Andrew Rannells & Keegan-Michael Key from the promenade reveal their first movie star crush

And why is it inspiring to work for Ryan Murphy?

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If you’re looking for something fun and uplifting to take your mind off of how terrible 2020 was, I can suggest checking it out Ryan Murphys Star adaptation of the successful Broadway musical The prom. Written by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, The prom is about a group of Broadway stars who gather behind a teen who just wants to go to prom with her friend in a small Indiana town. Loaded with catchy songs, an all-star cast (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman) and extremely well crafted music numbers, The Prom was exactly what I needed this year.

Shortly after watching The Prom, I spoke to co-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells. They talked about why it’s inspiring to work for Ryan Murphy, what it was like to work with Streep and Kidman, what TV series they’d like to guest star on, and they revealed their first crush on movies and TV shows .

Check out what they had to say below, and further down the page you will find the official round-up and exactly what we were talking about. The prom is now streamed on Netflix.

Andrew Rannells and Keegan-Michael Key:

  • What was your first movie or TV crush?

  • Which TV series would you like to guest star on?

  • What did Rannells give to Ryan Murphy as a thank you for the two great roles in The Prom and The Boys in the Band?

  • I jokingly ask Keegan-Michael Key what he paid to work with Meryl Streep.

  • What it was like to work with Streep and Kidman.

Here is The Prom’s official recap:

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony winner James Corden) are New York stage stars with a crisis in their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a big flop that suddenly flattened their career . In the small town of Indiana, the schoolgirl Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) experiences a completely different heartbreak: Despite the support of the school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry) Washington), she has forbidden her friend Alyssa ( Ariana DeBose) to attend the prom. When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect reason to revive her public pictures, they set off with Angie (Oscar-winning Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors who looking for a professional lift. But when their selfish celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives excited as they gather to give Emma a night out to really celebrate who she is.

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