A.” In addition to dealing with creepy texts and dodging A encounters, Madison's character, Imogen Adams, is also mourning the loss of her mother while in the tail end of her own pregnancy. But fortunately, Imogen has the support of Tabby (Kinney), Faran (Zaria), Mouse (Pyles), and Noa (Reficco) in trying to unravel the mystery of A's identity and also in powering through some of her greatest personal challenges. With all 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin now available to stream on HBO Max, Madison joined me for a Collider Ladies Night interview to, yes, discuss all the finale episode's biggest reveals, but also to revisit her journey in the industry thus far which very clearly paves the way to more horror. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Christina Ricci Interview: From Addams Family Values to Yellowjackets

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 39:41


    Collider Ladies Night is all about revisiting lessons learned and discussing how they've influenced the current path a creator is on. In Christina Ricci's case, her decade's worth of experience has led her straight to an Emmy nomination for playing a character who seems to well reflect her greatest ambitions as an artist. Yes, an artist.Ricci is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work playing Misty Quigley in Showtime's Yellowjackets. If you're not caught up on the show, what are you waiting for? Yellowjackets is one of the most enthralling, enigmatic new series to hit screens in recent series, and it also features some of the best ensemble casting of all time.Just in case you need the basics, the title Yellowjackets refers to the name of a 1996 New Jersey high school soccer team gearing up to play in a national tournament. However, on the way there, their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, forcing the girls to go to the extreme in order to survive. In addition to covering the events of 1996, the show also cuts to 2021 where we find the survivors of the incident trying to live normal lives. That includes Ricci's Misty, a former soccer team equipment manager turned care facility nurse. Misty is all about connection and caring for others, but she's certainly made a habit of going about achieving those things in all the wrong ways.During our Collider Ladies Night conversation, we went back to the beginning of Ricci's career and discussed how her goals as a child actor evolved with the rise of independent filmmaking and how all of her experience paved the way to her bringing one of the most enigmatic, darkly fascinating TV characters to screen -- Yellowjackets' Misty Quigley. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Pre-Party: Meet Pretty Little Liars Original Sin Star Chandler Kinney

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 39:11


    Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party is all about giving you the heads-up on newer talent on the cusp of becoming very big and busy, and I've got a whole lot of faith that'll be the case for Pretty Little Lairs: Original Sin star Chandler Kinney.The HBO Max reimagining takes place within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe, but it focuses on five new characters living in a different town. The events of Original Sin unfold in Millwood, which isn't all that far from Rosewood. That's where we meet Kinney's character, Tabby, a film-obsessed high school student who takes great pride in working at the local theater, The Orpheum. However, there's also a growing darkness in Tabby's world. Not only is she struggling with past trauma, but she's also being targeted by an unknown assailant dubbed "A" who's determined to make her and her friends pay for a sin committed by their mothers two decades ago.With all 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin now available to stream on HBO Max, Kinney took the time to join us for a Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party conversation so we could learn more about her journey in the industry thus far, her experience working on Pretty Little Liars and, yes, the biggest reveals of the final episodes. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Rachel Sennott Interview: Stand-up, Pete Davidson and Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 31:02


    You better start catching up on Rachel Sennott's work now because she's amassing must-see credits fast, and with her drive to explore multiple corners of this industry, that list is bound to continue growing at a rip-roaring pace.Sennott first gained notoriety through comedy, specifically in the stand-up and social media spheres. Her star soared in film with the release of Shiva Baby in 2020, which earned her a number of accolades including a nomination for Breakthrough Performer at the Gotham Awards. Now, in her latest release, A24's Bodies Bodies Bodies, Sennott stands out big time in an all-around stellar ensemble, showing off such pitch-perfect line delivery, timing, and improv skills that it's undeniable that nobody could have played the role of Alice quite like she does.The film focuses on a group of friends riding out a hurricane by partying at a secluded family mansion. At one point, they decide to play Bodies Bodies Bodies. Similar to games like Among Us, one person is labeled the killer and the rest have to figure out who that is before they can kill off the other players. The game is especially vicious right off the bat courtesy of the mix of big personalities, building tensions and toxicity, but that intensity soars above and beyond what any of them could have imagined when one player turns up real dead, not game dead.With Bodies Bodies Bodies now playing in theaters nationwide, Sennott took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to discuss how she carved her own unique path from dreaming of becoming an actor to being a downright powerhouse in A24's latest. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Pre-Party: Meet Bodies Bodies Bodies Star Myha'la Herrold

