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When it comes to the Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, which will see Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon playing Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in repertory appearing opposite each other during every performance, it’s anybody’s guess at how exactly it’s going to come together. “It’s a big experiment for everybody,” says Linney, who actually suggested that she and Nixon rotate the roles and, admittedly, has no idea if it’s actually going to work. “I love that I have no idea.” For both actors, it’s quite possible the greatest thing about it.
“The bizarre thing is trying to find your own Regina and your own Birdie while the actress across from you is also trying to find it,” Nixon says, while adding that the whole concept is “very liberating.”
“I’m sure Cynthia and I are going to play both parts differently, and who »
Variety reports that Paul Feig has been selected as the distinguished artist for the American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Workshop for Women. Operating for more than 40 years, the Dww’s alumni include Maya Angelou, Anne Bancroft, Cicely Tyson, and hundreds of more women seeking to refine their gifts in service of the art of film. Past faculty at the workshop include artists-in-residence Jamie Babbit (But I’m A Cheerleader) and Monster director Patty Jenkins, plus dozens of industry insiders and teachers.
Feig has, of course, been a long-time advocate for women in film, filling his roster with comedies starring some of the funniest actresses working in Hollywood today. “To meet with this amazingly impassioned group of diverse, talented filmmakers is a dream come true,” he said in a statement announcing the decision, which will see him serve as a mentor and teacher for the upcoming crop of students ...
- William Hughes
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”
Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:
While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.
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