Before Barbra Streisand’s favorite Coton du Tolear dog Samantha died in 2017, she took cells from her mouth and stomach to have identical dogs cloned.
Two pups, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, are the result. The ladies are two-thirds of a trio including a distant cousin of Samantha’s, Miss Fanny — named after Streisand’s “Funny Girl” character.
“They have different personalities,” Streisand says.
“Knives Out” star Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about the truth behind her long term Vicodin addiction, how she kept it a secret from the world, and her first big wake up call during her cover shoot for Variety’s first ever Recovery Issue. Curtis recalled a situation in December of 1998 in which her former [...]
Michael B. Jordan, one of the stars and producers of the legal drama “Just Mercy,” said, during his Variety cover shoot, he wanted the whole world to know about the real-life wrongful conviction depicted in the film. He plays attorney Bryan Stevenson, who takes on the case of Walter McMillian, a black man imprisoned for [...]
In his Variety cover shoot, Al Pacino breaks down how he prepped for his various roles throughout his career including his latest post as Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” “When you research Hoffa, there’s the books and there’s the good scripts. The good scripts help, but there’s so much footage of everybody.” Pacino [...]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
Mindy Kaling and Constance Wu both starred in woman-directed films this year; Kaling in Nisha Ganatra’s “Late Night” and Wu in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two shared stories about working with female directors and how playing women who are ambitious used to be portrayed as a negative […]
Alfre Woodard and Cynthia Erivo both star in movies helmed by black female directors this year; Woodard in Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency” and Erivo in Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two talked about their new films and the social messages in them. They also touched on when they knew […]