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 25:35


    Myha'la Herrold is on the rise in a big way. Not only is she making waves on HBO's Industry, but she's also an absolute powerhouse in A24's latest release, Bodies Bodies Bodies directed by Halina Reijn.The movie covers what happens when a group of friends opts to ride out a hurricane by throwing a party at a secluded family mansion. During that party, they play a game — Bodies Bodies Bodies. It's basically an imposter game like Among Us. One member of the group is secretly dubbed the killer and the rest of the players have to figure who that is before they can kill off the entire group. The girls can get pretty vicious, so perhaps it's never just a game for them, but things do get especially intense when one player turns up real dead, not game dead.With Bodies Bodies Bodies now playing in select theaters and set for a nationwide expansion on August 12th, Herrold joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party to explain how she went from theater-focused to on-screen star.Hear all about the vital lessons learned from her worst audition, booking HBO's Industry, embracing the frenetic energy of Bodies Bodies Bodies, and so much more in this episode of Collider Ladies Night! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Zoey Deutch Interview: The Positives of Method Acting, Her Producing Goals and Not Okay

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 37:49


    Zoey Deutch has been busy carving her own path in this industry for years now, and it's something special. Not only has she racked up credits that highlight her greatest strengths while also showing off her range in front of the lens, but she's also put a considerable about of time into building her behind-the-scenes resume as well. In fact, her third film serving as a producer is now available to stream on Hulu. It's Not Okay.Deutch also stars in the film as Danni Sanders. When the movie begins, Danni's having a rough go of it in a number of respects. She's an aspiring writer who isn't really excelling at the craft, she's got no social life, and she's struggling to build a social media presence. Desperate to make some improvements online, Danni decides to pretend she's been sent on a trip to Paris, Photoshopping photos from her Brooklyn apartment to gain Instagram followers. Perhaps it can be considered a somewhat harmless lie until Paris suffers an attack and Danni is labeled a hero when she “returns." Rather than fess up and admit the truth, Danni gets caught up in finally having an audience, and continues to present herself as an influencer, advocate, and survivor.It's a bold film that demands everyone involved, but especially Deutch, go full force in depicting this despicable spiral of lies. How exactly does one build the skillset, courage, and know-how to jump into such a project as a producer and a headliner? That's exactly what we covered with Deutch on a brand new episode of Collider Ladies Night.Check out this conversation to hear all about Deutch's experience overcoming Vampire Academy's disappointing reception, the very different but equally memorable experiences she had working with Mark Rylance on The Outfit and Jesse Eisenberg on Zombieland: Double Tap, what her primary goals are as a producer, and so much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Pre-Party: Meet Paper Girls Star Sofia Rosinsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 24:58


    Sofia Rosinsky delivers a true one-of-a-kind performance as Mac Coyle in the Prime Video adaptation of Paper Girls.Mac is the very first paperboy in Stony Stream who's not, well, a boy. Now there's also Camryn Jones' Tiff, Fina Strazza's KJ, and the newest papergirl, Riley Lai Nelet's Erin. Their paths collide in the wee hours of the morning on November 1, 1988, aka Hell Day. The hours after Halloween can get quite rowdy, but Mac, Tiff, KJ, and Erin have a rather unusual experience after encountering some bullies. After the incident, they wind up time traveling to 2019.Paper Girls features A+ casting across the board, but Rosinsky's performance, in particular, feels so incredibly specific to her skillset and her interpretation of the character that it's impossible to imagine anyone else bringing Mac to life with such personality and color. It's quite the achievement for an actor who's just 16 years old, and it's something that signifies that whatever that “special something” is, Rosinsky has it.Hear all about how Rosinsky's inspired by Alec Guinness, how her version of Mac evolved from audition to finished show, what she appreciated most about working with Strazza, Jones, and Nelet, her hopes for Mac in Season 2, and so much more on this edition of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jenny Slate Interview: From SNL & Big Terrific to Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 32:47


    Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer Camp, and Nick Paley did it. They took the 2010 internet sensation, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On the short film, and expanded the concept into a full feature. And they didn't just figure out a way to make it work. They crafted a deeply moving exploration of connection and community, far exceeding expectations and delivering a film that's currently a favorite of 2022.In the new movie, Marcel, a talking shell with shoes on voiced by Slate, is living with his Nana Connie (voiced by Isabella Rossellini) in a home being used as an Airbnb. They used to be part of a thriving community there, but their loved ones vanished, challenging Marcel and Connie to figure out how to survive on their own as tiny shells in a big house while also coping with their loss. However, when a documentary filmmaker (Camp) moves in, Marcel winds up with an unexpected opportunity to try to track down their loved ones.With Marcel the Shell with Shoes On getting an expanded theatrical release on July 15th, I got the chance to chat with Slate about the movie and so much more during an episode of Collider Ladies Night. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Stranger Things: Natalia Dyer Revisits Nancy's Journey from Playing by the Rules to Bravely Facing Danger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 40:29


