Culture Sweetbitter has all the ingredients to make it a smash-hit. Based off Stephanie Danler’s 2016 best seller with the same name, the show already has a built-in fanbase eager to see it come to life. More than that, Sweetbitter redefines what it means to be a strong female character in the #MeToo era. Sweetbitter follows Tess (Ella Purnell, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children): a 22-year-old that moves to New York City in 2006. Tess winds up landing a job at a popular downtown restaurant, where she learns how to navigate the ups-and-downs of her new world. Her new life is doused in sex, drugs, good food and oh-so-much alcohol. Not everyone is on board with the series, with some saying a female lead who is confused about her life and sleeps around isn't the type of role model women want to see amid the #MeToo movement. As of late, television has birthed strong female characters like Daenerys Targaryen in Game of … [Read more...] about ‘Sweetbitter’ Bites Its Way Into #MeToo Era of TV
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"It came out of nowhere," crew member says of Carlos Carvalho's fatal accident Rosemary Rossi, provided by Published 6:52 pm, Saturday, May 5, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 South African Filmmaker Head-Butted by Giraffe Dies at 47 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Filmmaker Carlos Carvalho died Wednesday after being head-butted by a giraffe while shooting a film in South Africa. He was 47. “It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite DOP’s,” his film crew agency CallaCrew, announced on Facebook. ”Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric [sic] and had a fatal run in with a giraffe on set. He was flown to Milpark Hospital but succumbed to his injuries 20:50 last night.” According to The Telegraph, Carvalho was in South African filming in a game lodge when an attempt to get a close-up of a giraffe ended with the animal head-butting … [Read more...] about South African Filmmaker Head-Butted by Giraffe Dies at 47
Before she could play Tess, the often-frazzled trainee at the heart of Starz’s new restaurant-based drama Sweetbitter, Ella Purnell had to learn the three-plate carry. It’s the kind of stunt many actors have cause to master before ever setting foot on a sound stage, but for the 21-year-old Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Maleficent), whose previous food-service experience was limited to pulling pints and serving “chips and burgers” at a pub in her native London, it was all new. “I’m holding three plates, three white plates, and for some stupid reason I had decided to wear a white silk shirt on this day of training,” Purnell said in an interview in January about the crash course she and other cast members underwent at the hands of restaurant industry veteran Justine Slattery. Slattery, who reportedly once trained Stephanie Danler, the Sweetbitter creator from whose novel … [Read more...] about ‘Sweetbitter’ writer brings her palate-conscious novel to TV
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017. LOS ANGELES >> Add cigarettes to the list of things that the family-friendly Walt Disney Co. has to figure out as it prepares to integrate the sharper-edged 20th Century Fox movie and television studio. Bob Iger, Disney’s chief executive, announced at a shareholder meeting in 2015 that Walt Disney Studios would “prohibit smoking in movies across the board: Marvel, Lucas, Pixar and Disney films.” He said the policy, which put Disney at the forefront of anti-smoking efforts in Hollywood, “was the right thing for us to do.” The decision brought cheers from activists concerned about the power of movies to promote tobacco use. Now anti-smoking advocates want Iger to extend that rule to all future youth-rated films (G, PG, PG-13) made by Fox and its Fox Searchlight specialty label, which are among the assets that Disney is … [Read more...] about Smoking is off limits at Disney. What will that mean with Fox in the fold?
Ella Purnell has admitted she has struggled with "anxiety and depression" since she was a teenager.The 21-year-old actress revealed that a "bad experience" during her school years when she was 15 left her in a poor state with her mental health, and resulted in her self-harming.She said: "I have anxiety and have had depression in the past. When I was 15 or 16 I had a bad experience at school - some issues with other classmates and somebody I was seeing, we don't need to go into it."I started self-harming and did that for a long time until my mum caught me and I started to learn about it [mental health]. I thought depression was something you could only have if your parents died, or you were really ill and about to jump off the bridge."The 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' actress insists she never had the confidence to speak out about her struggles at the time, but now understands the importance of seeking help.She added: "I certainly didn't feel comfortable enough to talk … [Read more...] about Ella Purnell suffers from anxiety