The CW is developing a Jane The Virgin spin-off

It looks like the superhero and vampire shows aren’t the only ones worthy of spin-offs at The CW, as Variety is reporting that the network is developing a spin-off of Jane The Virgin. We heard back in May that this next season of the show will be its l…

It looks like the superhero and vampire shows aren’t the only ones worthy of spin-offs at The CW, as Variety is reporting that the network is developing a spin-off of Jane The Virgin. We heard back in May that this next season of the show will be its last, so this would be an easy way to keep the brand alive without…

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CW to Develop ‘Jane the Virgin’ Spinoff From Gina Rodriguez

The CW is not done with “Jane the Virgin” just yet.

The network has put in development a spinoff of the soapy drama, which is about to enter its final season, with original series creator Jennie Snyder Urman and star Gina Rodriguez attached.

Valentia Garza, who served as a writer and consulting producer, will write and executive produce the project with Urman and Rodriguez. Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling are set to executive produce the spinoff, with Silberling also attached to direct the project, which comes from CBS TV Studios, Sutton Street Prods., I Can and I Will Productions, and Propagate. Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson are also executive producers.

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The plot details for the planned spinoff are being kept under wraps, but it will not be a spinoff of any character currently on “Jane the Virgin.”

The CW has been known to spin off its most successful shows. This season, the network debuted “Legacies,” the second spinoff of its “Vampire Dairies” franchise, following “The Originals.” The network has also built out its DC Comics-based TV universe with “Arrow,” “The Flash” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl” (which moved over to CW after airing its first season on CBS).

“Jane the Virgin” will return for its final season next year.

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The CW is not done with “Jane the Virgin” just yet.

The network has put in development a spinoff of the soapy drama, which is about to enter its final season, with original series creator Jennie Snyder Urman and star Gina Rodriguez attached.

Valentia Garza, who served as a writer and consulting producer, will write and executive produce the project with Urman and Rodriguez. Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling are set to executive produce the spinoff, with Silberling also attached to direct the project, which comes from CBS TV Studios, Sutton Street Prods., I Can and I Will Productions, and Propagate. Joanna Klein, Emily Gipson are also executive producers.

The plot details for the planned spinoff are being kept under wraps, but it will not be a spinoff of any character currently on “Jane the Virgin.”

The CW has been known to spin off its most successful shows. This season, the network debuted “Legacies,” the second spinoff of its “Vampire Dairies” franchise, following “The Originals.” The network has also built out its DC Comics-based TV universe with “Arrow,” “The Flash” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl” (which moved over to CW after airing its first season on CBS).

“Jane the Virgin” will return for its final season next year.

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“Jane the Virgin” could be sticking around the CW — sort of. Variety has learned that the network is developing a spinoff of the critically acclaimed series with original series writer and consulting producer Valentina Garza onboard to write and executive produce the new project. Garza has been with the original series since its third […]

‘Jane The Virgin’ Spinoff In The Works At CW From Gina Rodriguez, Jennie Snyder Urman & Ben Silverman

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Gina Rodriguez Says Black Women Get Paid More Than Latina Women

She’s facing backlash for her comments.

Gina Rodriguez is facing backlash after claiming that black and Asian women make more than Latina women. Her comment came during a Net-a-Porter roundtable with fellow TV stars Ellen Pompeo, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Thompson; during the same event, Pompeo advocated for more racial diversity in the industry.

“I get so petrified in this space talking about equal pay especially when you look at the intersectional aspect of it, right? Where white women get paid more than black women, black women get paid more than Asian women, Asian women get paid more than Latina women, and it’s like a very scary space to step into,” the “Jane the Virgin” star said.

“Because I always feel like I fail when I speak about it because I can’t help but feel already so gracious to do what I do and I feel like, culturally, I feel like I was raised to just feel so appreciative of getting here.”

This prompted a response from TV critic Rebecca Theodore-Vachon, who tweeted, “regarding Gina Rodriguez saying Black actresses are paid more than Latinx actresses – Sofia Vergera is the highest paid according to Forbes ($42 .5mil). Kerry Washington is the only Black actress on this list at #8.”

Though Rodriguez appears to have been speaking about pay disparities among women in general, her comments have been interpreted as relating specifically to actresses. White women make 77 cents for every dollar that white men make, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, while Asian women make 85 cents, black women make 61 cents, Native American women make 58 cents, and Latinas make 53 cents.

Ellen Pompeo Calls Out Magazine Mid-Interview for Not ‘Enough Color’ in the Room (Video)

Ellen Pompeo had some bold criticisms for Porter magazine while she and fellow actresses Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez and Emma Roberts sat down for a roundtable discussion for the publication’s annual “Women in Television” issue.

The longtime “Grey’s Anatomy” star was happy to be included in the conversation, but disappointed with the lack of diversity she saw within the crew’s ranks and told the magazine as much mid-interview.

