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‘Beef’ season two could be a ‘Drive’ reunion with Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan

Beef season two have already begun, and it has been reported that the second instalment might see a reunion between two former co-stars.The A24/Netflix series about a road rage argument that escalates into a full-blown feud, received high critical acclaim for its first series, winning eight Emmys and three Golden Globes.It was announced earlier this year that a second season might be on the cards, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Priscilla’s Cailee Spaeny all originally rumoured to be involved.Now, according to Deadline, two more Hollywood A-listers are potentially set to join the cast, with sources sharing that Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan might be starring in the second season.This would mark another reunion for the two actors who starred alongside Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston in the 2011 action thriller film Drive, as well as the 2013 biopic, Inside Llewyn Davis.Inside sources have reportedly told Deadline that the pair are “in negotiations to star” in season two and that the roles Mulligan and Isaac are up for were the ones originally intended for Hathaway and Gyllenhaal.While it was reported to Deadline that the second season hasn’t officially been given the green light, inside sources have shared that the plot is set to centre around two feuding couples.The rumours come after a busy year for Mulligan, who played the eccentric friend of Rosamund Pike’s character in Saltburn, earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal as Felicia Montealegre, wife of Leonard Bernstein, in Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, and starred opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix sci-fi movie Spaceman.Isaac, whose past projects include Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the Star Wars sequel trilogy and playing the eponymous role in Inside Llewyn
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‘Beef’ season two could be a ‘Drive’ reunion with Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan
Beef season two have already begun, and it has been reported that the second instalment might see a reunion between two former co-stars.The A24/Netflix series about a road rage argument that escalates into a full-blown feud, received high critical acclaim for its first series, winning eight Emmys and three Golden Globes.It was announced earlier this year that a second season might be on the cards, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Priscilla’s Cailee Spaeny all originally rumoured to be involved.Now, according to Deadline, two more Hollywood A-listers are potentially set to join the cast, with sources sharing that Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan might be starring in the second season.This would mark another reunion for the two actors who starred alongside Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston in the 2011 action thriller film Drive, as well as the 2013 biopic, Inside Llewyn Davis.Inside sources have reportedly told Deadline that the pair are “in negotiations to star” in season two and that the roles Mulligan and Isaac are up for were the ones originally intended for Hathaway and Gyllenhaal.While it was reported to Deadline that the second season hasn’t officially been given the green light, inside sources have shared that the plot is set to centre around two feuding couples.The rumours come after a busy year for Mulligan, who played the eccentric friend of Rosamund Pike’s character in Saltburn, earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal as Felicia Montealegre, wife of Leonard Bernstein, in Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, and starred opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix sci-fi movie Spaceman.Isaac, whose past projects include Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, the Star Wars sequel trilogy and playing the eponymous role in Inside Llewyn
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Natalie Portman says method acting is a ‘luxury that women can’t afford’: Partners wouldn’t understand
the Wall Street Journal about the widespread Hollywood practice of actors’ close identificatiion with the role being played and why it is not her cup of tea.“The Black Swan” lead admitted that she has never tried Method acting before and that many women couldn’t undertake the process.“I’ve gotten very into roles, but I think it’s honestly a luxury that women can’t afford,” Portman said. “I don’t think that children or partners would be very understanding of, you know, me making everyone call me ‘Jackie Kennedy’ all the time,” the “May December” star added.Portman then explained how Method acting wouldn’t help her fulfill her duties as a mom to her kids Aleph, 12, and Amalia, 6.While Portman will avidly prep for a role, such as stunt training and even changing her diet, she is still able to distance herself from the character after filming a project has concluded.“Maestro” star Carey Mulligan also recently discussed the idea of going Method for films.The 38-year-old noted that she never attempted the technique until she starred in Bradley Cooper’s recent biopic, “Maestro,” about composer Leonard Bernstein.“There was a part of me as an actor that always felt like, ‘Well, I’m never going to be one of those actors that keeps their dialect in between takes,’ ” Mulligan told Variety. The “Great Gatsby” actress said she was “nervous of completely committing to something.” She added that Cooper — who directed and starred in the Netflix drama — told her before they started shooting: “If you’re going to do this, you just have to fully, fully do it.” “When he said that, I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to absolutely do it all.’ I’m going to do all the research.
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‘Frustrated’ Meghan McCain bashes Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro’: ‘I could barely get through it’
took to X (formerly Twitter) to bash the Leonard Bernstein biopic on Wednesday. She first slammed the movie’s “Oscar buzz,” writing: “Watched ‘Maestro’ last night and I could barely get through it.”The conservative political commentator continued: “I’m frustrated I wasted what little free time I have open at night (with 2 young kids) watching it.”“Why are so many Oscar buzz movies like this and so disappointing? Who are these movies for?” she wondered.While the Oscar nominations have yet to be announced, “Maestro” has earned numerous nods so far at the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards.The drama follows the rise of the famed composer (Cooper) and the relationship with his wife, Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan).The “A Star is Born” actor, 48, also wrote and directed the project, and even prepared for six years to master the “six minutes of music” to recreate Bernstein’s 1976 performance of Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.Some X users agreed with McCain’s stance, with someone noting that the movie was “dull” and he “didn’t get through it.”“My wife and I started it but turned it off 15 mins in when it became clear this was meant as an ‘artistic movie’ for the Hollywood Elite.
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‘Maestro’ of love: Read Bradley Cooper’s high school opinion about best friends hooking up
Bradley Cooper was writing the script on besties becoming boos.The Cooper Opinion — in a 1993 column titled “When best friends cross the line” — was published in the “Fresh Ink” teen section of the Philadelphia Daily News when the actor was a high school senior at Germantown Academy in the Philly suburbs of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.I know this because I was the young editor, barely out of college myself, who helped Cooper find his pen game when he was a lovesick lacrosse player.“Can best friends who are of the opposite sex hook up with each other without destroying their friendship?” he wrote.Then — with an appropriate paragraphic pause for dramatic effect — he added, “In my case, yes … so far.”As if he was already ready to write his own personal “When Harry Met Sally” about his relationship plot twist with his senior prom date Deborah Landes, Cooper got real about how “suddenly you start to hate that guy she always told you was hot” and about how “once college hits, our relationship will definitely return to a ‘best friendship.’”Long before Cooper, 48, started working his baby blues on the the leading lady likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga and, currently, Carey Mulligan — in “Maestro” his Leonard Bernstein biopic that began streaming on Netflix this week — the baby heartthrob was already in his romantic feelings.“There has always been an underlying attraction between the two of us,” he wrote.But then he continued to get into the conflicted heart of it all: “Before, we could never fathom the idea of being more than just friends, especially because she was involved in a relationship with a friend of mine.
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