Jessica Barden, the ‘End Of The F***ing World’ star, on fame, Hollywood and how ‘Champagne Supernova’ got her through lockdown
Jessica Barden was raised a long way from Massachusetts, where her new film Jungleland is set. The Yorkshire-born actor doesn’t share the same accent as her American character Sky, or the same profession either (Sky makes her money dancing in a shady bar), but they do have a lot in common.
“She’s got the hustle in her,” says the 28-year-old over the phone from her home in Los Angeles. “She reminds me of one of those girls who has posters of Marilyn Monroe on her wall. It sounds cheesy, but they want the American dream. From the outside everyone makes fun of those girls, because they seem like a hot mess. But when you get to know them, they’re actually so strong.” Continue reading →
The End of the F***ing World star Alex Lawther on the reception of the show, young love, and his potential career as a gardener.
On-screen, Alex Lawther has done many things. He has killed a man in the woods. He has robbed a bank. Slit the throat of a predator. Been a predator himself. In the early days of his breakout role as psychopathic teen James in Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, we see his face plastered with a mirthless, mild smile as he plots to murder his friend. But for all the endless reels of dark, foreboding content, in real life, the Hampshire-born actor is warm and polite. Continue reading →
Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden both dropped by the JOE studios to talk about the return of The End of the F***king World
The End of the F***ing World was one of the real surprise TV hits of the last few years
Based on the cult comic by cartoonist Charles Forsman, the Channel 4 / Netflix co-production came out of nowhere to be one of the most talked-about shows of 2017, both in the UK and the US.
The dark, offbeat series was about seventeen-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who believes he is a psychopath and is planning out his first murder. It follows his relationship with Alyssa (Jessica Barden), as they end up on the run. To say any more would spoil the drama, but with only eight episodes, at twenty or so minutes long each, it is definitely worth your time.
TEOTFW season 3 probably isn’t happening as creator Charlie Covell admits she likes where season 2 leaves off. The End Of The F***ing World premieres on Channel 4 on November 4 and heads to Netflix
Season 2 of The End Of The F***ing Worldwill hit our television screens from 4 November and for many fans it’s been a long time coming. It’s been two years since James and Alyssa landed themselves in some serious hot water at the end of season 1 and the suspense is killing us.
While you’re no doubt excited about the show’s return to Channel 4 and Netflix, don’t expect The End Of The F***ing World to be a show that continues on for endless seasons. In fact, don’t expect it to continue past season 2.
The show’s explosive season 1 finale saw James running from the police before an ominous gunshot went off and left James’ fate up in the air. Many thought the show could have actually ended there but, mercifully, TEOTFW was granted a second season.
Just in case you were already looking ahead to a third season of the hit drama, we’re officially here to burst your bubble. TEOTFW series creator Charlie Covell tells RadioTimes that it’s probably not in the cards.
Charlie said: “I think, for me, that’s it now. Yeah, that’s done. I think to try and eke more out would be wrong, I like where we’ve left it.”
That may sound disappointing but if the show’s creator is confident in where season 2 leaves off, then we have no choice but to stan and wait to see it for ourselves.
Charlie Covell also told the publication that she felt some pressure following up season 1. “There’s pressure, but there’s pressure because people like something that we all did together,” she explained.
In the suspenseful trailer for The End Of The F***ing World season 2, we see Alyssa trying to cope with her life after the incident. She back to waitressing and, oh yeah, she’s getting bullets in the mail, too. But, of course, the trailer left a bunch of unanswered questions. The most important one being…IS JAMES ALIVE OR WUT?!
Now that it’s clear that TEOTFW probably won’t return for a season 3, we’ll definitely be savouring each and every episode from 4 November.
It looks like the public and fans of The End of the F***ing World will not have to wait too long to find out what really happens to James (Alex Lawther) as it has recently been revealed that filming for Season 2 is now underway.The exciting news came to light when Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account posted a photo of the 2×01 script along with a confirmation message that production has officially begun on The End of the F***ing World Season 2.While an exact release date has not been confirmed yet, the public and fans should expect The End of the F***ing World Season 2 to premiere in late October or early November based on the previous season’s air date. [ . . . ]