    Stranger Things features a number of powerful character arcs, but a personal favorite of the bunch is Nancy Wheeler's evolution from timid student finding her way in the high school social scene to a sheer force who's willing to throw herself into danger to fight for her loved ones. That epic transformation is exactly what we break down in this new edition of Collider Ladies Night with Nancy Wheeler herself, Natalia Dyer.In Season 1 of Stranger Things, Nancy is inspired to step up and face the Upside Down after Barb's (Shannon Purser) disappearance. It's a mighty powerful early point of change for the character, and it's something that the Duffer Brothers continued to build upon as Nancy's circle of loved ones grew and as the threat of the Upside Down intensified. Throughout much of Season 2, Nancy teams with Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) to expose Hawkins Lab, and then in Season 3, she applies that tenacity to overcoming intense disrespect from the staff of the Hawkins Post to see an investigation through that proves vital to battling the Mind Flayer.As we see in Stranger Things 4, Episode 9, “The Piggyback,” every single character proves vital to the plan to defeat Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower), but Nancy in particular shows off an especially essential ability to assess the threat and figure out what's necessary to power through the mission, a quality that will undoubtedly be crucial to saving Hawkins in the show's final season.Hear all about Dyer's journey from discovering her passion for acting to becoming a Netflix powerhouse on this episode of Collider Ladies Night! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Boys Season 3 Spoilers with Claudia Doumit: Victoria Neuman's Complex Internal Conflict

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 37:16


    Claudia Doumit is on fire as Victoria Neuman in Season 3 of The Boys. She did make a big impression when she was first introduced in Season 2 of the Prime Video series, but we had to wait nearly the entire season to see what Neuman was really capable of. Now, in Season 3, not only is Neuman less secretive about her head-popping ability, but she's also proving to be one of the most complex characters to track.Neuman may convey a certain set of goals and values to the public, but deep down, she's got a top-secret agenda that she's determined to see through to protect her daughter, Zoe (Olivia Morandin).You don't become this skilled at conveying multiple emotions and intentions in a single moment without some serious training and experience, and Doumit has certainly put in the work in that respect. With Season 3 of The Boys now available to stream in its entirety, Doumit joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party to recap how she went from getting rejected from acting schools in Australia to starring in one of the hottest shows on Prime Video. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Geena Davis Career Interview: Thelma and Louise, The Fly, Beetlejuice and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 39:33


    Geena Davis is a force in this industry. Not only is she a hugely talented Academy Award-winner with a slew of iconic titles on her filmography like Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, Beetlejuice, and more, but she's also actively working to change this industry for the better via the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and also through the Bentonville Film Festival. If that's not the definition of a perfect guest for Collider Ladies Night, I don't know what is!With Bentonville having just celebrated its eighth year, Davis took the time to join me for a Collider Ladies Night interview to revisit some of her past titles and discuss exactly how those experiences sparked the goals she fights for today.Find out what she had to see about Beetlejuice, Thelma and Louise, and so much more on this edition of Collider Ladies Night! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Pre-Party: Meet The Umbrella Academy Star Ritu Arya

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 32:12


    The cast of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy was electric in Season 1. One's got to imagine it's a challenge to join such an ensemble and encourage the audience to fall for your character just as hard, but Ritu Arya did just that in the second season as Lila Pitts.When we first meet Lila in the hit Netflix series, her adoptive mother, The Handler (Kate Walsh), has her assisting in her mission to overthrow the authority at The Commission so she can assume control. However, after succeeding in that plan, Lila comes to learn that The Handler is responsible for the murder of her biological mother and stepfather, putting their entire relationship in question. Diego (David Castañeda) and the Umbrellas try to convince Lila that they can be her family, but after The Handler is shot, Lila opts to take off with the briefcase.Season 3 picks up immediately after the events of Season 2 with the Umbrellas making their way home sweet home to present-day New York — or so they think. Their home now belongs to The Sparrow Academy, an alternative version of their super-powered family. Ultimately, Lila does make her way back to the group to test this notion of family in an unexpected way; she tells Diego that they had a son together, Stanley (Javon Walton).With The Umbrella Academy Season 3 now available to watch — or, let's get real, to binge on Netflix, Arya joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party to retrace her steps in the industry and discuss how she scored a role on one of the streamer's hottest shows. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sadie Sink Interview: From Broadway Dreams to Stranger Things

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 27:53


    Sadie Sink's star is soaring. And it has been ever since Stranger Things 2 hit Netflix in October of 2017. But since, Sink has made the absolute most of every single opportunity to come her way, proving her boundless range and astronomical promise in this industry. Not only is she a sheer force in her first lead role in a feature film playing Ziggy in Fear Street 1978, but she also shines in Taylor Swift's All Too Well: The Short Film, will star in Darren Aronofsky's next film, The Whale, and, to top it all off, she delivers what I truly believe is an Emmy nomination-worthy performance in Stranger Things 4. Sink is a true standout in front of the camera, so it's shocking to think that there was a time when Sink envisioned her career being solely on the stage, not on screen.While we wait for Strange Things 4 Volume 2 to drop on Netflix on July 1st, Sink joined me for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to recap her journey from her earliest inspirations to Stranger Things megastar. Hear all about her time working on the stage, how she made the pivot to screen, what she imagines Max went through between Stranger Things 3 and 4, what it was like filming "Dear Billy," and so much more in this interview! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Pre-Party: Meet The Summer I Turned Pretty Star Lola Tung

