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Caitlin FitzGerald on 'Sweetbitter' and the dark side of the restaurant industry

On Sunday, Sweetbitter — based on the book of the same name — will premiere on Starz, an attempt to bring glitz, glamour and mystique to the not at all exciting world of being a restaurant's backwaiter (that’s fancy for busboy). The series follows Tess — your...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:41pm

Samira Wiley on visibility and acknowledging the similarities to slavery in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale — premiering Wednesday, April 25 — first and foremost explores freedom: What is it, really? And does the fighting stop once you get it? The definitive answer in the world of Gilead is no — even when you’ve escaped the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:57pm

Molly Parker had never seen 'Lost in Space' before taking on Maureen Robinson

Lost in Space is back — and a whole lot darker than its original variation. The Netflix reboot, out Friday, April 13, is sleeker, more modern and boasts a diverse cast: One of the Robinson children is mixed-race; Don West is played by an Argentine-American; and as for Dr. Smith? That...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:30pm

Rachael Taylor doesn’t care if you think her Jessica Jones character is unlikeable

It’s a rare pleasure to meet another Rachael — not a Rachel, mind you — even if it is over the phone. Cue Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the Ann Perkins to the titular character’s Leslie Knope. You know, if Parks and Recreation was a dark,...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:36pm

How James Norton kind of went method for his role in 'McMafia'

McMafia — which premieres Monday, February 26 at 10pm on AMC — might look familiar as far as dramatic mafia pieces go, there are a few things that set the new series apart. One of those things is James Norton. The 32-year-old of War and Peace and Grantchester fame, plays Alex Godman, a...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm

Why Daniel Zovatto thinks Trump's ascendance has been a good thing

Here and Now, Alan Ball’s latest family dramedy, is very much an ensemble piece in every sense of the word. The series focuses on the Bayer-Boatwright family (with Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins at the helm) and their sprawl of adopted children from different countries — plus one, self-...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

Jaime Camil on the frustrating reality of diversity in Hollywood

If you watch Jane the Virgin, you know Rogelio de la Vega – brought to life sumptuously by Jaime Camil — is a fan favorite for a reason. As Jane’s father, Camil plays Rogelio as so many things at once: very prideful, very self-obsessed — and very funny.  But the...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 3:22pm

The increasingly uncertain future of 'The X-Files'

After its 2016 comeback, the “X-Files” reboot continues to gain followers. But according to producer and director Chris Carter and actor David Duchovny, while there are plenty of surprises in store, the future of the series is still uncertain. Especially with Gillian Anderson confirming...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:49pm

Vella Lovell is much more than just the comic relief

Vella Lovell is very excited about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming nuptials. “I am so here for the wedding,” she says over the phone. She’s in Los Angeles, prepping to fly to London — for the first time ever — and she’s hoping she’ll get an...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:27pm

Eliza Coupe is hot for the unabomber

If you’re familiar with Eliza Coupe — perhaps known best for her stint as Jane Kerkovich-Williams on the short-lived, well loved “Happy Endings,” — you know that she’s belly achingly funny. You want proof? When I tell her, over the phone, that she’s had...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:44pm

Lyriq Bent isn't afraid of the truth — and neither is Spike Lee

When Spike Lee’s debut feature “She’s Gotta Have It” came out in 1986, Lyriq Bent was seven years old. And the 38-year-old actor didn’t see it until he got the job co-starring in Lee’s new updated TV version. In the 2017 “She’s Gotta Have It,”...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:44pm

Anna Friel wants you to watch 'The Girlfriend Experience' for more than the naked, writhing bodies

It’s a cold, sunny day in England. I’m not there, but Anna Friel tells me so over the phone, and I believe her. When I gripe about the past week’s inconsistent weather, she quips, “Makes you question the whole climate change thing, doesn’t it?” We’re...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 2:58pm

How Sarah Polley and 'Alias Grace' are slaying the patriarchy

Sarah Polley has been busy. The talented multihyphenate — actress, director, writer and political activist — is on the press trail for “Alias Grace,” a Netflix miniseries based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. “It’s been a really awesome experience...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:03am

Amy Sedaris has googly eyes and 'Bojack Horseman' spoilers to spare

Amy Sedaris has a delightfully bizarre new series coming to truTV, “At Home with Amy Sedaris.” And she’s well aware that it’s hard to explain. “It really is [hard to describe]!” she says over the phone, talking a mile a minute. “You can say it’s kind...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:53am

Here's why 'Supernatural' lacks a 'greater female presence'

After so many years of acting side by side, “Supernatural” stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki — who play brothers Dean and Sam Winchester, respectively — aren’t quite tired of each other yet. With the 13th season premiering on the CW October 12, we chatted with...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:19pm

Welcome to the dark side, Betty Cooper

Last season, "Riverdale" was a hit. And this season promises to be bigger, better — and darker. “[Early in the] first season, we introduced the darker side of Betty,” says Lili Reinhart, the 21-year-old behind Riverdale’s dream girl. But don’t worry —...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 9:20am

Stephen Amell really, really hates spoilers

On October 12, the sixth season of "Arrow" returns to the CW. But don't expect star Stephen Amell to give away any plot points. "You always hear me say that we've revealed too much about the show," he says. "If it was up to me, personally, nobody would know anything...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 3:26pm

Grant Gustin on making 'The Flash' fun again

“The Flash” is back and possibly better than ever. At least according to Grant Gustin. The Virginia native who plays the titular superhero — aka Barry Allen — promises this season will go back to a lighter note. “Last year we moved away from humor and I think that...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:29pm

John Cho wasn't sold on horror until 'The Exorcist'

John Cho is the newest star of FOX’s “The Exorcist,” which yes, is a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name. In the series, which airs Fridays at 9 p.m., the 45-year-old plays former child psychologist Andrew Kim. But he wasn’t necessarily following a long held onto...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:58pm

'The Tick' star Griffin Newman wants to use Wonder Woman's lasso on Trump

Sitting down with Griffin Newman and Peter Serafinowicz, who play the slightly unhinged heroes of Amazon’s “The Tick,” we notice right away that the mismatched pair mirror their characters. Newman shuffles in first, his hands clenched inside of his sweater, impossible to see...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:03am