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“The Pretenders” debuts on September 27.

Synopsis
French New Wave obsessed film student Terry and his best friend, the smooth-talking Phil, are both seduced by mysterious actress Catherine. The longer they know each other, the more they realize they don’t truly know the real Catherine. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage, the three careen into a lifestyle that leaves one of them fighting for their life.
Director
James Franco
Cast
Jack Kilmer, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Brian Cox, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Shameik Moore.



An afternoon with the actress talking Hunger Games auditions and working with Renée Zellweger.

The internet has made a certain correlation in the past decade and three quarters: Jane Levy and horror flicks are a match made in gore heaven. “It’s in part because of my athleticism,” she surmises as to why she keeps getting cast for the genre. “Final girls are sort of warriors, and I think I have a really good scream.” But despite all of this, Levy still has pretty diverse (and impressive) IMDb credits. She landed her first gig in Suburgatory in a very serendipitous fashion (more on that below), simultaneously had a recurring role in Shameless, and on top of racking up double-digit film and TV credits in the horror-thriller category—her most recent alongside Renée Zellweger in Netflix’s What/If—she was just confirmed to star as the lead in NBC’s new musical drama, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. We sat down to chat with Levy about the audition that started it all and the audition that didn’t work out but made a hell of a good story, and what it was like to work with Renée Zellweger.

On how her first role came from a series of perfect events:

“I was 18 and I had just finished a year of college in Maryland, where I was playing soccer. I was a serious jock, working out twice a day. I wasn’t really passionate about my studies, and I just didn’t feel excited to be at school. I thought, When was the last time I did something that really interests me? And that was when I was onstage. I remember feeling that was the most at home I’ve ever felt while doing something. I told my parents that I was dropping out of college, and they were surprised and scared for me, but they were supportive. I auditioned for theater school in New York and did that for two years and then moved to L.A. right as I graduated.

“[Suburgatory] was the first time I ever auditioned—the stars were aligned; something was happening in my favor. I had a general meeting with ABC, and I showed up, and the person who I was supposed to meet with wasn’t there. So some other executive was like, ‘Hey, sorry about that. Why don’t you come into my office and talk to me?’ I sat down—was wearing Frye boots and a ’90s dress that I bought thrift in New York. [Laughs] And she was like, ‘You know, you actually look right for this part, for this pilot we’re developing called Suburgatory.’ She had me read the script right then and there. She put me in touch with the creator, and I ended up getting that job.” Read the rest of this entry



“What/If” is streaming now on Netflix. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News, Thursday, May 30, 2019.



The stars also discuss working with the “intimidating” Oscar winner Renee Zellweger in the anthology series.
Revenge creator Mike Kelly and Netflix have just debuted the anthology thriller What/If, which stars Renee Zellweger as a venture capitalist who makes a deal with a married couple that sets off a series of dramatic events.

Two of the series’ stars, Blake Jenner and Jane Levy, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter In Studio about what drew them to the show and why audiences will be binge-watching each episode.

“I was just crazy about the whole thing when I first got the pilot episode. I felt ready to binge every script, like people are going to feel watching this show,” Jenner told In Studio.

“When I first read the script, I was fascinated by the character of Anne Montgomery (Zellweger), and I wanted to know why she chose this couple to screw with,” Levy added. “I was really excited to tell this story because there’s a wow moment in every storyline, and I think in every episode.”

Levy also discussed what it was like working with Oscar winner Zellweger, summing it up with one word: “intimidating.”

“She’s really a kind, welcoming person, but, I mean, the scenes that we have together are basically intimidation scenes anyway, so she is so much fun to work with. She’s so great in this role, playing a character that’s the diametric opposite of herself.”

What/If is streaming on Netflix now.

Watch the video above to hear Jenner and Levy discuss their favorite episode of the season, bonding over bottles of wine and more.



You might know Jane Levy from her comedic turn on the gem of a sitcom Suburgatory or from that time she scared the bejesus out of you in Don’t Breathe. It could be that she caught your eye in Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return, or maybe she had you on the edge of your seat binge-watching Hulu’s Castle Rock. Or perhaps it’s her latest project, Netflix’s Renée Zellweger–led suspense thriller What/If, that has you buzzing about the 29-year-old. Whatever it may be, one thing is for sure: The actress is a force on screen.

Ahead of the What/If premiere, we caught up with Levy to talk shop and all things fashion. In addition to dishing on Zellweger’s surprising car choice, Levy let us in on her affordable T-shirt secret, made a strong case for jumpsuits, and told us who she thinks nailed the Met Gala theme. Don’t miss our conversation with the actress below.

How would you describe What/If to your friends?

Our show is a sexy melodrama. There are a lot of storylines, but the root of the story revolves around a young couple who, because of desperate circumstances, decide to make a deal with the devil and then have to suffer the consequences. It’s the ’90s-esque thriller you’ve been waiting for.

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