"Grown-ish" Star Yara Shahidi Goes Over Season Three Of The Hit Freeform Series
"Grown-ish" is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active daughter — as she takes on college. BUILD hosted Shahidi to have a conversation about the Freeform series' third season.
Jennifer Coolidge Chats About Starring In The Comedy Film, "Like A Boss"
In "Like a Boss," best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company. Unfortunately, they're in over their heads financially and the prospect of a big buyout offer from cosmetics industry titan Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia's friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. Jennifer Coolidge stopped by to talk about the movie.
"Black-ish" Star Marsai Martin Speaks On The Popular ABC Comedy & Its Sixth Season
ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, "Black-ish," takes a fun yet bold look at one man’s determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. Marsai Martin, who stars as Diane Johnson, stopped by BUILD to discuss the series.
"The L Word: Generation Q" Star Jennifer Beals Opens Up About The New SHOWTIME Series
The groundbreaking drama series, "The L Word," revolutionized a generation. This fall the highly-anticipated sequel, "The L Word: Generation Q ," debuts on SHOWTIME. In it, returning cast members Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey resume their original roles alongside a new group of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in LA.
John Legend Speaks On His Partnership With Procter & Gamble And More
John Legend is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, critically-acclaimed concert performer and philanthropist/social activist. Legend recently landed a major new role with the beauty and personal care conglomerate Procter & Gamble. He'll work with the company to explore various aspects of humanity and the human experience. BUILD sat down with the EGOT winner to have a discussion about his work with P&G, music and more.
Oscar-Nominated Daniel Kaluuya Has A Conversation About The Film, "Queen and Slim"
"Queen and Slim" starts off with a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith) on a forgettable first date. But things takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Joining a legacy of films such "Set It Off" and "Thelma & Louise," "Queen & Slim" is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
Karamo & Jason Brown Speak On Their Children's Book, "I Am Perfectly Designed"
"I Am Perfectly Designed" is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series "Queer Eye," and Jason "Rachel" Brown―featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.
Anna Kendrick & Danielle Brooks Break Down Their Thriller-Comedy, "The Day Shall Come"
An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams. Based on 100 true stories, the explosive new film from Chris Morris is an emotionally gripping, laugh out loud thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own. Stars Anna Kendrick and Danielle Brooks joined BUILD to discuss "The Day Shall Come."
Author And Poet Cleo Wade Covers Her New Book, "Where to Begin"
Cleo Wade’s second anthology of heartfelt poetry and prose builds on the wisdom of her bestselling book, "Heart Talk," encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your personal power to bring positive change into our world. "Where to Begin" is perfect for those who are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice and equality.
Amanda Seales Details Her New Self-Help Book, "Small Doses"
Comedian, writer, actress and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one-of-a-kind voice, she’s bringing her life’s lessons and laughs to the page. Unapologetic, fiercely funny, and searingly honest, "Small Doses" engages, empowers and enlightens readers on how to find their truths while still finding the funny.
Jason Bolden & Adair Curtis Chat About Their Netflix Show, "Styling Hollywood"
"Styling Hollywood" is a series following celebrity stylist Jason Bolden and his interior designer husband Adair Curtis as they run their lifestyle company JSN STUDIO while balancing marriage and life’s ups and downs. With their talented crew of colorful employees, viewers watch as they curate "Black Girl Magic" for some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Eve, Ava DuVernay and more.
Merle Dandridge On Season 4 Of "Greenleaf"
The original drama series, "Greenleaf," from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together. Star Merle Dandridge joined BUILD to discuss the fourth season of the OWN show.
Cate Blanchett, The Cast & Director Of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" Discuss The Film
Based on the runaway bestseller, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. BUILD hosted Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Zoe Chao, Troian Bellisario, Billy Crudup and director Richard Linklater to chat about the movie.
Kirsten Dunst Discusses "On Becoming a God in Central Florida"
Set in a small Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" is dark comedy series starring Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee who lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise (FAM)—the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin in the first place. Determined to make a better life for herself, Krystal dives deep into FAM, until her business begins to affect those closest to her.
The Cast & Creator Of "Dear White People" Discuss Season 3 Of The Netflix Show
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, "Dear White People" is a hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America that weaves together the universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age. Creator Justin Simien and cast members Logan Browning, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Antoinette Robertson paid BUILD a visit to discuss the third season of the Netflix series.
Kofi Siriboe Talks About The OWN Series, "Queen Sugar"
Kofi Siriboe is an actor, producer and budding filmmaker. His impeccable artistry portraying Ralph Angel Bordelon on the OWN drama series, "Queen Sugar," has earned him two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Lead Actor. Heralded by executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, Siriboe is certainly one of the young Hollywood talents to watch. He came to BUILD to discuss the latest in "Queen Sugar."
Bianca Lawson On Season 4 Of The OWN Series, "Queen Sugar"
Now in its fourth season, the contemporary drama "Queen Sugar," set in Louisiana, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. In the show, Bianca Lawson plays Darla, a young woman struggling with addiction who desperately seeks reconnection with 6-year-old Blue, her son, and with his father, Ralph Angel Bordelon.
Dawn-Lyen Gardner On The Fourth Season Of OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Now entering its fourth season, the contemporary drama "Queen Sugar," set in Louisiana, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Nova (Rutina Wesley, "True Blood"), a worldly-wise journalist and activist; Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, "Unforgettable"), the savvy wife and manager of a professional basketball star; and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, "Awkward"), a formerly incarcerated young father in search of redemption.
Caroline Rhea Chats About Disney Channel's "Sydney to the Max"
Set in present day, the family comedy, "Sydney to the Max," features flashbacks to the 1990s and revolves around outgoing middle schooler Sydney who lives with her single dad Max, in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy – played by the incomparable Caroline Rhea. As Max tries to get a better sense of how to guide his preteen daughter, we see flashbacks of his childhood and how his antics with his buddy Leo in the 90s parallel the funny predicaments his daughter, Sydney, faces with her best friend, Olive, in present day.
Olivia Munn, Emma Greenwell & Joely Richardson Discuss STARZ's "The Rook"
STARZ Original Series, "The Rook," tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory - and why she is a target. Cast members Emma Greenwell, Olivia Munn and Joely Richardson stopped by BUILD to discuss the show.
Elaine Welteroth Speaks On Her Book, "More Than Enough"
In "More Than Enough," revolutionary editor Elaine Welteroth, who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue, explores what it means to come into your own—on your own terms. Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.
DeWanda Wise Speaks On Season 2 Of The Netflix Series, "She's Gotta Have It"
A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, season 2 of "She’s Gotta Have It" offers a timely and topical portrait of rising talents, with free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) at the center. Struggling with newfound success this season, against a backdrop of black art and culture, Nola must decide if she will remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world.
Yara Shahidi & Charles Melton On Their Film, "The Sun Is Also a Star"
College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet--and fall for each other--over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation as fiercely as she's fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, "The Sun Is Also a Star" explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.