It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers don’t know where to stop. After creating magic through Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, and They Call Me Magic on HBO, they are back with Legacy; a 10-part documentary series now premiering on Hulu for the fans to enjoy. This series is focused on bench players of the Lakers.
The Laker Family
Jerry Buss, the late owner of the LA Lakers, and his family have always been active participants when it comes to the Lakers. Jeanie Buss, Jerry’s daughter and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, and all her siblings sit through interviews with rosters of details of all players, coaches, and other personnel of the team for the docuseries. Even the director was highly focused on the Buss family and their determination to make the Lakers not just the best franchise in the NBA but Buss’s family business. Some fans have shown disappointment with the series, stating that it only highlights how much the famous family contributed to the team. Legacy seems like an attempt to change the team’s narrative after the full-blown drama happened on the portrayal of important players of the team.
If one wants to watch Legacy to relive the Lakers’ basketball matches, then they are in for a disappointment because it seems they are very limited scenes, and not enough screen time is given to those scenes. Other than those few events, the rest of the series talks about the places and tournaments the Lakers played, their favorite night spots, and how Jerry turned the Forum. The series also talks about coach Jackson’s personal life and the voiceovers of some of the celebrity Lakers fans who are given enough importance and screen time. For all the fans who have supported the Lakers for years now, this series might not meet their expectations.
Actors changing their looks for a role they’re going to play is nothing new. And Seth Rogen has just delivered a massive change through little alterations!
Just earlier this week, Twitter had a field day with Leonardo DiCaprio’s look from the new Martin Scorsese movie and a headline that proclaimed that Leo looked unrecognizable. The joke was that Leo looked exactly like himself in every photo. The same cannot be said for actor and comedian Seth Rogen, who is all set to appear in the Hulu mini-series Pam & Tommy, and has made a change to his regular look for the TV show. The actor recently posted a selfie on his Instagram account with his face clean-shaven (well mostly)!
This is not the first time Rogen has gone bare-faced – the actor played a baby-faced teenager in cult hit Freaks & Geeks, had a goatee in Superbad, and was cleanly shaven in Pineapple Express. But the actor has been rocking his mop of curls and unruly beard for years now, and it has become a signature look for the 39-year-old.
Actors have undergone far worse than this to play their roles. Jared Leto lost weight for his part in Dallas Buyers Club, while he gained it for Chapter 27. Actor Christian Bale has also drastically changed his appearance for movies. For the 2004 movie The Machinist, he lost 63 pounds, a feat that brought about major concern for his health.
Even though Rogen’s change is tamer (much tamer) by comparison, the actor still managed to shock his fans as he shared his photo from his dressing room. The actor posted the photo as one of a carousel photo, cheekily commenting that his co-stars Sebastian Stan and Lily James, who play the titular characters in the show, are much cooler than him. Let’s see what the unbearded Seth Rogen has up his sleeve for Hollywood and his fans to look forward to!