Late-night TV star Conan O’Brien discussed the differences between hosting his talk show and his podcast, “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” for Variety‘s cover story. The comedian said the conversations are more intimate and candid without having a camera and audience present. “Big stars come in, they just dropped their kids off at school and you’re seeing them in a little bit more slice-of-life situation,” he said.
Sir Patrick Stewart on resurrecting the great “Star Trek” hero Captain Jean-Luc Picard for CBS’ new spinoff series “Picard.”
Go behind the scenes of Margot Robbie’s Variety cover shoot, in which she discusses what inspired “Birds of Prey,” becoming “obsessed” with Harley Quinn comics and the research she did into the world of young conservative women for “Bombshell.”
Hitmaker of the Year Billie Eilish sat down with Variety executive editor of music Shirley Halperin for Variety‘s 2019 Hitmakers issue, where she discussed her “Office” obsession, some of her favorite artists, and how it feels to be a Halloween costume. Eilish’s well-documented obsession with NBC’s “The Office” sitcom, which ran from 2005-2013 and starred [...]
Carey Mulligan thinks that Academy voters should somehow prove that they’ve seen the films they’re evaluating before they cast their ballots. “I don’t think you can watch those films and not think they deserve recognition,” Mulligan said at the Variety Studio in Sundance. “I think they need to be watched. I wonder if the system […]
Director and writer of “Bad Hair,” Justin Simien, was joined by his cast Kelly Rowland, Elle Lorraine, Yaani King Mondschein, James Van Der Beek and Ashley Blaine Featherson for a deeply intimate conversation about black hair and Hollywood expectations. The conversation turned personal after Yaani King Mondschein revealed that she’s actually lost jobs in the […]
For inspiration in his upcoming rom-com “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg turned to a galaxy far, far away. The film — which premiered at Sundance and also stars Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes — takes place at a wedding in California. To prepare, Samberg said he watched Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker and Natalie Portman’s Queen Amidala […]