-In their THR cover story, Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem revealed that they both tried to get out of Being the Ricardos a month before they were scheduled to start shooting.
-Oof, Ben Affleck is getting roasted for all the headlines pulling his quote about how his drinking came from feeling “trapped” in his marriage to Jennifer Garner. It was indeed some shitty, bullshit projecting, but he did say lots of nice things about her in that interview, too.
-Meanwhile, Affleck had a fantastic answer when asked why he thinks The Last Duel flopped at the box office. “It wasn’t one of those films that you say, ‘Oh boy, I wish my movie had worked.’ Instead, this is more due to a seismic shift that I’m seeing, and I’m having this conversation with every single person I know…One of the fundamental ways it’s changing is that the people who want to see complicated, adult, non-IP dramas are the same people who are saying to themselves, ‘You know what? I don’t need to go out to a movie theater because I’d like to pause it, go to the bathroom, finish it tomorrow.’ It’s that, along with the fact that you can watch with good quality at home.”
–Keanu Reeves continues to age like a fine wine.
–Will Forte and Seth Meyers went day drinking and things got really messy, really fast. (How far they take the “if you make me break, I will do a shot” bit is insane. “I cheated on my wife there!”)
-Here’s our first glimpse of Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s The Dropout.
–Alan Ruck is the latest Succession costar to defend Jeremy Strong‘s New Yorker profile: “Well, this is what I think. I think The New Yorker came to Jeremy. They said, “We want to do a piece about you because you’re a wonderful actor and you have this eccentric way of preparing. We think that’s a good story. You want to do it?” And he said, “Yeah,” and he said, “Yes, I do do all those things. I do whatever it takes to bring a character to life”…That’s what he believes he needs to do to get himself into his zone so he can deliver his best work. And does that make him crazy? No. Does that make him a better actor? Well, he thinks it does, but there’s a lot of other actors who are just as good who don’t do that…So I didn’t think that piece was a hit piece. Some people said, “Oh, it was an attack on Jeremy.” I didn’t think that at all. I mean, they laid out these facts. So, this is what this guy does and this is how he prepares, and this is what he’s like on set.”
-Meanwhile, I love this thread on Shiv’s outfits this season. Ever since she left politics and tried to join the corporate world, everything she wears is just a smidge ill-fitting.
-Pitch Perfect’s Adam Devine married Chloe Bridges in Cabo and Vogue has the photos (that kissing one is shockingly awkward). Rebel Wilson and Devine’s Workaholics co-stars Blake Anderson and Anders Holm attended.
-The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto is flaunting it in Flaunt Magazine.
-I’m bummed that Guillermo del Toro’s latest Oscar contender Nightmare Alley with Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper isn’t getting better reviews.
-If you’re in any way interested in superhero movies, avoid YouTube’s homepage today because there’s a video that very clearly spoils Spider-Man: No Way Home.
–The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent trailer stars Nicolas Cage as himself and Pedro Pascal as a wealthy fan.