How Emily Meade Started a Conversation and Brought Change to Set

With an intimacy coordinator on The Deuce set, surprises are for the audience, not the actors.

HBOThe Deuce’s Emily Meade, whose character Lori is “looking for trouble and fame” in New York City, and Alicia Rodis, the show’s intimacy coordinator, spoke with HBO.com about making sets more comfortable when actors are at their most vulnerable.

HBO: What was your role in bringing an intimacy coordinator onto the show?

Emily Meade: With all of the conversations that have started with the Times Up movement, I think most people were asking what our parts have been in perpetuating the problems in this industry. People in this industry, especially women, never thought it was an option to discuss their boundaries, or what makes them uncomfortable.
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Posted By Jess    September 23rd, 2018    Comments Off on How Emily Brought Change to Set

Emily was recently featured in the podcast, The Drop-In with Will Malnati (September 7). Check it out on iTunes here.

Will is joined by Emily Meade to talk about childhood crushes, misleading show titles, internet stalking, and her new show The Deuce which starts 9/10 on HBO. Sponsor: Go to Hearspoke.com/AtWill today to start your curated audio experience today! AtWill.us itunes.com/atwill @atwillradio @willmalnati @need4meade

Posted By Jess    September 8th, 2017    Comments Off on The Drop-In with Will Malnati

Emily Meade On ‘Nerve,’ Caving Into Social Media, And Smartphone Addiction

“I was silently rebelling against it and refused to let that be a factor in my career”

The new techno thriller Nerve presents a version of reality that is disturbingly adjacent to ours, in which a person’s worth is judged by how many followers they have, and how those followers can make or break you. The plot revolves around Nerve, a hybrid of reality TV and location-based gaming that comes with the ominous tagline “Like truth or dare, without the truth,” which allows anyone to log in as a player or watcher for a 24-hour “game.” Players are guided by crowdsourced, financially rewarded dares that are provided by the watchers. As the game continues, those dares increase in intensity until only two players remain.

In the film, which is based on the popular YA novel of the same name, Emily Meade plays Sydney—best friend to Emma Roberts’ Vee—who takes the lead in the game, thanks to her propensity for exhibitionism and desire for validation. She’s willing to do anything the watchers throw at her and is on her way to the top until she challenges Vee to join. Pitted against one another, they’re later joined by Dave Franco’s Ian, who sets the story into overdrive. The darkness of the game is soon revealed, and players and watchers alike are forced to make some irrevocable choices. It all draws the question of how much of our humanity is sacrificed behind the anonymity of a username and a screen. We recently spoke with Meade—who is currently shooting the upcoming HBO period drama The Deuce—about the film’s depiction of youth culture, why she’s avoided social media, and how her smartphone ruined her dreams of being a detective.
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Posted By Jess    August 3rd, 2016    Comments Off on Emily Talks “Nerve” and caving into Social Media

‘Nerve’ Actress Emily Meade Talks Social Media and Her Own Worst Fears

The rising actress stars in a new film that highlights the price of fame in a world where social media rules all

In the culturally topical teen thriller Nerve, a viral video game of the same name greets every new user with the question: Are you a watcher or a player?  Selecting “player” leads to prize money and potential Insta-fame, in exchange for performing live-streamed dares that would make even the most decorated Pokémon Go trainers look like wallflowers. In the film, Emily Meade (The Leftovers) plays Sydney, the best frenemy opposite Emma Roberts’s Vee, and a high-ranking player who vies to break the internet in a series of increasingly death-defying acts. But while her character has an insatiable thirst for followers, Meade breaks the watcher/player binary IRL:
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Posted By Jess    July 28th, 2016    Comments Off on Emily Talks Social Media and Her Own Worst Fears