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WandaVision’s Geraldine Is Actually This Legacy Marvel Character

By | January 23, 2021

First introduced in the second episode of WandaVision, Wanda’s friend Geraldine seems to be playing an increasingly big role going forward. But just who is she, exactly? Although her true identity hasn’t been officially revealed on screen as of yet, Marvel has made no secret of who she really is: she’s Monica Rambeau, the now-adult daughter of Captain Marvel‘s Maria Rambeau.

We first met Monica during Captain Marvel, when she was just a young girl and her mom was Carol Danvers’s best friend. Captain Marvel takes place in 1995, so, with Monica now appearing to be an adult (played by Teyonah Parris), it suggests that WandaVision does take place somewhere in the “present” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why Monica is there in Wanda’s alternate reality, and what role she’s playing there, however, remains to be seen. At first, she seems like a friend to Wanda, but they quickly clash when Monica, aka “Geraldine,” breaks whatever illusions are happening in this reality.

It does seem like she has some memories of what life on the “outside” is like – she briefly breaks through Wanda’s sitcom persona when she asks Wanda about the death of her brother, Pietro. At the end of the third episode, she gets ejected forcefully from Wanda’s reality, crashing through a force field and landing on the ground somewhere outside, surrounded by a group of soldiers.

If the comics are anything to go by, Monica has a huge destiny waiting for her. In those storylines, she eventually takes up the mantle of Captain Marvel after gaining superpowers when she’s exposed to extradimensional energy. Not only does she join the Avengers, but she actually becomes their leader at one point! It’s worth noting that two of her early superhero allies are Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch – remember, WandaVision is rumored to link, in some way, to the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The version of Monica we’re seeing now appears to already have some links to the broader MCU: Wanda ejects her after noticing her necklace, which bears the symbol of the post-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, S.W.O.R.D. In any case, we can’t wait to see how Monica fits into the Marvel world!

Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski on Jim and Pam’s First Kiss: “My Stomach Was in Knots”

By | January 13, 2021

Not even 1,000 soft pretzels could compete with the love I have for Jim and Pam’s relationship on The Office. (OK, maybe 1,001.) Over 15 years later, their first kiss is still one of the most loved moments in Office history – and on Jan. 9, Peacock shared a special behind-the-scenes interview with Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, revealing that the picture-perfect moment was even more romantic than we thought.

“My stomach was in knots . . . They cleared everyone off the set. The cameramen were hidden. We couldn’t see them,” Fischer explained before Krasinski added, “Which is what they do for like big nude scenes, and it was really wild. It was very quiet, the lights were really dim, and you felt like something intense was happening . . . We both were just really nervous.”

“The whole setup was very quiet and intimate, and it really felt like a stolen moment between two characters.”

Following Jim’s famous “I’m in love with you” admission in the parking lot, Pam goes back to the office to call her mom and ask for advice. During the call, only one cameraman was present and hidden behind a door to make the scene feel more intimate. “The first time that I saw John was when he walked in the room to do the scene,” Fischer said. “So, my first glimpse of him was as he walked through the door as Jim and came up and kissed me . . . The whole setup was very quiet and intimate, and it really felt like a stolen moment between two characters, and I think that’s why it worked so well.”

In addition to being alone together in a dimly lit room, part of what made the scene so intense for Krasinski and Fischer was that they were just as invested in their characters’ storylines as fans watching from home. “What people don’t realize is that Jenna and I were as nervous to do that and find out about it,” Krasinski said, commenting on the future of Jim and Pam’s relationship. “We were dying to know how they were going to end it. We didn’t know how it was gonna happen, when it was gonna happen, under what circumstances. It was really, really fun to do.”

As nerve-racking as it was, the scene – which has now been seen by millions of fans – was totally worth it, if you ask us. See the full clip above to hear more from Krasinski and Fischer about what it was like to prep for one of Jim and Pam’s most memorable onscreen moments.

How Jennifer C. Holmes Blew Away This Is Us Writers With Her Portrayal of Randall’s Mom

By | January 13, 2021

If you don’t know Jennifer C. Holmes‘s name, you will very soon. During season five of This Is Us, the actress appears as Randall’s birth mother Laurel, and her performance is blowing away audiences. In the Jan. 12 episode, Holmes really shines on screen as we learn even more about Laurel’s life and story. While This Is Us isn’t Holmes’s first acting gig – she previously appeared on shows like The Bold and the Beautiful and CSI: Miami – it’s sure to become her breakout role.

Just as she’s winning fans over with her performance, it appears she made a similar impact on the show’s writers. During the episode, creator Dan Fogelman gave fans a little backstory on how Laurel’s big story arc came to be. “About this time last year, the @ThisIsUsWriters started discussing an episode focusing on Randall’s birth mother. It was something we had contemplated before, but never fully decided on . . .” he wrote on Twitter.

