"It's a big deal that [Amber Brown's] parents get divorced, and seeing it through a kid's eyes, her pain is so real," Bonnie Hunt tells Newsweek's Parting Shot with H. Alan Scott
"The heart of it was the motor throughout [the film], we needed to really understand why Chuck was catfishing his son, and that he's doing it potentially to try to save his son's life," James Morosini told Newsweek's Parting Shot with H. Alan Scott about his new film "I Love My Dad."
"At this point in my life, for a guy who's new to me—because I've played a lot of different kinds of men—that becomes kind of hard to find," Kevin Bacon told Newsweek's Parting Shot with H. Alan about his characters on Showtime's 'City on a Hill' and Peacock's 'They/Them.'
"[Peele's] point is to continue the narrative of Black people being in spaces that they've always been in, although…not always been represented in those spaces."
"When I first read the script, all I could think of was, 'Oh, my God. There's finally a story about trans joy.'"
"I just thought, this is great. I can do a feel-good movie. Let's have the audience feeling that their hearts are full," Lesley Manville tells Newsweek's Parting Shot about her new film 'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.'
"I think people like it when it feels like such a large truth is held by something that's rather tiny," Jenny Slate tells Newsweek's Parting Shot about her character Marcel in 'Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.'
As the King's manager in the biopic Elvis, Tom Hanks says he tried to take audiences someplace new.
"People just seeing someone like me on screen is enough. That's what it was for me when I read the comics for the first time. I just saw myself," Iman Vellani tells Newsweek about her character Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel in the new Disney+ original series 'Ms. Marvel.'
"I've just tried to remain present for all of it. But I don't think, moving forward in my career, anything will top this for me in terms of just how profound it is," Matt Doyle told Newsweek's Parting Shot with H. Alan Scott about starring in "Company" on Broadway.
"I've never seen my story represented on stage," Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Strange Loop," Michael R. Jackson, tells Newsweek's Parting Shot with H. Alan Scott.
"It was like a film school, a flight school, a master class, all wrapped into this cockpit," Jay Ellis tells 'Newsweek' about working with Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick.'
Legendary filmmaker John Waters talks about his debut novel "Liarmouth" and how he thinks up bizarre characters.
The real Angelyne told Newsweek's H. Alan Scott on the Parting Shot that the new Peacock limited series about her life is "painful to watch" and says Emmy Rossum's portrayal of her is "not me."
"She's the original influencer," Emmy Rossum tells Newsweek's Parting Shot about Angelyne, whom she portrays in her new Peacock original series Angelyne (May 19).
"If she's in a bad mood, all bets are off, and she could be rude to anybody," Jean Smart tells Newsweek about her character Deborah Vance on HBO Max's 'Hacks.'
"You don't have to just do one thing," Lisa Rinna tells Newsweek why she does so much, from Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to Rinna Beauty.
"I don't think I've ever seen a female hacker on TV," Niv Sultan, star of the Apple TV+ drama 'Tehran,' tells Newsweek. Sultan also shares what it was like to work with Glenn Close in the second season of the drama series.
Pabllo Vittar talked to Newsweek about drag in Brazil, anti-LGBT bullying and being the most-followed drag queen in the world.
"I really shouldn't have been cast in the role of [Jean-Luc] Picard," Patrick Stewart tells 'Newsweek' about his part in the Star Trek franchise. The second season finale of the Paramount Plus series 'Picard' will stream May 5.
On the latest Parting Shot, Newsweek's H. Alan Scott looks into the boom of full-frontal male nudity on TV and how it might not be as big of a moment as some would hope.
"It's never a bad time to see the little guy win," Craig Robinson tells Newsweek while discussing his character in the new Peacock original comedy series 'Killing It.'
Top awards by 'CODA' and actress Jessica Chastain got overshadowed by Will Smith's slap to Chris Rock's head on the stage Sunday night.
"I want to be seen for my talent. I don't want to be seen for the color of my skin," Simone Ashley tells Newsweek while discussing the second season of the Netflix period drama 'Bridgerton.'
Harvey Fierstein's "I Was Better Last Night" is part memoir and part firsthand account of modern gay history.
"People don't play with their nostalgia," Jabari Banks tells Newsweek about 'Bel-Air,' Peacock's dramatic reboot of the '90s sitcom the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'
Renée Zellweger becomes convicted killer Pam Hupp in 'The Thing About Pam'
"This is the most layered character I've had in years and years," Courteney Cox tells Newsweek about her new Starz dark comedy 'Shining Vale.'
"We collectively judged her for bringing her voice down as if she's lying to us. But you're not being untruthful because you're deepening your voice. She needed it," Amanda Seyfriend tells Newsweek about finding Elizabeth Holmes' voice in Hulu's The Dropout.