'The Morning Show': This 'oh, crap' moment made Billy Crudup
It was ‘crystal clear’ showbiz wanted Billy Crudup for his looks. He had other ideas
For years, Billy Crudup wasn’t interested in the song-and-dance of the Hollywood promotion machine. So deep was his aversion to it that he tells a story, in the few interviews he’s done, about trying to negotiate his way out of doing press.
It’s the sort of idealism about his craft that would make his character in “The Morning Show” smirk. Cory Ellison, the smarmy network executive Crudup has made a fan favorite on the Apple TV+ drama, is the sort of guy who will entertain altruism and assuage talent — as long as it leaves him a few moves ahead in his game of capitalist chess.
And Crudup, who has made a career out of …
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