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 30:43


    If you've binged Prime Video's The Summer I Turned Pretty, I'm willing to bet you want to know everything about the film's star, newcomer Lola Tung! If you fit that description, you've come to the right place. In this episode of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party, we recap how Tung went from playing the Tin Man in a school production of The Wizard of Oz to headlining the latest Jenny Han adaption for Amazon. Tung leads the series as Belly, a teenager who always spends her summers at Cousins Beach with her family and their close friends the Fishers. Belly's always been the youngest of the bunch, the little sister to her brother Steven (Sean Kaufman) and also to the Fisher boys, Conrad (Christopher Briney) and Jeremiah (Gavin Casalegno). That kind of connection and coming-of-age awkwardness hasn't done much for Belly's crush on Conrad, but this summer is different. This is the summer Belly "turned pretty." Check out this The Summer I Turned Pretty interview to get to know Tung and to hear all about her journey from studying drama in school to tackling her very first professional acting gig. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Leslie Bibb Career Interview: Iron Man, Private Parts, Popular Playing Satan and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 64:48


    Leslie Bibb did it. She put in the work, honed her craft, powered through the lows, and now tackles one film or television project after the next. Is it smooth sailing? Not always, but thanks to a journey that included a whole lot of determination and excellent mentorship, Bibb now gets opportunities like God's Favorite Idiot, a new Netflix series that lets her swing for the fences playing Satan. The show is created by Ben Falcone who also stars in it as Clark. One day, Clark is struck by lightning and the next, he glows. Turns out, that lightning strike wasn't a random occurrence. It happens because Clark's been chosen by God to help spread peace in an effort to ward off an impending apocalypse. Someone he'll have to go up against in that pursuit? Bibb as Satan. With God's Favorite Idiot now available to stream on Netflix, Bibb joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to revisit some of her journey from hitting it big with Popular to scoring a dream opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out what she had to say about working on Private Parts, Iron Man, Trick 'r Treat, God's Favorite Idiot, and so much more in this interview! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DeWanda Wise on Jurassic World Dominion, Exiting Captain Marvel and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 31:06


    If you're not familiar with DeWanda Wise, get ready for that to change because she is one of the best new additions to the Jurassic franchise since the release of the 1993 original. Come June 10th, you'll get to meet Kayla Watts in Jurassic World Dominion. She's a contract pilot who gets gigs from Biosyn, a biotech company that created a safe haven for dinosaurs in the Dolomites in Italy. She's usually all business — complete an assignment, get the money, move on — but when she crosses paths with Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt), she's compelled to change course. In honor of Jurassic World Dominion's big debut, Wise took some time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night. While Dominion may mark her very first massive studio blockbuster, Wise has been busy racking up impressive titles for quite some time including Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, the delightful romantic comedy Someone Great, and so much more. Hear all about it on this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Everything Everywhere All At Once Interview: Stephanie Hsu

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 44:34


    Everything Everywhere All At Once is changing the game in a very big way for breakout star Stephanie Hsu. No synopsis can do the full film justice, but just in case you've yet to experience the phenomenon, Everything Everywhere All At Once focuses on Michelle Yeoh's Evelyn Wang, a woman struggling to keep her family's laundromat afloat with her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan). Evelyn is so wrapped up in that, filing her taxes, and her father's (James Hong) arrival from China that she fails to notice how much her daughter Joy (Hsu) really needs her. As though things couldn't get more complicated, in comes another version of her husband, Waymond from the “Alphaverse.” The multiverse is in danger, and he thinks that Evelyn has the power to save it. Everything Everywhere All At Once began racking up positive reviews out of its SXSW world premiere and gained even more before hitting theaters on March 25th. From there, the film's star continued to soar, inspiring many to give this wacky multiverse adventure oozing with heart a go. In fact, it's currently getting mighty close to becoming A24's highest-grossing release at the domestic box office. It's a marvel of a movie that could and should continue to make waves through 2022. Admittedly, I was a little late to the game on Everything Everywhere All At Once, only catching the film two weeks into its theatrical release, but you can bet the first thing I did when I got home from the screening was send the necessary emails to get Stephanie Hsu on an episode of Collider Ladies Night. Check out this episode of the show to hear all about Hsu's journey from thinking she'd stick to experimental theater to booking roles in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Everything Everywhere All at once! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sasha Lane Talks Spider-Man Audition, Booking Loki & Making Conversations with Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 40:26


