You is adding a potential new target for Joe Goldberg. Scott Speedman has joined the cast for season 3 of the Netflix series, the streaming service announced Wednesday.
Speedman will play Matthew, who is described as “a successful CEO, husband and uncommunicative father. He’s reserved, mysterious, and has a tendency to be withdrawn… all of which masks a deep well of emotion underneath,” raising some suspicion about his true colors.
On the TV side, the 45-year-old actor most recently starred on TNT’s Animal Kingdom, before departing at the start of the third season in 2018, and had a key guest appearance in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. He is also known for playing Ben Covington on the WB drama Felicity, which ran for four seasons in the early 2000s.
See Netflix’s casting announcement below.
Speedman joins a cast led by Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti, who will both reprise their roles as Joe and Love Quinn, respectively. New additions include Travis Van Winkle as Cary, a wealthy guy who invites Joe into his inner circle, and Shalita Grant as Sherry, a “mom-fluencer” who is secretly a mean girl that invites Love into her friend group for suspicious reasons. Co-creators Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti also return as executive producers.
Season 2 ended with Joe and Love, pregnant with his child, moving into a cookie-cutter home, only for the not-so-reformed serial killer to zero in on their attractive new neighbor — implying that his wandering eye may be the downfall to their unconventional relationship. He also discovered that Love is like him: a killer.
ET spoke with Badgley about the shocking ending of season 2, when Love didn’t turn out to be who he thought she was.
“She is theoretically a perfect match, because she wants to see somebody the way Joe wants to be seen, and vice versa,” Badgley told ET of Joe and Love. “They both want to be seen… actually, you understand more and more, she has a mania there too. That once you understand why Love is the way she is, and who she actually is, you realize that there is no perfect match for Joe. ‘Cause actually, he’s found her, but that’s the thing… we are too accustomed to being like, if she didn’t find the box, they’d be together. Like, no! … People like Joe cannot receive what they want because they want something impossible. I feel like when we see what Joe, what Love’s character is, then it’s like, oh yeah, of course. Did he find his soulmate? And he turned her into a villain in a split second.”
As for what Badgley would like for his character to have in the future, he said it involves happiness.
“I think he deserves something better now, you know?” he mused. “Like I’m not sure that that’s possible. What does Joe need? Joe needs, ugh, Joe needs justice, but what does that mean? Does that mean prison? Does that mean death? I don’t know.”
ET also spoke with Pedretti about where the characters go after the shocking ending of season 2.
“I am and continue to be worried for anyone who chooses to be around Joe and also Love,” she said.
You returns in 2021 on Netflix.
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Prime Day is over; however, there are still tons of deals to be had to scoop up after the shopping event at Amazon’s Holiday Dash.
Among other things, it’s time to shop Skechers. If you’re in the market, now’s the time to give your shoe game an upgrade with some fresh shoes from Skechers at a discount. If none of the available pairs are up your alley, don’t worry: There are plenty of deals from other footwear brands at Amazon’s Holiday Dash.
Whether you’re looking for a new pair of workout sneakers or boots to wear for fall and winter, there’s a deal for you. Plus, there are styles for men and kids, so the whole family can have fresh kicks!
Amazon’s Holiday Dash is a great opportunity to shop white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Vera Bradley, Levi’s, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Soludos, Superga, Eddie Bauer, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel, Ugg, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Calvin Klein, Vionic, Alo Yoga and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of the Amazon sale event.
We’re still seeing major deals, markdowns and discounts roll out across fashion categories from Amazon’s Holiday Dash, including electronics, travel gear, designer handbags, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, designer sunglasses, activewear, designer backpacks, swimwear, underwear, watches, cookware, kitchen appliances, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, deals under $50, designer backpacks, loungewear, tie dye and jewelry.
Plus, be sure to sign into your Prime account as Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping on select items.
Check out ET Style’s top picks of the best Skechers deals we have curated with deep discounts at Amazon’s Holiday Dash.
