New York, September 17 (WNN) – Billy Crudup says his writer and producer is his Me Too- and Times Up-themed drama, Morning show, Has found a new way to stay relevant by realistically depicting the 2020 violence.
The 53-year-old actor told WNN in a recent video interview, “I kept my expectations very low. I am grateful to be a part of the first season and to see how it turned out.”
“I insisted, ‘I’m not interested in predicting what the next season will be like. You just tell me where to stand and what to say.’ [my character] Says, “CrudeUp has reminisced about the writers.
Of ason tu2 Morning show, Which debuted on Apple TV + on Friday, again finds inspiration in real-life events.
This time, it depicts how its characters react to events in 2020, such as the coronavirus epidemic, the controversial U.S. presidential election, and civil unrest across the country due to the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis police officer.
“It was interesting to see them try to hit a moving target again and be part of the cultural discussion in real time or in the near future,” Crudup said. “It exceeded all my expectations.”
Inspired by CNN anchor Brian Stelter’s book, Morning Top: Inside Morning TV’s Cutthroat World, The series is about the internal workings of the New York-based AM News and Chat program on the fictional UBA network.
Crudup – which includes credit Almost famous, watchman, big fish And Spotlight – starring Corey Ellison, the network executive who oversees Morning show. She won an Emmy last year for her performance.
The show stars Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, while her popular co-presenter Mitch Kessler was fired for sexual misconduct. Reese Witherspoon plays Bradley Jackson, a hired near-edge field reporter to replace Mitch.
Season 1 ends with Alex and Bradley unwittingly collaborating with Corey to condemn the on-air culture of toxic culture at UBA, after which Alex quits his job and is fired for hosting producer Chip Black (Mark Dupless).
Season 2 begins with the Bradley Network’s New Year’s Eve broadcast and characters awaiting a bright year, which turns into 2020.
Plays a really weird and tragic year that was a bit unrealistic for Crowdap and Morning show Sailors.
“It was so close to reality that when we were playing some of those scenes, initially, we were learning how the epidemic started to spread around the world,” he said.
“It was really hard not to know as a character, because the fact of going to work during the epidemic, during the protocol, you have nothing but a sense of awareness of its audience at every stage. “
He said cast and crew members were tested for Covid-1 for eight times a week and everyone wore masks when the camera did not turn.
Crudap added, “You can work in different areas. Then it’s a very strange exercise to get into the scene where you’re joking with the name ‘Corona’.” “The best performance that any of us could do was pretend not to know [about the pandemic] When we were in handling it every day. “
The actor described the show as a “gift” as he creatively expresses himself and entertains the audience and participates in shared lectures to “understand the complexities” of his community, drawing attention to important issues such as power and corruption.
“It’s the best iteration of my career that I can imagine. I grew up in a movie like this. I grew up with such entertainment,” Crudup said.
“Hopefully, that discussion and that movement are part of the wave of progress that our children will face and be grateful for. We have made our way through it.”
Although Corey is an interesting character to play, Krudup is not sure where his moral compass is.
“The jury is still out. What he wants in the end is a flat playground. As a man who checks all the boxes for privilege – a rich, straight, white man in America in the twenty-first century, he [beneficiary] Crudup said his whole life was a privilege of great peace.
But Corio is also very competitive.
“So, what he actually wants to prove is that, when everyone is involved, he will still come to the top because he is very smart and he is so ambitious and so capable,” Crudup said. “You may have different motivations to seek the same good thing.”