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Captures From Nine Perfect Strangers | Episodes Four to Six

September 14, 2021   No Comment   Images, Nine Perfect Strangers

Captures from the episodes four, five and six of Nine Perfect Strangers are now in the gallery. If you aren’t watching you need to tune in! Melissa is fabulous as Frances!

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Meet the Strangers

September 14, 2021   No Comment   Nine Perfect Strangers, Videos

Are you watching Nine Perfect Strangers? Here is a highlight of each of the 9 characters on the show … learn a little more and get watching! Two more episodes left.

Join Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Manny Jacinto, Melvin Gregg, Samara Weaving, Grace Van Patten and Asher Keddie as they discuss their characters and why they ended up at Tranquillium. Nine Perfect Strangers is streaming now, only on Hulu.

Captures from Nine Perfect Strangers – Episodes One – Three

August 25, 2021   No Comment   Images, Nine Perfect Strangers

Captures from the first three episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers are now in the gallery.

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Additional Images from Nine Perfect Strangers

August 24, 2021   No Comment   Images, Nine Perfect Strangers

I have added a poster featuring Melissa’s character Frances Welty for Nine Perfect Strangers. I also added a few set images that have popped up.

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The Cast of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Play ‘How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?’

Marie Claire Plays “How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star” with Melissa & Regina Hall!

Melissa McCarthy and Regina Hall of Hulu’s newest drama ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ see how well they got to know each other on set with our hysterical game of co-star trivia. Find out which two wildly different careers Regina Hall almost had, hear Melissa McCarthy nail (butcher?) an Aussie accent, and more. More ‘How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?’:

Nicole Kidman’s creepy ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ guru was written for her: ‘Should I be offended?’

Nicole Kidman is well aware of wellness culture.

When she was younger, the Oscar-winning actress and producer attended a silent meditation retreat, where participants wrote on notepads to communicate with each other instead of talking.

“It is a complete roller coaster,” Kidman says of the experience. “I’ve always been curious and tried things. I’ve gone off and lived in a monastery. My past is lurid,” she adds, laughing. “But I recommend it – it’s really fascinating not being able to use words.”

Her latest outing was anything but silent. In Hulu miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers” (first three episodes now streaming; new episodes released weekly on Wednesdays), Kidman plays Masha, an ethereal, enigmatic healer who runs the Tranquillum House, an idyllic health and wellness resort in Northern California.

She hand-picks a group to take part in a 10-day retreat. Among them: Frances (Melissa McCarthy), an author in a personal and professional tailspin; Carmel (Regina Hall), a mom with rage issues; and Tony (Bobby Cannavale), a former athlete struggling with addiction.

But beyond the placid swimming pool, daily nature hikes and personalized breakfast smoothies, something more sinister appears to be happening at Tranquillum House, involving hallucinogenic drugs and anonymous death threats against Masha.

The eight-episode miniseries marks Kidman’s third collaboration with writer-producer David E. Kelley, after last year’s “The Undoing” and two seasons of “Big Little Lies,” both on HBO. “Strangers” is based on the 2018 book by Liane Moriarty, who also wrote “Lies” and is a close friend of Kidman’s.

“When she was writing the novel, she said, ‘I’m writing a character for you called Masha,'” recalls Kidman, 54, who bought the TV rights before it was even finished. “And then I read it and was like, ‘This Masha character, should I be offended or flattered?'”

Kidman says she was drawn to the opportunity to do something “really weird and really strange as it unraveled, but also had these amazing characters for all these different women,” including McCarthy, whom Moriarty personally requested to play Frances.

“What maniac is going to say no to Nicole Kidman saying, ‘Will you read this (novel) and see if you like it?'” McCarthy says. “It could be like, ‘I’ve done some drawings in a dirty sketchbook,’ and I’d be like, ‘I’d love to!'”

With the exceptions of their critically lauded dramatic turns in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and “Support the Girls,” respectively, McCarthy and Hall are primarily known for their comedy work. But McCarthy, 50, says a three-dimensional character is what she looks for in projects, regardless of genre.