“This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But, I don’t see enough color,” Pompeo said. “And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today. And I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing.”

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Pompeo said she told that director it was important to her to see a set “look like the world that I walk around in every day,” adding, “And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

“As caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we speak up in every single room we walk into. That this is not OK and that we can all do better,” Pompeo added. “It’s our job because we’ve created the problem.”

“Wow,” Union, Rodriguez and Roberts exclaimed, before the four ladies partook in a “cheers” to Pompeo’s comments.

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Pompeo’s speech was applauded by several fans and stars online, including “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes and sportscaster Jemele Hill.

Go, Ellen, GO. @EllenPompeo pic.twitter.com/Oj1YS3cq5G

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 19, 2018

1) White people sometimes ask me how they can be an ally. @EllenPompeo puts on a master class in how to be one.

2) @itsgabrielleu’s facial expressions are a whole ass mood.

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— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 20, 2018

Watch the video above. Pompeo’s remarks about lack of color in the room begin at the 16:20 mark.

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Ellen Pompeo had some bold criticisms for Porter magazine while she and fellow actresses Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez and Emma Roberts sat down for a roundtable discussion for the publication’s annual “Women in Television” issue.

The longtime “Grey’s Anatomy” star was happy to be included in the conversation, but disappointed with the lack of diversity she saw within the crew’s ranks and told the magazine as much mid-interview.

“This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But, I don’t see enough color,” Pompeo said. “And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today. And I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing.”

Pompeo said she told that director it was important to her to see a set “look like the world that I walk around in every day,” adding, “And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

“As caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we speak up in every single room we walk into. That this is not OK and that we can all do better,” Pompeo added. “It’s our job because we’ve created the problem.”

“Wow,” Union, Rodriguez and Roberts exclaimed, before the four ladies partook in a “cheers” to Pompeo’s comments.

Pompeo’s speech was applauded by several fans and stars online, including “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes and sportscaster Jemele Hill.

Watch the video above. Pompeo’s remarks about lack of color in the room begin at the 16:20 mark.

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Gina Rodriguez’s ‘Miss Bala’ Features Rare Leading Role for Latinx Actor, Diverse Crew

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Universal Eyes ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez for Untitled Comedy Project

Universal Pictures has acquired an original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the creators behind USA Network’s “Playing House.” Universal is setting the project up as a starring vehicle for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez.

The studio is keeping the plot and details of the untitled comedy under wraps at the moment. But along with penning the script, St. Clair and Parham will serve as executive producers.

Rodriguez got her star-defining role in 2014 as Jane Villanueva on The CW’s hit show “Jane the Virgin.” Rodriguez plays the daughter of a teen mother, determined not to repeat her mom’s mistakes, until she’s accidentally inseminated — and sperm donor is her boss.

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Since then, Rodriguez has starred in films such as “Deepwater Horizon,” and alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s sci-fi horror film “Annihilation.” She has lent her voice to characters in animated films “The Star,” “Ferdinand” and the upcoming “Smallfoot,” in which she plays Kolka.

Rodriguez is starring in Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of the Oscar-nominated Mexican drug drama “Miss Bala,” about a beauty contest winner who is forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder. That film is due out next year.

In March it was announced that next year Rodriguez will star in a Netflix film adaptation of the famed “Carmen Sandiego” educational series.

Rodriguez will also produce the feature-length film through her I Can And I Will banner alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser, with Andy Berman as executive producer. Rodriguez had already been signed by Netflix to play Carmen in an animated series that will also hit the streaming service next year.

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St. Clair and Parham’s “Playing House,” which they also star in, follows childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Parham) and Emma Crawford (St. Clair) facing one of their biggest adventures — raising a baby.

Universal executive vice president Erik Baiers will oversee their project for the studio.

St. Clair and Parham are repped by UTA, Rise Management and Morris Yorn Barnes; Rodriguez is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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Universal Pictures has acquired an original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the creators behind USA Network’s “Playing House.” Universal is setting the project up as a starring vehicle for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez.

The studio is keeping the plot and details of the untitled comedy under wraps at the moment. But along with penning the script, St. Clair and Parham will serve as executive producers.

Rodriguez got her star-defining role in 2014 as Jane Villanueva on The CW’s hit show “Jane the Virgin.” Rodriguez plays the daughter of a teen mother, determined not to repeat her mom’s mistakes, until she’s accidentally inseminated — and sperm donor is her boss.

Since then, Rodriguez has starred in films such as “Deepwater Horizon,” and alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s sci-fi horror film “Annihilation.” She has lent her voice to characters in animated films “The Star,” “Ferdinand” and the upcoming “Smallfoot,” in which she plays Kolka.

Rodriguez is starring in Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of the Oscar-nominated Mexican drug drama “Miss Bala,” about a beauty contest winner who is forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder. That film is due out next year.

