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Gillian Anderson, Cynthia Erivo and More Talk Pay Equity

Gillian Anderson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Mj Rodriquez and Sarah Paulson

Gillian Anderson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Olsen, Mj Rodriquez and Sarah Paulson gathered via Zoom for THR’s TV actress roundtable. They discussed pay, with Anderson talking about being offered a tenth of what David Duchovny was offered for the reboot. “That was the point where I was like, “Fuck this. I’m actually going to talk about this [publicly].” Erivo also discussed salary (“I’m a Black woman. That has a lot to do with how you’re paid, how you’re hired, if you’re hired, the way you’re hired — it affects everything”) and how she still has to ask for Black makeup artists on set. “It isn’t about vanity, it’s about making sure that whoever I’m playing is represented in the right way because they understand how to work with my skin tone and my hair.”

-It’s been a not-great week for Matthew Perry. First there was chatter about his appearance on the reunion, and now comes news that he split from fiancée Molly Hurwitz.

-In her new, self-directed video for “Lost Cause,” Billie Eilish hosts a slumber party for a group of girlfriends.

-Now that Taylor Swift has been cast in a David O. Russell movie, all the terrible stories about him are resurfacing. I can’t believe this guy still gets jobs, let alone any actor wants to work with him. Even George Clooney wanted to hurt him.

-Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu wrote an explosive Facebook post about how how frustrated he had become with the show’s producers and his fellow cast members. I’m sure all of his complaints are valid, but this is a surprising flex when you’re about to lead a Marvel movie.

-Thor Love and Thunder is done filming, and the photo that they posted makes me want to write Chris Hemsworth a note excusing him from the gym for the next year.

Ellie Kemper was linked to a white supremacist group after a 22-year-old photo of her surfaced on Twitter but the truth was more complicated — she was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty at an event that had connections to the klan in its early years, but has since become a debutante ball. Still problematic, but less so.

-Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will play Lizzie Bennett in a contemporary rom-com for Netflix that’s “in the spirit of Easy A and 10 Things I Hate About You.” Yes, I’ll take all the Pride and Prejudice adaptations.

This interview with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga is hilarious. She asks the interviewer over and over if he believes in “spiritual warfare.”

-I work in social media and I don’t believe for a second that Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop team posted that photo of Ben Affleck without her knowledge.

Sophia Bush says she was fetishized on One Tree Hill. “My girlfriends from One Tree Hill and I talk about that all the time. We’re like, girls don’t talk to each other the way we had to talk to each other on that show, and also don’t behave the way we had to behave on that show. Come on! That was, like, some gross older man’s fantasy. And it was icky.”

-Every new trailer for Apple TV’s Physical, starring Rose Byrne, gets me more and more excited.

Gael García Bernal fights against time in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Old.

Gillian Anderson Talks Taking Risks

gillian-anderson portrait vanity fair

Gillian Anderson, Nicola Coughlan and Alia Shawkat are just a few of the TV stars featured in Vanity Fair’s latest issue. All of the portraits are great, but Hugh Grant‘s is especially stunning. That man is aging like a fine wine.

-The BBC has apologized for its “deceitful” Princess Diana tell-all interview conducted by Martin Bashir in 1995 (considered a definitive bombshell for the royal family). Bashir is said to have shown fake bank statements to Diana’s brother Charles Spencer that suggested the palace staff were working against Diana and being paid to spy on her. This “deceived and induced [her brother] to arrange a meeting with Princess Diana.”

Prince Harry responded to the news, saying, “What deeply concerns me is that practices like these — and even worse — are still widespread today. Then, and now, it’s bigger than one outlet, one network, or one publication. Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed.”

-In lighter royal news, Prince William showed off a surprisingly buff arm when getting his first shot.

Angelina Jolie posed for a photo while covered with bees to raise awareness for conservation efforts.

-Did y’all know that Dermot Mulroney plays cello and has worked on movie scores, including Rogue One, Mission Impossible, Inside Out and Star Trek: Into the Darkness?

-Netflix released some Shadow & Bone bloopers.

-I also really liked this interview with Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo. “Teenage girls have so much sway over culture, yet people sneer at the things that women and girls love, and are contemptuous of the creators of that content, particularly if they are women. To me, that contempt speaks to a deep fear. When you start dictating culture, money gets involved and people take notice. When I see someone deride things that women and girls find pleasure in, all I see is someone fearful that women will overtake the culture they’ve had dominion over for so long.”

KJ Apa is going to be a dad. The Riverdale star revealed on Instagram that he is expecting his first child with model Clara Berry.

This thread captures what various crew members of Person of Interest have said about working with Jim Caviezel, and it’s intense. He reportedly resisted shooting a scene in which his character saves a gay couple, and the stunt crew wouldn’t let him around sharp objects.

-Good news: Crave is going to air the Friends reunion here in Canada.

-A British reporter interviewed Ted Lasso cast members outside soccer match without realizing who they were. Delightful!

-In his Rolling Stone cover story, BTS’ V talks about his upcoming mixtape and his love of The Godfather. I just finished a book where the author thanked BTS in the acknowledgements, so I guess I’m officially the last one to join the Army.

Kate Hudson will also be in Knives Out 2. At this point, it might be easier to list who’s NOT been cast in this thing.

Chris Pratt‘s band From Parks and Recreation is releasing an album. Mouse Rat!

-People made fun of how old Ben Platt looks in the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen (where he’s playing a high schooler), and he called out “randos beings jerks about age.”

Kevin Feige now says it was a mistake to cast Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, since she’s a white woman.

-Here’s the trailer for Only Murders In The Building, a new Hulu comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.

Jennifer Lawrence Jumps on the Bennifer T rain

Jennifer Lawrence was on a podcast when the Bennifer news broke and lost her mind just like the rest of us. “Breaking breaking breaking f*cking news!”

-Meanwhile, ARod’s latest Instagram post (which makes it look like he’s leaving empty seats at his dinner table for JLo and her kids) is embarrassing. Please continue.

Nicki Minaj called last year’s hit-and-run death of her father “the most devastating loss of my life.”

-Netflix is capitalizing on the success Bridgerton with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story. It will be interesting to see if they actually lean into her race, since the main criticism of the series has been its handwaving away of racism.

Gillian Anderson will guest star on The Great, which might make me catch up on the show. I watched the first two episodes and liked it, and then promptly forgot about it.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and Katy Perry all trolled Orlando Bloom over his poncho photo. Wait until they realize the world is never going back to non-drawstring pants.

-Also, Orlando is now buddies with Prince Harry.

-Black-ish is coming to an end after eight seasons.

-I don’t watch Batwoman, but apparently the show has fumbled Ruby Rose’s departure.

-iCarly is back! The 13-episode season will pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended.

-It feels like there’s a lot of new pop culture dropping this weekend — the Angelina Jolie’s firefighter movie on HBO Max, Amy AdamsWoman in the Window on Netflix (both getting a mediocre reception) and Ewan McGregor‘s Halston on Netflix (hated by critics) — but the only new thing that’s getting glowing reviews is Jean Smart‘s new comedy Hacks on HBO.

-I already never, ever want to hear the word “cheugy” again. Is Drew Barrymore cheugy? Are you? Is it over yet?

-NBC are giving the Golden Globes time to “do the work” and get their house in order before the confirm they won’t air the show anymore.

Ellen DeGeneres‘ farewell tour continues to be a disaster.

-Check out Jodie Turner-Smith in the first trailer for Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn.

Kevin Hart and Alfre Woodard are going to make you cry in the trailer for Netflix’s Fatherhood.