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  1. good one podcast
    The Story Behind ‘Wells for Boys,’ One of the Best SNL Sketches EverSNL writers Julio Torres and Jeremy Beiler reveal how “Wells for Boys” came together.
  2. Yvonne Strahovski Felt Horrible Filming That Handmaid’s Tale Car Scene“I spent most of my time apologizing to Lizzy after each take.”
  3. Jordan Gavaris On Why He Waited to Come Out“It’s a scary thing to own who you are publicly.”
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    Madeline Brewer on The Handmaid’s Tale Finale and Janine’s Fate“It definitely leaves you in a place of ‘Holy sh*t.’”
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    Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba Has Trouble Not Taking Suzanne Home With Her“Suzanne is a full-fledged person to me. It would not be shocking to me if I saw her on the street. I’d be like, There she is.
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    Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando on Nacho’s Self-Sacrifice“Nacho is, in many ways, the antithesis of Walter White.”
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    Dascha Polanco Tapped Into Her Own Life for That Big OITNB Scene“It was a moment where I was going through something really hard for me to deal with, and it allowed me to use those emotions.”
  8. true crime
    The Keepers Director Ryan White Got the Idea for His Netflix Series From His MomHe says it’s “completely possible” that his show could lead to answers in Sister Cathy’s unsolved murder case.
  9. a long talk
    A Conversation With Ann Dowd and Margo MartindaleTV’s biggest scene-stealers are honored to be compared to each other. Just don’t call them character actors.
  10. Justin Theroux Explains Where We Leave Kevin on The Leftovers“I don’t think Kevin holds any religious beliefs. That’s probably what he realizes by the end of it.”
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    Matthew Rhys: ‘I Always Want Philip to Be Pushing Toward His Goal’“For three seasons now you’re seeing the metaphorical bottom quivering lip.”
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    Ann Dowd Was Inspired by Her Catholic Nun Teachers on The Handmaid’s Tale“I think Lydia knows that far more important than being liked is doing her job well.”
  13. Lena Waithe Wrote Her Most Personal Story for Master of None“I hope I set a trend with other black or brown folks in this business to stop trying to be something that you think society wants you to be.”
  14. Why Sunday Night’s Episode of The Leftovers Was Inspired by Matt Zoller SeitzA conversation between Matt and Damon Lindelof.
  15. Kathryn Hahn Is Nobody’s SidekickAfter years of playing the girlfriend, best friend, or co-worker, the I Love Dick star is finally a protagonist.
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    Jill Soloway on I Love Dick, Trump, and Making a Show About a ‘Female Monster’I Love Dick is about anger. When the election happened, it just became so much more necessary.”
  17. Barry Jenkins on How He Directed Dear White People’s Most Pivotal Episode“We are trying to work the audience into an empathic feeling, so that we understand what it’s like to be Reggie.”
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    Joseph Fiennes on The Handmaid’s Tale and Those Scrabble Scenes“He’s like a cat with a ball of wool.”
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    Dear White People’s DeRon Horton on Playing Lionel and His Masturbation Scene“Yes, I was watching Troy have sex at the same time as the masturbation was occurring.”
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    Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan on Catastrophe, Brexit, and Carrie Fisher“She was a very kind, sensitive person in addition to being a genius and a brilliant comedian.”
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    Scott Glenn on His Bonkers Episode of The Leftovers“I was overjoyed. I called Damon up and I said, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you.’”
  22. profile
    Aziz Ansari Wanted to Be the Great Uniter and Ended Up an ActivistThe latest comic ambassador for New York neuroses is from a red state, too.
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    Marque Richardson on Dear White People, Barry Jenkins, and Reggie’s Big Episode“It was impossible to play this character and go back home and put my blinders back on.”
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    Samantha Bee: Not the Correspondents’ Dinner Won’t Just Be an Anti-Trump RoastAnd why nice weather can be bad for political activism.
  25. sit downs
    Neil Gaiman Thinks American Gods Is Frighteningly Relevant in Trump’s America“I think [Trump] is an out-of-his-depth idiot. Who is possibly criminal. And certainly incompetent.”
