I am so excited to announce that Sarah was announced as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021.
2021 Walk of Fame Class Announced
HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 17, 2020 —A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Walk of Fame Selection Panel of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 15, 2020 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Ellen K, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Panel and Radio personality, announced the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President/CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The new selections were revealed to the world via the Walk of Fame Facebook page beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 18. “The Walk of Fame Selection Panel is pleased to announce 35 new honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world,” said Chair and Walk of Famer Ellen K, “The Panel has done an exemplary job in choosing very talented people. We can’t wait to see each and every honoree’s face as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history as we unveil their star on the world’s most famous walkway!” Ellen K added.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2021 are:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Morris Chestnut, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zac Efron, Giancarlo Giannini, Shia LaBeouf, Jimmy Smits, Naomi Watts and a double star for Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal.
In the category of TELEVISION: Nick Cannon, Courteney Cox, Marla Gibbs, Jenifer Lewis, Laura Linney, Judge Greg Mathis, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Sarah Paulson, Peter Roth and Christian Slater.
In the category of RECORDING: The Chi-Lites, Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Ana Gabriel, Jefferson Airplane, The Judds, Don McLean, Salt-N-Pepa, Trisha Yearwood and Charlie Parker (Posthumous).
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Sarah Brightman, Luciano Pavarotti (Posthumous) and August Wilson (Posthumous)
In the category of RADIO: Big Boy The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Panel congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.
Variety spoke with Sarah and Dahvi to talk about Mrs. America and Sarah’s character Alice.
When the character of Alice Macray in FX on Hulu’s “Mrs. America” was brought to actor Sarah Paulson’s attention, only two scripts had been written for the limited series. Alice is the lone central character that is not based on an iconic woman in American history, so there wasn’t source material to which Paulson could turn to get a deeper understanding of the woman described as a homemaker and loyal friend of Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett), fighting against ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. But, she was an essential part of the story because she was the only character who could change her stance on the movement over the course of the series.
That’s where the relationship between Paulson and showrunner Dahvi Waller became so crucial.
As Paulson recalls it, Waller told her she couldn’t make a promise that Alice was going to be as prominent in early episodes as in the later part when Alice’s worldview opened.
“It has to be a slow burn so the impact will be [stronger] later on,” Paulson recalls Waller telling her. “And so there may be times when you’re sitting around in a way that you’re not used to, but I hope you’ll trust me and have faith that I am going to give you something really delicious.”
Citing a “real connection” with Waller “instantly,” Paulson did just that, and it changed the trajectory of the show.
“Casting Sarah was critical to Alice’s journey,” Waller says. “Alice is the way into the series because she’s the everywoman and the person we can all relate to, but when we cast Sarah we hadn’t finished breaking the second half of the season. And to be honest if Sarah hadn’t agreed to play Alice I don’t know that I would have felt like Alice could carry an entire episode, and take Alice’s storyline where we took it. When you have someone like Sarah, it completely changes what you can do.”
In the writing of the character, Alice was “based on several people, including a woman I spoke to who was a Phyllis Schlafly Eagle in the ‘70s in Indiana and a neighbor of Phyllis,’” says Waller. But in fleshing her out further for the performance, Paulson says she drew a bit from her own grandmother — who “is a very religious woman and married my grandfather right out of college and had two children and didn’t work and was a devoted homemaker and very fulfilled in doing so.”
Alice staunchly stood by Phyllis’ side in the beginning of the series, afraid that her status as a homemaker would be challenged if the amendment went through. But Paulson and Waller shaped Alice’s conservatism so that it “had a cloak of innocence to it,” Paulson says. “Alice is a real product of her time and it really has to do with what hasn’t been learned and what hasn’t been investigated.”
Adds Waller: “We didn’t believe that all of the women in Phyllis’ movement were Birchers or racists, and we knew it was important to have women on her side who were very much anti any kind of bigotry. We wanted Alice to have those characteristics, but we wanted to be below the surface with it. Sarah can play 1,000 things on her face or with her eyes so you can get all those different layers and complexity, while at the same time playing a character who’s so pure at heart.”
