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Sep 19
Ali Images, Why Women Kill Comments Off on Captures of the first 3 episodes of Why Women Kill

I have added captures from the first three episodes of Ginny’s series Why Women Kill.

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Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 | Why Women Kill > Season One > Episode Captures

Sep 19
Ali Why Women Kill Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin Knows ‘Why Women Kill’ — And It’s Not Just Because Of Infidelity

What might push a woman to off her husband? Is it money, or an unhappy marriage, or a discovery that he cheated? The Why Women Kill trailer might lead you to believe that it’s infidelity that causes women to snap, but according to Why Women Kill star Ginnifer Goodwin, the CBS All Access show is about much more than that.

Why Women Kill introduces us to three married women, all living in the same lavish house during very different time periods: Beth Ann (Goodwin) in the ’60s, Simone (Lucy Liu) in the ’80s, and Taylor (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) in present day. Each woman faces an issue distinct from the rest: Simone discovers her husband is gay, and Taylor, though polyamorous, finds her husband lusting after her girlfriend. Beth Ann, meanwhile, has to keep up appearances and be the perfect housewife, all while knowing her husband Rob (Sam Jaeger) is nonchalantly committing adultery.

“Women have, in history, been so defined by their eras. They are so defined by the limitations and boundaries inherent to those times,” Goodwin tells Bustle, explaining how, out of all the Why Women Kill protagonists, Beth Ann has the least amount of social mobility, even after discovering her husband’s penchant for a late-night rendezvous. “She does not have the opportunities that women today do have. She has no opportunity for income outside of the support of her husband.” That makes it particularly difficult for her to move beyond her circumstances while her husband is out cavorting with other women.

“She has no self worth,” Goodwin continues. “She was taught that the only good that she could provide would be in the care-taking of a husband.”

Unlike Howell-Baptiste’s high-powered lawyer Taylor or Liu’s ’80s socialite Simone, Beth Ann’s position as a woman in the ’60s entirely defines who she is and what her options are. She essentially suffers from what Betty Freidan’s The Feminine Mystique (which makes an appearance in the pilot episode) calls “the problem that has no name” — she’s reached what society deems is “true feminine fulfillment,” and yet she’s unhappy. Though she doesn’t know it yet, Beth Ann has discovered the limits of the suburban housewife idyll.

This is further compounded by the fact that Beth Ann is, in actuality, a ’60s housewife stuck in the ’50s — eagle-eyed audiences may notice how Beth Ann’s clothing and hairstyle are about a decade out of fashion. “Her growth was stunted at a point in the ’50s that we’ll learn more about over the course of the series,” Goodwin reveals, hinting at a past trauma that’s brought up in the pilot episode. “She’s like the perfect ’50s housewife stuck in the ’50s.”


Aug 19
Ali Why Women Kill Comments Off on 5 reasons we’re excited for Lucy Liu’s Why Women Kill gives us a run down on why they are excited for CBS All Access’ new series Why Women Kill.

CBS All Access’ newest offering is Why Women Kill, a dark comedy series that explores marriage, infidelity, and women’s rights through the lens of three protagonists through the ages. It stars Ginnifer Goodwin as 1960s housewife Beth Ann, Lucy Liu as socialite Simone in the ’80s, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as a high-powered lawyer in 2018. The show and its title tease that each woman’s marriage is teeming with betrayal and lies that could trigger deadly consequences.

The series should attract fans of the women-behaving-badly genre, as it comes from Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids creator Marc Cherry. But if that’s not reason enough for you to tune in, here are five more reasons Why Women Kill may be your newest addiction.

A killer lineup
The series boasts a deadly roster — how could you go wrong when one of your stars is a certifiable badass who’s graced the screens of Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels? Besides the formidable team of Liu and Goodwin, the show’s true weapon is breakout star Howell-Baptiste, already a fan favorite from her scene-stealing appearances on shows like The Good Place and Killing Eve. Howell-Baptiste gets — and nails — the best lines on the show. When she stares down a patronizing contractor and tells him “My dick is bigger than yours,” viewers should be simultaneously terrified and admiring of her grit.

