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Seija Rankin

Senior Editor

Seija Rankin is a Senior Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where she covers books, television and film and oversees the magazine’s About Town section. Before joining THR, she was the Books and Features Editor at Entertainment Weekly. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Journalism, and lives in Los Angeles.

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‘Somebody Somewhere’ Star Jeff Hiller on How the Show Is “Queering It Up Through Humor”

Somebody Somewhere is having a really good year. Its stars Bridget Everett and Jeff Hiller were nominated for Spirit Awards, it’s up for outstanding new TV series at the GLAAD Media Awards, and on April 23 the second season will premiere on HBO — something Hiller wasn’t sure would happen. “We had really good reviews […]

Matthew Macfadyen Ponders the End and Looks to Life After ‘Succession’

It’s well known by now that Matthew Macfadyen is nothing like Tom Wambsgans. In Succession’s early years, comparisons focused on the juxtaposition between the refined British actor — a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and notorious for his role as one Mr. Darcy — and the bumbling Midwesterner he portrays. But now, […]

‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ Star Will Harrison on His Big Scene With Suki Waterhouse and Those Tour Rumors

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Daisy Jones & the Six.] Since its March 3 premiere, Daisy Jones & the Six has been headline-making for many reasons — the fan anticipation of seeing one of the highest-selling books (one million and counting) of the past few years finally pivot to the small screen, the staggering […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Yellowjackets’ Actress Courtney Eaton Reckons With Lottie’s Big Revelations and What the Show’s Success Means For Her Career

As the return of Yellowjackets looms, there’s one question on avid viewers’ minds (one that also was asked by Colleen Wheeler’s Suzie in the first-season finale): “Who the fuck is Lottie Matthews?” For Courtney Eaton, it’s complicated. The actress has now spent more than a year filming the blockbuster Showtime drama about a group of […]

“It Was Important to Me That This Character Not Be a Passive Wife”: Camila Morrone on ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’

Camila Morrone is used to seeing photos of herself — before transitioning to acting full-time, she starred for years in campaigns for top brands like Loewe, Coach and Topshop. But when a billboard for her new show, Daisy Jones & The Six, went up on Sunset Boulevard, it felt like a wholly unique experience. “This […]

Nat Wolff on Finding (and Re-finding) Fame, and How His New Leading Role Changed His Outlook on Hollywood

Nat Wolff has been really famous a couple of times. The first was in 2007, when his show The Naked Brothers Band (based on his real-life musical group) became Nickelodeon’s most popular kids’ series — that was the kind of fame that got him bullied at his New York City middle school. Then, in 2015, […]

“All of Us Had a Stomachache That Night”: An Excerpt From New History of the Oscars ‘Moonlight‘ and ’La La Land’ Envelopegate

In the upcoming book Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears, releasing Feb. 21, Michael Schulman explores the history of Hollywood’s biggest night by deep diving into eleven different phenomena from the last 100 years. The New Yorker scribe explores the plot against Citizen Kane, the Hollywood blacklist, and the Shakespeare […]

Tracy Oliver on ‘Harlem’ Season 2 Secrets and the Fantasy Fulfillment of ‘Girls Trip 2’

When viewers tune in to the second season of Harlem, the comedy about four ambitious best friends (played by Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai) navigating life in New York, they’ll find something a little deeper: frank discussions about mental health. Ahead of Harlem‘s SCAD TVfest panel, showrunner Tracy Oliver discusses how […]

Next Big Thing: Lukas Gage Talks ‘White Lotus’ Secrets, Manifesting a Job on ‘Fargo’ and the ‘You’ Scene Everyone Will Be Talking About

Let’s get something out of the way. There’s a scene in the just-released season four of Netflix’s You in which Lukas Gage, he of the pivotal salad-tossing scene in The White Lotus, receives a golden shower. The moment isn’t quite as climactic as what we saw from Gage and Murray Bartlett, but it’s something the […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each month, The Hollywood Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all or the source material for a hot new TV show. Rights Available Small World by Laura Zigman (WME) The author follows the cohabitation of two […]

Next Big Thing: Mariel Molino’s Journey From Telenovelas to Fronting a New Freeform Thriller

When Mariel Molino was a little girl, all she wanted was to be on the Disney Channel. “The American dream, for me, was Hannah Montana,” says the Mexican American actress. “I even wanted my dad to be Billy Ray Cyrus, but he had a really thick accent, so I wasn’t sure how that would work.” […]

‘Aftersun’ Writer-Director Charlotte Wells on the Ambiguity of Her Personal Film: “I Had to Know What All the Answers Were”

One of the most important elements of A24’s Aftersun is its ambiguity; the tender, stark story of a father-daughter vacation plays with memory, leaving small hints about the eventual fate of its protagonist but leaving things mostly up to the audience to fill in. As the writer-director of what has become one of this awards […]