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Amanda Seyfried: It Was ‘Devastating’ to Lose Out on ‘Wicked’ Role

Amanda Seyfried has been changed for the better after auditioning for “Wicked.”The Emmy-nominated star of “The Dropout” admitted to Porter magazine that she found it “devastating” to not be cast as Glinda the Good Witch in Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” musical adaptation. The role ultimately went to singer Ariana Grande.“I lost out on a big […]

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Jared Leto ‘Stayed in Touch’ with Real-Life Elizabeth Holmes: ‘Not Everyone Is One Thing’

Jared Leto may have played WeWork founder Adam Neumann for AppleTV+’s “WeCrashed,” but the Oscar winner has a surprising real-world connection to another Silicon Valley tech titan: Elizabeth Holmes.During a Variety Actors on Actors roundtable with “The Dropout” star Amanda Seyfried, who portrayed Holmes on the Hulu series, Leto revealed he formerly “stayed in touch” […]

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Why Alan Ruck Was Working At Sears After Shooting Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Nearly 40 years after his role as Cameron in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” actor Alan Ruck has reentered the cultural zeitgeist with his role as Connor in HBO’s “Succession” and Jay Rosen in Hulu’s “The Dropout.”There are no big gaps in Ruck’s resume — the actor spent decades bouncing between supporting parts in moderately successful […]

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‘Severance’ Is Peaking at Just the Right Time — After Flipping the Script on CEO Dramas

In the sixth episode of Hulu’s “The Dropout,” new hire Erika Cheung (Cameron Mi-young Kim) is working at Theranos labs, alone, on Thanksgiving Day. It’s the kind of thankless shift commonly thrust upon young employees, eager to prove themselves, and Erika takes her job seriously; seriously enough that when a machine fails a quality control […]

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Elizabeth Holmes Never Quite Fit: Tailoring the Style of ‘The Dropout’

Elizabeth Holmes is weird. “The Dropout,” Hulu’s limited series charting Holmes’ (Amanda Seyfried) rise and fall as CEO of Theranos, certainly has more nuanced things to say about what led Holmes to perpetrate one of Silicon Valley’s most notorious frauds, but part of the series’ drive is Holmes’ essential strangeness: a mixture of ambition, intensity, […]

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Amanda Seyfried to Play Elizabeth Holmes in ‘The Dropout,’ Replacing Kate McKinnon

Last month, Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon lived up to the titular role of Hulu’s upcoming limited series The Dropout by dropping out of the lead role of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the deceptive biotech start-up company Theranos. However, Hulu has landed Amanda Seyfried, fresh off her Oscar nomination for Mank, to star in […]

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‘The Dropout’: Kate McKinnon Drops Out Of Elizabeth Holmes Series

Kate McKinnon does some of the best impressions in “Saturday Night Live,” but one impression you won’t get to see anytime soon is Elizabeth Holmes, because McKinnon has dropped out of Hulu‘s Elizabeth Holmes series, “The Dropout.” Before you ask, yes, the pun was very much intended.Read More: ‘Allen v. Farrow’: A Scathing Indictment Of […]

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Rachel McAdams And Abby Ryder Fortson Join ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Film Adaptation

God has heard your prayers, and now the film adaptation of the hugely popular “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” has found its eponymous Margaret, as “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star Abby Ryder Fortson has joined the cast, and she will be joined by Rachel McAdams in the role of Margaret’s mother.Read More: ‘The […]

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