Maya Erskine (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress and writer best known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman and Mikki in Betas. In 2019, she began starring in Hulu's original TV comedy series PEN15 alongside Anna Konkle. The duo, who co-created and co-executive produce the series, play fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves.
While it’s a bummer that Phoebe Waller-Bridge walked away from the upcoming series adaptation of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” Donald Glover is still starring, and Maya Erskine (“Pen15”) signed on to replace Waller-Bridge. And now, it appears the Amazon Prime series is adding even more star power to the cast.
Hulu’s fantastic sitcom about turn-of-the-century youth went out with a brilliant second season. Don’t overlook this short-lived teen TV wonder for this year's Emmys. I never got around to making my list of the 10 best shows last year. So please pardon this very late praise: Pen15 was 2021's best TV series. Co-creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle turned their art project comedy into a masterpiece out of the gate, playing their (fictionalized) teen selves. But the final episodes pushed their characters further than ever. BFFs Maya and Anna both got boyfriends, and the show honored their romantic excitement without blinking from the genuine terrors of awkward-or-worse teen intimacy.
The PEN15 creators star in AHA Sparkling Water's new commercial but instead of playing 13-year-olds like in the cringe comedy, Erskine and Konkle are just themselves. "It was really nice and interesting playing adults together," Konkle, 35, tells PEOPLE. "But it was weird not putting braces on before the scene. I remember being like, 'My little buddy, where's your bowl [cut]?' "
AHA Sparkling Water's new ad features Erskine and Konkle as themselves -- not as 13-year-olds. "It was really nice and interesting playing adults together," Konkle tells PEOPLE. "But it was weird not putting braces on before the scene. I remember being like, 'My little buddy, where's your bowl (cut)?'"
Remember the absolutely picture perfect, no-issues-at-all happy couple of the 2005 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith? Well, they’re back together! We obviously love a drama-filled on-again-off-again relationship. Except for this time, instead of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starring as the titular characters, the reboot sees Donald Glover and Maya Erskine on the silver screen.
Maya Erskine, who starred in Hulu comedy Pen15, has replaced Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the upcoming TV adaptation of 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The Amazon project, expected for release in 2022, originally had Waller-Bridge onboard as co-star and executive producer, alongside Donald Glover. The pair, who previously starred alongside each other in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, were due to play the titular roles in the film that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as married suburban assassins.
From teenage outcast to skilled assassin: Pen15 co-creator and star Maya Erskine will replace Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Donald Glover's upcoming Mr. and Mrs. Smith series. Glover shared the news in the most Donald Glover way: during a meta interview with himself for Interview Magazine, confirming previous reports that Waller-Bridge amicably exited the role due to creative differences.
Click here to read the full article. Maya Erskine will star opposite Donald Glover in the upcoming “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” series at Amazon.
Erskine takes over the co-starring role from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who had originally been set to star alongside Glover but departed the project last year due to creative differences. Glover revealed the new casting in an interview with himself in Interview Magazine.
The series is based on Doug Liman’s feature of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The pair played rival spies that discover they have been contracted to assassinate each other. According to Glover, he is...
Watch: Malia Obama Joins Donald Glover's Writing Team. Donald Glover has found a "dope" actress to play his wife in the TV adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The actor revealed that PEN15 actress Maya Erskine will step into the role of Mrs. Smith. "She's dope," Glover told Interview magazine in an article published April 7. "It's exciting. I really love the show."
Last year, Phoebe Waller-Bridge stepped down from her leading role in Amazon Prime Video‘s upcoming series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Waller-Bridge had been slated to co-headline the series opposite Donald Glover before she departed over creative differences. Now, there’s a new leading lady in the role of Mrs. Smith. During a feature in Interview magazine, Glover revealed that Maya Erskine has signed on to star in the series with him.
Who could be trusted to reimagine one of Angelina Jolie’s defining roles for the small screen? Pen 15’s Maya Erskine seems up for it. She’s officially landed the female lead role in Amazon Prime’s upcoming take on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Of course, we should already...
Maya Erskine will be crossing knives with Donald Glover in Mr. and Mrs. Smith at Amazon. The series has found a new co-lead after Phoebe Waller-Bridge decided to step awayfrom the project last year. Doug Liman's 2005 film serves as the inspiration for the anticipated series. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sizzled as the couple were rival spies contracted to take each other out. Glover told Interview Magazine that he's currently putting the finishing touches on the finale's script. The Atlanta star talked about this new chapter and expressed happiness at being able to work with the PEN15 star. When asked about what happened with Waller-Bridge, he said, "classic creative differences." For fans hoping to hear more about the show, it sounds like things are falling into place.
In a new interview, Donald Glover confirmed Maya Erskine would be taking over Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s role in the upcoming Amazon remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Best known for playing a middle schooler with a bowl cut in Hulu’s PEN15, Erskine joins the cast after Waller-Bridge left the role over “creative differences” last year. Glover released the casting news on Thursday morning in a confounding interview with himself for Interview magazine. “She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now,” he said. Although Waller-Bridge won’t reprise the role of Mrs. Smith, the Fleabag actress will stay on as a co-creator and executive producer. Glover asserted that the parting was amicable. He asked himself, “Are you and Phoebe still friends?” before responding, “What does it mean to be a friend? I still like her. I assume she still likes me.” This isn’t the first time someone tried their hand at a Mr and Mrs. Smith spinoff, but Glover’s will be the first to cast an assassin who just stopped wearing braces.
Click here to read the full article. Mr. Smith has found his new missus: PEN15 co-creator and star Maya Erskine is set to replace Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) in Prime Video’s upcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
The wife-swap was officially confirmed by Donald Glover (who will play the titular duo’s other half) in a Q&A with Interview Magazine. The actor pointed to “classic creative differences” as the reason for Waller-Bridge’s exit (as reported back in September), and name-dropped Erskine as the role’s new recipient.
“[Erskine’s] dope. It’s exciting,” he said while interviewing himself (yes, really). “I really love the show. I’m writing the...
April 7 (UPI) -- Maya Erskine has replaced Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Amazon's Mr. & Mrs. Smith series. Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-creator and star Donald Glover confirmed the news in an interview with Interview magazine published Thursday. Glover said Waller-Bridge left the project because of "classic creative differences." The pair...
Maya Erskine will star alongside Donald Glover in Amazon’s upcoming Mr. & Mrs. Smith reboot, revealed Glover on Thursday. “She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now,” said Glover during an interview with himself for Interview Magazine. Erskine takes...
In February 2021, it was announced that Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) would be co-creating and starring in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith series for Prime Video. However, last September, it was revealed that Waller-Bridge had exited the series. Since then, it has been a big question of who would replace her, and we now have an answer. Thanks to an interview with Glover for Interview Magazine, we know his new co-star will be Pen15 star and co-creator Maya Erskine.
Click here to read the full article. Donald Glover has found his new co-lead in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith reboot for Prime Video. PEN15 co-creator/star Maya Erskine will headline the project alongside Glover. She succeeds Phoebe Waller-Bridge who had been initially attached in the role before departing last fall.
Glover confirmed the casting in an interview for Interview magazine.
“She’s dope,” he said of Erskine. “It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now.”
He also chalked up Waller-Bridge’s exit to “classic creative differences.”
In. addition to starring, Glover is co-creator and exec producer on the series under his overall...
“She’s dope. It’s exciting. I really love the show. I’m writing the finale now,” Glover said of the former PEN15 star in an interview with himself for Interview Magazine. He also reiterated The Hollywood Reporter’s report that Waller-Bridge exited the role following “creative differences.”