Lena Waithe In September, Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, for the “Thanksgiving” episode of Master of None, based on her own coming-out story. Her upbringing on the southside of Chicago also informs new TV drama The Chi, which she wrote, produced and stars in. Look out for her, too, in dystopian sci-fi Ready Player One. Lucas Hedges Already Oscar-nominated for his role as troubled teen Patrick in Manchester By the Sea, Lucas Hedges features in two more films currently garnering Oscar buzz in the form of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. His first big lead role is to follow, in Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased. Stardom seems pretty much assured. Alden Ehrenreich Han Solo was the role that catapulted Harrison Ford into the major league, and it could do the same for Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the young galactic buccaneer in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm’s latest Rogue One-style spinoff. Discerning cinemagoers will have already seen him in the Coen’s Hail, Caesar!. A universe of new opportunities awaits. Vicky Krieps Jean-Claude Juncker, Andy Schleck … now you can add Vicky Krieps to… Read full this story
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