In March it was announced that next year Rodriguez will star in a Netflix film adaptation of the famed “Carmen Sandiego” educational series.

Rodriguez will also produce the feature-length film through her I Can And I Will banner alongside Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser, with Andy Berman as executive producer. Rodriguez had already been signed by Netflix to play Carmen in an animated series that will also hit the streaming service next year.

St. Clair and Parham’s “Playing House,” which they also star in, follows childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Parham) and Emma Crawford (St. Clair) facing one of their biggest adventures — raising a baby.

Universal executive vice president Erik Baiers will oversee their project for the studio.

St. Clair and Parham are repped by UTA, Rise Management and Morris Yorn Barnes; Rodriguez is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Star Tommy Dorfman Joins Final Season of ‘Jane the Virgin’ (Exclusive)

Tommy Dorfman, the young star of the Netflix original “13 Reasons Why,” has joined the cast of “Jane the Virgin.”

Dorfman has signed on for an arc in the fifth and final season of the CW series, which nabbed lead Gina Rodriguez a Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series.

Dorfman will play Bobby, described as a chameleon and associate of the show’s recurring drug-lord character Sin Rostro (who also aides criminals in getting plastic surgery to conceal their identities). Bobby is sent to Miami on a specific — and nefarious — mission.

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Dorfman is repped by Anonymous Content, Headline Talent, IMG and attorney Cary Dobkin.

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Tommy Dorfman, the young star of the Netflix original “13 Reasons Why,” has joined the cast of “Jane the Virgin.”

Dorfman has signed on for an arc in the fifth and final season of the CW series, which nabbed lead Gina Rodriguez a Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series.

Dorfman will play Bobby, described as a chameleon and associate of the show’s recurring drug-lord character Sin Rostro (who also aides criminals in getting plastic surgery to conceal their identities). Bobby is sent to Miami on a specific — and nefarious — mission.

Dorfman is repped by Anonymous Content, Headline Talent, IMG and attorney Cary Dobkin.

He’ll next appear in Linda Yellen’s feature film “Fluidity,” about the sexual lives and identities of New York millennials, alongside Miles McMillan and Nico Tortorella.

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The Pontiac Bandit Rides Again! Dan Goor Says Craig Robinson Will Return to ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Ladies and gentlemen, start your (Pontiac) engines! Doug Judy (Craig Robinson) — a.k.a. the Pontiac Bandit — will return to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Season 6. In case you haven’t heard, this one will be on NBC.

“We are — we’ve only broken through the first six — err, we’ve only broken the beginning of the season, I shouldn’t say exactly,” Goor told TheWrap when we asked about more Doug Judy. “But I can say that Craig Robinson, I believe he’ll be back. Probably for one episode.”

“No, we’ve not seen the last of Doug Judy,” he said a moment later. “Craig will almost definitely be back.”

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But what about Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), our other favorite guest star?

“I’m always a big fan of seeing Pimento,” Goor said. “I think he’s a big part of the family.”

In case those two don’t float your (police) boat, Goor also told reporters that they’re in talks to bring back Gina Rodriguez, and that Kevin Cozner (Marc Evan Jackson) will “definitely” return.

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Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your (Pontiac) engines! Doug Judy (Craig Robinson) — a.k.a. the Pontiac Bandit — will return to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Season 6. In case you haven’t heard, this one will be on NBC.

“We are — we’ve only broken through the first six — err, we’ve only broken the beginning of the season, I shouldn’t say exactly,” Goor told TheWrap when we asked about more Doug Judy. “But I can say that Craig Robinson, I believe he’ll be back. Probably for one episode.”

“No, we’ve not seen the last of Doug Judy,” he said a moment later. “Craig will almost definitely be back.”

But what about Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), our other favorite guest star?

“I’m always a big fan of seeing Pimento,” Goor said. “I think he’s a big part of the family.”

In case those two don’t float your (police) boat, Goor also told reporters that they’re in talks to bring back Gina Rodriguez, and that Kevin Cozner (Marc Evan Jackson) will “definitely” return.

Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will premiere on NBC in midseason. It was picked up by the home to “The Good Place” roughly 24 hours after Fox canceled the critically beloved comedy.

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CW Boss Mark Pedowitz Is ‘Disappointed’ With TV Academy Over No Love for ‘Crazy Ex,’ ‘Jane’

CW chief Mark Pedowitz is “disappointed” in the Television Academy for the amount of Emmy love it has (or hasn’t, really) given “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin.”

“We know what’s going on,” Pedowitz told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “We know the affection and affinity that both those shows have.”

