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Leah Lewis & Daniel Diemer Form Unlikely Friendship In 'The Half Of It' Trailer - Watch Now!

Leah Lewis & Daniel Diemer Form Unlikely Friendship In 'The Half Of It' Trailer - Watch Now!

Leah Lewis and Daniel Diemer are starring in a new Netflix movie!

In the upcoming flick The Half Of It, the two form an unlikely friendship as they vie after the same popular girl in school.

Here’s a synopsis: Bookish introvert Ellie Chu (Lewis) is perfectly content with her life: watching old movies with her widowed father and ghostwriting papers for her high school classmates to help pay the bills.

But her side gig turns personal when lovelorn jock Paul Munsky (Diemer) hires her to craft love notes to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) — a smart, popular girl out of both their leagues… and Ellie’s own secret crush.

Just as the duo’s plan begins to work, a new wrinkle emerges: Ellie and Paul have fallen into a deep friendship neither could have anticipated, giving rise to a surprising love triangle.

The Half Of It premieres on May 1st on Netflix!

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Kennedy McMann Has Been Preparing to Play Nancy Drew All Her Life

Kennedy McMann Has Been Preparing to Play Nancy Drew All Her Life

Kennedy McMann and Leah Lewis speak on stage during the Nancy Drew panel at 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday (October 6) in New York City.

The two actors were joined by co-stars Tunji Kasim, Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani and Scott Wolf as they promoted the new CW show.

In a recent interview, Kennedy opened up about how it was fate for her to play the title role.

“I come from a super literary family. My mom’s an author. I grew up reading the books. I played the computer games all through college. I was hogging the family computer when I was a kid, and then it just became my laptop, when I was 19, (with) different ‘Nancy Drew’ games on it,” she shared. “So I was pretty well versed. When it came about I was, like, ‘Ah, ah, I’ve been doing this my whole life. I’m ready to go.’

Kennedy adds, “But then when I got the part, it had been a while since I read the books. And I intentionally did not reread them because I was confident in the history that I had with the character, and I felt like I knew her really well.”

“I feel like I wanted to just be true and dedicate myself to the Nancy that we were creating, with all the knowledge that I already had to back up the historical relevance of her traits and things like that.”

However, Kennedy‘s Nancy is a bit different from the 1930s book version: “She’s very prim and proper in the 1930s editions of the books, and we’re showing her in a more modern context. But, yeah, I think that there is just a broader market for a lot riskier material.”

Nancy Drew premieres THIS WEEK on The CW!

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Kennedy McMann Talks 'Nancy Drew' at PaleyFest: 'She's Not The Perfect Detective'

Kennedy McMann Talks 'Nancy Drew' at PaleyFest: 'She's Not The Perfect Detective'

Kennedy McMann is spilling on her favorite part of playing Nancy Drew!

The 22-year-old actress joined the show’s cast for 2019 PaleyFest‘s fall TV previews on Saturday night (September 7) at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She was joined by her co-stars including Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Leah Lewis, Kennedy McMann and Scott Wolf as well as writers Kennedy McMann and Melinda Hsu Taylor and producer Stephanie Savage.

During the panel, Kennedy explained that she loves that Nancy isn’t the perfect character.

“For me it’s refreshing because she’s not the perfect girlfriend, daughter, robot, detective girl. That’s not interesting at all to me. The stuff that drives me is this realistic messiness that’s displayed in all the grey areas of life,” Kennedy said on stage.

Make sure to check out the first trailer for the upcoming series!

Nancy Drew premieres on October 9th on The CW.

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Ashleigh Murray & Lucy Hale Join 'Katy Keene' Co-Stars at CW's Summer TCA Party

Ashleigh Murray & Lucy Hale Join 'Katy Keene' Co-Stars at CW's Summer TCA Party

Ashleigh Murray turns heads in her red slip dress while arriving for The CW’s Summer 2019 TCA Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday night (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The actress met up with her Katy Keene co-stars Lucy Hale, Lucien Laviscount, Julia Chan, Jonny Beauchamp, Camille Hyde, Zane Holtz, and Katherine LaNasa for the event following the press panel for their upcoming series.

