The first two episodes of Masters of the Air premiere tomorrow on Apple TV+, and in advance of that, the series’ handsome white boy cast attended a screening and Q&A at the 92nd Y in New York.
Callum Turner, Barry Keoghan, Austin Butler, Anthony Boyle, and Nate Mann were there along with executive producer Gary Goetzman. Not pictured: executive producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, or other cast members Ncuti Gatwa and Branden Cook. Granted, Gatwa and Cook are only in 2 episodes later in the series, but it’s lowkey amazing in 2024 no attempt is being made to emphasize that this series isn’t actually THIS white (especially after earlier entries into the Spielberg-Hanks WWII project, like Band of Brothers, have been criticized for ignoring the Black soldiers’ experience).
But it’s still a handsome crew of men, though Barry Keoghan is the only one with any visible personality. Austin Butler has personality to spare, we learned this during his Elvis run, but it doesn’t really come across in still photos. His charisma is in motion. Barry, however, just looks FUN. Look at him—that’s a fun guy. Meanwhile, Lainey insists Callum Turner is a sweetheart—and for Dua Lipa’s sake I hope he is!—but you just cannot convince me he’s interesting.
Speaking of Dua, she was in London yesterday for the premiere of Argylle. She was joined by her co-stars in that film Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Ariana DeBose, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cena, as well as director Matthew Vaughn and his wife, Claudia Schiffer. But the scene stealer of the gold carpet was Chip, Claudia Schiffer’s cat, who also stars in the film. Chip is just living life in his little cat backpack, Chip is the chillest cat in the entire world. If I tried that with my cat Pancake, she would claw my eyes out.
I’m seeing Argylle in a few days and Lainey has me hyped for it. When she likes an action movie, I always take note. (Lainey: I had a great time watching this movie. I sat by myself, and I laughed to myself, and yes, even though there are some batsh-t crazy moments, to me it was fun.) The movie looks pretty ridiculous, but I just sat through The Beekeeper, so my radar for “ridiculous” action movies is currently down for maintenance. The whole thing needs to be recalibrated after that experience. It’s probably the perfect time for a cat-centric spy comedy.