After casting Holmes as Laurel in season one, they were unsure about bringing her back on for the full story. “We didn’t really know her,” he added. “She barely had lines, if ANY, and it seemed like a stretch to give her an entire episode of TV. But we had a story we wanted to tell.” However, after writing some scenes and bringing her back in for a read through, Holmes “absolutely crushed it.

“Tonight, a year later, that episode airs,” he continued. “A leap of faith made under tricky circumstances. It features a stunning performance from that same young actress – the one who once had no lines. Her name is Jennifer Holmes and I believe she will soon be nominated for a guest Emmy.” After seeing her incredible performance on the show, we have to agree!

Jonathan Van Ness Shares Sweet Photos of Husband Mark Peacock and Reveals How They Met

By | January 4, 2021

Jonathan Van Ness is opening up about their relationship with husband Mark Peacock after confirming their surprise wedding. On Jan. 2, the Queer Eye star, who identifies as nonbinary and uses he/she/they pronouns, shared an Instagram gallery of adorable photos featuring them and their beau. While some snaps show the duo enjoying casual hangouts, others show them dressed to the nines for fancy festivities.

In the post’s caption, the Over the Top: My Story author revealed how they met, writing, “We went on a date in London, which turned into more dates whilst I was on comedy tour.” Shortly after, Jonathan invited Mark on a family vacation. “At the end of that time I was taking my mom, aunt & friends on a mini break to Amsterdam. I wanted @marklondon to come with but, was it a bit intense to ask Mark to come after a couple weeks worth’s of dates to come meet my mom & and friends on a mini break?” Jonathan continued. “Maybe so, but something about Mark felt different and I’m quite sure he felt the same.”

Jonathan ended on a bright note, adding, “Here’s some of my favorite moments together and here’s to making many more 🏳️‍🌈 Thanks so much for your support and love for us!! Love y’all!!” It’s unclear exactly when Jonathan started dating Mark, but the comedian visited London in October 2019 during a tour.

Mark also celebrated their union in an Instagram post on Jan. 2, sharing another collection of pictures from the past year. “2020 brought on more changes than I’ve ever been a part of before,” he wrote. “I left London and moved across the Atlantic, got dressed up for numerous seriously hilarious zoom quizzes, re-discovered a love for gardening, learn to drive on the left, got married to my soulmate and one true love @jvn and adopted a little Jack Russell called Pablo and entered a family with 4 amazing cats.”

He concluded with a message of love and hope. “2020 brought so much pain and sorrow for folks that’s in so many ways heartbreaking to see but I sure do hope some of the love I’ve found this year can make its way into the world in 2021, 2020 might almost be over but it sure won’t be be forgotten,” Mark wrote. “2021, I’m ready for you. Hope you’re staying safe & healthy out there.” Check out Jonathan’s post above, then view Mark’s gallery ahead!

Who Is Taylor Swift’s Song “Dorothea” About? This Theory Makes So Much Sense

By | December 12, 2020

New Taylor Swift album, new conspiracy theories. Just like when Swift unexpectedly dropped her eighth studio album, Folklore, in July 2020, Swifties are scrambling to figure out the meaning behind the new songs on her ninth album, Evermore. In her Dec. 10 Instagram post announcing the album release, Swift explained that Evermore – like Folklore – was inspired by both “imaginary/not imaginary tales,” though of course, it’s impossible to know which is which. One song that has fans scratching their heads is “Dorothea,” the album’s eighth track. During a Q&A before the music video premiere for “Willow,” Swift told fans that she considers Dorothea a classmate of Betty, Inez, and James from Folklore, but Swifties have a different theory.

Some fans think “Dorothea” could be about her longtime friend, Selena Gomez. Besides the fact that “Dorothea” rhymes with “Selena,” the song also alludes to “a queen sellin’ dreams, sellin’ makeup and magazines,” who likes trying to “piss off [her] mom and her pageant schemes.” Considering Gomez is a makeup mogul and former pageant queen with a reportedly contentious relationship with her mother, the theory definitely makes sense, especially since Gomez moved from New York City (where Swift lives) to Los Angeles and the two aren’t able to see each other as often. As Swift sings in the song, “You got shiny friends since you left town. A tiny screen’s the only place I see you now.” If you need further evidence, just check out this fan thread about the theory.

Another theory: “Dorothea” and “‘Tis the Damn Season” are companion songs written from different perspectives. Just as Folklore‘s teenage love triangle connected “Betty,” “Cardigan,” and “August,” some fans think “Dorothea” could be a response to the album’s fourth song. In a message posted on social media, Swift revealed that “Dorothea” is about a “girl who left her small town to chase down Hollywood dreams – and what happens when she comes back for the holidays and rediscovers an old flame,” while “‘Tis the Damn Season” is about an ex returning home (which is seemingly Tupelo, MS, based on a “Dorothea” lyric, “The stars in your eyes shined brighter in Tupelo”).

One thing is for sure: when it comes to Swift’s album Easter eggs, nothing is ever a sure thing.