LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Showrunner Misha Green and stars Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett talk Season 1 – Interview

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2020 HBO

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, now in its first season Sunday nights on HBO, is one of the wildest rides ever through the Midwest and Northeast of the United States during the 1950s. Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY has been adapted for television by executive producer/show runner Misha Green. The show follows Black U.S. Army veteran Atticus “Tic” Freeman, played by Jonathan Majors, who returns home to Chicago to find that his father, Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams), has mysteriously disappeared somewhere in New England. Tic sets out to find his father, accompanied by his childhood friend Letitia “Leti” Lewis, […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actress Ivory Aquino – exclusive interview

Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, concluding Friday March 3, Ivory Aquino plays real-life San Francisco activist and commissioner Cecilia Chung. Both women are transgender, meaning they were born in male bodies and have transitioned into living as women. This is Aquino’s first role as a transgender woman; previously, she explains, she had played only cis-gender (meaning someone who identifies as they gender they are born as) female characters. ASSIGNMENT X: When you heard about WHEN WE RISE as a project, did you think, “I really need to be a part of this,” or, “I wonder how […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Actor Michael Kenneth Williams – exclusive interview

Michael Kenneth Williams as Ken Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

Michael Kenneth Williams has a wide-ranging career that encompasses everything from his Jazz Age gangster Chalky White in BOARDWALK EMPIRE to a heroic resistance fighter in THE PURGE: ANARCHY to the husband of Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith in BESSIE, a performance that earned Williams an Emmy nomination. However, right now Williams is in the unusual position of being on television almost simultaneously as two very different gay black Viet Nam veterans. In ABC’s LGBTQ civil rights miniseries WHEN WE RISE, running February 7 through March 3, the actor from Brooklyn plays real-life gay rights activist Ken Jones. In Season 2 […]Read On »

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WHEN WE RISE: Dustin Lance Black talks the civil rights miniseries – interview

Guy Pierce as Cleve Jones in WHEN WE RISE | © 2017 ABC/Image Group LA

WHEN WE RISE is a four-part miniseries, written by Dustin Lance Black, about the gay, lesbian and transgender civil rights movement from 1971 through the present. The ABC presentation, which also examines feminism and racial civil rights, begins Monday, February 27, skips a night and then continues Wednesday-Friday, March 1-3. Black earned an Oscar for his original screenplay for MILK, the 2008 feature film about the late San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. WHEN WE RISE similarly dramatizes the lives of real people. We see some of them in both their youth and as older adults. […]Read On »

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