The daily gossip: You star Penn Badgley asked for 'no more' sex scenes because he's married, Paul Rudd's son thought he worked at a movie theater, and more
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'You' star Penn Badgley asked for 'no more' sex scenes because he's married
Let's not get it on. As the new season of You premieres, star Penn Badgley has revealed he requested that he have "no more" sex scenes this time around. The actor explained on the Podcrushed podcast that even before the hit Netflix show debuted, he was asking himself if he wanted to "put myself back on a career path where I'm always a romantic lead." The shift was apparently informed by Badgley getting married in 2017, and because "fidelity in every relationship, and especially in my marriage, is important to me," he told You's creator that "my desire would be" for there to be "zero" intimate scenes going forward. The writers then came back with a "phenomenal reduction" in sex scenes for this season, though he acknowledged his request that the show "go from 100 to zero" in that department wasn't really possible. No wonder Badgley may soon be fleeing to the sexless environment known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Paul Rudd's son thought he worked at a movie theater
There's a big difference between "he works in the movies" and "he works at the movies," as Paul Rudd's son now knows. In a Today interview, the Ant-Man star revealed that for years, his son was under the impression that his dad isn't a movie star, but works at an actual movie theater. Rudd explained that when his son was four or five, he went to the movies with his friends and saw him on a poster in the lobby. "They all just thought that I worked at the movie theater," Rudd said, "which I thought was very cute." So Rudd "never corrected" his son on this and never told him what he really does, though he was presumably exaggerating when he said "he was 15" when "he finally put it all together." But Rudd said he wasn't "going to sit my kids down" and show them his movies — and even if he did, that Mac and Me clip would probably start playing instead.
Michelle Yeoh defends Andrea Riseborough and her controversial Oscar campaign
It's Yeoh big deal. Everything Everywhere All At Once star Michelle Yeoh is defending fellow Best Actress nominee Andrea Riseborough over her controversial Oscar campaign. Riseborough's surprise nomination for the little-seen indie movie To Leslie sparked Academy scrutiny last month following allegations that it violated campaign rules, in part due to aggressive emails asking people to watch the movie and repeatedly post about it on social media. But speaking on BBC's Today, Yeoh, one of the frontrunners to win Best Actress, said the Academy "has always prided itself on having regulations and playing by the rules and if [cheating them] was so easy it would have done before," per Deadline. She added that "we are always evolving on how to protect our integrity and I have great faith we will continue to do that." Meanwhile, when reached for comment, Lydia Tár had the polar opposite response, saying in a statement, "Stop the steal!"
'Fast X' trailer retcons Jason Momoa into 'Fast Five'
Looking to pregame your night out? Take a shot every time the word "family" is said in this Fast X trailer. Universal has dropped the first trailer for the penultimate Fast & Furious film, which debuts Jason Momoa's villain, Dante — and reveals him to be the son of drug lord Hernan Reyes from Fast Five. The trailer even drops Momoa into the vault heist from that film, retconning it so he was there and has been plotting his revenge ever since. Director Louis Leterrier told Entertainment Weekly this choice was made because "that chase with the safe" is "the greatest moment in cinema history," possibly competing in an exaggeration contest with Vin Diesel, who on Thursday compared Fast & Furious to The Lord of the Rings. No, Vin, it's actually better. J. R. R. Tolkien only wishes he ended Return of the King by having Frodo and the gang celebrate with some cold Corona.
Keke Palmer and Sacha Baron Cohen are the latest actors willing to work with David O. Russell
Sure, now's the time she doesn't say "nope." Keke Palmer and Sacha Baron Cohen have been cast in David O. Russell's next movie, Super Toys, which will reportedly see them play toy sales reps — and a married couple — in the 1970s. This made them the latest stars to draw criticism for working with the controversial Silver Linings Playbook director. Russell has been accused of being abusive on set and sexually assaulting his trans niece. He admitted to touching her breasts, claiming she was being "very provocative." Still, Russell continues to attract major stars to his films, including Taylor Swift in last year's Amsterdam. Swift's fans were none too pleased with that, nor are Palmer's now, with one "Keke Palmer updates" Twitter account declaring, "I'm about to become AnadeArmasUpdates." If the backlash gets too intense, though, Palmer can always fall back on a classic by assuring fans she didn't know who this man is.