Deadline share that Sarah will be one of the stars to star in HBO’s Coastal Elites.
HBO has set Coastal Elites, a comic satire special centered around five characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic. Bette Midler (Hello Dolly, The Rose), Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Game Change) and Issa Rae (Insecure) star in the special from Paul Rudnick (Addams Family Values, In & Out) and Jay Roach (Bombshell, All The Way, Game Change). It’s slated for premiere in September.
Produced entirely under quarantine, the special, written by Rudnick and directed by Roach, “tells stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now,” according to HBO.
Exploring our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection during a pandemic, Coastal Elites features a series of confessionals from five main characters, played by Midler, Dever, Levy, Paulson and Rae.
Rudnick and Roach executive produce with Tony winner Jeffrey Seller (Broadway’s Hamilton, In the Heights), Flody Suarez (Rise, 8 Simple Rules), Scott Chaloff, and Michelle Graham (Bombshell).
“Paul Rudnick and Jay Roach bring their razor-sharp perspective and wit to HBO,” said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. “We are thrilled to partner with them in telling this story, which is uniquely resonant for these times.”
A specific air date will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Sarah and her castmates from Mrs. America are featured on the cover of the new Emmy Magazine.
Cate Blanchett leads a stellar cast in Mrs. America, a look back at the feminist leaders of the ‘70s, their political foes and the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment.
By now, the Equal Rights Amendment was supposed to be history, not news.
The proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution was intended to guarantee equal legal rights for all Americans, regardless of sex. Approved by the House of Representatives in 1971 and by the Senate the following year, it needed to be ratified by 38 states by 1979.
But before that could happen, Phyllis Schlafly stepped in. The story of how the conservative activist defeated the ERA (which has since been revived — and still awaits ratification) is a large part of the story of Mrs. America, the FX on Hulu limited series now streaming on FX on Hulu.
A deep dive into the second wave of feminism (suffragettes were the first), the series challenges assumptions across the political spectrum.
To some, Schlafly (Cate Blanchett) was the enemy, fighting the ERA and other feminist causes. To others, she was a hero: a wife and mother of six whose Eagle Forum promoted traditional values.
From the opening scene — in which Blanchett models an American-flag bikini at a 1971 political fundraiser — viewers may reconsider their opinions of both the woman and the era.
Over nine episodes, the series adds shades of gray to what had been monochromatic views of this history.
Sarah headed to Toronto to promote her next movies, The Goldfinch, and ‘Abominable’. She attended the premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable. Check some HQ pictures added in our gallery. And make sure to follow us on twitter, for instant updates!
The Goldfinch stars Sarah Paulson and Oakes Fegley discuss how they stepped into their characters for the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel. Dave Karger hosts the interview from the IMDb Studio at #TIFF19.
During Summer TCA, FX has revealed that the third season of its award-winning limited series franchise American Crime Story will center on the sex scandal that rocked the Bill Clinton presidency.
Deadline — Sarah Paulson, after winning an Emmy for her turn as Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, will return to the anthology as Linda Tripp, while Booksmart‘s Beanie Feldstein will play Monica Lewinsky and Annaleigh Ashford will play Paula Jones. Lewinsky will also be a producer on the limited series, titled Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Production begins on the Fox 21 Television Studios/FX Production in February, with the season premiere set for Sunday, September 27, 2020. That date will be about a month out from the next U.S. Presidential election.
Sarah Burgess is writing Impeachment, and she’ll also executive produce alongside returning ACS team Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are also producing. The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Toobin’s 1997 book The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson served as the source material for Season 1 of American Crime Story.
FX Networks and Productions chairman John Landgraf made the news official Tuesday during the network’s TCA session.
“FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” said Landgraf. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining.
“Impeachment: American Crime Story will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton presidency. We are grateful to Sarah Burgess for her brilliant adaptation, as well as Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Paulson and the rest of the creative team and cast.”
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