    With Conversations with Friends now available to stream on Hulu, Sasha Lane joins Perri Nemiroff for an episode of Collider Ladies Night! Not only is Lane a one-of-a-kind talent, but she's also had a one-of-a-kind journey in the industry thus far. Lane didn't have ambitions to become an actor, rather she was approached by director Andrea Arnold while on spring break to be in her film, American Honey. Even after American Honey's success, Lane had some apprehensions about pursuing a career in Hollywood, but fortunately, she had supportive forces like Riley Keough and producer Lars Knudsen in her corner nudging her forward. Check out this edition of Collider Ladies Night to hear all about that first encounter with Arnold, Lane's first auditions after American Honey's success, why her Spider-Man audition didn't feel quite right but Loki sounded like an MCU project that would be a great fit, why Conversations with Friends felt like a project well worth committing to, and loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Wilds Interview: Reign Edwards on the Loss of Nora and Rachel's Hand

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 30:05


    With a new season of The Wilds now available to stream on Prime Video, it's time for a brand new episode of Collider Ladies Night with one of the show's hugely talented cast members. We were lucky enough to have Mia Healey on for Season 1, and now it's time to put the spotlight on Reign Edwards for Season 2! Edwards' Rachel is central to one of Season 1's biggest cliffhangers. After finally getting to a better place and heading back into the water, Rachel is attacked by a shark in the finale episode. Not only does she lose her hand during the encounter, but she also loses her sister, Nora (Helena Howard). It's hard to imagine much bigger character challenges to tackle for an actor, but Edwards was ready for it. During our Collider Ladies Night conversation, we retraced her steps in the industry which revealed a few key influences and production experiences that gave her the tools she needed to tackle such deeply emotional material with great nuance and heart. Check out what she told us about The Wilds Season 2, The Bold and the Beautiful, MacGyver, and more on this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Imogen Poots on Her Journey to Prime Video's 'Outer Range'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 43:45


    With Outer Range's eight-episode run on Prime Video now complete, Imogen Poots took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to revisit her journey from her earliest credits to joining the cast of Amazon's supernatural Western. Outer Range puts the spotlight on Josh Brolin's Royal, the head of the Abbott family who's doing everything he can to keep their ranch up and running. Royal's already got quite a bit to sort through when the show opens, but things get increasingly complicated when he gives a backpacker (Poots) the OK to camp on his property and then even more so when he discovers an enormous, inexplicable hole on his land. As always on Collider Ladies Night, we made our way through as much of Poots' filmography as possible in an effort to pinpoint the steps needed to reach her latest release, Outer Range. Many lessons were learned along the way, but some of the projects that made the biggest impression were the ones that helped her figure out the types of stories she wanted most wanted to tell, projects like Green Room, Need for Speed, and Roadies. Hear all about that and dig into some very curious Outer Range spoilers with Poots on this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pre-Party: Meet Lily Sheen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 21:15


    Make way for Lily Sheen - and also a brand new subseries of Collider Ladies Night called Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party! In an effort to shine an even bigger spotlight on emerging talent, we're expanding the Ladies Night brand to include a series of stripped-down long-form interviews with industry newcomers to give you the opportunity to get to know them, learn more about their first big projects, and to get a sense of their career goals moving forward. No games, no cutaways — just an in-depth conversation focusing on the guest's passion for their craft and future ambitions. And who better to start with than Lily Sheen? Someone who's had a foot in the industry her entire life courtesy of her parents, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen, and is now breaking out on her own with a major role in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The movie stars Nicolas Cage as a fictional version of himself. Not only is he struggling to find fulfilling work and pay off some serious debt, but Nic is also drifting away from his daughter, Sheen's Addy. He desperately wants to share all of his passions with her, but has a hard time understanding and staying open-minded when she expresses different interests. In an attempt to make progress with one of those challenges, Nic reluctantly accepts a $1 million offer to attend a superfan's (Pedro Pascal) birthday party in Mallorca. However, while there, Nic is shocked to find a kindred spirit who shares his love of storytelling, and also someone who inspires him to prioritize other elements of his life, like his family. With The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent in theaters nationwide, Sheen helped us kick off Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party with a 20-minute conversation covering her journey in the industry thus far. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Jessica Williams' Journey From Daily Show Correspondent to Wizarding World Witch