  26. the vulture tv podcast
    Damon Lindelof on Why The Leftovers Is Ultimately a Love StoryAnd why it’s so hard to say no to a naked Theroux.
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    Mark Linn-Baker on His Grand Leftovers Return“It was a great opportunity for me to do something unexpected.”
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    Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Explains Why Ewan McGregor Is Playing Two Characters“Whatever empathy you have for the underdog you probably also carry some of it over to rooting for the older brother.”
  29. girls
    Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner on the End of Girls and Hannah’s Final Pants-Free Shot“It wouldn’t be Girls if Hannah had pants on, right?”
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    David Mandel on the ‘Accidental’ Ways Veep Resembles Real Life This Season“It’s the greatest accidental decision ever.”
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    Stanley Tucci on Feud and Why He’s Played So Many ‘Adviser’ Roles“I don’t know. It just seems to keep happening.”
  32. Andrew Rannells Is Happy to Play Gay Men (As Long As They’re Not Too Relatable)On the eve of the Girls finale, the actor recounts his audition horror stories, the anal-sex tutorial he led on set, and the roles he’s being offered.
  33. straight talk
    Oscar Winner John Ridley on Hollywood Whitewashing and False DiversityThe writer-director tackles show-business racism and how TV can break through culture bubbles.
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    The Americans’ Margo Martindale on Playing Ruthless Women“I hope I get to cut somebody else’s throat.”
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    Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgård on How He Sees Perry“He’s irredeemable.”
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    Ryan Murphy on Re-creating the Scandalous 1963 Oscars for Feud“I think Jessica’s dress weighed 50 pounds. She was like, ‘Get me out of this!’”
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    Legion’s Noah Hawley Talks Dance Sequences and David’s Dad“The reason that David Haller exists as a character in those comics is because he’s Xavier’s son.”
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    Adam Scott on Big Little Lies and Projectile Vomit“I’ve barfed in movies before. It seems like it always ends up being Campbell’s soup.”
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    Nicole Kidman on Her ‘Uncomfortable’ Big Little Lies Fight Scenes“Afterward, I would just be quiet. I would go home and be quiet.”
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    Holly Taylor on The Americans and Why She Wants Paige to Be a Spy“I’ve always wanted to do some stunts and stuff, so hopefully!”
  41. Iain Armitage on Big Little Lies, David Bowie, and the Big Bang Theory Spinoff“This show got me into David Bowie and now I know virtually all of his songs.”
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    Kiernan Shipka on Feud, Working With Ryan Murphy, and Sally Draper’s Future“The show shines such a light on how Hollywood has always pitted women against each other.”
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    Love’s Claudia O’Doherty on Moving to America and Pretending to Be Sad“They created a character for me that’s not a million miles from who I am, or maybe who I was a few years ago.”
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    Susan Kelechi Watson On This Is Us, Singing Hamilton on Set, and Louie“This show even gets to people who don’t cry. It’s coming for you any way you slice it.”
  45. Susan Sarandon on Feud and Why Everyone Gets So Mad at Her About Politics“It’s just a way to not deal with reality.”
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    Director Jean-Marc Vallée on Big Little Lies Murder: ‘You Will Know Everything’“Woman killing another woman? Husband killing another husband? There are a lot of possibilities. A kid killing a kid!”
  47. oscars 2016
    Embrace of the Serpent Had to Embrace the JungleThe film deviates from standard jungle tropes, both off and on camera.
  48. oscars 2016
    Mustang’s Filmmaker on Her Feminist Escape Movie“I remember girls saying that when you’re too powerful as a woman, it’s not very pretty.”
  49. roundtables
    8 Oscar Nominees on the Lessons of Awards Season“I remember the first time I heard someone in a discussion say the words awards season. I thought it was a joke!”
  50. awards insider interview
    Brian d’Arcy James on Being Spotlight’s New Face“That is a testament also to people trusting Tom McCarthy and saying, ‘If Tom has invited this guy into the pool, then let’s just go without even wondering about it.’”
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