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Hayley Atwell Knows Classic Female Characters Still Matter — Even When They're Not Written By Women

There's this flawed mental image, Howards End star Hayley Atwell tells me, that people have of women as they existed at the turn of the century — that they were still, proper, stoic. It’s an image that has a tendency to bleed over into how period-bas…
By Sage Young

Fans Will Be "Gobsmacked" By This Season Of 'Fear The Walking Dead,' According To The Cast

Spoilers for the Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead fans got a one-two punch of surprises on Sunday night. While TWD wrapped its first eight seasons with an epic finale on Sunday night, it also starte…
By Taylor Ferber

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lennie James Reveals Why Morgan May Not Need His Cryptic Mantra Anymore

Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 8 finale and the Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere. What better way to bridge the gap between The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead than with a beloved character whose journey has always captivated and …
By Leah Thomas

The New ‘Walking Dead’ Truce Won’t Last Long, According To The Cast

Spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead Season 8 finale. After eight epic seasons, the climactic All-Out War has finally been resolved. But fear not: There's a whole new chapter ahead and cast members are somewhat in the know about what's to come. At AMC…
By Taylor Ferber

This ‘Jersey Shore’ Update From Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Will Make You Fist Pump In Celebration

Millennials love a reunion, especially when it’s the cast of a show that helped define their adolescence who's getting back together. Jersey Shore became a cultural juggernaut when it premiered in 2009, introducing the world to the trifecta of gym, t…
By Lindsay Denninger

Why A Nuanced Female Role Shouldn't Come Once In A Blue Moon, According To Philippa Coulthard

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Howards End star…
By Sage Young

Samira Wiley On Doing Right By Her Character, Her Wife, The Queer Black Community — And Herself

This is how you’re supposed to begin: You’re supposed to say that Samira Wiley is down for whatever. Need her to hang upside down, jump on a box, or lie on the cold concrete floor in sequined Marc Jacobs to get the perfect shot? No problem. The (almo…
By Britni Danielle

Why Tan France Says 'Queer Eye' Season 2 Is Only The Beginning For The Series

It's been a few weeks since Queer Eye took the world by storm, and Tan France is still reeling from essentially becoming famous overnight. The Fab Five's fashion specialist says he gets "literally" thousands of DMs on social media every day from peop…
By Martha Sorren

Meet The Man Behind 'Legion' Season 2's Most Ominous Villain

He has haunted the periphery of the show for an entire season and appeared in various terrifying manifestations, but viewers have yet to see his true form. His name is Amahl Farouk, but his face remains unknown — until now. The Shadow King on Legion …
By Jefferson Grubbs

This Primetime Soap Is Subverting Every Sexist Expectation Of The Genre & You're Missing It

In the era of Peak TV, judging a series by its cover is as easy as changing the channel. That may be why you've let The Arrangement, E!'s scripted drama about the $10 million marriage contract between an A-list movie star and a young ingenue, fly und…
By Sage Young

Why 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Looks COMPLETELY Different From Every Other Live TV Musical

Television's latest live musical extravaganza, Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert, airing April 1 on NBC, is taking risks that are so ambitious, they just might work. In an armory in Brooklyn, an array of artists are coming together for an explo…
By Leah Thomas

What The V.F.D. Is Really All About, According To The ‘Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Cast

Spoilers for A Series Of Unfortunate Events Season 2 follow. It took two seasons, but Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire finally know what V.F.D. stands for in Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. But the name "Volunteer Fire Department" doesn'…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Why This Killer Mermaid Show Is One Of The Most Fascinating Depictions Of Gender On TV

If you're looking for the family-friendly vibes of The Little Mermaid, you've got the wrong show. Freeform's new mermaid series Siren puts a deadly spin on how it depicts the mythical sea creatures. But while there is some gore, Siren is about much m…
By Taylor Ferber

Why Zach Braff's Character On 'Alex, Inc' Is A Lot Like J.D. From 'Scrubs,' According To Braff Himself

It's been eight years since Scrubs went off the air, and Zach Braff has essentially been in TV retirement ever since. Except for some one-off appearances here and there, he's focused instead on his work behind the camera as a producer and director. B…
By Sydney Bucksbaum

Why Hollywood Needs More Complex Roles For Teenage Girls, According To 'The Americans' Star Holly Taylor

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, The Americans st…
By Samantha Rollins

This Marvel Fave Could Die in 'Infinity War' & Fans Should Start Preparing Themselves

Bucky Barnes has been through a lot. Since his very first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: The First Avenger, he's been killed, revived, brainwashed by Hydra, tortured, used as an assassin, reunited with his BFF, framed…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

'grown-ish’ Star Francia Raisa On What 'Open Ethnicity Casting' Really Means For Hollywood

If you’ve read any news about Hollywood lately, you know that the industry is far from perfect: It's long treated straight, white males as the default. But recent calls for more representation — through campaigns like #OscarsSoWhite and beyond — have…
By Alexis Reliford

The Reason Bella Thorne Shares Legit Everything On Instagram Is Actually So Good

With Instagram, Twitter, and the like providing constant peeks into celebrities' lives, it can be easy to feel like you know someone — or that you can judge their actions, based off what they tweet, snap, or 'gram. So when stars like Bella Thorne are…
By Alani Vargas

The Reason Taraji P. Henson Is Still Fighting To Prove Herself — Even At The Top Of Her Game

Taraji P. Henson's portrayal of Cookie Lyon on Empire led her to become the first black actor to win a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2015. A year later, she was named one of the most influential people in the w…
By Kadeen Griffiths

Mindy Kaling Has A Really Simple Solution For Getting More Women Behind The Camera In Hollywood

By this point in her career, Mindy Kaling is more than comfortable being the boss. It's kind of her natural state. After spending six seasons writing and starring in her first TV creation, The Mindy Project, Kaling moved on to NBC's Champions, anothe…
By Sage Young