“I’m more disappointed in some way, shape or form that Aline [Brosh McKenna, the ‘Crazy Ex’ showrunner] and Rachel [Bloom] and Jennie [Snyder Urman, the ‘Jane’ creator] and Gina [Rodriguez] and their teams and their casts never got the accolades they deserved from the Academy,” Pedowitz said of the two female-centric series. “I’m disappointed that they didn’t recognize the great work they did, the great work our superhero shows did in terms of the action and special effects. And I’m more amazed by the fact that the Academy could not recognize ‘Crazy Ex’ for any original music, given the fact that they do original music week in and week out.”

“I’m disappointed for them and my whole team that we never got that recognition, and I hate to say it, we deserved it,” he added.

When asked for his theory as to why, Pedowitz said his corporate P.R. team wouldn’t let him share. Smart.

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Neither show has pitched an O-fer though over their entire runs. “Crazy Ex” has been nominated for and even won a pair of Emmys before.

In 2016 and 2017, the Rachel Bloom-led series was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. In 2016, it won for editing and choreography, and was also nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

“Jane,” which stars Gina Rodriguez, was nominated for best narrator in both 2016 and 2015. Anthony Mendez didn’t win either year.

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CW chief Mark Pedowitz is “disappointed” in the Television Academy for the amount of Emmy love it has (or hasn’t, really) given “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin.”

“We know what’s going on,” Pedowitz told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “We know the affection and affinity that both those shows have.”

“I’m more disappointed in some way, shape or form that Aline [Brosh McKenna, the ‘Crazy Ex’ showrunner] and Rachel [Bloom] and Jennie [Snyder Urman, the ‘Jane’ creator] and Gina [Rodriguez] and their teams and their casts never got the accolades they deserved from the Academy,” Pedowitz said of the two female-centric series. “I’m disappointed that they didn’t recognize the great work they did, the great work our superhero shows did in terms of the action and special effects. And I’m more amazed by the fact that the Academy could not recognize ‘Crazy Ex’ for any original music, given the fact that they do original music week in and week out.”

“I’m disappointed for them and my whole team that we never got that recognition, and I hate to say it, we deserved it,” he added.

When asked for his theory as to why, Pedowitz said his corporate P.R. team wouldn’t let him share. Smart.

Neither show has pitched an O-fer though over their entire runs. “Crazy Ex” has been nominated for and even won a pair of Emmys before.

In 2016 and 2017, the Rachel Bloom-led series was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. In 2016, it won for editing and choreography, and was also nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.

“Jane,” which stars Gina Rodriguez, was nominated for best narrator in both 2016 and 2015. Anthony Mendez didn’t win either year.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez and Other Stars Take Aim at TV’s Patriarchy: ‘There’s No Going Back’

This story first appeared as the cover story in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

It’s a different day for Hollywood, and for our culture. From the time allegations of sexual misbehavior rained down on mogul Harvey Weinstein last October, this business and many others have been rocked by revelations and allegations, and by a sense that the time is long overdue to afford women equal respect and equal opportunities rather than treating them like commodities.

In this climate — with hashtags like #MeToo and organizations like Time’s Up working to affect real change — TheWrap convened seven television actresses to discuss what they’ve experienced in their careers, what they’ve seen in the last nine months and where they’d like things to go from here.

TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman and Beatrice Verhoeven asked the questions; Zazie Beetz from “Atlanta,” Alison Brie from “GLOW,” Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Claire Foy from “The Crown,” Gina Rodriguez from “Jane the Virgin,” Yara Shahidi from “black-ish” and “grown-ish” and Evan Rachel Wood from “Westworld” answered them.

Also Read: Why ‘Westworld’ Star Evan Rachel Wood Turned Down ‘Mean Girls’ (Video)

Alison Brie (Photo: Corina Marie)

What does it feel like for all of you at this particular moment in time, with everything that has happened over the last eight or nine months? Are you mindful of the politics going on around you in Hollywood and in the wider world?
ALISON BRIE Well, there’s no way to ignore what’s going on in our industry these days. That’s why I feel lucky and grateful to be working on a feminist show where we have female showrunners, so many women on the crew and six out of 10 of our directors are women.

That’s something about “GLOW” that I find really amazing and fascinating: We have a cast of 14 women in Season 1, 15 women in Season 2, of all shapes and sizes and ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. They’re interesting, in-depth characters. Their lives revolve around things other than men and being single.

I was talking yesterday with Gillian Jacobs from “Love” about how different it can be shooting a romantic scene when you’re working with a female director. You’re more involved with the way you’re being commodified on the show, which is helpful.

Also Read: Watch ‘GLOW’ Ladies Take ‘Flashdance’-‘Maniac’ Sequence to the Next Level (Video)

Yara Shahidi (Photo: Corina Marie)

YARA SHAHIDI It’s extremely powerful and inspiring to turn on the TV and see Issa Rae on the show she created, to see Laverne Cox, to see all these women leading shows. Whether it’s cable or [broadcast] television, I feel like we are seeing a difference, and I think it’s partially because the audience is now expecting it. But we’re not nearly there yet.

