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But many of her worries were eased after meeting with Levinson. “I was a little choked up on my way home from meeting him,” she says. “I called my agent and manager. I was like, ‘I can’t believe that I’m going to get to do this.’”

Before she could delve into the darkness, Kelly told Levinson she was uncomfortable with the sexual implications of one particularly sinister scene. In Euphoria season two’s fifth episode, a strung out Rue shows up on Laurie’s doorstep. The drug maven offers to curb Rue’s withdrawal by injecting her with morphine while she bathes. “In the initial script that I read, she was much more creepy, physically, with Zendaya, and there were implications about human trafficking and stuff,” Kelly tells me. “In the scene where Rue gets into the bath, in the script, Laurie basically undresses her because she’s shaking so much. I was like, ‘That’s very pedophilic and I don’t want to do that onscreen.’” Kelly says that Levinson was “very understanding” of her request, noting how that element of the scene was shot out of focus to ease her fears.

Most of Kelly’s screen time was shared with Zendaya, who reassured the actor after she flubbed her lines during their first take together. “She acts like a kid who’s home from college. She doesn’t act like one of the most famous people in the world,” Kelly says. She also found herself stunned by Zendaya’s ability to slip in and out of her Emmy-winning role. Kelly compares her costar to Adam Driver, whom Kelly worked with in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story: “Neither one of them was in character between shots,” Kelly says. “But they could go from small talk with somebody to ‘okay, rolling, action,’ and immediately be in character and be really natural and believable. The level of concentration that that must require—it’s just really impressive and really intimidating because I’m like, ‘I know my lines, guys. That’s what I bring.’”

So what was it like watching herself in a role that Variety says should make her a “bona fide star”? Kelly found herself fixating on an all-too-human element. During the aforementioned bathtub scene, “I’m in a short-sleeve shirt that shows more of my arms than I want to,” she says. “It’s a low angle—no middle-aged women, acting or otherwise, want a low-angle camera. And I was like, Fuck. But then I was like, Well, worst on-camera fear is realized—short of just being naked, which I’ll never be on camera. It’s fine, and no one came onto my Twitter to be like, ‘Fuck you.’”

In fact, that was the episode for which Kelly says she received the most social media love—much to her surprise. “Once in a while, the internet gets mad at actors, especially women, who play characters who do things they don’t like,” Kelly says. “Sometimes they go online to be mad at the actor, and I was kind of scared that would happen—but so far it hasn’t.”

Many in Euphoria’s passionate fan base have even discovered Kelly’s stand-up in the wake of season two. “I did not know scary drug lady from Euphoria was a comic,” one viral TikTok featuring a clip of Kelly’s set reads. “I really did think, This is a villain,” Kelly says. “It’s also on a show with a bunch of model-level attractive young people, and then I’m a middle-aged monster. I was really afraid there’d be a lot of mean comments, but I was very surprised at how sweet they are.” Kelly, who is only now dipping her toes back into stand-up after a pandemic-induced hiatus, isn’t sure whether her newfound recognition will cross over. “By the time I’m doing it more, I don’t even know if Euphoria fans will remember,” she says.

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Viewers surely won’t forget that Laurie’s story line is left frustratingly unresolved in season two. But one has to believe that a seasoned drug dealer won’t be forgetting the $10,000 Rue owes her anytime soon. “A couple months ago I asked about it, and Sam hadn’t started writing season three yet. I probably won’t find out about whether Laurie’s going to be in it for maybe a year or so,” Kelly says, adding, “I’m a little afraid if Laurie does go back, you’ll find out more of what a monster she is.”

The other actors on Hacks, Kelly says, “are way funnier than I am and way more comfortable acting than I am.” Molly Shannon, star of I Love That for You, sent her “an extremely sweet email, and my response was very starstruck, so I probably ruined it.” When she started on Gaslit, a period drama about the Watergate scandal, Kelly “really thought it would be a serious show where everybody hates me, but it was fun.”

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She admits that her imposter syndrome can be a problem. “My first response to any offer is, ‘I can’t do that,’” Kelly says. Then again, in an industry dripping with ego, Kelly has a refreshingly practical approach to showbiz. “I just am so focused on making the director happy and not making the crew’s day longer, giving the other actors in the scene what they want, that when they get the shot and then I’m wrapped for the day, I’m like, Okay, no one’s mad at me. I did what they wanted and I can feel good about it,” she tells me. “It’s different from stand-up, [which] is something I love and I’d do for free and will do for the rest of my life, even if I never get paid. But with acting, it’s like, this is a job.”

Does she see her fear of failure fading anytime soon? “It’ll probably always be something I think about, just because in 2014, I was 46. That was my first acting job,” Kelly points out. “So I don’t think I’ll ever be confident acting.” She’s also frank about her perceived limitations as a performer. “I mean, I can’t do stuff like cry on camera,” Kelly tells me, “and occasionally directors have seemed a little frustrated—not Sam, but [with] other things I’ve done where it’s like wanting me to emote some complicated feeling…Because in real life, when I’m actually really feeling intense feelings, they don’t easily come out, so it’s like, that’s not going to happen in front of a camera and crew.”

