Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire will host a brand new weekly, live-streamed YouTube speak present to boost cash for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 emergency monetary help and providers program.
Humpday With Hampshire – because the title suggests, new episodes stream each Wednesday, starting April 1 – will function the actress (she play’s Stevie Budd on the Pop TV sequence) conducting digital interviews with celebrities “of their pure habitats – be it their bedrooms, kitchens, garages or closets,” the Actors Fund says. “They’ll share recommendation on how you can get by this unprecedented time with humor, kindness – and your sanity intact.”
The sequence will stream on The Actors Fund YouTube channel weekly till movie, television and theater productions are again up and working.
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“I couldn’t ask for a greater artistic distraction than internet hosting a present that not solely helps elevate cash for an vital trigger, but in addition lets me join with a dream crew roster of visitors with out having to go away my condominium and even placed on pants!” stated Hampshire in an announcement. “There’s such an insane quantity of stress on this planet proper now, and if we are able to do one thing a bit of enjoyable for all of the stir-crazy individuals on the market and assist the trade, meaning every part to me.”
Visitors haven’t been introduced simply but, however will embody Hampshire’s “well-known mates and co-stars from TV, movie, sports activities and social media.” Present segments will embody quarantine-themed video games with titles like “Present Us Your Junk (Drawer)”, “What Is Your quarROUTINE” and “Cellphone a Buddy Roulette.”
The timing of the sequence debut will probably be particularly welcome by Schitt’s Creek followers – the sixth and remaining season of the Emmy-nominated sequence is ready for April 7.
The Actors Fund just lately partnered with Rosie O’Donnell for a live-streamed particular that raised over $600,000. All proceeds from Humpday viewer donations will go on to The Actors Fund, the nationwide human providers group that serves as a security web for members of the performing arts and leisure industries.
Hampshire will subsequent star reverse Adrien Brody in Chapelwaite, Epix’s drama sequence based mostly on Stephen King’s brief story Jerusalem’s Lot, and just lately wrapped manufacturing on the thriller function Residence, which she additionally government produced and will probably be seen subsequent month within the 50 States of Fright sequence produced by Sam Raimi for Quibi.