BOBS Women’s Bobs Plush-Peace & LoveSkechersAmazonBOBS Women’s Bobs Plush-Peace & LoveSkechers
Comfortable Bobs sneakers that go with just about any casual ‘fit? Sure thing!
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An on-trend edgy calf-length boot with chunk heel from Sketchers.
$83.24 at Amazon
Women’s Go Walk Joy Walking ShoeSkechersAmazonWomen’s Go Walk Joy Walking ShoeSkechers
The perfect mesh walking shoe.
REGULARLY $50$30 at Amazon
Men’s MorenoSkechersAmazonMen’s MorenoSkechers
We love this Skechers men’s lace-up shoe with vintage wash finish.
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Gift these cool workout shoes with memory foam.
REGULARLY $70$60.16 at Amazon
Women’s Desert Kiss-Secret Picnic Flat SandalSkechersAmazonWomen’s Desert Kiss-Secret Picnic Flat SandalSkechers
Now’s a great time to score warm weather-style sandals on sale so you’re ready for next spring and summer.
REGULARY $49.99$26.99 at Amazon
Men’s Classic Fit-Delson-Camden SneakerSkechersAmazonMen’s Classic Fit-Delson-Camden SneakerSkechers
A sporty yet polished sneaker for any guy.
REGULARLY $65$47.50 at Amazon
Men’s Expected Gomel Slip-on LoaferSkechersAmazonMen’s Expected Gomel Slip-on LoaferSkechers
The perfect slip on sporty loafer from Skechers at a great deal.
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A Skechers men’s canvas-and-suede slip-on shoe for easy wearing.
REGULARLY $69.95$41.12 at Amazon
Jill Duggar Says She Distanced Herself From Family After She Was Told What She Could and Couldn’t Do
Jill Duggar is opening up about her rift with her family. The 29-year-old former reality star and her husband, Derick Dillard, reveal that lack of control over their lives is the primary reason for creating distance from the extended Duggar clan.
“Our control to choose what jobs we were allowed to accept and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us,” Jill tells People.
“The first few years of our marriage, we spent time and money working towards opportunities only to hit a dead end when we’d be told, ‘Well, you’re not allowed to do that,'” Derick adds.
Jill notes that her and Derick’s decision to depart TLC’s Counting On in 2017 “didn’t go over very well with anyone,” but “by that point we’d had enough.”
“We knew we had to pull out completely to reevaluate and get our bearings,” Jill says.
Since distancing herself from her conservative family, Jill has publicly gone against some of their well-known rules by having alcohol, getting a nose ring and wearing jeans.
“Sometimes, it’s a good thing being OK with other people not being OK,” she explains. “I never expected this to happen or for it to get to this point, but I’m realizing I can’t put a timeline on healing. I love my family and they love me. I really just have to follow God’s lead and take it one day at a time.”
In a statement to the outlet, Jill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, said, “Every family has differences of opinion and perspective at times, but families work things out.”
“We all love Jill, Derick, and their boys very much,” the couple added of Jill and Derick’s two sons, Israel, 5, and Samuel, 3. “It is our prayer that our relationship is healed and fully restored quickly!”
Jill first revealed that she’s “not on the best terms” with her family in a video posted to YouTube earlier this month. While Jill wouldn’t expand on the situation, she did note, “we’re having to kind of just take some time and heal.”
Derick also noted that he and Jill would not return to reality TV with the Duggars “under the circumstances that we were under at the time that we left.”
“Right now we have no plans to join back into the show or anything,” Jill added. “We don’t regret leaving the show. We feel like it was the best thing for our family.”
HBO Max is clearly in the superhero game, as they’re not only giving director Zack Snyder a second chance to deliver his original vision of Justice League, but Jared Leto has been tapped to reprise (and resuscitate) his portrayal of the Joker in it, according to multiplereports.
The Hollywood Reporter says Leto, who originated his take on the DC villain in 2016’s Suicide Squad, will shoot new scenes for the “Snyder Cut.” The report also claims Ray Fisher and Amber Heard are among the cast returning to set, alongside none other than Ben Affleck. (Making it the second time he’s agreed to re-don the cape and cowl since quitting as Batman.)