Anything men can do, women can do better
From Happy to Barry, leading men in comedies have been dominating the killing game. But why can’t women get in on the fun? Why Women Kill is riding the wave that titles like Good Girls and Dead to Me have set in motion for the late 2010s, putting women front and center of all the action. All these heroines have depth as well. They’re not separated into antiquated categories like “the wife” or “the bad girl”; they get to be whatever they so choose, with or without a man.

Society through the ages
One of the most fascinating elements of Why Women Kill is the depiction of how social issues have progressed (or not) through generations. While the three women’s stories take place in different eras, the show smartly finds ways to weave their narratives together. In the first episode, Beth Ann’s chauvinist husband (Sam Jaeger) condescendingly taps his mug to indicate his wife should immediately jump to refill his coffee.

Skip to the present: Eli (Reid Scott), who met Taylor at the Women’s March and outwardly celebrates her independence, is threatened by his wife’s status as the sole breadwinner and becomes infatuated with a woman who’s at his every beck and call (like pouring him coffee). While many of us think our society has shed some of its backwards ways, the show tells us that things haven’t changed as much as we’d like and perhaps modern men have more growing to do than they think.

It’s not all black and white
The show hints at betrayal, but it seems with each progressing story, the details become less clear-cut. Rob the Knob (as we like to call him) has no excuses. Yet Karl, Simone’s husband, elicits some sympathy as a closeted man who likely feared the consequences of coming out. And for Eli and Taylor, their polyamorous relationship brings up many complex issues that test their mutual trust and boundaries. It’s a lot of complicated, human drama that we can’t wait to see unfold.

The fashion of it all
The best part of the show exploring different time periods is seeing the fashions of each era. From Beth Ann and Rob’s prim and proper decor to Simone and Karl’s delightfully gaudy mansion to Taylor and Eli’s sleek digs, it’s amazing to take in. Simone, in particular, brings it — the big earrings, the bright fabrics visible from a mile away, the shoulder pads! Even if you prefer Taylor’s more toned-down leather jackets, you can’t deny that the ’80s were a time to behold in fashion.

Jun 19
Ali Josh Dallas Comments Off on Will Ginnifer Goodwin make an appearance on Manifest?

Any chance Ginnifer Goodwin will make an appearance on Manifest? I miss seeing her and her Charming husband Josh Dallas together. —Shelly

Know what, I actually remembered to run your question/wish by Ginny during our Twilight Zone chat, and her response was a quick, “I would love to. All they have to do is ask!” After all, the Manifest superfan noted, “There were a lot of people on that plane,” and who’s to say one didn’t look like TV’s erstwhile Snow White? (Goodwin will be free this fall, once done shooting CBS All Access’ Why Women Kill).


May 19
Ali Guest Appearances, Josh Dallas Comments Off on Tune in to the Late Late Show

Thank you to Josh Dallas for the heads up! Be sure to tune into CBS!

Apr 19

Parade did a feature on Ginnifer and her new film I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story. As a foster parent myself I am so excited to see this film!

In keeping with its ongoing programming platform of making movies based on the lives of real women, this Saturday Lifetime shines a light into the foster care system in I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story.

The film stars Angela Fairley — herself a foster child — as Regina Louise and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jeanne Kerr, a counselor from one of the shelters where Louise lived as a child, and the one who had a major effect on her life.

Before age 18, Louise lived in more than 30 foster homes, group homes and psychiatric facilities, and the film is based on her memoir of the horrors she experienced during this time.

“The real Regina Louise is an amazing person to talk to about the state of the foster system, because she’s quite the activist,” Goodwin tells in this exclusive interview. “I knew nothing about the foster system, I knew nothing about racism in the foster system. This seemed like a period piece to me in being set in the late ’70s, well, not much has changed and there are horrific statistics, so I think that this is a wonderful educational jumping off point for people.”

Were you able to meet the real Jeanne Kerr or Regina Louise?