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 40:40


    With Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore due out in theaters on April 15th, Jessica Williams joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to discuss how she went from Daily Show correspondent to picking up the wand and joining the Wizarding World franchise. After making a brief cameo appearance in The Crimes of Grindelwald, Williams' Professor Eulalie Hicks becomes a main player in the third film of the Fantastic Beasts series. She's a charms professor at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who has a history with Jude Law's Albus Dumbledore. When Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) starts making new moves to assume control of the Wizarding World, Dumbledore knows he won't be able to stop him alone so assembles a team of the best of the best in an effort to take him down. That team includes someone who's especially skilled in defensive magic, Williams' Lally. Williams' star soared when she became the youngest Daily Show correspondent in 2012. While her run on that show could lead some to believe that success as a comedian and host is the main career goal, acting is actually Williams' top priority and has been ever since she was a kid courtesy of the support and encouragement she got from her family, especially from her grandmother. Hear all about that, get the play-by-play of her Daily Show audition, find out how Williams deals with on-set challenges and loads more on this episode of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Judy Greer Revisits Her Career from Jawbreaker to The Thing About Pam

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 31:14


    It's time for a Collider Ladies Night bucket list guest! With The Thing About Pam in the midst of its run on NBC (and streaming on Hulu), Judy Greer took the time to join Perri for an extended interview. The Thing About Pam is based on the true story of Pam Hupp, played by Renee Zellweger. When her best friend Betsy (Katy Mixon) is found dead in her home, Betsy's husband Russ (Glenn Fleshler) becomes the prime suspect when all eyes should really be on Pam. However, when prosecutor Leah Askey (Greer) takes the case, her determination to win leaves Pam free and clear to continue manipulating the situation and hatching deadly schemes along the way. It's flat-out impossible to cover Greer's mile-long filmography in a single episode of Collider Ladies Night — or even a fraction of it for that matter. But we did touch on a number of pivotal experiences as she made her way from 1999's Jawbreaker to starring alongside Renee Zellweger in The Thing About Pam. Hear all about it on this episode of Collider Ladies Night! Help raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts via The Winnick Foundation here: www.thewinnickfoundation.org Raise funds for Ukraine via International Medical Corps: https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/ Raise funds for Ukraine via Save the Children: https://www.savethechildren.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Katheryn Winnick Revisits Vikings and Discusses Plans to Direct Big Sky

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 39:13


    Katheryn Winnick is a true powerhouse in the action realm. She's proved as much with her stunts and fight choreography in Vikings, and now she's an absolute force playing Jenny Hoyt on Big Sky. At the start of the ABC series, Jenny, an ex-cop, is compelled to get back to work as a private detective after the disappearance of her husband (Ryan Phillippe). Alongside partner Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), Jenny commits herself to helping the residents of Helena, Montana via Dewell & Hoyt Private Investigations. However, Season 2 sees a career shift for the character. Jenny opts to leave Dewell & Hoyt to wear the badge again, and that winds up putting even more resources at her fingertips while dealing with a drug cartel stirring up trouble in Helena. With Big Sky Season 2 well underway, Winnick took a little time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to recap her journey from starting a martial arts school at 16 to starring in Vikings and Big Sky! Help raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts via The Winnick Foundation here: www.thewinnickfoundation.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brittany Snow Talks X and How Pitch Perfect Made Her Fall in Love With Acting Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 30:56


    Brittany Snow stars in Ti West's X as Bobby-Lynne, a member of a group of filmmakers who head out to a remote farm in rural Texas to shoot an adult film. When their elderly hosts find out what they're really up to on their property, it kicks off a mighty violent killing spree. With X now playing in theaters nationwide, Snow took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to recap her journey to this new film. She looked back on scoring her role in American Dreams and the magic of the Pitch Perfect franchise, discussed the importance of working with an intimacy coordinator on X, dug into a few X spoilers, and loads more! Check it out for yourself in this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Vikings: Valhalla's Frida Gustavsson on Quitting Modeling for Acting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 42:01


    Pursuing any career within the entertainment industry is a hugely risky and intimidating endeavor. But not only did Frida Gustavsson tackle that challenge head-on and manage to build a successful career as a model, but then she dared to leave it behind to go after her biggest dream, becoming an actor. Gustavsson is currently celebrating the premiere of the Vikings sequel series, Vikings: Valhalla. The show is set about one hundred years after the events of the original series, during a time of sky-high tension between the Vikings and English royals. When Gustavsson's Freydis Eriksdotter embarks on a harrowing journey from Greenland to Kattegat in an effort to track down a personal enemy, she and her brother Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) reluctantly become heavily involved in the Viking revenge mission against the English. With Season 1 of Vikings: Valhalla now available to stream on Netflix, Gustavsson took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to offer some insight into how exactly she successfully made the pivot from modeling to acting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Peacemaker: How Danielle Brooks Went from Juilliard to DC Hero