We are seeing more shows — like Rachel’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — about female awakening.
RACHEL BROSNAHAN At its core, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a story about a woman finding a voice that she didn’t know she had. And that becomes more and more relevant every single day. We’re seeing so many different groups of people in the country finding their voices.

It’s not something that I was necessarily aware of as we were making it, but it’s a huge gift to play this fully realized, completely three-dimensional, complicated, flawed woman.

SHAHIDI We’re definitely seeing more complex roles. It’s less about saying that a character has to be this beautiful, perfect role model who handles it all. If anything, it’s been about making them realer, more complex or more unique. So rather than saying this woman has to be the universal woman, we can deal in specificity. When we add that layer of detail, you can only gain when you’re talking about human complexity.

Also Read: ‘Back Up, You Creep’: Hillary Clinton and Yara Shahidi Address Teen Vogue’s Next Gen Leaders in LA (Photos)

Rachel Brosnahan (Photo: Corina Marie)

BRIE What’s great about what’s happening right now is that these stories for women are being told, and I feel like there’s no going back. If I read a script about a woman who can’t get a man, or two women fighting over a guy, I’m just so bored.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD I think everybody’s a little bored by that.

ZAZIE BEETZ For so many years, people were like, “Everybody can identify with a white man lead.” There wasn’t even a thought of, “Oh, someone can identify with a woman as well and not be a woman?” That’s insane.

Many of your shows now feel increasingly timely and resonant precisely because of what’s happening in Hollywood and in society.
WOOD We started “Westworld” before this movement happened, but when people say, “Oh, it’s so timely now, it’s crazy how synced-up it is,” we always say, “No, it’s timeless.” This has always been an issue, but we’re just paying more attention and listening in a different way now. So it seems more relevant.

And it was strange doing Season 2, because it’s all about the uprising and the reckoning, and the women — even though they’re not technically women, they’re machines — coming into their power and realizing who they are.

Also Read: We Finally Know What the Park in ‘Westworld’ Was Created For

Gina Rodriguez (Photo: Corina Marie)

CLAIRE FOY I think it’s really interesting, the conversations that people are having. A year ago, would TheWrap be having an all-female cover talking about women being empowered? It’s because of a very few brave people got together and put themselves on the line. And then all of a sudden everybody came out of the woodwork and said, “I just realized I can stand up for myself.”

I have learned so much from other women about what they’ve experienced.

GINA RODRIGUEZ I’d love to jump in on that, because I think Time’s Up was created from the response from the American farmworkers — 700 women got together and wrote a letter to the women in Hollywood. This is such a difficult conversation because there’s no way we can encompass everything: This is hours and months and years and history and hundreds of years of domesticated mentalities.

But I believe that the culture for women, if we’re going to specifically speak about that all over the world, is a social norm. We created it and we can change it. But it would take a collective effort to do that.

Also Read: Gina Rodriguez to Star in Netflix’s Live-Action ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Movie

Evan Rachel Wood (Photo: Corina Marie)

WOOD We get pitted against each other sometimes, and I think what we’ve realized, which is part of the theme of today, is that we’re stronger together. It’s a slogan, but it’s also very true.

BROSNAHAN One of the coolest things about doing things like this is that we get to spend time together and know each other as peers, and that makes it easier to lift each other up and be each other’s champions and be on the same team. Because previously, there was usually room for one woman in a group of men.

Now, there has been a shift. I’ve been walking into a lot of rooms recently with both men and women where they’re saying, “Do you want to do other things? Do you want to write? Direct? Produce?” I’d never been asked that question before and I hadn’t thought about it much, but now I’m thinking about it and going, “Yeah, I do want to do all those things!”

RODRIGUEZ I produce my own projects because I really got tired of being told, “They don’t think you are this enough.” And I was like, “Who is they?” I need to be they. So I just made sure that I was the they so that I can tell them, “No, I don’t think that’s correct.”

As a young girl, I knew how affected I was by the lack of color on screen. I knew how much I gravitated towards the little bit that we did have that represented our culture. I understand that the lack of history of Latino culture in schools adds to dropout rates. I love that Claire plays one of the most important women in history, but there are so many more that we haven’t seen yet because people don’t even share it in schools. I’m all about doing my own stuff, making my own projects.

Also Read: ‘The Crown’ Producers Apologize to Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith Over Pay Gap ‘Media Storm’

Claire Foy (Photo: Corina Marie)

Claire, you were the subject of a real furor recently when it was revealed that you made less money than your co-star Matt Smith in the first season of “The Crown,” even though you had a bigger role. It came as a shock…
FOY It’s that unspoken thing. Actors don’t talk with each other about how much they are paid. But we all knew. And now something good has got to come out of all the shame and the embarrassment and the talking about my worth in comparison to one of my best friends.

WOOD I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts. I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars [on “Westworld”].

BROSNAHAN Really? I’m mad for you but also happy for you now that you’re there.

