Have you ever wondered whether LaKeith Stanfield has participated in a TikTok dance challenge? Or if Jacob Elordi has forgotten his lines during filming? How about whether Tom Holland has taken a nude selfie? Sure you have. In this edition of Never Have I Ever, W’s Best Performances stars, including Tessa Thompson, Taylour Paige, and Rachel Brosnahan play a rousing round of the revealing game—with no holds barred on their honest answers.
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After some much needed downtime at home in Australia, the Euphoria and Kissing Booth star is back – hungry, with a better idea of who he is.
You can find out a surprising amount about someone from observing them eat dinner – be it table manners or just general eating etiquette.
I discover this when catching up with Jacob Elordi for the second time; because he is hungry. Like, really hungry. Ravenous even, and apologetically so. By sheer coincidence, the last time I saw Elordi eating was also involved, at an awards ceremony dinner in Sydney where we were sat opposite one another. For the record, so as to not embarrass Elordi, I’ll say this much: he’s a pretty graceful eater, both in person and over Zoom. At times in between forkfuls there were a few stray elbows on the table but for someone who’s 6ft 5 tall that’s understandable. Indeed, he’s certainly well-mannered enough for his mother to be happy.
For the past month or so, the 23 year old has been living up in Byron Bay’s Hinterland enjoying some quality family time, reading lots of books and surfing. “It’s been unbelievable,” he beams, having just returned from a long evening surf session. “We’ve got five acres up here on the top of the mountain, so I can see over the bay. I get the country and the beach and it’s just been the most relaxing time ever,” he continues, washing down the last of his Vietnamese takeout with a sip of Stone & Wood beer.
Over the course of our conversation, we discuss all manner of topics that are close to Elordi, from the importance of spending time with family and friends to his acting and what he’s looking for from his work in the future. Most imminently, he’s returning to his most complex role yet – reunited with Nate Jacobs as filming for season two ofEuphoria finally gets underway.
“What I like about Euphoria is we don’t need to spell everything out all the time. If people are feeling a kind of way, it’s human. If they are that, it’s human. The show throws you in there and lets you know, hey, these are the people, this is who they are. Now, watch them play,” he says of the award-winning show that quickly made him a household Hollywood name.
“The first season was unknown territory, I didn’t know what I was stepping into, what I was becoming, I guess. But going in the second season, I won’t say it’s like greeting an old friend but there is a comfort in going back into a space that I know.”
From Dread Central:
One of the most underrated horror movies of 2020 is also one of the best genre anthologies of the 21st Century. I’m talking about The Mortuary Collection! If you missed it, RLJE Films will release The Mortuary Collection on VOD, Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray on April 20th, 2021.
Set in the phantasmagorical town of Raven’s End, nothing is as it seems…. In The Mortuary Collection, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. There she meets Montgomery Dark, an eccentric undertaker with more than a few skeletons in his closet. Montgomery chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl’s world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story…is her own.
Written and directed by Ryan Spindell (50 States of Fright, The Babysitter Murders), The Mortuary Collection stars Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Thor: Ragnarok), Caitlin Custer (Teen Wolf, Swingtown), Christine Kilmer (Hollywood, Shameless), and Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth franchise, Euphoria). RLJE Films will release The Mortuary Collection on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.
Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray include:
● Director’s Commentary
● 14 Extensive Behind-the-Scenes Segments
o Featuring the Cinematography, Costumes, Art Department, Locations, Props, Hair & Make-Up, Special Effects, Sound, Stunts, and Visual Effects of The Mortuary Collection
● In-Depth Conversations with Director and Writer Ryan Spindell, the Actors, and Crew of The Mortuary Collection
● Deleted Scenes
● …and more!
In 2020, the superstar K-pop band BTS broke seven Guinness World Records with their song “Dynamite”: it became the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, got 7,778,950 streams within a day (and subsequently nabbed the title for the biggest Spotify release of 2020), and spent the most weeks at no. 1 for Billboard’s Social 50 chart. We at W were inspired by the impact BTS—and its fandom, known as the Army—made, not just in the realm of music, but for the culture at large, and chose their song “Dynamite” for our annual round of Lyrical Improv. Watch Jacob Elordi, George Clooney, Tom Holland, Jared Leto, Andra Day, and more of our 2021 Best Performances stars give their renditions of the chart-busting track here.