06.08.2022
Ken Jeong drops by and Zoe Chao laughs uproariously with Zach Woods on set of The Afterparty

The cast of the Apple TV+ murder-mystery sitcom The Afterparty were seen thoroughly enjoying each other’s company on set this week.

Zoe Chao laughed uproariously while chatting with her co-star Zach Woods near one of the trailers in Santa Clarita, California.

A top-flight cast has been assembled for the upcoming second season, including Ken Jeong, who was spotted wandering across the set the same day.

Several of the actors were decked out in elaborate period costumes, including not only Zoe and Zach but also Vivian Wu.

Ken, Zach and Vivian are all new additions to the cast for season two, while Zoe has been a regular on The Afterparty since the show began.

A formidable array of actors has been part of the series since season one, including Tiffany Haddish, who leads the cast as a detective trying to solve a murder.

Sam Richardson, who is beloved by Veep fans for his role as the sweetly naive but hyper-competent Richard Splett, is also one of the principal cast.

Parks And Recreation alumnus Ben Schwartz, The Mindy Project actor Ike Barinholtz and James Franco’s brother Dave Franco could all be seen on season one.

Season two, meanwhile, will include such names as the dashing English comedian Jack Whitehall and the scene-stealing I, Tonya actor Paul Walter Hauser.

The eponymous afterparty takes place following a high school reunion, and turns out to be the site of a murder that dominates the rest of season one.

In a narrative flourish similar to the iconic Japanese whodunit Rashomon, the audience sees the events of the same party play out through the eyes of multiple different characters, each of whom has a different version of what happened.

The Afterparty was created by Christopher Miller, who is best known for his work in collaboration with Phil Lord.

As a team, Lord and Miller directed the 2012 movie 21 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and they were also the duo behind The Lego Movie.

Season one debuted on Apple TV+ this January and concluded in March, with filming on the follow-up season now underway.

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    Van Der Valk has been airing on ITV and the detective drama is set and filmed in picturesque Amsterdam. The second season was filmed in the midst of the pandemic and travel restrictions took their toll on the cast. Lucienne star Maimie McCoy spoke to Express.co.uk about the hardest part of filming.

    Van Der Valk has seen Lucienne and the title character (played by Marc Warren) face more personal challenges this year.

    Lucienne is haunted by some ghosts from her past and it brings out a different side to her personality.

    Actress Maimie McCoy also faced some personal challenges whilst filming the second season during unprecedented times.

    With many parts of the world still in some form of lockdown, she opened up about the fact she could not return to the UK to see her family.

    At one stage she questioned whether being away from her family for so long was “doable”.

    She told Express.co.uk: “When we turned up in Amsterdam it was last May, they weren’t in full lockdown but there were still an awful lot of restrictions.

    “It was different in London at the time so we kind of went [a step] back in a way, a lot of the restaurants and bars and stuff in Amsterdam were shut.

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    Maimie would spend a day cooking whether guest actors came out to film their parts, which she loved doing.

    But the biggest challenge was not being able to go to home to her children.

    She added: “We couldn’t really embrace the city in a way we have done before.

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    Megan Thee Stallion put on a sizzling display as she stepped out in New York City on Saturday following the release of her newest album Traumazine.

    The 27-year-old singer-songwriter modeled a pair of ultra tiny patterned shorts that highlighted her backside.

    The psychedelic pattern, boasting shades of blue, green and red, was also featured on Megan’s tiny cropped tee.

    She accessorized with a matching headband, as well as a number of beaded necklaces, huge hoop earrings and a diamond belly button ring.

    The Sweetest Pie singer walked on tall bronze high heels and her metallic acrylic nails jutted out like claws from her fingers.

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    ‘Moore’s talent is undeniable, and her work on This Is Us solidifies that as she was able to combine all of her talents within this final chapter that included a multifaceted performance that left millions around the world in tears.’

    Mandy accepted the award from Milo, who also played her on-screen husband in the popular NBC series, with an excited smile.

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    ‘I’ve been doing this for 23 years…but the last six years undoubtedly have just been the most momentous of my career,’ she stated, referencing to her most recent NBC drama series, This Is Us. The show aired its final and sixth season earlier this year.

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  • 14 минут назад 14.08.2022Showbiz
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    Candice wore a black T-shirt, black sneakers and sunglasses for the event.

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    ‘I’m doing a lot more walks, sometimes I’ll put a 10kg or 15kg weight vest on and go for a walk, or just training in the gym. For me, exercise is more what it does to me mentally than what it does physically.’

    Candice said she clears her mind with exercise and feels like a ‘better mother and wife’ afterwards.

    ‘It’s my time away from the kids, I need that break, and it’s a time I don’t have my phone on me, it’s just me and my own thoughts and a lot of time it’s where I do my brainstorming and thinking as I’m not clouded and I can really just focus on what I need to,’ she refreshingly said.

    ‘Afterwards, I feel like I’m a better mum and wife… mentally I need it [exercise].’

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