The fights of Netflix’s “Daredevil” are brutal, sometimes shocking, but always built around character. Stunt coordinator/fight coordinator/secondunit director Philip Silvera joins Variety’s David S. Cohen to reveal how his team stages fights that reveal character and push the story forward.
Stunt coordinator Wade Allen details the extensive planning behind the “Barry” Season 2 episode “ronny/lily,” which features long takes aplenty, a Rite-Aid Taekwondo battle and Bill Hader’s Barry getting “his ass kicked by a little girl.” The idea for the episode came about a year ago. “Bill [Hader] and I riffed about how funny it [...]
The judges on “So You Think You Can Dance” don’t just critique the performers; they’re judging the choreographers, too. “You have to sit in the audience and smile and hope that [the dancers] kill it. As much as they’re getting looked at, the judges are looking at your stuff, too. All the choreographers are back [...]
“Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton walks us through the creative process of tailoring the costumes to specific characters and episodes on Variety‘s Artisans series, presented by HBO. Clapton says she begins by sketching all of the characters with specific themes and practicality in mind. For example, she explains the lean design of Arya [...]
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 […]