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These Were the Hardest Scenes for The Good Place Cast to Shoot in the Series Finale. Team Cockroach had quite an ending when The Good Place wrapped up on Thursday, Jan. 30 on NBC. The acclaimed comedy wrapped up the stories of Eleanor, Michael, Janet, Chidi, Tahani and Jason with touching scenes that were just as hard for The Good Place cast of film as it was for the cast and crew to produce. After the finale, E! News was with the cast -- Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, William Jackson Harper and Jameela Jamil -- to get the scoop on the hardest scenes to shoot in the series finale. For Jamil, it was the scene where Danson's Michael presents her character, Tahani, with his bowtie as she embarked on a new career as an afterlife architect. It was poignant for her, "Because Ted taught me how to act on the show, him handing me that peacock bowtie felt like -- " "Why do you keep throwing me under the bus? What if people hate your performance?" Danson said. "I wasn't that bad, OK? I wasn't that bad. When he handed it to me, it just kind of felt like he was handing me all of that," she finished. "It just kind of felt very symbolic of everything he gave to me. And also, the fact that he let me share every single snack that he had for four years." "Really had no choice," Danson said. Jacinto admitted it was his dance sequence because he felt the pressure of doing it in front of his cast. Danson said it was shooting in the Redwoods. "It wasn't hard to do, but it was really sweet," he said. Carden admitted to crying quite a bit during shooting the finale, specifically the last scene she shared with Bell. "You cried a lot in the finale," Bell said to Carden. "Your robot cried so much." "The robot that does not cry cried a lot," Carden laughed. But, not a girl, not a robot. Jackson said filming on the Pont des Arts in Paris, which was the final scene they shot for the series (but not the final scene in the show), was difficult to get through, as well as the Redwood day. Bell said the scene where her character pleaded with Jackson's to stay with her was rough to shoot. "The pleading, desperation of that scene where you can't leave me because I told myself that I always wanted to be alone, but I don't want to be alone, I want to be with you, was very difficult for me to say," she said. The finale is now streaming on the NBC app. (Eonline)

Bill Murray Reprises Groundhog Day Role in Super Bowl 2020 Jeep Ad: 'Not a Bad Day, Huh?' The actor recreated scenes from the original 1993 film for the spot Bill Murray is reliving his role as Phil Connors in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day -- over and over and over again. Murray, 69, reprised his beloved turn as the cynical weatherman in a Super Bowl 2020 commercial for car company Jeep, recreating several scenes from the classic film in which his character is forced to live the same day repeatedly. In the spot, Murray's Phil woke up at 6 a.m. and headed outside, where he was stopped by actor Stephen Tobolowsky reprising his role as Ned Ryerson, a pesky insurance salesman. "Phil? Hey Phil!" he called, just like in the original movie, as Murray skillfully dodged any sort of interaction. Soon, however, Murray stumbled upon something different: an orange Jeep Gladiator, which he used as an escape, with the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in tow. As the ad continued, Murray restarted each day over and over again -- only this time, he was happy to, as he now had a means of getting out of town thanks to the Jeep. He went on to forge a friendship with the stolen groundhog as the two rode together and sang along to "I Got You Babe." "No day is the same in a Jeep Gladiator," the ad read at the end. The actor was spotted filming a commercial in Woodstock, Illinois, just eight days before the Super Bowl, according to the Northwest Herald newspaper. Gregg Ganson, who owns a bookstore with his two sisters near the shooting location, said the set for the commercial appeared to be an "exact recreation" of Groundhog Day. This year's Groundhog Day -- in which Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, thus predicting an early spring -- fell on the same day as Super Bowl Sunday. (People)

The First Trailer for Marvel's Disney* TV Shows Left Fans Shook. How do you reveal footage from TV shows set in the same world as the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe? During the Super Bowl, of course. Disney+ unveiled the first footage from the streaming platform's upcoming Marvel TV shows and fans, well, they were stoked. The 30-second spot, features the first footage from The Falcon and the Winter Solider, WandaVision and Loki. Along with the spot, Disney released new series descriptions and premiere dates for the upcoming shows. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is up first and takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. In the new series coming fall 2020, Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) teak up for a "global adventure that tests their abilities -- and their patience." Kari Skogland directs with Malcolm Spellman as head writer. The most confusing parts of the trailer come from WandaVision. See for yourself. According to the description, the show "blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) -- two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives -- begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems." Matt Shakman directs with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. WandaVision's clips feature all sorts of sitcom-like scenes spanning decades. There's also a comic book-accurate costume for Scarlett Witch. Look for that on Disney+ in late 2020. Loki, which features Tom Hiddleston as the title role, takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. That's pretty much all we know. Kate Herron directs with Michael Waldron as head writer. The clip features Loki ... in prison? This premieres sometime in 2021. (Eonline)

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