This week’s slate of videos and podcasts on Deadline include a queen, hip-hop legends, and Oz’s first Latina Dorothy. Watch the videos and listen to the podcasts in the roundup below.
When the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Claire Foy sat down with Pete Hammond for the latest edition of my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, she said she always knew that The Crown was only going to be two seasons before handing the role to another actress. We talk a lot about this groundbreaking role for her and what it has meant. (And no, she never did hear from the Queen about the interpretation, or if she even watches the show, but she did get a nice note from Helen Mirren and that is the next best thing to be sure.)
Besides teasing the conclusion of the 10-part series created and written by Kyle Long and mainly directed by Anthony Hemingway, Unsolved‘s Wavyy Jonez and Marcc Rose revealed to Dominic Patten on Next Generation TV their own friendship and how it informed them in portraying the iconic hip-hop duo of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.
Hala Bahmet, whose work on Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story earned her an Emmy nomination, takes Deadline behind the scenes of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us in the third installment of the Production Value video series.
Actress Adria Arjona made television history as the first Latina and bilingual Dorothy in the 2017 NBC series Emerald City, a modern take on the classic fantasy tale of The Wizard of Oz. Since then, Arjona has blazed a trail for herself as an actress — specifically an actress of Puerto Rican descent. Right before the release of Pacific Rim: Uprising, she appeared on Deadline’s New Hollywood Podcast to talk about opening the industry gates wider to give more opportunity for Latinos and other marginalized communities in front of and behind the camera.
There are few Emmy categories as consistently dramatic as Best Actress in a Drama Series. Which is why for this week’s TV Talk, we are placing our bets on a showdown between Emmy royalty and real-life royalty brought to the small screen.