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'The Dropout': Michaela Watkins Shares Hilarious Real-Life Inspiration Behind Her Theranos Attorney Character (Exclusive)

Michaela Watkins found the inspiration for The Dropout's Linda Tanner at a Theranos rally. The actress, who plays Theranos' in-house lawyer in the Hulu series starring Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, didn't have a real-life counterpart on which to base her character, unlike her co-stars, but told PopCulture.com she zeroed in immediately on who Linda was while watching a documentary about the rise and fall of Theranos.
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‘The Dropout’: Hulu Limited Series Rounds Out Recurring Cast With LisaGay Hamilton, Michaela Watkins, More

LisaGay Hamilton (To Kill a Mockingbird), Michaela Watkins (Werewolves Within), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (NOS4A2), Kevin Sussman (The Big Bang Theory), Sam Straley (Hala) and Shaun J. Brown are set for recurring roles opposite Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout, Hulu’s limited series about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. The series hails from Liz Meriwether, Searchlight Television and Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television.
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Interview: Michaela Watkins and Michael Chernus on Werewolves Within, Improv on Set and Filming in the Dead of Winter

Some might say it’s scary how many talented comedic actors make up the ensemble cast of the new horror comedy Werewolves Within, directed by Josh Ruben (Scare Me) and written by Mishna Wolff (based on the virtual reality game of the same name). After a proposed gas pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger Finn (Sam Richardson, Veep) and postal worker Cecily (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.
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‘The Unicorn’ Co-Creator Mike Schiff Shares Sweet Wade-Jill Photo As He & Co-Star Michaela Watkins React To Cancellation

CBS yesterday canceled two sophomore series including The Unicorn, one of the best reviewed broadcast comedy series to debut in the past two years. The single-camera half-hour, created by Bill Martin, Mike Schiff and Grady Cooper, attracted Walton Goggins in his first ever major role on an ongoing broadcast series. He was surrounded by a strong ensemble that included Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Miller and Maya Lynne Robinson and equally impressive recurring cast led by Betsy Brandt, Natalie Zea and Sarayu R. Blue.
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