WOOD I was married to an actor for years and he always got paid more than me, and I actually worked more. And I was like, “I’ll just take what I can get, I’m just happy to be here.”

BROSNAHAN That’s a huge part of the equal-pay conversation, because women are brought up with this idea that there are 100 more of us who could step in at any given moment. So it’s hard to speak up for yourself, because you feel like you could lose it. And honestly in the past, you could.

RODRIGUEZ They do that to us from the start of our careers. Take our power away. I feel like that’s happened to me from the jump. “That’s fine, we have a bunch of people who could step right in.” You diminish someone’s self worth and it’s up to them to believe it or not. I’ve had that from the beginning.

Also Read: Evan Rachel Wood and Rachel Brosnahan Prove They Are Not the Same Person (Photos)

Zazie Beetz (Photo: Corina Marie)

BEETZ It’s about, are you being valued in the same way? Are they seeing you as an asset in the same way that they are seeing your counterpart?

FOY Our industry works on a quote system. You get a quote for one job and it will be used in your next job. It’s across the board, and it’s relatively fair in that sense.

The way it doesn’t work is because if there aren’t leads of people of different races or different genders, then they’re not going to be given the opportunity to ever get their quote up, because they will never be given that lead. And if they do get that lead and they don’t have the same quote as their counterparts because they haven’t had the opportunity before, then I genuinely believe it’s the responsibility of the people who are in charge of making those decisions to pay that person not according to their quote but according to what their part is. That is the only way it will ever make it right.

One of my friends is an Indian actress, and she’s never going to get a high enough quote because when has there been a lead part for an Indian actress? It just has to happen by someone making the decision. It has to be a directive, it has to be something that people just do. Because you want to be paid equally for the work that you do, and for your investment in that which will make a lot of other people very wealthy.

Also Read: Liam Neeson Slams Hollywood Gender Pay Divide: ‘F–ing Disgraceful’

So it’s time to be outspoken and stand up for yourself.
FOY It’s not even about being outspoken. It’s just about saying, “These are the facts!”

RODRIGUEZ That’s what it is. It’s like, a woman does it and she’s being craaaaazy. A man does it, it’s logic. We gotta stop talking about it that way. It’s not about being outspoken, it’s about laying the truth down.

WOOD I’ve been working for 25 years, and the people with money are still men. You’re pitching projects about women to a room full of older white men with money who aren’t necessarily creative types. Those rooms need to change. They need to be more diverse and have more women, more people of color, more everything.

BROSNAHAN It’s hard when there’s one group at the top making all the decisions and controlling all the money. People in positions of power need to look like what the world looks like, so that the art we’re making reflects the world we live in and the world we aspire to live in.

Read more of TheWrap Emmy magazine’s Race Begins issue here.

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How the 2018 Emmys Actor and Actress Hopefuls Beat Hollywood’s Expectations (Video)

This story first appeared as the cover story in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

It’s a different day for Hollywood, and for our culture. From the time allegations of sexual misbehavior rained down on mogul Harvey Weinstein last October, this business and many others have been rocked by revelations and allegations, and by a sense that the time is long overdue to afford women equal respect and equal opportunities rather than treating them like commodities.

In this climate — with hashtags like #MeToo and organizations like Time’s Up working to affect real change — TheWrap convened seven television actresses to discuss what they’ve experienced in their careers, what they’ve seen in the last nine months and where they’d like things to go from here.

TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman and Beatrice Verhoeven asked the questions; Zazie Beetz from “Atlanta,” Alison Brie from “GLOW,” Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Claire Foy from “The Crown,” Gina Rodriguez from “Jane the Virgin,” Yara Shahidi from “black-ish” and “grown-ish” and Evan Rachel Wood from “Westworld” answered them.

Alison Brie (Photo: Corina Marie)

What does it feel like for all of you at this particular moment in time, with everything that has happened over the last eight or nine months? Are you mindful of the politics going on around you in Hollywood and in the wider world?
ALISON BRIE Well, there’s no way to ignore what’s going on in our industry these days. That’s why I feel lucky and grateful to be working on a feminist show where we have female showrunners, so many women on the crew and six out of 10 of our directors are women.

That’s something about “GLOW” that I find really amazing and fascinating: We have a cast of 14 women in Season 1, 15 women in Season 2, of all shapes and sizes and ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. They’re interesting, in-depth characters. Their lives revolve around things other than men and being single.

I was talking yesterday with Gillian Jacobs from “Love” about how different it can be shooting a romantic scene when you’re working with a female director. You’re more involved with the way you’re being commodified on the show, which is helpful.

Yara Shahidi (Photo: Corina Marie)

YARA SHAHIDI It’s extremely powerful and inspiring to turn on the TV and see Issa Rae on the show she created, to see Laverne Cox, to see all these women leading shows. Whether it’s cable or [broadcast] television, I feel like we are seeing a difference, and I think it’s partially because the audience is now expecting it. But we’re not nearly there yet.

