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Barry Jenkins says he feared making slavery drama ‘The Underground Railroad’
“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins switches to the small screen for an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Underground Railroad”, a project the Oscar winner says he feared from the start. The 41-year-old read a copy of Colson Whitehead’s harrowing tale before its 2016 release, and was enamoured by its young protagonist, Black slave Cora, and her quest for freedom from a Georgia plantation.
Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. chat show queen Oprah Winfrey will premiere their television documentary series on mental health issues later this month, with singer Lady Gaga and actress Glenn Close among those contributing. “The Me You Can’t See” series, co-created and produced by Harry and Winfrey, will feature stories from high-profile guests and others across the world about mental health and emotional well-being issues, Apple TV+, the streaming service which will air the programmes from May 21, said on Monday.
Musk boosts his brand, and NBCUniversal’s, on ‘Saturday Night Live’
Billionaire Elon Musk dropped a surprise early in his hotly anticipated turn as host of “Saturday Night Live,” saying in his monologue that he “is the first person with Asperger’s” to host the show, before clowning through skits for the first global livestream of the