-The Bear was my fave new show in 2022, and this interview with Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri has me looking forward to season two. I love how they shut down any notion that their characters will be anything but platonic. “No! It was never discussed by anybody.”
-This seems like a good sign: Jeremy Renner posted a selfie from his hospital bed, with the caption “Im too messed up now to type. But I send love to you all.”
-I’m not a fan of Michelle Williams’ performance in The Fablemans but I’m still a fan of hers, and this is a good interview in the NYT’s Oscar issue. She talks about her new shift from naturalism to stylization, why she decided to campaign as a lead, and her Dawson’s Creek roots. “Maybe there’s a connection between firstness and lastness, so I’m constantly reconnecting with my time on Dawson’s Creek because every project that I end somehow recalls that to me. But it was an incredible kind of training because you’re also learning these really fundamental things, like how to have a conversation with somebody where you’re looking them in the eye but some part of you is also scanning downward to hit your mark. It’s that kind of technical stuff that seems sort of silly and small that still comes in handy for me.”
-Speaking of excellent interviews, you MUST read this one between Colin Farrell and Emma Thompson in Vanity Fair. “Are you having good sex at the moment, Col?” “Oh, God. That’s a different Zoom, darling. Email me.”
–Brad Pitt’s new relationship is proving to be a convenient distraction from — everything else.
-Variety has a deep dive into what’s going on at DC, including how Dwayne Johnson’s power play flamed out when his demands increased (“The actor also insisted on a tequila bar at the New York premiere of Black Adam featuring his Teremana brand, despite the film being rated PG-13”). Also the report indicates that execs are open to Ezra Miller keeping The Flash role moving forward, which is … a choice.
-Congrats to Kelly Osbourne, who welcomed a baby boy.
-A new episode of the PBS series Finding Your Roots features Edward Norton discovering that Pocahontas is his 12th great grandmother.
–LaKeith Stanfield’s recent engagement announcement was overshadowed by a secret baby reveal.
-Whoa, M3gan is at 98% fresh on RT. I’m trying to watch more scary stuff so this might be the next on my list.
–Gerard Butler plays a pilot and Mike Colter plays a prisoner in transit who must work together when their aircraft crash-lands on an island overrun with militia infighting in the trailer for the hilariously named Plane.