The cast and creators of “Black Mirror,” which will air its third season on Netflix this year, stopped by the Variety Studio presented by airbnb to talk about their relationship to the stories they tell in the series.
“I’m quite optimistic, weirdly,” said the show’s creator Charlie Brooker. “When it comes to things like social media, I think it’s an incredible invention. It’s just that we as an animal aren’t yet adept to use this incredible new power we’ve been given. It’s like a new limb we’ve grown and we’re flailing around and knocking all the furniture over.”
Writer and EP Annabel Jones, directors Owen Harris and Joe Wright and actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also chimed in about what makes the show so compelling.
“I have a lot of nightmares of these kind of dystopian future scenarios that pretty exactly resemble ‘Black Mirror.’ So I was a little nervous about it,” Dallas Howard said about watching the show for the first time. “Finally, when I did watch the first episode I was by myself in New Zealand and I watched one of the episodes and I was an absolute wreck afterwards.”
The day before the Oscars, all your favorite indie stars along with a slew of Oscar nominees stopped by the Variety Portrait Studio presented by AT&T at the Independent Spirit Awards. Get an inside look at the portrait sessions in this exclusive video and see all the gorgeous portraits of Tilda Swinton, Sterling K. Brown, [...]
Although Debra Eisenstadt was on the set of her own film, “Imaginary Order,” the director said she was still “battling a lot of sexism.” The filmmaker revealed that the crew questioned her direction, forcing her to fire an assistant director due to his behavior. “The AD’s talking over me or having separate conversations and I [...]
“Eighth Grade” writer/director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher discussed portraying the ambivalence of the internet in their new film. “This is a good portrayal of what the internet is. It’s not always smiles or obsessing on emojis. It’s its own thing. It’s not bad or good; it’s both,” Fisher said at the Variety Studio [...]
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Brie Larson was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, and talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative. Larson portrays Eva Ansley, who co-founded the Equal Justice Initiative, in “Just Mercy,” and revealed what she learned from Ansley while making the film. “Where can you gain […]