Yaya DaCosta: Hard Work Makes ‘Chicago Med’ Look So Authentic

The producers of Chicago Med wanted the show’s depiction of medicine to be as accurate as it possibly could. The insistence on making the procedures look so realistic has made the show more difficult for the actors who play the show’s doctors. Yaya DaCosta told us about the extra effort the show’s stars have put in, including some real-life medical training!

Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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In The Marvel Movies, Robert Downey Jr. Sees America

Playing Tony Stark and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. has been part of Marvel’s movie universe since the very beginning. Through 11 films, including the new Avengers: Endgame, Downey has been part of the Avengers saga from start to finish. Having not only been part of the Marvel family, but also seeing so many of the fans and how they react to his character and the others, Downey told us he has a great understanding of why the films and characters have connected with such a large audience over the years. (Click on the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr.)

 Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on Friday.

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Here’s Johnny (Again)! How The ‘Cobra Kai’ Rebirth Surprised William Zabka

After William Zabka played Johnny Lawrence for the last time on the big screen in 1986’s The Karate Kid, Part II, he thought he’d be saying goodbye to the character forever. So he was pleasantly surprised — no, make that shocked — when he was contacted a couple years ago with the idea for Cobra Kai, a TV series that reintroduces us to the rivalry between Lawrence and Ralph Macchio’s character, Daniel LaRusso. Once Zabka saw the idea being pitched, he knew he wanted to be part of it, and now that the series is beginning its second season, he told us he finds his character growing and evolving in ways he never could have imagined. (Click on the media bar below to hear William Zabka)

 

The new season of Cobra Kai is streaming now on YouTube Premium.

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Lake Bell’s ‘Mess’ Is Blessed With Great Castmates

Lake Bell knows a good cast when she sees one — after all, her television debut came on ER — and she’s really impressed with the cast that’s been assembled for her new comedy, Bless This Mess. Bell told us the thing she’s most excited about is how her castmates can handle the show’s funny moments and tender moments equally well. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lake Bell)

Bless This Mess airs Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

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Billy Dee Williams: ‘Skywalker’ Director J.J. Abrams Is ‘Extraordinary’

It’s been nearly four decades since Billy Dee Williams first joined the Star Wars franchise as Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, and he’ll be featured once again in The Rise of Skywalker, the film that finally wraps up the original saga. It’s the first time we’ll see him in a big-screen Star Wars venture since Return of the Jedi in 1983, and he told us he was really, really impressed with the work director J.J. Abrams was doing on the set. (Click on the media bar below to hear Billy Dee Williams)

 


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20.

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‘Flash’ & The Fans: Carlos Valdes Loves Hearing Their Stories

For the past five years, Carlos Valdes has been playing Cisco Ramon (and his alter ego, Vibe) on The Flash. He’s enjoyed the time he’s spent on the set making the show, but he says the moments that are really special happen at places like fan conventions, where he gets to hear stories from viewers who have really connected with the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Carlos Valdes)

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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