In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to write a love letter to women. As an actress, I have the good fortune of a being able to play a complex, strong and flawed woman. As a writer, scripting narratives is my act of resistance, my way of bringing that unheard African female voice front and center and allowing it to manifest its astounding value. I have always had a passion for women and girls, a hope to see them function on the same playing field as men and have the same opportunities and appropriate protections. I want to be more than an actress and storyteller but an advocate for women, not only in underdeveloped countries but all over the world.
Ernie Hudson has been cast in the Netflix original film Nappily Ever After, with Wadjda helm Haifaa Al-Mansour attached to direct, which is based on the book by Trisha R. Thomas.Read More »
Barbara Hershey has been tapped for a recurring role on the 10-episode 11th season of the Fox sci-fi drama The X-Files. It’s the show’s second run as an event series, following last season’s six-season revival.
James Carpinello, who guest-starred in the Season 4 finale of NBC’s The Blacklist, will return this upcoming fifth season as a recurring.Read More »
Meaghan Rath has been set as a series regular opposite Alex O’Loughlin in Hawaii Five-0, which begins its eighth season September 29 on CBS.
Congrats to Josh Segarra(Choice TV Villian) and Madelaine Petsch(Choice Hissy Fit) on your Teen Choice Awards nominations!
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Erica Durance, famous for playing Lois Lane on Smallville, will take over the role of Kara’s (late) biological mother Alura Zor-El when the CW drama returns this fall, TVLine has learned. Alura, who made appearances throughout the show’s first two seasons, was originally played by Laura Benanti. (Benanti also played Alura’s twin sister Astra, who was eventually killed by Alex.)
Fox has ordered to series The Gifted, its first series produced in conjunction with Marvel Television.
Appearing at pop-culture conventions is all but mandatory these days for the stars of movies and television shows about superheroes. Danielle Panabaker, a former Naperville resident, doesn’t mind. “I went to my first one two years ago, and I really liked it,” said Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow in the popular CW TV show, “The Flash,” based on the iconic DC Comics hero. “These shows are such a great way to interact with the fans.”
Katie Cassidy, who exited the CW series Arrow after meeting her tragic fate in Season 4 as Laurel Lance, is returning as Laurel’s doppelgänger Black Siren. The character will re-appear in episodes #522 and #523, and continue as a series regular in Season 6.