I did not. I know that that was an option because I was asked when I signed on if I would like to be taken to her home in northern California. I considered it, because I’ve played a lot of characters based on source material, and I have also played several real-life people, and I never had an opportunity in the past to meet the person I was playing. So, at first I was giddy about the prospect, and then quickly realized that my job was to tell this story from the very specific angle of supporting the actress playing Regina Louise.

I felt that Jeanne’s story is gorgeous and complicated enough that one could base another movie on Jeanne, but my job was to help tell Regina Louise’s story as cleanly as possible.

I don’t know if that’s also because I executive produced, and so I was looking at it from a different perspective than I usually look at how I’m approaching my characters, but I, therefore, did fictionalize my interpretation because I felt that that was important in telling the story the way that we were telling it.

As a mom, was there one thing that horrified you more than others? For me, it was the fact that they could put her into a mental facility where they were drugging her.

Yes. I’m with you 100 percent. Talk about vulnerability, all control over herself was taken away from her. There’s a song that I accidentally found recently called, “I Am the Boss of My Body,” and it’s amazing. It’s a song for children. It’s a radical song, but the message is: I’m not the boss of anything. I’m not the boss of my bedtime, I’m not the boss of how mom drives the car, I’m not the boss of what I eat, but I am the boss of my body.

I was so blown away by this song that I shared it with my kids and now they’re addicted to it, but I just think it’s so important that they always remember that. There’s something about what happens to Regina in those mental institutions where she has lost even that control. There’s nothing and no one to keep her safe, and I can’t imagine anything worse, because as a parent, my daily goal is I keep these kids alive, I make them feel loved, and I give them tools to survive when I’m not there. That’s my entire job, so to tell the story of a little girl who didn’t have anyone doing that for her once she was separated from Jeanne is horrific.

And, yet, it’s a story about the power of love, because it is that little bit that Jeanne was able to give Regina that carried her through the tough times and helped her turn out to be the caring woman that she became.

Yes, and the truth is, Jeanne did everything in her power at the time. She fought the legal battle, and did everything she could to win mothership — I don’t even know what else you would call it, and she frankly failed. Everything was against her, and Regina Louise is the one who, using that love, then fought the fight and she’s the one who was able to bring them together in the end.

So, you’re also going to be joining the cast of Twilight Zone. Were you a fan of the original?

Yes. They were marathoning it the other day, and I was beside myself. I got that call and the only words I heard were Jordan Peele and The Twilight Zone and I started screaming.

Do you have a favorite episode? Because you’re probably not allowed to talk about what you’re doing.

I have never signed so many nondisclosures in my life. I’ve never been on a set like this. I guess this is what it’s like for those actors who do Marvel movies and things like that.

My favorite old episodes, they’re probably everybody’s favorite old episodes. I love the one about the last man on earth, actually it might be called that, where he finds himself in a library. I thought about that a lot, and the one where the woman is getting a phone call from, is it her deceased husband who keeps calling on the phone? Or how about the land of pig faces and the mannequins that come to life?

Any chance that you might pop in for a Manifest cameo?

If they will hire me, I’m in. I would love to work with my husband again.

I didn’t know if you and Josh felt like been there done that.

Oh, no. I’d love to. I’d absolutely love to, and our schedules are such that we could actually make that happen. I’d kill to work with him again. We’ve even talked to other people about the possibility in his downtime of collaborating and guesting on something together, because we’re each other’s favorite scene partner.

Once Upon a Time fans were so rabid. What do you hear from them now?

I’m not on social media, so I’m a bit disconnected from that. I’m going to attend two conventions this summer in Europe. They are the last two Once Upon a Time conventions, and I’ve never done a convention, so it was important to Josh and me that we participate in the finale tour, so we’re going to visit fans in Paris and in Birmingham, England. It’ll be a real blast to relive that part of our lives, but also to connect with the fans again, because when we were making it we would run into the fans all the time, and we would do Comic-Con and things like that, and we would have masses of people who would visit the sets.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story premieres Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.

