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Daniel Vincent Gordh speaks to Hypable exclusively about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the reaction to Dizzie Day and that kiss, on-screen chemistry, and more.

Last Thursday the Lizzie Bennet Diaries fandom exploded when Lizzie and Darcy finally locked lips. Once we had recovered, we decided we had to speak to the man behind the bowtie, Daniel Vincent Gordh himself. We were lucky enough to speak to Gordh as part of our series of Lizzie Bennet Diaries interviews. In the first part of our interview, find out how he felt on Dizzie Day and Darcy Day, how he and co-star Ashley Clements developed that sizzling onscreen chemistry, and much more.

Hypable’s interview with Daniel Vincent Gordh:

Hypable: There was a huge fan response to Dizzie Day, or episode 98. How did that feel?

Daniel Vincent Gordh: I feel like every step of the way with this project I just feel grateful, because I have been acting for a long time and it’s hard to get people to care about something that you do, as much as people do about this. It wasn’t a surprise how people reacted, but the overwhelming feeling was of gratitude, which some people have noticed was the same as the title of the episode.

It was definitely the craziest day in terms of fans reaching out to me. The numbers on the video with the likes and views were wild, which also makes sense because we’re at a part where the viewership of the show is bigger than ever before. More people are along for the journey now than ever. But what that meant was that, in terms of the internet reaction, the volume of it was insane.

For me, I wasn’t surprised. I felt that everyone had a right to go as crazy as they wanted in terms of how they reacted to it, because they’ve been along for the ride with the show for a year now, basically, and this is the moment everyone has been waiting for. Not in terms of the kiss specifically, the kiss is emblematic of a story moment for Lizzie. They were very patient to get to that point, so it was a big release it felt like, of anticipation that has been building up for over a year. It was like super Christmas.

For you personally, how did that compare with Darcy Day?

It was very different for me personally because I have now been involved for so much longer than I was that first day. That first day, on what is now called Darcy Day and was my first appearance on the show, it was a similar kind of release of anticipation, because we kind of did it to them twice. For me it was different because I knew what to expect.

The first day, I was just introduced to everyone, and I was much more overwhelmed, and much more an innocent so to speak. I felt like it was my first day at school. And this time I was able to take a step back, and not have that perspective of “Oh, what’s happening to me?” and more look at how the fans were reacting to the story.

We are in the last week of the show now, and you were in the preview for episode 99. I’ve seen the fans try to lipread what you’re saying.

I don’t think they’ve ever gotten it right.

I don’t think so either but it’s always so funny. It’s great to watch.

And I’m not blaming them, it’s hard to lipread.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21