Zeeko Zaki has had some brushes with the law in his television career, with appearances on shows like Homeland, Valor, and NCIS: Los Angeles. But now, he’s got a lead role in Dick Wolf’sFBI, and he told us that with each new story and each new investigation, he gets a much greater perspective about how not only the real FBI works, but also how different agencies come together to enforce the law and solve crimes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Zeeko Zaki)
Because of the film’s unique shooting demands, rehearsals for 1917 stretched over a period of several months. Because of the time, the story, and the special requirements involved, the production had to build its own set. For star George Mackay, the process was difficult and unlike anything he’d ever experienced in his film career, and he explained to us what it was like. (Click on the media bar below to hear George Mackay)
Long before This Is Us, Mandy Moore started in the entertainment business as a pop singer; her biggest hit, I Wanna Be With You, made the Top 15 in the summer of 2000. As her acting career heated up, she took a break from the music industry. Her last album, Amanda Leigh, was released on an independent label in 2009 and sold just 16,000 copies. But playing an aspiring singer in her This Is Us character’s younger days has apparently re-lit her musical fire, and she’ll have a new album, Silver Landings, coming out on March 6. She told us she’s very happy to be making music again, and This Is Us co-star Justin Hartley concurs.
Throughout her career, Jennifer Aniston has been notoriously skeptical of social media, to the point where she hasn’t had any official accounts of her own — until now. She finally joined Instagram in October, and it’s been a pretty big deal; in three short months, she’s already attracted nearly 25 million followers. One video she posted has more than 21 million views, and her first-ever post — a reunion photo with her friends from Friends — picked up more than 15 million likes. So why did she suddenly have a change of heart about social media? She says she was inspired by her new show, The Morning Show.
Season 1 of The Morning Show is now streaming on Apple TV+, with the second season due this November.
It’s been 16 and a half years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought us Bad Boys 2, and a lot has happened since then. Not only has the world changed quite a bit, but both leading men are now in their 50s. So when they were making the new sequel, Bad Boys For Life, it was clear they couldn’t just copy and paste from the first two films. There were, however, elements of those movies that Smith and Lawrence told us they definitely wanted to bring into the new one. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith & Martin Lawrence)
Jumanji: The Next Level has done big business at the U.S. box office, closing in on the $300 million mark. Outside the U.S., however, is where the film is really shining — its international take is nearly at $450 million and counting! The movie’s appeal has crossed borders and cultures, taking in $20 million or more in markets as diverse as the UK, China, Germany, and even Russia. When we spoke with the movie’s star, Jack Black, we asked him why he thought audiences all over the world were flocking to Jumanji. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jack Black)
Jumanji: The Next Level is now playing in theaters.