Mar 19
Ali Twilight Zone Comments Off on ‘The Twilight Zone’: Everything We Know About Jordan Peele’s Reboot

This October will mark 60 years since The Twilight Zone first premiered and introduced the world to a groundbreaking storytelling format. Rod Serling’s iconic sci-fi anthology series helped usher in a golden age of television and became an essential building block of contemporary pop culture.

On April 1, Jordan Peele’s reinterpretation of The Twilight Zone will debut on CBS All Access with two episodes — Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Comedian” and Adam Scott’s “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” And it’s looking to shatter the windows into our imagination all over again.

Before the series premiere on Monday, ET has created the ultimate guide with everything there is to know about the reboot and its connections to the original series.

A Quick History Lesson on the Original Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964, with 156 total episodes. Serling narrated the intro and closing sequence for each episode, but it wasn’t until the second season that he began filming the show’s trademark wraparound on-camera appearances.

In its anthology format, where each episode was a standalone story, the series was allowed to become a showcase for thought-provoking ideas, timely questions and social commentary, as well as talented actors and writers. While the show was known for having a shortlist of similar endings and themes, TV marathons and streaming have given audiences the freedom to curate their Twilight Zone experience. Not in the mood to contemplate your mortality or the futility of trying to alter past events? Just keep browsing. Not a fan of toys that are planning your demise? Then skip “Living Doll.”

The original series ended in 1964, but we’ve been feeling its impact on entertainment and pop culture ever since. It made genre television mainstream and illuminated diverse audience demographics who appreciated the show’s combination of fantasy with highbrow themes. The Twilight Zone inspired multiple variations of its format, such as The Outer Limits, Black Mirror and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Episodic one-hour dramas like The X-Files and Star Trek also benefited from Serling’s template for high-concept mysteries (often with a twist ending), in their “monster of the week” episodes.

While considering his participation in the reboot, Peele acknowledged at PaleyFest earlier this month that the series, which has transformed into a universal adjective for situations that seem beyond the edges of reality, has become a go-to phrase for modern times.

This also isn’t the first time The Twilight Zone has made a resurgence. A revival premiered in 1985 and ran for three seasons on CBS, followed by another reboot in 2002 on the now-defunct network, UPN, which lasted just a single season. In 1983, Twilight Zone: The Movie featured four individual reimaginings of episodes from the original series. And, of course, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been reversing gravity on Disney World guests since 1994.

What Can You Expect From the New Series?
In late 2017, it was announced that Jordan Peele — following his box-office and critically acclaimed success Get Out (he’d win the Oscar for Original Screenplay months later) — would be in charge of a reboot of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. The 10-episode season premieres Monday, April 1 on CBS All Access; the first two installments debut that night, titled “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” and “The Comedian.” The remaining entries will appear on the streaming platform on Thursday nights starting April 11.

Peele will also be taking up Serling’s role as an on-camera narrator. Reinstituting this iconic aspect from the original series came after some initial hesitancy from the Us director that his presence could be a distraction and might remind people too much of Key and Peele, his Comedy Central sketch series with Keegan-Michael Key that also implemented wraparounds for each comedy segment.

“They’ve seen me be puppy dog Ice-T and all this. How does that translate to one of the most iconic, prestigious roles of hosting The Twilight Zone?” Peele told ET at the show’s premiere Tuesday. “At the end of the day, if you can host The Twilight Zone, why do you not host The Twilight Zone. Do it! You’ve got to do it.”

After watching the show’s first official trailer, people began to notice an emphasis on particular numbers throughout the footage. Ginnifer Goodwin, who appears in an episode called “Point of Origin,” admitted at the premiere that numbers do play a role, but that was all she could say. When Peele was specifically asked about it, he replied, “No comment. It hasn’t even started yet. I can neither confirm nor deny any sort of thread, but I think you’ll be pleased when you see the entire season.”

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Mar 19
Ali Events, Images, Josh Dallas Comments Off on The Twilight Zone Premiere

Ginnifer & Josh attended the premiere of Ginnifer’s new series The Twilight Zone in Hollywood this week.

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Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > March 26 | The Twilight Zone Premiere in Hollywood

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