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Tessa Thompson Talks ‘Thor: Love and Thunder,’ Representation, and More

Tessa Thompson stars as King Valkyrie in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. The film premieres in theaters on July 8. The actress has previously played the beloved character in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. We had an amazing conversation about what impact she hopes to have on those who feel seen through her and her work, seeing fans dressed as Valkyrie, her own movie-watching experience, bringing LGBTQ+ representation to the MCU, and much more. Keep reading for our full discussion!

Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, and Caitlin Bassett Preview NBC’s ‘Quantum Leap’

While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I had the opportunity to speak with Quantum Leap stars Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, and Caitlin Bassett. The series will officially premiere Monday, September 19 at 10 PM ET on NBC. We discussed their hopes for Quantum Leap bringing families together, their individual characters, what they love about the sci-fi genre, honoring the original show while making a whole new project, and more! Keep reading to find out what they shared.

Olivia Liang and Shannon Dang Discuss ‘Kung Fu’ at The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet

While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kung Fu stars Olivia Liang (Nicky) and Shannon Dang (Althea). After being given an early renewal, it was announced that the show’s third season will be part of the 2022 Fall schedule on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT. We talked about the fan response to the series, dream storylines, favorite dynamics, the family aspect of Kung Fu, and more! Keep reading for everything they shared.

Geffri Maya and Peyton Alex Smith Talk The CW’s ‘All American: Homecoming’

At The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I spoke with Geffri Maya and Peyton Alex Smith about All American: Homecoming, which has been renewed for a second season. The series will start off the week on Mondays for The CW’s 2022-2023 schedule. We discussed the fan response to the show, what storylines they would like to see, their characters, and more. Keep reading to find out what they told me!

Michael Vlamis on the Final Season of ‘Roswell, New Mexico,’ Michael Guerin’s Impact, and Malex

Michael Vlamis plays Michael Guerin on The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico. The series, which originally premiered in 2019, is now in its fourth and final season. New episodes of the sci-fi drama air Mondays at 8pm ET/PT. This interview will include spoilers for episode 4×02, “Fly.” We discussed this episode’s big cliffhanger, Michael Guerin’s growth, representation, his favorite Malex moment of the season, and much more. Keep reading for everything he told me!

Sarah Drew Discusses the 400th Episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Japril, and April’s Story

In honor of the 400th episode of Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams returned as April Kepner and Jackson Avery. Last year, the actress came back for episode 17×14, “Look Up Child” to help give Jackson’s story a happy ending. For the season 18 finale, “You Are the Blood,” I had the pleasure of reuniting with Drew to discuss the milestone episode!

We Watched the ‘Black Adam’ Trailer with Dwayne Johnson

Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to get a first look at the official trailer for Black Adam, followed by an intimate Q&A with star/producer Dwayne Johnson, director Jaume Collet-Serra, as well as producers Beau Flynn and Hiram Garcia. Today, the trailer has been shared with the world! Plus, Johnson and Collet-Serra told me what was most important to them when it came to telling this character’s story.

Brec Bassinger Talks ‘DC’s Stargirl’ on The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet

While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the chance to chat with Brec Bassinger, who portrays Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl on DC’s Stargirl. The series will return for its third season on Wednesdays as part of The CW’s 2022-2023 schedule. I asked the actress about playing a superhero, her first fan convention, what the role means to her, and more. Keep reading to find out what she shared!

KJ Apa Talks the Final Season of ‘Riverdale’ at The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet

At The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the chance to chat with KJ Apa about Riverdale! After receiving an early renewal for the 2022-23 season, it was announced that season 7 will also serve as the show’s last. New episodes of season six currently air on Sundays. We discussed his hopes for the final season, all of the insane things Archie has been through, which character he wants to come back before the show ends, and Archie’s relationships.

Christopher Meloni Discusses ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’

While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I had the chance to interview the amazing Christopher Meloni about all things NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime and the character of Elliot Stabler. The series will return for a third season in Fall 2022 on Thursdays at 10 PM ET. We discussed expanding the “Law & Order” universe with Organized Crime, the love fans have for the character of Elliot Stabler, filming in New York, and more!

Chrissy Metz Talks Bringing Kate’s Story to Life on ‘This Is Us’

Chrissy Metz has beautifully brought the character of Kate Pearson to life on screen for six seasons of NBC’s beloved family drama, This Is Us. The award-winning and critically acclaimed drama will air its series finale tonight at 9 PM ET. Last week after the show’s penultimate episode, I had the chance to speak with the actress over zoom about Kate’s biggest moments in the final season, what she hopes the legacies for This Is Us and her character are, and which item she was able to take from set!

Jon Huertas on the Series Finale of ‘This Is Us’

While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I had the chance to speak with Jon Huertas. The actor portrays Miguel in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us, which has its series finale tonight at 9 PM ET on NBC. We discussed the fan response to Miguel’s story, what he took from set, how fans should prepare for the finale, which This Is Us episodes made him emotional, and more!

Shakira Discusses Her New Series, ‘Dancing with Myself’

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to cover the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet and speak with Shakira! The multiple Grammy Award winner is teaming up with NBC to take the social media dance craze to a new level. She broke the Internet in 2021 with her own viral dance, “Girl Like Me,” and will now be a creator on Dancing with Myself, the ultimate family-friendly high-spirited competition that brings out the performer in all of us.

A100 List Honoree Poorna Jagannathan on the Impact of ‘Never Have I Ever’

Poorna Jagannathan is an honoree of Gold House’s 2022 A100 List, which recognizes the 100 APIs that have most significantly impacted American culture and society in the last year. The actress currently portrays Nalini Vishwakumar on Netflix’s Never Have I Ever. The third season of the series premieres on August 12. I recently had the opportunity to ask the actress about being an A100 Honoree and what it means to be on a show like Never Have I Ever.

Jon Huertas Discusses Special Miguel Centric Episode of ‘This Is Us’

Jon Huertas portrays Miguel in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us. The beloved series is currently finishing its sixth and final season. New episodes of the final chapter air Tuesdays at 9 PM ET on NBC. I had the pleasure of speaking with the actor after episode 6×15 aired about Miguel and Rebecca’s story, how his own personal experiences contributed to his character, the Somos Nosotros Fund, his favorite moments from the show, and more!
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