How bringing back the most maligned character from one movie will help course correct the most maligned film in the DC universe, we cannot say. But we’re certainly intrigued to see what plays out. (Our thoughts and prayers to those shooting new scenes with Leto, should he decide to go “Method” again.)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was originally announced earlier this year, though it was originally pitched as more of a re-imagining of what we’d seen, albeit with Snyder returning to the helm. (The writer-director was forced to step away from the production before it was completed due to a family tragedy.) New special effects, a new score and some additional ADR.
Now, it appears Snyder is getting cameras back up to not only complete his own reshoots (Joss Whedon directed additional photography for the theatrical cut) but shoot new material to flesh out the four-episode event series Snyder will deliver to HBO Max.
As for Leto, he’s made no secret of his disappointment over being largely cut out of Suicide Squad. And though his Clown Prince of Crime once seemed relegated to the past — especially following Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-winning turn in Joker — it looks like he may be getting the last laugh.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will stream on HBO Max in 2021.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams didn’t let their planned wedding day go by unnoticed. The engaged pair had to push their nuptials due to COVID-19, but, on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hyland reveals how they still marked the special date.
“We were going to get married 8/8/2020. Not happening anymore. But what can you do?” she lamented, before sharing how she and Adams spent their would-be wedding day.
“It was my first time out of the house, out of quarantine, and we went to a winery,” Hyland, 29, says. “We went with all of our friends — all of us got tested — our family, our best man, maid of honor.”
“I brought a white dress and a veil I got on Etsy. And my bridesmaids, they got a real wedding bouquet for me and surprised me,” she adds. “And we took fake wedding pictures for fun.”
Hyland previously shared some of those so-called “fake wedding pictures” on Instagram, which show her and Adams being silly at the winery.
“A couple, a pandemic, & a postponed wedding: A series,” Hyland captioned her post. “We were supposed to get married today. Instead… we took pictures and drank wine. I love you to Pluto & back @wellsadams.”
Adams shared a shot from the day as well, in which he’s resting his hand on his fiancée’s bottom.
“We were supposed to get married today. We didn’t,” he wrote. “But I still got to grab a butt. So, ya know, still pretttty cool.”
Watch the video below for more on the couple.
The Kate Spade sale is happening right now as part of Amazon’s Holiday Dash event. Enjoy discounts of up to 50% on coveted handbags, sunglasses, watches and accessories from the beloved fashion brand retailer. Find great deal prices on popular Kate Spade New York wallets, bags and more at the Holiday Dash.
With so many tote, crossbody bag, iPhone case and purse options, you’re sure to find a favorite or two to choose from the Kate Spade deals at the sales.
This is still a great opportunity to shop white hot sales and deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Vera Bradley Levi’s, Tumi luggage, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Vionic, Alo Yoga, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Uggs, Marc Jacobs, Skechers, Soludos, Superga, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel, Uggs, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Calvin Klein, Vionic, Castañer, Alo Yoga, J.Crew, Ray-Ban and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of Holiday Dash. Not only does the sale include the above mentioned brands and Amazon brands, but it also features luxury brand markdowns within Shopbop, which Amazon acquired in 2006.
We’re expecting to see even more major deals, markdowns and discounts roll out across fashion categories today including electronics, travel gear, designer handbags, designer dresses, luggage, sandals, sneakers, swimwear, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, deals under $50, designer sunglasses, activewear, designer backpacks, loungewear, tie dye, kids shoes, leggings, cookware, kitchen appliances, kids/baby gear, jackets, underwear, watches, and jewelry.
The Amazon Holiday Dash delivers great discounts from top brands and small businesses alike, and it comes right in time for the kickoff of the holiday season. Downloading the Amazon app will bring the deals directly to your smartphone.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, be sure to sign into your account for access to free two-day shipping on select items. And if you’re not a member, sign up for an Amazon Prime free 30-day trial so you can join the fun of this major online sale.
