The daily gossip: Misha Collins clarifies he's straight after accidentally coming out, Wicked will be split into 2 films, and more
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Misha Collins clarifies he's straight after accidentally coming out
After apparently coming out, Misha Collins is coming back in. The Supernatural star recently made headlines when he seemingly came out as bisexual at a convention, asking the audience, "How many of you would consider yourselves introverts? How many extroverts? And how many bisexuals? I'm all three." It sounded pretty definitive, but the actor now says he wants to "deeply apologize" for misspeaking because, in fact, "I happen to be straight." Collins says his "clumsy intention" was to "wave off actually discussing my sexuality," but he admits he "badly fumbled" this and created a huge misunderstanding. "I want to be a better ally and I feel sick to my stomach that I might have done anything to make things worse," he added. Does that make this the first time that a celebrity has ever come out as not gay? Historic!
'Wicked' will be split into 2 films
Plans to turn Wicked into a single movie have been changed for good. The upcoming Wicked film adaptation starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo will be split into two parts, director Jon M. Chu announced Tuesday. Chu said that during pre-production, it became clear "it would be impossible" to adapt Wicked in one film "without doing some real damage to it." So to avoid making any "fatal compromises" like cutting songs, there will now be two Wicked movies, with the first debuting in December 2024 and the second coming a year later. The announcement was met with skepticism, considering the original musical is already less than three hours long, but it's not like we've seen any examples where stretching a story into multiple films can go wrong — right, Peter Jackson? We'll find out in a few years whether Chu is defying logic with this decision.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are married
Ewan McGregor is saying hello there to marriage. After more than four years together, McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have tied the knot at a "small wedding for family and close friends," according to People. The two actors met in 2016 while working together on Fargo. The following year, Winstead and her husband ended their marriage, while the Obi-Wan Kenobi star filed for divorce from his wife in early 2018. They welcomed their first child together in 2021, and McGregor also has four children from his previous marriage. "They had an outdoor ceremony," a source told People. "It was lovely and joyful. The menu was farm-to-table. They are an adorable couple." Both McGregor and Winstead are involved with the Star Wars universe, as she's set to appear in Ahsoka. Maybe soon they can collectively teach the Jedi why attachments are good, actually.
Bad Bunny joins Sony's Spider-Man universe
Can Sony's Spider-Man universe get any more baffling after Morbius? It sure can! The studio has announced a standalone movie about the extremely obscure wrestler character El Muerto, and it's set to star Bad Bunny. "To bring El Muerto to life is just incredible ... so exciting," the rapper declared. That will make this the first live-action Marvel movie centered around a Latino actor, though if you've never heard of El Muerto, you're not alone. The character, who once came across Spider-Man at a wrestling match, has only ever appeared in the comics twice, according to Comicbook.com. But Deadline reports that Sony's "rush to get this film into development had a lot to do with Bad Bunny's persistence in finding that right superhero property for himself." If anything inspires confidence in a movie, it's the phrase "rush to get this film into development," right?
Viola Davis: 'Critics absolutely serve no purpose'
Viola Davis wants her critics to know they've wasted their lives. The actress has responded to backlash over her portrayal of Michelle Obama in The First Lady, telling BBC News, "Critics absolutely serve no purpose. And I'm not saying that to be nasty either." Davis faced brutal online reactions to her take on Obama in the Showtime series, with some criticizing how often she purses her lips and suggesting the performance is overly exaggerated. The backlash mostly came from random social media users, though some professional critics also felt she was miscast. Davis, appearing to respond more to the former group, told BBC it's "incredibly hurtful when people say negative things about your work," and she suggested these critics "always feel like they're telling you something that you don't know" but are just taking advantage of "an opportunity to be cruel." If only someone had advice on what to do when they go low.