Inanna Sarkis Opens Up About Her 'After' Role, Her Name Meaning, & More!

Inanna Sarkis Opens Up About Her 'After' Role, Her Name Meaning, & More!

Inanna Sarkis is dishing on her role in After, her name origins, and more!

Here’s what the YouTuber had to say in a new interview with Notion:

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On playing villain Molly Samuels, Hardin Scott’s (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) ex in After: “I just loved the role, she was so me in so many ways, even though she was the villain in the movie, but she just had such a power and dominance to her character. There’s no hiding or fakeness to her at all, which is something that I love. I feel like people are always just putting on this facade but with her, what you see is what you get and that is really how I am in life!”

On the pressures of meeting fan expectations: ” “I feel like they [the fans] are so specific with every single detail of the book. I was definitely worried that if I played her wrong, everyone would hate me. Anna [Todd], the writer, did such a good job of giving us so much detail. Any time I had any questions, because there wasn’t really too much backstory to my character.”

On the origins of her name, which she’ll delve into in a graphic novel she is working on: “Basically, my name is after a Sumerian Goddess, so it’s like this whole mythological backstory that I never knew existed and I kinda just turned it into a book! I’m so super excited about that. It’s a badass wonder-woman type of story.”

For more from Inanna, visit Notion.online.

Penn Badgley Almost Didn't Play Gossip Girl's Dan Humphrey

Penn Badgley Almost Didn't Play Gossip Girl's Dan Humphrey

Can you imagine Gossip Girl without Penn Badgley as Lonely Boy Dan Humphrey?

Well, he almost wasn’t. The You actor’s role was almost filled by Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Alden Ehrenreich instead!

“Before Penn was involved, I desperately wanted Alden Ehrenreich to play Dan,” casting director David Rapaport revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

It came down to height – Alden was apparently too short to star alongside Blake Lively‘s Serena van der Woodsen.

David was sure about Blake playing Serena, though: “They were looking for someone who was casually cool, effortlessly chic, and—as a performer—was able to access their feelings. I was looking for this perfect person that would deliver on every level. I did not have another choice. I knew in my heart there was no one else.”

Gossip Girl is now streaming on Netflix!

XOXO.

Ariana Grande Tells Fans 'My Soul is Confused & Tired'

Ariana Grande Tells Fans 'My Soul is Confused & Tired'

Ariana Grande is getting candid with fans about how she’s been feeling lately.

The “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” crooner opened up about the hardships of performing live on Twitter on Thursday (April 18).

When one fan wrote to her, “Music is your therapy and I love seeing it heal you,” Ariana replied in a since-deleted tweet, “Making it is healing. Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell.”

“I just am sharing,” she continued. “It’s hard and I’m trying and my soul is confused and tired and i love u.”

“Having a routine is good for ptsd,” she added. “Been readin bout it. i would be sad without the shows too. imma be ok. might change the set list a lil.”

She also shared, “I just feel empty and i wanna have more to say / better energy to give to u and rn i don’t have anything. love u. 🖤💻.”

Ariana seems to be feeling better now, though! On Friday, when a fan asked how she is feeling, she responded, “Lil better. i’m so happy i have y’all. and that y’all hear me and care. truly.”

Lilimar Reflects Ahead of 'Knight Squad' Series Finale: 'It Was an Absolute Pleasure'

Lilimar Reflects Ahead of 'Knight Squad' Series Finale: 'It Was an Absolute Pleasure'

Lilimar is saying goodbye to Knight Squad.

The actress took to Instagram on Saturday (April 20) to share her thoughts ahead of the series finale.

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“(First camera test for Sage)🌙 So surreal writing this right now…” she captioned a video of the camera test plus a fun cast photo. “The series finale of #knightsquad is on tonight at 9pm only on Nickelodeon.”

“I want to take this time & space to thank every single person that was part of this production,” she continued. “Every single one. I thank you for being patient, understanding, kindhearted, hard-working, for sharing your knowledge, and for bringing so many laughs every day to our set. this was a cast & crew filled with bright personalities and strong souls that were incredibly passionate about their craft. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it.”

“I have been a part of nickelodeon since I was only 13 years old, and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunities they’ve gave me & just how many of my dreams they’ve helped come true,” she added. “I am now almost 19 years old & currently waving goodbye to my child-star era and preparing to set off on a new journey as a young woman that is ready to take on the world. I want to thank all of you for growing with me, and supporting me all these years. I hope to continue to work hard to make you proud. I also want to thank you for tuning in every Saturday & never missing an episode.”

“From Sophie, go bulldogs!” she finished. “From Sage, For Astoria! From me, thank you nickelodeon 💜 hope you all enjoy our magical last episode, we made it with lots of love. 🔮”

Don’t miss the final episode of season two of Knight Squad – aka the series finale – when it premieres TONIGHT on Nickelodeon!

Peyton List is Pretty in Pastels While Stopping by Joan's on Third

Peyton List is Pretty in Pastels While Stopping by Joan's on Third

Peyton List keeps it cute and comfy while visiting Joan’s on Third!

The Light as a Feather actress was spotted out and about on Friday (April 19) in Studio City, Calif.

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She donned a pink “Sunshine” shirt with denim shorts, a light blue purse, and black and white Converse sneakers as she crossed the street to her car, carrying a denim jacket over her arm.

Last weekend, Peyton showed off her festival style at the Revolve Festival in La Quinta.

ICYMI, see Bailee Madison‘s sweet birthday tribute to Peyton.

Don’t miss Peyton in season two of Cobra Kai when it premieres on April 24!

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Shawn Mendes Reveals He Doesn't Wash His Face

Shawn Mendes Reveals He Doesn't Wash His Face

How does Shawn Mendes get his flawless complexion? Well, he simply doesn’t wash it.

The “Treat You Better” singer opened up about his skincare routine during a recent fan Q&A.

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“I’m not lying when I tell you guys that I just don’t wash my face!” he said. “I meditate a lot. I think skin is very based off of how you’re feeling.”

“You could rub dirt on your face, but if you’re happy, you won’t break out,” he added. “If you’re unhappy or sad or stressed, that’s when you break out the most. Just do everything that will make you happy.”