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 28:30


    An actor is lucky enough to have one hit show, but here we go again for Danielle Brooks! After seven seasons with the Netflix smash Orange Is the New Black, Brooks is a main player in one of the hottest new shows of 2022, James Gunn's Peacemaker. Brooks plays Leota Adebayo in the HBO Max DC series. She's Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) daughter, but would much rather be running an animal shelter than contributing to the Project Butterfly task force. Trouble is, Adebayo needs to support her family, so she's got no choice but to get into her mother's line of work. No one on the team is especially thrilled about being assigned to work alongside Peacemaker (John Cena), but it's Adebayo who manages to strike up a connection with the impulsive and often obnoxious anti-hero, encouraging him to change for the better. In celebration of Peacemaker's stellar run on HBO Max, Brooks joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to explain how she went from being a 15-year-old aspiring actor admiring a performance of The Color Purple on Broadway to starring in a DC adaptation alongside John Cena. Hear all about her time studying at The Juilliard School, working on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, her hopes for Peacemaker Season 2, and more in this episode of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sarah Silverman Interview: Her Journey from Saturday Night Live to Marry Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 28:50


    Sarah Silverman's had a one-of-a-kind journey in this industry, making the most of the exceptional comedic chops that have been on display since day one and also building on that skill set more and more with each new project. With her newest feature film, Marry Me, now in theaters and available to stream on Peacock, Silverman took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to retrace her steps from her earliest inspirations to her latest releases. As for Marry Me, that one stars Jennifer Lopez as Kat Valdez, a music superstar who's also a power couple with the hugely popular Bastian (Maluma). Just before getting married in front of a massive concert crowd, Kat comes to learn that Bastian's been cheating on her. She goes back out on stage anyway and spirals, making the impulsive decision to marry someone in the audience instead — Owen Wilson's Charlie Gilbert. The spontaneous stunt turns into so much more when the two really do develop feelings for one another. But, can the connection last when they come from such different worlds? Check out this edition of Collider Ladies Night to hear all about why Silverman chose work over college, her one-year run on Saturday Night Live, why Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz made such a big impression on her, what wowed her most while watching Lopez work, and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Joey King Interview: From Child Star to Producing Powerhouse on The In Between

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 30:54


    Joey King is proving to be quite the force in this industry. Her incredible range and screen presence have been on display since day one, but now she's also using her years of experience to further influence her projects for the better behind the scenes, projects like her latest feature film, The In Between. King leads the Paramount+ release as Tessa, a teenager who bounced around foster homes for quite some time growing up and now believes finding “the one” just isn't in the cards for her. However, then she meets Kyle Allen's Skylar. There's an instant spark between the two that blossoms into a love story one could only dream of. But then their romance is cut short when they're involved in a car accident and only Tessa survives. While struggling to cope with what happened, Tessa becomes convinced that Skylar is trying to contact her from the afterlife. With The In Between now available to watch on Paramount+, King joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to retrace her steps in the industry and pinpoint exactly how she built up the skillset to both headline and produce a feature film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Taissa Farmiga's Journey from a Much Needed Nudge from Her Sister Vera to HBO's The Gilded Age

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 41:50


    I've been lucky enough to cross paths with Taissa Farmiga quite a bit over the years for interviews, but a Collider Ladies Night conversation is different. Farmiga's had a one-of-a-kind journey in this industry and during our 40-minute chat, we covered as much of it as possible leading up to her latest project, the HBO series, The Gilded Age.  From Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, The Gilded Age kicks off in the United States in 1882, a time that involved a significant conflict between old money and new ways of amassing enormous fortunes. In the Upper East Side of New York City, the former group includes the Van Rhijn household, led by Christine Baranski's Agnes van Rhijn. Agnes holds tight to the past and keeps an eye out for newcomers who don't belong, like her new neighbors the Russells. That's where we meet Farmiga's character, Gladys Russell. She's the teenage daughter of George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha (Carrie Coon). At this point, Gladys should have made her society debut, but Bertha refuses to let Gladys out of lockdown until she can fill her massive ballroom for the occasion. Trouble is, given that the Russells are new to the area, Bertha is finding it rather difficult to earn a place in the local elite social circle. During our Collider Ladies Night chat, we discussed when her sister, Vera Farmiga, encouraged her to join the cast of her directorial debut, Higher Ground, what it was like joining the ensemble of American Horror Story, how she scored her role in The Gilded Age and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Maddie Ziegler Interview: The Fallout, West Side Story & Passion for Acting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 40:24


