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When actors get ready to play a real-life character, they sometimes have the advantage of speaking with that person to gain insight into their thoughts and behavior. Margot Robbie has been getting rave reviews as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, but when it came to figuring out the character, Robbie was on [...]


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We always look forward to stories on The Big Bang Theory that involves Sheldon Cooper’s mother, Mary, since it means we get to see more of the excellent Laurie Metcalf. She’s so good on the show, she even got an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress category last year. (It was one of three [...]


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With The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow already on the air, The CW has the deepest and most diverse roster of superheroes on television. Now, the lineup is growing, as Black Lightning joins the lineup next week. Cress Williams plays the title character, who originated in the pages of DC Comics. And as [...]


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Chris Hemsworth has gone into big-screen battles before. After all, he has played superhero Thor. But his new movie, 12 Strong, put him on a much more realistic battlefield. The film is based on the true story of a Special Forces squad, sent into Afghanistan to take down Taliban operatives in the days after 9/11. For Hemsworth [...]


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If you’re going to star on a show about police work, of course you can count on there being some action. Mariska Hargitay is now in her 19th season on NBC’s hit procedural, Law & Order: SVU, and she still can’t get enough of the running and fighting the role requires. In fact, she’s even told [...]


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Showtime’s high-finance cat-and-mouse drama Billions features some of the most intriguing writing and characters on television. One of the breakout stars in the show’s second season was Asia Kate Dillon, who plays a captivating young trader named Taylor Mason. One of the things that makes Taylor so intriguing is a trait the character shares with Dillon: [...]


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Throughout the course of his career, Bruce Willis has taken roles that have challenged him in different ways. He’s been a comedian (Moonlighting, Blind Date), an action hero (the Die Hard franchise, Armageddon), and a dramatic actor (The Sixth Sense, Twelve Monkeys). And while genre-hopping certainly takes a lot of effort and skill, Willis never [...]


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ABC’s comedy Black-ish was very much inspired by the real-life situation of its star, Anthony Anderson. He grew up in Compton, California — yes, the “Straight Outta” hood — but his success as an entertainer has allowed him and his wife to raise their kids in much more lucrative surroundings. So, when the Black-ish kids [...]


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After taking the holidays off, This Is Us returns to NBC with its winter premiere tomorrow night at 9/8c. We’ve been impressed with the show’s second season: After its stellar debut last year, it’s been able to maintain the same quality, while keeping us on that emotional roller coaster of laughter and tears. For those [...]


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They say that age is just a number; when it comes to Liam Neeson, we believe it! At age 65, when he could easily “settle down” into quiet dramas, Neeson is still happily taking roles in demanding action movies. His latest is The Commuter, which finds his character caught up in a criminal conspiracy aboard [...]


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