Behind Her Eyes star Eve Hewson appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show on March 1 and let viewers in on a little secret: she almost gave up acting for good. “I had a funny moment where I was auditioning for a lot of things, and I was just really tired of auditioning to play the girlfriend with boobs to be perfectly honest,” she told Clarkson. “I wasn’t interested in the roles that were out there. I didn’t like it. A lot of the roles were there to serve the man in the story or please a male audience. I just felt like, ‘I love acting, but do I love it enough to really want to put myself in these shoes?'”
She went on to explain the moment in her career that became the turning point for her, a book-to-TV adaptation called The Luminaries. “I almost gave up, and then #MeToo happened, and I read the script for The Luminaries, and it was this incredible female protagonist going through the same themes — she was fighting the same themes that I was fighting in my career,” Hewson said. “It was so interesting and such a wonderful opportunity, and I thought, ‘OK, maybe I shouldn’t quit, maybe I should give this a try and see where it goes.'” She added: “I ended up having this magical sort of romance, falling in love with acting again on this show, so [The Luminaries] means a lot to me for that reason.”
Watch the full interview above.
Season 10 of The Voice kicked off with some wonderful performances on Monday, including Victor Solomon’s rendition of “Glory.” For his blind audition, the singer made the bold choice to actually perform Voice coach John Legend‘s Oscar-winning song. While Legend has never turned for a person singing one of his songs before, there was just something about Solomon’s rendition that changed his mind. I mean, his voice sounds just like Legend’s, as Kelly Clarkson pointed out. In fact, Legend went as far as to say Solomon sang it better than him. As Nick Jonas and Blake Shelton tried to persuade Solomon to join their teams, Legend eventually won him over by performing his hit “Ordinary People” with him. Watch the incredible audition above.
Although March 2020 feels like it was just yesterday, Jimmy Fallon and John Legend confirm it’s been a full year of being “bored indoors.” During Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show, the pair heralded in the new month with a spoof of Beauty and the Beast‘s “Belle” titled “March Again.” Fallon begins the song with the all-too-relatable phrase, “It’s been a full year, of waking up to say . . . I’m bored, indoors.” From Fallon’s lamenting about his neighbor’s dog no longer being a puppy to Legend chilling with a full bottle of Rosé in the bath and not shaving his chest hair, the video hits a little too close to home. Did I awkwardly look at the other end of my couch when Fallon talked about moving from one end to the other when he was done for the day? Yes, but how else am I supposed to “commute” when I work from home? You can see just how scarily accurate the spoof is in the full video above.
When I first saw The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix last year, I knew Anya Taylor-Joy was bound to make a splash this award season, and that’s exactly what happened at the Golden Globes. On Sunday night, the 24-year-old actress took home her first Golden Globe, for best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television. The show also won best limited series. In addition to making adorably flustered speeches, Anya stunned with not one but two incredible looks. Though she opted for a deep part and blond locks instead of her character’s fiery red bob, she was still a total queen as she posed for glamour shots on Instagram. May we all exude the confidence of Anya as she casually sits on her couch. I don’t know about you, but her big night made me want to watch the entire series all over again. See more pictures of her Golden Globes appearance ahead.
March’s collection of must-read new releases is full of heavy hitters. This month brings new books from famed authors like Kazuo Ishiguro, Kate Quinn, and Isabel Allende, as well as a number of highly anticipated debuts. Among March’s highlights are a historical-fiction novel that will transport you to a ship known as the “Titanic of the South,” a nonfiction title to help you conquer self-doubt, and a stirring collection of poetry about identity — it truly is a bounty of literary goodness. And that’s just the beginning, from thoughtful sci-fi novels to sprawling family tales that span decades, the best books of March are enthralling, surprising, and captivating reads that will have you turning pages all spring long.