'Hamilton:' Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and crew on why the film version is so important

The creator and star of "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the original cast and crew of the hit Broadway show discuss why the film version is so important right now.

More From

  • ‘The Simpsons’ matriarch Marge responds to Trump adviser’s comment that Kamala Harris sounds like her

    On Friday, the official social media accounts for "The Simpsons" posted a video from the cartoon family matriarch, Marge Simpson, in response to a comment made by Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser for President Trump. Ellis tweeted Wednesday that Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for vice president, sounds like Marge when she speaks.

  • Miley Cyrus reflects on split with Liam Hemsworth one year later

    Miley Cyrus is reflecting on her split with Liam Hemsworth one year later. Although the “Midnight Sky” singer is going through another breakup now — with Cody Simpson — she looked back on parting ways with her “The Last Song” co-star last summer and equated it to suffering a death.

  • MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski lashes out at President Trump

    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went off Friday morning, urging supporters of President Trump not to be so “stupid” and Republican lawmakers to “wake up” about the ways she says the president is dangerously affecting the country.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt on playing a cop in a post-George Floyd world

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a police officer named Frank in the new Netflix movie “Project Power.” While the film was shot two years ago, recent events like the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests that roiled the nation have cast the police - and their portrayals in TV and film - in a new light. “This movie does portray a police officer who’s not a perfect person,” the actor said of his character. “But ultimately I think he’s coming from a good place. And I still like to think that most cops are coming from a good place.” But Gordon-Levitt points out that recent abuses by the police have made a re-evaluation necessary. “There’s too many examples of these tragic, brutal circumstances where [police] are not being helpful at all and they’re not being held responsible for those actions.” He went on to say that Hollywood’s depiction of cops depends largely on tropes and might promote an inaccurate and harmful image. “These tropes build up of the heroic, brutally violent cop saving the day and that’s probably not the most helpful story to keep telling.”