As A Role Model, Stephanie Beatriz Is Ready To Roll

Stephanie Beatriz understands that she’s fortunate to be working at a time when Hollywood is consciously working to diversify. At the same time, she also understands that she has a responsibility to make sure that, when she plays a Latina on TV, she’s setting a good example for those who watch her. While she may not have asked to be a role model, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star told us it’s a responsibility she will gladly accept.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Thursdays  at 9/8c on NBC.

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Charlie Hunnam Found Himself The Perfect ‘Gentlemen’

Following his seven seasons on Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam was looking for something a little different. When Guy Ritchie came along with a screenplay he’d co-written, Hunnam was smited, and he couldn’t wait to become part of The Gentlemen.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Charlie Hunnam)

The Gentlemen will be released next year.

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When ‘Big Bang’ Says ‘Bye,’ Where Will Raj Be?

Unless the producers of The Big Bang Theory are holding something back for the 2025 reboot of the show, we will likely find out the fates of the show’s characters when the show signs off next month. The cast and crew aren’t divulging any spoilers, but when we spoke to Kunal Nayyar, he did tell us how he hopes things end for his character, Raj. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kunal Nayyar)

 

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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Alan Pakula Directed Thriller ‘Klute’ Joins The Criterion Collection In July

Klute, a thriller directed by Alan Pakula (All The President’s Men) which featured an Oscar winning performance from Jane Fonda, hits Blu-ray and DVD July 16 via The Criterion Collection.

The narrative centers on John Klute (Donald Sutherland), a detective who is searching for a missing man. Fonda plays Bree Daniels, an escort who becomes a focal point of Klute’s investigation. Revered cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather) lensed the 1971 feature.

Special features include a conversation between Fonda and Illeana Douglas, a documentary about the making of Klute, an interview with writer Amy Fine Collins, archival interviews with Fonda and Pakula, the short documentary “Klute in New York” and an essay by critic Mark Harris.

Are you a fan of Klute and do you think it’s one of Fonda’s finest roles? Feel free to comment below!

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Taps Into Superhuman Powers With ‘Fast Color’

Fast Color centers on Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a recovering drug addict who returns home to reunite with her mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney). This isn’t your average family drama, however, as Ruth along with her family possess supernatural abilities. 

“I love the fact that the film, as a whole, is really set in this very grounded, gritty world,” said Mbatha-Raw. “It’s about three generations of women of color who have these special powers and also are mothers. When I realized it’s not really at all a conventional superhero film. There’s no capes, there’s no suits. It’s not about destruction and weapons and the more typical more masculine style of superhero movie. They’re mothers – I’d never seen a superhero who was a mother before.”

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Fast Color hits theaters April 19.

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Don Cheadle Hopes His Marvel Ride Doesn’t End With ‘Endgame’

Don Cheadle has been part of the Marvel Comics film universe ever since being cast as Colonel James Rhodes in Iron Man 2 nine years ago. Avengers: Endgame will mark his seventh appearance in a Marvel movie, and while the film will bring the “Avengers” saga to a close, he hopes there will be plenty more Marvel films in his future, since he’s had such a great time working on them. (Click on the media bar below to hear Don Cheadle)

 Avengers: End Game opens in theaters on April 26.

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The Truth: Nicole Kidman Didn’t Expect A Second Season Of ‘Lies’

The biggest little lie about Big Little Lies? That it would only last one season. Yes, that was the plan at first, for the show to get a limited run on HBO, then disappear. The cast and crew believed it, too. Nicole Kidman told us that, when the last season wrapped, everybody was saying goodbye for good — or so they thought. (Click on the media bar below to hear Nicole Kidman)

 

The second season of Big Little Lies premieres June 9 on HBO.

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On The Set Of ‘Cloak & Dagger,’ The Key Word Is Action!

After establishing the show’s characters and premise in its first season, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger has entered its second season with guns blazing. It’s taking more chances and, according to star Aubrey Joseph, upping the action in a big way. (Click on the media bar below to hear Aubrey Joseph)

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform.

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Kiefer Sutherland Sets Sights On Grand Ole Opry Performance In June

Actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor, 24) is returning to the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, June 7.

“It is such an honor to be welcomed back to the Grand Ole Opry,” said Sutherland. “The country music community has been incredibly kind and inviting since I released my debut Down in a Hole album and now again with Reckless & Me. I’m excited to come back to the Opry and perform a couple of these new songs on such a renowned stage.”

Sutherland and his band will also perform the following day at CMA Fest over at the Budweiser Forever Country Stage.

Reckless & Me, a 10 track album which features the singles “Open Road” and “This Is How It’s Done,” comes out April 26.

U.S. tour dates in support of the album are also in the works.

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Jeremy Renner Returns To A “Family” Experience With ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was noticeably absent from Avengers: Infinity War but now he’s back with Avengers: Endgame. This time out Hawkeye, like the rest of the world, is a changed person. Thanos’ tragic actions has affected Hawkeye’s own life, and now he’s changed his moniker to Ronin.

That being said, being a loner is not exactly the Avengers experience, and Renner relished the part of working with his colleagues once again.

“That’s the best part of this movie because I’ve been with everybody for so long it’s all pretty much like family,” said Renner. “It’s the best part of the movie.”

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Avengers: Endgame opens nationwide April 26.

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