We are seeing more shows — like Rachel’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — about female awakening.
RACHEL BROSNAHAN At its core, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is a story about a woman finding a voice that she didn’t know she had. And that becomes more and more relevant every single day. We’re seeing so many different groups of people in the country finding their voices.

It’s not something that I was necessarily aware of as we were making it, but it’s a huge gift to play this fully realized, completely three-dimensional, complicated, flawed woman.

SHAHIDI We’re definitely seeing more complex roles. It’s less about saying that a character has to be this beautiful, perfect role model who handles it all. If anything, it’s been about making them realer, more complex or more unique. So rather than saying this woman has to be the universal woman, we can deal in specificity. When we add that layer of detail, you can only gain when you’re talking about human complexity.

Rachel Brosnahan (Photo: Corina Marie)

BRIE What’s great about what’s happening right now is that these stories for women are being told, and I feel like there’s no going back. If I read a script about a woman who can’t get a man, or two women fighting over a guy, I’m just so bored.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD I think everybody’s a little bored by that.

ZAZIE BEETZ For so many years, people were like, “Everybody can identify with a white man lead.” There wasn’t even a thought of, “Oh, someone can identify with a woman as well and not be a woman?” That’s insane.

Many of your shows now feel increasingly timely and resonant precisely because of what’s happening in Hollywood and in society.
WOOD We started “Westworld” before this movement happened, but when people say, “Oh, it’s so timely now, it’s crazy how synced-up it is,” we always say, “No, it’s timeless.” This has always been an issue, but we’re just paying more attention and listening in a different way now. So it seems more relevant.

And it was strange doing Season 2, because it’s all about the uprising and the reckoning, and the women — even though they’re not technically women, they’re machines — coming into their power and realizing who they are.

Gina Rodriguez (Photo: Corina Marie)

CLAIRE FOY I think it’s really interesting, the conversations that people are having. A year ago, would TheWrap be having an all-female cover talking about women being empowered? It’s because of a very few brave people got together and put themselves on the line. And then all of a sudden everybody came out of the woodwork and said, “I just realized I can stand up for myself.”

I have learned so much from other women about what they’ve experienced.

GINA RODRIGUEZ I’d love to jump in on that, because I think Time’s Up was created from the response from the American farmworkers — 700 women got together and wrote a letter to the women in Hollywood. This is such a difficult conversation because there’s no way we can encompass everything: This is hours and months and years and history and hundreds of years of domesticated mentalities.

But I believe that the culture for women, if we’re going to specifically speak about that all over the world, is a social norm. We created it and we can change it. But it would take a collective effort to do that.

Evan Rachel Wood (Photo: Corina Marie)

WOOD We get pitted against each other sometimes, and I think what we’ve realized, which is part of the theme of today, is that we’re stronger together. It’s a slogan, but it’s also very true.

BROSNAHAN One of the coolest things about doing things like this is that we get to spend time together and know each other as peers, and that makes it easier to lift each other up and be each other’s champions and be on the same team. Because previously, there was usually room for one woman in a group of men.

Now, there has been a shift. I’ve been walking into a lot of rooms recently with both men and women where they’re saying, “Do you want to do other things? Do you want to write? Direct? Produce?” I’d never been asked that question before and I hadn’t thought about it much, but now I’m thinking about it and going, “Yeah, I do want to do all those things!”

RODRIGUEZ I produce my own projects because I really got tired of being told, “They don’t think you are this enough.” And I was like, “Who is they?” I need to be they. So I just made sure that I was the they so that I can tell them, “No, I don’t think that’s correct.”

As a young girl, I knew how affected I was by the lack of color on screen. I knew how much I gravitated towards the little bit that we did have that represented our culture. I understand that the lack of history of Latino culture in schools adds to dropout rates. I love that Claire plays one of the most important women in history, but there are so many more that we haven’t seen yet because people don’t even share it in schools. I’m all about doing my own stuff, making my own projects.

Claire Foy (Photo: Corina Marie)

Claire, you were the subject of a real furor recently when it was revealed that you made less money than your co-star Matt Smith in the first season of “The Crown,” even though you had a bigger role. It came as a shock…
FOY It’s that unspoken thing. Actors don’t talk with each other about how much they are paid. But we all knew. And now something good has got to come out of all the shame and the embarrassment and the talking about my worth in comparison to one of my best friends.

WOOD I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts. I’m just now to the point where I’m getting paid the same as my male co-stars [on “Westworld”].

BROSNAHAN Really? I’m mad for you but also happy for you now that you’re there.

WOOD I was married to an actor for years and he always got paid more than me, and I actually worked more. And I was like, “I’ll just take what I can get, I’m just happy to be here.”