“Shooting the pilot for Katy was very different than Riverdale,” Ashleigh admitted during the panel, adding that “I’ve been able to play with the rest of Josie’s personality.”

She continued, “On Riverdale she’s secluded; she was good at minding her business. With this experience, it was a lot more fun for me to let Josie have fun.”

The cast of Nancy DrewKennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, Alvina August, Alex Saxon, Riley Smith and Scott Wolf – are also pictured at the two events.

If you missed it, you can catch the new trailer for Katy Keene on JJJ now!

See 70+ pics of the Katy Keene and Nancy Drew casts inside!

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'Nancy Drew' Stars Reveal That the CW Series Is a 'Different Imagining' of the Classic Books!

'Nancy Drew' Stars Reveal That the CW Series Is a 'Different Imagining' of the Classic Books!

The CW is gearing up for another bold re-imagining of a classic series.

Follow the massive success of Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics, the network will debut its new take on Nancy Drew this fall.

The stars of the upcoming drama teased what fans can expect from Season 1 during an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif.

Kennedy McMann, who stars as Nancy in the series, says she’s a huge fan of the books and that she’s been preparing to play the teen detective, “truly for my entire life.”

“I think there’s a sense of her character that comes from the games and comes from the books that you only know intimately if you’ve really gotten to know them,” she said of Nancy. “There’s this cunning but this sense of humor mixed into it, and this sense of [how] she never doubts herself, that I really wanted to make sure stayed true [in] this representation of her.”

Leah Lewis, who plays George, said that the show will be more focused on characters than the books were.

“All the characters in this are very relatable and human,” Leah said. “In the books I feel like it focuses more on them in action, whereas this focuses a lot on the relationships.”

Finally, Tunji Kasim, who plays Ned “Nick” Nickerson in the show, says his character in particular “is quite a different imagining from the books. We’ve kind of started again with his character, and actually Ned — a.k.a. Nick — has a bit of a history.”

If the network’s take on Riverdale is any indication, we’re sure that applies to every aspect of Nancy Drew.

Find out when Nancy Drew (and every other CW show) premieres here!

Check out 25+ pics of the cast of Nancy Drew at their first Comic-Con…

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Sarah Jeffery, Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray & More Step Out For CW's Upfronts After Party

Sarah Jeffery, Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray & More Step Out For CW's Upfronts After Party

Lucy Hale meets up with the cast of Charmed in this shot from inside The CW Network 2019 Upfronts Party held at The Pool on Thursday night (May 16) in New York City.

The four stars were joined by Lucy‘s Katy Keene cast mates Julia Chan, Ashleigh Murray, and Jonny Beauchamp inside the bash.

Roswell, New Mexico‘s Lily Cowles, Nathan Parsons, and Jeanine Mason, LegaciesJenny Boyd, Danielle Rose Russell, and Matthew Davis, plus Bre-Z, Daniel Ezra, Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Leah Lewis, Kennedy McMann, and Nafessa Williams were also spotted at the party.

Check out all the pics from the after party inside!

FYI: Ashleigh wore a Prabal Gurung dress with Monica Vinader jewelry. Lucy wore a Viktor & Rolf top. Sarah wore a Tadashi Shoji dress.

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Kennedy McMann & 'Nancy Drew' Cast Share First Look at New CW Series

Kennedy McMann & 'Nancy Drew' Cast Share First Look at New CW Series

Kennedy McMann surrounds herself with her Nancy Drew co-stars at the 2019 CW Network Upfront on Thursday morning (May 16) in New York City.

The upcoming actress was joined by Alex Saxon, Maddison Jaizani, Leah Lewis, and Tunji Kasim on the red carpet to promote the new show.

The series will center on Nancy (McMann), a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can re-apply to college.

But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime, along with a group of other teens present at the scene: Nancy’s nemesis from high school, George Fan (Lewis); a rich girl with a mysterious past, Bess Marvin (Jaizani); Nancy’s secret boyfriend, Ned “Nick” Nickerson (Kasim), and amiable burnout Ace (Saxon).

Now, the five of them must team up to clear their own names – encountering emotional entanglements and even more mysteries along the way.

The series will air on Wednesdays this fall on The CW.

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