Below, shop ET Style’s favorite Kate Spade picks from the Amazon Holiday Dash.
Jackson Top Zip Pebbled Leather Crossbody BagKate Spade New YorkAmazonJackson Top Zip Pebbled Leather Crossbody BagKate Spade New York
The Kate Spade Jackson Pebbled Leather Crossbody bag features pebbled leather and interior and exterior pockets. Get it now for just over $100, while supplies last.
REGULARLY $249$101.32 at Amazon
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This perfect-sized Kate Spade handbag is great for a night out. You can save up to 45% on this coveted bag, while supplies last.
REGULARLY $303.49$135.11 at Amazon
Patterson Drive Small Dome Satchel PurseKate Spade New YorkAmazonPatterson Drive Small Dome Satchel PurseKate Spade New York
The elegant Kate Spade Patterson Drive Dome Satchel is a classic for anyone’s wardrobe. It comes in four great colors: black, brown, soft taupe and spruce. Select shades are about 70% off for Amazon Holiday Dash, while supplies last.
REGULARLY $298$88.06 at Amazon
Taylor Large ToteKate Spade New YorkAmazonTaylor Large ToteKate Spade New York
Your laptop, phone, lunch and so much more will fit in this chic Taylor Large Tote by Kate Spade New York. It’s on sale in three different colors starting at $109.99.
REGULARLY $198$109.99 and up at Amazon
Women’s Margaux East West Crossbody BagKate Spade New YorkAmazonWomen’s Margaux East West Crossbody BagKate Spade New York
The women’s Margaux East West Crossbody bag by Kate Spade New York is chic, stylish and deeply discounted for Amazon’s Holiday Dash. It’s offered in four colors starting at $80.99, while supplies last.
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Dome Satchel Medium Dome SatchelKate Spade New YorkAmazonDome Satchel Medium Dome SatchelKate Spade New York
It wouldn’t be a sale without a deal on a Kate Spade New York handbag. Save more than $100 on this luxe-looking roomy satchel.
REGULARLY $298$134.99 at Amazon
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This alphabet pendant makes a great gift for you or someone special.
$58 at Amazon
Margaux Medium SatchelKate Spade New YorkAmazonMargaux Medium SatchelKate Spade New York
The Kate Spade Margaux Medium Satchel has a feminine silhouette and crafted in grain leather. This bag comes in 12 different colors, too.
REGULARLY $298$178.80 at Amazon
Margaux Lemons Convertible CrossbodyKate Spade New YorkAmazonMargaux Lemons Convertible CrossbodyKate Spade New York
There’s nothing sour about this juicy Margaux Lemons Medium Convertible crossbody bag by Kate Spade New York! Carry summer with you all year long by grabbing this bag, on sale for Amazon’s Holiday Dash.
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Kate Spade New York Women’s Heritage Spade Thin Enamel Bangle BraceletKate SpadeAmazonKate Spade New York Women’s Heritage Spade Thin Enamel Bangle BraceletKate Spade
This bangle is perfect to wear with everything.
$58 at Amazon
New York Larchmont Avenue BackpackKate SpadeAmazonNew York Larchmont Avenue BackpackKate Spade
The perfect stylish leather backpack for traveling.
REGULARLY $429$159.10 at Amazon
Spencer Zip Around Continental WalletKate Spade New YorkAmazonSpencer Zip Around Continental WalletKate Spade New York
Keep your cards and cash in order in the classic Kate Spade New York Spencer Zip Around Continental Wallet.
REGULARLY $188$84.60 at Amazon
Sylvia Francois Mag Folio for iPhone 11 Pro Max TutuKate Spade New YorkAmazonSylvia Francois Mag Folio for iPhone 11 Pro Max TutuKate Spade New York
Your phone has never been more adorable than in this Kate Spade New York Sylvia Francois Mag Folio. This case fits the iPhone 11 Pro Max and is 20% off for Amazon Prime Day.
