To Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Real Politics Is Crazier Than ‘Veep’ Politics

While much of American politics seems to be one big drama, the HBO series Veep has been looking at it as a comedy since 2012. As the real thing has encountered plenty of “truth is stranger than fiction” moments during the show’s seven seasons, Veep’s political world has done its best to push boundaries of its own. When we spoke with series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she admitted that the real world’s storylines were crazier than anything her show could have delivered. (Click on the media bar below to hear Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

 

The final season of Veep will premiere March 31 on HBO.

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Johnny Galecki: ‘Big Bang’s’ Bye-Bye Is Coming At A Good Time

The sadness is starting to kick in for big fans of The Big Bang Theory, knowing there are less than 10 new episodes left before the show rides off into a glorious television sunset. Many people wish the show could go on forever — or at least a few more years — but Johnny Galecki thinks the show is signing off at the right time, while it’s still at the top of its game. (Click on the media bar below to hear Johnny Galecki)

 

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

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Technology May Advance, But Christoph Waltz Still Puts Performance First

Technology has been changing everything in Hollywood over the past few decades, and few of those technologies has come further, faster, than performance capture. Animated movies can now be based almost completely on performances given by real actors. Alita: Battle Angel is the latest film to be made using performance capture technology, and one of its stars, two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, told us he’s fascinated by the process, and he would like to see it used in ways that really spotlight the actors’ skills.

Alita: Battle Angel is playing now in theaters.

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For FX Miniseries, What Did Michelle Williams Learn About Gwen Verdon?

The personal and professional partnership of choreographer/director Bob Fosse and dancer/actress Gwen Verdon produced several performances, roles, and productions that have become legendary over the years. This spring, FX will be airing a highly anticipated miniseries, Fosse/Verdon, based on the couple’s life and work together. Four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams is playing Verdon, and she talked to us about what she learned about the actress during the process of making the miniseries. (Click on the media bar below to hear Michelle Williams)

 

Fosse/Verdon premieres April 9 on FX.

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As ‘Captain Marvel,’ Brie Larson Really Threw Herself Into The Character

When Brie Larson was cast as Carol Danvers and her alter ego, Captain Marvel, in the movie of the same name, the Oscar-winner decided she wanted to approach the role in a uniquely personal way. Infusing the character with her own emotions and experiences, she told us, helped her make the performance more organic, and she looked at the whole process as being an amazing, life-changing journey. (Click on the media bar below to hear Brie Larson)

 

Captain Marvel opens March 8 in theaters.

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Why George Clooney Caught ’22’ Fever

George Clooney’s wearing a lot of hats in his new project: He’s a star, producer, and director on the upcoming miniseries Catch-22, based on the classic novel by James Heller. Clooney is extremely passionate about the series, and he explained to us why he was so gung-ho about getting involved with the project. (Click on the media bar below to hear George Clooney)

 

Catch 22 premieres May 17 on Hulu.

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