New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji Talks Being Authentic In Hollywood And The “Lawrence Hive”
In the new season of Insecure, Yvonne Orji’s Molly is having quite a year. She’s single. She’s has a new job. She went to Coachella. Everything seems to be going OK for her, but when you focus in on the character, things aren’t exactly the best…but they aren’t the worst. Molly is just living her life and doing some major adulting right now — and Orji came by the New Hollywood Podcast to unpack all of it. Well, not all of it, but most of it.
A stand-up comedian, actress… Read
Endeavor Audio Launches To Turn Up Podcasts, Sets Deals With Dick Wolf, ‘Limetown’ & Others
Endeavor has launched Endeavor Audio, with the aim to jump into the growing podcast market via content development, financing, production, distribution, marketing and monetization. The new brand has partnered with several companies in the space at kickoff, including with Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment to produce dramatized podcasts in the crime genre developed by Wolf and Magical Elves’ Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
Deals also set deals with Nas’ Mass Appeal, the urban… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Shatterbox Films Celebrates Female Storytellers At Toronto
In the New Hollywood Podcast’s first installment of a live series of episodes, Amanda N’Duka traveled to our friendly neighbor to the north to moderate a special panel at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The panel featured filmmakers from Shatterbox, a platform from Refinery29 that gives female storytellers the opportunity to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens. This episode featured Visual Effect… Read
‘America 2.0’ Podcast Set With Patrick J. Adams, Kate Walsh, Laurence Fishburne & Others
For those who just can’t get enough politics these days, there’s a new podcast launching next week. The scripted America 2.0 stars Suits’ Patrick J. Adams as an idealistic first-term congressman, along with Kate Walsh (13 Reasons Why), Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne and others. Listen to a trailer below.
Capitol Hill rookie Seth McGuire (Adams) comes get entangled in his first real controversy and finds himself ill-equipped to navigate… Read
‘Avengers 4’ In Reshoots Aimed At “Finishing” The Film, Says Cast Member
One of the biggest cliffhangers in cinema history is still a work in progress, and even cast members are in the dark on the final direction.
That’s according to Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Incredible Hulk in the films, and spoke recently on The Marvelists podcast about the upcoming second part of Avengers: Infinity War. Ruffalo said that re-shoots on Avengers 4 scheduled for this month will actually be used to “finish” the second movie, which is still going through… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Mayans M.C.’ Star JD Pardo Sees The Flaws In Hollywood’s Diversity Push
During the ATX Television Festival, Mayans M.C. creator Kurt Sutter said that the new FX series will not be a Latino version of Sons of Anarchy. The two may be part of the same leather-clad and ruthless motorcycle-centric universe, but JD Pardo, the star of the series, echoes Sutter’s thoughts and shared why his philosophies about the show bleed into his feelings about Hollywood’s push for diversity.
In the new spinoff series, Pardo plays Ezekiel ‘EZ’ Reyes, a Prospect in… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: Emmy Nominee Adina Porter Teases ‘AHS: Apocalypse’, Talks Being Part Of Ryan Murphy-verse
From The 100 to The Newsroom to Underground to True Blood (my personal favorite) to her roles in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology, actress Adina Porter has a long list of credits to her name. But it’s her role in the most recent AHS iteration Cult, that earned Porter her first Emmy nomination. The actress visited the New Hollywood Podcast to share her journey to this significant milestone in her life.
A New York native, Porter started off on stage and made… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: RuPaul Is Snatching Emmys And Changing The Game With ‘Drag Race’
A big “condragulations” is in order for RuPaul Charles as he recently snatched his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Considering he has previously won twice in the category and he might want to clear off some space on his mantle for another trophy because third time’s a charm. Like Madonna or Cher, he simply goes by RuPaul and the New Hollywood Podcast did not pass up the opportunity to sit down with the “Supermodel… Read
‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Talk Season 3: Jack & Rebecca’s First Date, Vietnam & Brother Nicky
At Deadline’s Emmy For Your Consideration event last night for NBC/Fox’s This Is Us, creator Dan Fogelman and cast gathered to provide more clues about season 3 as well as look back at their eight-Emmy-nominated second season.
Less than an hour before the panel discussion began, Fogelman had proudly screened the first episode of Season 3 for his writing staff—an episode he considers “one of our best.” Season 3 (Sept. 25) opens on the Pearson siblings’ next birthday, their… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Henry Golding Talks Being A Leading Man, Reveals His Inner-Comic Book Nerd
It’s been a long time since we have seen an Asian male as a lead in a romantic comedy. In fact, I can’t recall a movie where an Asian male was a love interest since the Harold and Kumar franchise — but that is more of a stoner comedy. Nonetheless, Henry Golding has flipped the script on the desexualization of the Asian male with his starring role in Crazy Rich Asians
The Jon M. Chu-directed film comes nearly 15 years after Better Luck Tomorrow and 25 years after the Joy Lu… Read
‘The Last Man On Earth’ Creator Will Forte Reveals What Season 5 Might Have Been
Nothing frustrates TV fans more than when a favorite show is cancelled with big, unresolved plot points still hanging.
So it is with viewers of Fox’s dystopian dramedy The Last Man On Earth, who saw last season end with the emergence of dozens of survivors from an underground bunker, swelling the small community and creating potential mayhem for the show’s characters.
Series creator Will Forte spoke tonight on what would have happened in Season 5 of the show, presuming it… Read
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Actor Jimmy O. Yang Talks His Immigrant Experience, Stereotypical Accents, & Being A Strip Club DJ
Jimmy O. Yang is this week’s guest on the New Hollywood Podcast and if I may say, it was probably the most fascinating and hysterical episodes we had to date. All of the guests that have appeared on our glorious podcast have shared great, captivating stories of their Hollywood journey but I think its safe to say that not all of them have Yang’s pedigree of being an actor who has storied past as a stand-up comedian, used car salesman and a strip club DJ.
He is probably… Read