The Message at the Heart of Girlboss: It's OK to Fail


The Message at the Heart of Girlboss: It's OK to Fail

If there’s one thing you take away from Girlboss, Netflix’s new brash comedy from Kay Cannon starring Britt Robertson it’s this:

“I want people to laugh. There’s an entertainment value for sure, but also I hope the show inspires. I hope it shows that anybody can fail and pick yourself up from that failure and don’t be afraid to take those leaps of faith in yourself,” Cannon told E! News. “It’s not specific for women, but in a way it kind of is in that it’s from the perspective of a woman. I just really want women to be able to look and see themselves in this and be OK being angry and happy and boastful—”

“And ugly on the inside,” Robertson added with a laugh.

The series is loosely based on the life of Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal. It tells the tale of a young Sophia (Robertson) struggling to find her place in the world until her passion for fashion is ignited and she begins selling vintage clothes on eBay.

“What I had the most fun doing was Kay would write these scenes where—I don’t know, it’s all fun, that’s what’s great about it. We’d do this scene where I’m yelling at this sort of Urban Outfitters lady employee and I’m trying to strip one of the mannequins down and I’m frustrated at the world and how they’re taking over fashion in this really cruel, corrupt way and having a nervous breakdown, I loved that. That’s always fun. I loved singing, I love dancing, that was always fun.”

Click play on the video above to hear more from Amoruso, Robertson and Cannon. Girlboss also stars Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley, Johnny Simmons and Dean Norris.

All episodes of Girlboss season one are now streaming on Netflix.


Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +0000

Zelena's Loyalty to Regina Is About to Be Tested on Once Upon a Time Thanks to the Black Fairy

Wicked Witch, meet the Black Fairy.

As Once Upon a Time’s latest big bad (played to delicious perfection by guest star Jaime Murray) continues to skulk about Storybrooke in preparation for the final battle, she’s begun to set her sights on Zelena (Rebecca Mader). And as this sneak peek at Sunday’s episode, exclusive to E! News, proves, she’s got an offer that we’re worried Zelena won’t refuse—no matter how much her relationship with Regina (Lana Parrilla) may have improved.

“I came here because I heard you were wicked and I thought we could help each other,” the Black Fairy tells Zelena after sneaking into her cabin and momentarily terrifying her by taking her baby from her crib.

“Why would I help you?” Zelena asks, sneering, after grabbing Robin back from her clutches.

“Isn’t it obvious? Look around,” BF replies. “You’re out here, living alone, in the middle of nowhere. You look like you could use a friend. Especially with the final battle approaching. I could be that friend. One wouldn’t want to be alone for what’s coming.”

And while it may seem like the fear here is that Zelena will given in to the wickedness of it all, the true challenge to her and Regina’s relationship will be when she decides to take on the Black Fairy on her own and put a stop to her, once and for all—despite Regina’s wishes.

Meanwhile, in a flashback, we’ll get to meet a familiar-looking young woodcutter (Tin Man, is that you?!) who has been cursed and turns to Zelena for help finding a new heart. She’ll be forced to choose between keeping her powers and her friendship with him. And back in Storybrooke, the Charmings disagree over Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) wedding plans. Hey, at least you’ll all be awake at the same time for it, Charmings!

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on ABC.


Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000