BROSNAHAN That’s a huge part of the equal-pay conversation, because women are brought up with this idea that there are 100 more of us who could step in at any given moment. So it’s hard to speak up for yourself, because you feel like you could lose it. And honestly in the past, you could.

RODRIGUEZ They do that to us from the start of our careers. Take our power away. I feel like that’s happened to me from the jump. “That’s fine, we have a bunch of people who could step right in.” You diminish someone’s self worth and it’s up to them to believe it or not. I’ve had that from the beginning.

Zazie Beetz (Photo: Corina Marie)

BEETZ It’s about, are you being valued in the same way? Are they seeing you as an asset in the same way that they are seeing your counterpart?

FOY Our industry works on a quote system. You get a quote for one job and it will be used in your next job. It’s across the board, and it’s relatively fair in that sense.

The way it doesn’t work is because if there aren’t leads of people of different races or different genders, then they’re not going to be given the opportunity to ever get their quote up, because they will never be given that lead. And if they do get that lead and they don’t have the same quote as their counterparts because they haven’t had the opportunity before, then I genuinely believe it’s the responsibility of the people who are in charge of making those decisions to pay that person not according to their quote but according to what their part is. That is the only way it will ever make it right.

One of my friends is an Indian actress, and she’s never going to get a high enough quote because when has there been a lead part for an Indian actress? It just has to happen by someone making the decision. It has to be a directive, it has to be something that people just do. Because you want to be paid equally for the work that you do, and for your investment in that which will make a lot of other people very wealthy.

So it’s time to be outspoken and stand up for yourself.
FOY It’s not even about being outspoken. It’s just about saying, “These are the facts!”

RODRIGUEZ That’s what it is. It’s like, a woman does it and she’s being craaaaazy. A man does it, it’s logic. We gotta stop talking about it that way. It’s not about being outspoken, it’s about laying the truth down.

WOOD I’ve been working for 25 years, and the people with money are still men. You’re pitching projects about women to a room full of older white men with money who aren’t necessarily creative types. Those rooms need to change. They need to be more diverse and have more women, more people of color, more everything.

BROSNAHAN It’s hard when there’s one group at the top making all the decisions and controlling all the money. People in positions of power need to look like what the world looks like, so that the art we’re making reflects the world we live in and the world we aspire to live in.

Read more of TheWrap Emmy magazine’s Race Begins issue here.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Evan Rachel Wood Is 'Just Now' Receiving the Same Pay as Male 'Westworld' Co-Stars (Exclusive Video)

Evan Rachel Wood and Rachel Brosnahan Prove They Are Not the Same Person (Photos)

How the 2018 Emmys Actor and Actress Hopefuls Beat Hollywood's Expectations (Video)

TV Power Women StudioWrap Portraits, From Alison Brie to Zazie Beetz (Exclusive Photos)

Power women of TV portraits: Claire Foy, Zazie Beetz, Evan Rachel Wood, Alison Brie, Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Borsnahan and Yara Shahidi pose for exclusive portraits at TheWrap Studios
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”
Photographed by Corina Mari…

Power women of TV portraits: Claire Foy, Zazie Beetz, Evan Rachel Wood, Alison Brie, Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Borsnahan and Yara Shahidi pose for exclusive portraits at TheWrap Studios

Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”

Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap

(Hair: John D;

Makeup: Toby Fleishman)

Alison Brie, “Glow”

Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap

(Hair: Clayton Hawkins;

Makeup: Quinn Murphy)

Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”

Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap

(Makeup:Kirin Bhatty)

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Photographed by Corina Marie for TheWrap

(Hair: Jillian Hallouska;

Makeup:Quinn Murphy)

 

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‘Big Mouth’ Adds Two New Cast Members for Season 2 — First Look

Gina Rodriguez and David Thewlis will be playing characters haunting Nick and Andrew in different kinds of ways.

The Hormone Monsters have some company. Nick Kroll announced Monday night at the Netflix FYSee event that “Big Mouth” would be adding two voices to its roster for the upcoming Season 2.

Gina Rodriguez will be playing Gina (pictured above), a soccer player on Missy and Jessi’s team. Rodriguez’s upcoming Netflix slate already has includes a previously announced Carmen Sandiego feature film.

Also joining the ranks of the mythic on “Big Mouth” is David Thewlis, who will be voicing The Shame Wizard, which the official press release describes as “the Hormone Monster’s mortal enemy who haunts the kids, stoking their deepest shames.” (Thewlis last played a scary mystical creature with terrible teeth on Season 3 of “Fargo.”)

Big Mouth Season 2 Shame Wizard

No word yet on a release date for Season 2, but the stellar cast from the show’s first 10 episodes — Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Andrew Rannells, and Jenny Slate — are expected to return. As announced last fall, Season 2 is slated for later this year.

In the meantime, let the Ghost of Duke Ellington serenade you through the rest of the show’s hiatus.

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