The West Londoner was only 19 when she was cast in the new blockbuster Lord of the Rings series – and knew nothing about Tolkien’s beloved epic. But 20 months’ filming in New Zealand didn’t phase the newcomer. She’s a hard hobbit to break [we're truly sorry – Ed].
Coming soon to a screen near you, wherever you are, next month’s LFF offers visual thrills galore.
In 2022, it can sometimes feel as though we’re enmeshed in a raging, unrelenting, unforgiving reversal of, well, everything progressive. So how do we push back the pushback?
Following the success of her twisted yet deeply satisfying debut, Patel reflects on Trump, emotional unavailability, and why Black and Brown people don’t owe you palatability.
Asking For A Friend: London’s best street party is gearing up for a massive return after its two year Covid-induced pause. Want to have an unforgettable time? ShaSimone, CLIPZ, steel band members and sound system leads offer their best tips.
Just like fashion, baked goods are rejecting ultra-polished aesthetics for a messier look. We speak to the bakers behind these dark, feral creations to investigate the rise of curated culinary chaos.
In the ’90s and ’00s, romantic comedies were big business. Yearning for the genre to make a proper box office comeback? Satisfy your cravings with these films.
Ahead of his new YouTube series Deep Issue Massage, we spoke to Chawawa about what he gets up to online.
Thanks to music leaks and Praying ads, it seems like everyone’s becoming Addison Rae stans – *gasp* – unironically. Oh, how the tables have turned.
This month, columnist Anna Cafolla salutes Women in Translation month with a subversive selection of reads from authors including Angela Hui, Sheena Patel and Lynne Tillman.
Want more immortal laughs after watching Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dogg and Dave Franco slay the undead in Day Shift? Look no further than this guide.
Fan favourite Never Have I Ever is returning to Netflix for its third season. We chat to one of the series’ stars Megan Suri and find out what she gets up to in her spare time.
The third movie from Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele is a sci-fi horror that asks us to look to the skies, to Hollywood and to our own hunger for entertainment. “It feels like it’s saying a lot,” says Yeun. “And maybe everything.”
Drew Barrymore crying over a window, Britney Spears exploring the world after a 13-year conservatorship, Paris Hilton finally finding love. We can’t get enough of watching ex-wild childs find joy again. But does their redemption arc come at a price?
Head to head: Frank Ocean has released a solid gold, diamond-encrusted cock ring for his luxury brand, Homer. A bit of fun or a little on the heavy side? THE FACE debates.
Jordan Peele’s latest is bringing back good old fashioned sci-fi scares. Hungry for more? Watch these films at your own peril.
Digital cover: In A24’s Bodies Bodies Bodies, the 23-year-old swaps Young Adult fiction for Young Adult friction. After coming of age in the spotlight, her turn in this summer’s sexy, acidic slasher is her most gratifying role yet.
A24's slasher-comedy satirises our obsession with social media on the big screen. Here's how one of its lead actors likes to spend her time online.
As the darkly compulsive HBO/BBC finance drama returns, the actor explains why, in the new series, his character Robert isn’t a total banker… or is he?
Chinese might be one of the nation’s favourite takeaways, but it didn’t feel like that when Hui grew up above one in rural South Wales. Here, she talks about the new book and what she gets up to beyond the confines of her stovetop.
Loosely based on the rise of City Girls, Issa Rae’s latest TV show celebrates rap’s “bad bitch renaissance” while taking on sexism in the industry. About time, we say.
Hear Me Out: If I wanted to watch influencers have a nice time, I’d go to Shoreditch House, says Tom Usher.
From binge-watching British murder mysteries to sending Jeremy Allen White memes to the show’s group chat, here’s how the hit series’ breakout star spends her time on the internet.
Can you remember the last time you watched a series without romance as one of its central premises? Us neither, until The Bear came along. So why does it still feel so sexually-charged?