-This is a great profile on Tyler James Williams, talking about being a child actor, the charm of Abbott Elementary and how he is and isn’t like Greg.
–Jennifer Lawrence is profiled in the NYT and talks about walking away from franchise movies (“I found out that a lot of filmmakers that I really loved and admired had scripts that weren’t even reaching me. I had let myself be hijacked”), her worst career decision (“Passengers, I guess. Adele told me not to do it! She was like, ‘I feel like space movies are the new vampire movies.’ I should have listened to her”), and changing her name when she got married (“God, I had such a feminist meltdown about changing my name because it’s my identity, it’s the first thing I’m given. I was born with the name Jennifer Lawrence, but that got taken from me when I was 21 and I never got it back. So it didn’t feel like I was giving up anything. That name already belongs to them. Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, I guess”).
-Speaking of actresses who are gearing up for an award season push, congrats to Michelle Williams, who just welcomed baby number three.
–Daniel Radcliffe says he “felt strongly” about speaking out against J.K. Rowling’s anti-trans beliefs: “I’ve met so many queer and trans kids who had a huge amount of identification with Potter on that… I wanted them to know not everybody in the franchise felt that way…I don’t think I would’ve been able to look myself in the mirror had I not said anything.”
-Critics are calling the new Selena Gomez documentary “surprisingly raw.”
–Lauren Graham talks about her 2021 split from Parenthood costar Peter Krause for the first time since their breakup. “I think part of all the positives of having known each other for a really long time were there. And one of the negatives of that is we almost came into a relationship as people in their 40s without asking any of the questions people in their 40s should be asking. We had such a good time together that I didn’t maybe ask some fundamental questions about ‘What are your values and what do you envision?’ and those more grown-up things. And then they just caught up with us.”
–Heidi Klum changed into a sparkly nude catsuit during her Halloween party — but kept the worm face on.
–Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini dodge the FBI in the trailer for the third and final season of Dead To Me.
-Meanwhile, Applegate is profiled in the NYT and talks about how filming the final season after she was diagnosed with MS was the hardest thing she’s ever done. “This is the first time anyone’s going to see me the way I am. I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that.”
–SZA and LaKeith Stanfield play a crime couple in the ultra-violent music video for “Shirt.”
-Walmart is evil but damn this is a good Office Space ad.
–Lindsay Lohan is doing the promo rounds for her Netflix holiday movie, which drops next week.
-The CW continues to be in a tailspin.
-Here’s the new trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water.