"Russian Doll" season 1 centers on Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne), a cynical software coder who finds herself stuck in a time loop where she's forced to relive the night of her 36th birthday party before dying and repeating the process anew. Every time she cycles through the loop, things are a little different. At first, the variations are small. Over time, however, these changes begin to add up, even as Nadia moves closer and closer to making peace with her tumultuous upbringing and realizing what she needs to do to move forward (in more senses than one).
Natasha Lyonne says she originally wanted Jordan Peele to star in Russian Doll, with a small role for Alfred Molina
"It's funny to look at that pitch document," Lyonne tells EW. "It's so charming, because there's so much in it that is (different). First of all, Jordan Peele plays heavily in it as a love interest....Which is just funny to think that it's such a pre-Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning auteur era, where we're just like, 'Okay, great. So he plays the boyfriend.'"
Russian Doll star and co-creator Natasha Lyonne has revealed some new details about the show's original pitch, including two surprising cast members. "It's funny to look at that pitch document. It's so charming, because there's so much in it that is [different]. First of all, Jordan Peele plays heavily in it as a love interest," Lyonne tells EW. "Which is just funny to think that it's such a pre-Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning auteur era, where we're just like, 'Okay, great. So he plays the boyfriend.'"
Last week, Russian Doll returned for another mind-bending season, reuniting viewers with Natasha Lyonne’s time looping New Yorker. The second season is a little different from the first, which was essentially an urban riff on Groundhog Day (much as Edge of Tomorrow was Groundhog Day with aliens), while giving its co-creator/star her meatiest role yet. But all shows transform dramatically in development, and Lyonne discussed some of the ways early incarnations were different. For one thing, it would have prominently featured a performer-turned-major film auteur.
The Unexpected Way Spider-Man Vet Alfred Molina Affected Co-Star Fivel Stewart's Performance In Apple TV+'s Roar
Over the years, the incomparable Alfred Molina has become best known for playing Doctor Octopus, a role he recently revisited in Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside previous Spidey movie actors like Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. He may have a bad guy image in the movies, but Roar’s Fivel Stewart certainly wasn’t as intimidated with the actor as she hoped.
Alfred Molina Says He 'Got Very Teary' While Reuniting with Tobey Maguire on Spider-Man: No Way Home
Alfred Molina is admitting to becoming "a little emotional" when reuniting with costar Tobey Maguire on the set of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released in December. The English actor, 68, opened up about returning to the role of Doctor Octopus — or Doc Ock — 17 years after Spider-Man 2 in a recent interview on Household Faces.
Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: No Way Home was filled with exciting and emotional moments for longtime fans of Peter Parker. The film brought together all three generations of live-action Spider-Man stars, giving them the opportunity to reckon with their pasts and help send the current Peter down a better path. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprised their beloved Marvel roles alongside Tom Holland and fans couldn't get enough. As it turns out, those returns had an impact on their Marvel co-stars as well.
Alfred Molina has revealed the Spider-Man: No Way Home scene that made him cry. The actor played Doc Ock in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man 2, which stars Tobey Maguire as the webslinger, and reprised his role in No Way Home as one of the villains pulled from the multiverse. "I...
'Spider-Man: No Way Home star Alfred Molina says he 'got teary' when Doc Ock reunited with Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man
Molina spoke about reprising his role as Dr. Otto Octavius/Do Ock years later during a new interview for "Household Faces With John Ross Bowie."
After two decades since Doctor Octopus' last appearance as a Spider-Man villain, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock made his surprising return in last year's MCU box office milestone, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Aside from the three-generation of Peter Parker reunion, villains from the previous franchise are also reunited on the big screens, which includes Molina's Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus.
Spider-Man Star Alfred Molina Opens Up About 'Extraordinary' No Way Home Experience, And Whether Doc Ock Could Return
Spoilers ahead for Spider-Man: No Way Home, so if you still haven't seen the box office-winning film yet, be forewarned!. If you need a reminder, before Spider-Man: No Way Home, we saw Doctor Otto Octavius sacrifice himself in Spiderman 2 as he plunged his fusion reactor into the river to save New York City. Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back the character of Doc Ock with a new story involving no memory of his great sacrifice. Since Doc Ock got his redemption at the end of the latest Spidey flick, fans have wondered: Will we see this mechanically-armed villain again? To answer your question, Doc Ock’s Alfred Molina shared whether or not we could see his return after Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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Alfred Molina locked lips with Broadway actor Andrew Rannells at the 24th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Wednesday. Though the kiss was nothing more than a friendly gesture between the famous friends, the pair played up to the cameras as they puckered up before Rannells, 43, kissed Molina, 68, on the cheek.
Alfred Molina has been the talk of the town lately, thanks to his return as Doc Ock, one of Spider-Man's most formidable foes on the silver screen in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 2," arguably the greatest superhero film ever made. Dr. Otto Octavius and his villainous alter ego, Doctor Octopus, has long been one of the web-slinger's most prominent adversaries, and he became even more menacing in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." But like many Spider-Man villains, Molina imbued the comic book villain with such warmth that, despite being a deadly adversary, he wasn't beyond redemption.
Alfred Molina started his acting career almost 40 years ago. First on British TV and a of couple movies later on. His first big part came in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. His character is the guide who steals the idol from Indiana, then abandons him right at the very beginning of the film.
One of my favorite parts about Spider-Man: No Way Home. Alfred Molina return as Doc Ock. He just plays such a great version of the character and no one would have ever thought that 17 years after playing the character the first time he’d be back to play him again! Yet, here he is and it was fantastic.
The old is new again when Alfred Molina returns as Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the actor's first time playing the character since 2004's Spider-Man 2. 17 years and one cinematic universe later, the tentacled threat who grapples with the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) of his world is transported into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when an unmasked Peter Parker (Tom Holland) asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to make the world forget his secret identity. But the spell backfires, bringing multiversal villains who know Peter Parker is Spider-Man into his universe — including the armed and dangerous Doc Ock, who drowns in a heroic u-turn ending director Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man sequel.