Reading the book, the “Bridesmaids” star was struck by how all the characters were “so complicated and so broken,” McCarthy says. “Everybody had a different way of putting a face on, and watching everybody get to chip that away; it’s just such excellent writing. I loved all the parts in this (series) and really had a sweet spot for Frances immediately.”

Hall, who’s beloved for her performances in “Girls Trip” and the “Scary Movie” franchise, calls the show “an incredible peek into what it is to be human, on all levels.” The series operates as a Trojan horse of sorts, luring in viewers with its central mystery about Masha and Tranquillum House before sparking deeper conversations about mental health, body image, relationships and success.

It’s powerful “coming out of the year and a half-plus that we’ve all been in, being able to say, ‘I’m not in a good place,’ and being able to reach out and know that we’re all feeling that,” McCarthy says. “And to know these are strangers – not family and friends – who help each other out? In a world that’s been so divisive lately, I thought that is not a bad thing to put (out there).”

Speaking to journalists during a Television Critics Association panel this month, Kidman made headlines when she revealed that she stayed in character throughout the five-month “Strangers” shoot. The Australian actress strived to maintain Masha’s calm demeanor and healing energy, and always spoke in the character’s distinct Russian accent.

‘Nine Perfect Strangers’: Your Cast and Character Guide to the Liane Moriarty TV Adaptation

August 16, 2021   No Comment   Nine Perfect Strangers

Two more days! And in anticipation Collider has given us a rundown of the cast and characters of Nine Perfect Strangers.

The limited series Nine Perfect Strangers follows, as the name implies, nine strangers from all walks of life with varying degrees of stress, who are promised a life-changing experience at a far away health spa called Tranquillum House run by the mysterious Masha, played by Nicole Kidman. Sure, their lives will change, but, perhaps not in the exact way they intended. “You want to get well? You want to heal? Surrender yourself to me,” an eerie Masha says to her guests in the trailer. She further promises that, “We are on the precipice of something great.”

An adaptation of the popular novel of the same name by author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers assembled a mega-talented cast, and has plenty of unique characters to explore.

Let’s break down who plays who in the latest novel adaptation of Moriarty’s work.

Melissa McCarthy as Frances

Actress Melissa McCarthy plays Frances, a romance novelist who seeks out the wellness center as a reprieve from her struggling career. Moriarty, when asked about the novel, said she feels “gratified” when people respond positively to Frances, as the character is the closest one to herself. McCarthy detailed her experiences filming the series in Australia on The Tonight Show last year, and gushed about how wonderful and down-to-earth the fellow actors were. McCarthy admitted that she was a bit intimidated meeting Nicole Kidman for the first time, but was quickly relieved at how real and normal the actress was. “She’s weird! She’s like a wonderful weirdo,” she told Jimmy Fallon, adding that Michael Shannon is, “One of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met.” McCarthy also serves as an executive producer on the series.

McCarthy is an Oscar-nominated actress for her performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Bridesmaids. She can be seen in upcoming projects such as The Starling with Timothy Olyphant, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Little Mermaid, and the Netflix series, God’s Favorite Idiot, with husband Ben Falcone and actress Leslie Bibb.

To learn about the rest check out the full article here.

Melissa & Regina Talk to Access Hollywood

Melissa McCarthy Shares What Prince Harry Asked Her While Filming Meghan Markle’s Bday Video

Melissa McCarthy and Regina Hall chatted with Access Hollywood about their new Hulu show, “9 Perfect Strangers,” which is available to stream Aug. 18. Melissa explained why the upcoming series is a must-watch and Regina dished on the chemistry among the star-studded cast. Melissa also revealed what it was like to work with Meghan Markle to help create her 40th birthday video and noted how great she thought Meghan and Prince Harry are, sharing, “They were so sweet and funny … I just find them very inspiring. They’re craving out their own lives … they’re craving out their lives for their kids.”

First Stills from Nine Perfect Strangers

The release of Melissa’s new mini-series Nine Perfect Strangers is only a few weeks away. Some new stills have been released and are now in our gallery!

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Nine Perfect Strangers Official Strangers

August 1, 2021   No Comment   Nine Perfect Strangers

Only 18 more days ….

You want to get well? Surrender yourself to Masha. Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy star in this drama miniseries premiering August 18, 2021 only on Hulu.