Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods improvised most of Jared’s backstory 

At the beginning of Silicon Valley, Jared, played by Zach Woods, wasn’t too dissimilar from Richard. Both were timid and reserved, although Jared often played the optimistic yin to Richard’s pessimistic yang. But over time, Jared’s eccentricities were slowly revealed, like his sexual prowess, simmering rage, and …

The creator of The Room is really happy there’s a movie about The Room

The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of The Room, paints its subject, Tommy Wiseau, in an unexpectedly warm light. Given that The Room has been ridiculed for years and heralded as one of the worst films of all time, it’s a welcome surprise for Wiseau. In the video above,…

Paul Scheer loves the “Hai, doggie” scene from The Room

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. We met up with stars Paul Scheer and Ari Graynor at the premiere of The Disaster Artist and found out the…

The Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero on why they trusted James Franco to tell their story

The past few years have seen Tommy Wiseau’s opus, The Room, discover unexpected relevancy, culminating in this year’s The Disaster Artist, the film adaptation of Greg Sestero’s memoir about the making of the film. But why did Sestero and Wiseau entrust Franco to earnestly tell the story of making the most famous bad…

James Franco still isn’t sure what’s up with Tommy Wiseau

The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau’s background has long been shrouded in mystery, from his birthplace to the source of his fortune. James Franco, even after directing and starring in a movie about the man, still sees Wiseau as an enigma. On the red carpet for The Disaster Artist, we spoke with Franco about the…

I, Tonya’s stars say they knew almost nothing about Tonya Harding before being cast in the film

Margot Robbie’s new film I, Tonya centers around former Olympian Tonya Harding and her life leading up to the U.S. Figure Skating Championship in 1994, where she and her spouse, Jeff Gillooly, hired a man to break the leg of fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. Although Harding gained notoriety in the aftermath of the…

Trevor Noah doesn’t know if The Daily Show can sway the opposition

The Daily Show’s politics are undeniably left-leaning, but that doesn’t stop host Trevor Noah from attempting to reach across the aisle. But rather than altering the show’s politics, he hopes comedy will be the great unifier. As he explains in the video above, Noah’s unsure if the show’s political commentary will be…

Suburbicon's bad guys on how they prepared for their roles

The new George Clooney-directed film Suburbicon takes place in an idyllic 1950s suburb where a family man (Matt Damon) hires two hitmen to stage a home invasion to get rid of his wife (Julianne Moore), but—shockingly—things go awry. In the video above, Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell, who play the two hitmen, tell how…

Legion composer Jeff Russo on why there’s still hope for superhero themes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is as big as it has ever been (with another surefire hit premiering this Friday) but, as the YouTube channel Every Frame A Painting pointed out, the film scores can sometimes be a bit generic. As Legion composer Jeff Russo tells us, these shortcomings are usually not the fault of the…

Comedian Jimmy Carr knows what British show you’re going to be obsessed with in 6 months

Whether it be long-running sci-fi juggernauts, nuanced crime-dramas, or addictive reality competitions, British TV has a long history of finding success in the States. For stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr, BBC’s comedy series White Gold is next in line. In the video above, Carr talks about his love for the show and why he…

George Clooney doesn’t expect his new movie to change your mind

The new George Clooney-directed film Suburbicon takes place in an idyllic 1950s suburb where a family man (Matt Damon) stages a home invasion to get rid of his wife (Julianne Moore), but—shockingly—things go awry. The movie contrasts the façade of 1950s suburbia with weightier themes like social inequality and racism.…