Wednesday, July 19, 2023

...and character posters revealed

I should've been more patient. In my lamenting that Hulu didn't include Meryl in the season 3 promotional poster yesterday, today they've revealed character posters that also include Meryl and Paul Rudd. 


Posters of the three individual lead performers (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) can be seen here.  

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I wonder if part of the reason Meryl ended up passing on Places, Please was because it would be too similar a character to Loretta in Murders. Murders will be comedic, while I expect Places, Please to very much be a drama. But both Loretta and Lillian are stage actresses who are obviously veterans. It might have just been a little too close of a characterization back to back for Meryl to want to do both. Who knows how long it's been brewing that she'd star in this third season, or what happened with the delays with Places, Please. But it seems reasonable that she wouldn't want to repeat stuff, as she's been open in the past about not wanting to do things that are too similar to each other, particularly in close proximity. 


  1. People pay a lot of money for cheekbones like that! She looks great (as does Paul!)

    Interesting suggestion about the characters being similar. I was guessing it was more a quality concern or difference of opinion over the movie that caused it to fall through. Who knows.

    Hoping for a great script for Meryl's movie comeback.

  2. Trailer out tomorrow 🤞- Jamie