The Hollywood Reporter conducted their Emmy-season male actors’ roundtable for this week’s issue. These are the leading candidates for Emmy nominations in drama, according to THR: Pedro Pascal, Kieran Culkin, Jeff Bridges, Michael Imperioli, Evan Peters and Damson Idris. I agree that Pedro and Kieran are huge contenders, as is Jeff Bridges. Are people caught up on Snowfall? Will Evan Peters pick up nominations for that Jeffrey Dahmer series? And is Michael Imperioli the biggest name coming out of The White Lotus’s Season 2? I don’t know. But all of these guys are likable and they had a nice, friendly vibe during the roundtable. Here’s the conversation:
My favorite part is that they seated Kieran and Pedro together and they are basically in love with each other by the end. Kieran is so funny and weird and Pedro was totally vibing with him. They were making each other laugh so much. By the end of the conversation, Pedro did a big reveal that he and Jeff Bridges worked together and Pedro gave Bridges his flowers. Bridges told some cool stories about his brother Beau and working on Tron and some other great acting-process stuff. Evan Peters comes across as self-involved, but I loved when he talked about working with Kate Winslet on Mare of Easttown and how professional she is with everyone. Imperioli even got his flowers because he was part of The Sopranos, which blew up the cable television model in such a huge way in the 1990s. Damson surprised me because he talked about how he’s not looking to play characters who are too close to his real life, that he doesn’t want to play a guy from London, basically.
BREAKING: Kieran Culkin asks Pedro Pascal to be his daddy pic.twitter.com/U6YhMl2cOB
— Vulture (@vulture) May 24, 2023
THIS MADE ME START GIGGLING & KICKING MY FEET BC ITS LITERALLY JUST KIERAN CULKIN AS ROMAN ROY INTERVIEWING PEDRO PASCAL. pic.twitter.com/EbPxtZxsG5
— tony (@joeIsmillers) May 24, 2023
need pedro and kieran to work together NOW pic.twitter.com/X0XttuxoOJ
— lauren (@djarinluck) May 24, 2023
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I’m torn between swooning from the hotness and needing answers on how they all have the exact same length of scruffy unshaved chin hair. Was there a zoom meeting involved?
“The Old Man,” starring Jeff Bridges, will be nominated. He could win, it’s THAT good.
This was a really good one. Everybody was really engaging and funny. Damson is so pretty. Pedro is hot. Kieran is really the annoying little brother in real life too. Could listen to Jeff bridges tell stories for days. Michael (the white lotus actor) just comes off as a really nice decent guy. The only odd one was Evan who seems kind of overly earnest/serious or something.
Kieran does well because there’s a market for what he’s selling. He’s brilliant on Succession, but I’ve never for one moment thought it was all acting. It’s his natural personality enhanced by a brilliant script.
I have been swoony over Jeff Bridges since the 80s (the original Tron is still one of my all-time faves). That man is a national treasure. So talented, with such incredible roles under his belt. He seems like a genuinely sweet man and has avoided the typical Hollywood toxic drama.
Check out Jeff’s PBS American Masters.
It is amazing and you get more of this from Jeff and his family.
Jeff Bridges in Against All Odds is peak-hotness Jeff Bridges. He never slid from there, but that was peak.
I loved that he brought up his role in TRON in response to The Last of Us. I hadn’t really thought about that as an arc of video game productions, but in so many ways it is!
This was just wonderful, thanks for linking! It was a nice conversation with a lot of give and take, but Pedro really seems to have stepped into the *star* role here. I feel like the Emmy’s in the bag for him.
That was such a fun watch
Delightful to watch! I didn’t think Evan Peters came across as self-involved though. He just seemed to me like a guy who just feels things deeply. Perhaps a helpful trait in an actor, perhaps not since he’s having trouble extracting himself from his more disturbing roles.