“I’m obsessed with the sense of proving myself [and] proving to myself what I think that I can’t do,” the actor, who’s gearing up for her latest role, told BuzzFeed News.
There were plenty of impressive performances this year, but BuzzFeed Entertainment talked with a group of actors about their particularly outstanding achievements — on screen and off. Here are our features, presented in chronological order of when they were published.
In 2015, BuzzFeed News talked to disappearing '00s star Susan May Pratt, found out the story behind Love and Basketball, and had Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg talk to each other about their career highlights. Here are our best retrospectives of the year, in the order they were published.
BuzzFeed Entertainment talked to the people behind some of the biggest projects of the year (like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Empire, Furious 7, and Making a Murderer). Here's the best of those features, presented in the order of when it was published. Warning: SPOILERS ABOUND!
Samuel L. Jackson tells BuzzFeed News everything you need to know about that flashback scene in Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!
There was so much to celebrate this year. "Can you feel a brand new day?"
From Empire to The Empire, these are the year's biggest breakout stars.
There's only so much room on our DVRs...and in our hearts.
The Hateful Eight star talks about his frequent director’s use of the racial slur and constantly encountering "people who want to nitpick this whole nigger thing," as he told BuzzFeed News.
“There was a liberation in being able to play in a medium where my body was not the thing in question,” the actor, whose voice is only heard in The Force Awakens, told BuzzFeed News.
She's still got it, y'all.
The iconic director runs through his 30-year film career with BuzzFeed News, from his first feature film She's Gotta Have It to his latest, Chi-Raq.
Director Ryan Coogler first fell in love with filmmaking while watching the Rocky franchise as a kid. Now, he's giving it new life — and a lot of feeling — with Creed. Here's how the 29-year-old channeled his family's tragedy to make it happen...with Sylvester Stallone's blessing.
Make 'em say.
“I put that pressure on myself to be the best version of Michael B. Jordan,” the actor told BuzzFeed News on the verge of Creed’s release. “And whoever that person is going to be, I’m still growing.”
Rapper Bre-Z, who plays up-and-coming emcee Freda Gatz, is having her moment. She talks to BuzzFeed News about her unlikely path to Fox’s hit show.
“I love the fact that it's the reinvention of this role into a much better, capable, and stronger equal to Bond,” Spectre star Naomie Harris told BuzzFeed News. “Making her more badass and making her a woman that modern women can look up to, respect, admire, and want to be like.”
After 25 years in Hollywood, the actor is starring on the surprise hit of the season, Fox's Rosewood. “Hopefully, it will open up the doors for other people,” he told BuzzFeed News.
Lionel Richie, Diddy, Mo'Nique, Spike Lee, and more tell BuzzFeed about their experiences at historically black colleges and universities.
Rapper Miles Brock finally came out in this week’s episode of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. “That moment was everything that I imagined it would be,” he told BuzzFeed News. “It was my biggest nightmare.”