It’s Kelly’s monotone inflection—and its ability to evoke both creepiness and comedy—that makes her presence so disarming. I ask if it’s strange for people to fixate on her voice, given that it’s not an affectation or accent. “I keep thinking that at some point, someone is going to be onto me and be like, ‘She’s actually just playing the same person in every show or movie.’ So I’m insecure about people being like, ‘Oh, this is just a party trick, not real acting,’” Kelly says with a slight shrug. “But at the same time, acting is the only job I’ve ever made a good living at, so I will ride it out as long as I can. And then when it ends, I’ll be like, That was really fun, and I can’t believe I got to do it.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s kids, Charlotte, 12, and Rocky, 9, have officially finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which Sarah starred as the titular character Buffy for seven seasons between 1997 and 2003. As Sarah, 45, promoted her partnership with the Wells Fargo Active Cash Visa® Card, she revealed to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY if her daughter is team Spike or team Angel. “I will tell you my daughter is definitely a pro Angel,” the actress divulged. For those who might need a refresher, Angel and Spike served as Buffy’s love interests and the end of the show didn’t reveal who Buffy would ultimately end up with. 

Regarding how both her kids felt about the cliffhanger ending, Sarah said she believes they’re “happy with it” because they watched it so long after it ended and did not binge-watch it. “I think there’s less pressure on the ending to satisfy so many people because it’s not in real-time. Right?” she theorized. “And so they’re excited to see things wrapped up and they know what’s coming and I think it takes away a little of that. Pressure of pleasing everybody. And I think you’ll find that with most shows that people discover later. They’re less critical of an ending or things they don’t like. It’s sort of an interesting phenomenon with streaming and binging.”

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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s daughter is team Angel, Sarah told HollywoodLife (Photo: Everett Collection)

As for her other projects, Sarah said she will “probably let” Charlotte see Scream soon, but said she does not need to watch Cruel Intentions until she’s married. “I’m not sure anyone needs to see their mother in that movie,” she quipped.

The I Know What You Did Last Summer star also spoke about getting back out following her coronavirus diagnosis. “Talking about Active Cash and Wells Fargo today has really hit home for me because I’ve been feeling down and feeling sorry for myself and I’m like, ‘I’m going to go online shopping and I’m going to buy myself some new clothing so that when I get out of this, I’m going to be fabulous,’” she recalled. “It’s like you realize how important those moments of joy and those things that make you smile are, and that we really need to do them and bring those into our life. It was like kind of a funny full-circle moment.”

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The collaboration between Sarah and Wells Fargo is meant to “help consumers pursue their passion via an Instagram sweepstakes.” The sweepstakes, which launches June 24 and ends July 1st, will give 10 people a chance to win funds ($400 each) for their hobbies, and two of them will get a 30-minute financial consultation with Marsha Barnes, a certified financial, social worker, and founder of The Finance Bar.

“I love what they are doing,” Sarah continued. “It’s hard after two years of sitting on your couch and not going anywhere. It makes you realize that life is short and we have to take advantage of those things that bring us joy and and be smart about them too, not go crazy, but really encourage ourselves to dip our toe back in and to keep doing those things.”

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Richard Wilkins has no time for haters.

The TV personality has come to his son’s defence on Instagram, after people criticised Christian’s Logies red carpet outfit.

“So… to anyone who dares to suggest that I am in any way ‘ashamed’ of my son Christian .. for whatever reason… You are wrong!” he wrote.

“I could not be more proud!!,” Richard continued. “He is an exceptional human being who will leave his stamp on the world long after his detractors have disappeared. I love you unconditionally.”

He also has “proud dad” in his Instagram bio.

Earlier this week, Christian responded to trolls on Twitter who said that his choice to wear a dress was “not normal”.

“All I can really say is that I’m amazed at how vulnerable the patriarchy is that it can be threatened by a piece of silk,” he told 9Honey.

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Christian Wilkins wore a backless gown at the 2022 Logies. (Getty)

The majority of the responses to Wilkins’ red carpet choice were positive, many praising him for wearing something other than the standard tuxedo most men wear to the event.

And the love for Christian continued flowing in the comment section of Richard’s Instagram post.

Today host Karl Stefanovic wrote: “Beyond exceptional. He is a light. A beautiful human light. Who comes from beautiful humans. And light. Anyone who thinks otherwise ain’t worth knowing or paying attention to you. I love you guys so much.”

Reporter Leila McKinnon also weighed in: “If we are assembling an army against whoever cast doubt on the beautiful relationship between two of my favourite humans then count me in!”

“I can only dream of having such a close relationship with my daughters when they’re adults,” added Belinda Russell.

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Richard Wilkins and his son Christian are incredibly close. (AAP)

Christian and Richard have always had a close bond.

In 2020, Christian told Women’s Weekly that “people would be very surprised at how much we both look at each other for support in terms of life, love and career.”

Richard has five kids. “I’m enormously proud of each of them and supportive, protective and, hopefully, loving,” he said in the same interview. “I’m being the best father that I know how to be. And I’m certainly a much better dad now than I was when my first child was born.”

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