Billy Crudup: ‘Life is hard. It’s filled with grief, confusion, unpredictability … ‘

Raised by a ‘hustler’, always worried the acting work might dry up, Crudup is now riding high in Apple TV’s hit The Morning Show.

He talks about childhood, coronavirus and #MeTooA few years ago, when he was still a couple of years off his 50th birthday, Billy Crudup liked to half-joke that his 50s would be his time.

It looked as if he would be proved right, at least until a global pandemic stopped his career – along with everyone else’s in his business – in its tracks, leaving Crudup at home in his New York apartment trying to master making home-cooked pizza (“absolutely abhorrent”) and pickled onions (“terrific”).He had started filming the second series of The Morning Show, but that was suspended and he doesn’t know when it will restart.

What will life on set be like? Will socially distanced filming work? “I don’t know,

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