Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

It’s not really a question of any sort that JJJ is obsessed with Trollhunters on Netflix.

The series returns with it’s second installment today and we are counting down the hours until we’re off of work so we can binge watch like we were meant to — but this new piece of info about the animated show totally caught us by surprise.

Did you know that Trollhunters could’ve actually been just like Stranger Things?!

In a new interview with creator Guillermo del Toro, he revealed the original pitch was eerily similar to what we’re seeing now with Stranger Things.

“When I pitched the show first in 2006, it was as a live-action television series, and it was very similar to Stranger Things,” he shared. “It was going to be in suburbia, with monsters, and a larger plot, with kids on bicycles, same everything, just like that.”

But, it didn’t happen, and just like us, he’s happy about that.

“I’m very glad we didn’t do it [as live-action]. I’m very glad we did it animated,” he added. “I was able to distill the purity of that, and I think that it’s much better to remind kids that you can find a certain sense of purity, even with the computers, and cellphones, and everything that is a screaming social media view — there is a place for imagination, and emotional purity, and good heart.”

Trollhunters Part 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

Shay Mitchell Reveals Who She First Thought A Was On 'PLL'

Shay Mitchell Reveals Who She First Thought A Was On 'PLL'

Shay Mitchell had an end of year Q&A on her YouTube channel and revealed who she thought was A.

The 30-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress made use of some free time before an event to answer some questions, including what her favorite movie is (she has three), the most embarrassing item of clothing she owns and even gave some career advice.

One fan asked, “At first, who did you think was A?”

“Me. actually I don’t know if I thought it was me, but I wanted it to be me,” she answered. “But I think all the girls wanted to be A.”

“And then obviously Spencer won. Or her twin did. I don’t know who I thought it was gonna be at first. I honestly thought it would be kind of funny if it was one of the parents. Like maybe my mom or something.”


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Paul Wesley is Starring in Off-Broadway Production of 'Frankenstein!'

Paul Wesley is Starring in Off-Broadway Production of 'Frankenstein!'

Will you be checking out Paul Wesley in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

The Vampire Diaries star teamed up with his off-Broadway castmates at a meet and greet at the Shelter Studios on Thursday (December 14) in New York City.

He was joined by Robert Fairchild, who also choreographed the show, as well as Mia Vallet, Rocco Sisto, Krysty Swann, Avey Noble, Peyton Lusk, and Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh.

The production, directed by Donald T. Sanders, will run from December 21 to January 7, with opening night on December 27 at Pershing Square Signature Center.

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, “The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The Creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he is forced to descend into evil deeds. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance interwoven with Mary Shelley‘s letters and diaries create parallel narratives as both dramas unfold.” (via TheaterMania.com)

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Cole Sprouse Gives Update On Jellybean's Arrival on 'Riverdale'

Cole Sprouse Gives Update On Jellybean's Arrival on 'Riverdale'

When is Jellybean coming to Riverdale?!?!

The answer to that we still don’t know, but Cole Sprouse is giving an update on when we could expect Jughead’s little sister.

“We don’t know anything about jellybean just yet,” he said on ET’s Sweetwater Secrets. “This is one of those dilemmas we face because we have such a massive ensemble of characters. And often times I think some characters deserve more justice narratively than what we’re able to provide in the first nine episodes. So the introduction of additional characters is kind of a dilemma that we have because it means possibly less screen time for characters who already haven’t got enough.”

“I don’t know if you know too much about poor Jughead’s tormented family just yet. You know it’s going to get sadder,” he added.

Though Cole didn’t quite specify, we have a feeling we just might be seeing Jellybean soon.

Francia Raisa Says Her 'grown-ish' Character Opened Her Eyes To A Lot of Things

Francia Raisa Says Her 'grown-ish' Character Opened Her Eyes To A Lot of Things

Francia Raisa will be back on the small screen in grown-ish, premiering in just a few weeks on Freeform.

The role reunites her with the network, where she used to star on The Secret Life of the American Teenager before it ended its run in 2013.

Preparing for the part required a little extra work for Francia, who will play Ana Maria Patricia Torres, who is a Cuban-American Republican from Miami.

Speaking with US Weekly, Francia opened up about her preperation, and how she actually related to Ana: “She grew up conservative — well, Catholic. I grew up Catholic so that side I understand, having to read the Bible, having to have a rosary, and all that stuff.”

“But on her beliefs, I’m not Cuban at all so I had to learn a lot about Cuba, which is really fun to me and really interesting,” she adds. “It was different and I’m actually really tapping into a different character and really embodying who Anna is. I can try to put a little bit of myself, but she’s so different from me.”

“I think once you understand your character, which is my secret, once you understand your character, the lines just come fast,” Francia went on. “It’s basically just research, lots and lots of research, like, ‘OK, let me understand that side of the party because I’m not Republican,’ and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things.”

grown-ish premieres on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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Ed Sheeran Melts Everyone's Hearts While Singing 'Perfect' in Italian

Ed Sheeran Melts Everyone's Hearts While Singing 'Perfect' in Italian

Ed Sheeran performed part of “Perfect” in Italian on X Factor (Italy)!

The singer charmed the crowd on Thursday (December 14) in Milan, Italy.

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“Tu stasera sei perfetta per me,” he sang in place of the final lyrics (“I don’t deserve this / You look perfect tonight”), paying tribute to his Italian audience.

Ed also performed his other hit “Shape of You.”

ICYMI, check out Ed‘s latest duet of “Perfect” with Andrea Bocelli.

Watch the video of Ed singing in Italian here.

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Fuller House's Elias Harger Says Things Are About To Get Crazy For Max on The Show (Exclusive)

Fuller House's Elias Harger Says Things Are About To Get Crazy For Max on The Show (Exclusive)

Are you a big watcher of Fuller House on Netflix? Then we know that you know all about Elias Harger!

The young actor plays Max Fuller, the middle son of DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), on the Netflix show — and he’s absolutely hilarious!

However, in season 3B, audiences will see an episode where Max is very different than he normally is.

“I think a lot of questions will be answered, but some new ones will also be raised,” Elias told JJJ while chatting with us. “Let’s just say, things get pretty crazy in the second half!”

Check out 10 Fun Facts about Elias below now!

  • My very first acting role was when I was five years old for a commercial for Old Country Buffet.
  • While people often think I was named after Walter Elias Disney, my parents actually found inspiration for my name while watching old episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century from Tim O’Conner, who played Dr. Elias Huer.
  • On set, I am known for having an exceptional memory. I can memorize an entire script in less than 30 minutes.
  • I am of Greek heritage like John Stamos.
  • I’ve been attending Spanish language-immersion schools since preschool.

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Finn Wolfhard Lands Lead In Horror Film 'The Turning'

Finn Wolfhard Lands Lead In Horror Film 'The Turning'

Finn Wolfhard has a new role!!

The Stranger Things actor has booked the male lead in the haunted house flick The Turning, according to Variety.

“And this just in! Totally excited to work on this amazing script with #mackenziedavis @floriasigismondi and all the cool people @amblin!!” he wrote on Instagram.

Finn will star as an orphan opposite Mackenzie Davis in the horror movie based off of Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw.

The Turning is about a young woman hired as the nanny to two orphans is convinced that the country mansion they live in is haunted.