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Daisy Ridley Goes Back To Her Roots For 'Ophelia'

Published June 28, 2019 at 9:57 AM PDT
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Daisy Ridley stars in "Ophelia."
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Daisy Ridley stars in "Ophelia."

On today's show:

In a (Shakespeare) Galaxy Far, Far Away

(Starts at 7:30)

Daisy Ridley rose to fame almost overnight when she took on the legendary role of Rey in the latest "Star Wars" trilogy. With filming her final stint as Rey behind her, the classically-trained Ridley is looking for smaller, meaty roles to sink her teeth into. Her latest project, “Ophelia,” based on the Lisa Klein novel, is an alternate look at "Hamlet," with a dynamic, strong-willed Ophelia at the center. Ridley talks with John Horn about her empowered portrayal of the Shakespeare classic and establishing a career after "Star Wars."

'One Day at a Time' Lives For Another Day

(Starts at :45)

After Netflix declined to pick up the reboot of "One Day at a Time" for a fourth season, the series producers went shopping and found a home on the POP cable network. The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg talks with John Horn about the show's saga.  

Getting To Know Toni Morrison

(Starts at 18:30)

The novelist Toni Morrison has won a Pulitzer Prize, a Nobel Prize for literature, and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now, in the new documentary, "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," we learn about the woman behind the work to see how she got to this distinguished place in American culture. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January. Film critic Beandrea July reviewed it for Out magazine at the time. Now that it’s in theaters, she takes another look at the film with the help of a leading expert on Morrison’s work.

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