    I know it's only the end of January, but trust me when I tell you Maddie Ziegler's new movie is a special one. I had the opportunity to catch The Fallout at SXSW 2021, and the movie has been on my mind ever since. Had it received a 2021 release, it likely would have been a favorite of the year. Now I'm hopeful that will happen in 2022. The film marks Megan Park's feature screenwriting and directing debut. Ziegler stars alongside Jenna Ortega as Mia and Vada, respectively. The two aren't especially close, but when they find themselves in the high school restroom together during a shooting, the shared experience sparks a strong connection that plays a significant role in their efforts to cope with what happened, move in new directions, and attempt to forge forward. Ziegler's got a staggering list of accomplishments for someone who's only 19-years-old, and she shows no signs of slowing down while trying to make the most of both of her passions, dancing and acting. On this episode of Collider Ladies Night, Ziegler looks back on her journey with Dance Moms, discovering her passion for acting, scoring a role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, working with Ortega on The Fallout, and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Peacemaker Interview: How Jennifer Holland's The Suicide Squad Role Became Emilia Harcourt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 41:11


    Jennifer Holland's had an exciting and mighty unique journey in the DC realm thus far. Initially, she was going to play “Comms Tech 2” in The Suicide Squad. That role remained a supporting character but eventually was given a name linking her to the comics, Emilia Harcourt. Now? Harcourt is a main character in James Gunn's Peacemaker series on HBO Max. Talk about an ideal evolution for a franchise character! After contributing to the takeover during Project Starfish in The Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) opted to punish Harcourt for double-crossing her by assigning Harcourt to a mission that requires her to work with John Cena's Peacemaker. Now, not only must Harcourt complete yet another challenging mission, Project Butterfly, but she's got to do so with someone she finds insufferable. With Peacemaker in the midst of its eight-episode run on HBO Max, Holland joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night to discuss the series, and also to explain how her journey in the industry led her to it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Yellowjackets Star Melanie Lynskey Talks Working with Sophie Nélisse, Secrecy and Spoilers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 50:30


    You don't get better than the casting of Showtime's Yellowjackets. The series takes place in 1996 and 2021, following what happens when a high school girls soccer team's plane crashes on the way to nationals and they're forced to do whatever it takes to survive out in the wilderness for 19 months. Then, the 2021 material shows how the survivors are coping with what they've done as they try to outrun a tragedy that's seemingly always on the verge of consuming them all over again. In celebration of Yellowjackets' phenomenal Season 1 run on Showtime, Melanie Lynskey joined us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night. Yes, much of the focus was on Yellowjackets, but that's just one of many stellar titles on Lynskey's filmography. In addition to discussing working on Season 1 and some Yellowjackets spoilers, Lynskey revisited working on Heavenly Creatures, collaborating with Steven Soderbergh, how Miranda Harcourt changed the game for her career and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Scream 5 Star Melissa Barrera Details Her Journey from Telenovelas to Woodsboro

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 25:54


    Melissa Barrera is taking over. She made a huge impression in the Starz series, Vida, but her star soared especially high in 2021 with the release of Jon M. Chu's electric adaptation of In the Heights. Now the trend continues via a headlining role in the new Scream movie. Barrera joins the iconic slasher franchise as Samantha Carpenter, a former Woodsboro resident who returns home when she finds out her sister's been attacked by Ghostface. Along the way, Sam crosses paths with the Scream series big three, Neve Campbell's Sidney, Courteney Cox's Gale and David Arquette's Dewey. While it may seem as though Barrera's a fairly new rising star in Hollywood, she's been mighty busy in this industry for quite some time now and a Collider Ladies Night interview gave us the opportunity to revisit some of those other experiences that paved the way to Scream 2022.  Check out what Barrera had to say about her earliest dream of becoming a pop star, the invaluable lessons she learned from telenovelas, how she'd rank the first four Scream movies and more in this edition of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Cobra Kai Season 4 Interview: Peyton List Revisits Her Journey from Disney Channel to Netflix

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 43:22


    The entire Cobra Kai ensemble shines every single season, but there's no denying that Peyton List is a major standout as Tory in Season 4. When we first met the character in Season 2, Tory joins Cobra Kai and develops an intense rivalry with Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser). And who can blame her? Accusing Tory of stealing her mother's wallet wasn't really an ideal first encounter. Things continue to escalate between the two when Tory strikes up a relationship with Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) only to spot him rekindling his romance with Sam shortly after.  While the school brawl at the end of Season 2 might have seemed to be the peak of this conflict, things only intensify in Season 3 with Sam struggling to cope with the extremely violent nature of the fight and Tory taking advantage of Sam's state every chance she gets. Ultimately though, Sam manages to stand up to Tory in the Season 3 finale and best her during the fight in the LaRusso home. Would that incident put Tory on an even darker path? Is she so consumed by rage that she'll never be able to find her way back? With Cobra Kai Season 4 now available to stream on Netflix, List took the time to join us for an episode of Collider Ladies Night and we dug deep into Tory's evolution throughout the series. But, as with all episodes of Ladies Night, we also went way back to List's pre-Cobra Kai days to get a better sense of the steps she took in order to hone her craft to deliver this big on the hit Netflix show.  Hear about it all on this episode of Collider Ladies Night! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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