(Photoshoot) Cast of ‘Hollywood’ for Elle Magazine

The cast of Hollywood is featured online at Elle Magazine with a new photoshoot! Samara is featured alongside Jake Picking, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Maude Apatow, Laura Harrier and David Corenswet, and they all look amazing. The article also contains a lot of interesting information on the show and cast which is worth a read!

The new photos have been added to our gallery, and you can read an excerpt from the article below – but make sure to visit Elle Magazine here for the full article, including information on the cast’s outfits and styling.

What if we had given these men, these women, the queer community, black people opportunities—how different could it be?” Jeremy Pope recalls producer/screenwriter/director Ryan Murphy saying, in an effort to sell the Broadway actor on Netflix’s Hollywood. Pope had little information on the series. What he did know, though—that the series is set in the 1940s and that it takes a revisionist look at the supposedly halcyon days of the film industry by giving black, Asian, and gay characters leading story lines—captivated him.

“The question Ryan posed to me at the time was, ‘What would happen if, you know, Rock Hudson and Anna May Wong and Dorothy Dandridge had had happy endings?’ The idea of pulling up buried history and also rewriting some wrongs excited me,” says Janet Mock, an executive producer, writer, and director, who joined the project after collaborating with Murphy on Pose. (Hollywood is part of a multimillion-dollar development deal Mock signed with Netflix.)

Hollywood, which features fictional story lines intertwined with real-life ones, is a bubbly, glamour-filled show that balances its irreverent, cheeky plots with smart commentary relevant to today’s cultural moment, despite being set decades in the past.

Pope, a Broadway star new to streaming, is part of a cast of young talents that includes David Corenswet, Maude Apatow, Laura Harrier, Samara Weaving, and Darren Criss, playing against heavyweights like Patti LuPone, Holland Taylor, and Rob Reiner. “I was really interested in going after young, sparkling new voices. We auditioned, and everybody in the world wanted to be a part of this show, I think, because once they figured out what it was about, it was meaningful for them,” Murphy says. “In the case of Laura and Samara and Jeremy, as soon as I saw their audition tapes, I was like, ‘Well, that’s the one.’ That was it.” (Proceed for full article)

V Magazine: Samara Weaving Talks Female Empowerment Ahead of ‘Hollywood’ Premiere

Samara’s show ‘Hollywood’ is coming to Netflix this Friday (May 1st), and the cast has now began promoting the show! Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the majority of the promotion is being done from their own homes. This means Skype interviews, at home photoshoots and probably less content than we originally hoped for… But so far, they’re not disappointing!

First up today is a brand new interview Samara did for V Magazine, which features an adorable new photoshoot she took herself in her home. Samara is self-styled and wearing Louis Vuitton in all the photos, and it’s a fun little shoot which I think shows her personality really well! You can find the interview below, and the photoshoot has been added to our gallery.

Hailing from across the globe in Australia, budding actress Samara Weaving is certainly claiming her space in the American film industry. To date, the starlet already has an impressive repertoire of roles to her name, claiming the spotlight in a plethora of praised television and film productions including Home and Away, The Babysitter, Mayhem, and Ready Or Not, among many others. Now, the 28-year-old actress stars as Claire Wood, a dream-chaser caught up in the world of movie-making, on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series Hollywood, set to premiere this Friday, May 1.

At the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in the Los Angeles limelight, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in a Post-World War II Tinseltown. Shedding light on the hardships and injustices placed upon marginalized groups in mainstream media, the series provides an empowered storyline that showcases what the entertainment landscape might resemble if rid of toxic, decades-old power dynamics. “For me, the show is about honoring these people who paved the way for us for equality in the industry,” explains Weaving. “They started fighting a long time ago, and this show is a great reminder for us not to take that for granted and to keep fighting the good fight.”

Weaving’s character, Claire, powerfully fronts the lead female archetype, unapologetically making her goals known and desires flaunted in a stance for female empowerment amid a male-dominated industry. “I really admire Claire in the way that she can just walk into a room and have the confidence to tell people her opinion,” says Weaving. “I think I need to take a page out of her book and stand up for myself in different situations. As a young woman, it’s easy to be overlooked. Sometimes I’ll be in a situation where someone will look at me at face value and not consider that I might have relevant ideas or they’ll see me as a naive young woman. I like that Claire makes sure that she’s heard.”

Weaving’s badass female persona speaks volumes to the show’s forward-thinking agenda, and her story is only one of several given the spotlight on the series. A star-studded cast including Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope, Laura Harrier, Jake Picking, Rob Reiner and Patti LuPone depicts the future of filmmaking through atypical characters that relentlessly fight for a place in an industry accustomed to conformity. “It’s pretty rare to love every single person on the set, but we did,” Weaving says. “We were so comfortable with each other. There’s a scene with Rob Reiner, Patti LuPone, and me, where we’re being so awful to each other. It would have been so nerve-wracking if I didn’t have the relationship I did with those two legends to pull that off completely. I call them the most awful things, but it was actually so much fun.”

As the highly-anticipated series’ debut approaches amidst social distancing orders, Weaving shared a few snaps from home with V in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton to celebrate the show’s release. An ambassador for the brand, Weaving shared fond words of the leading creative director: “Nicolas Ghesquière is the most kind man and he’s a genius when it comes to clothes,” she says. “He really has such a blazingly creative brain.” (V Magazine)

‘Hollywood’ Official Trailer + Screen Captures

The official trailer for Samara’s upcoming Netflix mini-series Hollywood has been released! Check it out below, and head over to our gallery for HD screen captures of Samara as Claire Wood. The full series is coming to Netflix next Friday on May 1st – stay tuned!

A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big – no matter the cost.

Photoshoot outtakes from Amazing Magazine

Hello everyone! As you might recall, Samara appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of Amazing Magazine (No 7) last year. High quality outtakes from her spread have finally appeared online, and have been added to our gallery for you! Enjoy the new additions.

‘Hollywood’ Promotional Stills and Posters

Samara’s upcoming mini-series Hollywood is coming to Netflix on May 1st, and we finally have the first photos of her as Claire Wood! The period drama follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Netflix explains the show as follows:

Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, ‘Hollywood’ exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.

3 high quality stills and 2 promotional posters featuring Claire have been added to our gallery, and you can find links to both albums below. Keep checking back for any updates related to the show, and of course return in May for screen captures of our girl!

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