$87.20 at Amazon
Scallop Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen SmartwatchKate Spade New YorkAmazonScallop Sport Metal and Silicone Touchscreen SmartwatchKate Spade New York
Fashion meets function in this Kate Spade smartwatch with touchscreen, smartphone compatibility and heart rate and activity tracking.
REGULARLY $278$99 at Amazon
Get ready for the 2020 CMT Music Awards! The annual fan-voted country music awards show takes place on Oct. 21, and will recognize some of the biggest names in the genre and feature performances from top country artists.
Additionally, the CMT Music Awards are honoring crossovers this year, including Gwen Stefani, who earned her first nomination alongside Blake Shelton for their video, “Nobody Like You.” Justin Bieber is also nominated for his collaboration with Dan + Shay, “10,000 Hours,” and Marshmello is a first-time nominee for his song with Kane Brown, “One Things Right.”
For everything you need to know about how to watch the 2020 CMT Music Awards, hosts, who’s nominated, performing and more, read on below.
The 2020 CMT Music Awards air Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land. With a cable subscription or TV provider login you can stream the show on CMT.com as well. No cable? A number of live TV streaming services include one or more of these channels, including fuboTV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, Philo and YouTube TV.
Ashley McBryde,Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland have been announced as the three celebrity hosts for the show.
Needless to say, McBryde was thrilled to have the hosting gig! “I am beyond excited, and maybe a little nervous, to host an awards show for the very first time,” the country singer said in a statement. “Luckily, it’s not all about me – it’s about celebrating bad ass music videos and the brilliant men and women that help us create them. I’ve loved watching and being part of this event in the past and I think the fans are really going to enjoy what we have planned for them. It’s going to be a blast!”
“The CMT Music Awards have always been about bringing the fans and their favorite artists together to celebrate,” Brown said of his first time hosting gig. “I have so many great memories of the show — from watching as a fan at home to accepting my first industry award win on the CMT stage. I‘m excited to join this year as a first-time host and can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing performances that are lined up this year.”
“I’m so excited to be co-hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards this year!” Hyland said of hosting. “Fans are the backbone of music and art; without them we would never be able to do what we love.”
Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris are among the performers as well as Gabby Barrett,Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt and Shania Twain. The show will also feature some big name collaborations, including Jimmie Allen + Noah Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini + Halsey, and Luke Combs + Brooks & Dunn.
For more CMT Awards performers, click here.
Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett received three nominations each, including for the much coveted “Video of the Year” category. Carrie Underwood also notched multpile nominations, and is currently the most awarded artist in CMT Music Awards history with 20 wins.
See the full list of CMT Music Awards nominees here.
How to vote for the winners: The CMT Awards are an entirely fan-voted awards show, and you can cast your ballot here.
Get ET’s live coverage right here on ETonline.com and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight), as well as on ETLive.com or the ET Live app.
Watch below for the biggest moments from last year’s CMT Music Awards.
Kanye West has been a big part of Kim Kardashian West’s life over the past decade, and on Wednesday, the 43-year-old rapper took to Twitter to celebrate his wife’s 40th birthday, with a throwback photo from their 2013 engagement.
“Been doing empty stadiums,” he captioned the kissing photo of the pair inside the empty San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park. “Happy 40th birthday!!! I love you so much.”
It’s been a year of highs and lows for the couple, who share four children — North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 1.
After Kanye announced his intention to run for president of the United States on July 4, he made some controversial and personal statements about his wife and his family during a South Carolina rally. The event caused Kim to release a rare statement about her husband’s bipolar disorder and was followed by a public apology from Yeezy.
In recent months, the pair has been spending more time together, with their family and on date nights.
“The couple has been spending a lot of quality time together with their kids and family,” a source told ET of the spouses earlier this month. “They’ve been trying to spend time in places that are slower or more calm like Colorado so they can enjoy their time without worrying about paparazzi or fans interrupting.”
Kanye wasn’t the only loved one to share birthday well-wishes with the reality star.
