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BBC’s Leading Lady Parts failed to address the discrimination disabled actors constantly face

(Photo: Samantha Renke) Leading Lady Parts, a new short comedy by the BBC, sees well known actors – like Felicity Jones, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Gemma Chan – auditioning for the role of a leading lady only to face derogatory comments from the casting directors and have the role go to a man – Tom Hiddleston. The short, which drew inspiration from the Time’s Up movement, certainly ticked many boxes; highlighting issues facing women in the industry with the casting directors making sexist, ageist, racist and fatphobic requests. Although the short exaggerated these requests at times for comedic value, as an actor and a female, I applauded what had been produced and honestly thought it was about time someone had the nerve to address the prejudices and, at times, blatant discrimination women face within the casting room. However, my enthusiasm wavered as the short came to an end. I was left feeling pretty annoyed and altogether disappointed. Once again disability wasn’t represente..

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‘Change is never fun’ Star Trek: Discovery bosses address showrunner season 2 switch-up after Bryan Fuller exit

What is going on with Star Trek season 2? (Picture:CBS/Netflix) Star Trek: Discovery delivered all the drama both on and off camera during its first season when showrunner Bryan Fuller announced he was departing the sci-fi epic before it had even made its way to Netflix. Regardless, the latest reincarnation of the beloved franchise has proven to be one of the streaming channel’s biggest success stories, which, admittedly, only piles on the pressure when Michael Burnham and her crew return in the new year. This time Alex Kurtzman, screenwriter for the recent Star Trek box office triumphs, takes the reins and CBS’ All Access EVP of original content, Julie McNamara, has assured that Discovery is in the best possible hands. ‘I think the good news in this most recent situation is that Alex has always been very much involved creatively from early on and very much aware of what was going on in the writers’ room with long arc storytelling and episodic storytelling,’ McNamara told Deadline. ..

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Caroline Flack seems to address failed engagment as she tells Laura and Paul ‘just don’t rush anything’

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Caroline Flack began this series of Love Island engaged and showing off her ring to the islanders, but mid-series, she split from fiance Andrew Brady. And the 38-year-old seemed to use her public break-up to give the finalists a stark warning. Flackers told Laura Anderson and Paul Knops ‘not to rush anything’ as the pair came second in the competition. Before it was announced that Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham had won the £50,000 prize – as if we expected anything else – Caroline spoke to the final two couples, and grilled Laura and Paul as to where they are in their relationship. Caroline and Andrew ended their engagement this month (Picture: Instagram) Laura said: ‘We’re seeing each other exclusively, whatever that means. I just want to be on the outside and just see real life before any boyfriend girlfriend chat happens.’ Paul added: ‘The ..

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