Merritt Wever

Yes, Merritt Wever Acted Opposite a Duck in Roar: Here's How It Worked

Watch: Roar Star Merritt Wever Talks Acting With a REAL DUCK!. Acting opposite a duck is for the birds—take it from Merritt Wever. The actress says the waterfowl are incredibly unpredictable, a fact she learned firsthand after costarring alongside a duck for an episode of the fantastical new Apple TV+ series Roar. In "The Woman Fed by a Duck," Merritt plays Elise, a woman who is dating a duck named Larry.
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Merritt Wever Breaks Down Filming Romantic Comedy With A Live Duck For Apple TV+'s Roar

There's a new addition to Apple TV+’s catalogue of great shows, and it's the anthology series, Roar, from the creators of Netflix’s GLOW. Each episode follows a new female character who's placed in a unique, and often funny, narrative that speaks to the struggles of womanhood. In what's arguably wildest episode of the season, Merritt Wever’s Elisa finds herself getting swept away in a romance with, yes, a duck.

Himesh Patel & Merritt Wever Among Cast For USG Audio Scripted Podcast ‘The End Up’

Click here to read the full article. The End Up, USG Audio’s first scripted podcast, has set its cast. The series, which is exec produced by Sam Esmail, will feature the voices of Station Eleven’s Himesh Patel and Unbelievable’s Merritt Wever as well as Search Party’s John Reynolds and Homecoming’s Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The End Up, takes place in a tilted near-future where terminal cancer patients who wish to end their suffering must attend a weeklong bootcamp. Two best friends wrestle with their goodbye after one enrolls in the program and the other grows skeptical. Patel stars as Jacob, Benji’s best friend and caregiver, Reynolds stars as Benji,...

How Roar's Merritt Wever Found Emotional Depth In Dating A Duck

The new Apple TV+ series "Roar" is a kind of feminist "Twilight Zone" from the creators of "GLOW," and it's a doozy. "Roar" asks its performers to tackle some pretty wild ideas, but few are as unusual as "The Woman Who Was Fed By a Duck," in which medical student Elisa (Merrit Wever) gets into a complicated relationship with a handsome water fowl named Larry (voiced by Justin Kirk). Elisa and Larry go through a couple of different romantic comedy tropes, but they're all complicated by the fact that Larry is, well, a duck.

'Roar' Star Merritt Wever Calls Acting Opposite the Duck in the Apple TV+ 'Wonderful' (Exclusive)

Merritt Wever didn't know what to expect when she learned a duck would be the romantic lead in her episode of Roar, but the Emmy-winning actress was up for the challenge. Ahead of the Apple TV+ anthology series' premiere on April 15, Wever opened up to about bringing the truth and emotion of a story about womanhood to her episode, "The Woman Who Was Fed By A Duck."
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Merritt Wever sees honesty, relevance in the woman-duck romance of 'Roar'

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Nurse Jackie and The Walking Dead alum Merritt Wever says a lot of truth exists about how modern relationships can devolve in her episode of the Apple TV+ anthology series, Roar, even though its premise of a lonely medical student falling in love with a duck may seem absurd.

Nicole Kidman Eats Photographs, Merritt Wever Dates a Duck in Apple's Roar — Watch the Very Weird Trailer

Click here to read the full article. Stop the count, we have a winner: The strangest TV show of the year has arrived. Apple TV+ has released a trailer for its new anthology series Roar, described as “a series of darkly comic feminist fables” telling eight self-contained stories about “ordinary women in some pretty extraordinary circumstances.” And once the trailer opens with Nicole Kidman taking a photograph and shoving it into her mouth, well, “extraordinary” seems to be an understatement. Kidman plays a woman who compulsively eats photos in one episode — “There’s a lot of photographs missing,” her husband played by...

Walking Dead alum Merritt Wever cast in new indie film

Merritt Wever, who played Denise in season six of The Walking Dead. She was a resident of Alexandria who took over as the doctor for the community when Pete was killed. Since she departed from the series, she has been a busy gal. Deadline is reporting that she has now signed on to the indie project Midday Black Midnight Blue.

Merritt Wever Joins Indie Feature ‘Midday Black Midnight Blue’

EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Emmy winner Merritt Wever is boarding Midday Black Midnight Blue, the upcoming feature debut from Samantha Soule (The Queen’s Gambit, Outer Banks) and Daniel Talbott (The Conners, The Mist). Actors Dale Soules (Orange Is the New Black) and Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete) also have signed on to the...

Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, Alison Brie to Star in Apple Series From ‘GLOW’ Creators

Apple has ordered a new anthology series from “GLOW” creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch with an all-star cast attached, Variety has learned. The show, titled “Roar,” will star Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merrit Wever, and Alison Brie. The anthology is described as a series of darkly comic feminist fables. It is based on Cecilia Ahern’s book of short stories of the same name. Apple has ordered eight half-hour episodes.

Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever And Alison Brie On For New Miniseries Roar

While the best news that could come from the team behind Netflix wrestling series GLOW could be, well, another series of GLOW, we're going to say that a new anthology series will stand as good enough news for now and the cast is certainly worth getting excited for. Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever and Alison Brie are all on for Roar.