Her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, posted a series of pics with the KKW Beauty founder on Instagram, writing, “My entire life, you’ve always been someone that I have admired. Still do and always will. Your determination, ambition, grace, ethics, your eagerness to make a change, I can go on and on. You do it all with poise. You are a glamorous super woman in my eyes!! I’m not sure how you do it and yet you make everything look so seamless.”
Momager Kris Jenner also posted some precious childhood photos of Kim, writing, “Thank you for always being there for us and for every single precious moment and memory we make. I love you so so much, it’s impossible to even measure and I am so proud of all you do.”
As if that wasn’t enough, the family also put together a tribute video of well-wishes. Scott Disick was among those featured, telling Kim, “I can’t even believe how much you’ve accomplished over these years. You’ve surpassed anything I could have dreamed. You are one of the most inspiring women I know.”
For more, watch the clip below:
Tamar Braxton took to Instagram to slam WE tv for the new Braxton Family Values season 7 supertease that dropped on Wednesday.
In the supertease, 43-year-old Braxton’s hospitalization in July is addressed, with her mother, Evelyn, telling cameras, “Toni called, she told me that Tamar was rushed to the hospital because she tried to commit suicide.” Braxton was found unresponsive on July 16, according to multiple reports, by her then boyfriend, David Adefeso, at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown Los Angeles where they were staying. She was then transferred to a hospital facility in Los Angeles to receive more specialized mental health treatment from top specialists, a spokesperson for Braxton told The Blast at the time.
Later that month, WE tv — who worked with the reality star on Braxton Family Values and Get Ya Life! — said they would no longer be working with Braxton, honoring “her request to end all future work for the network.”
Clearly, the network and Braxton have not parted on good terms. On Wednesday, she called the new trailer promoting the season 7 premiere on Nov. 5 “disgusting.”
“After waking up to that disgusting trailer…FK @wetv and whomever else participating for using my pain for their pleasure and ratings‼️✨,” she wrote. “Don’t miss my exclusive TELL ALL on my girl @tamronhallshow next week 🔥..at some point this abuse HAS to STOP‼️✨ and P.s. I’M NOT FILMING FOR THIS SEASON! THEY ARE DOING THIS WHILE I’M NOT ON THE SHOW‼️‼️ #SCUMBAGSH.”
ET has reached out to WE tv for comment.
Prior to WE tv announcing that that they would no longer be working with Braxton, she addressed her mental health and work-related issues on Instagram. While she never mentioned the network, she wrote about her unhappiness with her work in television.
“I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid,” she wrote. “I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most.”
She added, “Who I was, began to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me.”
Meanwhile, WE tv’s statement read, “Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best.”
Disney’s latest heroine is more lone warrior than princess. Meet Raya, the star of the upcoming Raya and the Last Dragon, who sets out in search of the titular last dragon in order to save her kingdom.
The studio unveiled the first teaser trailer on Wednesday, introducing Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), Sisu the dragon (Awkwafina) and the fictional kingdom of Kumandra, which is under attack by the villainous Druun. Notably, Raya marks the first Southeast Asian character to front a Disney animated film.
“When Last Jedi came out, I was so overwhelmed by emotion,” Tran told ET. “I’m having a very similar experience with Raya and the Last Dragon… It’s such a beautiful movie. The writing’s incredible. I mean, obviously the animation is incredible. And the story itself I think is really, really powerful.”
Raya and the Last Dragon hails from directors Don Hall (Big Hero 6 and Moana) and Carlos López Estrada from a script by Crazy Rich Asians scribe Adele Lim and playright Qui Nguyen. Watch the trailer below.
Raya and the Last Dragon was first announced at D23 Expo in 2019 and originally dated to open in theaters on Nov. 25. It has since undergone a recasting — with Tran replacing the previously-announced Cassie Steele — and the release was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which also caused production to be largely completed remotely.
Ironically, when ET spoke with Tran backstage at D23, she was fan girling over meeting Awkwafina, prompting Awkwafina to respond, “I’m a bigger fan of hers than she probably is of me!” See more in the video below.
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Raya and the Last Dragon is in theaters March 12, 2021.