THR Drama Actress Roundtable

Clare Danes, Emma D’Arcy, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Coolidge and Melanie Lynskey gathered for the THR Drama Actress Roundtable, and it was a joy! D’Arcy asked advice from the older actresses on how to still be in the world while famous, and Danes said “With photographers I found actually approaching them directly–because I used to be terrified of them–but if you just kind of say ‘Hey, do you have a shot now? Can you back off?'” while Garner put a positive spin on it: “The world of being famous, it’s really pretty beautiful. It lets you connect with people. People are so nice to me. I’m so welcomed into a conversation with just about anyone…it’s a lucky place to see the world.”

-Wow. This profile on Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan is one of the biggest self-owns in recent memory. There’s been rumours about him, but why listen to gossip when you can hear it straight from the horse’s mouth? He dismisses the idea of writers rooms, he makes sneering comments about suppport staff (“They tell me there’s a story coordinator, but I don’t know who that is”), credits Wind River for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act instead of the indigenous advocacy groups who fought for it, and any praise he gives his crew is overshadowed by his admission of overworking them (“I don’t really give a shit what a line producer or some physical production person thinks. I care a lot about craft services and set decorators and assistant camera operators and people that are working their asses off for way longer than I work — and I work 16 to 18 hours a day. They’re doing it for $35 an hour. I really care what they think”). The reaction to this piece has been…not great.

-Is it weird that a new Marvel show premiered this week with big stars (including Olivia Colman!) and I’ve heard barely anything about it? The new season of The Bear is getting more buzz–which I kind of love.

Emilia Clarke talking about how “safe” she felt on the Marvel show’s set has made everyone remember all the horrible bts stories about her sex scenes on Game of Thrones.

-The Bear star Jeremy Allen White was reportedly “blindsided” by exes Addison Timlin‘s Instagram post, in which she called herself a “single mom.”

Andy Cohen slammed rumours that Meghan Markle didn’t conduct her own interviews on her podcast.

-Meanwhile, this is an interesting article wondering what kind of celebrities Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to be.

-Not cool: Four crew members detailed to Vulture the grueling working conditions on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Sony exec Amy Pascal’s response was “I guess, Welcome to making a movie.”

-This is a terrifying piece from a reporter who says that harassment from Swifties after she wrote about the Eras tour was worse than from right wingers she’s gotten for progressive pieces.

-Oh, so the Martin Scorsese/Steven Spielberg/Paul Thomas Anderson call about saving TCM is not what we first thought.

-Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Discovery has cut a lot of employees from Adult Swim, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery and TCM.

-Yikes, the Jennifer Lawrence comedy No Hard Feelings is not getting well-reviewed.

Matthew McConaughey was supposed to play Joel in The Last of Us instead of Pedro Pascal.  I can’t even imagine that.

Margaret Qualley stars in the roadtrip comedy Drive-Away Dolls, also starring Pedro Pascal and Matt Damon.

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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